Compiled by Greg Gelpi


The Second Annual Educational Summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 24 at Stockbridge Middle School. The event is cosponsored by the school systems of Atlanta, DeKalb, Henry and Clayton. For more information, call (770) 957-6601.

The Clayton County Coalition for Quality Education will have a public forum to discuss the upcoming school board elections. The forum will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Morrow Municipal Complex.

The Pointe South Elementary School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school media center. For more information, call (770) 473-2900.

Jessica Roegge of Jonesboro and Dustin Stevens of Stockbridge will participate in 10-minute plays of the West Georgia Theater Company through Saturday at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Call (770) 836-6694 to learn more.

Mark Guilbeau, a forensic anthropologist, will lecture on solving crimes through analyzing bones from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. The lecture will be in room 10 of the lecture hall at Clayton College and State University and is free and open to the public. To learn more, email Greg Hampikian at

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 "Chinatown" on Monday and "The Matrix" on April 26. 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, 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 Tuesday to April 24. The play, written by Robert Karmon, won the university's first international playwriting competition. Call (770) 961-3623 or visit 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 10-12. 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 Friday 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 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

Students interested in Clayton College & State University's Middle Level Education baccalaureate program can attend information sessions at 6 p.m. Thursday. 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 today, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

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


Emily A. Cook of Jonesboro was awarded a scholarship to Webster University for next school year.

Six Clayton College & State University professors received grants to conduct classroom research projects. The professors are Richard Clendenning, Debra Durden, Erica Gannon, Louis Jourdan, Jon Preston and Susan Sanner.

Clayton College & State University announced the finalists for the Alice Smith Faculty Award. They are Lou Brackett, Michelle Furlong, Annita Hunt, Gary May and Sue Odom.

Fifteen Clayton College & State University students were selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Local students are Cheryl Chapman of Fayetteville, Billy Evans of Morrow, Jerita James of Jonesboro, Cora Johnson of Stockbridge and Brandon Tucker of Morrow.

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