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


CD snowmobile safety course will be offered to youth ages 11 - 15 covering snowmobile safety, operation, and laws. The snowmobile safety certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. Students registered will obtain the CD from Community Education. Students must complete the CD at home prior to taking the class and bring a copy of the completed test with them on Saturday. The certification will be valid at age 12. Parent's must sign a consent form before leaving their child for training on Saturrday. Lunch will be provided by Tamarack Sno Flyers.

December 27 from 9am - 2pm

Tamarack Sno Flyers Building

Fee: $5.00;payable to MN DNR online after completion of class.

Instructor: Scott Turner

You must pre-register in order to participate in the class!

Participants must bring helmet and warm clothes for outside testing.


December 6, 2014 - 'A Patchwork Christmas'

Make a beautiful Christmas ornament with old jewelry, interesting junk, or old toys. Items must be less than 1" square.

Instructor: Midge Johnson

January 10, 2015 - 'Fun with Scratch Board'

This is a fun method to create art. You'll scratch away the coating black ink on the paper's surface to reveal the white or color underneath.

Instructor: Duane Barnhart

February 7, 2015 - 'Cool Hands, Warm Heart'

A lesson in warm and cool colors resulting in a wonderful illustration made by your own hand.

Instructor: Angie Barnhart



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, 11, 18 & 25 from 3:20 - 4:15pm

High School Auditorium Stage

$5/session of $20/4 weeks

Julie Jacobsma, Instructor


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, Boys Head Coach Wahlin and Girls Head Coach Fischer 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

Games Schedule to be determined

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!

Wednesday, December 3, 10 & 17 from 5:30 - 6:30pm

Cafeteria Gymasium


Join us for a fun night filled with food, fellowship and fun!

Twice each winter Big Sandy Camp offers FREE tubing for our community – weather permitting! These events are usually held each Martin Luther King Day (January) and President's Day (February) when we also have a community spaghetti feed.

2014 saw lots of snow. We are counting on more for 2015!

Martin Luther King Day – Tubing
January 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

President's Day – Tubing & Spaghetti Feed
February 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
*Spaghetti served from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Tubing is available for people ages 8 and up. A waiver form is required (with parent/guardian signature) for participants under the age of 18.

Register with Community Education! MUST PRE-REGISTER!


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