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.)

 

Fall 2017 Classes

(Printable schedule available here)

 

Driving Classes

Defensive Driving Course with the Mackay Driving School
Classes: Nov. 13 & 16
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: Oct. 12 & 19
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill High School Distance Learning 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).

 

Health & Fitness

Co-Ed Volleyball
Coordinator: Anthony Moak
Class begins: Sept. 24 and runs continuously on Sundays
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.

 

Debiís Aerobic Dance & Energy Activating Class
Instructor: Debi Filkins
Class begins: Sept. 26 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 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 (518) 708-9238.

 

Hall Walkers

Begins: Sept. 25 (Ongoing, every school night through the school year)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Hallways
Fee: Free, must pre register
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: Sept. 27, 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: Sept. 18 (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: call for amount
Registration form available here

Enjoy a full-court basketball league for fun and exercise. Enrollment is limited for this group and early registration is encouraged.

 

Spin Bike RoomYMCA Spin Bike - Monday Nights
Instructor: Kim Doran, certified YMCA instructor
Class begins: Sept. 25, 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: Sept. 27, 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!

 

Beginner Yoga
YogaInstructor: Becky Raymond, YMCA Certified Instructor
Class begins: Sept. 26, 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, bring a yoga mat and a medium-weight blanket.

 

Intermediate Classical Yoga with Pilates
Instructor: Patricia McCarthy
Class begins: Sept. 28, runs for 10 Thursdays
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Castleton Elementary School Auditorium
Fee: $75

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

 

Hobbies & Interests

Introduction to Hiking, Map & Compass
Instructor: Fred McCagg, NYS Licensed Guide
Dates: Oct. 4 & 11
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill High School Library
Ages: All are welcome
Fee: $30

Hiking is a wonderful hobby and great exercise as well as a great way to get in touch with nature!! Let us teach you how to do it right! The art of "staying found" requires little more than a good map and compass, and the know how to use them properly. Today's topographic maps are the best available and magnetic compass models are well designed for the modern navigator. Learning to use a compass and map together are fundamental skills each outdoorsman and woman should have. This contributes to your safety afield, and also your success. This class offers an introduction to learning these skills, with classroom and in the filed hands on learning. All classroom materials are provided.

 

Demystify Your DSLR Camera
Instructor: Kim Clune
Dates: Oct. 16, 23 & 30
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!

 

Travel Photography
Instructor: Kim Clune
Dates: Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Library
Fee: $95 for four-week course

Travel photography is a terrific introduction to capturing people, cultural events, food, architecture, land and/or cityscapes. In this class you'll learn how to plan locations ahead of time, to pack the proper gear, and you'll learn the skills, tips and tricks used to create iconic imagery. Quickly move beyond the act of taking snapshots and begin the conscious act of making art!

 

For Kids

Child & Babysitting Safety Training
Instructor: Jennifer Speenburgh
Dates: Nov. 3
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Library
Fee: $35

Babysitting is not just "watching" the children, but it is being responsible for their safety and well-being. The American Safety & Health Institute "Child and Babysitting Safety" course is geared to provide 11-15 year olds with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective babysitters. Topics covered include: decision-making and leadership principles, basic care techniques, discipline, safety and safe play. Participants will learn and practice basic first aid skills including how to respond when someone is choking, how to perform CPR and how to help someone with a sudden illness or injury. Please bring a lunch with beverage.

 

Wilderness Ways for Kids
Instructor: Fred McCagg, NYS Licensed Guide
Dates: Nov. 3
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Maple Hill Middle School Home Ec Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Fee: $30

This is a three hour class that will introduce students to finding adventure in the woods of Northeastern America. Discussion will focus on local animals and their tracks, an introduction to basic map and compass skills, and the basic principles of Leave No Trace. This course is specifically geared towards Grades 3, 4 & 5 students. Please bring a lunch with beverage.

 

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:

 

Schodack Central School District
Continuing Education Coordinator
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
(518) 732-4982 for more information.