Community Education

The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District has announced its Winter/Spring 2019 class offerings. 

To get to your classroom, please use the Band Room entrance, or the Pool entrance.

Empowered Women

Mondays from March 4 – March 25, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (4 classes) in the High School Library. Registration fee:  $20. Instructor:  Betty Bates. 

A four-week class to enlighten women on becoming stronger and more confident in controlling one’s life.  Each week will focus on a different theme:  Motivation, Attitude, Balance, and Building Self Image.

Leadership Mastery Class

Tuesday and Thursday on March 12 and 14, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 classes) in the High School Library. Registration fee:  $99.00. Instructor:  Linda Morrison, personal/business coach, leadership development.  The Focused Perspective, Leadership Management International Inc. 

Join us for 2 evening workshops where you will:

  • Discover the 3 characteristics of highly successful people
  • Implement a plan to guarantee that 2019 will be a success no matter what your goal is
  • Leverage the goal setting process to guarantee results
  • Discover the secret to sustainable motivation
  • Manage and measure your progressive success
  • Learn how to use over 10 “Focused Perspective” tools to win/succeed

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon…must inevitable come to pass!”   Paul J. Meyer    #focusonthegain

Your investment includes: Refreshments, class material, 14 success tools and a personal 30-minute coaching session 

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, or May 18, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1 sesson, 5 hours) in Room 182 HS. Registration fee:  $30. Instructor:  Tom Herring. ***MINIMUM *** 8 students. 

Completion of this New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicle 5-hour pre-licensing course allows student to earn the MV285 certificate which is needed to sign up for a road test at the DMV. Bring food, drink and your LEARNER’S PERMIT (or proof of) 

Riskonomics

Wednesday, February 13,  2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library. One session. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc.  

  • Your retirement income needs
  • Strategies for generating income to meet those needs
  • Making sure you do not outlive your retirement assets
  • Biggest risks retirees face today
  • Most common retirement pitfalls
  • Taking retirement distributions

New York State Teachers Retirement System

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library (1 session). Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • Explanation of Retirement Benefits

-Eligibility for retirement

-Explaining the terms

  • Retirement Benefit Payout Options

-Pension & Annuity options

-Beneficiary options

  • Understanding your Social Security Benefits

-How to coordinate benefits with your spouse

-The impact of the Windfall Elimination provision 

Even though this seminar is listed as NYSTRS, it does offer information that is relatable to the NYSLRS and CSEA members. Some details may differ, but the concepts are the same. If you are a member of another organization and would like to attend, Brett can answer questions that may relate to your specific situation or he can follow up privately after the seminar.

Savvy Social Security Planning

Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. (1 session) in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc.

What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income:

  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  • How can I maximize my benefits?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement? 

Savvy Medicare Planning

Thursday, March 21, 2019 (1 session) at 5:30 p.m. in theHigh School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • How Medicare enrollment periods work – and what you need to do to avoid late-enrollment penalties
  • How much you can expect to pay in health care costs after going onto Medicare
  • How Medicare works with private insurance to provide comprehensive coverage
  • Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs
  • Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement – including the possibility of needing long-term care. 

Financial Wellness: Life Insurance Workshop

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. for 1 session in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

Participants will learn about:

  • How much life insurance do I need?
  • What type of life insurance should I buy?
  • Life insurance options/benefits 

Savvy Social Security Planning for Women

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, for 1 session at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • How can I maximize my Social Security benefits?
  • Are there survivor benefits if my husband or ex-husband dies?
  • If I get divorced, are there divorced-spouse benefits?
  • How can I best coordinate retirement benefits with my husband?
  • What Social Security planning should I consider before remarrying? 

Savvy IRA Planning for Baby Boomers

Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. for 1 session in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • What type of retirement account is right for me?
  • Can I still contribute to a retirement account and if so, how much?
  • When do I need to take withdrawals and how much do I have to take?
  • How are my IRA withdrawals taxed?
  • How does my IRA fit in to my overall plan?
  • What happens to my IRA when I die?
  • How can I minimize taxes, so I can spend more of my hard-earned money? 

