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School Notebook - 8-3-11

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Today

Clayton County Public Schools will have summer enrollment, today, from 8 a.m., to, 11:30 a.m.; and 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., at all elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Contact your local school.

The Clayton Center will host a back-to-school event, from noon to 3 p.m., at 6315 Gardenwalk Blvd., in Riverdale.

Thursday

Clayton County Public Schools will have summer enrollment, from 1 p.m., to 7 p.m., at all elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Contact your local school.

Saturday

* Clayton County Public Schools Homeless Education Department will host a "Back to School Resource Fair," from 10 a.m., to, 1 p.m., Saturday, at 5968 Maddox Road in, Morrow. Call Sonia Davis at (404) 362-8893

* Chick-fil-A will host a "Back-to-School Bash" event, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., Saturday, at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, located at 147 Church Street, in Jonesboro.

* Ambience Hair Studio will host its "Second Annual Festival and Back-To-School" event, from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Saturday at 176 Hwy. 138, Bridlewood Plaza, in Riverdale. Call (770) 603-2993.

* Harley Davidson of Clayton County will host "Thunder On The Park," a back-to-school rally, Saturday. For more information, visit: forestparkptsa.org.

Monday

Classes begin for Clayton County public school students Monday, Aug. 8. School officials are seeking volunteers to greet students and welcome them back on their first day of classes. For more information on volunteering, call Rhonda Burnough, at (770) 472-2760.

Notes

Maya Clark, a recent graduate of Jonesboro High School, and Luqman Muhammad, a recent graduate of Riverdale High School, both have received a Presidential Leadership Scholarship to attend the University of Georgia this fall. The scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and academic achievement.

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, located on Main Street, in Jonesboro. Refreshments will be served and there will be a presentation by "Faculty Grass." For more information, call Wilton Marchmand, at (770) 946-4631, or e-mail wmarchman@comcast.net.

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.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Jeylin White. She can be reached via e-mail at jwhite@news-daily.com.#