Adult Community Education - Spring
District offering many classes for adult education
For the first time in many years, the public can choose from an extensive list of adult education opportunities being held at four different District locations.
Interested in making Italian food? Learning zumba? Exploring essential oils? Maybe you are ready to understand all that your camera can do, begin ballet as an adult, or wow your family with your new Ukranian Easter egg decorating skills.
Wherever your interests may lie, there is an opportunity to get out of the winter-enshrouded house and enjoy some self improvement at a very low cost.
Residents will receive a class catalogue through the U. S . mail; 76 classes and four travel opportunities is within it, as are the registration form and other details.
Classes will be held at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, the Administration Building at 630 66th Street, LaSalle Prep School at 7436 Buffalo Avenue, and the Community Education Center at 6040 Lindbergh.
The offerings are staggered, with some classes beginning in February, others as late as April. Some are one-night
offerings; others last a few to several weeks. The cost to participate varies according to class, whether any needed supplies are provided, and so on.
The District is not yielding a profit on the classes. Instead, it is interested in welcoming residents to the schools.
“Most people in our community do not have children in the schools,” Superintendent Mark Laurrie said. “But the schools belong to everyone. They are a community asset and we want to welcome everyone to benefit from them.”
Classes are being offered in beginning Italian, various physical activities, photography and more.
Participants must 18 years of age.
Anita Muzzi is coordinating the program.
“We contracted with an outside individual to run this program, because we do want to provide community benefit to residents to the greatest degree possible,” Mr. Laurrie said. “But our staff members are working at capacity and focused on student learning. This is a low-cost way for us to provide adult learning opportunities without directing resources away from our primary mission.”
Fans of the long-standing Swimnastics program should know that class will take place as it always has.
“We believe that continuing to learn, whether for personal edification or improved physical health, is an important part of living a happy, satisfying life.
These classes also provide a chance to meet other residents and have a social outlet.”
Anyone who has not received a catalogue or who would like an extra to share with a friend or non-resident can obtain one at Central Office or by calling 286-4245.
Depending on the success of the program, the District hopes to continue to offer expanded adult education opportunites into the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond.
Individuals interested in being instructors for potential classes can email email@example.com.