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School news for Sept. 15, 2011

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Church youth group

ROCKLAND — Churches Supporting ouR Youth Group, an interdenominational youth group known as “CSRY,” will hold a fall kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Rockland Congregational Church Youth Room. The event will include dinner, a game and planing for the year.

Liz Glover will provide dinner and Judy Tibbetts will provide a birthday cake.

For more information and to find out how to help support community youth, contact Kate at 619-3661 or

College Transitions Program

ROCKPORT — The Five Towns CSD Adult Education Program has a college transitions program that can help students prepare for college. The program is designed for anyone who holds a high school diploma or GED. Offerings include:

• Evening Adult Ed courses at Camden Hills Regional High School in English, math lab, chemistry with lab and biology with lab.

• Daytime “Math Boot Camp” course at the Teen Center in Camden.

• Adult Education Learning Center at the Bus Barn in Camden — one-on-one tutoring in math, reading and writing. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Counseling, mentoring, and support services are provided free of charge.

Call the adult education department at at 236-7800, ext. 5, to register.

Learning Center hours

CAMDEN — The Adult Learning Center is now open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Monday through Friday.

The Center is available for GED tutoring, College Transitions program support and tutoring, and English as a Second Language tutoring. All tutoring is on one-to-one, and students can drop in anytime the Learning Center is open. Students can progress at their own pace, and work on any subject they need help with. Skills books are available in the Learning Center, and there are several computers for student use. There is no fee for Learning Center tutoring.

The Learning Center is located in downtown Camden in the superintendent’s office on Lions Lane, just off Knowlton Street near the Camden-Rockport Middle School, in the building known as the “Bus Barn.” For more information call Five Town CSD Adult Ed

at 236-7800, option 5.


National Student Day contest

College students who volunteer their time and energy to charitable causes now have the opportunity to win prizes, ranging from a $3,000 scholarship to an iPad, for their work as part of the first National Student Day contest.

National Student Day, Thursday, Oct. 6, is sponsored by the National Association of College Stores. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and promoting social responsibility by college students.

To enter the contest, students may submit stories online about how they give back to their community. Stories will be voted on by students across North America. Voting will close Friday, Oct. 14. The 10 most popular stories will win awards consisting of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships. and seven iPads.

For more information, visit .

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