Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Officials are planning the Second Annual Stockbridge Back to School Event on Friday, July 22, from 5 p.m., to 7p.m. The event will be held at Stockbridge City Hall, located at 4640 North Henry Blvd., in Stockbridge, and will be hosted by Henry County's District 4 Board of Education Member Erik Charles, and the City of Stockbridge.

Charles said the purpose of the event is to provide Henry County students with backpacks and school supplies, at all grade levels, for the start the school year.

"This back-to-school event is great for our community as it sends the message that school is about to start and brings people together in a very positive atmosphere," Charles said. "We are fortunate to have a community that supports our kids and provides them with needed supplies to start school ... thanks to our partners who stepped forward to help."

The event includes games and activities, including face painting for children. To learn more, contact event organizer Trania Jones at (678) 897-1116.

Fallas named to Dean's List

McDonough resident, Sebastian Fallas, was named to the Spring 2011 Semester Dean's List at Virginia Tech. Fallas is a senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. To qualify for the dean's list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A to F option, and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Locals graduate Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruits Aaron Pinkney and Courtney Harrison, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Pinkney, the son of Ruth and Redley Pinkney of Stockbridge, is a 2010 graduate of Dutchtown High School. Harrison, the daughter of Latonya and Marvin Manswell of Stockbridge, is a 2010 graduate of Stockbridge High School.

Notice of student with disabilities

If you or your child withdrew, or graduated, from the Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, please be advised that individual Special Education Records will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011. If you want or need a copy of these special education records, please call (770) 957-8086. The Henry County Board of Education is required to keep special education records as long as the reports and records are needed for educational purposes. When these records are no longer needed, the Board must inform the student and/or parent(s) of its plan to destroy such records.

This is to provide notice to all students or parents of students with disabilities who left the Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, and are no longer enrolled in the Henry County Schools that all special education records for those students will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011, unless you request the records. If you have questions, please call (770) 957-8086.

School Notebook publishes on Wednesdays. Make submissions to Johnny Jackson via e-mail at jjackson@henryherald.com, or call (770) 957 - 9161.