Community Education

Welcome to Community Education If you have questions, please email We offer a variety of classes for all ages. We are always in search of ideas and instructors, please feel free to email any ideas or your interest in teaching a class. Register at........ Click the link above to see the course catalog





The session is a total of 8 dates.

Saturday (12/14), Sunday (12/15), Tuesday (12/17), Thursday (12/19), Saturday (12/21), Sunday (12/22), Saturday (12/28), Sunday (12/29)

Swim lessons are taught by our WSI (Water Safety Instructor) who have been Red Cross certified.

$30.00 for preschool levels    $40.00 for Learn to Swim levels.

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica/Emma/Annika

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Learn To Swim (LTS) 

All WSI are Red Cross certified 

LTS Level 1 (age 6 and up): Introduction to Water Skills Learn Basic water safety rules; how to use a life jacket; submerge mouth, nose and eyes; open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object; swim on front and back using arm and leg actions; exhale underwater; float on front and back .

LTS Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Submerge entire head, glide on the front and back, tread water using arm and leg motions; bob in water, do a jellyfish float; swim using combined stroke on front and back.

LTS Level 3: Stroke Development

Perform a reaching assist, submerge and retrieve an object, glide on front and back, back and front crawl, kneeling or standing dive; breathe side to side in horizontal position; survival float, back float; butterfly kick and body motion

LTS Level 4—Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions • Swim under water • Feet first surface dive • Survival swimming • Front crawl and backstroke open turns • Tread water using 2 different kicks • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

LTS Level 5—Stroke Refinement

 Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly • Sculling

Learn to Swim (LTS) Level 6-Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances; includes "menu options" - Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer and Fundamentals of Diving


 Parents/Tots, (6 months – 2 years) – Parents must accompany child in water. Bring your child and let them get acquainted with the water. Learn the proper hold for your child in the water and play lots of fun water games. This class will include advanced techniques for the preschoolers. The Pool will hopefully be 83 degrees but, please bring a t-shirt along with for your (preschool) child to wear if the pool feels cooler

Level 1 – Water Exploration (2- 3 years) -Child will learn to enter/ exit water on own, blow bubbles, fully submerge face, and experience supported floating and kicking. 

Level 2 – Learn Primary Skills (3 – 4 years) -Learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Work on front and back glides. 

Level 3 – Learn Primary Skills (4 – 5 years) -Learn basic swimming propulsive skills. Learn to change direction, combine arm & leg actions on both front & back


The WSI Instructor may determine your child is better suited at another level; they will make that assessment on the first day of class.


GIRLS: Grades 3-6                             BOYS: Grades 3-4

This is for girls in grades 3-6 and boys in grade 3-4. The league for boys in grades 5-6 was sent home early in the year, they started early.

Practice dates and time and game dates/locations vary by team - please check each one if you have more than one player. Click on the link on the left to see all the dates and times.

TOURNAMENT DATES: TBA - Tournaments will be announced mid-November. They will be on various Saturdays (up to 4 Saturdays) and as close as we can get them.

COST: $25.00

ADDITIONAL COST: $20.00 for a jersey. If you have a jersey from last year, you will not need to order one for this year.

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, November 14 at 5:00 pm

Parent Meeting – 6:45 on 11/21, in the elementary lunch room


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November Class

Come join the fun!  Let's enhance your physical endurance, power, and mobilize the joints to help improve balance.  We will utilize the physical properties of the water and functional movement patterns. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training.  Cost includes 10 days of classes or pay the drop-in fee of $5 per time when your schedule allows. Ages 18 and up!

INSTRUCTOR: Wendy Remer-Johnson a certified Silver Sneakers SPLASH instructor.

DATES: Monday, and Wednesdays in November

TIME : 4:00-5:00

PRICING: Register for all 8 dates to get the best deal - $35.00 OR 5.00/class at the East Central School Pool.


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American Sign Language

Geared toward anyone age 13 and older who is interested in learning ASL!

Come join us and learn the basics of American Sign Language. We will work to develop ASL vocabulary while also learning about Deaf culture. Come get started on a second language that is a lot of fun!

