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CLAYTON SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: May 9, 2012

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.

Thursday, May 10

Clayton County Public Schools is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

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 is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget on Thursday, May 17, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

The Clayton County Branch of the NAACP is proud to announce that six Clayton County Public Schools students will be competing in the National NAACP ACT-SO Competition. They are: Asten Evans, 12th grade, Mt. Zion High, competing in Poetry and Photography; Whayne Clarke, Jr., 11th grade, Lovejoy High, in Music Composition and Music Instrumental Contemporary; Mercedes Elston, 10th grade, Mt. Zion High, in Music Vocal Contemporary; Ishmael Williams, 9th grade, Forest Park High, competing in Drawing; Anita Bennett, 11th grade, Mt. Zion High, in Drama; and Michael Morris, Mt. Zion High, in Dance. The event, in Houston,Texas July 5-8, will give the students the opportunity to meet and compete with their peers from across the country. More than 260,000 students have participated nationally since it started in 1978. Students have a chance not only to do what they love, but to be rewarded through scholarships and other opportunities.

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.