Clayton Schools offers graduation web casts

Clayton County Public Schools officials announced Thursday the district will conduct live, online broadcasts of the graduation ceremonies for each of the district's eight high schools next week.

The graduation ceremonies will be held May 29-30, at the Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Drive, Atlanta.

The live, online broadcasts will be done to benefit family members of graduates who could not attend the commencement ceremonies for reasons such as overseas military deployment, or financial hardships, district officials said.

"This initiative will allow those who cannot make it to the ceremony an opportunity to watch their children, or their relatives, graduate through a live broadcast of graduation exercises via the school district's web site, www.clayton.k12.ga.us," said District Spokesman John Lyles, in a written statement.

Morrow High School seniors will graduate May 29, at 1 p.m., followed by Mt. Zion High School at 5 p.m., and Lovejoy High School at 7:30 p.m.

Then, on May 30, Riverdale High School will be the first graduation ceremony at 9 a.m., followed by North Clayton High School at 11:30 a.m., Jonesboro High School at 2 p.m., Forest Park High School at 4:30 p.m., and Mundy's Mill High School at7 p.m.

For more information, call (678)817-3127.

- Curt Yeomans