Kristine Ward, Director
Cheryl Sweet, Secretary
Fall 2013 Community Education in East Aurora Schools
The Community Education for Fall 2013 will feature several new offerings to augment our regular favorites, bringing a selection of thirty-three courses for a variety of interests.
New for fall, Ellen (Bielefeld) Pfeil offers Total Workout twice a week, a challenging fitness course blending step cardio, strength training, and a mix of Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and relaxation. In addition, on alternating afternoons, early morning and Saturdays, Kim McAtee and Lynne Allen will continue the traditional sessions of step aerobics/circuit training, longtime favorites for adults of all ages. Jane Schmitt also continues with her popular series of yoga courses in the village and in West Falls, and Robert Wirth offers the next session of Tai Chi.
Also new for fall are Zumba classes with Lisa Brown at Parkdale Elementary—a salsa dance party to get you fit while having a ball. In addition, Cheri Wenner will continue Stronger Bodies, Stronger Bones at EA Fitness, a strength training course for adults with emphasis on muscle-building for middle-age and mature fitness. Swimmers can register for Barb Lamond’s long running Aquacise and Lap Swim, and those who enjoy independent fitness also can take advantage of the Fitness Center at Middle School Monday-Thursday evenings. As always, our adult fitness courses promote flexibility, cardio health and muscle strength at affordable prices.
For kids, we offer Lisa Brown’s Dance and Play at beginner and intermediate levels, and youngsters also can register for Chinese Mandarin Club at three age levels—bringing familiarity with Chinese language vocabulary and writing with games, role play and songs. A similar Chinese Mandarin Club with Ms. Fan Zhang is also offered for grades 10 through adult.
A fantastic opportunity to taste a variety of cheeses, sponsored by Sorrento Cheese and led by NYS cheese judging champion Carl Moody, will take your taste buds through mozzarella, provolone. French brie and Emmental Swiss cheeses, among others. There is limited enrollment for this very popular course, returning for its third year. Also returning are Just Once Piano and Just Once Guitar, designed to give non-musicians a quick start into playing an instrument, for years of satisfying musical enjoyment.
Other classroom offerings include French or Spanish with Dr. Martha Horohoe for business or travel, Everyday Law for individuals and families with Edward Snyder, and Les Robinson will offer very low cost classes to help you plan for longevity. For drivers seeking point/insurance reduction or to satisfy traffic court requirements, Ronald Krowka will lead Defensive Driving classes in October, November and January.
Young drivers can obtain a 5-hour certificate or a MV-285 (former “Blue Card”) in driver education with David Schmidt. In-car sessions begin November 4, and registration is limited. Registration is available online, and registration forms also are available at the High School office.
Finally, you also can try a proven online program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, courses, no matter where you are located. We have partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses to help you to brush up on an old skill, learn a new one, or take that course you have always been interested in. Save gas—learn at home! All of the courses provide well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. You have the flexibility to study at your own pace, while still having enough structure and support to complete the course. Classroom access is available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. Sessions last six weeks, and feature comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments with a dedicated expert instructor facilitating every step of the way. Online learning anytime, anywhere…just a click away at www.ed2go.com/eastaurora.
The new term begins October 1, and non-residents are welcome to register. For additional copies of this catalog, call to 687-2311 or view/download online now at the link at right.
October 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014
The Board of Education is committed to the District goal of continuous learning throughout life. The Community Continuing Education (adult education) Program ensures the availability of learning opportunities for people of all ages in diverse settings and at a variety of times.
In three trimesters throughout the year, we offer continuous programs including academic offerings, driver training, fitness programs, self-improvement, art and music, business and related technology.
Other Community Education learning activities are provided through a cooperative relationship with outside agencies or individual volunteers, including ed2go online courses and partnerships with nearby school districts.
Our classes are self-supporting, with easy registration online, in person or by mail. We welcome the public to submit ideas and course proposals at any time, using the link in the left column.