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Schmidt and Warren named as Excel nominees


Congratulations to Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s Michael Schmidt and Courtny Warren who were selected as this year’s ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Award nominees.

Each year, the program recognizes Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities, and volunteer in their communities. The nominees are eligible for a statewide award to be announced later in January by the Minnesota State High School League.

Schmidt participates in theater, band, choir, Knowledge Bowl, golf, baseball and clay target. He is an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society. Schmidt has volunteered at the Humane Society, Empty Stocking Fund, PTO fundraisers, Princess Warrior, WAVE Secret Santa, Leo Lions, Christmas Festival, book fairs, and his church. He is the son of Kent and Dr. Shaneen Schmidt of Wadena.

Warren is an honor student and member of the National Honor Society. She participates in choir, softball and serves as captain of the volleyball and dance teams. She's been active on the Homecoming Committee, Math League and has served as a Peer Mentor. Warren was also selected as a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership participant. She volunteers with her church, as well as numerous NHS and volleyball activities. She is the daughter of Paul and Heather Warren of Wadena.


Dance team to host YOUTH DANCE CLINIC


The Wadena-Deer Creek Rhythmettes are celebrating their 25th year as the WDC Dance Team. Come celebrate and dance along with them on January 21, 2019.

WHO: PRE K-6th Grade
WHEN: January 21, 2019
TIME: 6:00 PM

Practice Dates: 
January 14 6-7 PM High School
January 15 6-7 PM High School
January 17 6-7 PM High School
January 18 5-6 PM High School (makeup day only)

Cost: $20. Includes a T-shirt to be worn at the show on January 21. Checks may be made out to WDC DANCE.

Any questions, call or text Dance Coach Beth Motschenbacher at (651) 734-3326.

Please return forms by December 20 to the elementary/high school offices to guarantee a shirt.


wonderful music performed at monday’s concerts!

Preschool classes extended to Dec. 20


Because of the remodeling project this fall, WDC Preschool started a week later. WDC Preschool will go another week in December, so the last day is Dec. 20 (not Dec. 13 as stated on the School Calendar). Classes will resume on Jan. 2. Happy Holidays!

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WDC accepting donations of gently-used coats and WDC apparel

WDC is collecting new and/or gently-used coats and WDC apparel for students in need . We are accepting coats and apparel for youth in PreK-12.

If you have any of these items, please drop them off at our school offices. We are calling it Wooly’s Coat Closet and plan to collect items throughout the school year.

Thank you for your support! Wooly especially thanks you!



WDC Middle/High School Indoor Track WINTER HOURS: M-F: 6am-7:30am and 3:15pm to 8:30pm. Nine times around the track equals 1 mile. The public is invited to enjoy our indoor track, free of charge. There may be days it is closed due to games, tournaments or cleaning. Signs will be posted.


JMC ALERT SYSTEM: Beginning this school year, WDC School District has implemented the JMC Alert System for PreK-12 through WDC’s JMC Student Record Management Software. Parents are automatically signed up. However, parents can log in to the JMC Parent Portal through the WDC website, click on Parents, Online Parent Access, Parent Portal. Username is your last name and if you don’t know your password, click on “forgot your password” and JMC will email you a temporary password. Parents are encouraged to check their information and emergency contact information to make sure it is up-to-date, as well as attendance, bus information, discipline record and report cards. Any questions or if you need further assistance, call the school offices: elementary at (218) 632-2400 or middle/high school at (218) 632-2300.