Infinite Campus: Parents - Staff - Students

Community Education: Engage. Enrich. Inspire.

Director: Sharon Johnson

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 fall Classes and Activities catalog was mailed to area residents on July 31. 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

Sign up now for Skype and Facetime Basics

You can learn how to video chat using Skype and Facetime.  Invite a friend to join you in expanding your technology skills.
November 17 -  6:30-8 p.m.
Facilitator: Erin Lorenz
Cost: $20, if preregistered.
For more information or to sign up, call 376-6105 or visit


Social Media Breakfast Club begins Wed., Nov. 5

Sign up now for the Social Media Breakfast Club.  It will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, November through April.  First Wednesdays at Ben Lees, third Wednesdays at MN West.  7:45-8:55 a.m.
More details coming soon....

You are invited our 40th Anniversary Open House

The District 518 Community Education staff and advisory council invite area residents to a 40th Anniversary Open House on Monday, November 17, 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Mini-programs will be given once every 45 minutes.  We hope you will join us for refreshments, entertainment, and reminiscing about the learning opportunities provided by Community Education over the last 40 years. 

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, Jill Cuperus, Rick Dalrymple, Jacoba Nagel, Gretchen O'Donnell, Scott Rosenberg, Maggie Sanchez, Kathy Solt and Rita VanderKooi.   We appreciate the individuals who volunteer their time to serve on our Advisory Council!

ISD 518 Early Childhood programs earn 4-Star Rating

The Early Childhood department recently earned at 4-Star Rating from Parents Aware for its School Readiness programs.  Congratulations to Early Childhood Coordinator Tara Thompson and the Early Childhood staff on this accomplishment.