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Valley Unified Continuing Education A Partnership Between MSAD#27 and the Madawaska School Department Fall 2018 PATHWAYS Education and Training Schedule Your Future. Our Mission.


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College Access Opportunities 1 Who is Damika Dumond? Distance Education/Blended Learning 2  Former High School Non-Completer Workforce Development 3-5 St. John Valley Small Business Seminars 4 Occupational Certificate Opportunities 5  2016-2018 MSAD #27 High School Diploma Program Participant  2018 MSAD #27 High School Diploma Recipient NMCC Off-Campus Center Courses State of Maine Safety Courses Personal Growth and Enrichment Senior Series 6  Winter/Spring 2018 MSAD #27 Certified Nurse’s Aide Training Program Participant 6  Aspiring Healthcare Professional 7-8 9  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 Valley Unified Continuing Education In Fort Kent at 834-3536 or Madawaska at 728-6314 Talk to Us About Your Future NOW! Valley Unified Continuing Education Locations in Fort Kent and Madawaska Your Pathway to Education and Training In the St. John Valley! Fort Kent Office Hours Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Phone: 834-3536 Fax: 834-2702 Madawaska Office Hours Tuesday-Friday: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM Tuesday/Wednesday: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM 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 high school, I was recruited to work for a Diplomatic Mission as Entry Clearance Assistant, Consular Assistant and Administrative Assistant for over 15 years. I got busy with work and was kind of comfortable with that. Besides that, I managed businesses of my own and thought I was at the apex of it all and failed to understand the core value of going to college. I moved to the United States and MSAD#27 Continuing Education made things happen. They drilled me with the College Access Program and now I have been accepted at NPBC. I am so thankful to MSAD#27 for all their kind and prompt support - I now have a dream. “ —Linus Tayong 2017-2018 St. John Valley College Access Participant Fall 2018 North Point Bible College 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 5 ° College Planning, Part 1 September 12 ° College Planning, Part 2 September 19 ° Career Decision Making October 10 ° Financial Aid/Admissions October 17 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 5 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 12 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 - September 19 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 Valley Unified Continuing 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 Continuing Education Office located at Community High School in Fort Kent; or call 728-6314 or stop by the Continuing Education Office 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, 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, 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 Vicki Voisine, 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, 9/4-12/13 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) 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, 9/18-11/1 5:30-8:30 PM, Classroom Hours CHS, AEC Conference Room MHS, ATM Room Saturday, 11/3, 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 September 19, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Class activities will be completed on your own schedule during the weeks of the class. For more information, visit or contact Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau at 207-768-9635 or email or sign up online at Registration deadline is Friday, September 14. Note: This training program is a project of the Aroostook Continuing Education Development Hub. 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 Valley Education and Training Trucking Initiative Keep Right Commercial Driving School (CDL) Training Program Interested in a career in the trucking industry? Looking to have current employees trained in CDL? Valley Unified Continuing Education, working with the St. John Valley Career Pathways steering committee, has arranged for the delivery of a CDL training program in Madawaska through the Valley Education and Training Trucking Initiative (VETTI). September 10-November 9, 2018 7:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday $5,750 plus additional fees for DOT Drug Test/Physical and Road Test & Each Individual Endorsement Note: Assistance with training costs available for qualified individuals through workforce development agencies. Program Requirements Personal interview; valid Maine Driver’s License and a copy of driving record (will be reviewed to determine eligibility); pre-entrance alcohol and controlled substance screen (test must be negative); DOT physical in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations (must be found to be qualified). Eighteen (18) years of age. Mandatory screening and orientation session will be held between August 20 and September 4. Participants