Kristine Ward, Director
Cheryl Sweet, Secretary
East Aurora Schools Community Education has released the Late Winter/Spring term catalog, with forty-five courses offered in the district February 1 – June 30, 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.
New afterschool enrichment programs Crazy 8’s Math Club® and Mighty Milers® Mathematicians were introduced in the fall of 2015 with Jennifer Kibler, and building on the success of those, Miss Kibler has added a new course—Math Art—to her offerings. As Crazy 8’s focuses on math activities, and Mighty Milers promotes running and fitness with math, Math Art emphasizes creativity and fine arts with math skills, starting off the first class with a field trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. CultureKids will return with Spanish for the Elementary Years, with a unique and exciting program features foundation vocabulary introduced through games, singing and fun activities.
High School students can register for one or more sessions of SAT, ACT, Regents and other test preparation classes at EAHS, and also can register for in-car Driver Education or the 5-hour Pre-licensing NYS courses. Licensed drivers of any age can register for the six hour Defensive Driving – Point/Insurance Reduction course with Ronald Krowka.
As always, our fitness schedule has something for everyone and every fitness level. Jane Schmitt returns with Beginner’s Gentle Yoga and Active Yoga in West Falls, and Kerrin Holmes will lead Slow Flow Yoga on Thursday evenings. Lisa Brown leads Zumba and Zumba Gold, using traditional rhythms of salsa and tango moves, designed for beginners and older adults, using modified movements. Other fitness offerings include three schedules for Step Aerobics/Circuit Training, adaptable for any level, and Ellen Pfeil returns with Stronger Bodies, Stronger Bones to help her students increase flexibility and strengthen bones. Fitness courses in the Middle School pool include Barbara Lamond’s Aquacise and Lap Swimming and Aqua Zumba with Crystal Kluth.
In life enrichment courses, Ballroom Dancing returns with instructor Iliana Keneva, where students singly or with partners can learn Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and more. Dr. Martha Horohoe will return to lead introductory and intermediate Spanish and French courses. Beginning musicians will again have to opportunity to learn an instrument again this spring with Suzanne Sprague and her Beginning Guitar – Learn the Basics and Play.
For those who need a fresh start or an introduction to managing personal business, two new classes with Jennifer Jurek will instruct students how to manage personal business, including Protecting Your Assets with Long-Term Care and Financial Planning for Women. Returning instructors Lester Robinson and Jeffrey Haxton will lead Wills, Trusts and Estates, Social Security Planning 101, and My Parents Are Going on Long-Term Care Claim – What To Do?
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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.