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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
April 29, 2005
 
1.  April Student Attendance Sheets - THESE SHOULD BE TO THE ABE OFFICE BY MONDAY, MAY 2ND.  THIS IS A MUST SO I CAN PROCEED WITH THE YEAR END DATA.  - Barb
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2.  End of Year - As we approach the end of our student contact hours year (April 30th), please be sure to keep in mind that you should do as much post testing as possible.  For accountability purposes, we must indicate whether or not a student has achieved a level change during the year.  I will be looking forward to receiving many CASAS post test scores when you turn in the Student Contact Hours for April.  This information will be due in the office on Monday, May 2nd.  Please plan ahead. 
 
Once I have all the hours, intakes and Casas information entered into the data base, I will be sending you a list of your active students asking you to do year end exits/carry overs.  This will need to be a quick turn around as I will that you have this information back to me by May 16th.  Our state report is due June 1st and I have to put all 4 sites (Marshall, Granite Falls, Worthington and Jackson) into one report so your cooperation is essential.
Thanks.  Barb
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3.  GED Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at MN West in Granite Falls.  Anyone who has earned his/her GED since May 2004 through April 2005 is eligible to participate.  I will be sending out information to Marshall GED Test Center graduates.  If you have students that have earned their GED at a different test site, and you would like them to receive the information, please let me know their names and addresses.
 
Also, if instructors involved with GED will be attending the graduation, please let me know.  There will be things that you might be assigned to do that evening.  You will be paid for the time spent at the ceremony (approximately 2 hours), mileage will be paid ONLY if you car pool.   Barb
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4.  As you know, Marshall ABE is replacing the computers in the computer lab.  The old computers are being offered for sale. The price is $250.  The specifications of these computers is as follows:  Pentium 3 running at 1Ghz, 128 MB Ram, 20 GB hard drives, CD ROM, 3 1/2 floppy drive, and includes 16"CRT monitor, keyboard, and mouse.   If you are interested, please contact Barb.
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5.  Summer Plans - Please be thinking about your plans for the summer - will you be conducting class as usual or will it be modified in some way?  Let the office know as we will be looking to make sure all classes offered are COST EFFECTIVE
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6.  Consortium Staff Mtg - We are looking to hold our next consortium staff meeting on June 8th.  Right now plans are to do a day-long meeting at Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp - similar to the retreat day we held a couple of years ago.   More information will follow as details are firmed up.
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7.  New Americans Videos - We have a set of 3 videos distributed by the Neighborhood House.  Titles of the videos are Building Bridges, Supporting Families, and Finding Community.  Each is approximately 1 hour in length and features immigrant families as they build new lives in the United States.  Check them out with Barb.
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8.  Dana Yost has written a great editorial titled "National Recognition for Marshall's Recent Development."  Read the editorial here.
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9.  The Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) had a legislative update which clearly shows where the House, Senate and Governor are standing on education funding.  Read the report here.
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10.  The non-confidential job postings that Job Service shares with us are posted on the ABE Website each week.  Check them out here. 
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements.htm
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11.  From the Trivia Department:  This American Life documents and describes contemporary American life with stories told in an engaging, intimate, surprising, funny and sometimes disturbing and bittersweet way (I like the background music).  You  can listen live on MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) every Saturday at 3 PM and every Sunday at 9 PM.  OR, you can go to this website and listen to all the past programs for the last 10 years.  Take a listen - enjoy the stories. (You need the free Real Player to listen).
 
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12.  Thought for the week:  Some days, doing "the best we can" may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect - on any front = and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.  From the book The World According to Mr. Rogers by Fred Rogers
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13.  Tech Tip - Printing Tips

 

There are some ways you can print a document or parts of a document that perhaps you haven’t thought about.  When you select Print from the File menu, you will see a section in the Print dialog box called Page Range.  Here’s some neat ways you can customize your print jobs.  These printing tips work in Word and many of them also work in other programs.

 

Print a Selection from your document:  Select (highlight by dragging over) a part of the text you want to print.  Select the Print menu and click on Selection in the Page Range box.

 

Print the current page:  If you have several pages in a document and you just want to print the page you are currently at, click on Current Page in the Page Range box.

 

Print selected pages.  if you want to print select pages, click on the  Pages button in the Page Range box, and type in the page numbers in the box.  Example:  1, 3, 4, 6

 

Print back to back pages:  You can print the odd number pages by typing 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.  Then put those printed pages back in the printer, and print the even number pages by typing in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 – that’s it, you have back to  back copies.  (Note - be sure you put the paper in the right way – better run a test sheet!)

 

Print page ranges:  You can print a range of pages.  Example:  3-8 will print from page 3 to page 8.

 

Print combinations of selected pages and page ranges.  Example:  1, 3, 5-8, 11, 15

 

Print in reverse order:  You can print from the last page to the first page.  Example:  10–1

 

Go Wild - Print anyway you want.  Just mix it up like:  17, 3, 8, 10-13, 1

 

Print from any point to the end:  Example:  25–  will print from page 25 to the end of the document.

 

Print from the first page to any other page:  Example:   –25 will print from the beginning to page 25.

 

There are many other options in your Print Dialog Box – check them and get the most out of your printer.

 

 

 That's it for now.  Have a great week-end!

 

 


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