Community Education




Interested in getting your hands dirty? Want to understand more about the natural world? Then come and join us for some fun and adventure every Thursday afternoon in Mr. Hartsell’s room. Students participating in the Jr. Naturalist program will explore the life beyond the science classroom. Discover first hand the fascinating life of the critters that call Minnesota home. Develop outdoor skills while participating in community service projects and field trips throughout the course of the program.

Grades 7 - 10

November 20 - March 12

Every Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Mr. Hartsell’s Room


McGregor Community Education will be sponsoring a youth baseball and softball clinic by Great River Baseball Clinics, Aitkin, MN on Saturday, April 25 on the baseball fields in McGregor.  The alternate location in the event of weather problems will be the High School gym.  The company is in its 20th year and is excited to return to McGregor to offer its fun and interactive clinic for boys and girls in grades K-6.  There will be 5 stations set up for campers including throwing, fielding, catching, hitting, base running and will conclude with a discussion on sportsmanship. The clinic will be conducted by Kevin Hoffman, a retired 32 year youth baseball coach from the Twin Cities and Aitkin, former president of the Aitkin Area Little League, Administrator, umpire, certified hitting instructor, certified ASEP baseball coach, and youth baseball consultant. Also assisting will be Hoffman’s 2 son’s, Chris and Kyle, both former collegiate baseball players.

Grades K - 3; 9am - 10:30am

Grades 4 - 6; 11am - 12:30pm

$15/student; $28/2 children; $38/3 or more family members

Register with Community Education



The Zumba Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7 - 11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids moving to the beat. It's all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it's okay to just be yourself and dance like no one's watching. Students will need comfortable tennis shoes/clothes, and a water bottle. Students will need to be picked up promptly after class at 4:15! No transportation is provided.

Monday's February 4, 18, 25 & March 4 from 3:20 - 4:15pm

High School Auditorium Stage

$5/session of $20/4 weeks

Julie Jacobsma, Instructor


Cooking Matters® Mission is to empower Minnesota families at risk of hunger with skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy, delicious and affordable meals.

This is a multi-session course that combines hands-on food preparation with nutrition information, food budgeting and shopping techniques.

Classes meet for two hours, one time per week for six weeks
Volunteer chef leads a food-network-styled cooking demo
Participants break into teams to prepare the recipe for themselves
Extension Community Nutrition Educator leads the nutrition segment of class which corresponds to the weekly topic and recipe
We share a meal together
Participants take home a copy of the recipe and the ingredients to recreate at home
Week 5 is a guided tour of a local grocery store (adult course only)
12-15 participants per six-week course
Participants must attend 4 of 6 classes in order to “graduate”

Wednesday's, March 18 - April 22 from 3:30 - 5:30pm

McGregor Home Ec Room

Jodi Nordlund, SNAP-Ed Regional Educator



McGregor basketball has been building a program whose goal is to be competitive year in and year out. Our basketball players pride themselves on hard work, dedication, teamwork, and self-less sacrifice for the benefit of the team. Community Education, Coach Wahlin and Mike Tast, Youth Coach hope you will become a part of the program and one day help us in our efforts. The elementary basketball youth program will work on skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. Time will consist of friendly competitions, work on team building, and showing youth how much fun basketball can be.

Grades 4 - 6 Boys Practice Schedule

December 1, 2, 9, 11 & 19 from 3:30 - 5:20pm

December 6, 13 & 20 - 9:00 - 10:00am with Coach Wahlin & Boys BB team

January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 from 3:30 - 5:20pm

February 3, 6, 12, 13, 17, 19 & 23 from 3:30 - 5:20pm

Game Schedule

Saturday, January 10 @ Hill City 9am

Saturday, January 17 @ Aitkin

Tuesday, February 3 @ 4pm home vs Aitkin 4th grade only

Thursday, February 12 @ 4:30pm home vs Aitkin 6th grade only

Saturday, February 14 @ 9am home vs Hill City

Coach: Mike Tast

$20 season fee (practice jersey)


We cannot do anything about the frigid temps outside, but we can get you playing, running, and moving releasing some energy and jiggles at family open gym nights!

Join us for this informal hour of gym time!

Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30pm


McGregor Early Childhood is teaming up with the Northland Foundation and the U of M Extension to bring you four great family sessions focusing on movement, music, nutrition and dental care. A healthy meal will be provided as well as great door prizes and learning opportunities! Do not miss out! Get registered today for all three sessions!

When: Tuesday, January 13, February 10, March 10 from 5:30 - 7pm
Where: Home Ec Room
Ages: Birth to grade 4