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MSAD #27 Continuing Education Madawaska Adult and Community Education Fall 2017 Education and Training Schedule Your Future. Our Mission.


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College Access Opportunities 1 Who is Chrissy Becker? Distance Education/Blended Learning 2 Workforce Development 3-5 St. John Valley Small Business Seminars 4 Occupational Certificate Opportunities 5 NMCC Off-Campus Center Courses 6 State of Maine Safety Courses 6 Personal Growth and Enrichment 7-8 Former High School Non-Completer Formerly Unemployed Single Mother 2016-2017 MSAD #27 HiSET® Diploma Preparation Program Participant 2016-2017 MSAD #27 HiSET® Diploma Recipient 2017 Northern Maine Community College Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Program Participant 2017 Maine Department of Labor Competitive Skills Scholarship Program Training Participant 2017 State of Maine CDL Endorsement Recipient Newly Employed Truck Driving Professional All of the Above Senior Series 9 St. John Valley Senior College 9 Academics/High School Diploma/HiSET® 10 Health and Fitness 11 Family Literacy Services 12 Registration Information Back Cover Put Yourself on the Path to Success! Call the MSAD #27 Continuing Education Center at 834-3536 or the Madawaska Adult and Community Education Center at 728-6314 Talk to Us About Your Future NOW! MSAD #27 Continuing Education Madawaska Adult and Community Education Your Pathway to Education and Training In the St. John Valley! MSAD #27 Office Hours Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Phone: 834-3536 Fax: 834-2702 Madawaska Office Hours Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Wednesday: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Fridays: By Appointment Only Phone: 728-6314 Fax: 728-3636


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College Access Opportunities 1 Put Yourself on The Path to College Success SERVICES Class Sites in both Fort Kent and Madawaska! Distance Education options also available! Individual schedules arranged! Academic courses and Success-Building workshops! Visits to and some classes on college campuses! DON’T WAIT! CALL TODAY!! 834-3536 728-6314 "My goals in life were making money and managing my own business. I wasn't ready for college after high school but I wanted to stay in the valley. I worked at Twin Rivers meeting my first goal. But my one regret in life was never having gone to college. Here I am, 25 years later. I was unaware of all the help Adult Education provided. Now I am accepted at NMCC and am working on my second goal. Without this program, I would have had a difficult time on my own." —Jeff Corbin 2016-2017 St. John Valley College Access Participant Current NMCC Student St. John Valley College Access Program Various Instructors Maybe you’ve always dreamed of going to college but never had the chance. Maybe you’ve always thought about continuing your education but doubted you could succeed. Perhaps you’ve been out of school for a while and wonder whether you can keep up with younger students just out of high school. Maybe you’ve just completed high school and never thought about training for a career until now. The St. John Valley College Access Program can be your ticket to post-secondary education and training! Enroll today! Required Pre-Program Screening and Orientation: Various Dates Courses: ° College Ready Reading/ Writing and Technology Applications ° College Ready Math Course Schedule: Arranged according to learner availability Required Success-Building Workshops (on following Wednesday afternoons): ° Study Skills September 6 ° College Planning, Part 1 September 13 ° College Planning, Part 2 September 20 ° Career Decision Making October 11 ° Financial Aid/Admissions October 18 and Language of College The St. John Valley College Access Program is a partnership between: MSAD #27 Continuing Education; Madawaska Adult and Community Education; the Maine Educational Opportunity Center; and the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Maine Educational Opportunity Center Workshops Patrick Blanchette, Regional MEOC Advisor All workshops are held Wednesday evening from 4:00-6:00 PM CHS, Continuing Education Conference Room and MHS, ATM Room No cost (Thanks to grant support) Study Skills - September 6 Participants learn to develop useful study skills and habits in the areas of effective listening, note-taking, test-taking, and time management--all of which will help contribute to success in college Career Exploration - September 13 Participants will learn steps to exploring careers and making decisions about new careers, and will have an opportunity to complete self-assessment interest inventories that will help in evaluating careers that best fit their interests, job values, and skills. Financial Aid/Admissions - October 18 This interactive workshop reviews the college search and application process. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. This session also provides an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, private, school-based and state funding sources. Participants should bring proof of income.


