Infinite Campus: Parents - Staff - Students

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.

The winter Classes & Activities catalog is being mailed to area residents December 10, 2015. 

PASS classes scheduled to begin in January

Parents Advocating for Student Success (PASS)
District 518 offers PASS classes each year to help parents become more familiar with the local school system. Through these classes parents gain a better understanding of the importance of their involvement in their child’s educational journey. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the child tends to have higher grades and test scores; have better attendance; and complete homework more consistently. Also youth from diverse cultural backgrounds tend to do better when parents and professionals collaborate to bridge the gap between the culture at home and in the school.

PASS for parents of students attending Prairie Elementary (English with Karen language interpreter)
Fri., Jan. 15 - Feb. 26
11:30 AM-1:30 PM 6 wks. No class Feb. 12
West Learning Center Free
Instructors: Adry Stafford and Lah Gay Htoo

PASS for parents of stuents attending Worthington Middle School (Spanish language)
Tues., Jan. 12 - Feb. 23
5:00-6:30 PM 7 wks.
West Learning Center Free
Instructor: Adry Stafford


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, David Benson, Rick Dalrymple, Marco Garcia, 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!