Relay For Life Fundraiser -- June 1 - The North High School Relay for Life Committee, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the Town of North Hempstead, will host the fourth annual "Relay for Life" event at the North High School football field (corner of Polo and Beach Roads), on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight), rain or shine. This fund-raiser aims to incorporate an element of solidarity for those touched by cancer; it is an opportunity to remember, reflect, and fight back. Student members of the Relay for Life Committee are members of North's CARE Club (Cancer Awareness, Research, & Education), borne out of the student body's desire to stand up against cancer. Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be food and entertainment on the football field. Tickets for raffle baskets and luminaria bags will be available for purchase. The luminaria bags will be personalized to honor or remember a loved one afflicted with cancer, and will be placed around the track to be lit just after sundown during a heartfelt ceremony. At 4 p.m., a Survivor's Celebration will be held on the field, and light refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open not only to cancer survivors but also to their families and caregivers. Anyone interested in attending the celebration should contact faculty/staff coordinators Joan Lazaunik at 482-2543, or Eileen Davidson at 441-4744. The Relay begins at 5 p.m., when cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. The flow of participants walking around the track will continue throughout the night. At 11:30 p.m., all participants will gather for the closing ceremony and one final lap. To participate in the Relay for Life, or to donate to the event, please visit www.relayforlife.org/greatneckny. For more information, contact Ms. Davidson at 441-4744, or Ms. Lazaunik or faculty coordinator Jordana Cohen at 441-4720.
Latin Exam Winners - Fifty-one students were award winners in the 2013 National Latin Exam. These students were guided by Latin teachers Johanne Lynch at North High and South Middle Schools, Robert Vigus at North Middle, and Anthony Pontone at South High.
North High School - Latin 9. Gold Summa Cum Laude: August, Jack, Yael, and Graelin. Magna Cum Laude: Dean. Latin 10. Magna Cum Laude: Lawrence and Stephanie. Latin 11. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Arabelle. Magna Cum Laude: Conor. Cum Laude: Michael and Zachary. AP Vergil/Caesar. Cum Laude: Donna.
South High School - Latin II (Latin 9). Gold Summa Cum Laude: Brook, Winston, Robin, and Victoria. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Amanda. Cum Laude: Daniel. Prose III (Latin 10). Gold Summa Cum Laude: Su Yeon (Rachel), Emily, Justin, Rachel (earned a perfect score), William (earned a perfect score), and Jacob. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Jin Hyup (Joseph), and Russell. Poetry IV (AP). Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Sharon, Da Young (Clara), and Alexander. Magna Cum Laude: Evangeline, Avir, and Chae Rin. Latin V (AP). Gold Summa Cum Laude: Marc.
North Middle School - Latin I. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Camryn (earned a perfect score), Caroline, Jennifer, Julia, Scott (earned a perfect score), and Mickelle (Mick). Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Solomon Richard. Magna Cum Laude: Taylor.
South Middle School - Latin I. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Nelson, Eli, Joshua, William, Benjamin, and LiYun (Erin). Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Kristen. Cum Laude: Joshua, Brandon, and David.
Science Olympiad Winners - South Middle School's Science Olympiad Team took Fifth Place at the Science Olympiad State Finals, turning in the highest final ranking ever earned by a Great Neck secondary school, and First Place at the Western Long Island Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. At both the state and regional levels, teams of students, working in groups of two or three, competed in an array of areas, including: biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, marine science, physics, and technology. Top winning teams from the state and regional events, with their area of competition, follow.
State Winning Teams - First Place Awards: William and Christine, Sounds of Music; and Yiqing (Elissa) and Matthew, Write It Do It. Second Place Awards: Yiqing (Elissa) and Ann, Forestry; Allan and Melody, Anatomy; and Lucia and Allan, Meteorology. Fourth Place Awards: Yiqing (Elissa), Evan, and Christine, Experimental Design; and Alan and Evan, Reach for the Stars. Fifth Place Awards: William and David, Boomilever; Yiqing (Elissa) and Ann, Dynamic Planet; and Lynn and Evan, Water Quality.
