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 ADULT classes:

Dance class - swing & rumba


Learn how to master Swing and Rumba! Swing is a fun, energetic dance while Rumba is a fun, sassy latin-style of ballroom dance that fits nicely with most modern types of music. Begin with the basics, then move into turns, travels, rocks and more! Taught by the Spirit Mountain Dance Studio. No partner is necessary; individuals and couples welcome!

DATE:  Mondays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15

TIMES: 6:30-7:15pm

COST:  $50 per person

LOCATION: Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School - Auxiliary Gym

REGISTRATION/FMI: Call (218) 632-2396.


Barn quilts


This lively 4-hour class with guided instruction will take you through the process of barn-quilt painting from beginning to completion. Choose a quilt pattern from several dozen offered. You will gain knowledge on measuring layout, taping and painting as related to barn quilt painting. Leave class with a 2-foot-by-2-foot completed barn quilt.

DATE:  Monday, Oct. 8

TIMES: 5:30-9:30pm

COST:  $77 (includes class fee and all supplies

LOCATION: Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School art room

REGISTRATION/FMI: Call (218) 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



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 and back to Wadena around 10pm. 

COST:  $49 includes charter bus and ticket into the fair.

REGISTRATION/FMI: Call (218) 632-2396.


"Irving berlin's Holiday Inn" at Chanhassen Theatre


"Holiday Inn," the new Irving Berlin musical, tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?

DATE:  Wednesday, Oct. 24

TIME: Leave WDC Middle/High School at 7am and return to Wadena around 10pm. 

COST:  $98 includes charter bus, lunch and ticket into the play.

REGISTRATION/FMI: Call (218) 632-2396.


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