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School Notebook - May 2, 2012

Today

Clayton County Public Schools’ Exceptional Student Department will host its Special Olympics Track and Field activities from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Twelve Oaks Stadium. Participants will compete in track and field events, including sprints and long jump.

Friday

Clayton County Public Schools’ Exceptional Student Department will host a “Field Day” for students with Orthopedic Impairments Friday, May 4, at "The Beach," from 10:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m. It will feature athletic events for students with orthopedic impairments in all grade levels.

Saturday

Clayton State University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 5. There will be two ceremonies, the first starting at 9 a.m., and the second, at noon. Both will be held in the Clayton State Athletics & Fitness Center, located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., on the main campus in Morrow. The commencement speaker for both events will be former Atlanta mayor and U. N. Ambassador, Andrew Young. The 9 a.m., ceremony will feature approximately 240 graduates from the College of Business, the College of Health, and the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences. The noon ceremony will include approximately 280 graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Wednesday, May, 9

Clayton County Public Schools’ Exceptional Student Department will host its “Very Special Arts Festival,” from 9:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at the Performing Arts Center. Elementary and Middle school students from the Autism, Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, and Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities classrooms will have the opportunity to make crafts, and participate in activities with a "Decades" theme.

Friday, May, 11

Clayton County Public Schools’ Exceptional Student Department will host the third annual Autism Banquet, “Shining a Light on Autism and Celebrating our Autism Superheroes,” from 5:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 11, at Drew High School. Tickets are $5 per person. Students from the Autism Program will perform, and dinner will be provided.

Notes

Forest Park High has become an official testing center for Certiport Testing, the testing agency that certifies Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) students in the Computer Networking Pathway.

Clayton County Public Schools’ Career Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Department will be conducting a business expo Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m., for middle school students to become associated with business leaders in the community. The event will take place at 5934 Trammel Road. For more information, call (770) 515-7694.

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.