Regional Winning Teams - First Place Awards: Allan and Melody, Anatomy; Yiqing (Elissa) and Ann, Forestry; Ajay and Lucia, Heredity; Lynn and Chul Soon (Charles), Keep the Heat; William and Christine, Sounds of Music; and Katherine and Ann, Mystery Architecture. Second Place Awards: William and David, Boomilever; Yiqing (Elissa) and Allan, Dynamic Planet; and Justin and William, Shock Value. Third Place Awards: Yiqing (Elissa), Evan, and Christine, Experimental Design; Allan and Evan, Reach for the Stars; and Lynn and Chul Soon (Charles), Rocks and Minerals. Fourth Place Awards: Aram and Ajay, Triple E; Lucia and Matthew, Metric Mastery; and Michael and David, Road Scholar. Fifth Place Awards: Matthew, Evan, and Melody, Mission Possible. Sixth Place Awards: Christine and Ann, Helicopter; Melody and David, Shock Value; Matthew and William, Crime Busters; and Kevin and Jacqueline, Rocks and Minerals.
Faculty advisors/science teachers Tobias Hatten and Gail Keyes worked with the students for months in advance of the competition. They were sometimes joined by South High School students, as Mr. Hatten explained, "in a cooperative effort that naturally fostered a connection between the younger and older students. Ultimately, the middle school students will continue on a path of Science Olympiads at the high school level."
South Takes Top Robotics Award - South High School's Robotics Team, "Rebels," completed a stellar year, winning top awards at FIRST international and regional competitions, and achieving their team goal of winning the top safety award at each event. At the International Championship Event in St. Louis, MO, the team copped the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Industrial Safety Award, and Team Safety Captain Haley Strongin was voted "Safety Star of the Day." They competed against over 10,000 students from the top 400 teams worldwide, coming from over 10 countries. The Team also won the UL Industrial Safety Award at the Chesapeake Regional, held in Baltimore, MD, and at the SBPLI (School to Business Partnership of Long Island) Long Island Regional. At the Chesapeake event, the team earned the Competition Winning Alliance Award; at the LI event, they were named the Competition Alliance Semifinalist. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions are the inspiration of founder Dean Kamen, entrepreneur and inventor of the Segway two-wheeled transport device. South Robotics Team members include: Jae Hyeon (David), Spencer, William, Benjamin, Yuvraj, Matthew, David, David, Steven, Kevin, Erik, Max, Denson, Mark, Brian, Jenna, Sean, Brett, Adam, Jeremy, Timothy, Allyson, Jonah, Ryan, Ryan, Jonathan, Jonathan, Haley, Samuel, James, Kelvin, and Daniel. Team advisor/South High business/technology department head John Motchkavitz described the preparation leading up to the International competition: "Six weeks prior to the event, students worked to build a robot, from scratch, that would need to successfully complete specific tasks at the competition. This year's project was a Frisbee-based game. Students worked in their robotics classes and after-school in the Robotics Club. Working on the robot, students also focused on the safety aspects of the program. They were trained in proper workplace safety procedures, ranging from hazardous-materials spills to being certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Our team motto is, 'Safety Drives Productivity.' If a safe culture is in place, all else will have a great groundwork for success." Other Robotics Team mentors include: technology teacher Matthew Corrigan and volunteers George Motchkavitz and Valerie Suttenberg.
Random Acts of Kindness at Kennedy - Fourth-graders at the John F. Kennedy School participated in National Pay It Forward Day by doing "random" acts of kindness at school and at home for a week. At the end of the week, over 1,400 acts of kindness were performed by the students. Fourth-grade teachers overseeing the project were: Jennifer Cottone, Lori Dillon, Michael Norberto, Laura Paul, and Janet Rumble, and teaching assistant Lisa Keen. Laura Paul described the project and how it expanded to include nursing home residents and children injured after the Boston Marathon bombings: "Fourth-graders discussed and brainstormed ways to Pay It Forward, and teachers added their ideas. Students then picked three individual goals to try to achieve each day. Checklists of the goals were hung up in the classrooms. If a checklist said, "I helped my parents," then whenever a student did that particular act of kindness, he or she would add a check to that list. There was a "Secret Complimenter" list, where students drew names from a hat and wrote a complimentary note to that peer without signing their name. There were also Class Compliment Sheets. Every student had a sheet that was circulated through the class with each classmate writing a compliment to that student, so that the student ended up with a whole page of positive things written about him or her. The fourth-graders also wrote letters of appreciation to their second- and third-grade teachers, and several students asked to write to additional teachers in the building. When a student's father died, impromptu Act of Kindness cards were made for him. Students decided to send letters to nursing home residents and learned about expressions from the 1940s and 50s to include in the letters as a little "blast from the past." Finally, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, students made "hugs" for Boston--big, colorful pictures of themselves with their arms outstretched as if they're about to give a hug. These drawings were sent to the Boston Children's Hospital, where the young victims had been brought."
