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MSAD #27 Continuing Education Madawaska Adult and Community Education Spring 2018 Education and Training Schedule Your Future. Our Mission.


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College Access Opportunities 1 Who is Linus Tayong? 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 Senior Series 7-8 9 Native of Cameroon and Resident of Fort Kent Winter/Spring 2017 MSAD #27 HiSET® Diploma Preparation Program Participant Fall 2017 MSAD #27 HiSET® Diploma Recipient Fall 2017 St. John Valley College Access Program Participant Fall 2017 Certified Nurse’s Aide Preparation Program Participant Winter/Spring 2018 MSAD #27 Certified Nurse’s Aide Training Program Candidate Aspiring College Student Aspiring Healthcare Professional All of the Above 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 “After having a second child, I joined the MSAD #27 Continuing Education program to complete my high school diploma. Now, years later, I will be starting college at UMFK studying Behavioral Science. This next step in my life is made possible because this fall I joined the St. John Valley College Access Program. This program has better prepared me to be a successful college student. Thanks in part to Continuing Education, life will only get better for me and my children, Kaydence and Alivia.” —Kara Bouchard 2017 St. John Valley College Access Participant Winter/Spring 2018 UMFK 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 January 24 ° College Planning, Part 1 January 31 ° College Planning, Part 2 February 7 ° Career Decision Making February 14 ° Financial Aid/Admissions February 28 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 - January 24 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 - February 14 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 - February 28 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


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Workforce Development 3 Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) CNA-M (Pharmacology) Healthcare Career Preparation Jane Rioux, RN Paul Saucier, RN Various Instructors Paul Saucier, RN This course is approved by the Maine This 12-unit, 60-hour course is Lisa Bouchard, RN State Board of Nursing. The course is designed for individuals interested in a MaryAnn Desjardins, RN designed to prepare the experienced CNA career in healthcare. Healthcare workforce Vicki Voisine, RN to administer selected non-injectable and This course prepares the student to injectable medications to patients who are give nursing assistance at a basic level 14 years of age and older under the direct, under the supervision of a registered nurse. on-site supervision of a licensed nurse in a The certified nursing assistant course long-term care nursing facility or mental provides the opportunity to learn the basic health institute. Participants must be skills that enable the nursing assistant to registered CNA’s with the equivalent of maintain a proper physical and emotional one year of experience in long-term care. patient environment, report and record observations, provide assistance in Note: Class start date to be determined personal hygiene, assist with nutrition, and identified once the class is fully preparation training topics covered include: Healthcare Systems and Careers; Medical Terminology; Health Concerns Across the Human Lifespan; Scope of Practice; Patient’s Rights and Choices; and more. 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. elimination, emergency situations, and enrolled with qualified, pre-registered general patient care. This course consists of 188 hours, including 98 hours of class time, 20 hours of lab, and 70 hours of clinical. Cost of this class includes the fee for First Aid/CPR and course text. Tuesday/Thursday, 2/13 - 6/14 5:30-9:30 PM, 188 hours Wednesday, 3-8 PM and 3-10 PM participants. 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 NOTE: This is a blended learning course, which means a majority of the work can be completed on-line. This class is offered at no cost thanks to grant support. INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULES ARRANGED SJVTC, Room 157 $800 Paid Feeding Assistant Training Marsha Labbe, RN In this program, learners acquire the information and skills necessary to provide assistance with eating and drinking to residents in long-term care facilities. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. This training will focus on: interpersonal communication and social interaction; feeding skills; infection control; assisting with eating and hydration; resident’s rights; assistive devices for eating; dementia; specialized feeding and intake problems; safety and emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver; normal behavior and change; and reporting procedures. Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Linda Currier 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/Wednesday, 2/27-4/11 5:30-8:30 PM, Classroom Hours CHS, AEC Conference Room MHS, ATM Room Saturday, 4/14, 8 AM-5 PM, Clinical Caribou Learning Center $325 Note: This training program is a project of the Aroostook County Adult and Community Education Consortium. Tuesday 3/6*, 3/13*, 3/20 3:30-7:00 PM (2 classes)* 3:30-6:30 PM (1 class) Wednesday 3/7 and 3/14 3:30-6:30 PM (2 classes) Forest Hill Manor $40 plus textbook 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 twice this semester by New Ventures Maine twice: Winter session runs from January 17 to February 28 with a registration deadline of January 12; Spring session runs from April 4 to May 16 with a registration deadline of March 30. Class activities will be completed on your own schedule during the weeks of the class. For more information, visit http:// To register, contact Chris Davis at 753-6531 or or sign up online at 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 Team-Building: Boosting Employee Teamwork Kimberly Jones, Director of Employer U, University of Maine at Presque Isle In this interactive session, participants will explore ways to boost employee engagement and teamwork through simple, practical techniques that can be applied immediately – regardless of the industry. The content was developed with Aroostook County employers in mind and will include: building high-functioning teams; supporting a team-oriented environment; enhancing team and organizational commitment; establishing effective team goals; recognizing factors that contribute to team dysfunction; dealing with detrimental employee behaviors; and more. Tuesday, March 20 8 AM - 12 Noon University of Maine at Fort Kent, Nadeau Hall $35 (includes refreshments) Quickbooks Lee R. Theriault, CPA This class will review the basic forms, lists, reports, and sections of Quickbooks. A good portion of the class will be focused on how to identify problems within an existing file and provide solutions to ensure that data is well organized for managing your company throughout the year and facilitate an efficient year-end tax processing. Class size will be limited to 50. Laptops and other personal technology are not required. Wednesday, Jan 3 8 AM-3 PM UMFK, Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room $90 (includes lunch)


