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Kimbrough to speak to Lee Street PTA

Today

Lee Street Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association will highlight Black History Month during its monthly meeting today at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation from second- and third-graders, and a speech from Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough. The meeting will be held at the school, which is located at 178 Lee Street, Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-2815.

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a called meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the school system's central administration complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-2700.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School will hold its Black History Month Program tonight, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. Admission is free. For more information, call (770) 991-4651.

Friday-Saturday

The Clayton County Mock Trial Competition will be held Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, 9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro. The championship round will be held Saturday, beginning at 12 p.m. For more information, call (678) 758-4100.

Feb. 15

The Lovejoy High School Parent Teacher Student Association will host the "Passion 4 Fashion - Phase II" fashion show Sunday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. Admission is $5 in advance, and $6 at the door. For more information, call (770) 473-2920.

Feb. 27

The American Family Theater will present "Black Journey" Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., and 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. The cost of admission for the 10 a.m. show is $7.95, while the 7 p.m. show will cost $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (770) 473-2875.

Notes

The United State Army recently announced Pvt. Dairi S. Smith, a 2008 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic infantry training course at Fort Benning, in Columbus. During his training, Smith studied weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, and first aid. He is the son of Jonesboro resident Antoinette McKenzie.

The United States Army Reserve recently announced Pvt. Johnathan G. Rodgers, brother of Riverdale resident Alice Flen, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Rodgers studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system and first aid.

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced Jonesboro residents Lindsey Hamner, April Nash, Ankush Singla, Brittany White, Seung Cha, and Rang Saeed, and Ellenwood resident William Evans, made the school's Dean's List during the fall 2008 semester. Students must earn a 3.0 grade point average during a semester to make the list. The school also announced Cha and Saeed earned faculty honors for earning a 4.0 grade point average.

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 information.

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.