School Notebook - November 2, 2011


The Clayton County Library System’s Headquarters Branch will host “Imagi-Natura Storytime” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 7 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. For more details, call (770) 473-3850.

Monday, Nov. 7

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold is business meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.

The Clayton County Library System’s Jonesboro Branch will host “Pilgrims and Indians Stories” on Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 p.m., to 7:45 p.m. The branch is located at 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 478-1720.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next monthly informational Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 p.m., to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the University’s Harry S. Downs Center, on the main campus, in Morrow.


Riverdale Middle School, Center of Hope Church, and Mother’s House are hosting a holiday canned-food drive, from Oct. 17, through Nov. 18. For more information, contact Celeste Williams at (770) 994-4045.

The 2011 Michael B. King Spelling Legal-Bee will be held on Saturday, Dec.17, at the National Archives, in Morrow. The spelling contest will begin at 9 a.m. The deadline for submitting registration forms is Friday, Dec. 16. There is no registration fee. The top spellers in the elementary school division, and middle school division will receive $150, and trophies. The second-through-seventh-place spellers will receive trophies, and $100, $75, $50, $25, $15, or $5, respectively.


Clayton State University Health Services (UHS) is offering flu shots for the Clayton State, and surrounding, communities. No appointment is necessary for the shots, which can be administered to individuals, age 3 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/.

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including online practice tests and tutorials in math, reading, and writing, as well as test-preparation materials for the SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, and Occupational Aptitude Tests. Also available are 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.#