Community Education

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

NEW LISTING! Stretch & Tone

Thursdays from April 4 – May 16 (no class 4/25) for 6 classes total from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library. Registration fee:  $30. Walk-ins welcome at $5 per class. Instructor:  Karen Bogosian, Fitness & Aerobics Instructor 

Stretch & Tone is a full body, low impact workout that strengthens and lengthens the muscles.  Using Dyna Bands and our own body’s resistance we will work to tone your body and improve flexibility while giving you a more powerful core.  This class can be modified for a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.
To get to your classroom, please use the Band Room entrance, the Pool entrance, or the main HS lobby entrance.

Empowered Women


May 13, 20, June 3, 10                                       4 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

HS Library

Registration fee:  $20 

Instructor:  Betty Bates 

A four-week class to enlighten women on becoming stronger and more confident in controlling one’s life.  Each week will focus on a different theme:  Motivation, Attitude, Balance, and Building Self Image. 

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class


May 18

8:00 am – 1:00 pm                                              1 session – 5 hr.

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) 

Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim


May 1 – June 5                                                    6 classes

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Registration fee:  $25.00/ 2 children for $40 

Instructor:  Jean Mahaney, Certified Swim Instructor 

Looking to get your child ready for the water this summer?  This course, geared toward parents with children ages birth through and including preschool, will help you do that!  You will be shown how to:

  • Make your child feel comfortable in the water
  • Properly supervise children and maintain safe behavior in and around the water
  • Enter and exit the water with a child
  • Establish – and strictly enforce -  a rule that a child must get adult permission before entering the water
  • Use holding and supporting techniques and when to use them
  • Demonstrate your child’s readiness to try basic skills
  • Proper submersion techniques
  • Help children learn and practice skills appropriate for their age, level and ability
  • Play and the importance of play as a way to learn

Parent will be working with instructors and may choose to participate or not participate in any of the activities they and their child are comfortable with and ready to try.  More than one parent may accompany child.  Older siblings are welcome to come as helpers for no extra charge.  Swim pants must be worn for infants and toddlers not yet potty trained.

Savvy Social Security Planning for Women


May 7                                                                    1 session

5:30 p.m.

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • 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 for Baby Boomers


May 30

5:30 p.m.                                                               1 session

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • 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 in to 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? 

Rubber Stamp Card Making


 May 7, June 4                                      2 separate classes

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Room 154 HS

Registration fee:  $10/$5 per class

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 five different cards.  Each class will be different. 

Sit & Fit

Tuesdays & Thursdays

April 2 – June 13                                                 20 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Room 145

Registration fee:  $40

Late comers are welcome at a pro-rated fee. 

Instructor:  Betty Bates 

All ages can benefit from this light and easy class which will include simple chair exercises and stretching.  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! 

Pound Fitness

Option 1


May 14 – June 11                        5 classes

6:00 – 6:45 a.m.

HS Gym

Registration fee:   $5/single class or $20/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19 

Option 2

May 2 – June 27                          9 classes

6:00 – 6:45 a.m.

HS Gym

Registration fee:   $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19 

Option 3

Monday & Wednesday        

April 29 – June 26                        17 classes

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS which expires 6/27/19

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.  Pre-registration required.                                         

Voices with Glory


May 7 – June 11                                                  6 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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?   Sondra, a NY state certified vocal teacher, wishes to help develop your unique voice.  Let’s sing the good oldies, songs of peace, love and fun.  Let’s enjoy making music together. 

Yoga meets the Arts


May 7 – June 11                                  6 classes

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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. 

Wee Folk Yoga & the Arts


May 7 – June 11                                                  6 classes

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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. 

Men’s Basketball

Mondays & Wednesdays

April 8 – June 12                                                 16 classes

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Elementary gym  

Fee:  $20 or $2 per class

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. 


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.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (please use form in document container to register).

Follow these 2 steps to Register: 

1.  Call 951-8111 and leave a message with your name, number, and the name of your course(s).

You WILL NOT receive a confirmation call.  If the course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be called.

2.  Send in your money promptly, with this registration form and your course fees.  (Include separate checks for each person.) 

NOTE:  You are not permanently registered until we receive your course fee.  Enroll early.  Money must be received before the class begins.  Checks or Money Orders can be made out to:  Silver Creek CS Community Ed. 

*65 yrs. and older 15% discount.

·  Classes will not meet when school is not in session or due to inclement weather.  If you have any questions, please contact your instructor regarding cancellations. The local radio/television stations will also provide weather related closings. 

*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.