WDC Public Schools

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


Upcoming classes / activities

To register or for more information, contact Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education at (218) 632-2323 or by email at wdc-community-ed@wdc2155.k12.mn.us.

Summer Drivers Education for high schoolers

Deadline to register is May 3 for WDC students.

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To participate in the WDC Drivers Education program, a student must be 15 years old by December 31, 2019. Cost of the program is $275 for Wadena-Deer Creek students and $350 for students who do not attend WDC. This fee is payable to WDC High School prior to the first day of class.

The classroom sessions will be held in the morning and/or afternoon Tuesday, June 4 through Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The written permit test will be given on Wednesday, June 19 at the high school for students who are 15 years old by this date. All students taking the test will be required to have two ID’s: original copy of their birth certificate and their original Social Security card. Students will receive 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. The behind-the-wheel instruction will start around June 24 and end approximately August 16.

A Parent Meeting will be held May 28 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre at WDC High School and parents are encouraged to attend this important meeting. Registration forms are available in the high school office in the Community Education rack.

Click here to download Registration Form



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Due to "less than spring-like conditions," WDC Community Education is extending its Sunday Open Gym season in March and April. Upcoming Open Gym dates:

DATES: April 14

TIMES: 1-3pm

LOCATION: Wadena-Deer Creek High School gyms

FREE of CHARGE! *Gyms are supervised. *Sign in at gym doors. *Indoor track open.

FMI: WDC Community Education office at 632-2323




Sometimes, life forces us to make many difficult choices. One of these choices is how we choose to spend our remaining days when faced with an unexpected illness or injury. Join us for this special educational session to learn about how to prepare an "advance care plan" so you can make decisions on the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. Knute-Nelson Hospice and Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education are co-hosting this event.

Class Date:   Thursday, April 25
Time:  4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School's Robertson Theatre
Cost:  No charge.
Instructors: Knute Nelson Home Care staff
To Register: Registration is not required. Questions, call WDC Community Education at (218) 632-2323.




Are you ready for the newest craze hitting the art world? Hutchinson, Minn., artist Cyndi Buchholz will teach you how to "paint pour" and tips to get gorgeous color mixes, beautiful large cells and interesting movement on your masterpieces. You will be making two 12-inch-by-12-inch canvases. You get to choose from glamorous glitters and many marvelous metallics to make the paint pour highly dimensional.  A fun and creative class! Skill level: No experience necessary!

Class Date:   Monday, April 29
Time:  6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Art Classroom 1010, Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School
Cost:  $20 for class, $30 for supplies = $50 per person
Instructor: Cyndi Buchholz
To Register: Call WDC Community Education at (218) 632-2323 or email at wdc-community-ed@wdc2155.k12.mn.us.


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:

  • Early Childhood Family Education

  • Youth Development/Youth Service

  • Little Kids Club / Kids Krew

  • Prairie Fire Childrens Theatre

  • Summer Recreation programs


  • Community Band

  • Peer Helpers

  • Summer Performance & Conditioning program for student-athletes in Grades 7-12

  • Arts Enrichment

  • Wadena Co. Historical Society

  • 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