The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its monthly board meeting Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.
Victoria Rice is a fifth-grader at McGarrah Elementary School who has been selected to attend the 2012 Junior National Young Leaders Conference this summer. Now, it’s just a matter of raising the money to go.
The event is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Amphitheater in front of Riverdale City Hall, located at 7210 Church Street. The event is free to the public.
Alpha Lambda Delta is installing a chapter at Clayton State University next month, and 44 charter members will be inducted into the national honor society for first-year students.
Four Clayton County students, from Morrow and Mount Zion high schools, are selected for this summer's Governor's Honors Program.
Officials with the Clayton County Extension office in Jonesboro have made it a priority to assist teen parents raising their infant children. On Thursday evening, at First Presbyterian Baptist Church in Jonesboro, 14 teen parents attended a “Pamper Party” where they were introduced to a program called “Parents as Teachers.”
Clayton Parks and Rec host youth event Saturday
An Easter egg hunt, with more than 1,000 plastic eggs filled with “yummy candy,” will be held at Clayton County’s International Park, located at 2300 Hwy 138 SE, in Jonesboro this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The City of Riverdale presented a proclamation to resident Brew Graham, 97, the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman, on Monday. Local dignitaries and community members showered him with praise and applause.
A Henry County resident opens business in Jonesboro.
School hosts math competition to prep for CRCT
Students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades competed in the MathFest Competition at Church Street Elementary in Riverdale.
“What you put in your body, is what will come out,” said Chuck Smith, the retired defensive end, and former captain of the Atlanta Falcons, in his address to scores of youngsters, at Babb Middle School, on Thursday.
Scholarship fund-raiser to honor Obama’s ancestor
Gail Buckner, the former state legislator who represented Clayton County in the Georgia General Assembly for nearly two decades, and 11 of her friends have started a scholarship fund in honor of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, who had roots in Clayton County.
The Georgia Department of Education has released a second list of schools in the state whose performance in certain bench-mark categories needs improvement.
Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon will be speaking to fourth and fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School at 9 a.m., about Women in History.
Transitioning back into civilian life has not been easy for Andrew Quintero, a soldier in the United States Military for 11 years. Quintero has been deployed three times to Iraq and said during his second deployment he watched 27 of his close friends lose their lives on the battlefield.
Rex Mill Middle School seventh-grader Brittany Chopra will represent Clayton County Schools at the Georgia Association of Educators’ 51st Anniversary State Spelling Bee.
Clayton County Public Schools is extending a invitation to all parents, students, and community members this weekend, to come out and enjoy educational games, activities, workshops, refreshments, and giveaways.
Clayton State University officials are pushing for college students to submit ideas for an upcoming conference about social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society.
Through the years, the faces of teachers, staff and students have changed continually at Riverdale Elementary School. However, there’s one person who has remained dedicated to the school.
Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business Building.
The Clayton County Sheriffs Office has arrested a woman they allege robbed another woman at knifepoint.
White Academy’s all-girls dance team, The Dynamic Dancers, recently performed in the Southeast Region Spinal Cord Benefit, to honor Zac Bradley, a 2010 graduate of North Clayton High.
Prevention agencies host HIV/AIDS awareness event
Women from all walks of life came together this week at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center in Morrow to celebrate National Women’s and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. During the celebration, the participants were fixated on the television set in the center of the room, listening to testimonials from women who are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and its effects.
To help residents become homeowners
Several Clayton County dignitaries and public officials have joined the City of Riverdale in launching a $15 million housing initiative, known as “Get Home Now.” It is designed to give residents a chance at becoming homeowners, and, thereby, spur the rehabilitation of distressed homes, and stimulate home sales.
MLK Elementary hosts multicultural event
The aromas of Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine filled the air at Martin Luther King Elementary School’s cafeteria in College Park. Several parents, teachers and students came out to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration.