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Distance Education and Blended Learning Opportunities 2 MSAD #27 Continuing Education and Madawaska Adult and Community Education Blended Learning opportunities are education and training courses in which: a majority of the learning content is delivered online; online or other distance technology supports, discussions, and communication between learners and instructors are available; live face-to-face meeting times between students and instructors occur on a regularly-scheduled basis. Our blended learning opportunities feature the award-winning PLATO web-based teaching/learning platform — an effective, easy-to-access (anytime, anywhere) technology-assisted instructional delivery system. Want to take courses that qualify for home-school diploma credits? √ We have them! Interested in earning a HiSET® Equivalency Diploma for work or college entrance purposes? √ We have courses that will help prepare you for the HiSET® exams! Thinking of college and want to prepare for the SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer exams? √ We have prep classes available for these purposes! Interested in Career and Technical Education courses that can help prepare you for work in a particular field or for college in a specific area of study? √ We have courses that can help prepare participants for post-secondary study or employment in 16 career clusters! We can even custom-design courses to prepare you for specific jobs! Considering the military and want to prepare for the ASVAB tests? √ We have classes for this too! Want to hear about how to qualify and enroll in our Blended Learning and Distance Education opportunities? √ Call 834-3536 or stop by the MSAD #27 Continuing Education Center located at Community High School in Fort Kent; or call 728-6314 or stop by the Madawaska Adult and Community Education located at Madawaska Middle/High School. Don’t wait! Call or stop by today! Online Personal & Professional Development Over 200 courses offered every 6 weeks! Just $90/class! These instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, convenient, fun & interactive. All courses run for 6 weeks (with a 2 week grace period). Courses are project oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office at any time of the day or night! And, as a bonus, try the first week of each class FREE! Courses are offered in: Accounting & Finance, Business, College Readiness, Computer Applications, Health Care, Language & Arts, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, and more. To learn about the many options available, go to madae/ or call either 728-6314 or 834-3536. Online Healthcare Learning The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace. New requirements require the ability to learn concepts by utilizing and accessing medical innovations. Health Ed Today provides online programming to meet these growing needs. Health Ed Today features online access, 24/7. The Health Ed Today goal is to ensure participants completing courses will have the necessary skills to pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, research, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. Course costs start at $499. Courses Now Available: EKG Technician Dialysis Technician Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Terminology Clinical Medical Assistant And More! To learn about the many options available, go to or call either 728-6314 or 834-3536.


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Workforce Development 3 Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) CNA-M (Pharmacology) Jane Rioux, RN Paul Saucier, RN Paul Saucier, RN This course is approved by the Maine Lisa Bouchard, RN State Board of Nursing. The course is MaryAnn Desjardins, RN designed to prepare the experienced CNA This course prepares the student to to administer selected non-injectable and give nursing assistance at a basic level injectable medications to patients who are under the supervision of a registered nurse. 14 years of age and older under the direct, The certified nursing assistant course on-site supervision of a licensed nurse in a provides the opportunity to learn the basic long-term care nursing facility or mental skills that enable the nursing assistant to health institute. Participants must be maintain a proper physical and emotional registered CNA’s with the equivalent of patient environment, report and record one year of experience in long-term care. observations, provide assistance in personal hygiene, assist with nutrition, Note: Class start date to be determined elimination, emergency situations, and and identified once the class is fully general patient care. This course consists enrolled with qualified, pre-registered of 188 hours, including 98 hours of class participants. To qualify, participants time, 20 hours of lab, and 70 hours of must provide the following: clinical. Cost of this class includes the fee Evidence of 2080 hours experience for First Aid/CPR and course text. as a CNA Tuesday/Thursday, 9/5-12/12 5:30-9:30 PM, 188 hours Monday, 3-8 PM and 3-10 PM SJVTC, Room 157 $800 Two letters of reference from supervising RN’s (one may be from DON) Date of hire Date of Birth Social Security number Healthcare Career Preparation Various Instructors This 12-unit, 60-hour course is designed for individuals interested in a career in healthcare. Healthcare workforce preparation training topics covered include: Healthcare Systems and Careers; Teamwork and Communication in Healthcare; Healthcare and Technology; Medical Terminology; Biological Processes And Chemical Reactions of the Human Body; Health Concerns Across the Human Lifespan; Standards, Ethics, and Laws Related to Healthcare; Scope of Practice; Patient’s Rights and Choices; and Critical Professional Qualities. In addition, this course features skills-based instruction in the following skill areas identified as critical for healthcare practitioners: Reading for Information; Writing; Listening and Speaking; and Applied Mathematics. This is a blended learning course, which means a majority of the work can be completed on-line. Live, face-to-face meeting times between learners and instructors will occur on a regularly scheduled basis. to be determined by individual learners and their instructor. Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Deb Cameron, RN This Tandberg distance education program is designed to prepare individuals to provide direct support to consumers in assisted living programs, residential care facilities, adult day service programs, and home care settings. Topics include: legal and ethical aspects of care; communication; observation, documentation and reporting; health, safety, and fire prevention; concepts of aging and illness; and basic ADL skills. A pre-program interview is required. Tuesday/Thursday, 9/19-11/2 5:30-8:30 PM, Classroom Hours CHS, AEC Conference Room MHS, ATM Room Saturday, 11/4, 8 AM-5 PM, Clinical Caribou Learning Center $325 Don't wait! Call or stop by today to register. Tuesday/Thursday Dates to be determined 5:30-9:30 PM, 120 Hours CHS, Room 112 $500 plus textbooks This class is offered at no cost thanks to grant support. INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULES ARRANGED My Next Career Move Janet Smith Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. This class is offered by New Ventures Maine and runs from October 11, 2017 to November 22, 2017. Class activities will be completed on your own schedule during the weeks of the class. For more information, visit To register, contact Chris Davis at 753-6531 or or sign up online at Registration deadline is Friday, October 6. Note: This training program is a project of the Aroostook County Adult and Community Education Consortium. Note: Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location.


