A community is composed of homes, businesses, places of worship, and roads, but it is defined by its people. Our people have always placed a tremendous value on the education of its young people. This dedication to education began with the founding of Oxford College in 1867 and was furthered by the formation of the Oxford City Schools system in 1970.
It was with this dedication to education that the Oxford City Schools Education Foundation was organized in 2008. Our mission is to continue the strong TRADITION of educational excellence and outstanding student achievement by providing supplemental resources and strengthening community engagement. The Foundation Directors envisioned a partnership among all stakeholders: local businesses and organizations, alumni and those who have chosen Oxford to be their home, parents and grandparents, teachers and friends. This quest for educational excellence takes a united effort and requires participation from everyone in the community.
Strong schools play a vital role in the economic development and quality of life in our community. Together, we must take responsibility for making Oxford City Schools the BEST system in the state and give our students the opportunities to BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and SUCCEED in the twenty-first century.
“Edible Evening for Education”
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Some call it the “Incredible Edible Evening”, and that it was…raising over $20,000 for the Oxford City Schools Education Foundation’s “Technology Initiative.” The Foundation’s annual “Edible Evening for Education” was definitely another huge success with over 500 patrons in attendance. Thirty-one local restaurants offered a sampling(s) of their finest food while everyone enjoyed the community reunion fellowship. A special thanks to each of the restaurants for so graciously giving back to our schools and to the event sponsors. We are truly blessed to live in a community that places a high priority on the education of our children. Thanks for your investment!
Oxford City Schools Education Foundation Gives
$60,000 to Oxford City Schools to support the
Amazing…$60,000 !!!! – that is $10,000 for each school in the Oxford City School System! Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives and also plays an essential role in equipping our students to be 21st Century learners in today’s knowledge-based society. Research reveals that when students are engaged in technology-rich environments, there is: increased achievement, improved attitudes toward learning and increased self-esteem. Therefore, the Foundation launched its “Technology Initiative” to help support the schools in purchasing technology for the students. Thanks to the support and generosity of individuals, businesses, and alumni, the Oxford City Schools Education Foundation recently (March 5, 2012) allocated $60,000 to the Oxford City School System to purchase iPads for the students.