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:

55+ Defensive Driving-Refresher class


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. 

Class Dates:  Tues., Sept. 11  5:30-9:30 p.m. OR   Tues., Nov. 13  5:30-9:30 p.m.

Location:  Robertson Theatre, Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School

Cost:  $25

Instructor: Audrey Stearns

To Register: call Sandie at (218) 632-2396


55+ Defensive Driving-Full Class

This class is for those who’ve not 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 for your insurance company.  

Class Dates:  Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 29 & 30
Time:  5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location:  Robertson Theatre, Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School
Cost:  $30
Instructor: Audrey Stearns
To Register: call Sandie at (218) 632-2396


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



"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.


Doo Wop Project” * Dec. 14

St. Cloud Paramount Theatre


Three parts Jersey Boys, 2 parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop,” these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot five-piece band — tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world!  They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s and make ‘em sound fresh and new — they “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5 and in-between they sprinkle in some “doowopified” Christmas classics.   A perfect way to ring in the holidays! 

We will have dinner before the play; cost of dinner on your own.

Date:  Friday, Dec. 14. Must register before Nov. 9.

Cost:  $44

Time:  9 a.m. -6 p.m.  

To register: Call Sandie at (218) 632-2396.


“Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O' Men”  *  Feb. 28, 2019

St. Cloud Paramount Theatre


This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course. But as they busy themselves with preparations for their church’s participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. We will have dinner before the play on your own.

Date:  Thursday, February 28; Must register before Jan. 11, 2019. 

Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:  $45 

To register: Call Sandie at (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