Community Education

The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District has announced its Fall 2019 class offerings. (To get to your classroom, please use the Band Room entrance, or the Pool entrance.)

*Special note to our Chautauqua County community:  SCCS Community Education is now partnering with Chautauqua Opportunities to offer information about a variety of family/parenting topics.  If you are interested in receiving notices about other learning activities not listed in this program, check the box and provide your email address on the SCCS Community Education registration form included in this brochure.

Beginning Sewing
Tuesdays, September 17 – November 21, at 7 p.m. (20 classes) in Room 145. Registration:  $40. Instructor:  Jessica Huff

Always wanted to make your child’s Halloween costume but didn’t know where to begin?  Every see a pattern for an outfit or handbag, but couldn’t figure out the pattern instructions?  If you would like assistance completing a patterned sewing project, then this class is for you?

For the first class, bring your pattern and we will determine what supplies you will need to complete the project. Patterns are available at Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore, or Holly Hobby.  Participants need to supply their own consumables.  Sewing equipment will be available through the school.  If you bring your own, please CLEARLY mark it with your name.  Storage for projects will be made available if desired.

At the first class we will determine which two days of the week and time frame best meet the needs of the majority or all the participants.  Classes will not exceed two hours in length. 

Savvy Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers

Tuesday, September 17 or Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. (1 session) in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Wealth Manager, Cetera Investors. 

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, October 10 or Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count).  Instructor:  Brett Komm, Wealth Manager, Cetera Investors 

  • 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 

Savvy Social Security Planning for Women

Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Wealth Manager, Cetera Investors. 

  • 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

Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. (1 session) in the High School Library. Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count). Instructor:  Brett Komm, Wealth Manager, Cetera Investors 

  • 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 into 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? 

Sit & Fit

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 17 – December 12 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (25 classes) in Crowe Commons. Registration fee:  $50. Instructor:  Betty Bates.  

 All ages can benefit from this light and easy class which will include simple chair exercises and stretching to some fun music.  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!!  Bring a mat for meditation time if you prefer to use the floor. 

Sit & Fit

Saturdays, October 5 – December 14 (no class 11/9, 11/30) from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (7 classes) in Crowe Commons. Registration fee:  $20. Instructor:  Betty Bates.  

 All ages can benefit from this light and easy class which will include simple chair exercises and stretching to some fun music.  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!!  Bring a mat for meditation time if you prefer to use the floor.

Empowered Women

Wednesdays, October 2 – Oct 30 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the HS Library. Registration fee:  $25. Instructor:  Betty Bates.  

Self-care, Part 1:  A five-week class to enlighten women on becoming stronger and more confident in controlling one’s life.  Each week will focus on a different theme:  Health, Gratitude, Proficiency, Laughter, and Joy Boomerangs. 

Planning Clinic

October 15 OR November 5 (One 1-hr. class) from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the HS Library. Registration fee:  $10. Instructor:  Linda Morrison, personal/business coach, leadership development.  The Focused Perspective, Leadership Management International Inc. 

Come join us and learn how to get back in the driver’s seat of your life.  You will learn how to plan your day, week and month for OPTIMUM productivity!  Bring a calendar (planner) and a notebook!  No matter what your role is, whether you are in management of a company or a home, planning is essential to save time and reduce stress!  Who likes freebies? At the end of the class, you will walk away with lots of helpful resources.  

“Imagine something new, or you will only go where you have been.” ~ Paul J. Meyer

Goal Mastery

October 17 OR November 7 (One 2-hr. class) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the HS Library. Registration fee:  $25. Instructor:  Linda Morrison, personal/business coach, leadership development.  The Focused Perspective, Leadership Management International Inc. 

What does it take to set clearly defined goals and meet them?

  • Discover the 3 characteristics of highly successful people

  • Implement a plan to guarantee that your goals will be a success

  • 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 

“Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans.  It is the key to all fulfillment and. ~ Paul J. Meyer 

Vision Boarding

October 22 OR November 12 (One 1-hr. class) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the HS Library. Registration fee:  $20. Instructor:  Linda Morrison, personal/business coach, leadership development.  The Focused Perspective, Leadership Management International Inc. 

Achieve your goals faster by visualizing your future.  It will boost your motivation and increase your productivity. Vision boards use the Law of Attraction to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.  What do you envision?  Building a dream house?  Losing weight?  Vacationing in Mexico?  Being debt free?  Learn about the importance of affirmations in your daily life.  We will create vision boards in 2 different ways:  using a laptop/iPad or bring your own poster board, ,pre-cut pictures pertaining to your goal/vision, glue stick and sharpie. 

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

Communication 101

October 29 OR November 14 (One 2-hr. class) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the HS Library. Registration fee:  $20. Instructor:  Linda Morrison, personal/business coach, leadership development.  The Focused Perspective, Leadership Management International Inc. 

No matter what season of life you are in (leader, CEO, husband, wife, teacher, etc.), you need to know how to effectively communicate with others.  Communication either adds to a relationship or breaks it down.  In this course you will learn:

  • The five types of communication

  • The difference in communication between generations

  • How to communicate effectively

  • Using the enneagram, disc profile or Myers/Briggs to help you determine “who’s who in the zoo” when communicating in a group

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” ~Paul J. Meyer 

Pound Fitness

Session 1: Monday & Wednesday from Sept. 9 – Oct. 30 (No class 10/14). 15 classes from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee: $5/single class or 6 Class Pass for $25.  