will be notified in advance of the date. For more information concerning the Valley Education and Training Trucking Initiative, Call 834-3536 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Community High School in Fort Kent; or call 728-6314 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Madawaska Middle/High School. Don’t wait! Call or stop by today! St. John Valley Small Business Seminar Series Workplace Positivity: Getting There and Staying There Peter Caron Packed with time-tested wisdom for each new day, this session is designed to help participants focus on their personal power to make every day at work a positive one for themselves, their co-workers, and customers, because no matter the job or career, when we create positive energy, we generate better work and outcomes. Videos, discussions, and activities in this information-packed, energizing half-day session all will focus on four key points that will help participants boost morale, improve results, and enhance customer service by promoting positivity, enthusiasm, teamwork, and a spirit of trust and support even during busy, tiring, stressful periods. Ideal for managers, supervisors, direct service workers and workplace teams. Tuesday, November 6 8 AM - 12 Noon UMFK, Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room $35 (includes refreshments) Comments from past participants:  Very uplifting  Very interesting and kept my interest the whole time  Great speaker. Very up lifting, and well involved with crowd  The presenter was knowledgeable and fun. Interesting  Very lively and engaging  Holds your attention. A great motivational speaker  One of the best presentations that I have been to


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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. Valley Unified Continuing 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 Valley Unified Continuing 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 the Continuing Education Office in Fort Kent (834-3536), the Continuing Education Office in Madawaska (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  Medical Professional (CPC & CMAA/CEHRS)—$6,100  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 FALL 2018 NMCC CLASSES HELD LOCALLY AND BROADCASTED LIVE FROM THE HOULTON HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER UTILIZING REAL-TIME, INTERACTIVE TANDBERG TECHNOLOGY For more information or to register for these learning opportunities, contact Stacey Cyr at Valley Unified Continuing Education (834-3536 in Fort Kent or 728-6314 in Madawaska). Classes Begin August 27th, Add Drop week: August 27th-August 31st Course Number Title Time Credit Instructor MAT 125 60 College Algebra M/W 3:15-4:30 3 Howard ECE 101 60 Adv. Intellectual Social Dev. Tue 3:00-5:50 3 Reece COL 103 60 College Success Tue 12:00-1:00 1 Ervin PSY 101 60 General Psychology Tue 6:00-8:50 3 Ivey ENG 111 60 College Composition Wed 4:40-7:30 3 Bossie Other Online courses or other NMCC Presque Isle campus offerings can be found at Tutoring for classes is available through Valley Unified Continuing Education. 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, 12/8 8:30 AM-2:00 PM SJVTC, MPR $40 (15-64 year olds) $25 (65 years +) Wednesday/Thursday 8/29 and 8/30 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: 9/4, 9/5, 9/11 Class II: 10/16, 10/17, 10/23 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Library $10 per person


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Personal Growth & Enrichment 7 Programming posted on this page include Personal Enrichment classes at the Madawaska site. Art & Painting with Friends This session is designed to provide peer support for those who want a place to meet and share art work, ask questions, share advise about sketching, characteristics of paints, demonstrations in various media, & general picture making and art options. This is not an instructor-led course but an arena for peer sharing from others who may have more experience and knowledge in certain mediums or techniques. Join us in a relaxed, heart healthy art therapy as you discover “a new world of colors.” Cost: $5 for 10 sessions paid to: Valley Unified Continuing Education Begins the week of 10/16 through the week of 12/18 Dates/Times TBD by student survey at registration Interpersonal Communication Communicating successfully depends on factors that include voice tone, facial and body gestures, word choice, and even clothing style. This intricate symbol system shares meaning whether intentional or not. This course will show you how to manage these conscious and unconscious codes of meaning that we communicate every day, making you a much more effective communicator in family, personal, and professional environments. Register at: or call 728-6314 or 834-3536. Just $100 per 6-week session Cooking with Mike Mike Corbin Pick the sessions you want $15 each session or $50 for the series; Register by calling Mike at 728-3129. Payment will be made directly to the instructor. Monday 6-8 PM Madawaska Safety Complex Kitchen Our local chef extraordinaire is here to test your culinary know-how 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.  