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Workforce Development 4 INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY? THEN LOOK INTO TECH/HIRE MAINE! Tech/Hire Maine is a program designed to recruit, assess, train and place young adults into Maine’s IT industry in positions like Computer Support Specialist, Software Development, and Health Informatics, Video Game Design, Computer Programming, Graphic Design, and more. This $4 million project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant. Tech/Hire Maine provides a host of services to train young adults between the ages of 17 and 29, including career changers, to enter or transition into IT roles.* Completed training will result in credentials recognized by the IT industry. Eligibility requirements do apply. This program/activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact:, 207-561-4042 or contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education at 834-3536. *For those over the age of 29, connect with your local Maine Career Center (call 1-800-635-0357 or go to to learn what training and employment services are available to help prepare you for an IT career. St. John Valley Small Business Seminar Series Customer Service: Becoming a Service Star Kelley Lizotte Business experts agree: exceptional customer service is no longer just an option; with more and more competitors vying for customers’ attention and patronage, becoming a service star is essential. In this half-day session, participants will focus on: identifying what the customer really wants; developing instant partnerships with customers; assessing service through the customer’s eyes; delivering the total service experience; creating lasting impressions; listening to yourself at work; listening actively to the customer; delivering service with heart; pleasing the challenging customer; encouraging and handling customer complaints; problem-solving; and recovering the lost customer. Wednesday, September 20 8 AM - 12 Noon Norstate Federal Credit Union (Madawaska), Training Room $35 (includes refreshments) Multi-Media Marketing on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost On-Line Tools and Techniques Nicole Ouellette Know you could be using the internet to grow your business but don't quite trust those spam e-mails and marketing calls from anonymous vendors promising they can help? Interested in what other businesses like yours have done to increase revenue, save time, and serve customers better? Consider this half-day seminar your birds-eye view of social media marketing, e-mail marketing, and other free or low cost marketing methods and tools you can use to grow your business without breaking the bank to do it. Participants will be treated to real world examples and have plenty of time for questions and answers. This informative workshop will be tailored to participants needs and features the option to purchase a digital pass to resources and a recording of the program for review afterward. To hear from the session facilitator go to: Tuesday, October 17 8 AM-12 Noon UMFK, Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room $35 (includes refreshments) or $45 (includes refreshments and a ’digital pass” on-line recording of the session)