Several parents, teachers and students came out to College Park's Martin Luther King Elementary School to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration this week.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal stops by Huie Elementary School in Forest Park to read to kindergarten and first-grade students as part of her “Read Across Georgia” tour.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that more Georgia universities and colleges have agreed to match funds for Georgia’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program.
Eagle’s Landing High among challengers
The Southern Crescent area will be well-represented at the Georgia Mock Trial State Competition, later this month, as two Clayton County high schools and one Henry County high school are set to test their skills and knowledge in the courtroom.
Clayton State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program is ranked as one of the top 20 country in the country, according to the education web site GetEducated.com.
During Monday night’s board of education meeting, school district officials presented several updates on the operation of the school system, but sparks seemed to ignite among board members over the district’s personnel policy.
Gov. Nathan Deal is leading the push for Georgia to produce an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2020.
Jonesboro church expands food pantry
Deborah Mollineaux, of Jonesboro, said she recently lost her job, and was having to face the harsh reality of either choosing to pay her rent and electric bill, or buy food.
For some students at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School, mathematics can be a daunting subject to master. Thursday, at the school’s annual Career Day event, some called math their least-favorite subject. But Juarez Jackson, an engineer at Lockheed Martin, who was one of the of the many career-day presenters, declared to the students that, “Math is easy.”
He relates math to everything
Through the eyes of Morrow High School senior, Michael Hollyday, just about everything in the world is viewed mathematically.
Coaches at 7 schools to get free meals
Gov. Nathan Deal has declared Feb. 20-26, as the fourth annual “Coaches Week” in Georgia. In keeping with that declaration, Applebee’s restaurants in the metro area are celebrating athletic coaches this week, for being positive role models in the lives of youths.
Danica Manns said she knows exactly what she wants to be in life.
Kalyn Wilson, 18, said she was taken by surprise when she found out she had been selected as the STAR student for Riverdale High School.
Will host information sessions
The Clayton State University School of Nursing is pushing to increase diversity in the nursing profession, by recruiting more Hispanics, according to John Shiffert, director of university relations.
Aims to assist at-risk mothers, babies
It was earlier this month that officials with the Clayton County Board of Health introduced a new initiative: the “Parents as Teachers (PAT), Born to Learn” curriculum, which is operated through the board’s home visiting services program.
Angela Dawson, the mother of a Clayton County middle school student, has filed suit against the Clayton County School District, Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, former Eddie White Academy Assistant Principal Tyrus McDowell, and a former School Resource Officer, Ricky Redding
Those who are homebound will get them
Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, along with his brothers in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, wanted to do something to warm the hearts of seniors this winter.
Haynie Elementary hosts math competition
Walking into the gymnasium at the B.C. Haynie Elementary School this week, was like stepping onto a simulated football field. The theme music for the National Football League (NFL) played in the background. Scores of youngsters were chanting –– back and forth –– at one another, and teachers wore the jersey’s of their favorite NFL teams.
Clayton County Public Schools has announced the winners of the school system’s third Academic Gallery.
The Lovejoy High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ academic team competed against more than 200 teams from around the nation, to advance to Level II of the AFJROTC Academic Bowl.
Hartsfield-Jackson hosts event for area schools
To celebrate Black History month, students from several schools in the metro area –– including one from Clayton County –– were invited to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to experience a day in aviation. They participated in an essay contest, too.
Approximately 704 slots will be available, next school year, for parents interested in signing up their youngsters for free, pre-kindergarten –– or pre-k –– classes in the Clayton County School System, according to Cynthia Roberts, the district’s coordinating supervisor for the program.
Accounting students at Clayton State University have been busy the past month reviewing all the tax changes for 2011. They are prepping to participate in the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
Clayton School District hosts third Academic Gallery
Terrel Hamilton couldn’t stop doting over his son, Dontae, 7.
The U.S. Department of Education has approved Georgia’s request for a waiver from the strict mandates of the No Child Left Act, according to State School Superintendent John Barge.