The instructor is Chrissy Cariveau. She is a Teacher of the Deaf/HH that works for Saint Croix Education District. She is fluent in American Sign Language. She has a degree in Deaf Education and one in Counseling from Gallaudet University. She has taught ASL at the high school level and at college level. Teaching American Sign Language is one of her passions and she is excited to share it with you!

DATES: Tuesdays(5 dates) January 28 - February 4, 11, 18, 25

TIME : 5:00-6:00 

COST: $50.00

Location: the Community Board room 

Ages 13 and up!

Image result for elementary basketball clip art BOYS 5-6 GRADE BASKETBALL Highway 23 League

Let’s get ballin’ Eagles!  We are really excited to announce that the 5th grade and 6th grade boys’ basketball teams will be playing in the Highway 23 league this year.  The players are going to get a chance to play many games at a comparable level of play. For those of you who played last year, you’ll note that this league starts earlier in the fall than the former league. The season will run from the last week in October through mid-January.(December and beyond are TBD). Games are played on Saturdays and locations rotate between all of the teams in the league.  We will host one of the Saturdays at East Central. There will be 5th grade games and 6th grade games at the same locations, various times.

Practices start soon! 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 31 by 3:00 pm

AGE LEVELS: Grades 5-6

PRACTICE DATES: 3:30-5:00 on 10/29, Nov. 5 and 12; (time change) 6:00-7:30 on Nov. 19 and 26; 10-11:30 on 11/2; 12:00-2:00 on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/1

GAME DATES: Locations TBD but game Saturdays are tentatively set to: Nov 16, Nov 23, Dec 7, Dec 14 (at East Central), Dec 21,  Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18,  Jan 25

UNIFORM: A reversible team jersey, if you have one from last year, that works, if not. More info will be coming on how to go about getting one.

LEAGUE FEE:   $25.00 per player (this does not include the jersey cost)

Coaches: Genny Swenson, Jesse Swenson, Amanda Carlin, Bill Carlin & Mitch Clausen

Other Information:

  • Appropriate gym attire, footwear and a water bottle are also required.

Please feel free to email, text or call Genny with any questions you might have.  or (612) 402-7331




Students will practice the new cheers and chants, jump technique and motions and continue to learn the beginning stunts introduced at the mini camp. For beginners and students who have cheerleading history.

GRADES: Students entering grades K-6 in the 2019-20 school year - BOYS AND GIRLS!!

COST: 25.00 first student, 20.00 second student (an additional $12 for a uniform shirt if needed. SHIRT ORDER DEADLINE IS NOON on 12/21/19)

PRACTICE TIMES: 3:20-5:00 in the High School lunchroom. January 6, 7, 14, 27 and February 4th.

GAMES January 13, 21, 28 and February 3, 10. They will be cheering at the JV games until halftime. please have them at the school by 5:30.

UNIFORM: Black leggings (you supply) and cheer tee (same as football).

Instructor: Youth Cheer Coach Jessica Bade

END OF THE YEAR PARTY: Tuesday, February 11 from 3:20-5:00 in the HS lunch room.

Other Information:

  • Students need to wear clothes they can move in – no jeans and tennis shoes.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration




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Painting With Peg- November

Join Peg to get instruction on your own masterpiece! Painting instruction done so well that any skill level can do it. Peg is a talented local artist and instructor, the class is one 11 x 14 canvas with instruction by the teacher. All supplies provided.  The painting will be completed in one session, so you will be able to take it home, ready to hang. Grab a friend and give it a try!


Tuesday,  November 19  from 6:00-7:30 in room 204

Cost: $25.00 per person 

Adults and those in 2nd grade and up!

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Swim club is a way for your child to get extra instructional time in the water to build stamina and stroke skills. This is not a Red Cross course, but will help your child get ready to succeed at the next level.  Students will learn four strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. 

REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to swim length of pool without stopping. Open to all students 2nd-12th grade who want to improve their swimming skills. Everyone will be challenged regardless of ability.  ALL AREA YOUTH ARE WELCOME!

