ARLINGTON - Each semester, Arlington Memorial High School offers a week of free computer classes for area senior citizens. The classes will be held from Jan. 14-18. Classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will be held from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Due to JISP, the class on Wednesday will be held from 11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On Monday, Jan. 7, and Tuesday, Jan. 8, seniors and student-teachers will meet for computer introduction and orientation to discuss what technology information the senior would like to learn during the classes.

The orientation session will be held from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., and seniors can choose which of the two days is best for them to meet.

Arlington Memorial teacher Nicole Jozefiak has offered this community service piece to her computer classes for many years.

"I had heard from many community members who wanted to learn more about various aspects of computers, so we decided to offer free classes taught by our students. The students are nervous at first, and then they love it. The adults are just wonderful and so appreciative. They enjoy being in the school, working with the students and seeing the technology the students are learning. It's a great week for everyone."

Over the years, seniors have asked to learn a wide variety of computer skills including how to create a spreadsheet, organize data and photos, design pages for social media and utilize search engines. To register for the computer class, contact Jozefiak at 375-2589, extension 127. If the class is full, callers will be put on the class list for later this spring.

The Arlington School District mission is to create a safe, caring, and respectful environment of academic excellence where students are uniquely challenged to reach their potential at Arlington Memorial High School, Arlington Accelerated Academy, Arlington Middle School, and Fisher Elementary School.