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Clayton Schools closed for 4th consecutive day

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Thursday

Clayton County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 13, because of inclement weather, school system officials have announced. All school system maintenance crews are required to report to work by 9 a.m., however, to begin checking school buildings.

Friday - Sunday

Clayton County Public Schools' Fine Arts Department is scheduled to perform its 2011 all-county musical production of "Willy Wonka" on Friday, Jan. 14; Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro. The performances will begin at 7 p.m., on Jan. 14, and Jan. 15, and at 2:30 p.m., on Jan. 16. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. For more information, call (770) 473-2875.

The headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System is scheduled to hold a free, "MLK Jeopardy" event on Friday, Jan. 14, from 4 p.m., to 5:30 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Participating youths, ages 7 and up, will play a game of "Jeopardy" that uses only questions about Martin Luther King, Jr. Advance registration is requested. Call (770)473-3850.

Tuesday

The Forest Park branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Winnie The Pooh Day" for local teenagers on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 696 Main St., in Forest Park. The event is to celebrate the birthday of "Winnie The Pooh" author, A.A. Milne. Participating teens will make "Winnie The Pooh" crafts, play a "Winnie The Pooh" trivia game, and are encouraged to bring their "Winnie The Pooh" bear from home. Call (404) 366-0850.

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to hold its fall semester recognition program on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro. During the program, students and school system staff members will be recognized for any achievements they made during the fall 2010 semester. This is a new recognitions format for the county's school board, replacing the method of recognizing people during school board meetings. For more information, call (770) 473-2760.

The Lovejoy branch of the Clayton County Library System is scheduled to hold a "Tuesday Evening Movie" event on Jan. 18, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 1721 McDonough Road, in Hampton. The movie scheduled to be shown is "Iron Man 2." Call (770) 472-8129.

Wednesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold its weekly "Imagi-Nature Storytime" on Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 7 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library branch, at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Participating youths will hear stories about nature, sing songs about nature, and make a nature-themed craft. Call (770) 473-3850.

Notes

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pvt. Latasha D. Bush, a 2010 graduate of Lovejoy High School, has graduated from a nine-week Basic Combat Training course at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. Bush is the daughter of Morrow resident, Alicia Cox.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pvt. Rochelle T. Ralph, the daughter of College Park resident, Lawrence Owens, and Jane Ralph, of Saginaw, Mich., has graduated -- as an honor graduate -- from a nine-week Basic Combat Training course at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. She also received a letter of commendation from the Army, and is currently a health-care specialist (combat medic) in the military.

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.

The Everett Music School is offering a Music After School Program for local children, at the school's new location at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Campus, at 230 Ga. Hwy. 138, Bldg. B, in Riverdale. Through the program, youths receive homework assistance, Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) preparation, math and reading enrichment, and music lessons for 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.