WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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Link to Facebook page for “Life – Live It!” Dance-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, Sept. 20 at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School. 


Great things happening at WDC Schools!

As we begin thinking about our children going back to school, WDC wants to remind you of the great things happening at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools. Here are reasons why a parent should choose WDC Schools for their child ...

Award-Winning Preschool and Kids Club Child Care:  Both the WDC preschool program and the Kids Club received the Parent Aware rating from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This distinction means that the WDC Preschool and Kids Club are demonstrating best practices in early learning, safety, relationship-building and staff development.  

Free All Day, Every Day Kindergarten: WDC Schools will be offering free all day, every day Kindergarten for the eighth year in a row this fall at WDC Elementary. This program has the full support of the staff, administration and school board and demonstrates the commitment our school district has in getting our youngest students off to a great start.

Dedicated and Caring Staff: WDC has quality staff whose commitment to providing students with a high quality education in a safe and caring environment.

Free College in High School: WDC juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn up to 38 college credits, free of charge, while never leaving the campus of WDC High School. These credits give our students an outstanding opportunity to get a head start on college while saving a considerable amount of money.

State-of-the-Art Grades 5-12 Facility: Wadena-Deer Creek High School/Middle School has been open for two years and is without question the top educational facility in the area.  The building was certified "Gold" in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The abundance of natural daylight provides improved learning and energy-efficiency.  

A Commitment to Technology: The WDC School District is committed to providing the best technology available for our students and staff. All students in grades 5-12 are issued individual iPads and each elementary classroom has a set of five iPads. All classrooms at WDC Elementary and the middle/high school are equipped with interactive whiteboards. 

Wide and Varied Extra-Curricular Offerings:  The depth and variety of extracurricular activities available for students at WDC means that students with diverse interests and talents can find and activity that they can enjoy and excel in. From robotics to hockey to trap league, WDC offers many activities other school districts do not.

Nutritious School Lunch Featuring Fresh Produce:   WDC’s Greenhouse provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria, giving students healthy, quality foods as part of their nutritious lunch. WDC preschoolers and elementary students also receive a fresh fruit or veggie every afternoon as part of a grant the school has received for a fifth year now.  

Any parents considering Wadena-Deer Creek school district, WDC invites you to stop by the district office for a campus tour. Come and see all the great things happening at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools!

Back-to-School Information:

Wadena-Deer Creek Public School will host a Back-to-School Open House for students and families on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the elementary and middle/high school.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet teachers, tour the facilities, deposit lunch money, pay activity fees, fill out necessary forms, pick up class schedules and enjoy a free picnic-style meal served at both schools.  

Important dates and information:

Filing dates for School Board Election are July 29–Aug. 12. Please click here to view official notice of filing period.

WDC-B Community Education is offering more activities for youths later this summer! Enjoy more fun. Check out our classes by clicking on the link above. You now can register online for classes! Very cool! Questions, call (218) 632-2323.

'Garden Time' is fun and nurturing!

WDC Little Kids Club is helping Jayne Johnson aka "Ms. Jayne" with her school garden at WDC Elementary School. Kids are enjoying listening to Ms. Jayne read storybooks about being outdoors in the garden, sampling fresh vegetables and learning how to care for their gardens.

The youngsters are getting plenty of hands-on experience, planting, weeding and watering.

"This is fun!" said Nick Steinke, 5, who was busy digging in the dirt, preparing the soil for planting. Three large containers are located on the south side of the elementary school.

"We planted a 'Pizza Garden' with tomatoes, peppers, oregano and basil. That will make some tasty pizza sauce!" said Ms. Jayne, who is coordinating "Garden Time" this summer.  "The onions are growing in the 'Growing Vegetable Soup' Garden, along with a variety of potatoes. The third garden will have a variety of things that we can sample as they grow."

Ms. Jayne also serves as a WDC preschool teacher during the school year. 

WDC Public Schools and Wadena County Public Health provided the funding for "Garden Time." 




The Wadena-Deer Creek School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 and under without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Wadena Elementary Cafeteria:

June 3 to Aug. 15
Breakfast:  7:30– 8:30am  Lunch:  11am–12:30pm

Click here for July and August Lunch Menu


OPEN TENNIS on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays this summer! Wadena Summer Rec will host “Open Tennis” at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays this summer at the WDC High School courts located on Community Center Drive (behind the middle/high school). Wadena-Deer Creek High School alum and tennis standout Aaron Nelson will be supervising.

***Aaron will not be supervising Open Tennis the week of July 22. Feel free to still come and play!

Adults and youths are encouraged to come out and hit around, have some match play, or if kids want to learn more and receive coaching on the sport, Aaron is willing to teach and give pointers! Don’t have a racquet, don’t worry! Several will be available to use during Open Tennis.  Free of charge. No need to pre-register.


Does your 7th-grader have ALL their immunizations?Prior to 7th grade entrance, students must meet certain immunization requirements. Wadena County Public Health and Tri-County Health Care will host an immunization clinic for area students entering 7th grade. This clinic will be held:

Tri-County Health Care, Wadena Clinic
Tuesday, Aug. 5
5 to 7 p.m.

Some of these vaccines will be free of charge.  Other required and recommended vaccines will be available at this time also. To find out what immunizations your student needs, or for any other immunization-related questions, please call your medical provider or Wadena County Public Health at 631-7629. Click here to read more....