Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 1pm-6pm and Wednesday, August 7 9 am-3 pm. If you are new to our district, copies will be needed of your student’s birth certificate and immunization record. Please contact the district office at 620-455-2227 Monday-Thursday if you have any questions.
The Oxford Booster Club will be hosting a reception on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm in the high school commons. This reception is for the high school track, softball and baseball athletes and their families. Each family who attends is asked to bring a dessert. Table service and drinks will be provided. Booster Club president Melissa Young says ” in an effort to keep costs low and to maximize time during this busy spring season, we have decided to forego the full banquet and go with a dessert bar.” Make plans to come out and celebrate the accomplishments of all the spring athletes.
The Elementary and the High School libraries will be closing at the end of the day Wed., May 8th for the end of the year. Seniors need to have all of their books checked in by Monday, May 6th. All books checked out must be returned by that time. Notes will be sent to all students and staff still owing books this week so everyone will have time to find them.
School foodservice is in the public spotlight as never before. Creating school breakfast and lunch menus appealing yet nutritious to students ranging in age from 4 to 19 years is our goal. Using dietary guidelines for children set up by federal and state regulations and at the same time serving choices children like can be challenging. As regulations change our menus must change and we ask the support of kids, parents, community and staff.
Over the past three years the USDA has been studying the food pyramid and in 2011 they started “Choose My Plate”; see at choosemyplate.gov. It essentially revamped the food pyramid on required portions in school foodservice. The newest changes were made this year and the kids are noticing a definite difference on their trays. The USDA is emphasizing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains while cutting back fat, sodium and calories. To comply with all the new changes all schools are required to “certify” their menus with KDHE to ensure we meet the minimum and maximum on each food component. We have many new healthier items on the menu for breakfast and lunch. We hope leading the way to change and exposing children earlier to healthy and flavorful foods the more likely they are to adopt healthier eating habits that last a lifetime. We encourage parents to carry these ideas over at home with healthy food choices and fun physical activities.