We have over 200 opportunities for youth that grow imagination, promote creativity, and provide opportunities to connect! We have in-person options and online options to fit the needs of everyone. From soccer to computer programming, we encourage you to explore all the classes and camps we have available. Click on the class category below to register and learn more about what we have to offer:
If you have expertise you want to share with others, are a good communicator and love connecting with your neighbors, please consider teaching a community ed class.
No teaching credentials needed.
May 1 for classes to be taught September-December
October 1 for classes to be taught January-May
January 2 for classes to be taught June-August
- Do community ed teachers get paid?
- What are the parameters for class design?
- How do you decide what classes to offer?
- How do you decide what you charge for a class?
- How do you promote Community Ed classes?
There is a great deal of flexibility in class design, but here are some general guidelines.
- Most classes tend to be between one and a half to two hours long.
- You can teach a topic that lasts a single session or have multiple sessions - two sessions, three sessions, weekly sessions, twice a week sessions or whatever is appropriate for your class.
- Youth classes can be offered after school, evenings or on Saturdays.
- Adult classes can be offered Monday through Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. and between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Wayzata Community Ed is committed to offering learning opportunities for everyone in our community. Each family member may receive $100 per school year to support participation. The criteria to receive scholarship funds are:
- Families live in the Wayzata Public Schools boundaries OR children are enrolled in WPS
- Demonstrate a financial need to qualify
Destination Imagination is the world's largest creativity and problem-solving program for youth of all ages, with thousands of participants across the U.S. and more than 40 countries. Minnesota has about 700 teams.
Participating students develop creative problem solving, leadership, performing, writing, technical, building and teamwork skills.
- How does the program work?
- Challenge Overviews
- Training Registration
- Students Looking for a Team
- Team Manager Resources
- Parent Support (How can I help as a parent?)
- Tournament Results
- You form your own team of 6-7 students, and find an adult team manager. Once your team is formed and you have a team manager, all members register with Community Ed.
- Your team selects a Challenge.
- For 12- 16 weeks, you work with your team and create a solution to your Challenge.
- Your team presents their solution at a state tournament and may have the opportunity to advance to the global tournament.
- If a team advances to Global Finals, they will complete with teams from around the United States and the world.
In order to help with the team formation process, we have created a spreadsheet for people to share contact info of interested students.
Fill out this form to add your child's contact info to the DI Students Looking for Teams spreadsheet. View interested students' contact info on the DI Students Looking for Teams spreadsheet. Individual school tabs are listed at the bottom of the form. (If using a mobile device, hold "view" and open in a new tab.)
Note: This is not a way to register your child to be on a team but it is a place to assist with team formation. We encourage you to form a team of students from your same school.
Background Authorization Form – all team managers need to fill out this form
Team Training Registration Form
Team Managers will find instructions for creating DI account and what materials are recommended to read and print.
DI is a wonderful program to be involved in! The team manager will have many activities to focus on during the year, so each parent will need to help show support for their child's team. Here are some ways for parents to show their support:
- Be willing to be a Team Manager Assistant
- Assist with the instant challenges by preparing and/or picking up the materials ahead of meeting times
- Store props and materials at your house
- Come to a meeting and teach a new skill (such as sewing, painting, building, etc)
- Provide snacks for the team meetings
- Volunteer at the tournament for 1-2 hours
- Ask the TM if they need help with anything
- Provide a social night for the team (such as a bowling night, movie night, cookout, etc.)
MacPhail Center for Music strings instructors come to our schools to give after-school and evening cello and violin lessons to students in grades 2-5. Registration takes place once a year during August and September.
Where are the lessons taught?
Violin: Plymouth Creek (Tuesdays), Greenwood (Thursdays), Gleason Lake (Wednesdays), Meadow Ridge (Thursdays)
Cello: Greenwood (Tuesdays)
How is my lesson time and location determined?
Lesson times will be assigned based on preferences you indicate during your registration process.
What is the time commitment?
- 24 lessons from late-October through early-May
- Small group lessons (45 minutes) for students in grades 2 and 3.
- Private lessons (30 minutes) for students in grades 4 and 5.
- Student should practice for 15 minutes at a time, a minimum of three times a week.
- Student also participates in a concert performance in the spring.
Do I need to have my own instrument?
Yes. You are also responsible for supplying your own music stand and purchasing your own music books.
Can I rent an instrument from Community Ed?
We have a limited supply of instruments. Contact Community Ed at 763-745-5200 to check on availability and arrange an appointment to be fitted.
Like adrenaline? Like adventure? Join the co-ed Wayzata Mountain Bike Team!
Cross-country mountain biking is a fall club sport offered through Wayzata Community Education.
The team is open to all students in grades 6-12. Beginners through advanced mountain bikers are welcome.
- What is the cost to participate?
- I've never mountain biked before. Is that a problem?