Basics of Oil Painting

Tuesdays from February 26 – April 16 (8 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 149 HS. Registration fee:  $40 + supplies. Instructor:  Barney Kuzara, Jr., professional artist. Explore your inner creativity while learning the basics of this self-expressive craft!  Mr. Kuzara strives to give individual instruction to each student and is very talented in his craft!  Supply list will be discussed at the first class. 

Rubber Stamp Card Making

Tuesdays on Jan. 29, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4 (5 separate classes) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 154 HS. Registration fee:  $25. SUPPLY FEE:  $5 to be paid to instructor during class time.  Instructor:  Jody Enser. Rubber stamping will be used to make handcrafted greeting cards.  You will make 2 each of five different cards.  Each class will be different.

Sit & Fit

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays from January 10 – March 28, 2019, (21 classes) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 145. Registration fee:  $45.  

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays froApril 2 – June 13, 2019, (20 classes) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 145. Registration fee:  $40. Instructor:  Betty Bates. 

All ages can benefit from this light and easy class which will include simple chair exercises and stretching.  We will include the use of stretch bands and light weights if you choose to bring this equipment to class with you.  Some meditation will conclude the class.  Come and have fun while you stay fit! 

Aquacize

Tuesdays & Thursdays from January 3 – May 23, 2019, (*1/15, 2/28, 3/21 to be determined) from 3: 45 – 4:45 p.m. (34   classes) in the Pool. Registration fee:  $70.  

Looking for an easy-on-the-joints workout?  Try aquacize and work out in the pool!  Get into shape and enjoy the benefits of this fabulous joint-friendly exercise!  The class is fast paced and cardio intense.  Some coordination and stamina are required. 

Pound Fitness

Session 1

Option 1: Tuesday & Thursday from January 3 – February 14, 2019, (11 classes) from 6:00 – 6:45 a.m. in the HS Gym. Registration fee:   $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19.  

Option 2: Monday & Wednesday from January 7 – February 13, 2019, (10 classes) from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee:  $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19.  

Session 2

Option 1: Tuesday & Thursday from February 26 – April 18, 2019, (16 classes) from 6:00 – 6:45 a.m. in the HS Gym. Registration fee:  $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19. 

Option 2:  Monday & Wednesday from February 25 – April 17, 2019, (16 classes) from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee:  $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19.  

Session 3

Option 1: Tuesday & Thursday from April 30 – June 27, 2019, (18 classes) from 6:00 – 6:45 a.m. in the HS Gym. Registration fee:   $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19. 

Option 2: Monday & Wednesday from April 29 – June 26, 2019, (17 classes) from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee:  $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19. Instructor:  Shannon Aures Karcz, Certified Pound Pro

Get ready to channel your inner Rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.  This is an exhilarating (but easily modifiable) full-body workout that combines cardio conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.  Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.  Ripstix will be provided.  Pre-registration required. 

Yoga/Pilates

Thursdays from February 7 – March 28, 2019 (7 classes) from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location to be determined. Registration fee:  $35. Instructor:  Karen Bogosian, Fitness & Aerobics Instructor

A great starting point for beginners, yet highly beneficial to the experienced exerciser.  This gentle exercise will leave you invigorated and relaxed.  Pilates focuses on the strengthening of “core” muscles that help to define and elongate your body.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.                                          

Voices with Glory

Mondays from March 4 – April 8, 2019 (6 classes) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 415 Elem. Chorus room. Registration fee:  $30. Instructor:  Sondra Holland, NY State certified vocal teacher.  

Do you wish to sing with happiness and beauty?  Do you wish to make harmony with your friends and family?  Are you a secret shower singer?   Sondra, a NY state certified vocal teacher, wishes to help develop your unique voice.  Let’s sing the good oldies, songs of peace, love and fun.  Let’s enjoy making music together. 

