WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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

Track/Gym closed for cleaning

Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School Indoor Track and Gym will be closed from July 25 to Aug. 7 for cleaning.  Elementary Gyms will be closed Aug. 1-11 for cleaning too. Thank you for your cooperation!

Junior High Wolverine Football Camp

Aug. 1 and 2  *  9-11am
WDC Football Practice Field

** For incoming 7th & 8th graders
** No pads needed
** No registration required!
** WDC Head Football Coach Howie Kangas will be running the camp.

Wadena-Deer Creek NHS Summer Blood Drive

Tuesday, Aug. 9   *    1-7pm

WDC High School Commons

Community members encouraged to donate! To make an appointment, call or text 218.640.5550. Thank you!

High School Dance Camp, Aug. 10-11

WDC is inviting students entering grades 7-12 who are interested in dance to attend a two-day Dance Camp, August 10 from 10am to 4pm and August 11 from 9am to noon at WDC Middle/High School Gym.

The camp will be coordinated by Pelican Rapids head dance coach along with a fitness trainer.  The cost is free to anyone joining 2016 dance team. $30 to all others. Learn how to build endurance,  switch leaps and technique for high kick.

Any questions,  contact WDC head dance coach Beth Motschenbacher 651-734-3326.


Notice is hereby given that the period for filing affidavits for candidacy for the office of School Board member of Independent School District No. 2155 shall begin on Aug. 2, 2016, and shall close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2016.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. At that election, three members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four years each.

Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the School District Office at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School, 600 Colfax Ave SW, Wadena MN  56482. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election.

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5pm on Aug. 16, 2016.

Dated: July 11, 2016

By the order of the School Board, Jilene Fiemeyer, School District Clerk

WDC to host Fall Sports Meeting, Thursday, Aug. 11

The Wadena-Deer Creek Athletic Department will host its Grades 7-12 Fall Sports Meeting on Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. in the Commons at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School.  

 At the sports meeting, parents and student-athletes will fill out mandatory paperwork and pay fees which are required before athletes are able to start practice. They will also get a chance to meet with coaches.

 WDC Activities Director Norm Gallant reminds athletes and parents an up-to-date physical must be on file before athletes are allowed to participate in any practices.

 Cross Country and Tennis practice for student-athletes entering grades 7-12 starts on Aug. 15. Football and Volleyball practice for students entering grades 9-12 also begins on Aug. 15. Junior high student-athletes participating in football and volleyball will begin practice on Aug. 22. 

Join us for these upcoming Community Ed bus trips!

Come join us for a bus trip to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Houston Astros at Target Field on August 11th! Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education has reserved tickets in section 302 (it's shaded!) and the cost is $25 per individual. Game time is 12:10pm. The school bus will leave at 8:00am (from the Elementary cafeteria doors) and will return around 6:00pm. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information or to register, call Jackie Becker at 632-2340.

Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education is hosting a chartered bus trip at the Great Minnesota Get Together on Saturday, Aug. 27 where you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and everything on a stick! A fee of $42 per person covers the bus ride and a ticket into the fair. The bus leaves at 7:00am from Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School parking lot and is expected to return around 10:00pm. Must be 18 or accompanied by an adult. If interested or if you want more information, call Sandie Rentz at 632-2396.

Kids Krew and Little Kids Club will be closed Aug. 22-26 for cleaning. Thank you for your cooperation!  

Back-to-School Open House, Aug. 31

Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools will host its annual Back-to-School Open House for students and families on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the elementary and middle/high school. 

Families will have an opportunity to meet teachers and staff, visit classrooms, deposit lunch money, pay activity fees, fill out necessary forms, pick up class schedules and enjoy a free picnic-style meal served by our local fire department.  New this year: Wolverine T-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at both schools. Start the school year with new Wolverine apparel! Go Wolverines! 

Wadena-Deer Creek classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 6. The school calendar for 2016-17 and school supply lists for grades K-6 are posted on the school’s website.

Any questions, contact the District Office at 632-2155. 


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Wolverine Happenings:

July / August

  • July 25-Aug. 5 * Madhatters Summer Drama Camp, Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Performance Aug. 5 at 7pm.
  • Aug. 1-2 * JH Wolverine Football Camp, 9-11am, WDC Football Practice Field. FMI, contact Coach Howie Kangas.
  • Aug. 2-4 * Summer Rec Breakfast Camp, 10am-1pm, HS FACS Classroom. FMI, contact Dana at 632-2323.
  • Aug. 9 * NHS Blood Drive, 1-7pm, HS Commons. Community members encouraged to donate!
  • Aug. 11 * Fall Sports Night for incoming Gr. 7-12, 6pm, Commons. FMI, contact Mr. Gallant at 632-2310.
  • Aug. 15 * Varsity Fall Sports practice begins! (7-12 Cross Country, 7-12 Tennis, 9-12 Football and 9-12 Volleyball)
  • Aug. 15-18 * Summer Rec Back-to-School Beauty Camp. Gr 2-3, 8:30-10:15am/Gr 4-6, 10:30am-12:15pm, Elem Art Room #46. Openings still available! Call Summer Rec office to pre-register at 632-2323.
  • Aug. 22 * Junior High Practice begins for Football and Volleyball.
  • Aug. 22-26 * Kids Krew and Little Kids Club closed for cleaning.
  • Aug. 30 * 5th Grade Orientation, 6:30pm, Commons
  • Aug. 31 * K-12 Open House, 4-7pm, Elementary and Middle/High School. Light meal, tours, meet teachers and staff. Deposit money in lunch accounts. All families welcome!


  • Sept. 6 * FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for PreK-12 students!

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WDC Elementary designated a 2014 Reward School!