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Clayton BOE to vote on millage rate

Saturday

The Clayton County Board of Education will vote on the final adoption of the 19.836 millage rate during a called meeting on Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m., in the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro.

Tuesday

The Morrow branch of the Clayton County Library System, 6225 Maddox Road, Morrow, will host Travis Brown, author of "Math on the Mic," on Tuesday, July 22, from 5 p.m., to 7 p.m. Brown will talk to children about the ways in which learning math can be fun. Contact Darla Rance, youth services assistant, at (404) 366-7749 for more information.

July 25

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro, to publicly unveil the school system's response to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) nine mandates for improvement.

July 28

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its July work session on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m., in the recital hall at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro.

Notes

The United States Army recently announced Pvt. Anthony M. Lightfoot, a 2007 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During his training, Lightfoot studied the Army mission, history, core values and traditions; military justice; first aid; rifle marksmanship; map reading and land navigation, and combat training. He is the son of Lyvonne Lightfoot, a resident of Riverdale.

The United States Army Reserve recently announced Pfc. LaTanya N. Cook, daughter of Jonesboro resident Anina Cook, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Cook studied the Army mission, history, core values and traditions; military justice; first aid; rifle marksmanship; map reading and land navigation, and combat training.

The University of Georgia recently announced Jonesboro residents Paloma Baldovinos, a graduate of Lovejoy High School, and Kieu Nguyen, a graduate of Jonesboro High School, received One UGA scholarships for their academic achievements, and the diversity they will contribute to their freshman class at UGA. The scholarship is worth $1,500 per year.

Clayton County Public Schools is seeking 1,000 volunteers to greet students as they arrive for the first day of school, on Aug. 7, also known as Day One. The volunteers are tasked with offering a friendly smile to students as they arrive, hand a pupil a pen or a pencil, and offer a few words of encouragement. Contact Rhonda Burnough at (770)473-2760 for more information.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org.

School notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at (770) 478-5753, ext. 247, or via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.