Welcome to online registration for Fall 2019 Wappingers Continuing Education. 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 participants 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.
ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
Games & Fitness
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 11/11, 11/20 & 11/27.
Grades 1-2 • Mondays • 10/21-12/16 • 3:25-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $120 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Grades 3-4 • Wednesdays • 10/16-12/18 • 3:25-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $120 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
For students in 2nd grade, this class will focus on animal paintings. Students will create step-by-step paintings of animals. Topics covered will include line, composition, and basic color mixing. Limit 10 students. No class 10/9.
Wednesdays • 9/25-10/23 • 3:30-5 pm • 4 sessions • $80 • Fishkill Plains ES Rm 17
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.
Tuesdays • 10/1-12/10 • 3:30-5:30 pm • 10 sessions • $250 • Brinckerhoff ES Rm 16
Pop Up Art
For students in grade 4, this class will focus on 3-dimensional landscape sculptures. Students will create their own pop up landscape as they learn about composition, perspective, space, shapes, and form. Limit 10 students.
Thursdays • 10/3-10/24 • 3:30-5 pm • 4 sessions • $80 • Fishkill Plains ES Room 17
Students in 3rd grade will learn how to make paper come to life by simply folding, cutting and curling a single piece of paper! Students will create their own horses, fish and other creatures using a variety of techniques learned throughout this four-week course. Limit 10 students. No class 10/12.
Mondays • 10/7-11/4 • 3:30-5 pm • 4 sessions • $80 • Fishkill Plains ES Room 17
M.C. Escher Tesselations
Students in 5th grade will learn about the artist M.C. Escher. They will focus on his mathematical tessellations to inspire their work while using a variety of techniques. Topics covered will include line, pattern, shapes, value, and color. Cost includes all necessary supplies. Limit 10 students.
Tuesdays • 11/12-12/3 • 3:30-5 pm • 4 sessions • $80 • Fishkill Plains ES Room 17
For students in grade 6, this art class will focus on one-point and two-point perspective. Students will learn how to create the illusion of space using these drawing techniques. Topics covered include line, value, forms, composition, and perspective. Limit 10 students.
Mondays • 11/18-12/9 • 3:30-5 pm • 4 sessions • $80 • Fishkill Plains ES Room 17
East Fishkill Twirlers
Baton Twirling is a fun sport that will help with coordination, sportsmanship, athleticism & creativity. Members of the East Fishkill Twirlers will have the opportunity to march in local parades & compete at local competitions. Open to students grades PreK-12. For more information, contact Alison Stuart @ 845-392-3362. Classes will run at Gayhead Elementary School on Mondays, from 6-8 p.m., beginning 10/21 and ending in early May with a recital. Registration will be held Monday, October 7th.
Registration • Monday • 10/7 • 6-8 pm • Gayhead ES Lobby
Yoga & Mindfulness
In this series, students will learn and explore yoga poses, breathing techniques, focus activities, partner poses, mindfulness games & more! Lauren Buckles, RYT, RCYT, is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher for both youth and adults. Her intention when working with youth is to empower students to develop a strong and kind relationship to his or her own body, thoughts and emotions. Lauren's goal is for her students to apply the practices to their lives inside and outside of the classroom and to increase their capacity to focus and self-regulate. In this series, yoga and mindfulness practices will be shared as tools for greater confidence, self-awareness and joy.
Thursdays • 10/10-12/19 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 8 sessions • $120 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Mad Science - NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers
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 engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves, like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty & more!
Brinckerhoff ES • Tuesdays • 10/1-11/12 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 6 sessions • $115
Myers Corners ES • Wednesdays • 10/2-11/13 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 6 sessions • $115
Gayhead ES • Thursdays • 10/3-11/14 • 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, Fishkill Plains Elementary & Myers Corners Elementary. For grades K-4.
Fishkill Plains ES • Mondays • 10/7-11/25 • 3:20-4:20 pm • 6 sessions • $95
Myers Corners ES • Tuesdays • 9/24-11/12 • 3:30-4:30 pm • 6 sessions • $95
Gayhead ES • Wednesdays • 10/16-12/4 • 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 $90 for the 6 weeks (12 meetings) and includes a copy of The Official SAT Study Guide. At John Jay, Tuesday is the math review and Thursday is the reading review. At Ketcham, Wednesday is the reading review and Thursday is the math review.