Thanksgiving Dinner: 10/15  Reveillon De Noel: 10/22  Christmas Dinner: 10/29  New Year’s Eve Appetizers: 11/5 Becoming a U.S. Citizen Continuing Education Instructor, TBD 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 Welcome to Valley Unified Continuing Education Personal Enrichment programming. We are looking for instructors who have a special skill or talent that will provide enrichment programming for our communities. These classes can vary from health and fitness to technology/photography to arts and crafts. We are looking for individuals with energy and enthusiasm for their craft to help us provide quality enrichment programming for adults of all ages. If you have such a skill that you want to share with your community members, please call Valley Unified Continuing education staff in Madawaska at 728-6314 or in Fort Kent at 834-3536. NOTE: Please note that there are some changes this fall in our enrichment programming.  Some classes will now require you to contact the instructor directly while others will require you to contact the continuing education office. These are noted specifically for each class.  Payments will now be made directly to the instructors unless otherwise noted  Pre-registration is still required of all classes to determine whether or not a class will run as advertised Fore more information, please contact Valley Unified Continuing Education staff at 728-6314 or 834-3536. Yarn Crafts with Jackie Jackie Querze Whether you are a beginner crafter or you need help to finish a project you have already started, come join the group for a relaxing evening of instruction in reading patterns and basic stitching. This group will be led by an experienced crafter who can guide and instruct in knitting, crocheting, and embroidery at all skill levels. Come relax, share patterns, and enjoy a creative night out with fellow crafters. Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM 9/12 - 10/24 and 10/31 - 12/12 Jackie’s Home @ 410 Winter Street, Apt. #101 in Madawaska $40 for each 7 week session Call Jackie for registration & payment at 316-2522


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Personal Growth & Enrichment 8 Programming posted on this page include Personal Enrichment classes at the Madawaska site. Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners Want to start a blog but don’t know how to start? Maybe you would like to try podcasting. This course will help you create, manage, and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools you already have on your computer. You will develop content, setup, and maintenance plans and learn about free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress. You will edit, add special effects, and publish your blog online. Hands-on exercises will help you see how easy it is to become an expert blogger. Register at: or call 728-6314 or 834-3536. Just $100 per 6-week session Introduction to Food and Health Temika Rafford In today’s fast-paced generation, we often find ourselves eating on the run and facing an epidemic of healthrelated issues. This class will explore innovative strategies for promoting a healthier diet and lifestyle. Participants will practice skills designed to optimize the way you eat and to increase the focus toward healthier food choices. By the end of this course, you will have important tools to distinguish between food that supports your health and options that threaten your health. Wednesdays, 9/5 to 10/3 6:00-8:00 PM, 5 sessions MMHS, 215 $40 paid directly to the instructor 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 Volunteer Cooks Lisa Fishman, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Staff UMaine Extension staff will demonstrate up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions in a hands-on workshop designed specifically for volunteers. Meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements. Call 1-800-287-1421 for more information. Tuesday, 8/14 6:00-9:00 PM Madawaska Safety Complex $15 per person Tuesday, 8/21 6:00-9:00 PM CHS, Room 111 $15 per person


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Senior Series 9 To register for the courses posted under Senior Series, simply attend the first class session and make your payment directly to the instructor. 