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


Image result for water aerobics SPLASH WATER AEROBICS 


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, Wednesdays and Fridays in October starting October 9

TIME : 3:30-4:30

PRICING: Register for all 10 dates to get the best deal - $40.00 OR 5.00/class at the East Central School Pool.



Image result for flag football clip art FLAG FOOTBALL Grades 1-3



REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 10 by NOON

DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays (9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24, 9/26) from 3:25-5:00 – meet in the foyer area. PICK UP AT THE BASEBALL FIELDS BEHIND THE SCHOOL. If rain, it will be held in one of the gyms.

COST:   $20.00 per student

Instructor: Peter Rogotzke -high school math teacher and EC coach assisted by high school students.

Other Information: Payment is due at the time of registration. Please be sure your student has a ride home. Students need to bring proper attire to play football (sweats, tennis shoes) Good sportsmanship in expected!



Youth Cross Country is an opportunity for both boys and girls in grades 1st-4th to learn more about the sport of cross country.  Students will run as well as participate in strength and conditioning exercises.  

Practices will occur on Wednesdays(9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2) from 2:30pm-3:30pm with a high school cross country student (their running mentor) and on Saturdays(September 7, 14, 21, 28, 10/5) from 10:00am-11:15am with Cassie Gaede.  

Runners will meet in the foyer area on Wednesdays and outside the main door entrance on Saturdays.  

The goal would be to complete 26.2 miles during the course of this time period.  There will also be an opportunity to travel with the cross country team to watch, experience, and cheer on their mentor!  Please be sure your student is aware they will be running alot.

On September 10th, youth runners are invited to travel with the high school CC team to their Mora race to meet and cheer on their high school mentor as well as participate in a youth race prior to the high school meet. 

Once your student is registered, an email with more information will follow.  Students will need to wear comfortable running shoes and clothes (dress appropriately; if it is not raining, runners will be outside).

GRADES: Students entering grades 1-4 in the 2019-20 school year - BOYS AND GIRLS!!

COST: 20.00 first student, 16.00 second student this INCLUDES a tshirt

Instructors:  Cassie Gaede and High School Cross Country team with the assistance of Head Coach Bill Groskreutz.

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Painting With Peg- Love Rocks

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,  September 17  from 6:00-7:30 in room 204

Cost: $25.00 per person 

Adults and those in 2nd grade and up!

Register: ONLINE at;

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FREE after school program offered by the 4H Extension office for 3rd - 5th grade students. Six hands-on interactive lessons with food and games.

Topics covered include  best drink choices, eating veggies and fruit, nutrition label facts, healthier eating choices and the importance of breakfast.

This is a great opportunity for your student to learn about health early and will have a lifelong benefit.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jimmie Johnson - 4H Extension

DATES: Mondays (5 dates) September 23, 30;  October 7, 14, 21, 28

TIME : 3:30-4:30 in the Home Ec room 


GRADE LEVEL: 3-5 graders



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, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 in the East Central Pool 

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

INSTRUCTOR: Annika M certified lifeguard at EC.

COST: $30.00 first student, 25.00 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 - TBA 

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

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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

Image result for youth gymnastics clip art DYNAMIC FLIGHTS GYMNASTICS


Dynamic Flights is in Rush City, they are excited to pair with EC community ed to teach. They teach recreational and competitive gymnastics. All area youth are welcome. Ages 3-5 - 6th grade! CLASS WILL BE HELD AT EAST CENTRAL.


FALL 2019

DATES - 6 weeks on Tuesdays starting September 17- October 22


3:15-4:00 Kindergarten-2nd grade (limit 8 per class)--------------$50-FULL

4:00-4:45 3rd -6th grade (limit 10 per class)------------------------$50

4:45-5:15 Preschool (ages 3-5) (limit 8 per class)-------------------$40-FULL

Instructors: Sam Isackson owner of Dynamic Flights and Marissa Truh. You can find out more about Dynamic Flights at If you have any questions, please email or call 612-390-1149.

Other Information:

Payment is due at time of registration

Parents are asked to wait outside the lunch room while class is in session

Students need to wear clothes they can move in – no jeans.

Register: ONLINE at

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Session 1 (Sept/Oct)

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: Tuesdays (6 weeks) September 10-October 15

TIME : 5:30-6:30

PRICING: Register for all 6 weeks to get the best deal - $40.00 OR 7.00/class in the community board room.

Ages 13 and up!


Grab a friend and have some fun while supporting a great cause - money raised goes toward the EC school backpack program!

All area youth and adults are welcome!

Two Miler Run/Walk - all ages- start time is 5:00 pm participants will run through the beautiful fall fields and school ground of East Central.

One Mile Track - all ages - start time is 5:00, participants will wall on the well cushioned East Central track

DATE: Friday, October 4

COST:  $20.00 for adults (those out of school);$15.00 youth - 12th grade. T-SHIRT INCLUDED if registered by September 20

Registration is available the day of the race, however, shirts will not be available. So pre-register to get the sweet shirt!



The class will cover sit, stay, heel, down, leave it, waiting and anything else the class would like to cover. All dogs MUST be vaccinated prior to start of class including kennel cough. Please bring record to the first day of class. All dogs must get along with other dogs in order to participate.


DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays in October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 22, 24, 29, 31 - in HS lunch room

COST: $45.00 per dog

TIME: 7:00-7:30 pm

Instructor: Trica Goetz

Other Information:

There will be door access in the class for emergency situations, please clean up any accidents.

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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.

PREREQUISITE: Students must have taken the mini camp offered in August in order to participate. 

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

COST: 25.00 first student, 15.00 second student (an additional $12 for a uniform shirt)

DEADLINE is August 8.

PRACTICE TIMES:  3:20-5:00 in the High School lunchroom.  September 3, 5, 10, 19, 26; October 1 and 10

GAMES September 12, 17, 23; Oct. 4 (Homecoming), 8, 15

  Games: meet in the foyer at 3:20 and cheer until 5:00 – pickup by the bleachers.

Oct. 4th(Friday night): meet at the gate at 6:30 cheer until halftime. Parents will need to pay to enter the game.

PLEASE BRING A BAG LUNCH we will eat before the game.

Instructor: Youth Cheer Coach Jessica Bade

Uniforms: Will be the cheer shirt from camp (and last year), black leggings and white tennis shoes.

END OF THE YEAR PARTY: Tuesday, October 22 from 3:20-5:00 in the HS lunch room.


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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