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School Notebook - September 21, 2011

Wednesday

The Clayton County Library System’s Riverdale Branch will hold a “Free GED Preparation” class on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at the library, located at 420 Valley Hill Road, in Riverdale. Call (770) 472-8100.

Thursday

The Clayton County Library System’s Headquarters Branch will host “My F.O.C.C.U.S.,” a College Readiness Series, Thursday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m., to 8:45 p.m., at the library, at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its scheduled Work Session Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.

Notes

Lovejoy High School will host its homecoming Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lovejoy High School, located a, 1587 McDonough Road, in Hampton. The parade and festival will be from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., and the homecoming game will start at 7:30 p.m., those interested in vendor space, should contact Bonnie Waring, at (770) 473-2920.

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. The event 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 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/.

Ongoing

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.#