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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 citizens, service employees. Fee includes the cost of the course, book and whether they work directly in tourism or interact with visitors in exam. Madawaska Adult Education is an official ServSafe 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 service. For more information and/or to register, click on the link below or go to: $125 resident/$135 non-resident 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 FEATURED PROGRAM OF STUDY Associate Degree in Career Studies Emergency Medical Responder (EMS 109) Andrew Gagnon, Jr. This course is designed to give students through lecture and practical lab entry level knowledge and skills to provide basic on-scene emergency medical care for patients who access the emergency medical system. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s certification examinations at the EMR level. Students will learn to perform necessary interventions and patient assessment skills to stabilize patients at the scene while awaiting higher levels of care within the Emergency Medical System to respond. This is an ideal course for the student that has interest in assisting others in a time of need or for the student wanting to explore the possibilities within Emergency Medicine. 30 class hours, 45 lab hours Tuesday/Thursday, 1/9-5/3 6:00-9:00 PM SJVTC, Health Occupations Lab $276 plus textbooks and fees The associate in applied science degree in career studies is designed to provide a highly individualized and flexible program of study for students whose educational and/or occupational goals cannot be met by the other programs of the college. Recognizing that many students come to the college with significant work and/or learning experiences, this program provides for recognition of that experience, by the awarding of academic credit (after a thorough portfolio review process) in an occupational track. Students pursuing the associate in applied science degree in career studies are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours. These credits fall into three categories: Career/Vocational/Technical General Education Electives Introduction to PC Operations (CIS 105-20) Karl Jackson This one-credit course provides an introductory overview of the most commonly used operating systems for personal computers. Online 1/8-5/7 $92 plus textbooks and fees For more information, contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education at 834-3536 or Madawaska Adult and Community Education at 728-6314 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. Saturday, 3/10 8:30 AM-2:00 PM SJVTC, MPR $40 (15-64 year olds) $25 (65 years +) 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. Wednesday/Thursday 5/1 and 5/2 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Library $10/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, watercolor & drawing are also options. Join us in a relaxed, heart healthy art therapy as you discover “a new world of colors.” Monday, 1/22 - 4/2 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 10 sessions MMHS - Art Rm $65/75 Better Nutrition with Bianca Bianca Babin The new year is here! Are you ready to make serious choices to improve your health? Start 2018 off right with some help - Come Join Professional Fitness Competitor and Lifestyle Coach to learn how you can live and eat healthier and fuel your body for maximum efficiency and energy. Tuesday, 1/9 - 1/30 6:00-7:30 PM MMHS Library $45/55 series 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. Making Leftovers New: Hot Winter Dishes: Valentine’s Day Dinner: Comforting Casseroles: 1/22 2/5 2/12 2/19 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 Thanks to grant funding Call 728-6314 Computers with Vince Workshops Vince Sirois Come learn with an experienced technology guru. These sessions involve question-and -answer time and demonstrations of common technology queries. Let us know what topics you would like covered; we can accommodate common group needs. Each session at $15/18 or sign up for at least two at $12/15 Photos with Gimp 2/8 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 Learn how to save and edit your pictures to create lasting memories. Computer Basics-Let’s Get Started 3/1 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 This slow-paced class is designed for the beginning computer user but can also offer some refresher tips to users with some experience. Beyond Basics-Where To Next? 3/15 Thursday 6-8 PM MMHS 215 This class is intended for users with some knowledge. Hands-on activities will al low additional practice for today’s essential computer skills. Computer Skills for Seniors 3/29 Thursday 3-5 PM MMHS 215 Does the idea of the age of technology scare you? Come learn how today’s technology can help you. Bring your devices and your questions to sample what you are missing. Topics may include: learning the language, how to connect with family and friends, searching the web, improving you skills with games, and more. Conversational French (Acadian French) Denise Chasse Join our newest instructor who brings over 30 years of teaching experience! She will cover basic vocabulary, common phrases, cultural tips, and local dialect. Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member so you have a practice buddy when not in class. The instructor will take some of her direction in class from students so bring your questions and she will help you with the answers. Tuesday/Thursday 2/6 - 4/12 6:00 - 7:30PM $55/65 NOTE: You are not officially registered for a class until e receive your payment. Payments should be made at least one week prior to the start of the course. Full refunds will be issued in the event that a class needs to be cancelled.


