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Clayton Schools to host second budget hearing

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Today

Clayton County Public Schools is scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the district's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro. The school system is also scheduled to hold an additional public hearing on the budget on June 6, at a time to be determined.

The Eddie J. White K-8 Academy's choral students will perform a free spring concert on Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 11808 Panhandle Road, in Hampton. Call (770)472-2850.

The Clayton County Library System's Headquarters branch, located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro, will host a Georgia Archaeology Month program, titled "Ted Key tells Creek Stories" on Thursday, May 12, from 7 p.m., to 8 p.m. Key, a professional storyteller and Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc. docent, will tell stories about the Creek Indians who once lived in the Clayton County area during the event. Participants will be able to participate in "make-it-and-take-it" craft activities as well as receive a small "surprise" bag. Participants are asked to call in advance before attending the event. Call (770)473-3850.

May 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will host a "King Karnival" on Thursday, May 19, from 4 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the school, at 5745 West Lee's Mill Road, in College Park. Call (770)991-4651.

May 31

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its May work session on Tuesday, May 31, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Notes

The White House Academy, Inc., located at 191 South Main Street, in Jonesboro, has announced it will hold a summer camp for area youths from May 23, through June 30. Each week, the camp will be held Monday, through Thursday, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., and participating youngsters will participate in activities that focus on science, computer programming, business and career development, culinary arts, music and entertainment, fashion and design, health and fitness, and juvenile law. The participants will also play sports and take field trips. The academy will also host academic support programs for children in the third-, through tenth-grades. The summer camp and academic support programs are free, and open to students who attend low-achieving Title I schools in Clayton County, and who qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Free and Reduced Lunch program. E-mail thewhitehouseacademy@yahoo.com, or call (404)735-8939.

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.