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School Notebook - November 16, 2011

Thursday, Nov. 17

American Education Week is Nov. 13-19, and the Clayton County Educators Association (CCEA) will sponsor its annual event, on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at J.R. Crickets, located on Tara Boulevard, in Jonesboro.

The Forest Park Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., at the school, which is located at 5452 Phillips Drive in Forest Park. Making a Difference Awards will be presented during the meeting, to community members, parents and students. Call (404) 362-3890.

Friday, Nov. 18

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

Sunday, Nov. 20

Dion Glover, a former member of the NBA Atlanta Hawks, will bring the “Hoops and Hope –– Stop the Bullying Tour” back to Riverdale at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. The celebrity basketball game will be held at Drew High School, located at 6237 Garden Walk Blvd., in Riverdale. Current NBA players who will join Glover on the celebrity roster are Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Damien Wilkins, all of the Atlanta Hawks; Jarrett Jack, of the New Orleans Hornets; Lou Williams, of the Philadelphia 76ers; and Solomon Jones, of the Indiana Pacers. Tickets are $10 each, and all children under 10 years old will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Notes:

Air Force Reserve Airman Theo M. Huger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Huger is a 2008 graduate of North Clayton High School, and is the son of Betty Huger, of Atlanta.

Army National Guard Pvt. Terrell Simmons graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. Simmons is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School, and is the son of Jermie Bridgewater, of Riverdale.

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.

Ongoing

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.#