Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Lee Bordick, Interim Superintendent

Registration FormContinuing Education

Schodack CSD's Continuing Education programs encourage lifelong active, reflective, and creative learners in our community. The program is self-supporting with no impact on district taxes.

 

For questions, please contact:
Lisa Smith-Auer, Continuing Education Coordinator
732-4982
(You may leave a message anytime.)

 

Winter 2017 Classes

(Printable schedule available here)

 

Driving Classes

Defensive Driving Course with the Mackay Driving School
Classes: Mar. 16 & 23
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill High School Distance Learning Room
Fee: $50

This six-hour/ two-night course is a comprehensive driver safety course which provides knowledge and techniques for safe and lawful driving. When you complete this course, your driving knowledge will be refreshed and you will receive a 10% reduction of the base rate of your auto and motorcycle insurance premiums each year for three years. Additionally, you can reduce up to four points from your NYS DMV driving record. This course is certified with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Driver Training Associates, Inc. By law, individuals must arrive promptly and attend both nights to receive the certificate.

 

Five-Hour Pre-Licensing with the Mackay Driving School
Classes: Mar. 2 & 9
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill High School Room 257
Fee: $50
Registration form available here

This course is required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for any individual seeking to take a New York State Road Test.  The course covers the state required curriculum.  Students must possess a NYS Learner’s Permit in order to take this course. Registered individuals will receive a MV-278 certificate at the end to sign up for your road test (valid for one year).

 

Health & Fitness

Debiís Aerobic Dance & Energy Activating Class
Instructor: Debi Filkins
Class begins: Jan. 10 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Gym
Fee: $75

Enjoy dance and energy activating techniques for your heart, health and happiness. On Tuesdays, this class overlaps with Debi’s Stretch class. Register directly with instructor Debi Filkins at 708-9238.

 

Debiís Stretch Class for All Ages
Instructor: Debi Filkins
Class begins: Jan. 10 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Gym
Fee: $40

Stretch and tone muscles with ease.   Learn daily energy activating techniques. Integration of energy medicine with muscle movement to strengthen your back, shoulders, wrist and more. This class will overlap with the Aerobic Dance class. Register directly with instructor Debi Filkins at 708-9238.

 

Co-Ed Volleyball
Coordinator: Anthony Moak
Class begins: Jan. 8
Time: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill 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 9:00 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill 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
Instructor: Kathleen Johnson
Class begins: Jan. 11, runs for 10 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $75; High School and College Students: $50; 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.

 

Over 30 Basketball
Coordinator: Scott Stockman
Class begins: Ongoing ( runs every Monday and Wednesday that the district is open)
Time: 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Gym
Fee: $50 for half year

Enjoy a full-court basketball league for fun and exercise. Enrollment is limited for this group and early registration is encouraged. Please call the Continuing Education Coordinator for details.

 

Pilates
Pilates classInstructor: Patricia McCarthy
Class begins: Jan. 10, runs for 10 Tuesdays
Time: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Library
Fee: $75

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. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat to class.

 

Spin Bike RoomYMCA Spin Bike - Monday Nights
Instructor: Kim Doran, certified YMCA instructor
Class begins: Jan. 10, runs for 10 Mondays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Spin Bike Room
Fee: $75

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: Kim Doran, certified YMCA instructor
Class begins: Jan. 11, runs for 10 Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Spin Bike Room
Fee: $75

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 for Beginner
YogaInstructor: Becky Raymond, YMCA Certified Instructor
Class begins: Jan. 10, runs for 10 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $75

Yoga for Beginner Level is for individuals 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.

 

Yoga for Intermediate
Instructor: Michele Baynes, YMCA Certified Instructor
Class begins: Jan. 10, runs for 10 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $75

Yoga for Intermediate Level 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 rejuvenate the soul. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

 

Hobbies & Interests

Photography Mini Courses - NEW for Adults and High School students!
Instructor: Kim Clune
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Library
Fee: $90 per course

 

Course #1: Night Photography
Dates: Jan. 11, 18, & 25
Even the night is filled with light. Learn to shoot the moon and stars, capture city lights, and take gorgeous architectural images of nightscapes in the Capital Region and beyond.

 

Course #2: Landscape/Wildlife Photography
Dates: Feb. 1, 8, & 15
Discover what it takes to capture the world around you in the most beautiful way possible, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful details. Learn which gear best helps you to achieve your goals and how to set up and frame your subject in the field.

 

Course #3: Travel Photography
Dates: Mar. 1, 8, & 15
Learn to make the most of your travel adventure BEFORE you depart. You'll quickly move beyond the act of taking snapshots and begin the conscious act of making art. Plan locations, pack proper gear, and discover the skills used to create iconic and creative imagery.

 

YMCA Junior Chefs - NEW!
Instructor: YMCA Certified Instructor
Classes: Jan. 11, runs for five Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Home Ec Room
Fee: $50
Ages: 7-11
In a world filled with vending machines and drive-thrus, it's never too early to learn to cook. In this program, your children s will learn about how to make healthy food choices, kitchen safety, and following directions all while preparing simple, healthy snacks to enjoy. Class size is limited.

 

YMCA Healthy Family Cooking - NEW!
Instructor: YMCA Certified Instructor
Classes: Mar. 1, runs for five Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Home Ec Room
Fee: $50
Course is open to any family grouping. Class size is limited. Get the whole family in the kitchen to learn how to prepare simple, healthy meals using fresh produce in this hands-on cooking class. Sample the prepared dishes and leave with many new healthy recipes that are easy to make.

 

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
1477 South Schodack Road
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

 

Register In Person

Complete the registration form and bring it to the District Office at 1477 South Schodack Road 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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment or the class is filled to maximum capacity.

 

Each class must meet a minimum enrollment. If a course is canceled 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
732-4982 for more information.