We hope that, as you learn English, you will consider taking classes in other subjects to prepare yourself for higher paying jobs and a better life. Whether you are ready to take these classes very soon or much later, it is a good idea to search school websites to learn about your options.
At Wake Technical Community College, we offer a wide variety of academic and career readiness programs. Check our Highland (HUMC) blog for more posts about this in the future. First, try to get familiar with the websites, and try to find information about affordable GED classes, associate degree programs, or certificate programs for jobs that interest you.
As some of you may already know, one of our wonderful ESL teachers at Wake Tech, Sheila, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on December 22, 2011. We’ll certainly miss her happy smile and warm, encouraging words.
A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held this Friday, January 13, at 1:15 pm in the fellowship hall at the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ. This will be a relatively informal gathering. A microphone will be available for everyone who wants to say a few words about Sheila, and light refreshments (food) will be served.
The church is located at 700 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh NC 27607, just off of Wade Avenue near the NC State campus.
Sheila’s Brooks Ave CHOC ESL colleagues feel that it is important for Sheila’s many ESL students and Wake Tech friends to have an opportunity to share their fond memories of Sheila and the way she touched all of our lives.
This gathering to honor Sheila is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please feel free to forward this information to Sheila’s former ESL students, colleagues, or anyone you feel would like to be aware of the memorial.
If you can’t attend the memorial, please feel free to share a comment or story here if you would like.
Are you the parent of a child in the Wake County Public School System? Do you have questions about where your child can go to school next year? Do you have questions about Wake County’s new Student Assignment Plan? If so, you can go to any of the sessions listed at the link below. Some of the sessions will have Spanish interpreters available. One session, as the Islamic Association of Raleigh, will have an Arabic interpreter.
*Centro para Familias Hispanas, 2013 N. Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh
Wed., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m.
*Islamic Association of Raleigh, 808 Atwater Street, Raleigh (Arabic interpreter available)
Wake Tech’s own Mary McLaurin was featured in a News and Observer article this Sunday! Mary has been a volunteer in our ESL classes for over a decade (10 years), and she now helps teach a music class, with ESL instructor, Susan Ballard, to help students learn English through songs and songwriting.
You can find links to the article and to a video of Mary singing at our CHOC blog (click on the link in blue, below): Congratulations to Mary!
Several students have already congratulated Mary by commenting on this blog post. Hooray Mary!