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Welcome to online registration for the Wappingers Central School District Continuing Education program for Winter/Spring 2020.  Please find class descriptions in this section. After reviewing the class choices, please scroll down to the next section and select the activities that interest you and provide the participant information in the fields below. You may choose to pay online with credit card or mail a check or money order to the Continuing Education office. 

Games & Fitness @ Fishkill Plains ES
Brad Bengel
For students in grades 1-2 & 3-4, this program focuses on games, health and fitness. Students will participate in some of the more interesting and popular games and activities currently used in Physical Education programs today.  These games & activities include: Ga Ga Ball, Battleship, Cracker Barrel, Speed Stacking Cups, Capture the Flag, and more! No class 4/6, 4/8 & 4/13.
Grades 1-2 • Mondays • 3/2-5/4 • 3:25-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $120 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Grades 3-4 • Wednesdays • 3/4-4/29 • 3:25-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $120 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym

Games & Fitness @ Myers Corners ES
Jon Wurster & CJ Knight
A new and exciting program for all 2nd and 3rd grade students is coming to Myers Corners Elementary School. This program will focus on games, health & fitness. Students will participate in some of the games used on a daily basis in physical education programs today, including Fitness Fun Friday, Wall-to-Wall Football, Minute-to-Win it Sports, Ga-Ga Ball, Battleship, Cracker Barrel, Speed-Stacking Cups, Capture the Flag, and more! All of these games are designed to be fun, but will also incorporate skill development and improve each student's level of health and fitness. No class 3/19.
Thursdays • 1/30-3/26 • 3:25-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $90 • Myers Corners ES Gym

Amanda Spinella & Kerry Gibbons
For students in grades 5 & 6, DramaWorx is an after-school theater program designed to get your child thinking like an artist. Over the course of 10 sessions, your student will collaborate with their peers, design a performance based on their interests, rehearse, and finally, perform for their friends and family. Students will work to develop confidence, creativity, and teamwork, along with other important life skills, through theater games and exercises. No class 4/7.
Tuesdays • 2/4-4/16 • 3:30-5:30 pm • 10 sessions • $250 • Brinckerhoff ES Rm 16

Mad Science - Adventures in Science
Mad Science of the Hudson Valley
This popular after-school, enrichment program will be offered at Myers Corners Elementary, Gayhead Elementary, and Brinckerhoff Elementary. Students will explore the world of science with a different fun science topic each week. During this science sampler, students will uncover the vital role that science plays in detective work, examine the physics behind popular toys, and get a buzz out of the amazing world of insects. They will explore earth science, weather phenomena, and experiment with kitchen chemistry. Your Mad Scientist will build their very own Mad Science machine as well as create a short animated cartoon.
Brinckerhoff ES • Tuesdays • 4/28-5/26 • 3:15-4:15 pm • 6 sessions • $115
Myers Corners ES • Wednesdays • 4/22-5/27 • 3:15-4:15 pm • 6 sessions • $115
Gayhead ES • Thursdays • 4/23-5/28 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 6 sessions • $115

Snapology of the Mid-Hudson Valley 
This after-school program will engage students in various themed activities designed to promote independent & imaginative building with LEGO. The program will be offered at Gayhead Elementary, Brinckerhoff Elementary, Fishkill Plains Elementary & Myers Corners Elementary. For grades K-4. No classes April 6-13.
Fishkill Plains ES • Mondays • 3/9-4/27 • 3:15-4:15 pm • 6 sessions • $95
Myers Corners ES • Tuesdays • 3/17-4/28 • 3:15-4:15 pm • 6 sessions • $95
Gayhead ES • Wednesdays • 3/11-4/22 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 6 sessions • $95
Brinckerhoff ES • Thursdays • 4/2-5/14 • 3:15-4:15 pm • 6 sessions • $95

These classes are for review purposes only. They are not intensive SAT preparation classes. There will be a total of 6 math review classes & 6 reading review classes (12 classes total) for each session. Cost is $95 for the 6 weeks (12 meetings) and includes a copy of The Official SAT Study Guide. At John Jay, Monday is the math review and Thursday is the reading review. At Ketcham, Tuesday is the math review and Wednesday is the reading review.

Classes begin the week of March 9th and run for 6 weeks. They are designed to be completed in time to take the May 2nd SAT. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, March 4th. First come, first served. There is a minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollment. If the minimum is not met, class will be canceled. Register early to avoid class cancellations.

