Education briefs

Dec 22, 2012
Harold Wilson, second from left, principal of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, presents a $100 check to each of the five local food banks in SAD 40 from the staff's Dress Down Fridays. Accepting of the donation is Gert Augustine, Warren, Carol Watier, Union, Lou Cook, Waldoboro, and Karen Goodwill, Friendship.  Missing from the photo is Pastor Tim Lewis, Washington.  Medomak Valley contributes to the food pantries two times each school year.

Domench achieves honors at Kent School

KENT, CONN. — Larkin Domench, a student in the 12th grade at Kent School was named to the honor roll for the fall term of 2012-2013. Domench is the child of Daniel Domench of Union and Marsha Domench of Camden.

Children's Stage Adventures visits Friendship

FRIENDSHIP — Friendship Village School students participated in Children's Stage Adventures from Nov. 26 to 30.

In one week they learned lines, songs, movements and on Friday, gave two performances. The play was, “The Fisherman and His Wife!” A favorite Grimm's fairy tale with an original adaptation by Children's Stage Adventures. The story begins, when Will, the fisherman, catches an enchanted fish and changes his luck. The fish offers him the chance to have his dreams come true, but one wish leads to another and Will soon learns that if a person already has happiness they have everything they need.

Domench achieves honors at Kent School

KENT, CONN. — Larkin Domench, a student in the 12th grade at Kent School was named to the honor roll for the fall term of 2012-2013. Domench is the child of Daniel Domench of Union and Marsha Domench of Camden.

Children's Stage Adventures visits Friendship

FRIENDSHIP — Friendship Village School students participated in Children's Stage Adventures from Nov. 26 to 30.

In one week they learned lines, songs, movements and on Friday, gave two performances. The play was, “The Fisherman and His Wife!” A favorite Grimm's fairy tale with an original adaptation by Children's Stage Adventures. The story begins, when Will, the fisherman, catches an enchanted fish and changes his luck. The fish offers him the chance to have his dreams come true, but one wish leads to another and Will soon learns that if a person already has happiness they have everything they need.

What's the buzz about Bee School?

THOMASTON — Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! A six-week course, presented by beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers, Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine's State Bee Inspector, will provide participants with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second-year beekeepers.

Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops.

Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, beginning on March 5 and ending April 9. One Saturday workshop on March 30 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.

To register for bee school or for further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com.

URock offers certificate programs

ROCKLAND — Most professionals require formal training to develop industry-standard skills and knowledge and to secure the best job opportunities. Online undergraduate certificate programs from the University of Maine System universities provide an option for people wishing to supplement existing skills or to prepare for a new career.

The University System universities offer undergraduate certificates in accounting, child and youth care, criminal justice, gerontology, human resources nanagement, information and library services, paralegal studies, substance abuse rehabilitation, and many more. Students receive academic credit that may be applied toward a degree program later.

Registration for the Spring 2013 semester, which begins in January, is open and ongoing. For more information about programs and courses from Maine’s public universities, please contact University College at Rockland or visit learn.maine.edu/rockland to view a course listing.

Advanced Excel, Word, and Computer Applications classes offered

ROCKLAND — Regional School Unit 13 Adult Education is offering sessions of Microsoft Excel II, Word II, and Computer Applications II classes at Rockland’s McLain Building with instructor Cathy VanDyke. Word II will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Computer Applications II will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Excel II runs on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 10.

These classes will help participants learn the beyond the basics of Microsoft 2010 programs like Outlook, Publisher and Powerpoint, how to use cloud to store and share documents and presentations, mail merge, and building complex spreadsheets and Excel essentials for anyone using this program in the workplace. Certificates are granted upon successful completion of the course.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. For complete class schedules or to sign up contact RSU 13 Adult Education at 594-9764 or visit rsu13.maineadulted.org.

 

Five Town CSD Adult Ed brochure to arrive soon

ROCKPORT — Get warmed up this winter while learning something new. The Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education Winter brochure is arriving in mailboxes and community locations right after the start of the New Year.

New classes this time include Bead Stitching, Digital Darkroom, Sprouts and Microgreens, Acting and Improv, Ukulele, Fantastical Writing, Homeopathy, and What’s in a Poem. New cooking classes feature Mexican, Armenian, French, and Pizza New York Style.

Call 236-7800, option 5 for more information, stop by the office, or visit fivetowns.maineadulted.org, to register for most classes.

Friendship Village School students perform "The Fisherman and His Wife!" during a recent production.
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