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ABE (Adult Basic Education) Indian Township


with Lydia Soctomah

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Adult education classes help adult students gain the skills they need to obtain their HiSET diploma.

Teaching methods are based on the needs of the students, but direct instruction is a critical part of the class. Instruction in all five areas of the test are offered at set times (flexibility is available if needed). College Transitions is offered once a week for students who wish to continue their education past the HiSET or those looking to improve their study skills for the next education journey.

For more information or to enroll in Adult Basic Education courses, contact the AETC Education Coordinator, 207-255-4917


  • 9:00-11:00  ABE Reading 
  • 11:00-1:00  ABE Writing 
  •  1:00-3:00   ABE Social Studies 


  • 9:00-11:00  ABE Social Studies 
  • 11:00-1:00  ABE Science 
  • 1:00-3:00  College Transitions 


  • 9:00-11:00  ABE Math  
  • 11:00-1:00  ABE Science  
  • 1:00-3:00   ABE Reading   


  • 10:00-2:00  Student Intake/CASAS Testing 

**Times may be altered to fit the needs of the students unable to work with this schedule. 

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, 207-255-4917, or Email:

ABE English (Machias-Wed/Thurs.)


with Lee Rose

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This course provides a review of basic reading and writing skills and introduces students to more advanced concepts required to fulfill English Language Arts Grade 9-12 Standards. It is designed to help students working toward the HiSet Exam or a high school diploma and College Transition students to read and analyze a variety of texts including prose; poetry; drama; and informational texts, and to write at a level appropriate for college entry or success in the workplace The course is taught one-on-one or in small groups of students twice each week in sessions lasting one and a half hours.Students will gain proficiency in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and the conventions of the English language including grammar, usage, and style

For more information or to enroll in Adult Basic Education courses, contact the AETC Education Coordinator, 207-255-4917



An Antidote to Teacher Burnout: How Yoga and Mindfulness Can Support Resilience In and Out of the Classroom
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An Antidote to Teacher Burnout: How Yoga and Mindfulness Can Support Resilience In and Out of the Classroom


with Samantha Williams

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

An Antidote to Burnout: Yoga for Teachers

Whether you have two minutes or 20 minutes to spare, this course will show you how to regroup and refocus with simple yoga and mindfulness approaches.

What can yoga and mindfulness practices do for school teachers? 

  • Improve self-awareness of thoughts, emotions, and causes for behaviors - Improve conflict resolution ability
  • Improve empathy and compassion, for self and others
  • Reduce stress, burnout, depression and anxiety
  • Reduce reactivity and negativity

Teaching can be a very stressful occupation. Teachers work long hours, on their feet, and face increasing demands from mandated testing and other stressors. School teachers need to nurture themselves. 

Yoga helps teachers explore their ability to control their responses to stressful situations. They often cannot control the situation itself or individual players in it, but they can remain calm, slow down their responses, make better choices, feel empowered, and take clear action.

Instructor Samantha Williams is a registered yoga teacher who has completed over 700 hours of training, and taken her yoga practice on the road from Maine to Costa Rica.  An ACE certified personal trainer since 2010, she helps clients find creative ways to fit their work outs in and achieve their goals. Samantha currently offers yoga and exercise in one-on-one sessions, group classes, and workshops.  As owner of Bold Coast Yoga School, Samantha now instructs Yoga teachers.

Archery Hunter Education Course
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Archery Hunter Education Course


with Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Calendar Aug 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

As of January 1, 2017 the department will enforce the requirement that a hunter wishing to hunt with bow andarrow hold a valid archery license.

The Archery Education course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 10 Hours

  • Laws = 30 Minutes
  • Safety = 2 Hours
  • Equipment = 2 Hours
  • First Aid & Survival = 2 Hours
  • Map & Compass = 1 Hour
  • Ethics, Landowner Relations = 2 1/2 Hours

Class Meets: Day 1--Thursday, August 31, 6pm to 9pm

Day 2, Saturday, September 9, 9am to 4pm.

Location: Machias memorial High School Gym, One Bulldog Lane, Machias, ME 04654

For more information contact: Sharon Foss: 207-255-4917 or email

Each year, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides more than 350 courses on hunting with firearms, bow and arrow, and trapping. Courses are attended by roughly 7,500 students and taught by over 800 volunteer instructors trained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Arithmetic Lab (Machias- Mon & Wed)


with Susan Knight

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 8 weeks

This course reviews the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decilams, percents, square roots, and simple geometry, with practice in understanding and tackling word problems. Arithmetic Lab will help prepare you to take the HiSET exam or enroll in College Math.

Materials are provided to students, no text or other purchases required.

Regular attendance required, with twice weekly sessions, recommended.

Regular attendance is required, twice a week strongly recommended.

Class meets 8 - 10 am, Monday and 12:30 - 2:30pm on Wednesday.

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, 207-255-4917, or Email:


Beginner Watercolor with Ellie Carbone (Sept.)
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Beginner Watercolor with Ellie Carbone (Sept.)


with Ellie Carbone

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In the beginner class you will learn how to paint with watercolor using more advanced techniques.

Materials not included in course fee; students should bring their own materials and supplies to class (brushes, watercolor, paper, water container, and papertowels). A more detailed list coming soon.

Instructor Bio: While developing her watercolor techniques over the past 27 years, Ellie Carbone has studied with famous masters of watercolor such as John Pike, Ron Ransom, Judie Wagner, Tony VanHasselt, and Tony Couch and has participated in many art shows.

College Transitions (Machias-Wed)


with Michael Brown

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

With support from College Transitions instructors and advisers, you will prepare for college success by reviewing and improving your skills in:

  • English (Critical Reading & College Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer skills

And learning new skills:

  • College Success Preparation
  • College Planning & Tour of college campuses
  • File the FAFSA (Federal Application for Financial Student Aid)
  • Apply and submit college applications
  • Research available scholarships and receive support in applying for them

Instructors: Michael Brown and Lee Rose

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, Axiom Education Coordinator: 207-255-4917

Or Email:


College Transitions Math Class


with George McBride

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

College Transitions Math helps college-bound and college-enrolled students gain the math skills they need to succeed in college. Students will learn concepts and develop procedural skills to meet core adult education standards in applications of understanding numbers and operations, algebra and functions, gemoetry, and data, probability, and statistical measurement.

Course materials provided. 

Calculators are allowed in testing for HiSET math, and gaining proficiency in calcutor use is part of the curriculum.

This class is not graded. Opportunities are offered for students to take practice tests to determine individual preparedness for college classes.

Class sessions are 10 weeks long.

For more information, contact Sharon Foss, 207-255-4917, or Email:

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