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Workforce Development 5 ServSafe: Applied Food Service Welcome ME Quality Service Sanitation Training Diane Charette Welcome ME Online Quality Service Training is a statewide This course offers thorough preparation for the ServSafe certification program created to support Maine’s Hospitality and Food Protection Certification Exams for managers or food Tourism Industry by creating superior visitor experiences. handlers. This training in safe food handling and preparation is Welcome ME provides statewide standardized training that designed for independent restaurant owners, industry and explains the skills that together create quality service. It provides academic trainers, students, sanitarians, health officials, and food the tools along with access to resources for all of Maine’s service employees. Fee includes the cost of the course, book and citizens, whether they work directly in tourism or interact with exam. Madawaska Adult Education is an official ServSafe visitors in other ways. Our goal is to better serve our guests. certification and re-certification testing site. This training is offered at no charge for anyone wishing to Note: Two consecutive Fridays to be determined and improve service skills and engage with others in more successful identified once the class is fully enrolled with pre-paid, ways. pre-registered participants. Don't wait! Call or stop by today After completing the four-part program, an assessment will to register and provide payment. check your skill level. With successful demonstration of knowledge about quality service, you will be able to print a certificate of completion as a symbol of your expertise and MMHS, Room 215 knowledge about the delivery of the key success factors of Day 1: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Day 2: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $125 resident/$135 non-resident service. For more information and/or to register, click on the link below or go to: Occupational Certificate Opportunities HIRE Education is a partnership between MSAD #27 Continuing Education, Madawaska Adult Education, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The partners work together to guide participants through an education and training program that features: Online or live course work in a high-demand career field Local, face to face academic support, career planning, technology support, and personal support services College transitions and preparation programs Opportunities to earn college certificates, Associate Degrees and Bachelor’s Degrees in a number of professional fields For information, call MSAD #27 Continuing Education (834-3536), Madawaska Adult Education (728-6314) or the University of Maine at Fort Kent Admissions Office (834-7500). DON’T WAIT! CALL TODAY!! The Academy of Medical Professions is a licensed Career School certified in Maine. Courses are available either on-line, through live, interactive distance education technology (Tandberg), and via webinars (Jabber/Anymeeting). An instructor is assigned to you to provide assistance, grade assignments, and assign work. We also assist with resume development, employment searches, and applying for employment. Available this semester are: Phlebotomy with CPT Certification—$2,400 Medical Transcription Certification—$2,400 Medical Coding with CPC Certification—$3,500 Medical Billing Specialist with CPB Certification—$2,400 Hospital Billing & Coding with COC Certification—$1,800 Clinical Medical Assistant—$3,000 Medical Office Specialist (CMAA National Cert.)—$3,000 Pharmacy Technician with PTCB Certification—$1,850 Certified Dental Assistant—$2,400 Certified Group Exercise/Personal Trainer—$1,500 each Note: Tuition payment plans are available! All programs are certified in Maine by the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor (Maine Career Centers). For more information, or to register for a course, please call the Academy of Medical Professions at 1-866-516-8274 or visit us on the web at


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NMCC Off-Campus Center Courses 6 Sociology (SOC 111) Sarah Catron Introduces students to the “science of society”. Topics include how sociologists conduct research as well as the basic concepts and theories used to explain the social world. (3 credits) Online 8/28-12/15 $276 plus textbooks and fees Looking for an affordable start to a college degree? Three good reasons to consider NMCC’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program: NMCC Certificate Programs FALL Semester: August 29– December 16 NMCC offers a variety of certificate programs for specific studies that can be completed in two or three semesters, allowing students the flexibility to explore the basic skills in their area of interest and providing the basic skill set upon completion to enter the workforce or continue their studies into an associates degree and beyond. The following programs offer certificate level curriculum: Auto Collision Repair, Computer & Network Technology, Entrepreneurship, Medical Coding, Office Assistant, and many more. The Liberal Studies program prepares learners to either transfer to a four-year college or university or to enter a variety of NMCC’s occupational degree programs. It is also ideal for learners who are undecided about their career or educational goals. Eligible learners enrolled at least half-time in the Liberal Studies degree program may qualify for financial aid! For more information about the Liberal Studies program and how to apply, call us now. Note: Learners may apply these credit classes toward a degree or certificate at NMCC. State of Maine Safety Courses Maine Driving Dynamics Course Michael Truman Designed by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, this course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge driver’s on Maine’s highways. The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Participants completing this course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor will deliver this program. ATV Safety Paul Nadeau This course will cover safe operation, ethics, laws, courtesy, and first aid. Participants will learn how to properly operate and maintain their all terrain vehicles. Attendance is required at every class in order to receive a certificate. Participants completing this course will receive a one-time $5 discount off the membership cost to join the Valley ATV Riders Club. Saturday, 12/2 8:30 AM-2:00 PM SJVTC, MPR $40 (15-64 year olds) $25 (65 years +) Wednesday/Thursday 8/15 and 8/16 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Library $10/person Firearms Hunter Safety Paul Nadeau This basic mandatory course is taught by a trained, certified instructor according to statewide standards. The course covers the following topics: proper handling of firearms; rifle and shotgun; survival/first aid; hunter responsibility; map and compass; and landowner relations. Learners are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts. Course involves lectures, demonstrations by instructors, homework, field experiences and a final written exam. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Minimum age requirement of 10. Class limit of 30 participants per session. Tues/Wed/Thurs Class I: 9/6, 9/7, 9/13 Class II: 10/17, 10/18, 10/25 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Library $10 per person


