Schodack Central School District

1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Robert Horan, Superintendent

Registration FormContinuing Education Program

The Continuing Education program offers a variety of life-long learning opportunities for Schodack residents. Continuing Education is self-supporting, with no bearing on the district's tax rate.

 

For questions, please contact:
Lisa Smith-Auer, Continuing Education Coordinator
732-2124 ext. 1318
(You may leave a message anytime.)

 

Spring/Summer 2015 Classes

 

Health & Fitness

Aerobic Mind, Body & Soul Dance Workout
Instructor: Debi Filkins
Class begins: March 24 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Middle School Gym
Fee: $75

Join us in our aerobic energizing class using dance, core strengthening moves and easy energy activators to enhance your life. Register directly with instructor Debi Filkins at 708-9238.

 

Co-Ed Volleyball
Coordinator: Sue Brewer
Dates: April 12 and runs for 10 Sundays
Time: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: High School Gym
Fee: Walk In $5

Join other intermediate players for an evening of fun and competitive volleyball play. This 10-week program offers no instruction, coaching or officiating - warm-ups and games will be self-monitored. Players should play at an intermediate to advanced-intermediate level to participate and must wear kneepads. Class size for this group is extremely limited and early registration is required.

 

Hall Walkers
Dates: Ongoing, every school night through the school year
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Middle School Hallways
Fee: Free, must pre register
Walk in a safe, warm place - Maple Hill Middle School! You can walk when you wish, at a pace that is comfortable for you. Walkers will be issued a special visitor’s badge to wear while in the building.

 

Insanity® Workout
Coordinator: Kathleen Johnson
Class begins: April 15 and runs for six Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $45; High School and College Students: $30; Walk-In: $10

INSANITY® is a cardio class, based on high intensity interval training. This class will make the most of your time with athletic/plyometric drills, mixed with intervals of strength, power and resistance and core training. All levels welcome. Modifications will be provided, including low impact versions. Kathleen Johnson is a district resident and mother of two boys. As a Beachbody coach and her love of fitness, she provides motivation to people looking to achieve their fitness goals. A yoga mat is recommended for exercises done on the floor.

 

Maple Hill Milers Youth Running Club
Coordinator: Jillian Austin
Parent Meeting: Tuesday, Apr 14 at 6 p.m. in HS library
Club Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at MHHS Track starting Apr. 21

 

The Maple Hill Milers Youth Running Club is designed to train girls and boys in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 to successfully complete a 5-k road race. The Kinderhook OK-5k Road Race takes place on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Last year, the Maple Hill Milers successfully trained more than 40 young runners for this race.

 

Running provides young athletes with many benefits that they can carry with them throughout life. This program will coach first time and beginning runners in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere while focusing on building self-esteem, setting realistic goals and learning strategies to achieve those goals. Coach Jillian Austin along with other volunteer\ coaches will help runners learn skill development, stretching, pacing, basic nutrition and team-building all while focusing on having fun.

 

The Maple Hill Milers Youth Running Club will meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at the Maple Hill High School track from Tuesday, April 21st. There will be a parent meeting and registration on Tuesday, April 14 in the High School library from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee of $30 includes race registration and T-Shirt; please do not hesitate to contact me if this cost presents a hardship. Attendance at the parents’ meeting is not mandatory but it is encouraged. Interested students can pick up a form from Mrs. Austin at the high school or click here... Forms and tuition (checks made payable to Schodack Central Schools) must be returned to Mrs. Austin before the first practice on Tuesday, April 21.

 

Parent Volunteers are encouraged to attend Club trainings on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. With the help of parents, Maple Hill Milers have had 10 tremendously successful seasons. For more information or to volunteer, please email Jillian Austin or call her at (607) 316-2700. I am looking forward to my first season and a great season with the Milers and can’t wait to get started!

 

Over 30 Basketball
Coordinator: Scott Stockman
Dates: Ongoing, runs every Monday and Wednesday that the district is open
Time: 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Middle School Gym
Fee: call for amount

Enjoy full court basketball league for fun and exercise. Class size for this group is extremely limited and early registration is encouraged.

 

Pilates
Pilates classInstructor: Patricia McCarthy
Dates: April 14 and runs for eight Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Middle School Library
Fee: $60

Pilates is a system of abdominal core strengthening. Pilates has both a yoga aspect and core conditioning to target your fitness experience as well as shape and tone. The instructor, Patricia McCarthy, is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has taught yoga, Pilates and other active adult fitness movement courses.

 

Spin Bike RoomYMCA Spin Bike - Monday Nights
Instructor: Sondra Tucker, certified YMCA instructor
Dates: April 13 and runs for eight Mondays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Spin Bike Room
Fee: $60

Spinning is an indoor group exercise cycling class. You will Spin to motivating music as the instructor takes you on the ride of your life. It will challenge and strengthen your cardiovascular system to the fullest extent. Be prepared to work up a sweat in this class!

 

YMCA Spin Bike - Wednesday Nights
Instructor: Sondra Tucker, certified YMCA instructor
Dates: April 15 and runs for eight Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Spin Bike Room
Fee: $60

Spinning is an indoor group exercise cycling class. You will Spin to motivating music as the instructor takes you on the ride of your life. It will challenge and strengthen your cardiovascular system to the fullest extent. Be prepared to work up a sweat in this class!

