Don’t Miss the Saturday Scholars Registration Day!

by Sandra Foyt on January 22, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

times_union Extra! Extra!  Read all about it!  One day only, this Saturday it’s registration day for the SAGE Saturday Scholars Enrichment Program.

Registration for the classes is open to all Capital Region students in Grades 1-6, but it’s first come, first served.

The last time we attended the registration day we’d been warned that classes fill up quickly.  We were lucky that the course that my daughter and her friends wanted to take was not one of the more popular choices, but my son lost out on the dinosaur class that he wanted and had to settle for a Poetry and Art class instead. 

He was not happy with that selection at first, but he did enjoy it after all.  Although he isn’t a fan of poetry, he liked the hands on art projects and meeting new friends.

The girls loved their Introduction to Journalism class.  It was taught by a Times Union writer, who capped the course with a field trip to tour the newspaper’s offices and printing plant.  My daughter and her friends were interested in the subject, but I think they really got a kick out of the brush with local celebrities, if only by association.

I highly recommend these classes.  They’re taught by experts in their field who truly enjoy the subjects that they teach.  The kids are there because they want to be, and everyone seems to have a blast learning.

Saturday Scholars Program:

Saturday Scholars Registration Packet


Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
9: 00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Acadia Science Library, Shenendehowa Campus
(Snow date: January 30th)

Course Schedule:

Saturdays: February 27, and March 6, 13, 20 27, 2010
(Snow date: March 28th)
10:00 to 12:00 noon
Gowana Middle School, Shenendehowa Campus

Contact: Linda DeMasi at 877-5813,

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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