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Personal Growth & Enrichment 7 Madawaska Adult Education offers Personal Enrichment classes and programs posted on this page. Art & Painting with Gert Gert Thibodeau Designed for beginners learning how to draw & paint, this course is also for advanced painters to refine style & expand talent. Guidance on drawing & sketching, characteristics of paints, step-by-step demonstrations in all media, technical recipes & general picture making or other art options offered. Oil painting is the ideal medium for the novice, but acrylic, charcoal, pastel, water-color & drawing are also options. Join us in a relaxed, heart healthy art therapy as you discover “a new world of colors.” Monday, 10/16 - 12/18 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 10 sessions MMHS - Art Rm $65/75 Conversational French—Beginning This interactive course will help you communicate easily with those who speak French. Learn practical, common phrases and dialogue specific to various settings. You'll be surprised how easy it is to speak another language! Each lesson introduces a scenario with opportunities to practice both sides of a conversation making learning French fun and surprisingly easy. Register at: or call 728-6314. Just $90 per 6-week session Cooking with Mike Mike Corbin Pick the sessions you want $12/17 each or sign up for the series $40/50 Monday 6-8 PM Madawaska Safety Complex Kitchen Our local chef extraordinaire is here to CHALLENGE you this semester! Mike brings years of cooking talent to these four lively sessions of culinary delights. Sign up for one or all four, it’s up to you!. Mike will choose the recipes and students will help to prepare the dishes. Registration fee includes the cost of groceries. Harvest Time: 9/11 Apples by the Bushel: 9/18 Pumpkin Patch: 10/2 Potato Picking: 10/9 Becoming a U.S. Citizen Nancy Dionne Participants will learn the steps needed to apply for naturalization and prepare for the Naturalization Interview and Exam. Schedule created on 1:1 basis NO COST Call 728-6314 Computers with Vince Workshops Vince Sirois Come learn with an experienced technology guru. These workshop sessions involve question-and-answer time and demonstrations of common technology queries. Let us know when you sign up what topics you would like covered; we can accommodate common group needs. Each session at $12/17 or sign up for 3 or more at $9/14 each Computer Basics-Let’s Get Started 9/21 Thursday 3-5 PM GICC This slow-paced class is designed for the beginning computer user but can also offer some refresher tips to users with some experience. This class includes information on computer and cyber safety. Beyond Basics-Where Do We Go From Here? 10/12 Thursday 3-5 PM GICC This class is intended for users with some knowledge. Hands-on activities will allow additional practice for today’s essential computer skills. This class includes information on computer and cyber safety. Photos with Gimp 10/19 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 Learn how to save and edit your pictures to create lasting memories. Whether you an experienced or beginning photographer, GIMP provides you with the right tools to create . Windows 10 Operating System 10/26 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 Here is an everyday look into the newest windows operating system. Learn about its unique features and personalize your devices to best suit your needs. Google Docs-What Can It Do? 11/2 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 Need a free version of MS Office that is easily accessible online? This is the course for you. Learn how to create documents and spreadsheets using online Google software that is easily accessible and free for anyone with a G-Mail account. Google Documents can be shared with others for those who may need to share common forms.


