CCSU holding honors

Compiled by Greg Gelpi


Clayton College & State University will hold its 29th Annual Academic Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Spivey Hall. For more information, call (770) 961-3538.

Mark Guilbeau, a forensic anthropologist, will lecture on solving crimes through analyzing bones from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. April 20. The lecture will be in room 10 of the university's lecture hall and is free and open to the public. To learn more, email Greg Hampikian at GregHampikian@mail.clayton.edu.

The School of Health Sciences at Clayton College & State University will hold a Pre-Nursing Information Session at 1 p.m. Thursday in room 14 of the university's lecture hall. Call (770) 961-3484 or (770) 961-3574 for more information.

The Tara Winds, an adult community band, will have a concert to benefit scholarships for area middle and high school students. The concert will feature Tom "Bones" Malone, an original member of the Blues Brothers and currently a member of the Late Show with David Letterman CBS Orchestra. It will be at 3 p.m. April 25 at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, call (770) 463-0001.

The Clayton County school system will honor all of the winners of its Hear Our Voices competition with a reception at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Harper Elementary School.

Clayton College & State University is having free film showings as part of its Mondays at the Movies Festival. The remaining films are "Breathless" on April 5, "Bringing up Baby" on April 12, "Chinatown" on April 19 and "The Matrix" on April 26. All movies will be shown at 4:30 p.m. CCSU will also show "Daughters of the Dust" at noon April 12 for the Women and the Arts Festival. All films will be in Room G-132 of the University's Arts & Sciences building. Call (770) 961-3537 for more information.

Martin Luther King Elementary, one of Clayton County's newest schools, will hold a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. May 2. For more information, call (770) 991-4651.

First Baptist Church in Jonesboro is holding enrollment for its early learning center for next school year. The program offers preschool classes for children ages 6 months to 4 years old, as well as a state-approved kindergarten. For more information, call Kim Blackwood or Sherry Jones at (770) 471-9585.

Clayton College & State University will present "Caliban and Miranda" at 8 p.m. from April 20 to April 24. The play, written by Robert Karmon, won the university's first international playwriting competition. Call (770) 961-3623 or visit www.claytonstatetheater.org for more information.

U.S. Congressman David Scott, D-Atlanta, announced the 2004 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students in the 13th Congressional District can obtain entry packets from high school art teachers. Entries must be delivered to Scott's office at 173 N. Main St., Jonesboro by April 23. For more information, call Sara Behanna at 770-210-5073.

Spivey Hall at Clayton College & State University will hold a Teacher Training Institute from June 10 to June 12. To learn more, call Meghan Dougherty at (770) 961-3498.

The Clayton County school system will hold a series of job fairs for certifiable teaching candidates. The remaining fairs are April 16 and May 14 at the North Jonesboro Center and June 4 and June 28 at Roberts Middle School. Teaching applications and more information on the job fairs can be found at http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/personnel or by calling (770) 473-2747.

Seven of the county's eight high schools will graduate more than 2,000 students May 21 and May 22. Mundy's Mill, Clayton County's newest high school, will have its first graduation in 2005. For the complete list of graduation dates and times, visit http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/calendars/GraduationDates.htm.

Students interested in Clayton College & State University's Middle Level Education baccalaureate program can attend information sessions at 6 p.m. April 15. For more information, call Marygrace Surma at (770) 961-3578.

The Suder Elementary School Council announced its meeting schedule. The council will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Suder Elementary. The meetings are April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

The Clayton County Public Schools system is asking parents, guardians and students to be alert for delayed school openings and school closings due to severe weather. Parents should plan ahead with alternate childcare arrangements. If schools close, parents are asked to pick up students who normally walk home. Only adults parents authorize to pick up students will be allowed to do so. Georgia law allows the system to cancel up to four days of school without making the days up. Severe weather and emergency information can be found at www.clayton.k12.ga.us. For more information, call (770) 473-2735.

Jewell C. Anderson Elementary announced the dates of its school council meetings. The meetings are April 20, May 18 and June 15. All meetings are at 7 a.m.


Vela Damaris of Morrow was named to the dean's list of the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health for the fall 2003.

Andres Silva, a Forest Park High School graduate, performed in the Clayton College & State University Spring Semester Honor Recital.

Clayton College & State University senior Robert Calhoun Ware of Soperton received the Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award, the University System of Georgia's highest honor.

Five Clayton College & State University professors will teach in Europe this summer as part of a study abroad program. Steve Spence, Robert Welborn, Ron Jackson, Juliet D'Souza and Gary May will participate.

Clayton College & State University students Merrie LaFrenier of Decatur and Shawn Nelson of Fayetteville won first place in the Society for Advancement of Management case competition.

Mike Calhoun of Ellenwood, Josh Panther of Morrow and Katherine Walker of Riverdale participated in Georgia Southern's Scholars' Day.

School Notebook is compiled by Greg Gelpi. He can be reached at ggelpi@news-daily.com or (770) 478-5753 Ext. 247.