John Jay High School Classes
Mondays & Thursdays 2:45-4:45 pm, room 222 $95

Roy C. Ketcham High School Classes
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:45-4:45, pm, room 104 $95


Admissions & Financial Aid: What it Takes to Get into College Today
Stephanie Mauro, CCPS
In this seminar, you will learn what it takes to get into college today including the financial aid system and how it works; how to maximize a student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, & forms of merit-aid; the importance of the SAT & ACT tests and how colleges value them; and what the more selective colleges really want to see on a student’s application. You’ll be shown a time-line for success for where you should start in the college planning process and how it’s possible to attend a private college for a public college price. Don’t miss this informative seminar. Two dates to choose from!
Thursday • 2/13 • 6:30-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • John Jay HS Room 128
Tuesday • 3/10 • 6:30-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • John Jay HS Room 128

Creating Your Path to College

Stephanie Mauro, CCPS
This class was created to help college-bound students in the college planning process. There are so many items that need to be done and dates that students need to be aware of. This class will give students the timeline for high school years that will get them ready to apply for colleges. Students will also learn how to keep track of important events and successes in high school and create a resume they can continue to work with as they progress through school. In addition, they will learn the about the differences in the ACT & SAT tests and gain an understanding as to which test would best suit them.
Thursday • 3/26 • 2:25-3:30 pm • 1 session • FREE • John Jay HS Room 101 
Wednesday • 4/22 • 2:25-3:30 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107

Beginning Spanish
Maria McCree-Arellano
Learn how to speak, listen, read and write in Spanish using basic vocabulary within the context of everyday situations, and get an introduction to Spanish culture. Students will be required to purchase a textbook. Details will be given at the first class.
Thursdays • 1/16-3/19 • 5-6 pm • 10 sessions • $130 • Ketcham HS Room 111

Intermediate Spanish
Maria McCree-Arellano
Continuation of Beginning Spanish.
Thursdays • 1/23-3/26 • 6-7:15 pm • 10 sessions • $130 • Ketcham HS Room 111

Square Dancing
Ron McMurdy, Boots n’ Bows Square Dance Club
This class is for singles, couples & families. No experience is necessary. Come & learn more about this traditional American dance! Cost is $72 per person. 10% discount available for seniors & families. Free fun night January 9th! Come see what square dancing is all about. No class 3/19 & 4/9.
Thursdays • 1/16-4/30 • 7:30-9 pm • 12 sessions • $72 • Myers Corners ES Cafe 1

Line Dancing for Beginners
Aisha Phillips & Colleen Axelrod
Come out and have a seriously, ridiculous fun time learning modern and contemporary country line dancing! Beginners and non-dancers are welcome to join our Tuesday night dance party. No experience necessary! You'll be kickin' up the dust and boot-scootin' in no time!
Tuesdays • 5/5-6/2 • 6-7:15 pm • 5 sessions • $70 • Van Wyck JHS Cafeteria

Line Dancing-Continuation
Aisha Phillips & Colleen Axelrod
A continuation of our first class held in October for those who need a little more challenge. This class will build upon the fundamentals taught in the fall class.
Tuesdays • 5/5-6/2 • 7:30-8:45 pm • 6 sessions • $70 • Van Wyck JHS Cafeteria

Yoga for All

Sandra Parker 
Yoga is for everyone, both young and old. One reason is because yoga is a stress attacker. With physical movement and breath exercises combined, one learns to balance emotions and strengthen the body. Yoga is the essence of a body-mind experience. Yoga frees you from the stress of daily life, and the physical movement of yoga keeps your body flexible and strong. This class will focus on the seven main energy centers of the body, or chakras. By balancing the chakras, we bring the body into its' complete potential. Families are welcome. Bring a mat and water. No class 1/20 & 2/17. Can sign up for all 10 classes up front, or attend and pay-as-you go.
Mondays • 1/6-3/23 • 6-7 pm • 10 sessions • $100 • Van Wyck JHS Room 114

Meditation for Beginners
Tina Grover
Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you can never relax your body or mind? Meditation is an ancient practice that is known to improve your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Most people feel they don't know how to sit still and relax their mind and body in order to meditate, but it's easier than you think. In this course, we start with learning how to breathe to relax, and when we're finished, you will know different types of meditation, and how easy meditation can fit into your daily life. Ages 13-adult are welcome to attend! Try the first class for FREE on Feb.6th! 
Thursdays • 2/13-3/19 • 6:30-8 pm • 6 sessions • $70 • John Jay HS Room 110

