Kristine Ward, Director
Cheryl Sweet, Secretary
East Aurora Schools Community Education has released the Fall/Winter term catalog, with forty-four courses offered in the district in the October 1 – January 31 term, as well as hundreds of online courses. Courses vary from one night to full term, with new course offerings in the schedule as well seasoned favorites.
Our fitness schedule has something for everyone and every fitness level. New this term is Lisa Brown’s Zumba Gold, using traditional rhythms of salsa and tango moves, but designed for beginners and older adults, using modified movements. New instructor Kerrin Holmes will lead yoga in evening and Saturday classes, for those working folks who can’t attend Jane Schmitt’s perennially popular Basic and Active daytime yoga classes—something for every ability level, from beginner to experienced. Other fitness offerings include three schedules for Step Aerobics/Circuit Training, adaptable for any level, or try Total Workout, mixing cardio, strength training, and Pilates. Stronger Bodies, Stronger Bones is offered Thursday mornings to increase flexibility and strengthen bones. Finally, a new water class, Aqua Zumba with Crystal Kluth, joins Barbara Lamond’s Aquacise and Lap Swimming in the beautiful Middle School pool.
Horticulturalists and fall crafters will enjoy four classes offered at a local nursery including All About Hostas, Winterize Your Gardens, Creative Pumpkin Design and Wreath Making. Beginning musicians will again have to opportunity to learn an instrument again this fall with Suzanne Sprague and her Beginning Guitar – Learn the Basics and Play.
Great new afterschool programs for elementary kids will be led by veteran Parkdale teacher Jennifer Kibler, who offers Crazy 8’s Math Club and Mighty Miler Mathematicians, each reinforcing math skills for students K-4. CultureKids will return with Spanish for the Elementary Years, and two new Lego classes—A Pirate’s Quest and Land, Sea, and Air—will challenge youngsters with science and engineering projects. A fun new offering of Zumba Kids Jr. with Susan Musial is for kids grades 5-8 to combine socializing and exercise to their favorite music for an hour after school.
Older students will benefit from several sessions of SAT, ACT, Regents and other academic preparation classes at the high school, beginning in September. High School students also can register for in-car Driver Education or the 5-hour Pre-licensing NYS courses. Older drivers can register for the six hour Defensive Driving – Point/Insurance Reduction course with Ronald Krowka.
In life enrichment courses, Dr. Martha Horohoe will return to lead introductory and intermediate Spanish and French courses. Ballroom dancing returns with instructor Iliana Keneva, where students singly or with partners can learn Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and more.
Several other practical household finance and business courses are offered—Law Everyone Should Know, Effective Long-Term Planning, Social Security Planning 101 and Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Finally, through our partnership with ed2go.com, any student can register for any of over 400 online courses in computer, website training, personal fulfillment, language, art, test preparation, legal studies and business management, working on a convenient schedule in the comfort and convenience of home or workplace.
The East Aurora Board of Education is committed to the District goal of continuous learning throughout life through its Community Education program. In three continuous terms throughout the year, we offer self-supporting programs with easy registration online, in person or by mail. Classes are open to adults 21 and older, with some available to high school students, as noted in descriptions. In addition, the District offers senior citizen discounts (District residents 62 or older) in many of the courses offered; see individual courses for details. For more information, see the Community Education website at www.eastauroraschools.org/CommunityEducation or call 716-687-2311.
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.