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Driver Education: Morse March

$465

with Donna Plourde, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Only employee discounts allowed. Dates: March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Parent or guardian must attend last half hour of first class.  Must bring students birth certificate to first class.

IF the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition please contact the office for an additional form.

 

Only employee discounts allowed, must call to register.

See agreement form below, student and parent (if under 18) must sign at first class:

An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50 if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education.

24-hour notice is required to change times.

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as prescribed by the Secretary of State.

3. If a student misses a class due to illness a fee of $75 per session will be assessed to make-up class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of driver ed. a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50 to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%. A. Class participation involving projects, homework, presentations and other in class work covering the chapters of the textbook. B. Final exam covering the Maine State Law Book and driver education texts. C. A road test covering safe behind-the-wheel driving skills.

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. If you cannot start a course, notify us five business days prior to the first class and we will refund your fees less a $2.50 withdrawal fee.

10. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested. Payment must be made prior to the scheduled driving time.

11. It is requested that the child’s parent or guardian attend the last half hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this believe, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes the right of each student to learn and to participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and federal law and District policy. In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. All students should be advised that they may contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. A staff member who is informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the Director of the school as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required.

Meditation & Stress Management Session II

$60

with Ann Kimmage, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you wondered what meditation is all about? This beginning class will explain meditation and its benefits and teach you how to establish your own practice. In addition to meditation and breathing techniques, you will be introduced to practical skills for managing and reducing stress. Please bring a cushion for the meditation. Ann Kimmage is a certified, experienced yoga and stress management instructor.

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Native American Medicine Bag

$50

with Trisha Morey, Merrymeeting Adult Education

A Native American medicine bag is a container for items believed to protect or give spiritual powers to its owner. Varying in size, it could be small enough to wear around the neck or it could be a large bag with a long strap called a “bandolier.” This one-night workshop will give a quick history of the traditional medicine bag of the Wabanaki people, color representation, and the difference between the traditional materials and the materials we often use today. Then we will dive into a medicine bag making project and produce a finished product. No discounts.

Yoga with Dennis, Session II

$62

with Dennis Kimmage, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Yoga helps make you more flexible, stronger, and relaxed. Dennis’ classes are for women and men who enjoy simple, safe, and doable yoga postures for a healthier body and positive outlook on life. Give yoga a chance, and discover how good it makes body and soul feel. Bring a mat and dress in loose clothing.

Mixed Level Belly Dance Session II

$145

with Josephina Gasca, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! In this mixed level class, we will work with improvisation and group choreography, as well as continually working with subtleties of technique at whatever level you are. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes. Zils (finger cymbals) and veils will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor. No class on May 25.

Acrylic Painting, Beginning

$100

with Pat Casey, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The featured painting is Landscape, by Beginning Acrylics student Annie Merrill.    New at painting? Interested in expanding your artistic expression? Join us for a fun adventure by adding acrylics to your palette of mediums. In just 8 weeks, you will learn to mix colors, use basic tools and various acrylic mediums and painting supports (canvas, wood, etc.). Create appealing still life compositions and experiment with texture, color, and contrast. Work at your own pace in your own style with Pat Casey, an experienced teacher. Materials list available at merrymeeting.org.

Driver Education: Mt. Ararat March

$465

with Chriscinda Park, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 2:40 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Only employee discounts allowed. Dates: March 31, April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30, May 5 and 7. NO CLASS APRIL 20-24, although individual driving time will be scheduled.

IF the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition please contact the office for an additional form.

Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving.

Only employee discounts allowed, must call to register.

See agreement form below, student and parent (if under 18) must sign at first class:

An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50 if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education.

24-hour notice is required to change times.

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as prescribed by the Secretary of State.

3. If a student misses a class due to illness a fee of $75 per session will be assessed to make-up class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of driver ed. a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50 to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%. A. Class participation involving projects, homework, presentations and other in class work covering the chapters of the textbook. B. Final exam covering the Maine State Law Book and driver education texts. C. A road test covering safe behind-the-wheel driving skills.

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. If you cannot start a course, notify us five business days prior to the first class and we will refund your fees less a $2.50 withdrawal fee.

10. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested. Payment must be made prior to the scheduled driving time.

11. It is requested that the child’s parent or guardian attend the last half hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this believe, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes the right of each student to learn and to participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and federal law and District policy. In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. All students should be advised that they may contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. A staff member who is informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the Director of the school as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required.

Experimental Printmaking

$75

with Heather Monsen, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course is a basic introduction to printmaking and using a press. While drawing ability can certainly enhance your final projects, drawing and printmaking experience is not necessary. Using plastic plates, you will etch an image into plastic and be able to make multiple copies using a small press. We will also experiment with multi media, adding color and other elements to your work. This is a great way to make prints as gifts or even holiday cards. Come play and explore this intriguing technique! Studio fee $20 included in price of the class. No class on 4/21.





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