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School Notebook - August 31, 2011

Today

Clayton State’s University Health Services (UHS) will be offering flu shots for the Clayton State, and surrounding communities, Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 8 a.m. No appointment is necessary for the shots, which can be administered to individuals, age three and older. Costs for shots are: Clayton State students, faculty, staff, and family members, $15. For the general public, $20. The Vaccine Information Sheet and the 2011 Flu Shot Consent form are available on the UHS web site: http://nursing.clayton.edu/uhs/.

Clayton County Public Schools’ Stakeholder Review and Revision of the Strategic Plan will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m., to 11 a.m., at the school district’s Professional Learning Center, in Room 101 A-D, located at 1087 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. All stakeholders are invited to participate in the review and revision to the Strategic Plan. For more information, contact Kay Sledge at (770) 652-1572.

Thursday

Callaway Elementary School will have its scheduled Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting Thursday at 6 p.m., The school is located at 120 Oriole Drive, in Jonesboro.

Notes

Georgia Military College announced that the following students from Clayton County have achieved academic distinction for the 2011 Summer Quarter, by making the President’s List: Anthony Darnell McPherson, of Jonesboro; Nneka Clementina Nwosu, of Riverdale.

Students who made the Dean’s List are: Christopher De Leontae Bridges, of Ellenwood; Blair Enahoro, Amanda Michelle Jackson, and Meimunat Olaide Lawal, of Jonesboro; Jacob B. Adesomi, Aisha Adanta Gay, Mufuliat Odumola Gbadegesin, Carolyn G. Godwin-Woods, and Natasha N. Nelson, of Riverdale. In order to make the President’s List, a student must maintain a 3.7 grade point average, or higher, and for the Dean’s List, a grade point average of 3.2, or above.

Air Force Reserve Airman Taylor J. Johnson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson is a 2010 graduate of Pace Academy High School, and is the son of Deirdre Thomas, of Creekwood Way, in Jonesboro.

The Clayton State University Foundation’s Annual Town & Gown Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, at Eagle’s Landing Golf & Country Club, in Stockbridge. Registration is under way for both golfers and sponsors. Teams can register for $500, or individuals can register for $150 and be placed with a team the day of the event. Sponsorships are available on six different levels, including: Event Sponsor ($5,000), Co-Tournament Sponsor ($2,500), Laker Sponsor ($1,000), Player Gift Sponsor ($1,000), Food Sponsor ($200), and Hole Sponsor ($150 per hole). In addition, the foundation is accepting donations of prizes, raffle items, and food. Call (678) 466-4463.

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will host its Third Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, in the Student Activities Center. Registration runs through Friday, Sept. 23, and is free to Clayton State students. Clayton State faculty and staff pay $20, non-Clayton State attendees, pay $35. Registration is available online at: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/diversityconference/.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including online practice tests and tutorials in math, reading, and writing, test-preparation materials (SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, occupational aptitude tests, etc.), online computer classes, and online language learning classes. Visit the library's web site at www.claytonpl.org, for more information.

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.#