Community Education Courses

Winter Courses 2020

Pre-registration is required, unless otherwise noted. 3 Easy Ways to Register: On the school’s website under Comm. Ed., email or Call the Community Ed. Office at 218-485-4435 Extension 1602. The office is open Monday-Thursday. Payments can be made via Payschools, dropped off in District Office or sent to: M.L.C.E. 4812 County Road 10, Moose Lake MN 55767

Course Offerings
Winter Courses 2020

Youth Classroom Driver’s Education

Community Education offers teen driver’s education in cooperation with Mille Lacs Driving Instruction (MLDI) The goal of MLDI is not only to have students pass their driving test, but to help them become safe drivers. All instructors are licensed by the MN Dept. of Public Safety. Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the MN permit test. Classroom locations will vary between ML High School and Barnum High School. *You must call or email MLDI to register. 320-676-3409 Classes are open to all students age 14 & older. After finishing the 30 hours of classroom and passing the permit test, students can schedule their Behind-the-Wheel instruction.

Course Fee: $100 for Classroom $260 for Behind the Wheel , Payable to MLDI


Barnum High School Location: January 6-17 Monday-Friday

Room A1 Barnum HS 3:45 p.m.-6:50 p.m.

Barnum High School Location: July 6-17 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:35 a.m.


Moose Lake High School Location: March 9-20 Monday-Friday

Room 127 MLHS 3:45-6:50 p.m.

Moose Lake High School Location: June 8-19 Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.


Vinyasa Yoga: A yoga gathering for all levels and ages

Start the new year with Yoga! Instructor, Ally Loupe, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an emphasis in pelvic health. She is working on her Medical Therapeutic Yoga certification and enjoys using yoga in her PT practice, but also enjoys using Yoga as a means to gather the community together to encourage exercise, mobility and a healthy lifestyle. Ally will guide you through 30-45 mins of vinyasa flow- which synchronizes movement and breath. This is a basic beginner level class designed to raise your heart rate, incorporate core stability, arm and leg strength, stretching, mobility and end with relaxation/meditation. All levels and ages 16+ are welcome. It is recommended that you are able to move to/from sitting, kneeling, standing and lying down positions somewhat easily. Bring a yoga mat, and wear clothes you can easily move around in. Extra mats available, first come first serve.


Moose Lake Elementary Wing Room 207 Please use Main Entrance of school, take a left & follow signs.

Thursdays, January 9-March 26 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Drop in rate: $8/session, payable directly to Ally at class OR

3 month package: $75 payable to Moose Lake Community Education



*SAVE THE DATE* The Annual KIDS Plus Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, April 18th

Make Your Very Own Wooden Sign With Quote-Back by Popular Demand!

A great way to spend a Friday night! Have you seen an adorable sign and thought “I could make that!”-here’s your chance!!! Choose one of instructor, Sheila Fetters’, designs or work with her to make a design of your own. You’ll need to communicate with Sheila prior to the class so she can have all of your custom ordered materials ready to go. First, Register with Comm. Ed. via phone or email, then email Sheila at or text 218-391-7698 to request your board, stain color & quote. Choose a standard 18x11 or 24x6 board, seven

different stain options and unlimited designs. For ideas, check out Sheila’s facebook and website: or


Moose Lake School Commons

February 7 6:00-9:00 p.m. REGISTRATION DEADLINE January 30th

Course Fee: $30 payable to Sheila Fetters $5 payable to Moose Lake Community Ed.

Editor’s note: This class is FUN & there’s a lot more to it than just stencil painting. I chose my own quote and Sheila found the bird on a branch that I requested, it was a relaxing & creative project and I love how my sign turned out!



Dance For Fitness and Fun!

This 7 week session is open to both beginning and intermediate level students. It focuses on applying the movements associated with Belly Dance and various foreign cultures to exercise. The class will include stretching, review, introduction to advanced movements, a short aerobic routine and learning a choreographed dance. Course will also cover aspects of dance performance. Pre-registration with Community Education is required to attend class. Location: Downtown Dental Care (Back Entrance).


Downtown Dental Care (Back Entrance)

Sundays, January 26-March 8 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Course Fee: $35.00 for full session or $5.00 per class, payable to Instructor, Maura Corey.



55+ Drive Refresher Courses

Save 10% on your Auto Insurance. The MN Highway Safety and Research Center at St. Cloud State Univ. 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. Topics covered include: Habits and Attitudes, Tires and Traction, Signs, etc. Please make payments to MLCE prior to the class date. Instructor, John Cavanaugh.


MLHS Room 127

Four Hour Course February 12, 2020 5:00-9:00 p.m. Course Fee: $22

Four Hour Course March 17, 2020 5:00-9:00 p.m. Course Fee: $22 (This class in Room # 711, follow signs)

Four Hour Course May 13, 2020 5:00-9:00 p.m. Course Fee: $22

*We are only scheduled for Refresher Courses at this time. The next initial Eight Hour Class will be in October.



