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After-School Arts Programs!

 


We have some great after-school art programs running currently. To register, click on the class you wish and register online or call 207-594-9764! Class space is limited. Registration is suggested by September 27th.

Art Club - (Grades 4 & 5) with instructor Cindy McGuirl.  A variety of art topics using different techniques are offered throughout the year. Students get a brief lesson on how to use the new materials and then create their own, unique projects. Some topics are: Duct Tape Sculpture, Bookbinding and a Halloween mural. The class is flexible in topics. Begining October 9. Meets at Thomaston Grammer School. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (you may sign up for one or both days).  After school until 5:30.  No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Arts with Heart - (Grades 6 - 8) with instructor Alexis Iammarion.  MURAL ARTS in the heart of Rockland! Think big, design big and lend your talents to a cause! This year-long painting workshop focuses on collaborative mural work and creating one-of-a-kind beautification on pieces for local organizations like our animal shelter, hospitals, schools, libraries and local businesses! SCHEDULE:   Beginning October 11. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. After school until 4:30.  No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Illustration and Graphic Novel Intensive - (Grades 9-12) with instructor Alexis Iammarino.  This high school drawing intensive gives time, space and instruction to young artists interested in developing their drawing, narrative and character development skills. Artists in this workshop will each work on their own comic book or graphic novel, learn how to be a peer mentor and to work as a creative collectively to assist one another in becoming confident and independently driven artists!  SCHEDULE:  Beginning October 11. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. 5:00-7:30pm.  No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Arts @ Work - (Grades 9 - 12, Mentorship Program) with instructor Alexis Iammarino.  This year-long program introduces local high school students to professional practice in the arts and provides young artists an opportunity to express themselves through art in a positive environment while creating collaboratively and gaining experience in making public art to enhance their community. Designed specifically for high school students, this program aims to deepen artistic learning, enhance student portfolios, and introduce the skills and practices of community, studio arts, and arts administration. Students in this program develop an independent project that is at the core of their studio work and mentors and professionals in that field or medium(s) are matched based on project goals and interests. Entering into year two, RASA's/Arts @ Work program continues to partner with host site, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab as a base for experiential and contemporary work in the arts.  SCHEDULE:  Beginning October 12. Fridays. Meets at CMCA, 21 Winter Street: After school - 4:30.  No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on September 19, 2018

College Next Is Open for Fall Registration

College Next, the adult education program for college preparation, in now registering students. Classes are one afternoon a week, beginning Wednesday, September 19, and finishing December 19. For the past four years this course has helped students learn what's needed to succeed in college - how to study, finish assignments on time, get financial aid, choose classes and navigate the college world. Successful graduates earn three college credits from the University of Maine at Augusta towards their degree. If desired, students can also register for skill-building classes in mathematics and English scheduled earlier the same day. All instruction is free; the only cost is for books.

This Program is designed for students who are entering college for the first time, or returning to college to finish up a degree. Because class size is small, students receive the support and academic help they need from instructors and fellow students. All classes are held on campus at UMA Rockland Center on Wednesdays for 13 weeks. For more information about the state-funded program or to register, call Peg at 207-691-5751 or email pjung@rsu13.org.

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on September 19, 2018

Learning Center Open for the 2018-2019 School Year

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on September 19, 2018

After-School Program Registration for Spring FY18

It is time to sing up for After-School Clubs at Oceanside High School, Oceanside Middle School, and Thomaston Grammer School. 

Click on the links below for more information and to print the registration forms. All registration forms should be returned to the schools main office.

Groove Nation

Arts@Work

RASA Arts in Action

TASA Art Club

Limited space avaliable. Registration is recommended by Friday, February 9th for the session beginning the week after February Break, February 26th. 

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on February 6, 2018

Employment Skills Certificate Program

Employment Skills Certificate Program

 

For a printable copy, please click on the link below.

ESCP_flyer_single_FY18.pdf

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on December 7, 2017 | Read more in: News

Workforce Development

Workforce Development for Small Businesses and Individuals

Our staff consultant works with you to assess your needs and to customize computer-based or business training for you and/or your staff.  Workshops are offered at the McLain School computer lab classroom in all topics covered in our array of computer, business and workforce courses. From Business Ethics and Customer Service to Cloud Computing and managing company Excel spreadsheets, we will work to design and deliver training for your own unique business needs.

