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School Notebook - August 20, 2009

Friday-Saturday

Clayton County Public Schools' Strategic Plan Steering Committee will hold two work sessions, on Friday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m., at the district's Professional Learning Center, which is located at 1087 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. During the sessions, the committee will conduct work that will help lead to the creation a new strategic plan for the school system. Call (770) 473-2700, for more information.

Aug. 24

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its August work session on Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Notes

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley will meet with Clayton County residents in September during a series of four community forums. Each forum will last from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., on their respective days. The first will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Mundy's Mill High School, which is located at 9652 Fayetteville Road, in Jonesboro. Subsequent forums will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Charles R. Drew High School, located at 6237 Garden walk Boulevard, in Riverdale; on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Morrow High School, located at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road, in Morrow, and on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Mt. Zion High School, located at 2535 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro.

Agnes Scott College recently announced that Riverdale resident, Shaina Brown, is the recipient of the school's Miriam Drucker Travel Research Award. The award is given to juniors or seniors who are studying psychology, and have demonstrated high leadership and scholarship abilities, so they can offset the cost of attending a conference to present their research. Brown is a senior at the school.

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, for more details.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at cyeomans@news-daily.com.