LI Math Fair Winners - Fourteen students from North Middle and North High Schools won top awards at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair, held at Hofstra University. Contestants were required to do extensive research and write papers on an advanced mathematical topic, and then persuasively defend and explain their research before a panel of judges.
North High Winners - Gold Medal individual winners and their topics: tenth-grader Nathaniel, "Ramsey Theory"; and ninth-graders August, "The Chaotic Nature of Non-Linear Dynamic Systems," and Yael, "Non-Uniform Distribution of Naturally Occurring Numbers." Gold Medal Team winners: Gabrielle and Ariel, "Magic Squares." Silver Medal team winners: Zachary and Jason "Fractals"; and Ailin and Melanie, "Exploring Fractal Dimensions in Cookies." Bronze Medal winners: Olivia, "Projective Geometry"; Michael, "Using Euler's Polyhedron Formula to Solve Polyhedrons"; and Graelin, "Audible Golden Spiral: Putting Polar Coordinates to Music." North High Math Fair faculty advisers were science teachers Alan Schorn and Marie van Nieuwenhuizen.
North Middle Winners - Eighth-grader Scott earned a Gold Medal for "Euler's Constant," and seventh-grader Bradford took a Silver Medal for "Zero." Their faculty adviser was science teacher Paul Roach.
Invitational Science Fair Winners - Thirty-three young scientists from North and South High Schools took awards at the WAC Lighting Foundation Invitational Science Fair. Schools were invited to compete, displaying research projects in such categories as computer science, molecular biology, behavioral science, chemistry, and physics. Projects were judged by academicians and professionals from the NY Metro area. Students competed individually, or in teams, in one of two grade categories: seniors (grade 12) or underclassmen (grades 9-11). Science Fair faculty advisors/science research teachers were Alan Schorn, Anita Tseng, and Dr. Marie van Nieuwenhuizen for North High students; and Dr. Carol Hersh, Sepideh Roozdar, and Dr. James Truglio, and social studies teacher Michelle Sorise for South High students.
First Place - First Place winners included: North High underclassman Omid in Behavioral Science; and South High senior Nahae and underclasswoman Radhika, both in General Biology.
Second Place Awards - Second Place was won by North High seniors Deriam in Physics and Astronomy, and Julia in Earth and Environmental Science; and underclasswomen Ayelet and Clara, both in Behavioral Science. South High underclass teams Lelina and Cristina, and Kyutae (John) and Jay won in General Biology.
Third Place Awards - Senior Sean and underclasswoman Jessy from North High each took Third Place in Prototype Engineering. South High senior Lauren took a Third Place in Earth and Environmental Sciences, as did underclasswoman Christine in General Biology.
Merit Awards - Awards of Merit went to North High underclassmen Yinny in Earth and Environmental Science, and Ashley in General Biology. South High underclasswomen Christine and Katie in General Biology, and Alanna in Behavioral Science each took Awards of Merit.
Honorable Mentions - North High senior Gabriella and underclasswomen Sage and Cuilee took Honorable Mentions in General Biology, as did underclasswoman Yung Wei (Jessie) in Chemistry. Individual Honorable Mentions were won by South High underclassmen, Christine in Behavioral Science, Margot in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Zihan (Jeffrey) in Earth and Environmental Sciences. South High underclass team winners were Robbin and Melanie, and Jacob and Neil in General Biology; and Evangeline and Alexander in Behavioral Science.
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Artfest at North High -- May 23 & 30
- North High School's annual Artfest, a celebration of the school's fine and performing arts, will be held on Thursday, May 23 and Thursday, May 30, at the school, 35 Polo Rd. Event descriptions and times follow. All events are free and the public is warmly welcomed to attend.
Art Exhibit - Artfest Art Exhibit begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in the main lobby. (The Exhibit will remain on display during school hours on May 24, and from May 28-30.) The Exhibit is the culminating display of work from all fine arts classes, including: advanced placement studio art, digital darkroom, painting and drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics, and visual art foundation. The various pieces reflect the talent and hard work of many students, as well as their joy in expressing themselves. Art teachers are: Christine Eisenhauer, Joseph Giacalone (lead teacher), and Emily Man.
