Tuesday, May 29

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its monthly work session meeting, at 5:30 p.m., at the Administrative Complex, located at 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.


The following is a list of some of the programs offered in the county this summer:

• Clayton State University’s youth camps will begin Monday, June 11, and will be open to Clayton County youngsters, ages 7 to 16. Those who are interested in participating can visit the Continuing Education web site at www.conted.clayton.edu, for detailed information about each course, location and fees.

•Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has extended the registration deadline for its 2012 Summer Music Camp. The camp will run from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. While the regular registration has been extended to Friday, June 1, parents can still register their students after that date, but for an increased fee. All information on registration and the Summer Music Camp can be found at: http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summermusiccamp. Checks may be made payable to Clayton State University and mailed to Spivey Hall with the registration form, payment form, waiver, and music teacher’s recommendation. For more information, email EducationManager@SpiveyHall.org, or call (678) 466-4481.

• Space is also still available for local children to sign up for Arts Clayton's two-week Kaleidoscope and Young Teen Art camps, which will take place from June 4, to June 15, at James A. Jackson Elementary School, located at 7711 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro. Elizabeth Gower, the administrator for both camps, said she can take in another 30 elementary-school-age children for the Kaleidoscope Art Camp, and up to 15 more middle-school children for the Young Teen Art Camp. Gower said Kaleidoscope participants can sign up for virtually any of the performing arts and visual arts classes.

“We need more performers, we need more kids in general,” she said. Children who participate in the Kaleidoscope Art Camp take one performing arts class, and one visual arts class. The camp administrator said she only has space, in the Young Teen Art Camp, for teenagers interested in taking classes in ceramics, 3-D sculptures, painting and singing. Registration costs $180 per child for the Kaleidoscope Art Camp, and $225 per class for the Young Teen Art Camp. Applications can be picked up at the Arts Clayton Gallery, located at 136 South Main Street, in Jonesboro. The camps will run from 8:30 a.m., to 12:15 p.m., each day. Call (770) 473-5826, for more information.

• Clayton County Parks and Recreation will be offering Teen Summer League Basketball for all high school students. Registration is open now until June 2. Those interested in signing up, can visit the Clayton County Parks and Recreation web site at www.claytonparks.com, for more information.


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.