WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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


Upcoming classes:

Defensive Driving Class- full

This class is for those who have never taken a certified defensive driving class. If you are 55 and over, Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer a 10% reduction for three years if you complete a certified defensive driving course. You will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Certified Instructor: Audrey Stearns

DATE:  Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13

TIME:  5:30-9:30pm

LOCATION:  WDC Middle/High School Robertson Theatre

COST:  $30

TO REGISTER: Call 632-2396. 



This class is for those who need only the Certified Defensive Driving Refresher class. If you have already taken the 55+ course, you can renew your 10%-three-year insurance discount by taking state-approved class. Completion certificate will be given at the end of class. Call 632-2396 to register. Certified instructor: Audrey Stearns.  

DATE:  Tuesday, April 17

TIME:  5:30-9:30pm

LOCATION:  WDC Middle/High School Robertson Theatre

COST:  $25

TO REGISTER: Call 632-2396. 

Create your own Computer Class!

Do you desire to learn more about your computer or software, but never see the class you need at the right time?  Here is your opportunity for our undivided attention.  Spend one hour with Tabitha to focus on your specific needs, where they be photo organization and editing or social networking.  Please contact Tabitha at (218) 632-2330 or Sandie at (218) 632-2396 to schedule an appointment.

COST:  $28/hour

INSTRUCTOR:  Tabitha Petrowski



Chanhassen Dinner Theatre - Newsies!

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is thrilled to bring its audiences the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm -- Disney’s Newsies! With astounding choreography, unforgettable songs, and inspirational storytelling, Newsies is a not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages.

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality. New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand. 

DATE:  Wednesday, May 30

COST:  $98 includes charter bus and dinner

TIME:  7:30 am- 6:00pm

Minnesota State Fair

Come join us at the "Great Minnesota Get Together," Minnesota’s State Fair.  This is your chance to eat just about anything on a stick along with seeing the numerous exhibits and demonstrations.  You can ride in the comfort of a charter bus and be dropped off at the door of the fair.

DATE:  Saturday, August 25

TIME: Leave WDC Middle/High School at 6:30am and leave the fair at 7pm 

COST:  $49 includes coach bus and ticket into the fair



What is Community Education?

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools provide and sponsor numerous Community Education programs which involve many participants each year in various classes, trips, programs and activities, including the following:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Early Childhood Family Education
  • Youth Development/Youth Service
  • Little Kids Club / Kids Krew
  • Prairie Fire Theatre
  • Year-Round Recreation programs
  • Community Band
  • Peer Helpers
  • Summer Performance & Conditioning program for student-athletes in Grades 7-12
  • Arts Enrichment
  • Wadena Co. Historical Society
  • Book Club Evening Enrichment Classes and Activities
  • 7th-Grade Orientation Trip to Inspiration Point


For more information, contact:


WDC Community Education Director
Sandie Rentz
Phone: (218) 632-2396
Email: srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us