Artfest Concert - The Artfest Concert, also on May 23, will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an all-American program. Performing will be the Jazz Choir, Chorus, Symphonic Band, and the joint Chorus and Symphony Orchestra in a piece with audience sing-along. The Jazz Choir will present a tribute to '"Broadway's Golden Age," with a smash-'em-up, knock-'em-down musical roller coaster ride celebrating American theater composers. Pieces are arranged by Resident Composer Roger Ames and staged by English Teacher Jeffrey Gilden, with musical preparation by Music Teacher Janine Robinson, Student Richard, Assistant Music Director Paula Tartell, and Mr. Ames. The Chorus will perform "Fascinatin' Rhythm," by George Gershwin; "Go Down Moses" (traditional-arranged by Mr. Ames); "Everybody Rejoice" (from The Wiz); and "Broadway Medley" (arranged by Mr. Ames). The Symphonic Band will perform Louis Gottschalk's "Night in the Tropics" and Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece, "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story." The Symphony Orchestra will perform Alan Hovhaness' "Psalm and Fugue," followed by ballet music from two movies: Aaron Copland's "Hoe-Down" (from Rodeo), and George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" (from An American in Paris). The 16-minute dance featured Gene Kelly, who did the choreography, and Leslie Caron. The Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will finish the Artfest Concert with John Phillip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," with audience participation!
Repertory Theater - Artfest concludes on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., with the Repertory Theater Class's production of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later." (Note: This performance is an addition to Artfest and is not on the district calendar.) Drama Director Jonathan Gellert writes, "In 1998, Matthew Shepard was tied to a fence, beaten, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He had been the victim of a homophobic hate crime that left the small town of Laramie reeling. His murder became a watershed moment in America, highlighting the violence and prejudice LGBT people face in contemporary society. In the fall of 2008, the Tectonic Theater Company returned to the town that had become famous for a tragedy many of its citizens wanted to forget. Meticulously crafted from hundreds of interviews with the town's residents, 'Laramie Project' examines a community's shaken self-understanding in the aftermath of tragedy and the temptation to rewrite history in the name of moving on. This year's Repertory Theater class, drawing from our work on the Mesiner Technique and Peter Brook's, 'The Empty Space,' is proud to present this years Artfest project, which has been cast and directed by members of the class." Musicians are under the direction of Joseph Rutkowski, instrumental music teacher. Vocalists are under the direction of Dr. Robinson and Mr. Ames. Neil Saggerson is North's fine and performing arts department head. For more information on Artfest, please contact Mr. Saggerson at 441-4743, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Middle Concerts & Art Show -- May 22
- The South Middle School Music Department is proud to present its Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 22, each evening starting at 7:30 p.m. The Art Department will present the Spring Art Show. Events will be held at the school, 349 Lakeville Road.
Spring Concert - The May 22nd concert will feature the Orange Senior Orchestra, Band 6, Treble Chorus 6, and Orchestra 6. Selections from this night will again feature music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, with popular works by Elton John and Alan Menken. As always, the Concerts are free. Department Head Alan Schwartz says that these Concerts "are perfect opportunities to introduce children from pre-K through grade 5 to the concerts where they will be performing in the very near future." The May 22 concert will be just over an hour. Instrumental students are taught by Mr. Schwartz, Mark Boschen, and Anthony Virgilio. Choral students are taught by Shelley Willcox. Alexander Swerdlin is the teaching assistant and will accompany on the piano. Student teacher Anthony Izzo will be making his conducting debut at these Concerts.
Spring Art Show - In addition to viewing the Art Show during school hours through May 24, evening Concert-goers may also enjoy the exhibit on display in the school lobby. Included will be works by students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Featured will be the work of the eighth-grade Art Foundations classes, as well as a variety of drawings, paintings, prints, collage, and ceramics. South Middle's art teachers are: Department Head Cynthia Smith, Gina Cacioppo, and Karla Krupala.
North Middle Instrumental Concert & Art Exhibit -- May 22
- North Middle School's Grade 7 and 8 Instrumental Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 77 Polo Rd. Featured will be the Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Band and Orchestra. The all-grades Art Exhibit will be on display in the auditorium lobby.