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Personal Growth & Enrichment 8 Madawaska Adult Education offers Personal Enrichment classes and programs posted on this page. Intro to Natural Health & Healing Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? Learn about the various stages of health and illness; discover true health with wholeness of mind, body, and spirit; examine the power of the mind for healing the body; and we'll delve into vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and the basic requirements for a healthy diet. You’ll learn to develop menus that improve health and look at herbal healing, aromatherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, yoga, natural remedies for common emergencies, and much more. Begin taking charge of your own health and healing! Register at: or call 728-6314. Just $90 per 6-week session MEDICARE Part D-Your Questions Answered Shawn Pelletier Navigating your Medicare Coverage enrollment can be confusing. Shawn Pelletier is a local licensed pharmacist who has some answers for you. Come join this informative session to learn more about signing up or re-enrolling in this important addition to your health care coverage plan, including online enrollment, prescription drug plans, and how part D works with other insurance plans. Tuesday, 9/26 5:30-7:00 PM MMHS, Library NO COST Senior Exercise Lillian Carter & Pauline Marquis These low-impact exercises are sure to keep you limber and fit. Whether you are experienced or a novice, join this group for year-round fitness. Madawaska Senior Citizen’s Center Tue/Thurs, 9:30 - 10:30 AM Grand Isle Community Center Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00 - 10:15 AM Over 55: NO COST Ongoing ALL year Yoga Claudette Morin This class, in partnership with the Madawaska Recreation Department, offers well-rounded and safe yoga techniques to help create balance in your body, as well as creating strength, flexibility, fluidity, endurance, and balance. This is for beginners and for those with some experience. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in our supportive environment. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try. Cost: Community Gym Members: NO COST Non-Gym Members: $10 Call Madawaska Rec. Department @ 728-3604 Madawaska Senior Exercise classes are co-sponsored with Madawaska Parks and Recreation Department Monday/Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM Ongoing ALL year Madawaska Community Gym * SEE GYM AD page 11 Cooking for Crowds—Food Safety Training for Volunteers Lisa Fishman, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Staff Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Call 1-800-287-1421 for more information. Thursday, 9/14 6:00-9:00 PM MMHS, Library $15 per person Wednesday, 9/6 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Room 111 $15 per person


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Senior Series 9 MSAD #27 Continuing Education no longer offers Personal Enrichment classes and programs like the Senior Series opportunities posted on this page. To register for the courses posted here, simply attend the first class session and make your payment directly to the instructor. Senior discount of 1/3 off tuition may be available for these classes. Knitting/Crochet Hilda Pinette Whether you are a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this class is designed to meet your individual needs. Bring your old or new projects and together we will work on whatever skills you like: chart and pattern reading; basic stitches; cables; color; and much more. Tuesday, 9/5-11/14 1:00-4:00 PM Fort Kent Senior Center $45 Fitness after 60 Lucille Loder This group exercise class is designed to help seniors achieve their health and wellness goals in a fun and challenging way. This class includes the use of resistance bands and light weights to help strengthen muscles and to improve flexibility, balance and coordination. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing. Quilting Joan Paradis, LouAnn Watt, Nancy Thibodeau and Leonette Soucie Those with confident beginning to intermediate quilting skills alike will enjoy this individual or group-project focused class. This is a fun and very informal class for anyone with an interest in quilting. NOTE: Please bring your own sewing machine in good working order. Tuesday/Thursday 9/5-12/21 9:30-10:30 AM Fort Kent Senior Center $30 Friday 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 9:00 AM-3:00 PM FK Senior Center $45* plus materials (if applicable) St. John Valley Senior College If your are age 50 or above, join us to take part in stimulating conversations, classes, lectures, and conferences in: Current Events and Politics Arts and Humanities History and Social Sciences Science and Technology Health and Aging Well St. John Valley Senior College membership and tuition policy: Membership in Senior College is required to attend class Membership fee of $15 per term covers all classes Pre-registration for classes is required Scholarships are available To become a member and to register for classes, please contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education at 834-3536 or stop by the office located at Community High School in Fort Kent. The St. John Valley Senior College is a partnership between MSAD #27 Continuing Education, the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and the Fort Kent Elderly Social Action Council


