The State Adult Education office recently published a list of ‘FY16 Top Performers’ based on three specific criteria for approximately 75 Maine Adult Education Programs. RSU 16 was recognized in all three categories as:
Posted by Jenny Rose on January 16, 2017 | Read more in: News
Twenty-seven RSU 16 Adult Education students were honored at a cap and gown graduation ceremony on Friday, June 3rd, for meeting High School completion goals. Nearly 150 friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium, as graduates marched single file to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by pianist, Sherilyn Foster.
Graduate Janelle Kogut delivered the inspirational message, sharing her personal journey through shyness and messages of self-doubt to pride and confidence in what she has accomplished. She shared her thoughts on finding success through alternatives and ended with the quote by an unknown author, “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
Several graduates were recognized with specific awards: Tutor, Terryl Jensen together with Patricia Demers awarded the RSU 16 Adult & Community Education Association scholarship to Emily Wardwell. The Central Maine Community College Courage to Grow scholarship was awarded to Melinda Straight by College Transitions Instructor Amy Hatch and CMCC Academic Advisor Bobbi Burke; Teacher Susan Lasselle and Career Advisor Katie Paiton also presented awards to Beverly Morin for Perseverance, and Meghan Green for Overcoming Obstacles.
Before receiving their diplomas from Superintendent Tina Meserve, graduates personally thanked family, friends, and educators who supported them in their educational journey by presenting them with a red rose. In closing, Director Jenny Rose encouraged graduates to spend time thinking about what comes next in terms of goals, action steps and making progress toward them.
The 2016 graduates are: Christopher J. Foster, Zeb S. French, Joshua K. Gammon, Meghan R. Green, Edward R. Heath III, Joshua A. Knight, Janelle K. Kogut, Tyler R. Labonte, Taylor D. Landry, Kevin W. McBean, Dylan J. Messer, Alana L. Michaud, Brandon C. Mitchell, Keith A. Mitchell, Jayla Monaghan, Beverly J. Morin, Melanie M. Oviedo, Joseph B. Pelletier, Cody A. Russell, Allen R. Smith, Melinda A. Straight, Kendall R. Timberlake-Golding, Emily L. Wardwell, John P. Wardwell, Jacob D. Woodward, Anonymous (2)
Posted by Jenny Rose on January 16, 2017
Are you a veteran, family member, or currently serving and transitioning from the military?
The Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services has a great website to help you find answers to your questions about the state and federal benefits, services and programs available to you and your family.
Thank you for your service!
Posted by Jenny Rose on May 24, 2016 | Read more in: News
The Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland Tri-Town Optimist Club is proud to announce its RSU 16 Student of the Month recipient for May, Beverly Morin. Beverly, a student at RSU 16 Adult Education, embodies the Optimist Creed every day with her smiling, can-do attitude and her ongoing generosity and encouragement to others. Her faithful attendance and willingness to try anything, all while juggling work and life's hurdles, make her an excellent role model for students and staff alike. Congratulations Beverly!
(Pictured L to R, Teacher Sue Lasselle, student Beverly Morin, and Club President Jeff Gagnon.)
Posted by Jenny Rose on May 17, 2016 | Read more in: News
Photo Caption: Roger Dargie, Owner of Safe Approach, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Poland, recently invited RSU 16 Adult Education students enrolled in Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) Ready2Work Manufacturing Program to tour the plant. The tour offered an on-site exploration of local manufacturing following their classroom instructions. Pictured (left to right): Ethan Sanborn, Terry Verrill, Roger Dargie, Roland Young, Jamie Dubois, Career Advisor Katie Paiton and James Francis. Photo courtesy of Dave Barnes.
Mechanic Falls – Five students enrolled at RSU 16 Adult Education in Mechanic Falls, recently participated in a Ready2Work Manufacturing Program. Students Jamie Dubois, James Francis, Ethan Sanborn, Terry Verrill and Roland Young successfully completed five weeks of intensive classes. The five-week, 100 hour course was funded by Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), a partner in the CareerCenter system. The training included an OSHA 10 Certification, computer literacy, and 60 hours of Work Readiness classes. Students gained the work readiness skills manufacturing employers are seeking. Mock interviews, tours and industry specific presentations were included as part of the curriculum. “Through this grant WMCA provides services to people in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset Counties,” shares Patti Saarinen, WMCA Program Site Coordinator in Lewiston. “Many of our services are designed for low to moderate income people and dislocated workers. Some services are available regardless of income.” FMI visit the Lewiston CareerCenter, 9 Mollison Way, Lewiston or call 753.9000, or toll-free 1.800.741.2991. Additional information available www.wmca.org.
Posted by Jenny Rose on March 11, 2016 | Read more in: Events
Araminta Mayberry delivering her speech
Maine’s adult education students were honored at the State House on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Those in attendance were from among a pool of over 50,000 adults enrolled in academic, workforce and personal enrichment courses throughout the State. The celebration highlighted student successes and provided an opportunity for adult learners to share their experiences.
Araminta Mayberry shared her personal journey through RSU 16 Adult Education as one of three Maine Adult Education students to speak at the event. Having left school as a youth in the 8th grade, she later graduated with her GED from Mechanic Falls Adult Education in 2002 at age 28. Returning once more in 2014 after years in the baking industry and the desire for a better career, she took advantage of free Maine College Transitions programming in order to prepare for college. Now in her second semester as a student at Central Maine Community College, she maintains a 3.81 GPA as she works toward her goal to become a Human Resources Professional.
Acting Education Commissioner William H. Beardsley along with State Director of Adult Education Gail Senese also spoke, applauding the adult learners and recognizing their determination and perseverance.
Maine Adult Education Students at the Hall of Flags on March 3rd.
More than 120 friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium to honor this year's twenty graduates at our cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015.
See a copy of our program here:
Posted by Jenny Rose on June 8, 2015 | Read more in: News
More than 150 friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium to honor this year's nineteen graduates at our cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 30.
Congratulations to our 2014 graduates! See a copy of our program here:
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Posted by Jenny Rose on May 31, 2014 | Read more in: Events
The short answer is that the GED test will no longer be offered in the State of Maine. Read on for more info and to get started on the new HiSET exam!
For years, the State of Maine has used the General Educational Development test to administer and issue the state equivalency diploma, which we widely recognize as the "GED". Last year, when the GED Testing Service announced that the test would be changing in 2014 to solely computer based testing with projected increases in cost, the state opened up a competitive bidding process for a new test. Through this process, the state selected ETS (Educational Testing Service) to offer its High School Equivalency Test, or HiSET exam, beginning in January 2014.
While it was originally thought that students' GED progress would be lost, it has been decided that ETS will provide a limited window of opportunity to transition current GED tests to the new 2014 HiSET. As of 2015, however, it is likely that GED scores will no longer be considered toward HiSET exam completion. For those with fewer than 5 official GED tests, there's still time to have them count toward the HiSET exam! For all others, start working on the HiSET exam now! Call 345-3217 for an appointment.
Posted by Jenny Rose on January 4, 2014 | Read more in: News
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Posted by Jenny Rose on May 20, 2013 | Read more in: Events