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Elementary school hosting Bike Rodeo

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Events

River's Edge Elementary School will have its first Bike Rodeo and Parent Teacher Association Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The event will include bicycle safety and inspections. River's Edge will also celebrate 10 years of achievement at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. May 12. To learn more, call (770) 460-2340.

Clayton College & State University's Drama Club is performing "The Tempest" outside, between Swan Lake and the university's library, at 6 p.m. today through Saturday. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. Guests should bring blankets and umbrellas in case of rain. For more information, write to bstillion@mail.clayton.edu.

The Clayton County Library System is collecting information on tutors, summer camps, summer childcare and summer youth programs to provide to the public. Send six copies of fliers to Janice Arcuria, assistant director for youth services, Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, 30236; send a copy via fax to (770) 473-3858 or write to arcuriaj@mail.clayton.public.lib.ga.us. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

Clayton County Public Schools is holding a series of community forums. The remaining forums are Thursday at Adamson Middle for school districts 6, 7 and 9; Monday at Lovejoy High for districts 1 and 2 and May 13 at Babb Middle for districts 4 and 8. All forums are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To learn more, call community forum coordinators Sam King at (770) 473-2715 or Margie Dam at (770) 473-2795.

The Suder Elementary School Council will have elections for two parent members after the 7 tonight 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 Saturday 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 at Clayton College & State University will continue until Friday. 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.

Martin Luther King Elementary, one of Clayton County's newest schools, will hold a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday. 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.

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

The Mundy's Mill High School Chapter of the Health Occupations Schools of America Program was named the state chapter of the year. The chapter won first place for writing and designing the best chapter newsletter in the state. Members of the chapter are Sallien Ashu, Nanci Jean-Baptist, Juan Barajas, Ranaujua Bonner, I'Nayah Carney, Elizabeth Fagbile, Ashley Garrett, Vernetta Harris, Angela Nethercutt, Heta Patel, Raven Ross, Sha'tia Smith and Akilah Thomas.

Roberts Middle School seventh-graders Meredith Cox and Kayla Swain qualified for the state level of the Duke Talent Identification Program for their SAT test scores.

Trudy Beavers, Kathy Childres, Deborah Harkness and Teresa Rodgers, Clayton County Public Schools secretaries, completed the Secretarial Proficiency Academy.

Blake Clemons of Lovejoy Middle School and Tiet Hoang of Babb Middle School won first place in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.

Jennifer Hocking of Lovejoy High School and Thao Vo of Babb Middle School received the Clayton County Water Authority's Water/Wastewater Award.

The Lovejoy Middle School Technology Student Association placed in the top three chapters in the state. Member Gaby Ramsaier was named state second vice president. The following students won first and second place in the state competition: Ramsaier, Brittney Loehne, Lindsey Hearing, Hudson Greer, Amanda Stevens, Jennifer Quintero, Syeda Rampersad, Chad Whitehead, Mia Brown, Cody Sauls, Edward Anderson, Stanley Wyre and Ashlee Hatcher.

The Lovejoy Middle School seventh grade band was invited to play at the American Musical Salute in Washington, D.C. in May 2005.

At its 2004 Honors Day Convocation, Alabama State University recognized Charles Brooks of Morrow, Natohya Y. Henry of Morrow, Elexus D. Dorsey of Riverdale and Jamille S. Dorsey of Riverdale for making the honor roll.

Clayton College & State University Assistant Voice Professor Maya Hoover performed the National Anthem at Sunday's closing ceremonies of the LPGA Chik-fil-A golf tournament.

Clayton College & State University nominated Shuchuan Lin of Fayetteville for the 2004 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

Lisa May, a Clayton College & State University student from Stockbridge, received a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

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