- How do I know if I have the right equipment?
- Do boys and girls race against each other? Do students at different age levels race against each other?
- Who do we compete against?
- What is the attendance policy? What if I know I will have a number of conflicts?
- What team apparel is required/optional?
- Can I earn a varsity letter?
- Can I score individually?
- Do I need to provide my own transportation to practices and races?
- What kind of volunteer commitment is expected of student and their parents/guardians? Why?
- What is NICA's Pit Zone?
- What is Team Snap and how do I get access?
- Can I participate in another fall sport while doing mountain biking?
- Where can I learn more about high school mountain bike teams?
- Right to Privacy
Annual Registration Fee - $225 (scholarships available to qualifying families)
Minnesota State High School League Membership & Insurance - $100 (approximate)
Race Fee - $50 per race (approximate); five races per season
Team Race Jersey - $60 (approximate) Jersey's can be used for more than one season.
The annual registration fee covers coaches, training and team equipment. You must provide your own bike and helmet. You are responsible for your transportation to and from practices and races. Questions? Call 763-745-5200.
No problem at all! We are glad you want to try something new. Come to the first practice with your bike, helmet and an open mind. You may discover this is the perfect sport for you! There are no try-outs to be on the team. All students in grades 6-12 are welcome and accepted. Students are grouped by similar age and ability.
You will need a cross-country mountain bike with knobby tires, front shock and a certified helmet. Coaches will check athlete's equipment once in June and once the first week of practice.
Coaches will make recommendations to parents regarding equipment safety and suggest maintenance or upgrading at that time. Outside those two Equipment Check Nights, riders will be responsible for their own bike's maintenance and safety. Prior to each practice student riders will review each others bikes for safety. This includes checking tire inflation, brakes, and chain viability.
Equipment Required: Helmet and cross country style mountain bike (not BMX or downhill bike)
Equipment Recommended: bike gloves, eye protection, padded bike shorts, water bottle, energy/food
Not Allowed: Fat Bikes
* Emergency prescription medication like inhalers or Epi-Pens must be carried by student rider at all times on their person. Bike jerseys and cycling jackets have three rear pockets that easily carry these items.
High School mountain biking is a co-ed sport and boys and girls train together. However, races are always separated by gender.
Typically students race against riders in their own grade level. Riders with previous race results may sometimes "move up" a grade level or two depending on their past race performances. Deviation from racing within your grade category is done rarely and on a case-by-case basis only.
We take attendance at each practice.
If you are sick or will miss practice (or a race) for another reason notify Bo Bollom as early as possible by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 763-226-5906.
If you are absent from school, you are unable to practice or compete with the team that day.
- The coach will let you know what training and skills sessions you miss if you are absent from practice.
- If you are going to miss a race, Coach Bo will need to remove your name from the week's start list.
If you have two unexcused practices you will need to meet with the coaches to discuss.
If your grades or attendance at practice start slipping, Coaches may request a meeting with you and your parent/guardian to discuss. Please remember, parents and school officials report to us on school attendance and grades. Your schoolwork is your first priority.
Each participant is required to purchase a race jersey. This jersey can be used in consecutive years.
Spirit wear and cycling jackets are also available for purchase during the summer months. These purchases are optional.
Registered team members will be alerted of apparel availability via Team Snap and also at preseason activities.
You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from all practices and races. We encourage you to coordinate rides with other participants by:
- talking with them during the May informational meeting or the August orientation, or
- by using our communication hub on Team Snap.
Students should be picked up promptly at the end of practice. It is often dark when we finish riding.
The Minnesota League is completely volunteer run. On race days, we ask that all parents/guardians sign-up for a short volunteer shift during race day. When they are not racing, student riders are also expected to volunteer by:
- cheering on your teammates
- operating team walkie-talkies
- managing the team tent and supplies
- managing team race food
- helping with course tear-down
Each year, our team volunteers in the community by:
- cleaning and fixing bikes for FreeBikes4Kidz
- doing trail-building work in the community
Our team is as much about character development as it is about race competition. Participants learn to:
- lead by example
- be loyal
- encourage one another
- work together to meet challenges
- practice discipline and good sportsmanship
This is not a superstar-focused team; it is a cohesive and caring group that happens to be developing great fitness, racing well and achieving goals!
We don't require that mountain biking be your only fall sport. We believe now is the time to try new sports and activities to discover your strengths and interests and offer you the flexibility to do that. But please be aware of the following facts.
- Mountain biking is a physically demanding endurance sport.
- Students who try to manage two fall sports often struggle with balancing two sports, their schoolwork and good self care. Becoming rundown can lead to illness and/or falling behind in school.
You will grow close to your teammates socially and share many experiences together. In the event of family or personal crises, school suspensions or other private developments in your life, make sure you let the coaches know. Coaches will protect your privacy and protect you from inquiries from your teammates.