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Wayne Adult Education is thankful for YOU!
As we prepare to finish this school session STRONG, we want you to know that Wayne Adult Ed appreciates YOU and the vital role you play in our organization!
Our Very First Parapro Certification Class is Finishing!
Our very first class of paraprofessionals to be certified through Wayne Adult Ed is proving to be a HUGE success! 15 paraprofessional students have gained rich, authentic experiences in Wayne Township schools, and they are learning the skills necessary to pass the Parapro certification test at the same time.  Completing the class and passing their test for certification will make them excellent candidates to hire, giving them an edge ahead of other applicants!  This class will certify and finish on December 7, and our next class will start January 8.  If you're interested in joining the next class and having an excellent schedule that mirrors school schedules, just let us know by clicking the button below!
In addition to the career training classes that are going on right now, classes for the new year are already starting to fill up! Here are a few of the available career training opportunities starting in January!
Microsoft Office Specialist
New Night Classes Beginning in February!
If your schedule won't allow you to take day classes, we've got you covered! Beginning on February 5, night classes for medical field certification will be offered at Ben Davis University.  We will have Certified Clinical Medical Assisting classes, Dental Assisting classes, and Sterile Processing Technician classes.   Seating is  limited, so make sure you don't miss your chance for access to these classes. Cost is FREE for students who qualify for a scholarship!  Click the button below to sign up.
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Have you taken a POST TEST for your teacher?

Remember that you need to take a POST TEST to show what you have learned in class before we go to winter break.  If you're not sure about your test, make sure you ask your teacher about it!
Inspirational Stories from our Students in Wayne Adult Education...
Meet Vilma and Sandra...

Two of our adult education students, Vilma and Sandra, have shared their stories with us to inspire others who may be on journeys similar to their own.

They are pictured here with Jim Bradshaw, their teacher.  Read their inspirational stories below:

Vilma Canales
My name is Vilma. I come from a dysfunctional family with very low income.  I grew up in Honduras and I have been on my own since 15 years old because of the loss of my parents - just God and me. I graduated from Honduras University with a teaching degree with advanced computer and accounting skills. I moved to Indianapolis in July 2012 for better opportunities and because I got married. I soon realized it was very difficult to communicate with the people because I didn't know English.

I decided to enroll in the English Language Acquisition (ELA) program with Wayne Township Adult Education. While I was attending the ELA program, I found out that I could reach my goals.  My teacher Tammy Overpeck led me toward my goals, and I'm very grateful to her. One of my goals was to become a US citizen.  When I made it, I felt very excited to have achieved it.

The naturalization process takes about 5 months.  After they have captured your biometrics and have your fingerprints, you will receive the "Quick Civics Lesson" to study for the civics and English portions of the naturalization interview. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly 6 of the 10 questions to pass the civics test. Applicants who are age 65 or older and have been a permanent resident for at least 20 years at the time of filing the form N-400 are only required to study 20 of the civics test questions for the naturalization test. These questions are flagged with an asterisk in the booklet. There are three components to the English portion of the test: speaking, reading, and writing.  After you pass the test you will be part of a ceremony, and you will receive with honor the "Certificate of Naturalization." I encourage anyone who is thinking about becoming a US Citizen or learning English to go for it, because there is no bigger obstacle than the one we put in front of ourselves.

In July 2016 I got hired as a paraprofessional with the Wayne Township Adult Education. The day that I got involved with the school, the direction of my life was changed. I really enjoy working with my co-workers and the students.  I'm also part of the team of Natural Helpers with the Immigrant Welcome Center. It hasn't been easy but never impossible; a dream and effort are enough to reach your goals. I learned that nothing can stop an individual from reaching his/her goals.  We can reach as high as we want; it's all up to us!  One thing that helped me in my journey was perseverance.  I hope that reading this will help other people as well.
Sandra Zavala
On October 24, I took my US Citizenship Test, and I passed!  I was really nervous waiting for their call.  Let me tell you, that was a great experience!  The person who assisted me was very kind, and we started the interview as seen on YouTube Citizen.  He gave me a short sentence to read.  Then he dictated a simple sentence, and we started the six questions that were given very quickly.  He finished with the questions that were in my application such as, "How many times did you go out of the country in the last five years?"  I am grateful for Jim Bradshaw's citizenship classes, for my English classes, and for the people who helped me with a simple, "Yes, you can!" I'm thankful for God talking to me throughout that day.  He seemed to say, "Do not be nervous.  I know and feel that everything will go well."
Along with all of the family gatherings of the holidays also comes GERMS.  Please make sure you take precautions to stay healthy.  Careful hand washing and getting a flu shot are just a few ways to help you not to get sick! Attendance is vital to your success and achieving your goals, so make sure you STAY HEALTHY and FINISH STRONG before the winter break!  Come to class healthy and ready to learn, and resist the temptation to stay home as the weather gets colder!
Bring in canned or packaged foods to help share some love this season.  We will be conducting a school-wide food drive November 21 - December 4 to help stock the shelves of the Community Caring and Sharing food pantry right here in our area.  Just bring in your donation and drop it off in the collection box in the hall.  This season, let's help feed those in need and stuff those boxes full of food to share with our neighbors at Community Caring and Sharing!
Many students ask for extra practice outside of class, so we provide accounts like to all students who enroll with us. Wayne Adult Education pays for these accounts for students to support their classroom learning. But did you know that there are also some excellent FREE online resources available as well? and are two great FREE online resources...Just click the links to try them out!


Students in ELA classes have the opportunity to practice speaking English through a program called Burlington English. Burlington English listens to your speech and gives feedback on how the words are pronounced.  It also offers both academic skills practice as well as employability skills practice to help students with those job skills like applying for jobs and creating a resume.  Burlington English can be used at home or at school, and now there is even an app for smart phones!
Important Upcoming Dates...

November 21 - December 4
School-Wide Food Drive

December 6 @ 6PM - 8PM
Career Training Information Session

December 13
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Orientation/Information Session @ 7PM

December 25 - January 7

January 8
HSE/ELA Classes Resume

___________New Career Training Classes (IETs) Starting Next Semester______________

January 8
Parapro and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) classes start.

January 10
ServSafe/START orientation @ 2:00PM

January 16

Certified Clinical Medical Assisting DAY CLASSES start

January 22
ServSafe/START classes begin

February 5/6
Certified Clinical Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Sterile Processing Technician NIGHT CLASSES start

*Some career training and certification classes are already full, but if you're interested in Jan/Feb career training options, you will have to attend three mandatory information/enrollment sessions on December 6 from 6PM - 8PM, December 8 from 9AM - 2PM, and December 15 from 9AM - 1PM.  Click the button below to reserve your seat!  There is still time to sign up for January/February classes!

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1155 S. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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