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Community Education: Engage. Enrich. Inspire.

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 connectedness.

The Community Classes and Activities catalog gets mailed to area residents quarterly, but is also available online. We hope you will find a class that interests you. For more information or to sign up for a class, please call 507-376-6105.  If you would like to register online, click here to go to the Enrichment Programs page

Events and Announcements

  • Music Explorers; a parent-child music & movement class

    This Community Education class is designed for a parent or caregiver to attend with a young child (age 6 months to 5 years).  You will enjoy music through singing, movement, instruments, finger plays and more.  Come and enjoy time with your child and bring home some new ideas for integrating music into your daily experiences. 

    Fridays, March 6-27, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
    West Learning Center, room 126
    Cost: $37

    Call 507-376-6105 to sign up and pre-pay or register online at



  • Substitute Teaching 101

    Substitute Teachers are needed in our local schools.  In Minnesota, individuals with a  4-year degree in any field may apply for a substitute teaching license.  ISD 518 will be offering a workshop to share information with people about the process of becoming a substitute teacher and what the position involves.  Substitute teachers are a valuable part of an education system.  Substitute teaching may be an excellent match to your talents and skills, so we invite you to come and learn more about it on Thursday, March 19, 1:30-3:00 pm at Prairie Elementary, room 142.

  • Community Education's Spring Classes & Activties catalog released on Feb. 12

    Community Education mailed it's Spring Classes & Activities catalog on Feb. 12.  A link is also posted on the Community Education section of the the ISD 518 website.  The catalog features a variety of enrichment classes, as well as information from many other community organizations.  We hope you find a class or opportunity the interests you!

     Some of the highlights this spring include:

    iPad Basics,
    Twitter Basics
    Hatha Yoga
    Day Trip to see Mary Poppins at Chanhassen
    Day Trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
    Star Gazing with Mike Lynch from WCCO radio
    Spring Fling for Seniors: Healthy Living at Home

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CE Advisory Council

Community Education has an Advisory Council which meets every-other month to provide input to the staff on goals, program direction and activities. Advisory Council meetings will be held at 4 p.m. in the main Community Education office on the fourth Monday of every-other month. 

Community Education Advisory Council members include: Ethan Bates, Rahel Baza, David Benson, Rick Dalrymple, Jacoba Nagel, Gretchen O'Donnell, Scott Rosenberg, Kathy Solt and Rita VanderKooi.   We appreciate the individuals who volunteer their time to serve on our Advisory Council!