Community Education

Mission Statement 
The mission of District 518 Community Education is to engage people in lifelong learning; enrich lives through shared experiences; and inspire personal growth and community connections.

The Community Education Classes and Activities catalog is mailed to area residents quarterly and also available online. We hope you will find a class that interests you. To sign up for a class, please call 507-376-6105. Select link to register online.

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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If District 518 cancels school for the day or releases students early for weather reasons, it is our policy to cancel all Community Education Enrichment, Early Childhood and Adult Basic Education classes and activities.  Call our office at 376-6105 or listen to the local radio stations for announcements.

News & Updates

  • Living Your Best Life Rescheduled to May 8, 2019

    Save the new date! We have rescheduled Living Your Best Life to Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This event will be from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the American Reformed Church. Angela Kennecke, Sioux Falls KELO television news anchor, will be speaking of the opioid epidemic’s effect on the family and her family funded charity, Emily’s Hope. Cost – $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Please register by calling Community Education at 507-376-6105 or online at

  • Family Fun Gym Night will be held tonight at Prairie Elementary: 5:30-7:30 pm

    Tonight there will be a family gym night in the Prairie Elementary gym. Mr. Marquardt will have many fun activities set up for you to enjoy together. These events are free to families due to a grant from Southwest Initiative Foundation. The next Family Fun event is another gym night on Friday March 22. We hope your family can attend one of these fun and free events. Sign up by calling 507-376-6105. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted.

  • Grow Our Own Summit Recap & Vision Session to be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at Hickory Lodge, 4-6 PM

    According to Pioneer Public Television, one in six southwest Minnesota children live in poverty. Recently, hundreds gathered at the Grow Our Own Summit in Marshall, to share ideas and learn how to support and take action to close the opportunity gaps for youth in our region.

    On January 7, Community Education will be hosting a meeting for local individuals to recap the summit discussions and explore initiatives we can implement to positively impact the lives and futures of local children.  Please call 507-376-6105 to reserve your place. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 pm at the Hickory Lodge in Worthington. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic.

  • Winter Community Education catalog is on its way

    The Community Classes & Activities catalog was sent in the mail this week to 11,039 households.  We hope that everyone will check out the great educational opportunities that are available locally.  Community Education accepts registrations online, in-person, by phone and by mail.  We also have gift certificates available, if you are interested in giving the gift of education to someone you love.  
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  • Free Transportation to Grow Our Own Summit being coordinated by Community Ed.

    Southwest Initiative Foundation is hosting a Grow Our Own Summit in Marshall on Thursday, November 8.  The event registration fee is $20 and includes a noon meal. During the summit, you’ll learn and be inspired to take action that will benefit youth, as well as your own business, organization, school, community or family.  For more information and to register for the event, you may go to  

    District 518 Community Education is coordinating free transportation for area resident to the event.  Bus will load at the WHS Student Parking Lot directly across from the District 518 Admin Office at 7:45am. The bus will arrive at 7:30am to load. Bus will return to Worthington at approx. 5pm.

    If you would like to ride the charter bus to the event, call Community Ed at 507-376-6105 to reserve a seat.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.  We hope to have a strong representation of Worthington leaders at the summit. 

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