Adult Community Education

Adult Community Education Program Adds New Course Offerings

The Gasconade County R-1 School District has announced four new courses for the fall Adult Community Education program session.  The expansion of course offerings provide a variety of options for local residents.  The courses offered include:


Introduction To French – Basic introduction to the French language and culture, including useful expressions, greetings, phrases, conjugation of verbs, and everyday vocabulary.  The course will include a French film and French food.  Instructor, Tom Rea, lived in France and Belgium for twelve years.  The eight week course will be offered on Monday nights from 7:00-8:15 p.m. and will cost $25.


Computer Applications – This course is designed around the use, functionality, and applications of four Microsoft Office components (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher).  Basic navigation, organization, calculations, and the ability to create documents, posters, and slideshows using the various components will be the focus of the course.  Instructor, Mary Kunstmann, has several years experience teaching computer courses and has extensive knowledge of computer operations.  The course will be offered on Tuesday evenings (7:00-8:30 p.m.) or Saturday mornings (9:00-10:30 a.m.).  The four week course is limited to six students to allow more individualized instruction.  Personal computers are preferred but not mandatory.  The cost of the course is $65 and will include a class booklet for reference.

Woodworking Appreciation – The safe use of power saws, routers, and sanders to produce small furniture grade projects (quilt hanger, cutting board, shelving, etc.).  Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience will allow enrollees to complete chosen projects. Safety glasses and materials are required for projects.  Instructor, Mike Martens, has 20 years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Instructor at Waubonsee Community College. The six week course will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with a course fee of $115.

Manage and Protect My Computer Files – Designed for Windows XP, Windows 7, and those using Windows Vista.  This comprehensive course will allow you to explore where your computer stores your photos, e-mails, and documents, and, how to protect your computer and files from viruses or accidental loss.  You will learn how to manage, move, save, and delete files and photos.  Backup and update techniques will also be covered along with commonly used computer terminology.  This two week, extensive course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and will be led by instructor Mary Kunstmann.  Cost is $37 and will include a class booklet for reference.

 Registration forms for all courses can be obtained at the elementary school office, the school district central office, or by clicking here.   Anyone interested in teaching a course is encouraged to contact the Adult Community Education coordinator, Steve Heidger at 486-3197, extension 2400.