Gang violence meeting planned

Compiled By Greg Gelpi


Forest Park High School will hold town hall meetings on gang violence for Spanish-speaking residents from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and for English-speaking residents from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (404) 608-2623.

The Mundy's Mill High School Tiger Band will sponsor "Surf-N-Suds," a fish fry and car wash fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school. For more information, call (678) 817-3031.

Community Christian Academy will have its 23rd Annual Spring Fling Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival will include barbecue chicken dinners, games, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, a flea market, a bake sale and an auction. Call (770) 961-9300 to learn more.

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 is celebrating Women's History Month. Women's Health Coordinator for the Clayton County Board of Health, Barbara Crane, will be the guest speaker at a health fair today. On Thursday, Lynne Philson of Grady Health Systems will speak about "Wellness for Today's Woman."

The state-mandated High School Graduation Test is being given to county 11th graders this week. Call Student Assessment Coordinator Ray Blakely for more information at (678) 817-3075.

The Pointe South Elementary theater will present "Feel the Music" at 7 p.m. April 1. About 60 students will demonstrate various genres of music through song, dance and acting. Call Principal John Staten at (770) 994-4045 to learn more.

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.

Clayton College & State University will have a lecture by David Goldfield on immigration and race relations at 12:15 p.m. April 6 in room 132 of the Arts & Sciences Building. To learn more, call (812) 855-7311 or write to kathrynkemp@mail.clayton.edu or lectures@oah.org.

Professor Thomas G. Dyer will speak at Clayton College & State University on the history of college teaching since Medieval Times. The lecture will be at 12:15 p.m. April 1 in room 132 of the Arts & Sciences Building.

The Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association is accepting scholarship applications for female high school students through Monday. Applications can be found at www.southerncrescentalumpanhel.org.

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.

The Clayton College & State University Foundation's 2004 President's Gala will be April 3 at the Georgia International Congress Center in College Park. Call (770) 961-3580 to learn more.

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.

West Clayton Elementary will hold a CRCT Lock-In Friday nights until April 1. The activities from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. will help third and fourth graders prepare for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. Clayton County students will take the test the week of April 14 to April 21. For more information, call program coordinator LaTricia Bennett at (770) 994-4005.

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.

Jewell C. Anderson Elementary school council meetings will be held on April 20, May 18 and June 15. All meetings are at 7 a.m.


Julie Kornder had the winning T-shirt design for the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Kornder, an advanced placement biology student at Forest Park High, had her design chosen from submissions from across the state.

Quellie Garnett of Morrow, Melody Head of Jackson, Hina Rehamni of Ellenwood and Ariel Zachery of Morrow won $125 scholarship door prizes at Clayton College & State University's Financial Aid Awareness Fair.

Petra Stumpf, a senior at Jonesboro High, participated in the 55th annual Wofford College Scholars Competition.

Rebecca Daniel of Clayton College & State University was elected vice president, the highest elected position for a student, at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Conference.

Central Michigan University announced its December graduates. From the area were Kimberley D. Harper of Ellenwood, Viola C. Petty of Ellenwood, Joycelyn Dorene Mason of Forest Park, Deborah Anne Bruce of Hampton, Victoria M. Howell of Hampton, Lindsay C. Rappold of Hampton, Brandi R. Burgess of Jonesboro, Fiona D. Jimill of Jonesboro, Theodesia Johnson of Jonesboro, Elmer Lee Sallis of Jonesboro, Rica S. Smith of Jonesboro, Christopher L. Tucker of Jonesboro, Yolanda Miraflor of Morrow, Dana C. Hill of Riverdale, Anita R. Webb of Riverdale and Tamika La Trice Crawford of Stockbridge.

The team of Derek Boman of Jonesboro and John Dumsick of Fairfax, Va., won first place in the Mulberry Grove Scholarship Competition at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Clayton County schools announced the winners of the Clayton Regional Science and Engineering Fair. They were Abria Allen of River's Edge Elementary, Kandyce Collins of Hawthorne Elementary, Nicholas Ganopulos Suder of Elementary, Tyler Howe of Harper Elementary, Chris Jacobs of Suder Elementary, Taylor Wright of Oliver Elementary, Somally Chheng of North Clayton Middle, Marcia Daugherty of Lovejoy Middle, Nghia Quach of Babb Middle, Jarrod Allen of Lovejoy Middle, Blake Clemons of Lovejoy Middle, Simone Colas of Lovejoy Middle, Chardae Hill of Lovejoy Middle, Tiet Hoang of Babb Middle, Jennifer Hocking of Lovejoy Middle, Errol Moore of Kendrick Middle, Thao Nguyen of Forest Park Middle, Melora Slotnick of Roberts Middle, Kourtney Thomas of Pointe South Middle, Veronika Urbina of Mundy's Mill Middle, Thao Vo of Babb Middle, Christina Green of Jonesboro High, Brittany Haynes of Lovejoy High, Tuyen Huynh of Riverdale High, David McClung of Lovejoy High, Harsh Patel of Riverdale High, Jonathan Saethang of Riverdale High and Trang Vo of Forest Park High.

Clayton College & State University's Arthur Rosser, dean of the School of Technology, received the Council of Graduate Students' Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Ohio State University.

Clayton College & State University welcomed Patricia Todebush of McDonough as an assistant professor of chemistry in the University's Department of Natural Sciences.

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