Walk The School

You’re more than welcome to walk the halls in our new school. We have roughly 1,300 steps to our hallways-come on it and find out for yourself! The school halls are available from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m., Mondays-Fridays while school is in session.




Financial Education Workshops

Explore a new topic each month this Fall with Thrivent Financial’s Todd Rengo, Kevin Pilon and Jeff Hakala. These informative sessions are free of cost, but pre-registration is a must. Call the Community Education office at 485-4435 Ext. 1602 or email and register today! All classes held in the High School Library.


January 8 6:30-7:30 p.m. 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly

In this workshop, we will explore 5 key retirement strategies to consider for a successful retirement in today’s world. We will address the pitfalls that can derail a retirement plan if left unchecked.


February 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. US Tax Reform: How it could affect you

This workshop will explain some of the major changes to the tax code and how they affect individual tax payers. We will address some opportunities for tax-smart retirement planning and charitable giving with current tax laws that are scheduled to expire after 2025.


March 11 6:30-7:30 p.m. Social Security: Timing is Everything

Social Security is a vital income source for most retirees, but it can be a confusing topic. With hundreds of ways to file, this workshop will help you to understand the different benefit options, pros and cons of waiting, and ways for you to make educated decisions when determining how and when to take your benefits.


Beginning Alcohol Ink Painting

Come join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. MLHS Art teacher, Tracy Kill, will introduce you to this art ink medium that can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles and more. The fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. The colors are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered or air blown. These unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces-the possibilities are endless! We’ll provide you with 2 ceramic tiles for the first night of class & for the second night, you can bring something from home that needs a little pizazz.


MLHS Art Room

March 18 5:00-6:00 p.m. & March 19 5:00-7:00 p.m. Course Fee: $25 for both nights, includes materials.



Individual Guitar Lessons with ML Band Director, Mr. Walton

Just what you’ve been waiting for, Mr. Walton is offering guitar lessons to students, regardless of district. Lessons will take place in the Moose Lake Band Room. Students need to be at least 8 years old, or older. Lessons will go from January 13th-May 28th. No lessons during spring break (March 2nd, 3rd, and 5th). Lessons will be 30 minutes long and 30 minute slots will be available on Mondays from 4:00-6:30, Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00, and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00. There will be a total of 20 sessions, with each session costing $10 & you’ll pay Mr. Walton directly. *Students must sign up for a minimum of 15 sessions. Once you have signed up for a 30 minute time slot, that slot is yours until May 28th. At the end of the year, students will have the option of performing in a recital at a venue to be determined. If interested in signing up for guitar lessons, please email Spencer Walton at




Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS)

This program from the American Safety and Health Institute give everything you need to know for safe & successful babysitting. From getting started with your business, to working with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips, CABS will help set you up for babysitting success. Students must be present for the entire class and complete achievement of the core learning objectives to receive certification valid for two years. Instructor, Kari Fairclogugh, ( provides baby dolls, bottles, diaper supplies for skills participation. Students attend this class independently. Parents are encouraged to review the take home information and discuss it with their child. This class is for students ages 4th grade and up. Meet Comm. Ed. Coor, Vicki, in the Commons right after school, please bring your home room teacher a note so you can remain after school. Parents must enter the building to pick up their student, room is to the right of Commons. Don’t forget-students MUST stay until 6:30 p.m..


KIDS Plus/Community Ed. Room

March 16 3:30-6:30 p.m. Course Fee: $40 Hearty Snack provided

*Students must pre-register before March 16




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 and trust & honesty. Parents are encouraged to review the take-home information and discuss it with their child. This class is for students in grades 3rd-6th. *Don't forget to send a note to your child's teacher so they can stay after school.


KIDS PLUS/Comm. Ed. Room

March 30 3:30-5:30 p.m.

(Vicki will collect the students in the Commons after school & give them a snack before the class starts) .

Parents must enter the school to pick up their child at 5:30-room is located to the right of the Commons.

Course Fee: $20 . MUST PRE-REGISTER before March 30 Instructor: Kari Fairclough (



“Bored” Saturdays

We’ll have lots more than just Board Games!!!! If you attended our AGE to age Bored Saturdays last year, you know how much fun they were! Spread the word and invite your friends and family. We’re planning LOTS of art projects-Vintage to cutting edge. There will be something for EVERYONE of ALL AGES!!! The Gyms will be open, the coffee pots on and a wide variety of snacks, board games, gym equipment, etc. etc., etc.!. Parents & guardians MUST be in attendance at all times, some art projects may require adult supervision. Oh, & it’s FREE!!! No registration is required, but some art project supplies are limited. First come, first served.


Two Afternoons of FUN!

Saturday, January 25 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. &

Saturday, March 21 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Moose Lake Community Education 485-4435 Extension 1602