Instrumental Concert - The Orchestra will open the program with "Chinese Folk Fantasy"; "Paradise," by Coldplay; "Symphony No. 9," by Dvorak; and the "Theme from James Bond." The Band will perform "Adversary"; "Imagine," by John Lennon; "The Planets," by Gustav Holst; and "Music from Les Miserables." The Band and Orchestra students will be under the direction of Matthew Trinkwald, instrumental music teacher. As always, the community is invited and encouraged to attend this free concert for an enjoyable evening of live music. For more information, please contact Mr. Trinkwald at 441-4551 or at email@example.com.
Art Exhibit - The annual Visual Art Exhibit will feature works by students, grades 6-8. Of special note will be the variety of media and subjects the students employed in their work throughout the year. Traditional and digital media, as well as two- and three-dimensional work will be presented. The exhibit will first open to the public at 7 p.m., prior to the Instrumental Concert on May 22. It will also be open to the public during school hours on Thursday May 23, and Friday, May 24. Art teachers are: Department Head Elaine Brendel, Kristin Kirleis, and Sherry Teich.
South High Spring Concert I -- May 23
- The South High School Spring Concert I, featuring instrumental groups: Jazz Band, Pops Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Concert Band, and vocal groups: Barbershop and Soul Sisters, will take place on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 341 Lakeville Road. The evening will open with Jazz Band performing "All About the Blues," by Carl Strommen; "My Favorite Things," by Richard Rodgers; and "No Problema!," by Larry Neeck. Barbershop will follow with "For the Longest Time," by Billy Joel. Soul Sisters will sing "Irreplaceable," by Beyonce Knowles. The Pop Orchestra will perform "Music from Wicked," including "No One Mourns the Wicked," "Dancing Through Life," "Defying Gravity," and "For Good." The String Orchestra will perform Beethoven's "Allegretto" from Symphony No. 7; Telemann's Concerto in C Major, "Allegro," "Largo," and "Allegro Molto"; and Mozart's Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, "Allegro Moderato." The Concert Band will close out the evening with "Allied Honor," "All Glory Told," "The Blue and The Gray (Civil War Suite)," and "John Williams in Concert," a medley including: "The Mission Theme," "The Imperial March," "Star Wars," "Cantina Band," "Olympic Spirit," "Theme from Jaws," and "Theme from E.T." Spring Concert I will be under the direction of Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head; Mark Boschen, concert band and instrumental director; and Pamela Levy, vocal director, theory and piano. The concert is free and the public is warmly welcomed. Mr. Schwartz promises it will be "a very special evening for our performers and audience!" For more information, please contact Mr. Schwartz at 441-4851 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South High Spring Concert II -- May 29
- The South High School Spring Concert II will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 341 Lakeville Rd. Featured will be choral groups: South Singers, A Cappella, Chamber Choir, and Mixed Choir. Instrumental groups will include the Symphony Band and Chamber Symphony Orchestra. South Singers will open the evening with "And All That Jazz"; A Cappella will follow with "Animal"; and Chamber Choir will perform "Il est bel est bon." The Symphonic Band will perform five pieces: John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan March," "Where the Black Hawk Soars," Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F for Military Band," "Winter Dances," and "Highlights from The Sound of Music." The Mixed Choir will then perform "Exultate Justi," Mozart's "Laudate Dominum," Debussy's "Bon Soir," "John the Revelator," and "Selections from Company," by Stephen Sondheim. The Chamber Symphony Orchestra will close out the evening with five pieces, three featuring senior soloists: "Concerto for Flute in E minor, Op. 57, Allegro maestoso," with flutist Lauren; "Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11, Finale-Allegro," with French hornist Timothy; "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16, Allegro molto moderato, with pianist Marc; Rossini's "Il Barbieri di Siviglia Sinfonia (The Barber of Seville Overture)"; and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92, Finale-Allegro con brio." Instrumental students are under the direction of music teachers Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head, Mark Boschen and Alex Swerdlin, and Anthony Izzo, student teacher. Vocal students are directed by Dr. Pamela Levy. The concert is free and the public is warmly welcomed. For more information, please contact Mr. Schwartz at 441-4851 or at email@example.com.
