Oxford schools continue to think outside of the box when it comes to education. Innovative practices involving Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics drive learning. This year, this district was awarded a $25,000.00 grant through The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by Monsanto. Each year Monsanto partners with farmers to make a difference in their local communities and to promote STEM education.
Oxford USD 358 will use the grant to support instruction in the areas of recycling, renewable energy, and robotics. The elementary school purchased a recycling trailer with part of the funds. Intermediate, Junior High, and High School students will work with a new robotics system called FarmBot to integrate technology and agriculture in the school greenhouse. Students in the High School physics class will partner with NAVY educators to work with the district’s new SeaPerch robotics systems. Finally, monies will also be targeted for instruction focused on renewable energy, specifically in the area of solar power.
Monsanto Rep, Chad Mueller, presented the district with our check and award during half-time of the Homecoming football game last Friday. We appreciate this gift! Thank you to Monsanto and all area farmers who nominated our school. #GrowRuralEd ... See MoreSee Less
I'm glad that things are looking up for this school and I am glad the new generations will have more opportunities to advance. When i graduated in may 2016 we were just stepping into bigger and better things. It makes me glad that they are doing better.
We need to thank Shirley Beeman for nominating Oxford. Thank you Shirley.
4th graders are full of enthusiasm for project-based learning! This week, we kicked off "Expert Hour", a one-hour period each Thursday when the kids are allowed to study a topic of their own choosing. During the first couple of weeks, they will be trying out several topics before settling on one for a year-long project. Ideas the students kicked around this week included: Spanish, German, Norwegian, race car mechanics, coding, novel-writing, Egyptian history, the American West, Planet X, sea turtles, fidget spinner design, and whales! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Third and Fourth grade classes got the opportunity to view a historic reenactment this week and visit "Cow Camp." Students watched the Oklahoma-Kansas Cattle Drvive as it traveled near Mayfield. The drive commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. The drive began in Pond Creek, Oklahoma on September 12th, and will end September 23rd in Wichita. For more information, go to chisholmtrail150.org. ... See MoreSee Less