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Adult Education at Gallatin Gateway School District #35 originated in 2004. Learning enriches our lives regardless of age. The purpose of the Gallatin Gateway Adult Community Education program is to provide a diverse range of quality and affordable programs that enhance and inspire our community to meet their personal needs and goals.
 
Our Adult Education classes are for adults and children 16 and older. Adults take classes for a variety of reasons including lifelong learning, skill acquisition for employment, leisure, health and fitness, or to simply have fun and socialize. Our adult classes are geared towards adults who are not concerned about receiving college credit. There are no tests, grades, or attendance requirements. You take classes because you want to learn in a relaxed environment.
 
We strive to stay in touch with the latest trends in technology, fitness, recreation, arts, foreign languages, personal finance, and much more. We hope you will join us over the course of this year. Check back often as courses may be added throughout the semester!
 
Once the schedule is posted you can register and pay online or print the registration form and mail it to the school with payment. You are not confirmed until payment has been received. 
 

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Back to School Dinner Dash

Instructor:  Kelsey Salsbery (@salzandpeppereats)
Dates: Wednesdays for four weeks starting on September 30th and running through October 21st (9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21) 
Cost: $32 for all four weeks or drop in for $10/class
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom
 
Class Description: Stuck in a menu planning rut? Short on time because of busy family schedules? Or, just can’t find motivation to serve something other than chicken nuggets? This Back To School Dinner Dash course isthe solution! Join us each Wednesday as we teach you some great dinner making hacks, fun twists on quick recipes and minimal-mess meals that your whole family will gobble up.
 
Here’s the plan: We will send out a list of ingredients several days before the Wednesday night class for you to be sure you have what you need on hand. Next, jump on Zoom for our virtual cooking class taught by Kelsey Salsbery (@salzandpeppereats) each Wednesday at 5:30pm, where she will guide you through a brand new
dinner meal idea. You will prep and cook alongside her and have a full meal on the table to feed your
hungry family that same night. Winner winner, chicken (or beef….or pork…) dinner!
 
Week 1: Sheet Pan BBQ Smoked Sausages with Peppers and Onions and Parmesan Basil Orzo
Week 2: Crispy Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos with allllll of the toppings and Giant Pico de Gallo Salad
Week 3: My Big Fat Chicken Pitas with Homemade Tzatiki and Cucumber Greek Salad
Week 4: Students Choice!
 
Class capped at 20 participants. 
 

Beat Quarantine Burnout

Instructor:  Sarah Baumgartner with Simply Balanced Wellness, LLC
Dates: October 1st 
Cost: $8
Times: Lunch n' Learn 12-1pm OR 6:30-7:30pm (choose one)
Location: Virtually via Zoom
 
Class Description: Simple strategies to decrease stress and increase energy
We are all feeling the fatigue of life with COVID: masks, new school rules (or on-line learning), new rules at work and new norms for how we interact with our friends, family and community.  The daily barrage of “new” can make us feel overwhelmed, exhausted and on the verge of burnout.  
 
Participants will:
•    Learn about your energy tank and 3 simple tips to implement immediately to keep your tank full       throughout the day
•    Pin point personal daily stressors and create action items to increase energy
•    Top 10 foods to eat/avoid to achieve all day energy
•    Learn to prioritize what’s most important and how to say “no” without guilt
•    Learn 5 tips to help children manage stress
•    Create a rinse and repeat daily roadmap designed to simplify your day and reduce stress
 
In order for this class to run, there will be a minimum of 5 registrants for each time slot. You will be notified two days prior if the course is cancelled. 
 

Virtual Zumba

Course canceled due to lack of interest. However, Britainey is still teaching virtually on her own. Please email kuchynka@gallatingatewayschool.com if you would like contact information! 
 
Instructor:  Britainey Jenzer
Dates: October 5th-October 30th (3 classes offered per week)
Cost: $30 for all four weeks (12 classes) or drop in for $5/class
Time: Mondays & Fridays 9-10am, Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm 
Location: Virtual (you will be sent login information from Britainey)
 
Class Description:  Join Britainey virtually to dance your heart out to music with flavors of salsa, merengue, and cumbia mixed together for the perfect dance workout party! She will be offering the classes live at the above mentioned times or the classes will be downloaded and you will have 24 hours to take each class on your own time. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness.
 
Instructor Bio: Hi Everybody, this is Britainey. I love to Dance! I started two stepping at a young age (my mother was a western dance instructor) which led into belly dancing as a teenager. In my twenties, I lived in Switzerland and that is where I found my heart for Salsa.  I have been a ZUMBA instructor for 8 years. I also teach ZUMBA Kids and STEP. Come and join me for a fun workout!
In order to drop in for a class, you must register and we will send you login instructions. Please register at least one day in advance. 
 