DATES:  Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the East Central Pool 

INSTRUCTION TIME: 3:30-4:45. Pick up is at 5pm 

INSTRUCTOR: Annika M certified lifeguard at EC.

COST: $20.00 first student, 15.00 second student


There has been some issues with the cleanliness of the locker room after swim club, please speak with your child about picking up after themselves and leaving the space clean for the next users. This will also be discus


Bria Walz will oversee the students for an hour from 2:30-3:30.

Students meet in the 4/6 breakout area.

Pick up in the foyer.

Boys and girls in grades K-6

Swim dates - 2nd Wednesday of the month

Cost $7.00 per date

September: 4, 11, 18, 25. Cost for entire month: $28.00

October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Cost for the entire month $35.00

November: 6, 13, 20, 27. Cost for the entire month: $28.00

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Youth Basketball League Training Camp

This course is an opportunity for both boys and girls entering grades 3-6 to work on their basketball skills and learn (or continue to learn) the game in a fun, low-stress environment.
There will be a review of basic basketball fundamentals and skills at each session followed by 3 on 3 games. The teams will be made each evening based on participants in attendance. The games will have a referee to assist with the flow of the game, calling fouls, and encouraging good sportsmanship, however, the players will not be coached.
The intent is to encourage the kids to play hard while starting to figure out and learn the game on their own. 3 on 3 is an excellent format to ensure that all players on the team are active participants and by changing the teams week to week, participants will be able to spend time and form bonds with different teammates. 

Coaches: Genny Swenson, Peter Rogotzke, Jesse Swenson and Mitch Clausen Players need to bring their reversible jerseys.

Cost: $15.00

Sundays from 12-1:30 on the following dates: 

August 18 and 25; September 22 and 29; October 27; November 10 and 24; December 1


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Session 2 (Oct. 28 - Dec. 9) NOW ON MONDAYS!!

Our bodies were made to move, but we can get a little stuck from too much sitting, repetitive activities, limited range of motion, and "text neck" smartphone use. 

In this class, we use gentle stretching and body-weight strength building to reconnect with natural movement that helps us get unstuck.

We'll also play with balance, core work, and flexibility, and modifications are offered so you can find the level you're comfortable with, and progress when you're ready. Plus, we laugh and chat a lot. Bring a fitness/yoga mat if you have one, but the teacher brings extras if you don't. Come and play!

DATES:  MONDAYS (6 weeks) October 28-December 9

TIME : 5:30-6:30 

PRICING: Register for all 5 weeks to get the best deal - $40.00 OR 7.00/class in the community board room.

Ages 13 and up!



Beginner T’AI CHI CHIH 

Fall Session (Oct./Nov.)

T'ai Chi Chih, Joy thru Movement, is a series of 19 movements and 1 pose. They are gentle movements and are done slowly. T'ai Chi Chih circulates and balances the intrinsic energy of the body. Many people have reported benefits doing this practice. The entire practice will be taught during this class series. Come and join us-all are welcome.

Age: Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Mondays (October 7, 21, 28 and November 4, 18, 25) from 4:30-6:00 pm in Elementary lunchroom.

Cost: $45.00 for 6 week session

Instructor: Nancy Werner-Azarski Nancy is an accredited T'ai Chi Chih teacher for the last twenty years. She has taught mostly in the metro area. And has been involved in the national and local groups of T'ai Chi Chih. She had worked as a Registered Nurse and is now retired.

Home Alone 


The reality of being home alone can evoke fear and anxiety in many children. Whether left alone for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, children should feel comfortable being alone. This workshop for children will address several topics relating to being “Home Alone” including personal safety tips, tricky people, basic first aid, fire safety, handling the unexpected, internet safety, gun safety, dealing with loneliness and boredom, storm safety, dealing with siblings as well as trust and honesty. Students attend this class independently. Parents are encouraged to review the take home information and discuss it with their child. Students can bring a snack

DATE: Thursday, May 14 from 3:20-5:20 in the Community Board room

COST: $25.00

Age levels: Grades 3-6 – both girls and boys are welcome to attend!

