April 26, 2018
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School news: High school success lecture at Belfast library

High school success lecture

“How Does Adolescent Psychology Influence High School Success?” will be presented by Dr. Dottie Foote, director of the Community School in Camden and professor of adolescent psychology at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Belfast Free Library. Foote also is the founder of the Diversity Coalition, a social justice youth group in the midcoast.

For more information, call 594-1873 or visit www.watershed-school.org.

Open house

ROCKLAND — Pen Bay Christian School, 1 Waldo Ave., will hold an open house for preschool students ages 3-4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5. Parents and students can come view classrooms, meet teachers and fill out necessary registration forms. A $50 registration fee is due at that time for the 2011-12 school year. For more information, call the school at 596-6460.

Academic Fair

ROCKLAND — Pen Bay Christian School will hold its annual Academic Fair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the school, 1 Waldo Ave. Students have been learning how to create long-term projects and research and present topics that interest them. Students will present their work through reports, projects and displays throughout the evening.

There also will be an open house for the elementary school that evening when families can tour the school, meet current PBCS families and gain information about the program. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall.

Sailing team

ROCKLAND — Midcoast-area students in grades seven through 12 are invited to learn how to join the high school sailing team at the Rockland Community High School Team Spring Kickoff Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St. No sailing experience is necessary. The team teaches everything needed to race sailboats.

KC Heyniger, Waterfront Programs director for Rockland Community Sailing programs at The Apprenticeshop, said, “Students can find sailing a challenging sport to learn, and they can feel overwhelmed at first, but usually within a week or so, everyone wants to sail to Matinicus. And once new sailors start flying around the racecourse, trying hard to sail the fastest with wind and spray whipping through their hair, they are usually hooked for good.”

Rockland Community Sailing is open to all Midcoast students, including Medomak Valley, RSU 13, Camden Hills and the Watershed School, as well as private schools and homeschoolers.

Heyniger stressed that there is no pressure on students to join the team. His goal is to answer questions. He said it would be beneficial for school administrators, athletic directors and teachers to attend and learn what the sailing team has to offer. Staff, coaches and members of the sailing team will be on hand to discuss the coming season.

The sailing team also is a way for students in different area schools to work together. “Here, you can have friends from all different high schools,” Heyniger said. “All the different schools practice together at RCS but can sail for their own school at the races we attend in Portland, Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and Bowdoin College in Brunswick.”

The Rockland Community Sailing team recently purchased six used 1993, two-person 420 dinghies from SailMaine in Portland, expanding and upgrading the fleet to 12 boats.

For more information, call KC Heyniger at 594-1800 or visit www.apprenticeshop.org.  Scholarships are available.


THORNDIKE — A scholarship is available from the Thorndike Washington School to a graduating senior going on to higher education. The amount given will be determined by the number of applicants.

The scholarship is available to a student who is a descendant of those whose parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews or cousins attended Thorndike schools before Mount View High School was formed.

The student must be a resident of the United States and continuing on to an accredited college or vocational institute. Deadline for application is May 15. For more information or to receive an application, call Bev Rollins at 487-2778.


Maine Media Job Fair

ROCKPORT — Maine Media Workshops and College will welcome applicants from around the corner and across the country to its annual Job Fair on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at the school’s 70 Camden St. campus.

A number of seasonal positions are available to support the school’s busy schedule of summer and fall workshops. Positions available include teen program counselors, teaching assistants, drivers, film technical staff, editors, kitchen and housekeeping staff, photography studio and darkroom technicians, and a wide range of internships.

Interviews will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, and continue through 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Scheduling for interviews will take place in the campus dining hall at 9 a.m. beginning Friday, April 1. Applicants may arrive later Friday or Saturday to sign up for interviews, but since time slots fill quickly, an early arrival is recommended, organizers said. Applicants should allow time for a series of nonconsecutive interviews. Interviews will not be scheduled before the job fair.

For a list of available positions, visit www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/about/employment or e-mail jobs@mainemedia.edu for more information.

Timberframing class

JEFFERSON — Hidden Valley Nature Center’s fourth timberframing class is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20-Saturday, April 23. The class is co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which offers some scholarships.

Bob Lear, the instructor, has 23 years of experience, including 10 years as the lead for one of the region’s largest timberframing companies.

Past buildings now are serving as a garden shed, a greenhouse and a horse barn. Gary Hayward, Hidden Valley Nature Center’s director, said, “The buildings are extra-rugged because we want the students to get experience working with full-sized timbers. So we use a 6×6 where a 4×5 would be strong enough. On top of that, we sell our timberframes well below market price because they are built by students.” And if a student wants to buy the finished product, they can put in a special order.

Program cost is $450 ($400 for HVNC members) and includes breakfast and lunch catered by the Alna Store and all materials. No previous carpentry experience is necessary. Interested people should contact Hayward at 586-6752 or gary@hvnc.org.

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