WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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



Defensive Driving Course

This class is for those who have never taken a certified defensive driving class. If you are 55 or over, Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer a 10% reduction for three years if you complete a certified defensive driving course. Receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. (For ages 55 and over.)

Tues. and Wed., March 14 & 15
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Robertson Theatre, WDC Middle/High School
Cost: $30 (materials included)
Certified instructor: Audrey Stearns
To pre-register, call Sandie at 632-2396.


Defensive Driving Refresher

This class is for those who need only the Certified Defensive Driving Refresher class. If you have already taken the 55-plus course, you can renew your 10%-three year insurance discount by taking this state-approved class. Completion certificate will be given at the end of class. For ages 55 and over.

Date: Tuesday, April 10
Times: 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Robertson Theatre, WDC Middle/High School
Cost: $25 (materials included)
Certified Instructor: Audrey Stearns
To preregister, call Sandie at 632-2396.


"Retire Wisely"

Will I have enough to retire? Will my retirement income last? Are my assets protected? Manage six key risks all retirees face: Outliving their income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising healthcare costs. Turn retirement concerns into confidence. Get positive, professional guidance from a faith-based organization that has been helping our member-owners be wise with money and live generously for more than 100 years.

Tuesday, March 7
5:30-7 p.m.
Wadena Deer Creek High School
Instructor: Andrea Seelhammer
Please RSVP to Sandie Rentz at 632-2396 or email srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us at least 3 days prior to the event. A minimum class size of 8 is required to hold the workshop.


"Your Legacy: Family, Church, Charity"

Want to help sustain your church's foundation? Or your alma mater's endowment fund? And leave an inheritance? If there are people or causes you care about, we can help you uncover ways to enrich their futures. Join us for a presentation on estate and giving strategies and we'll discuss how to ensure your legacy lives on.

Tuesday, March 21
5:30-7 p.m. 
Wadena Deer Creek High School
Instructor: Andrea Seelhammer
Please RSVP to Sandie Rentz at 632-2396 or email srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us at least 3 days prior to the event. A minimum class size of 8 is required to hold the workshop.


Alzheimer’s Basics

When you attend this free class, you will be taught by the Alzheimer’s Foundation based out of Fergus Falls.  They will take time to answer your questions at the end of the class. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  Through this basics workshop, discover the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; how Alzheimer’s affects the brain; risk factors; diagnosis; stages of the disease; treatment; and hope for the future.  You will gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis and planning with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease/other dementia. 

Monday, April 24
Time: 5:30pm
Location: WDC Middle/High School
Cost: Free!


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, whether they be photo organization, editing or social networking.

Contact Tabitha Petrowski at (218) 632-2330 to schedule an appointment. Cost: $28 per hour.


Why not join Community Band!

Do you remember how much fun band was in high school?  This is your chance to join our community band.  There are openings in all sections and for people of all ages.

  • Meet 2nd 4th and 5th Tuesday of each month
  • WDC Middle/High School Band Room


Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels.  Delicious meals are delivered Monday through Friday each week, except holidays. It takes a volunteer about 1½ hours each day for a week, once a month. Meals are picked up at Humphrey Manor at 10:45 a.m. If you can help or for more information, call Gracie at (218) 639-1710 or Clara at (218) 430-0036 or (218) 631-4053.



Minnesota State Fair

We are delighted to offer the trip to the Great Minnesota Get Together once again.  Discover why people flock to the state fair each year.  You will ride to and from the fair in air conditioned comfort of a charter bus, plus you will be dropped off at the door, no hassling with finding a parking spot.

Saturday, August 26
Leave WDC Middle/High School south parking lot at 6:30 a.m.; leave fair at 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $48/per person, includes ticket into the fair



WDC Preschool Registration Night

Thursday, March 9
WDC Elementary

5:30 meal in cafeteria; 6:00 info for parents in auditorium; 6:15 visit preschool rooms. Parents will be able to turn in registration forms and meet preschool staff. Kids will be able to visit preschool rooms and meet staff. Learn about WDC Preschool open to 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Half- and full-day options. 

ECFE’s Finale - “May the Fourth Be With You!”

This Star Wars-themed event will be ECFE’s finale for the year on May 4. Contact any WDC preschool and ECFE teacher, or call ECFE Coordinator, Leanne Ries at 632-2364.



Sunday Open Gym

When the weather gets cold and you and your family need to stretch your legs, shoot hoops or walk the indoor track, take advantage of Sunday Open Gym at WDC Middle/High School. Gym is supervised. Sign in at gym. Upcoming dates: Mar. 5 and 12. Free of charge!

Indoor Track

WDC Middle/High School’s indoor track is great for those who prefer a controlled temperature and smooth terrain for their exercise. Free of charge. Approximately 9.50 laps per mile. Open to the public the following hours:  Monday through Friday 6:00-7:30 a.m. and 3:15- 8:00 p.m. and during Sunday open gym.



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 Theater
  • Year-Round Recreation programs
  • Community Band
  • Peer Helpers
  • Summer W.I.N. program
  • 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