Classes begin the week of October 14th and run for 6 weeks. They are designed to be completed in time to take the December 7th SAT. Enrollment deadline is Thursday, October 10th. 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
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 2:45-4:45 pm, room 222 • $95
Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:30-7:30 pm, room TBD • $95 (open to JJ & RCK students)
Roy C. Ketcham High School Classes
Wednesdays & Thursdays • 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 • 9/26 • 6:30-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 191
Thursday • 10/24 • 6:30-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • John Jay HS Room 128
Modern 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. No class 10/17, 10/31 & 11/28.
Thursdays • 9/19-1/2 • 7:30-9 pm • 12 sessions • $72 • Myers Corners ES Cafe 1
Aisha Phillips & Colleen Axelord
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. You'll be kickin' up the dust and boot-scootin' in no time!
Tuesdays • 10/1-10/29 • 7-8:30 pm • 5 sessions • $70 • Van Wyck JHS Cafeteria
Come learn the exciting art of belly dance! Belly dance is a great, low impact form of dance that will tone your muscles and improve your overall posture and self-esteem. In this class you will learn basic moves, rhythms and light choreography. Come shimmy with us!
Thursdays •10/10-11/21 • 7-8:15 pm • 6 sessions • $110 • Wappingers JHS Large Cafeteria
HEALTH & FITNESS
Yoga for All
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 potentialFamilies are welcome. Bring a mat and water. No class 10/14 & 11/11.
Mondays • 10/7-12/9 • 6-7 pm • 8 sessions • $80 • Van Wyck JHS Room 114
Meditation for Beginners
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, yo uwill know different types of meditation, and how easy meditation can fit into your daily life. Try the first class for FREE on 9/26! No class on 10/31.
Thursdays • 10/10-11/21 • 6:30-8 pm • 6 sessions • $70 • John Jay HS Room 101
Balance, Strength & Fall Prevention
This fitness program is designed for older adults to increase core strength, and challenge coordination and balance. This progressive class focuses on resistance training and includes exercises designed with multiple ability levels in mind. Class goals involve taking a look at fall prevention techniques along with the ways you can improve confidence and further develop the skills needed to remain balanced and flexible. Come try a FREE DEMO class on September 5th at Ketcham HS at 5:30 pm in room 101. No class 10/9.
Wednesdays • 10/2-12/4 • 5:30-6:30 pm • 8 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.
Thursdays • 11/7-11/21 • 6:30-8 pm • 3 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 107
FINANCE & BUSINESS
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Shari Hubner & Anthony 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 •11/6-11/20 • 4:15-5:30 pm • 3 sessions • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 109
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.
Thursday • 10/17 • 6:30-9:30 pm • 1 session • $35 • Ketcham HS Room 107
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 • 10/1-10/15 • 6:30-9 pm • 3 sessions • $49 • Ketcham HS Room 107
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; explore & evaluate Original Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplemental Insurance & Medicare Advantage Plans, and receive the most up-to-date information in order to simplify the choices you need to make. This program will help you become more well-informed and confident about what Medicare means for you.
Wednesday • 10/30 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • FREE • Ketcham HS Room 109
Secrets 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 • 11/6 • 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 • 11/6 • 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 • 11/6 • 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 • 11/6 • 8-10 pm • 1 session • $50 • John Jay HS
Basic Antique Clock Repair
This class is perfect for collectors or hobbyists; theory & instruction, information on books & hands-on experience. No class 10/3. Limit 15.
Thursdays • 9/26-12/12 • 7-9 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 229
Mike Graham & Jim Holmgren
Pre-requisite: Basic Antique Clock Repair course. Cost is $35.10 for seniors 62 and older. No class 10/3. Limit 22.
Thursdays • 9/26-12/12 • 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 11/5. Limit 20.
Tuesdays • 10/1-12/17 • 7-8:30 pm • 15 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 • 9/9-12/2 • 6:30-8:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Fridays • 9/13-11/15 • 6:30-8:30 pm • 10 sessions • $60 • Fishkill Plains ES Gym
Introduction to Pearl and Bead Knotting
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 • 10/16-11/20 • 7-8:30 pm • 6 sessions • $60 • Ketcham HS Room 229
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 audiobooks, 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 http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo 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 • $49 • Date to TBD with Voices for All
Classroom Session • Wednesday • 12/4 • 6-8 pm • 1 session • $49 • Ketcham HS Room 113