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Clayton State Graduate Studies offers open house

Morrow -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies next open house will be held on Tuesday.

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Sixteen George Walton Academy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Sixteen students at George Walton Academy have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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GPC to hold Dual Enrollment info session

Georgia Perimeter College will hold a Dual Enrollment information session at its Newton Campus, off Ga. Highway 11 in Covington, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the lecture hall in building 2N.

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Shoal Creek names top students

Shoal Creek Elementary School recently named its Students of the Month for September. The winners are Ajanae Pullen, Alexander Thomas, Alexandrea Pritchett, Amari Akua, Andrea Heard, Ava Mauldin, Brandon Foster, Brianna Pinckney, Cameron McFarland, Chris Peacock, DaRon Williams, Darrion Dalton, David Harris, Ethan Badgett, Gabriel St. Jean, Grace Ann Miller, Isabelle Williams, Iyaunna Cheathem, Jacari Porter, Jada Jacobs, Janvi Patel, Jayla Taylor, Jaylen Aikens, Jayme Vera, Jaysaan Coleman, Jordyn Richardson, Jose Palomino, Julian Robinson, Kayla Harrison, Kendall Hill, Kevin Rowe, Kharissa Gabaree, Kyran Law, Landon Conner, Lauren Shaw, Lesley Wiley, Lleyton Bather, Lynetria Bailey, Madison Haan, Matthew Knight, Melody Maddox, Princess Binion, Sariaya Longmire, Savannah Champine, Shalynn Turpin, Sya Chandler, Sydney Howell, Sydney Turner and Tyler Gilbert.

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Rockdale Career Academy's Technology Student Association attends CORE

Rockdale Career Academy's Technology Student Association recently participated in CORE (Chapter Officer Retreat for Excellence) in Clayton. The chapter officers learned valuable skills such as leadership techniques, teamwork activities and how to run an effective TSA chapter and also participated in a Light the Night walk and along with over 500 other TSA officers raised over $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Pictured, from left, are (front row) Amy Carter, Advisor; Roli Amelia Edun, Secretary; Amanda Mordt, Vice President; (back row) Cameron Harper, Sergeant-at-Arms; Khalid Griffin, Treasurer; and Samantha Greene, President.

GSU's College of Education to promote service learning in schools and communities

ATLANTA - Faculty from all six departments in Georgia State University's College of Education will be working together over the next three years to increase service learning throughout metro Atlanta.

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Banding together: High schools ready for exhibition

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County high school bands will continue their tradition of holding a joint marching event next week.

Three Rockdale County teens graduate from Youth Challenge

Jermaine D. Cody, Jaquan M. House and Richardo D. Walker of Conyers are among 214 cadets graduating from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon this year.

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Honey Creek Elementary Students of the Month

Honey Creek Elementary School recently named its Good Citizens, or Students of the Month, for January.

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Lorraine Elementary Students of the Month

Lorraine Elementary School recently named its Students of the Month for January.

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Scouts get training

Boy Scout Troup 410 from St. Pius Catholic Church in Conyers recently visited the Rockdale County Board of Education meeting.

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13-year-old college student inspires CMS students

CONYERS -- Stephen Stafford doesn't describe himself as a child prodigy; in fact, he says he's just like any other kid except "I learn a little faster."

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Rockdale's STARs: Rotary Club, schools honor top students

CONYERS -- Rockdale County's new group of stars was announced Thursday. In the 52nd annual celebration, sponsoring organizations the Rotary Club of Conyers and the Bank of North Georgia gathered with high school administrators, teachers and parents to honor three students and their teachers in the 2010 Rockdale County Public Schools STAR -- Student Teacher Achievement Recognition -- program.

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Lorraine collects money for Haiti at dance

Lorraine Elementary School's Student Council recently sponsored its annual school dance. Students chose to send the proceeds from the dance to Haiti in an effort to help those in need.

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Eastminster collects food, toys

Eastminster School fifth grader, Alex Tomberlin initiated the campaign for a canned food and toy drive to benefit the United Way's Rockdale Emergency Relief.