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Mt. Zion Christian Academy holding open house

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Honors

Daniel Steven Bank of Jonesboro, David Michael Samchok of Jonesboro, Erin Elizabeth Williams of Jonesboro, Bonnie Lynn Aday of Morrow and Jason Wayne Beard of Stockbridge were named to the Dean's List at Samford University.

Jennifer Michelle Gonzalez of Hampton, Bethany Louise Tate of Hampton, Amanda Marie Blackburn of Jonesboro, Emily Elizabeth Durden of Jonesboro and Kimberly Joy Owen of Jonesboro were named to the Dean's List at Berry College.

Jesse Ryan Brown of Jonesboro graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta and was recognized with Best Portfolio, Outstanding Academic Performance and Outstanding Contribution to the College for Photographic Imaging.

Sandra Leigh Miller of Rex graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta and was recognized with Outstanding Contribution to the College.

Jocelyn Marie Young of Stockbridge was named to the Mars Hill College Dean's List for the fall semester.

Events

Mt. Zion Christian Academy will hold an open house for parents of prospective students at 10 a.m. Feb. 5. The school, which has classes for students in kindergarten through 12th grades, is enrolling for next school year. For more information, call (770) 478-9842 or visit www.mzca.org.

Clayton College & State University has begun an exchange program Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College outside of Mumbai, India. For more information, call (770) 961-3613 or write to robertwelborn@mail.clayton.edu .

Rex Ellis, vice president of the Historic Area Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will present three storytelling concerts at Lovejoy Middle School March 1.

Clayton College & State University will hold a six-week Nutrition and Weight Management Course from Feb. 1 to March 8. Call Cynthia Lauer at (770) 960-5188 or write to cindylauer@mail.clayton.edu by Sunday to register.

Morrow High School junior Justin Brown launched a fund-raising campaign to aid those affected by the tsunamis in South Asia. The Beta Club has joined his cause, and they are trying to raise $1,000. For more information, call Andrew White at (404) 362-3865.

The Georgia Municipal Association is holding an essay contest for sixth-graders to share their vision of what their community would be like under their guidance. The essays should begin with "If I were mayor, I would..." and should not exceed 250 words. The deadline to enter is March 4. For more information, visit www.gmanet.com or call Amy Henderson at (678) 686-6226.

The Clayton College & State University Department of Nursing and the department's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are seeking feedback on the university's nursing program. Signed and unsigned letters can be submitted through the department's accrediting agency by writing to Sarah Jameson, accreditation assistant, at The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036-1120.

Clayton College & State University announced its schedule for "Mondays at the Movies," a free film festival. The schedule is as follows: "Do the Right Thing" Monday, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Feb. 7, "The Piano" Feb. 14, "Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)" Feb. 21, "Singin' in the Rain" Feb. 28, "Le Fabuleax destin d' Amelie Poulain (Amelie)" March 14, "Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog)" March 21, selected avant garde short films March 28, "A bout de souffle (Breathless)" April 4, "Bringing up Baby" April 11, "Chinatown" April 18 and "The Matrix" April 25. All movies will be shown at noon in University Center room 272. Contact Virginia Bonner at (770) 961-3640 or VirginiaBonner@mail.clayton.edu or visit http://a-s.clayton.edu/vbonnner/film/festivals.html to learn more.

Reinhardt College will hold its Scholars Day open house for prospective students Monday. For more information, call (770) 720-5526 or 1-87-REINHARDT or write to admissions@reinhardt.edu .

Adamson Middle School will have a "Tribute to African-Americans in Aviation and the Military" Feb. 18. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, U.S. military, the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, Coalition of Black Federal Aviation Employees and Delta Air Lines will participate. To learn more, call (770) 968-2925.

E.W. Oliver Elementary School announced its school council meetings for 2005. The council will meet at 7 a.m. Feb. 3, March 3, April 14 and May 5. All meetings are in the school media center. Call (770) 994-4010 for more information.

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its annual spelling bee from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center. To learn more, call (678) 817-3097.

Clayton College & State University will offer a three-day personal trainer workshop from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 in University Center room 272. The workshop will be coordinated by Clayton State's Melanie Poudevigne and will prepare attendees to receive the newest personal trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Call (770) 960-2095 or e-mail MelaniePoudevigne@mail.clayton.edu to learn more.

The Roberta T. Smith Elementary School Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the principal's conference room. For more information, call (770) 960-5750.

The President's Commission on White House Fellowships is accepting applications for its 2005 - 2006 class. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/fellows for more information.

The HOBO Energy Challenge is accepting essays from students in kindergarten through 12th grades for its energy-saving contest.

The contest is designed to promote energy awareness within schools while offering students of all ages a fun, hands-on science learning experience with HOBOR data loggers.

A data logger is a simple to use, portable electronic recording device that can be set up in minutes to monitor light usage, room temperature and relative humidity.

For more information, visit www.iscienceproject.com/energy_challenge/energy_challenge.html. The deadline to enter is April 30.

The Fayette County 4-H invites all home-schooled children in Clayton and Fayette counties to attend its monthly meetings.

Call (770) 477-7416 for more information.

Brown Elementary School announced the meeting dates for its school council. The meetings will be from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. 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.

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