School Notebook - September 7, 2011


The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its scheduled Board Meeting Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.


The Forest Park High School PTSA (Parent Teacher School Association) meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m., at Forest Park High School, 5452 Phillips Drive, in Forest Park. During the meeting, “Making A Difference Awards” will be presented to parents, community supporters, and students. Featured guests expected to be present include Kysha Cameron, and Rhythm and Blues artist, Angie Stone.


Darton College announced that the following students from Clayton County made the Deans and Merit lists for the 2011 summer semester: Robert D. Sparks, of Jonesboro, made the Dean List. KaMeesha F Barker, and Jada L Davis, also of Jonesboro, made the Merit List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have earned a 3.4, or higher, grade point average. To qualify for the Merit’s List, a student must be a part-time student and also maintain a 3.4 grade point average, or higher.

The Clayton State University Foundation’s Annual Town & Gown Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, at Eagle’s Landing Golf & Country Club, in Stockbridge. Registration is under way for both golfers and sponsors. Teams can register for $500, or individuals can register for $150 and be placed with a team the day of the event. Sponsorships are available on six different levels, including: Event Sponsor ($5,000), Co-Tournament Sponsor ($2,500), Laker Sponsor ($1,000), Player Gift Sponsor ($1,000), Food Sponsor ($200), and Hole Sponsor ($150 per hole). In addition, the foundation is accepting donations of prizes, raffle items, and food. Call (678) 466-4463.

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will host its Third Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, in the Student Activities Center. Registration runs through Friday, Sept. 23, and is free to Clayton State students. Clayton State faculty and staff pay $20, non-Clayton State attendees, pay $35. Registration is available online at: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/diversityconference/.

Clayton State’s University Health Services (UHS) will be offering flu shots for the Clayton State, and surrounding, communities. No appointment is necessary for the shots, which can be administered to individuals, age three 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, test-preparation materials (SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, occupational aptitude tests, etc.), 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.#