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We provide a diverse level of high quality, affordable programs, encourage life-long personal growth and reach out to all members of the community; spanning every age and stage. Director

Caitlin Waddington

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Business Office

Sue Mynttinen

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Adult Education & Enrichment Coordinator

Sheryll Reichwein

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Adult Education Program Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Lindsay Pykosz

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Aquatics Director

Jim Pignato

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Aquatics Assistant Coordinator

Todd Bohannon

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Early Childhood Education Coordinator

Pauline Cronin

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Family Education & Outreach Specialist

Susan Richards

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Family Translator

Michelle Saravia

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Children’s Enrichment Coordinator

Katie Manchester

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Teen Enrichment Coordinator

Blair Jannelle

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Extended Day Coordinator

Elyse Campbell

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DanceWorks Artistic Director & Program Coordinator

Kelly Corbett

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CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING High School Equivalency Test Center HiSET, formally the GED, is a test of high school equivalency. You must re-register to take this test. HiSET Test will be administered on the following dates: January 24, 25 & 26 February 21, 22 & 23 March 21, 22 & 23 April 25, 26 & 27

Contact NCS Adult Education 508-228-7285 x1571 for more information.

Career Skills - O*NET Career Interest Profiler & Discussion Would you like to make a job change, but you’re unsure of what kind of work would interest you and what types of jobs are available? To help you get clearer about next steps, Sheryll Reichwein, Adult Education and Enrichment Coordinator at NCS, will lead you through completing O*NET Online, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. Interested? Call for an appointment! 508-228-7285 x1571

Through the University of Massachusetts Amherst – University Without Walls program, you can finish your bachelor's degree fully online, have the flexibility of designing your own area of study, receive up to 30 credits for prior learning and life experience, as well as credit from professional training. Attend a free in-person information session on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Individual advising sessions will be available with UWW Transfer Counselor, Donna Devine on Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (508) 228-7285 ext. 1571 or e-mail to set up an appointment.

ADULT EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT Save the Date! Adult ESOL Symposium for ALL Community Stakeholders On Saturday, April 8th, Nantucket residents will join together to explore how we can better address the English learning needs of our English as a Second Language neighbors. Events will include a keynote address by Cape Cod Community College’s Director of Adult Basic Education, Jhon Valencia, a panel discussion, breakout sessions, and a commitment to identifying next steps. Participation in the Adult ESOL Symposium is free, thanks to a generous grant from The Nantucket Fund™ through the Community Foundation for Nantucket. Thank you!

Adult English as a Second Language (ESOL) Classes - Ongoing Level I - Tuesday & Thursday, 6 to 7:30 PM • Level I - Workforce Focus– Wednesday, 6 to 8 PM Level II - Monday & Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 PM Call 508-228-7285 x 1571 for more information. Special Thanks to Nantucket Yacht Club for designated Scholarships & Program Underwriting!


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Nantucket’s Real Estate School Real Estate Pre-Licensure Program Session 1: February 2, 3, 4, & 5 Social Media Manager Program— Essential Tools Edition Start Date: February 23, 1 PM to 5 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel April 4 & 5, 6 PM to 8 PM

Building Bridges, Not Walls Saturday, March 18, 10 AM to Noon NCS is pleased to bring Cape Mediation to the Island of Nantucket! During this two-hour workshop you will receive an introduction to conflict management - as well as some tips and tools to use in your personal and professional lives. The workshop will be led by Diane Pansire and Carol Connolly. Pansire is a board member and long-time volunteer for Cape Mediation, serving in the courts and with businesses and non-profits. Connolly is the executive director of Cape Mediation and has been a volunteer mediator in Summary Process and Small Claims since 2012.

Farmers & Artisans Market-Vendor Workshops with Sustainable Nantucket March 20, 6 to 8:30 PM In partnership with NCS, Sustainable Nantucket presents the basic overview of the Market during a convenient oneevening workshop. Potential Youth Vendors are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Call 508-228-7285 x 1571 for more information.

Social Media Manager Certificate Program - Essential Tools Edition With Jen Vondenbrink This program is designed for Marketing Professionals with existing knowledge of social media platforms and practice. Social media managers today need to do more than post interesting articles on social sites. They need to build targeted marketing plans that engage their audience while achieving the goals of the businesses and nonprofits they serve. In addition, social media managers need to have a solid working knowledge of the ever changing platforms they use, while monitoring long term trends and other social channels to advise their organizations on future plans. This program is designed to give all who attend the tools, resources and experience they need to develop and implement a social media marketing program in their organization. The structure is as follows: What’s New On Your Favorite Platforms (and what may be coming in 2017) February 23rd - 1:00-5:00 PM From Facebook to Snapchat, platforms are always evolving. In this four hour session we discuss the latest updates to the platforms and how they can affect your social media plan. This is not a deep dive into the platforms. A working knowledge of the platforms is required. Social Media Trends for 2017 and Targeting Your Market March 23rd - 1:00-5:00 PM You begin the process of building your marketing plan by gathering the resources and tools you will need. In this four hour session, we discuss important trends for 2017 such as the rise of mobile marketing, and image focused marketing. We explore the intricacies of determining and understanding your target market. Homework for this session will be to gather materials, content, etc. you need to build your plan in the upcoming session. Building Your Social Media Marketing Plan April 6th - 1:00-5:00 PM This hands on session requires you to dive deep into building your social media plan. This is not a theoretical workshop, but an interactive working session. You are given the tools you require to build the plan. You use the tools along with the information for an upcoming campaign to not only build, but discuss your plan with the group. The expectation is participants begin to build and potentially begin to schedule their plan during the session. Virtual Check-in Date to be Determined This virtual check-in allows you to bring your campaign to the group to discuss what worked, what didn’t and what you can do to improve the process.

