Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Jason Chevrier, 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
518-732-4982
(You may leave a message anytime.)

 

Winter 2018 Classes

(Printable schedule available here)

 

Health & Fitness

Maple Hill Milers Youth Running Club
Coordinator: Jillian Austin
Parent Meeting: Tuesday, Apr 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Middle School cafeteria
Club Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at MHHS Track starting Apr. 17

 

The Maple Hill Milers Running Club will run again this year, training boys and girls in grades 4-8 to run a 5-K race. Registration is $35 and includes race registration and a T-shirt. A parent meeting will be held Tuesday, Apr. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. Registration form with more info.

 

Co-Ed Volleyball
Coordinator: Anthony Moak
Class begins: January 7 (Sundays/ongoing)
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.

 

Debi's Aerobic Dance & Energy Activating Class
Instructor: Debi Filkins
Class begins: January 9 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: 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 518-708-9238.

 

Hall Walkers

Begins: January 8 (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 and obtain ID badge
Walk in a safe, warm place - the Maple Hill Middle School! You can walk when you wish and 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: January 10 (Wednesdays for 10 weeks)
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.

 

YMCA Power Bang Workout - NEW
Instructor: Joann Post, YMCA Instructor
Class begins: January 8 (Mondays for 10 weeks)
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Elementary Small Gym
Fee: $75

This workout combines several dance and varied power moves to challenge the whole body. The format is a fusion of hip hop, Latin, aerobics, and boxing. There are three levels of intensity, so whether you're a fitness pro, or have never set foot in a gym, Power Bang promises to meet your workout needs while having lots of fun!

 

Spin Bike RoomYMCA Spin Bike - Monday Nights
Instructor: Kim Doran, certified YMCA instructor
Class begins: January 8 (Mondays for 10 weeks)
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 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: January 10 (Wednesdays for 10 weeks)
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 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!

 

Beginner Yoga
YogaInstructor: Becky Raymond, YMCA Certified Instructor
Class begins: January 9 (Tuesdays for 10 weeks)
Time: 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Elementary Small Gym
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, bring a yoga mat and a medium-weight blanket.

 

Intermediate Classical Yoga with Pilates
Instructor: Patricia McCarthy
Class begins: January 11 (Thursdays for 10 weeks)
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Elementary School Small Gym
Fee: $75

Classical Hatha yoga is ideal for encouraging mind-body connection, range of motion, and strengthening. A portion of class will be dedicated to classical Pilates to enhance balance, core strength, and graceful strength. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

 

Driving Classes

Defensive Driving Course with the Mackay Driving School
Classes: March 19 & 22
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: High School Digital Art 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 4 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. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Five-Hour Pre-Licensing with the Mackay Driving School
Classes: March 5 & 8
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Digital Art Room
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). **Pre-registration is required**

 

Hobbies & Interests

Art: Learn How to Make Handmade Books - NEW
Instructor: Rachael Kerner
Dates: Jan. 22 (Mondays for six weeks)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: High School Art Room
Fee (including supplies): $125

In this introductory class, you will learn several basic book structures, binding tools and techniques. The course will cover best practices for paper types, folding, cutting and several sewing strategies. You will learn how to make a tunnel book, a side bound book, an accordion book with tunnel, and more. All supplies are included in the cost. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Introduction to Snowshoeing
Instructor: Fred McCagg, NYS Licensed Guide, owner of Dynamic Sports Adventures
Dates: February 3 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: High School Digital Art Room
Ages: All are welcome
Fee: $20 without rental/$35 with snowshoe rental

Snowshoeing has become one of the fastest growing winter sports in the country. Simply strap on a pair of snowshoes and go on a winter hike or backpack! Class will start with an indoor clinic and focus on the gear selection and the initial skills needed to get you on the trails. Then we will hit the outdoors for some fun in the snow. Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! On the field outing, you will learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills and winter preparedness. Prior to class we will communicate proper clothing and gear for this great adventure. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Demystify Your DSLR Camera
Instructor: Kim Clune
Dates: January 18, 25 & February 1
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Library
Fee: $70 for three-week course

Have you taken your DSLR camera off automatic yet? No? Now is the time! Get acquainted with manually adjusting your aperture, shutter speed and ISO for the ultimate creative control. You'll discover how depth of field separates your subject from the background for lovely portraits, how to capture crisp, clear landscapes and to maximize your sensor's capability to gather light. You'll improve your images exponentially and learn to play in ways your camera can't compute on its own! **Pre-registration is required**

 

Tech Support: Smartphone Basics - NEW
Instructor: James Farrell
Dates: January 16 & 23
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Library
Fee: $40

This course is intended to help people understand and utilize basic Smartphone features. If you are frustrated or overwhelmed with your Smartphone, this course may be for you. Much of this course will be determined by the needs of the participants. Possible topics might include selecting a Smartphone, "Which type of Smartphone would be right for me?", using the touch screen properly, selecting and installing Apps, setting up your email, using texting / iMessage / Messenger, connecting to wifi vs. using minutes of data, how to update your phone and why, Smartphone security procedures. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Tech Support: Social Media 101 - NEW
Instructor: James Farrell
Dates: February 6 & 13
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Library
Fee: $40

This course is intended to give participants an introduction to using various forms of popular social media. Participants will learn how to create accounts allowing them to follow family, friends and groups of interest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Participants will also learn how to make their own posts with pictures. How to choose and install various Apps and using YouTube will also be covered in this course. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Writer's Workshop: Personal Essay - NEW
Instructors: Jim & Ann Rosee
Dates: January 11 (Thursdays/ongoing)
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Library
Fee: $40

We all have unique stories that we might like to share with family and friends. In the past, this was done through letter writing. However, since the advent of the computer, writing down our thoughts on paper has almost become a lost art. Personal essays are a way to use the computer to set down your thoughts on paper that will not disappear when you turn off the power. You can keep them to yourself or share them with others as you see fit. This class will be concerned with helping one improve his/her art of writing by sharing essays that we write and by receiving feedback from the others in the group. Jim has been writing personal essays for over 17 years and has had many of them published in various newspapers, magazines and radio programs. Ann has been writing personal essays for over 10 years. **Pre-registration is required**

 

Registration

Registration is open to all residents of the Schodack Central School District. Nonresidents may enroll in courses only if space is available.

 

Register By Mail

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

 

Schodack Central School District
Continuing Education Coordinator
1477 South Schodack Road
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

 

Register In Person

  • Bring a completed registration form and check to the District Office at 1477 South Schodack Road weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • For certain exercise classes, registrations will also be accepted in person at the first night, but please call the Continuing Education Coordinator in advance.

Refunds

Registration in a class represents a commitment and instructors are hired based on the number of people registered. Therefore, refunds will only be issued if the class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, if the class is filled to maximum capacity, or injury.

 

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 for students.

 

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 Director of Continuing Education to contact all registered participants. Please be sure to check the district's website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updated information.

 

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
(518) 732-4982 for more information.