Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Oxford University School Moves Into New Building

“Out with the old and in with the new,” that is a saying that would definitely fit Oxford University School this year as they prepare for a new beginning in a new building.
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Oxford University School is moving to a new location with a new building this week. It is located on 200 OUS Drive off of Industrial Park Dr. in Oxford, MS.
A new building for Oxford University School has been a topic of discussion for a while now. Headmaster Tommy Naron says, “This idea of a new school has been on the agenda for a long, long time.” Naron says that the idea was proposed about five years ago.
Even though there is still a lot of work to be done in and around the school, OUS has new computers, books, and classroom equipment that the students will be able to use. They plan to build another building directly behind the main office for student activities.
The school sits up on a hill on land donated by dedicated parents and people in the community. Naron says, “This is about 27 acres of land up in here where we are positioned with property to grow, and we hope we can grow in the proper way.” He believes the new building will help OUS continue their academic excellence.
Parents and donors hope the new school will help OUS continue to fulfill their mission. Naron explains that their mission is to have the best possible education for the children this community.
Right now, the school is positioned to hold around 15 students per classroom. The school has one classroom per grade for grades K-3 through 6th grade, housing roughly 120 students in the new facility.
Since the old Oxford University School was demolished in October of last year, students were attending school in a local church in Oxford. It is safe to say that the students are excited to be back in a facility they can call their own.
There is still more work to be done, but students and faculty are excited to be in a school.
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– Story and video by Nori Moore and Courtney Richards, students in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media

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