Intro to Watercolor: Cattle Study

Instructor:  Rachel Allen
Dates: Tuesday October 20th
Cost: $22
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom
 
Class Description: Artists of all experience levels will learn the basics of watercolor as we create a final painting of a cow, in a one-night, two hour virtual course. Paper, paint, palette, and brushes can be delivered to your home in advance of the class to borrow for a $8 supply/delivery fee. If you have your own supplies, we will email you a list. 
Rachel Allen graduated with a minor in Fine Art from Utah State University in 2005, and worked as a Graphic Designer for four years before transitioning to a career in communications. A lifelong love of the arts has led her to continue to pursue art as a hobby, with a specific interest in various forms of painting, most recently with a focus on watercolor. 
 
Class capped at 12 participants. 
 

Intro to Watercolor: Horse Study

Instructor:  Rachel Allen
Dates: November 10th
Cost: $22
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom
 
Class Description: Artists of all experience levels will learn the basics of watercolor as we create a final painting of a horse, in a one-night, two hour virtual course. Paper, paint, palette, and brushes can be delivered to your home in advance of the class to borrow for a $8 supply/delivery fee. If you have your own supplies, we will email you a list. 
Rachel Allen graduated with a minor in Fine Art from Utah State University in 2005, and worked as a Graphic Designer for four years before transitioning to a career in communications. A lifelong love of the arts has led her to continue to pursue art as a hobby, with a specific interest in various forms of painting, most recently with a focus on watercolor. 
 
Class capped at 12 participants. 

Secrets of a Well-Kept Kitchen

Instructor:  Amy Halfmann with A.Ha Nutrition
Dates: October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th
Cost: $35 for all four classes or drop in for a class for $10
Time: 7:00pm Mountain Time (Class will be 45 minutes with Q&A at the end)
Location: Virtually via Zoom
 
If there’s ever been a time when cooking at home and the need for a well-stocked kitchen has been important, this is the time.  One of the easiest ways to keep a family fed and healthy is to know how to clean, organize, and stock your pantry, freezer, and fridge.  In this four-week series, you’ll learn tips and tricks to keep your house stocked and family fed for up to one month between grocery shopping trips.
Week 1: Pantry Essentials: Cleaning, organizing, and stocking your pantry with dry goods.  Learn what foods are essential, tips for safe storage, and tricks to never run out.
 
Week 2: Fridge & Freezer Basics: Cleaning, organizing, and stocking your fridge and freezer.  Learn what foods to freeze for longer shelf life, how to use the fridge and freezer to make weeknight meals easier, and how to organize and store items to keep yourself and your family well. 
 
Week 3: Fruit & Veggies 101: Purchasing, washing, and storing. We’ve all been told that fruits and vegetables are important for health, but keeping them in stock when grocery trips only happen once a month can be challenging.  In this session, you’ll learn how to safely handle and keep produce fresher longer.
 
Week 4: 5 A’s of Meal Planning: Take everything you’ve learned in the first three sessions and put it together to create a weekly meal plan.  You’ll learn my functional 5-step process to help you easily plan meals and snacks everyone in your family will love.  Once you’ve formed the habit of meal planning, putting nutritious meals on the table becomes a quick and simple process. 
 
This course is being taught by Amy Halfmann, a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Texas. Amy is the owner of A.Ha Nutrition, a nutrition education, consulting, and communication company that works with businesses and community organizations to develop and deliver engaging nutrition education programs.  Amy also helps busy moms plan, shop, cook for, and feed their families easy, nourishing meals. She is a mom of 4 and wife of a cotton farmer. Her unique background allows her to connect with consumers to provide trusted farm-to-fork grocery and feeding guidance. 
 
*Personalized nutrition recommendations will not be given during the class, but general food and nutrition questions are welcome. 
 

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There are two ways to register:
  1. Online. Simply click on the register now link on the course you want to attend. You can then pay through the district website with the link provided or mail in your payment to the school office.
  2. Mail enrollment application & payment: Gallatin Gateway Adult Ed, P.O. Box 265, Gallatin Gateway 59730
Please note that registration will not be complete until payment AND application are received. We cannot save your spot in the course without payment.

Each class has a minimum enrollment of five and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. You will be notified one week prior to the projected start of a course if the course has been cancelled and refunds will be issued. There are NO refunds for single day courses. 
 
PLEASE ENROLL EARLY TO AVOID CLASS CANCELLATION AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO ENROLL!

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You will only be notified if your class is cancelled. Otherwise you are responsible for remembering to attend class. Courses will be posted on the district website which will be regularly updated. 
 

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You may withdraw from a class two weeks prior to the opening date and receive a refund, minus a $5.00 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted once a class has begun. If you are unable to attend a class, you may send a friend or colleague in your place. Email kuchynka@gallatingatewayschool.com for any substitutions. If a class is cancelled a full refund will be given. Refunds require 4 weeks to process.