Monday, March 03, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

Coming Tuesday in The Star:

Oxford’s school board approved a $6.2 million contract for construction of its new “freshman academy building” at a special meeting Monday.The contract went to Birmingham’s McCrory Building Company. The 35,000-square-foot academy, part of which will be shaped like an octagon, will be a separate “school within a school” for the high school’s roughly 300 freshmen students. Dan Whisenhunt has this story.

Dan also has a story about local students participating in “Read Across America,” a national event promoted by the National Education Association. In addition to celebrating their love of reading, children also celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

There may be severe weather headed our way and there's also colder temps on tap...and even snow. Local schools are delaying the start of the school day tomorrow by two hours because of the threat of severe weather.