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Clayton Schools hosts forum on panhandle school

Thursday

The Brown Elementary School Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 8 a.m., at 9971 Poston Road, Jonesboro. Parents who want to address the council during the meeting must sign in by 7:45 a.m.

The Kendrick Middle School Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m., in the KIT room. The school's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) chapter will meet that night at 6:30 p.m.

Clayton State University's Women's Forum will host its annual chili cook-off on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., in the school's James M. Baker University Center. The event is a fund-raiser for the Women's Forum Scholarship Fund, which helps female students at the university pay their tuition.

Clayton County Public Schools will hold a public meeting to discuss the construction of a 76-classroom Kindergarten-Eighth-grade school for the county's panhandle region on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., at River's Edge Elementary School, 205 North Bridge Road, in Lovejoy. Contact Nina Johnstone at (770) 473-2825 for more information about the meeting, and the construction project.

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its annual Teacher of the Year ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro.

Friday

The Clayton State University Department of Mathematics will host a Mathematics Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m., in room 327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State campus. The colloquium, part of a monthly series, will focus on combinatorics and graph theory. Yi Zhao, assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia State University, will be the speaker. The event is free and open to the public.

The Clayton County Board of Education's Ethics Commission will meet on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Saturday

Clayton State University's Teacher Education Department will host the Indo-American Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon until 8 p.m., in room 272 of the school's James M. Baker University Center. The five films that make up the Atlanta Indo-American Film Festival (AIAFF) are: "Panchum Unmixed;" "The Widow Colony;" "Two Million Minutes;" "Super 30," and "The Making of Swapna Vijayam" (Indian Nutcracker). Following the final film, a director's Q&A will take place. Clayton State is the final stop on the festival's month-long tour of Atlanta. The cost of admission is $8 per movie and Q&A session. Tickets are available at atlanta.sulekha.com, or at the door, or by calling AIAFF at (770) 310-3998.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its November Work Session on Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Nov. 29-30

The Atlanta Festival Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker," on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday Nov. 30, at 2:30 p.m., at the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, in Jonesboro. The cost of admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $6 children aged 5 and under. Tickets available at the Morrow Tourist Center; Moye's Pharmacies, and through the Henry Chamber of Commerce. Call (770) 507-2775, or visit www.atlantafestivalballet.com, for more information on the performances.

Notes

Truett-McConnell College recently announced that Jonesboro native, Aisha Moore, a senior music major, was crowned as the school's homecoming queen on Nov. 1.

Clayton County Public Schools would like to remind the community that football teams at three of the district's schools will play state playoff games on Friday. North Clayton High School will host Statesboro High School on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Tara Stadium, 1055 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Jonesboro High School will travel to Westside-Macon High School, while Mt. Zion High School heads to Ware County High School. The three Clayton County teams are playing for spots in the state quarterfinals. No Clayton County high school has made it to the state quarterfinals since 2000, according to the district.

The United States Army National Guard recently announced that Pvt. K'Andrea T. Laseter, sister of College Park resident ,Christan Caldwell-Laseter, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Laseter studied basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare; rifle marksmanship; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid. Laseter is also the daughter of Donna Ward of Conyers.

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.