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School Notebook: Haynie Elementary holding March of Dimes fund-raiser

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Events

Haynie Elementary will have a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Janice Davison, manager of Outback Steakhouse, will cater a steak and chicken dinner with all proceeds going to March of Dimes. Dinners are $10 each. For more information, call (770) 968-2905.

The Clayton College & State University Jazz Combo and Clayton Community Big Band will perform at Fayetteville's Villages Amphitheater as part of the LaFayette Jazz Festival Saturday. The Big Band will play at noon, and the Jazz Combo will play at 2 p.m. The Big Band will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Spivey Hall. To learn more, write to StaceyHoughton@mail.clayton.edu.

The Suder Elementary School Council will have elections for two parent members after the 7 p.m. May 5 Parent Teacher Association meeting at the school. All parents and legal guardians of Suder students are eligible to serve. For more information, call (770) 473-2820.

Clayton College & State University will have its 34th Annual Spring Commencement May 8 in the university's Athletics & Fitness Center. Commencement will take place at 9 a.m. and noon. Founder and Chairman of Chik-fil-A S. Truett Cathy will be the speaker at both ceremonies. Admission is by ticket only. For more information, call (770) 960-2109.

A Forensic Science for Medicolegal Professionals Conference will be held at Clayton College & State University from May 3 to May 7. The conference is being offered at cost and is geared toward law enforcement, coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors and interested students and faculty. To learn more, visit www.conted.clayton.edu.

The Stockbridge High School Junior ROTC will have a "Trash & Treasure" yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Stockbridge High. Donations are being accepted. For more information, call (770) 981-4950, (770) 474-8263 or (770) 474-3031.

Secretary of State Cathy Cox will speak at the annual dinner of the Clayton College & State University Alumni Association. A social hour will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education. Call (770) 960-2109 to learn more.

The Second Annual Educational Summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday 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 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. Sunday 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. Thursday at Harper Elementary School.

Clayton College & State University is having free film showings as part of its Mondays at the Movies Festival. The final film is "The Matrix" on Monday. It 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 8. Andrew Young will be the guest speaker. 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 continue to present "Caliban and Miranda" at 8 p.m. until Saturday. 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 Friday. 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 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.

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 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 May 18 and June 15. All meetings are at 7 a.m.

Honors

Christy Jolly of Jonesboro received the Cantey Award for Excellence from the University of South Carolina School of Music.

Emily Durden of Jonesboro was inducted into the Berry College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.

Georgia Southern University honored local students Shri Davis and Jennifer Jones at its annual Honors Day ceremony. Davis of Morrow received a leadership and service award.

Jones of Riverdale was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

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