Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Solomon Drake graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Drake, a 2009 graduate of Jonesboro High School, is the son of Rhonda Whitaker of Concord, N.C. (Special Photo)
MORROW — The public is invited to attend Clayton County Public Schools’ next health planning informational meeting set for Nov. 14. The meeting is from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Morrow City Hall, 1500 Morrow Road.
Organizers plan to discuss the Comprehensive Health Planning Grant recently awarded to the district. The planning grant will allow the district to develop its first school-based health care center.
Workshop is Saturday
Clayton County Public Schools Division of Exceptional Students will host a Parent University Workshop Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The event will be in the Eula Ponds Perry Center for Learning cafeteria, 137 Spring St. in Jonesboro. Sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m.
meeting Nov. 7
Clayton County Public Schools dual enrollment student-parent meeting is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7, It will be held at the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center, 1087 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro.
Kemp Primary to
Kemp Primary School will host a Tribute to Veterans program Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Military veterans are invited to attend and be recognized. The school is at 1090 McDonough Road in Hampton. Questions can be asked of school officials at 678-610-4300.
Free kids meals for costume-wearers
Piccadilly is offering free kids meals from, Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 for children 12 and under in costume who dine in at the restaurant.
“Piccadilly is proud to give kids the ‘treat’ of a free well-balanced meal,” said Angele Anson, Piccadilly’s vice president of marketing. “This promotion is great way for us to encourage family time by dining at Piccadilly.”
Clayton’s holiday food drive underway
Clayton County Public Schools is hosting its annual Holiday Food Drive through Nov. 15.
The district’s social work service department is encouraging residents to join the effort to help provide needy families with food items for the holidays.
The charity drive is collecting non-perishable foods (canned and boxed) water and juice. Donors are also asked to drop off meats at the Morrow Annex, 2260 Old Rex-Morrow Road. To find out how else to help, visit www.clayton.k12.ga.us.
Clayton State to host second Degree Completion event, Oct. 29
The Division of Enrollment Management and Academic Success at Clayton State University will hold its second Degree Completion event Tuesday, Oct. 29. It is designed to attract prospective students in the area who have earned college credit, but have not yet earned a degree. The event is from 5 until 8 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. No reservation is needed.
Forger to speak at Clayton State, Nov. 7
The Clayton Media and Entertainment Association will host a special guest lecture by producer and recording engineer Matt Forger. The discussion, “Path to Success: Lessons Learned Working with Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones,” will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Clayton State University.
Forger will be lecturing from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Student Activities Center. His presentation is free and open to the public, the ballroom will be set up to seat about 400, so it might be a good idea to come early. There will also be live video streaming to other locations on campus. For directions, visit www.clayton.edu.
Williams wins Poison Prevention Week
Council Poster Contest
Kayla Michelle Williams of Ellenwood is a winner in the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest.
Williams’ drawing was selected as the top poster in the kindergarten through second grade category in the annual contest sponsored by the Poison Prevention Week Council. Her poster depicted various household scenarios where children can come into contact with hazardous substances. Her message: “Bad things happen to good people. Keep poisons out of (the) reach of children.”
The winning artwork in each division will be featured on the 2014 National Poison Prevention Week posters. Winning posters can be viewed and ordered at www.poisonprevention.org/poster.htm.
Clayton residents get
Georgia Military College at the Fairburn campus announced several Clayton County residents received academic honors this fall.
The college’s president’s list includes Ebele Nibo of Forest Park; Olasunkanmi Akerele, Ayomitunde Fafore and Jessica Wilson, all of Jonesboro; Izi Aigbiremolen, Brooke Enahoro and Nicole Parker, all of Riverdale. The dean’s list included Usiosefe Gray of Ellenwood; Quyen Vong of Forest Park; Kate Anieke, Kalel Bolton, Dereck Bradley, Markson Fraser, Jazzmine Jorden and Cora Price, all of Jonesboro; Sarah Nkansah, Folake Oduroye and Sophotra Phun, all of Riverdale.
Those named to the president’s list earned a semester grade point average of 3.7 or above. dean’s list honorees earn a GPA between 3.2 and 3.69 for the semester.
Army Pvts. Rosa Velasquez and Antonio Williams Jr. have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Velasquez, a 2011 graduate of Mundy’s Mill High School, is the daughter of Freddy Velasquez of Jonesboro.
Williams, a 2012 graduate of Jonesboro High School, is the son of Antonio Williams of Ellenwood. He is also the son of Tori Moore and stepson of Bledso Moore, both of Jonesboro.
Army Spec. Derek Slaughter has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Slaughter, a 2006 graduate of Mount Zion High School, is the son of Darlene Wade of Houston, Texas, and Derek Slaughter Sr. of Jonesboro. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.