Session 2: Monday & Wednesday from Nov. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class 11/11)                  12 classes from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee: $5/single class or 6 Class Pass for $25. 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.  Our POUND class is welcoming, encouraging, and inclusive.  Beginners are always welcome.

 

Yoga/Pilates

Wednesdays from October 2 – November 20 (8 classes) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 415 Elem. Chorus Room. Registration fee:  $40. 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. 

Kettlebell AMPD

Wednesdays from October 2 – December 18 (11 classes) from 7 – 8 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee:  Week 1 & 2 free, then $5/class. Instructor:  Stacie Peters-Bauer.  

Kettlebell AMPD is a group fitness format that takes heart-pumping music with kettlebell moves and combines them into 60 minutes of calorie-torching fun!   This program uses lightweight kettlebells, in both traditional and non-traditional ways, to create a fun, effective full-body workout.  Using the benefits of strength training, functional movements and cardiovascular exercise, this program is a safe and effective workout for all ages and fitness levels. 

Men’s Basketball

Mondays & Wednesdays from September 9 – December 18 (27 classes) from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the elementary gym. Registration fee:  $20 or $2 per night. 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. 

Aquacize

Tuesdays & Thursdays from September 10 – December 19 (29 classes) from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in the pool. Registration fee:  $60. Instructor:  Jean Mahaney.  

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 but can be modified to fit all participants.

*NOTE:  The water temperature will NOT be colder than normal this year. 

Wee Folk Yoga & the Arts

Tuesdays from September 17 – October 22 (6 classes) from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 415 Elem. Chorus room. Registration fee:  $30. Instructor:  Sondra Holland, NY State certified vocal teacher.  

All children 2 months – 12 years of age are welcome to participate in Wee Folk Yoga & the Arts.  Children of all abilities, including special needs, are welcome and need to be accompanied by an adult, 18 years or older.

Music, creative movement, story- telling, and drama will be partnered with Eastern yoga techniques.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. 

Voices with Glory

Tuesdays from September 17 – October 22 (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?   Dance out of your lonely shower solos.  Join our voices.  Sondra, a NY state certified vocal teacher, wishes to help develop your very own unique voice.  Let’s sing good oldies, songs of peace, love and fun.  Let’s relax and enjoy, celebrating music together. 

Yoga meets the Arts

Tuesdays from September 17 – October 22 (6 classes) from 7:00 – 8:00 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. 

Basics of Oil Painting

Tuesdays from September 17 – November 5 (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. Maximum enrollment 20. Must call to register. 

Rubber Stamp Card Making

Tuesdays on Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 (4 separate classes) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 154 HS. Registration fee:  $20. 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 four different cards.  Each class will be different. 

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class

Saturday, October 12 from  8:00 am – 1:00 p.m. (1 session – 5 hr.) 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)

 Intro to Computers

The following are introduction classes to Microsoft Computer Modules (no experience is necessary).  Two-hour class each. Instructor:  David Nowak. Room 193

All classes 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Word Module:

  Opening the program and a file, Setting up your page using the Ribbon of Commands, and doing marvelous things with your letters.

Monday, September 16. One class. Registration:  $5 

Excel Module:  (Spreadsheet)  How to develop your spreadsheet; What to include; How to control the columns and rows; How to total and use different formulas.  Bring your addresses to enter.

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17 & 18 (2 classes) Registration:  $10. 

Mail Merge:  Printing a list of Address labels, Names, Commodity Labels, and other types of Labels.

Thursday, Sept. 19. One class. Registration $5. 

PowerPoint:  A brief class covering the basics of developing a video presentation on your favorite subject(s).

Friday, Sept. 20. One class. Registration $5. 

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Excel Spreadsheet

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday on Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. Instructor:  David Nowak.  

Basic Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet instruction in developing a home inventory or a worksheet.  No computer experience necessary.  The instructor leads and works directly with the class systematically as they develop and build their document.  The basic techniques learned in this class are applicable in other suitable applications such as designing a list, an Address Book, or other useful schedules.  During the last class, the student will utilize the techniques to develop a project of the student’s choice, with help from the instructor.

Students should bring with them to class a new inexpensive Thumb/Flash Drive.  OR, bring your laptops with installed Excel software to class. 

Basic Mail Merge Application

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday on October 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. Instructor:  David Nowak 

Learn how to mail merge Labels, Envelops, and Letters using the three procedures in the Mail Merge application with the Microsoft Suite.  Minimum computer experience necessary.  The class will be using the Word (Mail Merge) and the Excel (Spreadsheet) functions to perform the Mail Merge activity.  Take home instructional documents will be copied onto the student’s Flash Drive.  However, the instructor will lead the students through the Eight Step Process to generate their Mail Merge document.  Students should bring with them to class a new inexpensive Flash Drive (8GB) or extra room (3GB) on a used one.  OR bring their laptops to class with Microsoft Suite installed.  If you choose to bring your Laptops, please come early to copy files. 

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. Instructor:  David Nowak 

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 November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. 

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 November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25.  

Intermediate 1.  Quick Review of Basic 1 & 2.  New topics will cover Hyperlinks, Themes, Watermarks & Transparency, Slide Master Development, Templates, Create and Print note pages, Print Slides or handouts, Use of Various Views, Delivery and distribution of the presentation in Multi Medias, and Student Help with their projects. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (5 classes) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 193. Registration:  $25. 

 “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 September 9, 2019.