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School Notebook - January 18, 2012

Saturday, Jan. 21

The Five Hundred Men Standing In the GAP Conference, will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 a.m., to noon, at Mundy's Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, in Jonesboro. The meeting is open to male students, grades, 5th through 12th. For more details, call (678) 817-3000.

The Clayton County Schools Department of Guidance and Counseling will host a “100 Days Kindergarten Carnival” Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m., to noon. The event will be held in the Mundy’s Mill Middle School Gymnasium, located at 1251 Mundy’s Mill Road, in Jonesboro.

Notes

Clayton County Public School’s District Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m., to noon, at the Recreation Outreach Center of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, located at 148 Church Street, Jonesboro.

Clayton County Public Schools will host the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m., to noon, at Smith Street Elementary School, located at 6340 Hwy. 42 South, Rex. For more information, call (770) 960-5750

Clayton County Public School’s “Hear Our Voices Speech Contest” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m., to noon, at the Recreation Outreach Center of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, located at 148 Church Street, Jonesboro.

Ongoing

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 years old, and older. Costs 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, 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.#