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School Notebook - June 25, 2009

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its June work session on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. During the meeting, the school board is scheduled to vote on final adoption of the school system's proposed $574.7 million budget.

July 13

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its July business meeting on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

July 14

Clayton State University's School of Graduate Studies will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Spivey Board Room of the university's Harry S. Downs Center, which is located on the school's campus in Morrow. During the open house, prospective graduate students will have an opportunity to learn about Clayton State's master's degrees in liberal studies, teaching English, teaching mathematics, business administration, health administration and nursing. For more information, call (678) 466-4100.

Notes

Clayton State University officials announced registration is still open for the second session of Youth University. The second session of the summer camp, which will be July 6-24, will have an underwater adventure theme. The registration fee is $499 per child. To register for Youth University, call (678) 466-5050.

Clayton State University will host two summer camps during the week of July 13-17 for children who want to either learn about working on stage and in front of a camera, or play games like dodgeball, kickball and volleyball. The university's Division of Continuing Education will hold Stage and Screen Week, for rising seventh- to 12th-grade students, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., each day. The cost to participate in this camp is $249 per student. Call (678) 466-5050 for more information. Meanwhile, the Department of Recreation and Wellness will hold Little Lakers Recreation Day Camp at the school's Student Activities Center for children ages 7 to 14. During this camp, the youths will participate in several recreational events, ranging from water balloon competitions, to flag football. The cost to participate in this camp is $135 per child, and anyone interested in signing up their children for the program should call (678) 466-4973 for more information.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pfc. Ryan A. Styron, son of Jonesboro resident Frances Styron, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Styron studied the military justice system, first aid, rifle marksmanship, map reading and land navigation, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Styron is a 2001 graduate of Fayette Christian School, which is located in Fayetteville. He also received an associate degree from Griffin Technical College in 2008.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pfc. Steven D. Beal, a 2005 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson. During his training, Beal studied the military justice system, first aid, rifle marksmanship, map reading and land navigation, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

The U.S. Army Reserve recently announced Pvt. Anthony C. Wynn, son of Jonesboro residents Lee and Cecelia Wynn, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson. During his training, Wynn studied the military justice system, first aid, rifle marksmanship, map reading and land navigation, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Saint Anselm College, of Manchester, N.H., recently announced Jonesboro resident Melvin Perdue graduated from the school on May 16, with a degree in criminal justice.

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) recently announced Jonesboro residents Lindsey Hamner and April Nash earned "Faculty Honors" during the spring 2009 semester. The distinction is reserved for those undergraduate students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average during a semester.

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.