WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

218.632.2155 * Fax: 218.632.2399 * 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena MN 56482

Book Fair begins Feb. 27 to March 3!

The middle school book fair will open Monday, Feb. 27 through noon on Friday, March 3 in the middle/high school media center.

Stop over anytime during the school day to see the latest titles Scholastic has to offer to middle schoolers. 

Can't make it over during the day? Shop online! Online book fair is open now until March 6. When you purchase a book online, the books are delivered to the school and distributed after March 6. Great for surprises and gifts!


CLICK HERE for online book fair



Mary Ellenson, Mandy Gallant and Dan Savoie were presented with their ENVoY Demonstration "GEM" Teacher Awards by Louis Rutten at Tuesday night's WDC School Board meeting.

Mrs. Ellenson, Mrs. Gallant and Mr. Savoie are the first three teachers in Region 5 to achieve ENVoY “Demonstration Teacher” status. Congratulations!


CEO Ice Fishing Jamboree
Saturday, Feb. 25
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dower Lake, Staples

The Central Minnesota CEO class is hosting a family-friendly fishing tournament. Prizes and trophies for most fish, along with the grand prize of a 4-hour guided fishing trip by Walleye Dan!

CEO is a nontraditional business class for juniors and seniors. It's entrepreneurship education that prepares youth to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable rural communities. Central CEO is comprised of students from both Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples-Motley school districts. Please support this group of enterprising students!


how WDC is responding to flu season

With the severe flu outbreak in area schools, Wadena-Deer Creek School is taking a preventive approach. Please remind your child to cover their cough and wash hands often. Use hand sanitizer frequently between washes. 

In addition, WDC is not able to discuss student information, number of flu cases, etc., due to HIPAA laws and Confidentiality rules.  Often, WDC has families call us to ask who has the flu and how many kids in their class have the flu. WDC is not able to discuss those details publicly.  We follow the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for reporting confirmed influenza cases to the state. 

If you have any questions, or need additional resources, please talk with WDC school nurses Amy at the elementary (632-2165) or Kim and Ashley at the middle/high school (632-2347).  Click here for Health Services for more information.

Also, take a moment to review these resources:

Influenza Info Sheet

Flu Guide for Parents/Guardians

Everyday Preventative Actions that Can Fight Germs, Flu

Cover Your Cough

WDC's Send Home Policy


Remember 2016-2017 forever by ordering your WDC yearbook!

Yearbooks for Grades 9-12 is $40; Grades 5-8, $11. You can go to jostensyearbooks.com to order, or you can bring your money to Beth Hawkins.

The last day to guarantee your copy of the yearbook is February 28th. Don't miss out on the memories! Buy your yearbook today!




WDC Elementary is raising money for the American Heart Association (AMA) over the next few weeks. The event is called, "Jump Rope for Heart" and teaches our students valuable lessons about helping kids and adults with sick hearts, as well as learning about healthy habits for life!

WDC's goal is to raise $5,000. Two years ago, they raised an astonishing $7,186. Here's a link to the Jump Rope for Heart for those who want to donate online. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!




Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 (LAST OPEN GYM, MARCH 12!)
1 to 3pm
Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School Gym

Good opportunity to shoot hoops, stretch your legs and walk the indoor track! Gyms are supervised. Free of charge. All we ask is that you sign in at the gym doors. SPONSORED BY WDC COMMUNITY EDUCATION.


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Wolverine Calendar:



Feb. 23:  ECFE Early Literacy event, 6-7:30pm, Elementary Preschool wing. FMI: 632-2364.

Feb. 25:  CEO Ice Fishing Jamboree, 11am-1pm, Dower Lake, Staples. http://www.centralmnceo.com/

Feb. 26:  Sunday Open Gym, 1-3pm, Middle/High School. 

Feb. 27:  End of Elementary Trimester 2.

Feb. 27-Mar. 3:  Scholastic Book Fair, Middl/High School Media Center. Open before and after school and during the evening of conferences.

Mar. 3:  SCHOOL IN SESSION! This was a day off, but due to a snow day, we are now in session for grades K-12!


Don't let the memories fade away, buy a yearbook!

Grades 9-12 yearbook - $40

Grades 5-8 yearbook - $11 

If you have taken any photos at school, sporting events, homecoming, etc., and would like to share them with the yearbook, please email them to Beth Hawkins, advisor, or go to Twitter feed, #wdccover.

Questions, contact Ms. Hawkins at ehawkins@wdc2155.k12.mn.us or (218) 632-2335.

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WDC Indoor Track hours for school year: M-F: 6am-7:30am and 3:30pm-8pm, as well as during Sunday Open Gym, 1-3pm.  There may be times, the track may be closed due to practice, game, concert or event.




WDC Elementary designated a 2014 Reward School!