Yoga meets the Arts

Mondays from March 4 – April 8, 2019, (6 classes) from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 415 Elem. Chorus room. Registration fee:  $30. Instructor:  Sondra Holland.  

Learn how meditation helps you tap into your creativity.  In the Orient, artists, before they conceptualize their visions, perform gentle yoga and meditation.  Sondra Holland learned this art technique when she was a student of TANKA, or Tibetan, artistic ways.  She would enjoy very much sharing this lovely expression with future artists in Silver Creek and the surrounding area. 

Men’s Basketball

Session 1

Mondays & Wednesdays from January 7 – March 13, 2019 (17 classes) from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Elementary gym. Fee:  $20 or $2 per class. 

Session 2

Mondays & Wednesdays from April 8 – June 12 (16 classes) from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Elementary gym. Fee:  $20 or $2 per class. Instructor:  Dwayne Haskins. **Every person on their first visit must sign a waiver** 

For the men.  Are you finding yourself spending too much time sitting around?  Come out one night a week and get some exercise in a fun environment.  Hone your skills.  Enjoy some friendly competition. 

Intro to Excel

One class on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $10. Instructor:  David Nowak.  

This course requires NO computer experience.  It is a one-day introductory course to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.  The basic techniques acquired in this class are applicable in many applications, such as designing a list or other documents or useful schedules and tabulations. 

Students should bring with them to class a new inexpensive Thumb/Flash Drive, or if the student wishes, they can bring their laptops with installed Excel software to class. 

Basic PowerPoint Development 

Basic PowerPoint instruction in developing a Slide Show Presentation that is useful in many suitable applications where Text, WordArt, SmartArt, ClipArt, Pictures, Music, Videos, Transitions, and Animations are applied in relating a story or information.  Minimum computer experience is helpful but not required. Students will be developing their story (presentation) throughout the class with the help of the instructorStudents should bring with them to class a new/space available Thumb/Flash drive (minimum of 8 GB needed to copy numerous instructional files) Also bring personal selected items (if desired) to incorporate into their presentation.  Or use instructor supplied data.  Instead of the flash drive, students can bring their laptops to class with installed PowerPoint 2010 or 2016 software, but please come a bit early to copy the numerous Self-help instructional files.  Basic 1 and/or Basic 2 can be taken out of sequence. 

Basic 1 will cover General and introductory slide material.  Such as setting up the PowerPoint suite for our Activity, Computer skills, Pre & Post planning, Slide construction, adding Text & Text Boxes, Inserting screenshots, screen clippings and snipping items, Inserting Pictures, SmartArt, Clip Art, WordArt, and Default Themes. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on January 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019 (5 classes) OR March 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. Instructor:  David Nowak. 

Basic 2 will cover a quick review of Basic 1 and these additional topics:  Inserting Graphs, Charts, & Spreadsheets; Audio/Video, Automation, Transitions, and Student Presentation Project. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019, (5 classes) OR April 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. Instructor:  David Nowak.  

“WALKING THE HALLS” 

There is no pre-registration for the walking program.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the HS lobby.  Please carry photo ID when walking.  Walking will be Monday – Thursday, 3:30 - 8:00 P.M., starting January 7, 2019.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (please use attached form in document container to register).

Follow these 2 steps to Register:
 

1.  Call 951-8111 and leave a message with your name, number, and the name of your course(s).

You WILL NOT receive a confirmation call.  If the course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be called.

2.  Send in your money promptly, with this registration form and your course fees.  (Include separate checks for each person.) 

NOTE:  You are not permanently registered until we receive your course fee.  Enroll early.  Money must be received before the class begins.  Checks or Money Orders can be made out to:  Silver Creek CS Community Ed. 

*65 yrs. and older 15% discount.
 

·  Classes will not meet when school is not in session or due to inclement weather.  If you have any questions, please contact your instructor regarding cancellations. The local radio/television stations will also provide weather related closings. 

· PLEASE REGISTER WITH THE FORM EVEN IF NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.