Has Adult Education Helped You?
Tell Us How!
First Annual San Mateo Adult School
“How Has The Adult School Helped You?”
The contest is for ESL students
There are two categories: Higher ESL Level and Lower ESL Level
Answer the q: How has the San Mateo Adult School helped you?
Length of essay: minimum is 1 page and maximum is 2 pages.
Essays must be double-spaced. Please try to type them
Deadline for day students: Tuesday, March 12
Deadline for evening students: Thursday, March 7th
(We apologize to evening students and teachers. The SMART Building
scheduling made this is a little complicated.)
Award Ceremony for Day Students: Friday, March 15th
Award Ceremony for Evening Students: Monday, March 11th
Yes, there are prizes!
I apologize if this seems rushed… It is!
We are trying to get things together for Adult Ed Week.
We learned about the Essay Contest Idea at the CCAE Bay Section Conference this past weekend.
We thought it would be great to do it now and present awards for winners during AE Week.
(Because Adult Education Matters! Lol… )
We are going to invite press and local legislators.
And in general, it’s a great opp… we’ll post the winning essays online… it’s a good experience for the students… and maybe some of them will get published or can be read on radio.
What is “higher” and “lower” level, you ask?
I don’t know.
Can you discuss with your peers? You know better than me.
Who will judge winners? I don’t know.
1 Admin, 1 Advisory Board member if they want to do it?, 1 Classified staff, and 1 Teacher
One more thing –Maybe essays should be numbered… leave names off.
YOUR TEACHER NAME on the Essay with A NUMBER YOU ASSIGN.
Example: Leiban3, Brown5, Peros8, etc.
That way… judges aren’t biased if they know the writers.
SO PLEASE ASSIGN EACH STUDENT NUMBER AND WRITE THAT DOWN SOMEWHERE.