 

For a printable copy, please click on the link below.

Workforce_dev_flyer_single_FY18.pdf

 “We have many different stages of Excel proficiency here at Lyman-Morse, but use the program on a daily basis. The custom Excel class was a perfect fit to bring us all up to speed and on a level playing field. It worked so well, we’re doing a third class for our employees this year.  We’re very excited about the classes as we see our employees continue to excel.” -Bill Belyea, Lyman Morse

 "Cathy worked with me one-on-one to create a Cloud Computing option to access my files at home and at my shop. She got me past the spot where I was stuck and pointed me in the right direction in just an hour."  -Rhonda Nortstrom, Rheal day spa

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Cathy VanDyke at cvandyke@rsu13.org or call 594-9764.

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on December 7, 2017 | Read more in: News

After-School Program Registration is Open

 

It's time to sign up for After-School Clubs at Oceanside Middle School and Thomaston Grammar School. Click on the links below for more information and to print the registration forms. All registration forms should be returned to the main office at OMS or TGS.

RASA Arts in Action

TASA TGS Art Club

LIMITED SPACE AVALIABLE. REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 for the session beginning the week of October 2.

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on September 13, 2017 | Read more in: News

Registration Open for Fall After-School Programs--See Main Page for Registration Forms

 

Posted by Christy Monroe  on September 28, 2016 | Read more in: News

RSU 13 Adult Education Graduates Twenty-Five Students

Congratulations to our twenty-five students who earned with GEDs, HiSETs or Adult Education diplomas this year!  We wish them every success in their next educational, professional, and personal pursuits.  Read more at the links below!

Penbay Pilot Article

Knox County Village Soup Article

Above: Graduates stand for a round of applause having just received their diplomas from Interim Superintendent of Schools, Michael Wilhelm.

Above: Mid-Coast Literacy Volunteers join in the celebration at Oceanside East High School in Rockland.

Above: Graduates Alicia Eagan and Casey Thomas are all smiles after participating in the ceremonies.

 

Posted by Christy Monroe  on June 12, 2014 | Read more in: News and Events

RASA Students Paint Hope Elephants

Young artists participated in after-school programming at Rockland District Middle School to create six panels of a large-scale mural project. The students completed this work as part of our Youth Artists in Action program, which seeks to connect youth with their community through arts and service. The students were invited to engage their creative interpretation of themes such as Conservation Africa, African Ecology and Savanah & Forest Ecosystems. Their original art will find a permanent home at the Hope Elephants barn in Hope. Students were guided in this mural project by co-directing Rockland After-School Alliance (RASA) art instructors, Alexis Iammarino and Sarah Rogers. Students participated in the design, planning, preparation and painting of the mural panels. “My favorite part was the patterns. I liked transferring the designs and painting those shapes. It was fun because it had a purpose; it was for something,” said Annie Willis, grade 7. Marshall Camber (grade 5) said of the experience: “It was awesome. My favorite part to paint was my waterfall, because waterfalls are epic, and an important part of the elephants’ environment. We worked really hard on it. We worked for four weeks, for four hours a week.  That is sixteen hours!”

This project, like all of Hope Elephants educational and outreach programs this aims to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and the need to protect and preserve elephants. “Hope Elephants is very excited for the mural project which has schools around Knox county working in groups to show different stories and information about elephants. The discussions and education about biology and the underlying conservation message are part of our core mission and we are excited to be stimulating the conversation in this unique way!” said Andrew Stewart, Director Hope Elephants. Funding for the event was provided by a grant secured by RSU13 Adult & Community Education.

 

Above: Student artists, from left to right:

Alexis Iammarino (instructor); Corbin Farnham; John Comeau; Marshall Camber; Samuel Hoch;

Chloe Dawson; Everett Allyn; Autumn Harvey; Katie Willis; Sarah Rogers (instructor)

Not pictured: Maisie Berard; Erin Corcoran; Isabella Marriner; Zachary Potter; Annie Willis”

 

Above: One of the six 4x8’ panels created by students

 

 

 

Posted by Christy Monroe  on January 16, 2014 | Read more in: News