Education briefs for week of Jan. 3

Kids welcome to become state Senate pages

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate is accepting applications for the Senate Page Program.

The full-day interactive program gives students in the sixth through 12th grades the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.

The 2018 session will run from mid-January through early March. Positions fill quickly, so applicants are advised to sign up early. Pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session starting at 8:30 a.m. and dismissing at 3:30 p.m. Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.

For more information or to apply, visit

High school teachers, get free supplies in 2018

BLOOMINGTON — High school teachers in Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe and Owen counties will be eligible to shop for supplies at Teachers Warehouse in Bloomington beginning in January.

First shopping dates at the warehouse, 524 N. Fairview St., will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 and 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 8: From 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Teachers Warehouse, a nonprofit organization, was launched in 2004 by the Bloomington Rotary Club. It has grown to serve public school teachers in five counties, with support from all area Rotary clubs as well as individuals, organizations and businesses. The warehouse is totally volunteer-powered, with 80 regular and special-event volunteers.

For more information, call 812-929-7522, email contact@, visit or write to Teachers Warehouse, P. O. Box 7168, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Electrical classes offered at career center

A new round of electrical classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Brown County Career Resource Center. The program includes six classes to prepare for the local licensure test — two classes from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 12 weeks.

Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.

Ivy Tech classes coming to resource center in January

The Brown County Career Resource Center will offer Ivy Tech Bloomington classes during the spring semester, which starts in January.

Offerings will include English Composition 111, Math 123, Interpersonal Communication 102 and Psychology 101.

Call Sue Dillon at 812-988-5880 to make an appointment to register.

Sign language classes available at CRC

American Sign Language classes are offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center. A new beginning class will start in February. Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. for eight weeks.

For more information or to register, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.

High school seniors can apply for Simon scholarships

BLOOMINGTON — Simon Youth Community Scholarships will make awards to members of the Class of 2018 who live near a Simon Mall.

Students in zip codes 47448 and 47435 are eligible. They will receive up to $1,500 toward tuition and other expenses. The application period ends Feb. 15.

A regional Award of Excellence also will be given. Those students will have the opportunity to receive $10,000 — $2,500 for up to four years.

Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Those who are first-generation college students also will be given close consideration.

To apply online, visit

Register to become a nursing assistant

Certified nursing assistant classes are offered periodically throughout the year at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St. The next CNA class will begin March 13.

For more information or to register, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.

Discounts offered for multiple class enrollments

The Brown County Career Resource Center offers discounts for multiple enrollments or for friends who enroll in classes at the same time. The discount does not apply to Ivy Tech classes.

For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.

Register for beginning Quick Books class at CRC

An accounting program for small business, a beginning Quick Books class is offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center, depending on community interest. Call 812-988-5880 for more information.

High school equivalency class times set each week

Classes focused on the high school equivalency assessment exam — formerly called GED classes — are taught year-round from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.

Students who cannot attend then can arrange instruction by appointment or by distance learning.

Those enrolled in adult education may be eligible for free job training through WorkOne.

For more information, call 812-988-5880.

Small-business counseling available for free

The Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., offers individual small-business counseling sessions through the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

There is no charge for the sessions, which meet in the morning on the first Thursday of every month. An appointment is required.

For more information or to register, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.