Instructor: Kari Fairclough (

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Be Prepared, Not Scared 


Young children who are taught basic emergency concepts like how to call 911 can turn into Heroes in emergency situations. One of the most important things for them to know are basic first aid steps to follow in different circumstances. Class topics include recognizing an emergency and knowing what to do, calling 911, basic first aid techniques, personal safety tips, tricky people, gun safety and fire safety. Students attend this class independently. Parents are encouraged to review the take home information and discuss it with their child.

DATE: Monday, April 13 from 3:20-5:20 in the Community Board room

COST: $25.00

Age levels: Grades K-2 – both girls and boys are welcome to attend!

Instructor: Kari Fairclough (

Driver 55+ Improvement Classes

Driver 55+ 4 hour REFRESHER COURSE

Save 10% on your Auto Insurance.

The MN Highway Safety and Research Center at St. Cloud State University developed this program specifically for Senior Drivers. '

It consists of 4 hours of lecture, discussion and educational videos.

There are no written or behind the wheel tests. Upon completion of the course, drivers over the age of 55 are eligible for a 10% discount on their auto insurance.

Cost is $22.00 per person

For those that are 55 yrs and over and have taken the initial class before. The class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology, and provide you with easy-to-use defensive driving tips. In addition, we will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. The classroom course allows for a 10% reduction in your insurance rate (check with your local insurance agent).   Check out MHSRC website for all local classes: MHSRC

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 in the boardroom.

Thursday, February 20 , 2020 from 1:00-4:00 in the community boardroom.

Driver 55+ Driver Improvement Class - Initial Course (8 hour course)

For those that are 55 yrs or older and have never taken a class before. The class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology, and provide you with easy-to-use defensive driving tips. In addition, we will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. The classroom course allows for a 10% reduction in your insurance rate (check with your local insurance agent).. A minimum of 12 are needed for the class. Check out MHSRC website for all local classes: MHSRC

Cost is $44.00 per person

Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 5:00-9:00 both days in the Community boardroom.

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Fall 2019 Driver Education Important Information and Dates

WHAT: Driver’s Education and Behind the Wheel

WHERE: At East Central High School room 308

INSTRUCTOR: Dwaine Palmer (both class and behind the wheel)

DATES: October 28-November 8

M, T, TH, F from 3:30-6:30

Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30

The state requires 30 hours of classroom work.

DATE FOR PARENT MEETING: Wednesday, November 6 in room 413 from 6:00-700 ish

PARENT MEETING (required by state or additional driving hours required)

AGE REQUIREMENT: Students need to be 15 years of age by October 28, 2019 to take the class.

COST: $315.00. $100.00 is due at registration, balance paid in full by last date of class. Blue cards will not be issued until paid in full.

REGISTRATION PACKET MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND TURNED IN WHEN REGISTERING. The packets are located on the community ed table in the foyer of the school.



2019-20 East Central Activities Fee

The Activities fee is required to play in all sports offered at the 7th - 12 grade level at East Central, this includes the following: Fall Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Cheer;  Winter Sports: Basketball, Cheer, Hockey, One Act; Spring Sports: Track, Baseball, Softball, Trap Shooting, Golf.


East Central has set the activities fee for all sports except trap shooting AND hockey as follows: $50.00/athlete per sport. 

Hockey is 150.00/student. Trap Shooting is 105.00/student.

If the athlete participates in two sports, the third sport is free. (TRAP SHOOTING AND HOCKEY DO NOT COUNT AS A FREE SPORT).


Grades 9-12 the fee is 350.00 per sport. The agreements between the EC and Harvest Christian stated the Harvest Christian SCHOOL would pay 300.00 of the fee and the Harvest Christian PARENTS would pay the additional 50.00.  The third sport is FREE (this does not include hockey or trap shooting).

Grades 7-8 (Junior High). This fee is $50.00/student per sport. The third sport is FREE (this does not include hockey or trap shooting)

You may now pay online with a credit card through Community Education.

ATHLETIC FEE IS DUE PRIOR TO THE FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON - Students are unable to participate in any games until the fee has been received.

Be sure you also have your MSHSL form filled out for the year and your athlete's physical is up to date.

You may find the MSHSL eligibility form here :

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