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WDC FFA fish and wildlife team qualifies for State

Members of the Wadena-Deer Creek FFA Fish and Wildlife team qualified for state competition at the FFA Region II Fish and Wildlife Career Development Event held Jan. 5 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

Teams from 18 FFA chapters competed in identifying species of fish, wildlife, birds, and insects. Besides identification, team members took a test on wildlife habitat and behavior.

Team members include Ryan Grendahl, Mari Grendahl, Josh Tabery and Jezebel Snyder. Richard Muckala serves as the chapter's FFA advisor.

The state Fish and Wildlife CDE will be held at the Minnesota State FFA Convention, April 23-24 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, and Minneapolis campuses.


Just Pop it, Pull it, Save it, and Make a Difference!

Wadena–Deer Creek Elementary will once again be collecting aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  WDC encourages students to collect the tabs and bring them to their homerooms.  Our goal is to try and collect as many tabs as we can in order to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  We would appreciate your assistance in order to help the, “House That Love Built.”  Collecting pop tabs is an easy way to recycle in order to help others, and everyone is able to participate in collecting tabs. 

Once again, each grade level is asked to collect as many pop tabs as they can and keep collecting until May 19, 2017.  The grade level with the most pounds collected will get a reward.

The fourth grade, along with Mr. Ferris, will be in charge of collecting the pop tabs from each classroom, weighing the pop tabs, and putting them in boxes to get them ready to send off. 

Everyone of us can make a difference and all we have to do is “Pop it, Pull it, Save it, to make a difference in the lives of children.”   Thank you so much for your time and effort in helping pull for families with children going through difficult times.

Fun Facts:

  • 1 inch = 1 pop tab
  • 1 foot = 12 pop tabs
  • 1 meter = 40 pop tabs
  • 1 kilometer = 40,000 pop tabs
  • 1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
  • 1 pound = 1,267 pop tabs
  • 1 million tabs = 730 pounds
  • 730 pounds = $511


Thursday, Jan. 26
WDC Elementary Big Gym

The public invited to this music program directed by Mary Ellenson.


WDC's ONE-ACT PLAY - "Moonlight without a Soul" 

Thursday, Jan. 26
Wadena Memorial Auditorium

Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s drama department will present a public performance of their one-act play. Admission is free. Director Jay Patterson wrote this thought-provoking play that tackles the emotional subject of school shootings, such as Columbine and Sandy Hook. 

The cast includes: Elliot Doyle, Sara Goetze, Michael Schmidt, Liz Peterson, Grace Mertens, Logan Taggart, Esther Berger, Devyn Norenberg, Emma Mehl, Gabriel Berger, Siobhane Touchette, Jasmyn Wood, Raine Curtis, and Grace Gallant. Stage crew includes: Katelyn Gardner, Devin Thompson, Nancy Medina and Ben Keppers.



Thursday, Jan. 26
approximately 11am
Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School Gym

Featuring Jose Berrios, J.R. Murphy, Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven and Dan Gladden.

Public invited to attend this FREE event!

KWAD/KKWS A.M. Radio of Wadena/Staples is hosting this event with WDC Schools. The station has broadcasted Twins games for more than 50 years and to get the opportunity to see these current and former players is a thrill for people of all ages! 

The Twins Caravan has made five stops at WDC Schools in the last six years -- 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Twins Caravan really likes the enthusiastic reception they've received here in Wadena and that’s why they keep coming back! Grab your Twins gear and let’s fill the gym on Jan. 26!



Jan. 22, 29
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.



Sunday, Feb. 12
1 to 2:30pm
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary Gym

It’s a royal party for boys and girls under the age of 10! Wear your finest prince or princess attire, or wear red for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy games, dancing, Valentine’s-themed arts and crafts, face painting, snacks, prizes and more! All children must be escorted by a parent, guardian or grandparent to attend. 

Cost: $5 per child. Pay at the door. Sponsored by Wadena-Deer Creek-Bluffton Youth Community Education. To RSVP or questions, call (218) 632-2323.

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Wolverine Calendar:


Jan. 16:  NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 16:  WDC Rhythmette Dance Review, 6pm, HS Gym.

Jan. 17:  School Board Meeting, 6pm, Robertson Theatre, WDC Middle/High School. Election of new officers.

Jan. 20:  End of 2nd Quarter at middle/high school.

Jan. 22:  Sunday Open Gym, 1-3pm, WDC Middle/High School.

Jan. 23:  Grades 5-6 Science Expo information distributed to students. Start planning!

Jan. 26:  Twins Caravan, 11am, Middle/High School Gym. 

Jan. 26:  K-4 Winter Music Program, 1:30pm, Elementary Gym.

Jan. 26:  One-Act Play performance, 7:30pm, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.

Jan. 28:  One-Act Play Subsections, New York Mills.

Jan. 29:  Sunday Open Gym, 1-3pm, Middle/High School. 



Feb. 3-Apr. 24:  ECFE Spring Session. FMI: 632-2364.

Feb. 5:  NO Sunday Open Gym.  

Feb. 12:  Sunday Open Gym, 1-3pm, WDC Middle/High School. 

Feb. 12:  Prince & Princess Party, 1-2:30pm, Elem Gym. FMI: 632-2323. Sponsored by WDC Community Ed.

Feb. 13:  Gr 5-8 Spelling Bee, 7pm, Robertson Theatre, Middle/High School.

Feb. 20:  School is IN SESSION. Snow day!

Feb. 21:  Author Visit, David LaRochelle, Elementary School.

Feb. 21:  School Board Meeting, 6pm, Robertson Theatre, Middle/High School. 

Feb. 22:  Gr 9-12 Large Group Band Contest, all day, Staples.

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

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

Feb. 27:  End of Elementary Trimester 2.

Feb. 27-Mar. 2:  Middle/High School Book Fair, Media Center.

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!