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Parking Company Donates Supplies to North Clayton High

Via The Daily View:  

Standard Parking Corporation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport donated a large amount of school supplies to North Clayton High School on Friday, Sept. 17. 

The supplies, which will be distributed to students at the school, consisted of pencils, spiral notebooks, pens, notebook paper, and reams of copy paper.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and North Clayton High have been Partners in Education since 2001.   

Clayton County Charter School Still Accepting Applications

Scholars Academy has a new look for the new school year. Two weeks ago, students dressed in blue and yellow uniforms and gathered for their first day of class on the campus of Lakewin Christian Center (6649 Church Street, Riverdale).

Elsa R. Celestine, the school’s principal, states, "This is an exciting time for us. Going into our third year has been a very rewarding experience particularly after making annual yearly progress, last school year. We are excited about our new location and our teachers and staff will continue to offer the best education possible to our students."

Scholars Academy has no tuition or entrance fees. However, unlike traditional public schools, Scholars Academy does not limit enrollment to zoning or district areas. The Academy can enroll students in grades K-5 from anywhere within Clayton County. Limited Space is still available for kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Rex Middle Dance Dept. to Dance at Orange Bowl

Via The Daily View:

The Rex Mill Middle dance department has been invited to perform at half-time of the nationally televised Miami Orange Bowl football game on Jan. 3, 2011, announced Heather A. Keilwitz, dance director.
 
Twenty Yellow Jackets will visit Miami, Fla., from Dec. 31 - Jan. 4. "We have been busy raising funds for the girls to attend," Keilwitz said. "The department has been collecting money from school dances and selling concessions." 
 
Proceeds from this Saturday's Family Fun day also will be used to support the trip. "The girls are making their goal of performing at the half time of the Miami Orange Bowl a reality! Keilwitz continued.
 
The Orange Bowl trip also will be a pleasant reminder for Keilwitz.

Grandparents Day at Church Street Elementary

Via The Daily View:

Ask elementary school students and you will probably hear that Grandparent Day is any day they can spend time with Nana and Big Daddy.

National Grandparents Day, which has been celebrated since 1979, merely put a stamp of approval on the celebrated time that children officially have to do what they enjoy doing - spending valuable time with grandparents.

North Clayton Middle toured Freedom's Sisters Exhibit

The North Clayton Middle Girls' Leadership Academy recently jump-started their school year with a tour of the Freedom's Sisters Exhibition at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

The Freedom's Sisters exhibit was created by the Cincinnati Museum Center as a means to provide an interactive model of 20 of America's most notable female history makers.

The collection of African American women included such contributors as: Ella Jo Baker, Ida B.

TOTY Finalists Announced

The district has named the finalists in the selection process for the 2011 Clayton County Public School's Teacher of the Year. The teachers selected as finalists are:

Samuel Wayne West is a teacher of middle grades at Rex Mill Middle School. He has 11 years of teaching experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from Fort Valley State University, a master’s degree from Strayer University, and a specialist’s degree from Liberty University.

Fareedah Wright Lockhart is a fifth grade teacher at McGarrah Elementary School. She has been teaching for nine years and holds a bachelor’s degree from Alabama A&M University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and a specialist’s degree from Mercer University.

Natasha Clarke-Grant is a teacher of first grade at Lake City Elementary School.

Mundy's Mill High Wins Presidential Award

Mundy's Mill High Transition/Career Technical Inservice or CTI students were presented the Presidential Bronze Service Award for their dedication to making a positive difference in their community through volunteerism. They were honored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank at the Carter Center. 

The student program received a congratulatory letter signed by President Barack Obama, a certificate bearing the presidential seal and a presidential pin.