Organizers estimate more than 500 people turned out for the anti-violence awareness event Monday.
Lovejoy City Council tabled its $3.45 million budget proposal Monday for review until its May meeting. The budget includes revenues that are expected to exceed expenditures by $7,638.
Lake City Elementary, Elite Scholars Academy top-performers
Officials reported this week that half the school district’s campuses did not make gains in the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from 2012 to 2013.
School officials are investigating a case of alleged employee misconduct linked to charges of sexual assault and exploitation and on-campus weapon possession.
The ‘Reconnect, Renew and Reestablish’ grand re-opening for the newly-renovated Forest Park High was held April 19, and included several state legislators, school board members, city officials and community leaders.
Educators urge consistency, preparation for students
Clayton County Public Schools is hosting a kindergarten registration event May 12-16. The event takes place at each elementary school daily, from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Clayton County Public Schools’ Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament is set for Friday, April 25.
Officials have set a time for the anti-violence awareness event they are calling “Clayton Proud.”
The Easter egg hunt Saturday was part of activities during the Second Annual Rex Community Spring Fling Yard Sale presented by Historic Rex Mill Inc.’s Step-up Program.
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center is offering a child abuse prevention training session Monday at its Hampton office.
Tuesday is the deadline for residents to provide input on the Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search survey.
School renovation ‘reconnects, renews and reestablishs’
Despite a volatile winter of extremes, workers have managed to keep to a tight construction schedule at Forest Park High, completing the project in time for the school’s grand reopening Saturday, April 19.
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School officials are planning for the district’s annual Title I Parent Academy, hosted by its office of federal programs. The event’s theme is “Engaging, Educating and Empowering Parents.”
Officials are reminding taxpayers who have yet to file income taxes that they can avoid stiff penalties by e-filing or requesting an extension before the April 15 deadline.
The Rex Community Spring Fling Yard Sale is coming up Saturday, April 12.
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Kemp Primary was one of 20 Georgia schools to earn the highest percentage of participation in the Get Active, Get Fit program, which earned the school a live dance party hosted by Radio Disney.
Superintendent Luvenia Jackson said finance officers are studying proposals for next year’s budget and employee pay raises are included in the options they are considering.
Beams of sunlight pierced the sprouting canopy and danced in the wind about their faces as they tended their garden.
Clayton County Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Department sponsored a College and Career Expo Saturday.
Roughly 100 parents turned out to Parent University hosted Saturday by Clayton County Public Schools’ Division of Exceptional Students.
Officials plan to address the issue at an anti-violence community awareness event April 21 at the Juvenile Justice Center in Jonesboro.
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Dr. Susan Odom was one of the 12 individuals selected as a 2013-14 Governor’s Teaching Fellow.
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger impressed students with her ability to speak Russian.
Members of the Clayton County Board of Education hashed out the beginnings of plans to redistribute existing student populations.
City Council is planning to kick off its first party of the year with the annual Summer Block Party Series April 12, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., at Mayor’s Park downtown.
Many of them already know the value of money, the value of hard work and the value of their time.
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The Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until May 1. The foundation awards up to $1,000 scholarships annually.
Student, father recognized for community service
Council has approved an ordinance that grants Lovejoy authority to regulate right-of-way responsibilities.
Clayton County Public Schools Nutrition Services Department hosted its first tasting symposium Friday, featuring nearly 250 students from about a dozen schools.
School board member Charlton Bivins was among the many faces at “The Heart of the Matter: A Community Health Fair” hosted by Clayton County Public Schools.
An unemployed kindergarten teacher is due to get her job back and more than two years back pay. That is according to her attorney.
The Choice Bus, students, prison, education, Clayton County Public Schools, Kendrick Middle, Jonesboro Middle.
A survey is available for residents to provide input on Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search process.
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Clayton County Public Schools will sponsor “The Heart of the Matter: A Community Health Fair” Saturday at Sequoyah Middle, 95 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale. The fair begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
North Clayton Middle, Lovejoy High latest lockdowns in Clayton
North Clayton Middle and Lovejoy High were locked down this week in response to a perceived threat of a weapon on campus.
Parent Academy is set for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Forest Park career day
Morrow resident Ronney James, who ministers at a church in Atlanta, said he was glad to find alternatives to health insurance.
A recent fight on a bus revealed the pressing need to replace the district’s outdated system of video recording.
Promotes literacy among youth
Morrow Elementary youth received an early-morning surprise this week from Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal.
Respond to alleged ‘sexual’ activity among kindergarners
School officials continue to investigate whether there was negligence on the part of personnel at a school where allegations of sexual activity among four kindergartners were reported.
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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is still accepting volunteer scholarship nominations through March 14.
Blooms of color are scattered throughout the Southern Crescent, early and seemingly confused by the oscillations of warm and cold temperatures.
Oral argument has been granted the Clayton County Board of Education in an appeals case regarding the certification of an employee working in the classroom.
Residents have another opportunity to provide input on the Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search process.
Clayton County Public Schools officials have announced the district will make up one of its snow days this month using a staff development day.
Chief Clarence E. Cox III said he was pleased with the response of the school resource officer at Riverdale High Feb. 28.
The children sang the sounds of farm animals, clock mechanisms and household pets.
Chief Clarence E. Cox III will speak before the Clayton County Board of Education Monday regarding the Feb. 28 incident in which a Riverdale High student was found in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.
The Clayton County Board of Education has a handful of action items set for its regular meeting Monday.