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.


News & Updates

  • LIVING ON THE EDGE... a Poverty Simulation Workshop

    What choices would you make if you had too little time and money to meet your basic needs? Community Education invites you to experience life in someone else’s shoes. This unique and effectual workshop will be held on Thursday, March 29, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, at the West Learning Center Gymnasium. There is no charge for this event; preregistration is requested. For more information or to register call the Community Education office 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment. Staff will receive CEU’s at the end of this workshop.

  • Celebration of Young Musicians

    This music festival of selected youth in grades 4-6 from collaborative and partnership schools from southwest Minnesota, is featuring a guest clinician and several master teachers who will work with the students throughout this day-long experience. The Celebration of the Young Musicians is sponsored by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA). Worthington has once again been chosen as the festival site for southwest Minnesota. The festival concludes with a performance of four to six choral pieces, as well as additional performances by other musical selections, learned throughout the day.

    This concert performance is free and open to the public on Friday, March 9, 1:45-2:30 pm, at the Prairie Elementary Gym in Worthington.

  • Fall Spanish PASS Classes Concluded

    PASS classes offered this fall, included two Spanish Prairie Elementary Phase I classes and one Spanish Middle School Phase I class. There were 19 parent graduates. The Prairie Elementary graduations and principal’s dialogue by Heidi Meyer, were held at West Learning Center. A celebration held at the Middle School, included a tour of the school by Jeff Luke, Carrie Adams and Justin Breske. Students presented parents with their PASS certificates, and were able to enjoy lunch together. PASS Phase II classes will be offered to these families in January or March.

  • Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications are being accepted

    It is not too late to submit the free or reduced priced lunch application form. Application forms must be submitted annually. The application is available in English and Spanish. Click on the link below for the form. Forms may be submitted at any school office.

    Nunca es demasiado tarde para llenar su solicitud para los alimentos gratis o a precio reducido. Las solicitudes deben llenarse cada año, y están disponibles en inglés y en español. Haga clic en el sitio incluido aquí para obtener el formulario. La solicitud se puede entregar en la oficina de las escuelas.

    Free and Reduced Application 2017-2018

    Spanish Free and Reduced Application 2017-2018

  • PASS Classes for Parents of ISD 518 Students

    PASS is a program for families of students enrolled in District 518 schools, designed to help them become active in their child’s educational journey and to get to know the school system. Classes are conducted in Spanish and Karen and are held at West Learning Center, 117 11th Ave Worthington, MN 56187. To register, call/text Adry Stafford, ISD 518 Family Liaison, at (507)370-3682. There is no cost to attend this program. Childcare and transportation are available.

    PASS es un programa para familias con estudiantes en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 518, diseñado para ayudarles a ser activos en la educación de sus hijos y a saber más acerca de cómo funciona el sistema escolar. Las clases se llevan a cabo en la escuela West, 117 11th Ave Worthington, MN 56187. Para registrarse o más información llame/mande mensaje a Adry Stafford, Enlace Familiar, al (507)370-3682. Este programa se ofrece sin costo. Cuidado de niños y transporte disponible.

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