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School Notebook - 4-7-11

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Monday

Clayton County Public Schools offices will re-open, after "Spring Break," on Monday, April 11. Classes and other regular activities will resume.

Notes

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Marquis A. Delgado, a 2010 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pvt. Niesha I. Portee, a 2008 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Jonesboro resident, Naadia Portee.

The U.S. Army Reserve recently announced that Pvt. Brandi M. Gay, a 2008 graduate of Mundy's Mill High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. She is the daughter of Riverdale resident, Lloyd Gay, and Lithonia resident, Rhonda Walton.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pfc. Desiree W. Maxey, sister of Rex resident, Contressia Maxey, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Library System has entered a national competition to win more than 1,600 "For Dummies" self-help instructional books. The library system that gets the most people to become fans of their special contest Facebook page by May 1 will win the prize, which library system officials estimate is worth more than $20,000. To participate in the contest, log onto www.claytonpl.org, and click on the "CCLS For Dummies" link, in the "upcoming events" sections of the main page. That will take you to the library system's contest Facebook page, where people can click on the "Like" button. Call (770) 473-3850.

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.

The Everett Music School is offering a Music After School Program for local children, at its new location at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Campus, at 230 Ga. Hwy. 138, Bldg. B, in Riverdale. Youths receive homework assistance, Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) preparation, math and reading enrichment, and lessons in piano, drums, singing and music theory. Transportation is also available. The cost of the camp is $65 per week. For more information, go online to www.eMusicSchool.org, or call (404) 969-KEYZ.

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.