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No Evening Classes For Lewiston Adult Ed on Tues., Dec. 12

Lewiston Adult Ed evening classes for Tues., Dec. 12, are canceled because of the weather.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on December 12, 2017 | Read more in: News

No Classes At Lewiston Adult Education on Dec. 12

Lewiston Adult Education does not have classes on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, because of the storm.
 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on December 12, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Storm Cancellation Information

 

--If Lewiston Public Schools cancel their classes because of a storm, then all classes before 4 p.m. are canceled.

 

--If afternoon or evening classes are closed because of weather conditions, information will be posted on the Lewiston Adult Education website:

 

www.lewiston.maineadulted.org

 

Announcements will also appear on Lewiston Adult Ed’s Facebook page and Twitter Feed.

 

They will also be shared with the following television and radio stations after 4 p.m.:

 

WBLM, 102.9 FM

WCYY, 93.9 FM

WPOR, 101.9 FM/1490 AM

WLAM, 1470 AM

 

WCSH, Channel 6

WMTW, Channel 8

WGME, Channel 13

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on November 2, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Closed on Oct. 30

Lewiston Adult Education is closed on Monday, Oct. 30.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 30, 2017 | Read more in: News

Scenes From Fall Super Saturday Handiwork

The fall session of Lewiston Adult Education's Super Saturday had an unofficial theme of showing off handiwork. Teachers guided students when it came to first aid and using henna.

Basket making kept many busy for hours in the Lewiston High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 14. The other day-long session was the CPR, First Aid and AED Training.

Here are some pictures of work throughout the day:

 

 


 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 16, 2017 | Read more in: News

Super Saturday Coming To Lewiston Adult Ed On Oct. 14

Michel Vining of United Ambulance is scheduled to teach a CPR class for Lewiston Adult Education’s Fall Super Saturday.

 

Lewiston Adult Education will have dance, genealogy and roller derby in the mix for Fall Super Saturday classes.

Super Saturday will be held on Oct. 14 at Lewiston High School. The first class will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The sessions allow people who might not have the time during the week or would like an extended period of time for a particular subject. Michel Vining of United Ambulance will teach CPR, First Aid and AED training. Martha Chessie shall instruct a Utility/Clothes Basket class. Stasia Minkowsky, who teaches a number of meditation classes, will offer her Introduction to Metaphysics and Meditation class.

Two teachers will offer shorter sessions for Super Saturday. Lin Wright will have two genealogy classes, Using Familysearch.org and Genealogy for Beginners. Anna Golendukhina shall teach Latin Basics: Salsa and Latin, Bachata and Merengue.

In addition to genealogy, new offerings include Nancy Callahan teaching about Henna and Danielle Fortin teaching Getting Up To Speed About Roller Derby. Fortin will talk about the popularity of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby and different ways in which people can participate.

Lunch will be included with all day-long classes. Utility/Clothes Basket and Henna have lab fees.

For a full listing of courses, or to register for any of the above workshops, visit www.lewiston.maineadulted.org. People interested in classes can also call 207-795-4141 for more information and to register.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 11, 2017 | Read more in: News

Trimmer Wins Adult Education Teacher Of Year Award

 

 

          A lawyer who changed careers to teach adult education has picked up a top award.

            The Maine Adult Education Association presented Jessica Trimmer with its teacher of the year award on June 22 during its annual conference held at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.

            Trimmer joined Lewiston Adult Education in 2006 after working as a lawyer for four years. Tutoring international students at the University of Southern Maine as a University of Maine School of Law student got her interested in teaching. Trimmer has taught Adult Basic Education, English Speakers of Other Languages and citizenship classes in addition to assisting inmates at the Androscoggin County Jail get their high school equivalency.

            She credited her fellow teachers at the Adult Learning Center with helping her when she first started and for their continued support. Trimmer, who teaches intermediate English, said her students’ work ethic impresses her and how some may know from six to eight different languages.

             A comment she heard in class from a student talking about community got her thinking about the overall mission she has.

             “It struck me because the learning center is a place where we come in from different communities and become one,”she said.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on July 6, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Honors Graduates

Guest speaker Fatuma Hussein, executive director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, speaks at Lewiston Adult Education graduation on June 13.

 

Lewiston Adult Education students who persevered to get their high school certification made it through summer heat in the Lewiston High School gymnasium to hear cheers and applause Tuesday night.

The group of 30 students received their high school equivalency by successfully taking the HiSET exam though Lewiston Adult Education. The HiSET has replaced the GED in Maine and the students received lessons and academic support to prepare.

Fatuma Hussein, executive director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, was the guest speaker.  She told of her journey to the United States and talked about how to tackle future challenges, which included the importance of being courageous, never losing hope and giving back.

“Together we can build a better tomorrow,” she said.

Christelle Kasongowas the student speaker. The native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo told about some of her lessons in learning American English, especially when it came to accents.

Kasongo is fluent in six languages, including French, English, Swahili, Lingala, Tshiluba and Kikongo. Lingala, Tshiluba and Kikongo are spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while Swahili is used in eastern and southern African countries.

She took time in her speech to praise Adult Learning Center Coordinator Laurieanne Champagne and instructor Don Roux for their help.

“It’s women and men like Laurie and Don in adult education who show why being a teacher is such a noble job,” Kasongo said.

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster spoke at the end of graduation and was the first to recognize the assembled students as graduates.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 15, 2017 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set For June 13

 

Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Tues., June 13, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Fatuma Hussein of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Christelle Kasongo is the student speaker.

Family, friends and members of the community are welcome to attend.

For more information about the commencement ceremony, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 5, 2017 | Read more in: News

Quickbooks, Cuisine Top Lewiston Summer Classes

Greg Yates, Quickbooks teacher

Aspiring chefs and businesspeople will have a number of options with the new schedule of summer classes from Lewiston Adult Education.

Greg Yates will teach a number of classes related to Quickbooks. Students interested in learning more about accounting software can take the Essentials of Quickbooks Bootcamp or Special Topics in Quickbooks classes.

The Culinary Arts Certificate will begin on July 6 at the Green Ladle with instructors including Chef Dan Caron, Chef Bri Doyle and Chef Becca Levesque. It will include six or more hours of catering experience as students work as interns.

The B Street Community Center will have two different formats for the College Transition Program. Both are 12 weeks long, with one that is based in a classroom and the other with classroom and online sessions.

For more information about classes, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 2, 2017 | Read more in: News

 
 

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