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Teachers invited to teaching through history program

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Events

Teachers are invited to learn about "Education Through Living History" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Historical Airpower Facility at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The program is a World War II history program presented by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. To learn more, call Jennifer Roth at (678) 361-2040 or visit www.dixiewing.org.

River's Edge Elementary School changed the time for its kindergarten open house. The open house will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday. Call (770) 460-2340 for more information.

Clayton College & State University Homecoming will include a week of activities concluding with the Alumni Association Pancake Breakfast and the Homecoming Parade Oct. 23. Homecoming will also include the Fall Frolics Talent Show and the McElroy 5K. For more information, call (770) 961-3580 or visit www.clayton.edu.

Registration information and forms are available at all Clayton County schools and on the school system's Web site at www.clayton.k12.ga.us. School personnel will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays until school begins Monday to register new students.

The final WOW Wednesday will be at 2:30 this afternoon at Morrow Branch Library. Rock and roll "legend" Chanticleer will be shown in the video "Rock-a-Doodle." Advance registration is required. A snack will be provided, and a craft will follow the movie. For more information, call (404) 366-7749.

Clayton College & State University is beginning a speakers bureau to place university staff in the community to speak about the university and their particular areas of expertise. For more information, call (770) 961-3535 or write to johnshiffert@mail.clayton.edu.

The Clayton College & State University Alumni Association will visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, "The Glories of Ancient Egypt," at the High Museum of Art Aug. 14. Tickets must be purchased by Saturday. The alumni association will also go to the Braves and Marlins baseball game Sept. 25. For more information, call Linda Castleberry at (770) 961-3580 or visit http://www.clayton.edu/alumni2.htm.

The 10th Annual Back 2 School Campaign for Homeless Children is seeking donations and volunteers to collect and distribute 3,500 new book bags for homeless children. To learn more, call (770) 649-7117.

Brown Elementary School announced the meeting dates for its school council. The meetings will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Sept. 16, Nov. 18, Jan. 20, March 17 and May 19. The first three people to sign in by 7:20 a.m. the morning of the meetings will be allowed to address the council for three minutes. To learn more, call (770) 473-2785.

The Clayton County Library Headquarters has Baby Talk at 10 a.m. Mondays.

The program is for adults with babies newborns to 20 months and includes educational toys, bubbles, durable cardboard books and music.

Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

The Clayton County Library System is sponsoring its Vacation Reading Program, which runs through Saturday. Infants to 18-year-olds can earn rewards for listening to and reading books through the free program. For more information, visit www.clayton.public.lib.ga.us or call (770) 473-3850.

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 the school.

The meetings will be Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

Honors

Phillip DePoy, the author of the Flap Tucker series of mystery novels slated to become an HBO television production, was named the artistic director of Clayton College & State University theater.

Riverdale High School student Khaleedah Johnson was selected for membership into The National Society of High School Scholars.

Johnson also participated in the Presidential Classroom Law & Justice in a Democracy Program in Washington, D.C.

Katrina Fortier of Riverdale, Charles John Scherer III of Morrow, Stephanie Lynne Wilson of Jonesboro, Arlene Ratanasit of Jonesboro and Harshpal Singh of Jonesboro graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in the spring.

Clayton College & State University students Paula Dooley of Locust Grove, Jennifer Mitchell of Fayetteville, Lakisha Shackleford of Austell, Alesa Saleumsy of Riverdale and Joel Concepcion of Jonesboro created a brochure and Web site for Good Shepherd Outreach Services as part of their final project for their Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

Clayton College & State University theater professor Shondrika Moss partnered with Kenny Leon, director of the Broadway hit "A Raisin in the Sun," to direct Langston Hughes' "Tambourines to Glory."

Clayton College & State University welcomed Gordon Baker as its new head of Public Services.

School Notebook is featured each Wednesday and is compiled by Greg Gelpi.

He can be reached at ggelpi@news-daily.com or (770) 478-5753 Ext. 247.