Midcoast school news, Aug. 11, 2011

Posted Aug. 07, 2011, at 10:14 p.m.

Ashwood Waldorf School

ROCKPORT, Maine — Those interested in Waldorf education are invited to learn about Ashwood Waldorf School’s early childhood program for 3- to 6-year-olds at an Early Childhood Open House, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Bring your children to experience sample program activities, play in the classrooms and explore the wooded playground. A craft activity will be offered at 10 a.m., a snack at 10:30 a.m., and a story at 11 a.m.. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions.

Call the school for more information at 236-8021, email info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or visit http://www.ashwoodwaldorf.org.

Wellesley Book Award recipient

ROCKPORT, Maine — Elizabeth M. Belair, a junior at Camden Hills Regional High School, was awarded the Wellesley Book Award for 2011. At a ceremony on May 27 the award was given to her by the Wellesley College Alumni Association to honor and recognize her accomplishments as an outstanding young woman of exceptional scholarship, distinction in civic and school activities, and leadership contributions to the community.

Belair has consistently ranked among the top academic performers at the high school; is vice president of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society; plays varsity tennis; and performs with the Women’s Choir, the high school band, and plays in the Bay Chamber Orchestra.

The Wellesley Book Award honors young women who are top scholars in high school as well as talented performers in extracurricular areas. The Book Award Program recognizes young women who excel and gives them the opportunity to become better acquainted with Wellesley.

Young women are chosen for their intelligence, determination, motivation and achievement. They are highly visible members of their schools and their communities. Most importantly, they are always the academic leaders in their secondary schools.

Colleges

University of Southern Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — These full-time area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Southern Maine. Dean’s list students must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Appleton: Tobias Meservey.

Belfast: John Bonney, Zachary Dickie, Shannon Miller, Jesse Wakeman.

Camden: Abigail Endl, Angelica Pendleton.

Freedom: Edward Mattson.

Knox: Jennifer Ditano.

Montville: Jennifer Masessa.

Northport: Jeffrey Knox.

Palermo: Alyson Faires.

Rockport: Francis O’Hara, Neal Young.

Stockton Springs: Ashley Larrabee.

Union: Morgan Baum, Samantha Soule.

Waldo: Aleka Greeley.

Waldoboro: Hillary Hall.

Washington: Daniel Aho.

Summer classes

BELFAST, Maine — There is still time to sign up for a few classes this summer at the Hutchinson Center. For more information or to register, call the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 338-8000.

Class schedule is:

• NMD 240: Web Design, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 15-19. Taught by Andrew Hurtt. Introduces concepts, technical requirements and production processes needed for basic website development and construction.

• NMD 295: Digital Design, Vector and Pixel based Illustration class with Tara Law, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-13. Students will work with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in combination with traditional forms of illustration. Book art by Tara Law on display through Aug. 30 at the Hutchinson Center.

• PAX 495 undergraduate level and PAX 598 graduate level: Sustainable Communication:The Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Communication taught by Peggy Smith, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12. Participants will learn a way of thinking and speaking that allows them to develop self-connection and connection to others.

• SED 532: Behavior Management and Intervention, Aug. 8-19, graduate-level special education course taught by Dr. Jim Artesani. Examines principles of cognitive behavior modification, social skills training and crisis intervention.

Free courses

ROCKLAND — Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield will offer three free courses to students in the midcoast area this fall and will broadcast them by videoconferencing technology to the offshore islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven.

The courses will be offered at the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland. The schedule is:

• ENG 10: College Composition, Mondays, Aug. 29-Dec. 12, with instructor Audrey Ennamorati.

• PSY 101:Introduction to Psychology, Wednesdays, Aug. 31-Dec. 14, with instructor Eliot Benjamin.

• MHT 124: Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Tuesdays, Aug. 30-Dec. 13. Instructor to be announced.

All courses run 5:30-8:20 p.m. For more information on any course or on how to register, call Mark Harmon at 453-5127 or email at mharmon@kvcc.me.edu.

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