School Notebook 4-21-11

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen


Clayton County Public Schools will hold a "Clayton's Got Talent" fund-raiser featuring performers from the county's middle schools and high schools, on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro. The talent show, which will be based on the "America's Got Talent" television show, is a fund-raiser for the school district's Superintendent's Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door, on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased, in advance, at any Clayton County middle school or high school. Call (770) 473-2760, for more information.


The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a work session on Monday, April 25, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Tuesday - April 28

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will conduct a school district-wide review of Clayton County Public Schools on Tuesday, April 26, through Thursday, April 28. The visit is the fourth such trip the accrediting agency has made to the school district as part of the system's two-year accreditation probation.

J.W. Arnold Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will hold an Open House on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 216 Stockbridge Road, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-2800.


The U.S. Army recently announced that Pfc. Eugene Daugherty, a 2010 graduate of Forest Park High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic infantry training course at Fort Benning, which is located in Columbus. He is the grandson of Conley resident, Barbara Payne, and the son of Conley resident, Shamise Payne.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Tykeas L. Holland, a 2010 graduate of Forest Park High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Forest Park resident, Rosa Holland-Slaughter.


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, for more information.

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.