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Archive: May 2012

2012 Graduation Photos [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Over 600 photos from the May 4, 2012 graduation ceremony have been placed on the web by professional photographer Laurie Goodheart. Photos are available for viewing and/or purchase.



Posted by Jenny Rose  on May 31, 2012 | Read more in: News

Thank You For Another Successful Year! [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

It has been another successful year in our Adult Education program!  Thank you for making our adult education program one of the most successful in the State of Maine! Well over 2,000 people take part in it each year. Keep in mind that we are constantly looking for new ideas and new teachers and are continually striving to make this a diverse and inviting program. We need your help to make this a truly “community” education program.  Let us know what you would like to see us offer, or what you could teach or any other ideas you think would help make this a program that serves this community better.  Thanks to all who have participated over this past year!

Tim Dresser, Director


Posted by Elyse Socker  on May 30, 2012 | Read more in: News

Give the Gift of Learning! [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

gift certificateWe have gift certificates available in any denomination you choose.  If you have a friend or relative who has always wanted to take a certain art class, learn to knit, take Tai Chi, take a cooking class, improve their health, get fit, write the great American novel, or take one of our many other classes - this is your chance!  We can add any type of holiday decoration you want, from Christmas and Hannukah to Valentine's Day, Birthday, Anniversary or Happy Whatever Day! Just call and let us know what you need.  We'll make it, mail it or even email it - whatever you'd like.  Gift certificates are good until used. Give the gift of learning!


Posted by Elyse Socker  on May 30, 2012 | Read more in: News

What Class Do You Want to See Us Offer? [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

We are always looking for your ideas!  We are already starting on the fall brochure and would love to hear from you.  What classes are you interested in that we are not already offering?  Is there a class you'd like to teach for us?  Do you have any other ideas?  Please email us your comments and suggestions at


Posted by Elyse Socker  on May 30, 2012 | Read more in: News

General MACEA Membership Meeting May 18, 2012 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

MACEA meeting 5-18-2012

Present: Tom Reuwer, Sue Sutter, Adam Mitchell, Helen Marston, Adrien Deschenes, Bob O’Brien, Gary Upham, John Hoeprich, Dean Darien.





Agenda: Discussion of MACEA future with MAEA…

  • Meeting the needs of facilities and how students have different needs within facilities.
  • Dedicating some percentage of Adult Ed. funding to corrections education.
  • Creating more universality in programs/resources between facilities and, ultimately, to Adult Ed. programs when inmates are released.
  • Thus making more impact on reducing recidivism and easement of continuation when released.
  • Support of professional development for corrections educators and volunteers.



All present were in agreement that we should move forward on altering the membership of MACEA.  Gary is interested in being a liaison between facilities, focusing on education.  This is pending approval by DOC commissioner.  Sue will contact Ellis King about a survey of education programs in facilities that was conducted 4-5 years ago as a possible baseline.



Next meeting:  July 21, 2012 @ Two Bridges Regional Jail


Posted by Susan Knight  on May 21, 2012 | Read more in: News

End of Year Party [South Portland Adult Education]

WOW - what a year South Portland Adult Education has had!!!  Classes have ended and we will be resting for the summer, but along the way we will be getting ready for the fall.  But before we take a little time off, we wanted to share some pictures of our End of the Year Party with you. 

Enjoy, have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in the Fall.





Posted by David Brenner  on May 18, 2012 | Read more in: Events

Summer courses are a great way to to get ready for change [Lewiston Adult Education]

Whether you are gearing up for college or changing careers, Lewiston Adult Ed's summer courses are a great first step.

The College Transitions Program is the easiest way to insure your success in college.  This 12-week program provides an academic refresher, covers study skills, test taking, time management, and computer skills.  The summer session starts on May 22 and is held at the B Street Community Center.  Call today to begin your application process.

Other summer courses include: Computer/Office Skills courses such as “Microsoft for the Workplace,” “MS Excel I,” “MS Excel II,” “QuickBooks Workshop,” and “Office Practice.” Most of these courses provide credit towards Lewiston Adult Education’s Clerical, Medical Office and Accounting Assistant Certificates.  Classes begin July 10 and are held at Lewiston High School.

Other certificate courses will include the “Culinary Arts Certificate” and a “Certified Nursing Assistant” (CNA) training course. The CNA course will start June 19th, and interviews will be held June 6th & 7th at 3:00 pm.

Academic classes that offer High School Diploma credit as well as college/nursing school prerequisite credit will also be available, including “Algebra,” “Applied Algebra,” “Biology,” “Chemistry” and “Critical Reading Strategies for College or Work.”

GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship and Adult Basic Education classes are also available year-round, and are held at the Adult Learning Center at 145 Birch St.

Take your first step on a pathway to success.  Call Lewiston Adult Ed at 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on May 18, 2012