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Academics/High School Diploma/HiSET® 10 Adult Learning Labs Various Instructors These multi-purpose classroom sessions are designed to accommodate a range of learner needs. Participants can arrange to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, can take courses that will earn them credit toward a High School Diploma, or can take a class to prepare for the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Some independent work outside the classroom is necessary, but most assignments are completed during class time. Students may sign up for multiple sessions per week in each location, depending on their needs, goals, and availability. Monday-Friday 8/21-1/12 C 8-11 AM & 12-3 PM CELC H Tuesday, Wednesday 8/22-1/10 S 5-8 PM CELC Classes offered at no cost thanks to grant support. Who is Caleb Cyr? Former MMHS High School Non-Completer 2016-2017 Madawaska Adult Education Adult High School Diploma Participant 2017 Madawaska Adult Education Adult High School Diploma Recipient Current gas attendant and retail service worker Aspiring Police Officer or Truck Driver All of the Above Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8/21-1/12 8:30-11:30 AM M MMHS 215 M Wednesdays 8/23-1/10 H 12-3 PM MMHS 215 S Monday & Tuesday 8/21-1/9 4-7 PM MMHS 215 Individual schedules available to match the unique goals and needs of each learner. Put Yourself on the Path to Success! Call the MSAD #27 Continuing Education Center at 834-3536 or Madawaska Adult Education at 728-6314 Call Today! Talk with Us About Your Future NOW! Content-Specific College Transitions Courses Various Instructors These courses are designed for learners interested in attending college. Web-based and off-line lessons and activities are guided and facilitated by a live instructor. Learning is self-paced. Note: Daytime class options also available. Algebra Participants study and apply knowledge of algebraic concepts including: problem-solving employing fractions, decimals, percents, formulas, and equations with integers; exponents; square roots; variables; literal equations; linear equations; coordinate plane; probability; estimation; scaling; patterns and functions; sets and numbers; factors; and irregularities. Biology Participants study and apply knowledge of life forms, elements, cells, cell parts, genetics, embryo development, evolution, ecology, and the major systems of the human body. Chemistry Participants study and apply knowledge of the Periodic Table, atoms, elements, and compounds; learn about the structure, types, and interactions of gases, liquids, solids, acids, bases, and salts; study fusion, fission, decay, and atomic bonding; and compare the physical and chemical characteristics of elements. ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) Prep Various Instructors This course helps students prepare for the five subtests on the ETS High School EquivalencyTest (HiSET®). Students learn skills necessary to successfully meet criteria in the areas of Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math. The MSAD #27 Continuing Education and Madawaska Adult Education programs provide free prep classes for the HiSET® exam in both fall and winter/spring semesters and free testing year-round as needed. INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULES ARRANGED CHS, CELC MMHS, 215 No Cost (Thanks to grant support) Tuesday/Wednesday, 8/22-1/10 5:00-8:00 PM CHS, CELC $90 Tuesday, 8/22-1/9 5:00-8:00 PM MMHS, 215 $90


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Health and Fitness 11 The MSAD #27 Community Wellness Center and the Madawaska Community Gym are available for use by community members. Put Yourself on the Path to Wellness. Don’t Wait! Start Today! Membership Rates $125/person for 12 months $75/person for six months $20/person/month Available Equipment Treadmills; Ellipticals; Rowing Machines; Nautilus; Spin Cycles; Stationary Exercise Bikes; Recumbent Exercise Bicycle; Weight Benches and Barbells; Dumbbells; Medicine Balls; Stability Balls; Weight Lifting and Weight Conditioning Stations; and More Winter/Spring Semester Hours of Access 5:30 AM—7:30 AM and 3 PM—8 PM, Monday through Friday 7 AM—11 AM, Saturdays Closed on Sundays Terms of Use At Your Own Risk To secure access key card, stop by the MSAD #27 Continuing Education Office located at Community High School. For more information, call 834-3536. Ages 16 – 18 $25 /MO $200 /YR Located on the ground floor of the Madawaska Middle School section off of School Street Ages 19 - 54 Ages 55 + Day Pass $35 /MO $30 /MO $5 $100 /3MO $85 /3MO $175 /6MO $150 /6MO $300 /YR $250 /YR Call the Madawaska Recreation Department for membership or more information. NOTE: Age 65+ Madawaska residents receive a Free Pass Week Pass $20