 

Yoga I
YogaInstructor: Ellen Sadowski
Dates: April 14 and runs for eight Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $60

Yoga I is for beginners who are looking for an introduction to yoga or people with experience who prefer a slower, gentler class. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Ellen Sadowski is a White Lotus-certified Hatha yoga teacher.

 

Yoga II
Instructor: Ellen Sadowski
Dates: April 16 and runs for eight Thursdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $60

Yoga II combines a range of postures from gentle to challenging. This class is designed to help you create a practice of stretches that strengthen the body and calm the mind. Students who want to further develop the style and pace that Ellen uses in her yoga classes should sign up for this class. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Ellen Sadowski is a White Lotus-certified Hatha yoga teacher.

 

Maple Hill Sports Academy

This summer, Schodack CSD will again offer its popular Maple Hill Sports Academy camps. The goal of the camps is to teach fundamental skills in baseball, basketball, running, soccer, tennis and wrestling in an atmosphere that is fun and safe. Click here for a brochure with more information...

 

Hoops at the HillHoops at the Hill
Dates: June 29 - July 3
Grades 3-9
Cost: $150

Instruction will be led by Coach Scott Hanrahan and Coach Kolby Flach. Between the two of them, they have over 30 years of experience in running and working at basketball camps. They will be joined by other area coaches and players. We are confident that your experience will be both fun and rewarding.

 

Camp CanonicaCamp Canonica
Dates: July 6 - 10

Grades 3-9
Cost: $150

Camp Canonica will be under the direction of current Varsity Coach Rico Frese, the Maple Hill Baseball staff as well as current and former Maple Hill players. Coach Frese has worked various sports camps for close to 30 years. It is our goal that each camper is a better baseball player by the end of the week.

 

Raising a Racquet Tennis Camp
Tennis campDates: July 13 - 17 (half-day camp)
Grades 3-9
Cost: $75

Raising a Racquet tennis camp will provide all participants with a foundation of tennis knowledge and skills to promote a lifelong enthusiasm for the game. Campers will have the opportunity to acquire, develop and enhance their skills through age appropriate activities taught by Maple Hill tennis coaches as well as current and former players. Tennis camp will allow players of all skill levels to have fun, gain confidence and enjoy the game of tennis. Some equipment will be available for our newest learners to use.

 

King of the Hill Wrestling Camp
Dates: July 14 - 17 (half-day camp)
Grades 3-12
Cost: $75

Wrestling camp will be led by Maple Hill Varsity wrestling coach, Mr. Tom Gibbons. Coach Gibbons has been coaching wrestling for 15 years and will be accompanied by former wrestlers as well other guest coaches. This camp is designed to promote a positive atmosphere that will expose athletes of every level to wrestling techniques, conditioning methods, and proper diet and nutrition that have proven successful for beginner to advanced wrestlers.

 

Wildcats Running Camp
Week 1: July 13-17 (half-day camp)
Week 2: Aug. 3-7 (half-day camp)
Grades 7-12
Cost: $75 (for each week)

This camp will help participants develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Athletes will learn and practice how to improve their running technique and condition their body and mind. Participants will work on long distance and speed running, stretching technique (including yoga), strength training and proper nutrition. This camp is designed for runners of every level as well as athletes participating in other sporting events.

 

Over the Hill SoccerOver the Hill Soccer Camp
Dates: August 10 - 14
Grades 3-9
Cost: $150

Under the guidance and leadership of Coach Dan Gillespie and Coach Kolby Flach, Over The Hill Youth Soccer Camp will emphasize enjoyment of the game of soccer through skill acquisition, strategic awareness and team play.

 

 

Registration

Registration must be made in advance for all courses, even those that are free. Registrations will only be accepted with full payment of all course fees. Registration is open to all residents of the Schodack Central School District. Nonresidents may enroll in courses only if space is available. All materials fees are the responsibility of the participant.

 

Register By Mail

Complete the registration form and a check made out to Schodack Central School District and mail both to:

 

Continuing Education Coordinator
Schodack Central School District
1216 Maple Hill Road
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

 

Register In Person

Complete the registration form and bring it to the District Office (on the right side of the High School) weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Registrations will also be accepted in person at the first class of each course. In person payments maybe either be in check or exact-amount cash.

 

Refunds

Registration in a class represents a commitment and instructors are hired on the basis of the number of people registered, therefore, we are sorry, but no refunds will be made unless the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or the class is filled to maximum capacity.

 

Each class must meet a minimum enrollment. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, or over-enrolled, you will be notified by phone and/or mail and receive a full refund. The refund will be mailed to you in check form and may take several weeks to process.

 

School Closings

Continuing Education classes do not meet when school is closed.

 

Weather/Emergencies

Classes may be canceled due to weather or other emergencies. If the district closes the school, Continuing Education classes are also canceled. Every effort will be made by the class instructors and the Continuing Education Coordinator to contact all registered participants.

 

Suggest a Continuing Education Course or Become a Continuing Education Instructor

Do you have a talent, interest or skill that you could share with the community? We are always looking for new course ideas and instructors! If you are interested, please contact Lisa Smith-Auer, Continuing Education Coordinator, at
732-2124 ext. 1318 for more information.