Balance, Strength & Fall Prevention

Demetra Tsantes
Come in and increase your core strength, challenge your balance and improve your coordination in this small group training class. All levels are welcome! This class is great for active older adults, anyone coming back from an injury or looking to build back up their endurance. Please wear sneakers and comfortable active wear. Registration available on the first day. You can come try out your first class before signing up! No class 4/8.
Winter Session: Wednesdays • 1/22-3/25 • 5:30-6:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 101
Spring Session: Wednesdays • 4/1-6/10 • 5:30-6:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 101

Plant-Based Nutrition: Let Your Food Do All the Work

Dr. Padma Garvey
With mounting evidence, the American Medical Association came out in May 2017 with a recommendation that all hospitals must provide patients with the diet proven to be the healthiest...a plant-based diet.  There is no reason not to be eating the healthiest diet all the time. Learn about the scientific studies that have shown how effective a plant-based diet is in reversing heart disease and diabetes, and in decreasing your risk of certain common cancers. In addition, this course will show you how to see through false advertising and marketing ploys that confuse people about what to eat. Participants will also learn how to plan and cook meals and make a plant-based lifestyle a way of life.
Tuesdays • 3/10-3/24 • 6:30-8 pm • 3 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 107

Breast/Prostate Health
Breast & Prostate Peer Education Program
Founded by the NYS Department of Health, this organization focuses on educating, referring and providing assistance to individuals in the community. The goal is to educate, create awareness, and make referrals to other agencies within the community they serve. Examples of their referral services include, assisting individuals in applying for health coverage, finding doctors, and assistance with screening services such as mammograms, and testing for prevention & diagnosis of cancer. Two dates to choose from!
Tuesday • 4/21 • 7-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 110
Tuesday • 5/19 • 7-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 110

Tax Planning for Retirement
TEG Federal Credit Union
Thursday • 4/16 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107

Social Security Planning: Understanding Your Retirement Income

TEG Federal Credit Union
Thursday • 4/23 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107

Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement
TEG Federal Credit Union
PART I: Tuesday• 5/12 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107
PART II: Thursday • 5/14 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107

Wills, Trusts & Estates
Shari Hubner & Antony Eminowicz, Esq.
This course will offer an in-depth discussion of wills, the probate process, trusts and the advantages/disadvantages of their use, as well as estate tax issues. The course will be divided into three sessions with wills, powers of attorney & health care proxies/living wills in Session I; trusts, probate avoidance & asset protection in Session II; and asset protection & Medicaid eligibility rules in Session III. There will also be some overlap among the sessions. Come for one session or all three.
Wednesdays • 5/13-5/27 • 4:15-5:30 pm • 3 sessions • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 110

Passport to Retirement
James P. Agrawal, Certified Financial Planner
Develop & organize a detailed financial plan! Define & create your retirement, assess the costs of retirement, evaluate sources of income, invest for the future, protect your health & wealth, receive funds from your retirement plans & manage your estate distribution. $25 book fee payable to instructor first night of class. Spouse/guest may attend free of charge.
Tuesdays • 4/21-5/5 • 6:30-9 pm • 3 sessions • $49 • Ketcham HS Room 107

Medicare 101
James Farnham, Licensed Agent
Will you turn 65 over the next year? Or will you you soon be eligible for Medicare? This class will give you a better overall understanding of Medicare and how it works. Learn about how and when to enroll, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B , C & D, and explore & evaluate Original Medicare, prescription drug plans, Medicare Supplemental Insurance & Medicare Advantage Plans. This class will give you the most up-to-date information in order to simplify the choices you need to make and will help you become more well-informed and confident about what Medicare means for you.
Monday • 5/4 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 107

ecrets Wall Street Does Not Want You to Know When Investing Your Money
Rick Nathan, Consumer Advocate 
Learn how not to be ripped off when buying or leasing cars, buying insurance, investigating long-term care insurance, investing with or without financial planners, & investing in mutual funds on your own. After taking this course you will have the confidence to invest on your own or be able to interview financial planners to find the right one for you.  Optional materials fee of $20 payable to instructor.
Wednesday • 3/18 • 6-7:30 pm • 1 session • $50 • John Jay HS

