WDC Public Schools

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218.632.2155 * Fax: 218.632.2199 * 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena MN 56482

Changes for Tuesday, Feb. 3 for WDC Girls Basketball vs. Pequot Lakes is as follows:

  • No JV game.
  • C team will play on the Main Court at 5:45pm

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Time is running out to guarantee your copy of the 2015 MIDDLE or HIGH SCHOOL yearbook. Memories fade, but the yearbook lasts forever! Order your copy by February 2nd. Go to the link provided or bring your money to Ms. Hawkins. The 9-12 book is $40, and the 5-8 book is $11. Don't miss out on reminiscing!

9-12 yearbooks are $40   http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A04181900

5-8 yearbooks are $11    http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01121836

Supt. Lee Westrum

Supt. Lee Westrum

WDC Seeking Input from Community Members for Strategic Plan

By WDC Superintendent Lee Westrum

Link to Survey:  http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ea6megbqi2wilff9/start

You may have heard by now that WDC is working on a new strategic plan. A strategic plan is a set of broadly defined goals or objectives followed by a sequence of steps to achieve the adopted goals. It is important for organizations like school districts to have direction, and a good strategic plan serves as a road map to help guide the decision-making process for the organizations leaders.

The biggest part of developing a strategic plan is gathering input from all of the stakeholders. For WDC that means parents, staff members, students, community members, administration and school board members. We need input on the current state of WDC and what we want WDC to become, a vision, if you will, for the school district. As a WDC community member, we are asking you to provide us with that information through a survey and through direct participation in a planning session.  

At the top of this message is a link to a short, open-ended survey. The survey is anonymous and the information gathered will help in creating the final plan that will guide WDC for the next several years.

We are also inviting you to a planning session that will be facilitated by an experienced consultant named Bruce Miles. This session will take place on Monday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Robertson Theatre at WDC Middle/High School and will include a free meal served at 5:30 p.m. and free child care at the WDC Kid’s Club for parents attending the planning session.

We thank you for your help with this very important process. We value your input and we look forward to working together to make WDC the best it can be!


Chuck richards shares his love of art with 6th graders

Free dental care for kids in need

Give Kids a Smile is providing free dental care to children in need, ages 3 to 18, on Feb. 6th and 7th. All patients must have appointments in advance and be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Parents can call Reuter Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment at 218-631-1487.

Give Kids a Smile is coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association and is a great program to support! Thank you, Reuter Family Dentistry!

Wolverine Bites

Bucks for Pucks: The 16th annual Blue Line Bids Fundraiser for the Wadena Hockey Association will be Jan. 31 at the Wadena Elks Lodge. Social hour: 6pm. Live & Silent Auction: 7pm. Raffles throughout the evening. Free pizza and taco bar. Dance following the auction. Come on out and support the Wadena Hockey Association on Jan. 31!


WDC sixth-graders are collecting aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They will be collecting tabs until April 30 -- so start saving! The tabs are recycled and help families who have children who are ill, stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

Drop off your tabs at the elementary or middle/high school offices. Any questions, contact any sixth-grade teacher -- Ms. Berg, Mrs. Grendahl or Mr. Ferris at (218) 632-2300. Thank you!


WDC Indoor Walking & Open Gym Hours : 

Middle/High School walking track:
Monday-Friday: 6 - 7 a.m. 
Monday & Wednesday: 3:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1 - 3 p.m. (during Open Gym)

In the event of a concert or game, the walking track will close at 5:30 p.m.

Elementary School hallways:
Monday-Friday: 6 - 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Open Gym:
Sundays: 1 to 3 p.m. @WDC Middle/High School only.


Defensive Driving Courses sponsored by WDCB Community Education:

Refresher class -- February 10 from 5:30 – 9:30pm or 
                                    April 21 from 5:30-9:30pm

Cost:  $20 (includes materials)

Full class -- March 10 and 11 5:30-9:30pm

Cost:  $25 (includes materials)

Classes taught by certified teacher Audrey Stearns and held in the Robertson Theatre at WDC Middle/High School, 600 Colfax Ave SW. Pre-registration is required by calling Sandie Rentz at 218-632-2396.

Congratulations to WDC's One-Act Play cast and crew for earning a first-place finish at Subsections on Saturday! WDC advances to Sections on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Hawley.

"They did a beautiful job. They were spot on!" said Jay Patterson, WDC's one-act director, adding. "What was really special was all eight of the main characters were starred. They received stars because they were so animated, so energizing." 

Those eight WDC students receiving excellence for their performances, included: 

  • Isaac Berger
  • Taylor Dirks
  • Hope Dumpprope
  • Alyssa Gilster
  • Samantha Kirkland
  • Hope Norenberg
  • Michael Small
  • David Wegscheid

Director Jay Patterson invites the community, staff and students to another public performance of "The Chair Play" on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Free admission! 


The WDC School Board approved a change to the school calendar by making Monday, February 9 a day off for students, while WDC staff members will report that day to take part in a strategic-planning process that the WDC School District is working on. 

Parents and community members are also invited to participate in strategic planning during the evening of February 9. 


Kindergarten Roundup date has been set! Families with children who will be in Kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend on Tuesday evening, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at WDC Elementary.

Kindergarten Graduation will be held Tuesday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Wadena Memorial Auditorium.


Late Bus is back! The late bus for elementary and middle/high school students runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The bus will pick up at 5:10 p.m. at elementary cafeteria doors on Dayton Avenue and at 5:15 pm from the back entrance of the WDC Middle/High School. This is a great service for our kids. Thank you to the WDC School Board for supporting this program! 


Order your 2014-15 WDC Yearbooks: 

9-12 yearbooks are $40   http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A04181900

5-8 yearbooks are $11    http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01121836


WDC Elementary designated a 2014 Reward School!