South High Battle of the Bands -- May 31
- On Friday, May 31, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the South High School Performing Arts Department will present its third annual "Battle of the Bands," in the school auditorium, 341 Lakeville Rd. The concert will feature five bands that will each perform a 15-minute set of music. Styles will range from rock to pop and electronic music, featuring songs from famous recording artists such as Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and Imagine Dragons. All performers are students in the Great Neck Public Schools. Most of South's performers come from either the Contemporary Music Club, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and/or Music Technology and Guitar classes. Some have learned to play independently. Battle of the Bands will be judged by a panel of three South High teachers: Jeanette Cutone, special education; Mark Boschen, performing arts; and Dr. James Truglio, science. Sam Ash music is sponsoring this year's event by donating gift certificates to all participating bands. The winning band will also have its name added to the "Battle of the Bands" plaque at South High. Anthony Virgilio, event organizer/music teacher, said that he "is enthusiastic that Battle of the Bands will be an even bigger success than it was last year." For more information, contact Mr. Virgilio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mostly Computers At The Adult Program - The Great Neck Public Schools Continuing Education Program offers numerous ways to enhance and improve your use of computers, both PCs and Macs. Some upcoming class descriptions follow.
PC Computer Essentials - This course is for beginners or those new to the PC. Acquire mouse skills. Get an introduction to the Windows operating system. Launch programs via the Start Menu. Get a taste of popular applications. Send and receive e-mails. Gain the basics of Internet navigation. Discover elementary word-processing skills. Create a database. Experiment with popular software, including PowerPoint presentations. See the possibilities of digital photography. Two course sections are available: three Mondays, June 3-17, from 10 a.m.-Noon; or three consecutive days, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 19, 20 & 21, from 10 a.m.-Noon. Fee: $99.
Windows: Essentials - Manage your PC computer through the Windows operating system. Create and arrange icons on the Start Menu and Desktop; customize your computer with the Control Panel; make use of Windows Explorer to manage files; recover deleted items from the Recycle Bin. Class meets two Wednesdays, June 26 & July 3, 1-3 p.m. Fee: $79.
Word: Intermediate - After you've mastered the basics, learn the skills you need to create more elaborate and stylized documents. Create envelopes; use Character and Paragraph formatting; adjust page orientation and margins; create a flyer. Apply borders and shading; use symbols, text boxes, and clip art. Create bulleted and numbered lists, and a simple table. Learn to use Auto-Correct to proofread, customize, and speed up inputting of text. Class meets three consecutive days Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 12, 13 & 14, 10 a.m.-Noon. Fee: $119.
PowerPoint - Dynamic, computer-based, video-like presentations are a key tool to more effectively present products, services, programs, and ideas to a variety of audiences in both video and printed formats. Topics include: inputting and formatting text; using slide templates to automate the process; inserting pictures and clip art to personalize slides; adding sound effects and slide transitions; creating and editing non-viewable notes to guide the presenter; and printing. Class meets on three Mondays, June 3-17, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $119.
Mac: Intermediate - Learn some great shortcuts and tips on how to get more out of Safari and Mail than just the basics and do it with only a few clicks. Customize your e-mail and Internet experience. Create folders for groups of similar e-mails, set up fun e-mail stationery, send and receive e-mail attachments and links, bookmark folders of Web site. Set up contacts and calendars, doubly useful if you own or expect to own an iPhone or iPad. Class meets on two Mondays, June 3 & 10, 4-6 p.m. Fee: $79.
iPad: Introduction - Change the way you use technology with this exciting new portable device! Read books, surf the net, e-mail photos, listen to music, watch movies/TV, and explore all the exciting "apps" (applications) that will organize and revolutionize your life. Bring your own iPad, or use one of ours, and learn its possibilities. Class meets on Wednesday, June 5, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $39.
iPad: Personal Training - Grab your iPad and attend this private training. You can focus on a specific app to learn more about content to find. Come with specific questions or just to learn more about your iPad. You must bring your own iPad and Apple ID/ password. One-on-one class on Tuesday, June 18, at 1-1:50 p.m. Fee: $59.
Digital Camera: Consultation - Are you thinking of buying a camera or upgrading to a newer model? Our instructor can provide the information you need in a 25-minute consultation. If you own a camera, bring it to class fully charged, along with the instruction manual and all cables. Class meets on Thursday, June 6; two time slots are available: 10:30-10:55 a.m., or 11:05-11:30 a.m. Sign up for both sessions if you require additional time. Fee: $35 per session.
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