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District to host charity golf tournament

Friday

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its third annual Promoting Student Achievement (PSA) Golf Tournament, on Friday, April 20, at Lake Spivey Golf Club, located at 8255 Clubhouse Way. The 18-hole contest will benefit the school system’s student scholarship fund and promote college enrollment. The cost to participate is $125 per individual, or $500 per four-member team. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 18. The fee includes tournament play, a box lunch that is placed on golf carts, an awards dinner, and tournament gifts and prizes. Several levels of sponsorships are available that range from a low of $1,500 to a high of $5,000. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and is limited to the first 36 four-person teams. A shotgun start at noon will mark the beginning of the tournament, and a dinner and awards program will be held at 5 p.m., or at the completion of the contest. Individuals and teams wishing to play in the tournament, become a sponsor, or who need additional information, can contact Teri Rodgers, PSA Committee member, at (770) 473-2700.

Saturday

The Clayton County Library System’s Lovejoy Branch will host “Spring Yard Sale” on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Featured items may include gently used clothes, books, food and much more. Contact Amelia McBride at (770) 472-8129, to reserve a space, or for more information.

Mundy’s Mill High School will host a “Community Day Saturday,” April 21, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Community Day will include a yard sale on the school grounds starting at 7 a.m. Parents, faculty and staff will participate in the Comcast Cares, a day of volunteer service inside the school starting at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., the school will host a parade to celebrate the Mundy’s Mill High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps championship win. The school is located at 9652 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro. For more information, call (678) 817-3008 for inquiries concerning table purchase fee, vendor fee or parade entry fee.

The Clayton State University Office of Recruitment and Admissions will hold its 2012 Spring Open House on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting in the Clayton State Student Activities Center.

Notes

Clayton County Public Schools will host “500 Women Stand In the Gap” event on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Mundy’s Mill High School located at 9652 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro. For more information, call (678) 817-3000.

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department invites seventh- and eighth-grade students to participate in the third annual scholarship opportunity to Jekyll Island. Students will have to write a 250-word-or-less essay about an outdoor activity they wish to participate in (must choose from a designated list outlined by the Georgia Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights). The deadline to submit all essays and application is April 30, 2012. A total of 12 students will be chosen to attend a three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Jekyll Island this July 17, 18, and 19. For more information, contact (770) 603-4005.

Army National Guard Pvt. Demetrius Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. Smith is a 2010 graduate of Lovejoy High School, and is the son of Kelli Smith, of Jonesboro, and Charles Giles, of Wellford, S.C.

Ongoing

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.