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School Notebook - February 29, 2012

Today-April 30

The Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will host its third Annual Scholarship opportunity for an educational trip to Jekyll Island, Ga. This scholarship is designed for seventh-grade and eighth-grade students who reside in Clayton County. Students will 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 Parks and Recreation Department will accept applications now, through April 30, 2012. The application and flyer that provide additional information about the scholarship and the trip, can be found at www.claytonparks.com, under the Kids Outdoors tab.

Pre-K Registration

Clayton County Public Schools' Pre-K registration for the 2012-2013 Pre-k Lottery will be held at each Pre-k site, Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9. The child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, to qualify for Georgia's Pre-K Program. Regular registration hours are 8:30 a.m., to 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Extended registration hours are Thursday, March 8, from 1 p.m., to 6 p.m. Acceptance into Clayton County Public Schools' Pre-k classes will be based on a “computer-generated” lottery system for each site, with priority given to children residing within the individual school attendance areas. Parents may register their child for only one Clayton County Public Schools Pre-k site.

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.#