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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund

$5
Calendar Aug 16, 2021

Alice Haiss of Skowhegan worked as an adult education teacher for many years as part of the Somerset County Basic Skills Program.  She was a literacy, basic skills, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language teacher at the program's Learning Center.  She also taught GED Preparation, basic and life skills at the Somerset County Jail for years.  During that period, she took part in a federal grant project called the Esteem Machine that combined the teaching of life skills with academic skills.

Haiss also worked for Educational Skills, Inc., where she facilitated Project Resiliency, and intervention program to prevent female juvenile offenders from being incarcerated at a youth correctional center.  The program focused on the development of problem solving, communication, team-building, and self-esteem building.

This scholarship will benefit any adult education learner who are pursuing education or training in high demand, high skill, or high wage occupations.

Awards will be announced yearly at the Adult Education Graduation in June.

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Algebra Skills for College -- ONLINE

Free

with January Hapworth

Calendar Sep 7, 2021

Are you preparing to take a college algebra course? Avoid taking developmental algebra at the college level. In this Algebra course, you will develop a basic understanding of how to use algebraic terms and equations in solving problems.

Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

Number Skills for College - Online
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Number Skills for College - Online

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with January Hapworth

Calendar Sep 7, 2021

Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

This course will prepare students for Algebra I and/or entry-level college math. Whether you need a refresher before registering for your first college math course or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course helpful. There will be a review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and other essential math skills. Word problems and the language of math will be explored.

 

Reading Skills for College
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Reading Skills for College

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with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 9 am

Effective reading comprehension is essential to success at the college level and to advance in one’s career. This course is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and critical analysis. An emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary and improving reading speed. Assignments introduce students to college level textbooks, outlining strategies, and critical researching skills.

Remote instruction by appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Writing Skills for College
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Writing Skills for College

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with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 12 pm

This course will cover the grammar and writing skills that are required for success in college level courses. Whether you need to brush-up your skills before attending college, need to improve your ACCUPLACER or CASAS scores, or need to earn a high school credit, you will find this course practical and useful.

 

Remote instruction by appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

HiSET 201
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HiSET 201

Free

with January Hapworth

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 4 pm

Tuesday classes will be online. On Thursdays, students will have the option o participating remotely or in person at SAHS. Remote learners may still need to come to SAHS for occasioanl testing.

This class is designed to help student master the knowledge and skills neccesary to pass the HiSET exam. Think you’re the only one who doesn’t know how to divide fractions? Do you dread having to write an essay for the high school equivalency test? Do not be discouraged – we can help! Join the class where you will gain new knowledge and skills and have fun at the same time. Online test preparation will be available.

Students will have the option of participating remotely or in person instruction. Remote learners will still come to SAHS for occasional testing.

Prerequisite: Must complete HiSET 101 prior to starting this class.

 Two new staff will be sharing this job - January Hapworth and Jim Logan

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Free

with Nina Pleasants

Calendar Sep 13, 2021 at 3 pm

Note: This class will be offered virtually through Zoom. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

This class assists students who are not native English speakers develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Instruction is designed to meet learners’ needs and can include helping participants with such important tasks as exploring how to talk with their child’s teacher, scheduling healthcare appointments, completing grocery shopping, obtaining a driver’s license, finding employment or learning about other valuable community resources. Students can enter the class at any time and there is no charge for instruction. Learners at all levels of English proficiency are welcome. For more information, please call 474-7553.

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Painting Club

$5

with Marilyn Rogers-Bull

Calendar Sep 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm

This is not a beginner’s class. It is for those who have painted in the past or present who would like to join others who share their love of painting. Painters are encouraged to use any medium they might choose.

A few words from Marilyn – “I am not a teacher, having only had a few lessons myself. Many years ago, while walking on a beach in Florida, I dreamed up the idea of having a class at Skowhegan Adult Ed for those who love to paint as much as I do. It has been a blessing to be part of this club since 2007. Along the way, I have found some wonderful friends, many of whom can paint much better than I can.”

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