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Niagara Wheatfield Community Education has offerings for all interests


Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:35 pm

Courses range from health/fitness to finance, tech, aviation, and more

By Terry Duffy


Niagara Wheatfield Central School District’s spring 2023 Community Education is in full bloom!

“We are dedicated to the development of our Niagara Falls, Wheatfield and Western New York communities by working with our friends and neighbors to create fun, engaging and meaningful learning opportunities,” the NWF website stated. “Whether you teach with us, learn with us or wish to be meet like-minded individuals with similar interests, welcome!”

“Learning, Sharing, and Growing in Full Bloom” is the theme Niagara Wheatfield’s spring 2023 Community Education program, said Cindy Travers, community education coordinator. The program opened Wednesday, Feb. 8, and continues through Friday, June 2.

“Come together to learn, share, and bloom, whether it be in our live face-to-face classes or one of our many remote offerings,” she said”

In addition to its popular health and fitness classes for the body, mind and spirit, participants can choose from one of the many new offerings available this semester. Included are cooking classes; arts and crafts classes; a garden design course; piano lessons; CPR/AED/first aid training; a defensive driving course; one program that provides all the info on how to travel to Europe on a budget; European art classes; even a private pilot ground school.

Travers said instructor David Wantuck will return with his three-week session, American Sign Language.

“Participants are encouraged to join in on open discussions for enrichment and learning about innovation and finances,” Travers said.

She added, “Once again, we are able to offer free technology classes specially geared for residents in the Niagara Wheatfield CSD District.”

Courses include free financial classes, early morning swim, a few college preparation courses and parenting classes that are open to all.

“We are very excited to offer new classes for children and teenagers. Returning this session is afterschool Spanish for the elementary years, as well as new offerings held by Rebecca Howell.

“Rebecca is offering parent and child yoga; kids yoga; movement, meditation and mindfulness; restorative yoga; and meditation based on the KAY system – ‘Kidding Around Yoga.’ These classes are offered on Saturday mornings for younger children, and Wednesday evenings for middle and high school students.”

Travers said Norm Utech, chief flight instructor of the Falcon Aviation Flight School, and his team, will offer students all that’s needed to take Federal Aviation Administration-required private pilot airplane certificate written and oral exams. Course work includes the study of aviation fundamentals, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine operations, weather, and navigation and radio communications requirements by the FAA.

Travers noted early registration is best advised, so program instructors can prepare properly for each and every class. While signups continue, late registration may cause a class to be canceled due to low enrollments. Interested residents can view and register for classes at https://nwcsd.coursestorm.com/.

Niagara Wheatfield CSD Community Education welcomes instructors to teach courses.

Travers said, “We are recruiting for our Community Education program as well as seeking instructors for our summer 2023 student health and wellness program, which is a free, grant-funded program geared specifically for Niagara Wheatfield CSD Students entering grades K-12.

“Niagara Wheatfield’s CSD Community Education program welcomes all to join us to learn, share, grow and bloom through our spring 2023 Community Education program!”

For more information, visit “Teach with Us” at https://www.nwcsd.org/Page/108.

Online registration for the Niagara Wheatfield Community Education program continues at https://nwcsd.coursetorm.com.

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