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Information About Our Family Literacy Services 12 Family Literacy makes families stronger. We believe families that learn together, grow together. Our Family Literacy program works with parents and their children, age birth through eight years old. Our programs has four parts: 1. Adult Education 2. Early Childhood Education 3. Parenting Education 4. Interactive Literacy Activity (ILA) Time Who Is Tasha Jeffers? Employed Mother of a Pre-Schooler 2016-2017 MSAD #27 Family Literacy Participant 2016-2017 MSAD #27 College Transitions Participant 2016-2017 MSAD #27/University of Maine at Fort Kent Co-Enrolled Learner Aspiring Early Elementary Education Professional Your family is where learning takes off. Family learning is already in your home and in everything you do. You can help your child learn even more by participating in Family Literacy through MSAD #27. Children need their family’s help to succeed in school and in life. Adults need to keep building their skills to keep up with a changing world. Family Literacy puts both children and adults on the path to success. Family Literacy helps children and adults succeed in school and life. We offer participating families a full range of services, including: High School Diploma, HiSET® Preparation, and College-Ready courses; reading, writing, and math skills classes; computer skills classes; parent education sessions; early childhood testing; early childhood language and vocabulary development; early childhood pre-reading and early reading services; gross motor skill and social skill development for infants and toddlers; and transportation. Family literacy services are available at no cost to MSAD #27 families who qualify. Families can enroll any time. Don’t wait! Call 834-3536 now! Individual participation schedules arranged. All of the Above Put Yourself and Your Children on the Path to Success! Call the MSAD #27 Continuing Education Center at 834-3536. Call Today! Talk with Us About Your Future NOW! Tasha with daughter, Olive. COMMENTS FROM PAST PARENT PARTICIPANTS “Family Literacy helped my child to read and comprehend better, and I furthered my learning.” “Family Literacy helped me finish my education and helped my child learn colors and shapes.” Want to get your High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma but can’t seem to find the time, because you have a child at home? BLT The Madawaska Adult & Community Education Building Learning Teams (BLT) with Families can help. Learning plans and schedules prepared for your individual needs. Classes offered in Madawaska, with at-home tutoring available. Parent & Child activities in partnership w/ ACAP Headstart. FREE children’s books! This program is provided at NO cost to qualifying families. For more information, call Stacey Cyr at 728-6314


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Registration Form 13 Learner Registration Form Print Name:________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ Apt. ____________________________ Town: _____________________________________________ State: _______________ Zip: ____________________________ Phone # 1: ________________________________________ Phone #2: _____________________________________________ Email: _________________________@__________________ Birth Date: ____________ /_____________ /________________ Course Title Start Date $ Fee 1 ________________________________________________________________ 2 ________________________________________________________________ 3 ________________________________________________________________ Total Due : $_________ Register EARLY to avoid disappointment! 3 ways to Register : 1. Call: MSAD #27 Continuing Education at 834-3536 OR Madawaska Adult Education at 728-6314 or 728-3371 x 422 2. Mail this Registration Form with your check to: MSAD #27 Continuing Education Madawaska Adult & Community Education OR 84 Pleasant Street Fort Kent, ME 04743 135 - 7th Avenue Madawaska, ME 04756 3. In Person*: M-F T/W 8:00 AM-4:00 PM M - TH 9:00 AM-3:30 PM 5:00 PM-8:00 PM M - W 4:00 PM-6:00 PM * Office hours may be subject to change. * Payment is due when you register to confirm availability. CLASS LOCATION KEY CELC CEC CHS FKES FKSC GCR GICC MMHS NCCC SJVTC UMFK — Continuing Education Learning Center — Continuing Education Conference Room — Fort Kent Community High School — Fort Kent Elementary School — Fort Kent Senior Center — Guidance Conference Room — Grand Isle Community Center — Madawaska Middle/High School — New Canada Community Center — St. John Valley Technology Center — University of Maine at Fort Kent The MSAD #27 and Madawaska School Boards are committed to the principle of Affirmative Action and do not discriminate in the educational and employment programs which they operate and will honor all appropriate laws relating to discrimination. There shall be no discriminating in educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability, under the provisions of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination Acts of 1967 and 1975.



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