All classes will be held at Nantucket Community School, 56 Centre Street. Cost for all classes is $250. Space is limited. To register visit or call 508-228-7285 x1571.


ACADEMIC COURSES & EDUCATOR RESOURCES Nantucket History CEUs for Educators, Public Welcome Starts: Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 to 8 PM

Using Positive Guidance in Early Education Settings CEUs for Early Childhood Educators Saturday, May 6, 10 AM to 4 PM

Proctor Examination Services

Coming Soon:

Nantucket Community School offers Proctoring Services for computer and paper-based exams, in accordance with the examination regulations of your learning institution. Call 508-228-7285 x 1571 for more information.

Adult Basic Education Courses English Grammar Call 508-228-7285 x 1571 for more information.

LANGUAGES Intermediate French Starts: Friday, January 13, 9:30 to 11 AM Conversational French Starts: Friday, January 13, 11 AM to Noon

HEALTH & FITNESS Zumba Starts: Wednesday, January 25, 5 to 6 PM

Exercise & Weight Loss Accountability Ongoing: Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Irish Step Dancing Starts: Thursday, February 2, 6 to 7 PM

Addiction Awareness Workshop: Family Solutions Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: HEARTSAVER® CERTIFICATION Please be sure to take the class required for your needs. First Aid + CPR & AED Heartsaver® and CPR & AED Heartsaver® Mondays, 6 to 8 PM January 30, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 19 & June 26


HOME & FAMILY Basic Manners for Young Dogs Starts: Tuesday, March 7, 5:30—6:30 PM

Beyond Basics for Dogs Starting Thursday, March 9, 5:30– 6:30 PM

Homebuyer Education with Housing Nantucket—April 5, 12 & 26 Certified by the MA Homeownership Collaborative to instruct the “CHAPA First-Time Home Buyer Education” class, thanks to a grant from the Tupancy-Harris Foundation, this class is free of charge. Contact Housing Nantucket to sign up for this course: and 508-228-4422.

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT What is Buddhism? Starts: Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 to 8 PM

Psychometry Starts: Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Beginner’s Meditation Starts: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 to 8 PM

Empowering the Empath The Essentials—Tuesday, May 2, 5 to 7:30 PM Going Deeper—Tuesday, May 16, 5 to 7:30 PM

Reiki II Saturday, March 25, 10 AM to 5 PM

Reiki I Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11

NANTUCKET COMMUNITY POOL - ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons Starts: Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 to 8:00PM This class is designed for adults who are beginner swimmers or non-swimmers. Small classes and personal instruction allows for individual one-on-one instruction. HydroFitness with Karol Lindquist Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - Year-round 45-minute class HydroFitness is a high tempo aquatics class focused on increasing cardio levels, strengthening core muscles and building endurance with complex in-water movements. Aquacise with Joe Aguiar Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - Year-round 45-minute class Aquacise is designed to be a low-impact exercise class with a focus on range of motion, flexibility and stretching.


EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER DROP IN at Candlewick Corner, 128 Old South Road Monday 9:00am-12:00pm Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:30-6:00pm Thursday 2:30-6:00pm Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm (Hours are subject to change depending upon other NCS programming)

To learn more about the many other Early Childhood Education Programs please contact one of our specialists listed below: Early Childhood Education & Enrichment Coordinator - Pauline Cronin 508-228-7285 x1166 Office Hours: M, T, W, TH, F - Drop in or call to schedule an appointment Location: Downtown Campus, 56 Centre Street

Family Education & Outreach Specialist - Susan Richards 508-228-7285 x1573 Office Hours: M, T, W, TH – Drop in or call to schedule an appointment Location: Downtown Campus, 56 Centre Street Spanish Translator & Outreach Specialist - Michelle Saravia 508-228-7285 x1577 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Location: 128 Old South Road, 128 Old South Road

Family Activities Specialist - Tracy Roberts 508-228-7285 x1572 Playgroup Specialist - Tina Steadman 508-228-7285 x1166 (leave message) Portuguese Translator & Outreach Assistant - Kaeyllane DeLima 508-228-7285 x1577


To learn more about the many Children’s Enrichment Programs, please contact Katie Manchester, Children’s Enrichment Coordinator, 508-228-7285 x1361


Coming Soon:

To learn more about the many Teen Enrichment Programs, please contact Blair Jannelle, Teen Enrichment Coordinator, 508-228-7285 x1576

Downtown Campus: 56 Centre Street Mid Island Campus: 128 Old South Road Community Pool: 10 Surfside Road

Mailing Address: 10 Surfside Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 508-228-7285 x5

2017 Nantucket Community School Winter/Spring Program Guide  
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