Kristine Ward, Director
Cheryl Sweet, Secretary
East Aurora Schools Community Education has released the Late winter/Spring term catalog, with forty-nine courses offered in the district in the February 1 – June 30 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.
If you haven’t started your new year’s fitness regime yet, you’re sure to find something you like in our fitness schedule—Ellen Pfeil has added another session of the popular Stronger Bodies/Stronger Bones at 300 Gleed Street (Aurora Town Hall building), encouraging students of any age or fitness level to work out twice a week with weights for stronger muscles and bones for increased flexibility and wellbeing. Jane Schmidt has increased her yoga offerings to three sessions each week—something for every ability level, from beginner to experienced. Choose among four different sessions of Step Aerobics/Circuit Training, Total Workout, Aquacise, and Lap Swimming, or join Lisa Brown as she returns to offer a revised Zumba/Dance Fusion class with exotic rhythms of salsa, tango and reggaeton. Finally, for the self-motivated, the Middle School Fitness Center will be open and staffed for four different evening time slots each week.
Afterschool offerings for under-18 students will include two Lego courses, Mission to Space and Life Science, and Spanish for the Elementary Years, as well as Dance and Play for Beginners, all for students K-4. High school students may choose among four affordable sessions of SAT and ACT preparation classes with James Scandale (choose 4-hour or 9-hour sessions), as well as an intensive math review for SAT/ACT prep and Writing the College Application Essay. High School students also can register for in-car Driver Education or the 5-hour Pre-licensing NYS courses.
In life enrichment courses, three four-session musical offerings include Hand Percussion for the Novice, featuring African, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, as well as Beginning Guitar and Beginner’s Keyboard, each aimed at the beginner and led by local instructors in a friendly group setting. Dr. Martha Horohoe will lead introductory and intermediate Spanish and French courses, and Mike Wittenrich will return with Learn to Scuba Dive. Finally, Landscaping for the Homeowner with David Smith will feature four seasons of home landscaping maintenance in the context of landscape sustainability and natural balance,
Wayne Brown will lead Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership, a one-night session to help a new or struggling business owner gain a focus on success, with topics including social media, imaging, developing a business plan, basic budgeting, protecting your personal assets and managing employees. Several other practical household finance and business courses are offered—Law Everyone Should Know, Effective Long-Term Planning, Defensive Driving – Point/Insurance Reduction, Avoid Losing Assets & Income from a Nursing Home Event, Wills, Trusts and Estates and Social Security Planning 101.
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.
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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.