School Notebook - July 16, 2009


The Clayton County Library System will host a Filipino dance presentation by the Maharlika youth dance group on Saturday, July 18, at 2 p.m., at the library system's headquarters branch, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Among the dances performed at the event will be Tinikling, which is the national dance of the Philippines, the Bamboo Dance, and Itik-Itik, which is also known as the "Duckling Dance." For more information on the presentation, call (770) 473-3850.

July 27

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its July work session on Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Aug. 10

Students will return to the classroom on Monday, Aug. 10, as the 2009-2010 school year begins for Clayton County Public Schools. Call the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex at (770) 473-2700, for more information.


Burger King's HAVE IT YOUR WAY Foundation recently announced that Jonesboro High School student, Shatera Lawton, and Mount Zion High School student, Antionette Herron, are among 28 recent high school graduates from across Georgia who received $1,000 scholarships this year through the Burger King Scholars program. The program recognizes students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens, have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average, work an average of 15 hours per week (not necessarily at Burger King), participate in community-service activities, and plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or vocational school in the fall. The foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Burger King Scholars program. For more information, log on to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org.


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.