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. Tuesday/Thursday 9/4-12/20 9:30-10:30 AM Fort Kent Senior Center $30 Quilting Joan Paradis, LouAnn Watt, Nancy Thibodeau and Leonette Soucie Quilters of all levels are welcome! Beginners: please call 834-5933, 834-3819 or 834-6363 for a suggested project, fabric requirements or for more information. Intermediate and Advanced: Bring your own project or looking to start a new project? Try a Row-by-Row, Mystery Quilt, or applique project. For more information or for project requirements, call 834-5933, 834-3819 or 834-6363. Bring a sewing machine in working order, basic sewing supplies and fabric if applicable. Friday 9/7, 9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16 9:00 AM-3:00 PM FK Senior Center $30 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 call 834-3536 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Community High School in Fort Kent; or call 728-6314 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Madawaska Middle/High School. The St. John Valley Senior College is a partnership between Valley Unified 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 8/27-1/25 C 8-11 AM & 12-3 PM CELC H Tuesday, Wednesday 8/28-1/23 S 5-8 PM CELC Classes offered at no cost thanks to grant support. M Monday-Thursday M 8:30-11:30 AM & 12-3 PM H Tuesday S 4-7 PM 8/27-1/24 MMHS 215 8/28-1/22 MMHS 215 Individual schedules available to match the unique goals and needs of each learner. 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. Who is Brenda Smith?  Former High School Non-Completer  Mother of three children  2016-2018 Madawaska Adult Education Adult High School Diploma Participant  2018 Madawaska Adult Education Adult High School Diploma Recipient  Part-time construction industry employee  Aspiring post-secondary education and training participant  All of the Above Put Yourself on the Path to Success! Call Valley Unified Continuing Education in Fort Kent at 834-3536 or Madawaska at 728-6314 Call Today! Talk with Us About Your Future NOW! ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) Prep Various Instructors This course helps students prepare for the five subtests on the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Students learn skills necessary to successfully meet criteria in the areas of Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math. Valley Unified Continuing 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, 8/28-1/23 5:00-8:00 PM CHS, CELC $90 Tuesday, 8/28-1/22 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 Valley Unified Continuing Education Office located at Community High School. For more information, call 834-3536. Ages 12 – 18 $25 /MO $200 /YR $125 /6 MO $70 /3 MO * See us for specials available Located on the ground floor of the Madawaska Middle School section off of School Street Ages 19 - 54 $35 /MO $100 /3MO $175 /6MO $300 /YR Ages 55-64 $30 /MO $85 /3MO $150 /6MO $250 /YR Day Pass $5 Call the Madawaska Recreation Department for membership or more information. NOTE: Age 65+ Madawaska residents receive a Free Pass Week Pass $20 Students 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


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Information About Our Family Literacy Services 12 Family Literacy makes families stronger. We believe Who Is Dian Weaver?families that learn together, grow together. Our Family Literacy program works with parents and their children, age birth through eight years old. Our program has four parts:  Single mother of four children  2017-2018 MSAD #27 Family Literacy 1. Adult Education 2. Early Childhood Education 3. Parenting Education Participant  2017-2018 MSAD #27 College Transitions Participant  2017-2018 MSAD #27 University of 4. Interactive Literacy Activity (ILA) Time Maine at Fort Kent Co-Enrolled Learner 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.  2018 National Adult Education Honor Society Inductee  2017-2018 MSAD #27 Family Literacy Leadership and Family Literacy Advocacy Award Recipient 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.  Aspiring Business Management Professional  All of the Above 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 families who qualify. Families can enroll at multiple points during the year. Don’t wait! Call 834-3536 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Community High School in Fort Kent; or call 728-6314 or stop by the Continuing Education Office located at Madawaska Middle/High School. Put Yourself and Your Children on the Path to Success! Call Valley Unified Continuing Education Center in Fort Kent at 834-3536. Call Today! Talk with Us About Your Future NOW! Dian with son, Thomas Individual participation schedules arranged. 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 Madawaska’s 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.  FREE children’s books!  This program is provided at NO cost to qualifying families. For more information, call Valley Unified Continuing Education in Madawaska 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 ________________________________________________________________ 4 ways to Register : 1. Call: Valley Unified Continuing Education Fort Kent at 834-3536 or Madawaska at 728-6314 OR 2. Visit us on the web at: Total Due : $_________ Register EARLY to avoid disappointment! OR 3. Mail this Registration Form with your check to: Valley Unified Continuing Education 84 Pleasant Street OR Fort Kent, ME 04743 135 - 7th Avenue Madawaska, ME 04756 4. In Person*: M - F 8:00 AM-4:00 PM T-F 12:30 PM-4:30 PM T/W 5:00 PM-8:00 PM T/W 5:00 PM-6:30 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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