NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

SAT Seminar

This five-hour seminar will allow students to become more familiar with the SAT, and give them a chance to improve their scores. Students could benefit from even a small score increase in scholarships and invitations to enroll in special honors courses and programs. Experience shows that students who take this seminar achieve an average score increase of 5 to 20 points on the PSAT, and 50 to 200 points on the SAT. Of course, the individual score increase depends on the amount of time and effort that students spend working with the materials they will receive at this seminar. The ZAPS Learning Company has been the leading provider of ACT/SAT/PSAT test-preparation seminars since 1984.

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Blooms in My Shady Yard?

Yes! You can have plants blooming in the shade. You just have to know which ones to choose. There are a number of them that thrive in the shade. In fact, many of those shown and discussed in this class will die very quickly in the South Texas sunshine. Dr. Tom Harris, instructor.

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Mystery Shopping - Make Money Shopping

Get paid to shop nearly every store in your area: retail stores, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, etc. Get a free dinner for two. Earn extra income or make this your new career. You can even mystery shop on vacation. Learn how to play up your qualifications, fit mystery shopping into your daily schedule, get the best assignments, sample shopping reports, and a detailed list of the top 100 mystery shopping companies. Instructor Gina Henry teaches nationwide and has been a mystery shopper for over 15 years. A $15 materials fee is payable to instructor (a retail value of $29.95) and includes names, phone numbers and websites of all the contacts you need.

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Hiking and Backpacking - The Next Step

Simplify your standard of living and stay warm, safe and well fed while avoiding snakes, skunks and bears. This class builds on "Hiking and Backpacking--The First Step" and demonstrates use of gear and equipment, campsite selection, and hiking technique. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a day pack, lunch, and drinking water. Requires hiking about 2 ½ miles along semi-improved trails. Eisenhower Park is located at 19399 NW Military Hwy. near Camp Bullis. Instructor, Phil Starr.

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Adults Begin to Sew

Learn to thread and operate a sewing machine, become familiar with tools for sewing and find out about color coordination. Projects to be completed in class are a pin cushion, a pillow case and a lined tote bag. If you have a sewing machine that is clean and in good working order, please bring it. If you do not own a machine, one will be provided. Please call to reserve a machine (344-0791). You will need basic supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, measuring tape and fabric markers. (You will have a 10% discount card to use during the classes if you want to purchase supplies.) A fee of $35 plus tax, payable to Creative Sewing Center at the first class, covers cost of fabrics, thread and patterns for the three projects.

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Tennis, Beginning Level I

The focus for this beginning level adult class is learning the basic tennis fundamentals such as grips, movement, swings, etc. In this small group instruction you will learn how to hit the ball in game-type situations. This is a great way to learn tennis the right way. Bring a racket to class. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Rafael Vital is USPTR certified and has taught hundreds of folks how to enjoy this life-time sport. Enrollment is limited.

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Drips, Drains and Plumbing Repairs

Whether your faucets are leaking or you just want to make sure they don't, this class will work for you. Learn about basic plumbing layout, sink installation, toilet repair and servicing and opening drains. Also, find out about bathroom and kitchen fixtures from Fred Buck, a licensed Master Plumber. Don't wait until you sell your home to make repairs. You can have peace of mind and be able to handle whatever comes up or won't go down!

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Golf, Beginning

Golf has been one of the fastest-growing sports for the past 10 years. Take a swing at learning the necessary fundamentals such as proper grip, rules of play, scoring, etiquette, stance, swing and more. Learn about a hobby that you could enjoy for a lifetime. Loaner clubs are available or you can bring your own set of clubs. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided by the Director of Instructioin, Rob Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. No discount.

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