How to Drastically Cut Costs in Difficult Financial Times
Bev Nathan, Consumer Advocate
Topics to be discussed are ways to save money by investing on your own with no-load mutual funds, the benefits of credit unions, buying used cars, saving money when getting a car, home & life insurance, and methods to reduce your school & county taxes on your home. Optional materials fee of $20 payable to instructor.
Wednesday • 3/18 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • $50 • John Jay HS

Getting Great Real Estate Deals When Buying or Selling in Difficult TImes
Rick Nathan, Consumer Advocate
Rick Nathan is strictly a consumer advocate & not a real estate agent. He will teach you the pros & cons of foreclosures, renting w/option to buy, owner financing & buying for no money down. You will also learn how to wisely buy or sell investment properties, primary homes, multi-families & vacation homes. Optional materials fee of $20 payable to instructor.
Wednesday • 3/18 • 8-10 pm • 1 session • $50 • John Jay HS

Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business with Little Money Down
Bev Nathan, Consumer Advocate
Learn behind-the-scenes practical information on how to start a successful, home-based, second-income business which can then become full-time. Learn how to avoid making major financial mistakes. Optional materials fee of $20 payable to instructor.
Wednesday • 3/18 • 8-10 pm • 1 session • $50 • John Jay HS

Basic Antique Clock Repair
William Clarke
This class is perfect for collectors or hobbyists; theory & instruction, information on books & hands-on experience.  Limit 15. 
Thursdays • 1/16-3/19 • 7-9 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 229

Horological Restoration
Mike Graham & Jim Holmgren
Pre-requisite: Basic Antique Clock Repair course. Cost is $35.10 for seniors 62 and older.  Limit 22.
Thursdays • 1/16-3/19 • 7-9 pm • 10 sessions • $39 • Ketcham HS Room 223

Coed Volleyball for Ages 21 & Up
Larry Kunz, Moderator
Come play volleyball with relaxed rules for adults and seniors. You must pre-register for this class. No class 3/17 & 4/7. Limit 20.
Tuesdays • 1/7-5/26 • 7-8:30 pm • 19 sessions • $25 • Myers Corners ES Gym

Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate)
Lorraine LeClair & Jeanette LeClair 
For ages 9 through adult – come learn the discipline of the body & mind as taught in the Art of Tae Kwon Do. Students under 12, submit proof of age.  Age 8 admitted with enrolling & attending adult.  Discounts available: first family member full price, all other members of the same family half price; or same person second night half price; senior discount 10%. Choose only one discount.  A great sport for all ages & genders!  No experience necessary. Program continues.
Mondays • 3/16-6/8 • 6:30-8:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Fridays • 2/28-5/29 • 6:30-8:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym

Introduction to Pearl and Bead Knotting
Rafael Delgado 
Come learn the art of stringing and knotting pearls and beads from an expert! Rafael Delgado has worked for such houses as Chanel, Bergdoff Goodman, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales and Kai Yin Lo. List of supplies needed to be purchased will be provided upon registration and confirmation of class running.
Wednesdays • 4/15-5/20 • 7-8:30 pm • 6 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 229

Notary Prep 3-Hour Review Workshop
Victor Bujanow, CIC
This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public test and will provide you with a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a Notary Public office is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability. This workshop is a must for Notary Public candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in this office. Instructor Victor Bujanow, CIC, has been a practicing Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent for over 25 years. $10 materials fee due to instructor at class.
Wednesday • 4/8 • 6:30-9:30 pm • 1 session • $35 • Ketcham HS Room 107

Introduction to Voice Overs
Voices for All 
“Wow, you have a great voice!” Have you heard that more times than you can count? Or maybe you listen to your favorite audio books, commercials, or cartoon characters & think, “I could do that!” If so, then you could have what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist. Explore the voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices for All, in a one-on-one, personalized, video chat affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this one-time, 90 minute, introductory class, you’ll also learn about the different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. And then…we’re rolling! Your instructor will record you as you read a real script, then offer you some coaching so you can improve your delivery. Your instructor will take notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. After the class, you will have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Check out the video at to get a better sense of how the class works. 18 and over please. You owe it to yourself to finally explore the possibilities of this fun & rewarding job! Register through Wappingers Continuing and you can then set up your personal video conference with Voices for All.
Video Conference • 1 session • $59 • Date to TBD with Voices for All
Classroom Session • Tuesday • 3/31 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • $49 • Ketcham HS Room 113


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