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School Notebook - Oct. 29, 2009

Thursday

North Clayton High School's Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will host an Octoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., on the school's football practice field. The school is located at 1525 Norman Dr., in College Park. Admission is $1. Call the school at (770) 994-4035, for more information.

Saturday

Clayton State University's AmeriCorps chapter, which is overseen by the school's Department of Campus Life, will sponsor a haunted house on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., in Olde Town Morrow, a shopping and entertainment district located behind Southlake Mall, on Southlake Circle, next to Interstate 75. Tickets to the haunted house will cost $5.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its November business meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, located at 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Wednesday

Clayton State University's Honors Student Association, and the university's Athletic Department, will co-host a Red Cross Blood Drive, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the lobby of the university's Athletics and Fitness Center. For more information, e-mail the Honors Student Association at jpair@student.clayton.edu.

Educator and performer, Slim Goodbody, will present his human body-themed musical production "Bodyology," on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, in Jonesboro. Admission is $6.50. Call (770) 473-2875, for more information.

Notes

The U.S. Navy Reserve recently announced that Seaman Apprentice Jahmall K. Springer, a 2006 graduate of Jonesboro High School, recently completed an eight-week, U.S. Navy basic training course at Recruit Training Command, which is located in Great Lakes, Ill. During his training, Springer learned naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. He also participated in "Battle Stations," which is an exercise that tests recruits in the areas of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance through the practical application of basic Navy skills. Springer is the son of Stockbridge resident, Sancia A. Berkley, and Bronx, N.Y., resident, Darrin Springer.

The U.S. Navy recently announced that Seaman Kyle J. Daniels, son of Rex resident, David E. Daniels, recently completed an eight-week, U.S. Navy basic training course at Recruit Training Command, which is located in Great Lakes, Ill. During his training, Daniels learned naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. He also participated in "Battle Stations," which is an exercise that tests recruits in the areas of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance through the practical application of basic Navy skills.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Marcus D. McComb, a 2009 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from an eight-week, basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, which is located in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, McComb studied Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Additionally, airmen earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree from the Community College of the Air Force, by completing basic training. Airman McComb is the son of Jonesboro resident, Sabrina McComb, and Fayetteville resident, Raymond King.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Felicia S. Mitchell, daughter of Riverdale resident, Tina Ware, has graduated from an eight-week, basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, which is located in San Antonio, Texas. During her training, Mitchell studied Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Additionally, airmen earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree from the Community College of the Air Force, by completing basic training. She is also the sister of Fairburn resident, Johnathon Ross.

The U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program recently announced that Cadet Termorns A. Benn, the son of Forest Park resident, Terence A. Benn, Sr., and Norcross resident, Cheryl D. Walker, has graduated from the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, which is located in Tacoma, Wash. It is a requirement for cadets to complete the leadership development course during their junior and senior years of college. During the 32-day training course, cadets learn the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. The primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's potential as an U.S. Army officer, by testing the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina. Cadets are assessed in officer traits, qualities and professionalism by the cadet command while attending the course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Cadet Benn is a student at the Georgia Military College, in Milledgeville.

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 via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.