School Notebook - February 15, 2012


Clayton County Public Schools will host the “50 Million Dollar Scholarship Parent Meeting Financial Aid Work Session” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., at the Professional Learning Building, located at 1087 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro.

UniverSoul Circus is supplying North Clayton High School with 50 tickets to a performance of the show that is being held under the Big Top Tent at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Turner Field. Students are receiving tickets for participating in the “Food For The Soul” program. UniverSoul Circus will perform in Atlanta now, through Feb. 26.

Thursday, Friday, and Monday, Feb. 16-20

Clayton County’s public schools and the administration building will be closed in observance of winter break and Presidents Day. Schools will resume normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church on Main Street, in the Christian Activities Building. The guest speaker will be Edie Yongue, executive director of "Keep Forest Park Beautiful." For additional information, contact Wilton Marchman at (770) 946-4631, or at: wmarchman@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Smith Elementary School will host a “Career Day,” from 8:30 a.m., to noon Wednesday, and Thursday, Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. The goal is to expose students to a variety of career fields and professions. Smith Elementary is located at 6340 Highway 42 South, in Rex. For more information, contact Terrance Campbell at (770) 960-5758.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Hawthorne Elementary School Assistant Principal Mike Thompson has announced that a “Parent Curriculum Night” (math and science) will be held at the school on Thursday, Feb. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. All parents are invited to participate.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Clayton County Public Schools will present its third annual “Unity in the Community College Fair and Step Show” on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mundy's Mill High School. A free college fair and fine arts showcase will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a marching band showcase featuring Forest Park, Drew, Mundy's Mill, and Jonesboro high schools, from 11:30 a.m., until 1 p.m. The step show will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 at all district schools.


Clayton State University will host its Fifth Annual African-American Read-In on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in room G101 of the Arts & Sciences Building. The public is invited to attend. This year’s Read-In will feature two sessions, the first from 12:45 p.m., to 2 p.m., and the second from 2:10 p.m., to 3:25 p.m. The Read-In is sponsored by the National Council of English Teachers. In order to participate, Clayton State students will be asked to read from a work authored by an African-American writer. Contact Dr. LaJuan Simpson at lajuansimpson@clayton.edu, or (678) 466-4558.

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.#