Adult & Continuing Education Chronicles

Order of Adjectives

Did you know there is a correct order of adjectives?  If English is your first language, you may naturally understand the order of adjectives when describing a noun; however, this skill needs to be taught and reviewed for students who are acquiring English-speaking skills.  This week, students in Ms. Johnson's class reviewed adjectives and how to use them properly.  The students used their five senses to describe twelve different objects and then wrote sentences using the correct order of adjectives.  To end the activity, the class wrote a dynamic sentence using synonyms of the adjectives they first recorded.  What an engaging and active lesson for all!
New HSE Graduates
Congratulations to Kandase Barbee, Darius Woolum, Jianmei Jiang, Arieon Anderson, and Ranequa Taylor for earning their HSEs. Kandase achieved her goal by taking the HiSETⓇ exams and thanked Warren for easing her testing fears and making her feel comfortable.  Darius also earned his HSE by passing the HiSETⓇ exams and thanked Warren for their support.  Jianmei earned her HSE through the TotalTranscriptⓇ and is now attending the CNA training class.  Arieon stated, "Warren started my journey to success, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to excel."  Ranequa was thankful for the support of the teachers who encouraged her to achieve her goal, which she accomplished by passing the GEDⓇ exams.  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life that you have imagined."  ~ Henry David Thoreau 
Adult Education in Indiana
This week, Assistant Director Denise Esslinger had the unique opportunity to attend the 2023 Annual Legislative House Republican Reception at Barnes & Thornburg in downtown Indianapolis.  This event provided time for individuals to interact with key policymakers in a closed, relaxed setting.  Ms. Esslinger spoke with multiple House Members, including Speaker of the House Todd Huston, Representative Jeff Thompson, Representative Ethan Manning, and Majority Caucus Chair Greg Steuerwald.  Ms. Esslinger thanked the legislators for supporting adult education and for the funding increase in the last approved budget.  Indiana is a leader in adult education, and the additional funding allows the programs across the state to grow and serve more community members.

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                                  November 1st through November 2nd - Dia de los Muertos (Mexico)
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                                                                                 November 2nd - All Souls' Day (Haiti)
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                                                                      November 18th - Battle of Vertieres Day (Haiti)
                                                             November 20th - Revolution Day Memorial (Mexico)
                      November 20th through November 24th - No Classes (Thanksgiving Holiday)