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Personal Growth & Enrichment 8 Madawaska Adult Education offers Personal Enrichment classes and programs posted on this page. Sign up for these inexpensive online classes you can take in the comfort of your home or office starting at $100 per 24-hour course. Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking Low-Fat, Lightning Quick Meals Keys to Successful Money Management Web-Design Computer Skills for Work, and much more . . Register at: Golf Basics with Doug Doug Collin Join an experienced golf pro and get better at your swing! Learn the basics of stance, swing, judging distance and wind to improve your golf game and prepare to impress your mates. Classes will start inside and depend on weather for outside practice. Equipment will be available to share but bring your own if you have it. Saturday, 3/24 - 4/21 10:00 AM - Noon MMHS, Gym $8 per session paid to the instructor (Dates/Times may be subject to change) Welding Peter Saucier This skills-based program provides instruction & practice for state certification. Main focus: oxyfuel, bronzing, cutting & safety cylinder handling, and an intro to SMAW stick welding. NOTE: Participants must furnish work gloves, welding gloves, safety glasses, steel toe boots, & a welding helmet. Wednesday, 1/24-3/28, 6:00-9:00 PM SJVTC , Room 140 $225, includes lab fee Winter Ag School 2017 UME Cooperative Extension Staff The following classes are free and open to the public. Please call UMaine Cooperative Extension at 834-3905 or 1-800-287-1421 to register: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM MMHS, Library NO Cost Date Session 2/27 Home Gardening 3/6 Pesticide Training w/credits 3/13 Apple Management 3/20 Backyard Poultry Madawaska Senior Exercise classes are co-sponsored with Madawaska Parks and Recreation Department 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 Yarn Crafts with Jackie Jackie Querze Whether you are a beginner or need help to finish a project already started, come join the group for a relaxed evening of instruction in basic stitching as well as reading patterns. Knitting, crocheting, and embroidery will be covered. Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM 1/17 - 3/7 and 3/14 - 5/2 ATM Rm $40/50 for each 7 week session Yoga Claudette Morin This class, in partnership with the Madawaska Recreation Department, offers well-rounded and safe yoga techniques for creating strength, flexibility, fluidity, endurance, and balance 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 Monday/Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM Ongoing ALL year Madawaska Community Gym * SEE GYM AD page 11


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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, 1/9-3/13 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 1/2-4/12 9:30-10:30 AM Fort Kent Senior Center $30 Friday 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6 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 1/22-6/8 C 8-11 AM & 12-3 PM CELC H Tuesday, Wednesday 1/23-6/6 S 5-8 PM CELC Classes offered at no cost thanks to grant support. Who is Matthew Davis? Current Retail Management Employee CPruerpreanrattMionadParwogarsakma APdarutlitcEipdaunctation HiSET® PCruorgreranmt SPt.aJrtoihcinpVanatllaetyMCaodlalewgaesAkaccCelsasss Site Aspiring College Student All of the Above Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1/22-6/6 8:30-11:30 AM M MMHS 215 M Wednesdays 1/24-6/6 H 12-3 PM MMHS 215 S Monday & Tuesday 1/22-6/5 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, 1/23-6/6 5:00-8:00 PM CHS, CELC $90 Tuesday, 1/23-6/5 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 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. Who Is Rebeccah Harrington? Mother of Two Children College Non-Completer 2016-2017 MSAD #27 College Transitions Participant 2016-2017 MSAD #27 CHIPPY Family Literacy Program Participant 2016-2017 MSAD #27 CHIPPY Program Parent Action Group Chairperson 2016-2017 Fort Kent Elementary School Volunteer Aspiring Health Science Professional All of the Above 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. 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! Rebeccah with daughter, Coralie 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 And Child Together (PACT) activities. 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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