Mrs. Toner works with students to explore career interests and formulate workable post-secondary plans in coordination with area services, job sites, and post secondary educational programs. Some students access the nearby Manchester Community College to pursue college credit as they earn credit toward their high school diploma. Work-study options are available for some, as well as on-the-job training. Specialists assist students and parents in navigating post-secondary services with state and local agencies.
Mrs. Jenna Toner
Transition Counselor & Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Toner has several liasons within the community where students have an opportunity to obtain work experience.
Mrs. Toner has her students involved in work study programs
MRA students visit Porter and Chester:
Mrs. Toner took a group of students to deliver the goods collected from a food drive that was orchestrated at MRA throughout the holiday season.
Mrs. Toner orchestrates opportunities for students to have real world work experiences.
Mrs. Toner took a group of student to the community college, MCC, to participate in a job fair.
Last years' field trips with Ms. Brooks:
Severance Foods invited students to spend the day in the potato chip factory.
Learning about manufacturing organs
Great Harvest Bakery was a key player in the work study program
that Ms Brooks set up for the MRA students. A tragic fire destroyed
their business in October 2013.
Ms. Brooks Nature Program
Ms. Brooks exposed students to the value of healthy lifestyles by involving them in a nature program. Bird watching and nature walks have helped students develop an awareness of the wildlife around them, encouraging them to become active in the preservation of wildlife while promoting exercise through hiking. They have build bird houses in Mr. Carpenter's woodshop and then ventured into the woods to hang them.
Graduation at MRA