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  • DayTrippers Theatre - "Til Beth Do Us Part"

    Join us for DAY TRIPPERS Theater PRESENTS: ’TIL BETH DO US PART Dinner Theater at the Plymouth Playhouse, where we will see "Til Beth Do Us Part" and enjoy a delicious pulled pork or Fetuchini Alfredo vegetarian meal option. Charter bus, show ticket and meal all included. Departures - 9:15 am depart WOW Zone parking lot, 9:30 am depart St. Peter Community Center. Arrivals - 4:45 pm arrive at St. Peter Community Center, 5:00 pm arrive at WOW Zone.
  • Design Your Own T-Shirt!

    Have you ever wanted a T-shirt with your very own design on it? Now’s your chance! Students will work to design their own custom T-shirt using digital graphic design tools. A professional screen printing company will turn the design into a real life T-shirt and ship it to your house! Experienced instructors will teach students how to run the software and guide them as they turn their visions into a reality! No prior experience needed! The address of the person enrolling students will be used to mail the finished T-shirt, be sure your address is up to date! This camp is presented by COR Robotics. The mission of COR Robotics is to inspire a passion for robotics in students, with the hope that the student will participate in their local FIRST programs, and further develop a passion for STEM fields/robotics.
  • Disney The Little Mermaid Jr. Jr / Sr High (Musical) Play Residency & Performance

    Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Jr / Sr High (Musical) Play Residency & Performance Ages 11-16 Directed By Paul Christianson 2 week residency 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Daily) No program on Juneteenth (June 19) "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Jr / Sr High (Musical) Play Residency & Performance Youth cast in this show will participate in all aspects of play production from acting to set creation, costume and makeup design. This drama experience is more consistent with the experience a young actor would encounter in future high school or community plays. Rehearsals - Mankato West HS Auditorium (Stage) - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (daily) Show Dates: Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. Tickets go on sale at the door, 1 hour before each performance. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.
  • Drone Racing Camp

    Students will learn how to fly like the pros in the Drone Racing League by training on a flight simulator. After learning drone safety and maintenance, students will take a drone to the skies and compete in numerous races and challenges. Led by experienced instructors, students will leave camp with the skills and knowledge to pilot drones and keep them running. The drones used in camps have cameras, and are perfect for entry level pilots. No prior experience needed! This camp has two cost options: $110 - Instruction and a drone to use while in camp $170 - Instruction and you can bring home your drone to own after camp is complete This camp is presented by COR Robotics. The mission of COR Robotics is to inspire a passion for robotics in students, with the hope that the student will participate in their local FIRST programs, and further develop a passion for STEM fields/robotics.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Middle School After School DMMS

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB LOCATION - Dakota Meadows Middle School *Due to the popularity of DnD, we have a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Club available. Each club meets only 1 day per week to accommodate more students / more interest. Students are welcome to register for multiple clubs, but you may only attend the club on the day(s) you are registered (priced at $75 per club). Each club has limited enrollment, so register EARLY if you intend to participate. ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL Middle School After School Clubs meet after school (when classes are in session). Most clubs meet one day per week. There are exceptions such as parent teacher conferences or days when after school programming is cancelled due to weather other unforeseen circumstances. When changes are made to the original schedule, the Mankato Community Education Office will communicate with parents via text or email, so please be certain that your payer account stays updated with accurate email and phone contact information. HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK CAN I ATTEND MSAS? During the school year, Middle School After School will be open at Prairie Winds and Dakota Meadows Middle Schools from 3:25 - 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. No programming on Wednesday or Friday. You should attend MSAS on the day(s) your club(s) are in session. You may also attend MSAS on the day(s) you are not enrolled in a club but want to stay after school to wait for a ride. We call this time (outside of your club time) "Student Union." During Student Union you can work on homework, use games activities provided by the program, and hang out with friends. Only authorized computer games (shooter games prohibited) and authorized, age appropriate content will be allowed on cell phones or devices during MSAS. WHO CAN ENROLL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL? Middle School After School is open to students in grades 6-8, attendig Prairie Winds or Dakota Meadows Middle Schools. You must be registered for AT LEAST 1 club to use the Student Union on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. You must be registered BEFORE attending clubs. Registration is only done through the Community Education Office, not the middle school. Call the Mankato Community Education Office for registration assistance at 507-387-5501. Keep scrolling to learn about financial aid from Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids. Popular clubs are available on multiple days per week to allow for more youth participation. Cost per club varies. Drama Kids registration is via their website. Go online at dramakids.com/mankato-stpeter-new-ulm-mn for complete schedule, cost and DK program information. WHERE TO REPORT Immediately after the final bell of the school day, students enrolled in Middle School After School should report to the cafeteria. You should report to MSAS with EVERYTHING you need for clubs or to take home. This includes jackets, chromebooks, homework, cell phones, band / orchestra instruments or any personal items. You WILL NOT be able to go to your locker after 3:30 pm when the academic wings are locked There will be a sign indicating the check in area and MSAS site supervisors will be ready to distribute a snack and take attendance. From 3:25 - 3:45 pm, students will be in the cafeteria having a snack, visiting with friends, and unwinding from the school day. Site Supervisors will have organized games or art supplies available for student use. Youth can also use this time to complete homework. This is also time when students can locate their teachers for questions or to make up work. Check in with MSAS Site Supervisors before locating your classroom teacher. TRANSPORTATION HOME Clubs begin at 3:45 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Transportation is not available. Parents / Guardians must arrange for pick up at 5:00 pm. All youth participating in the Middle School After School Student Union or Clubs should report to the cafeteria immediately after the final bell of the day for a snack and check in with staff. Site Supervisors will assure students are directed to the right location for their club or have proper supervision and age appropriate activity until picked up. SAFETY & CONDUCT We ask that any student enrolled in Middle School After School be prepared to follow school day rules for conduct as well as any COVID mitigation guidelines including but not limited to: staying home when you are ill and following CDC guidelines when you test positive for COVID. If you have any additional questions about the program or your participation, please contact Melanie Schmidt, Enrichment Program Coordinator with MAPS Community Education at 507-207-3044 or email mschmi3@isd77.org REFUNDS If you wish to withdraw your registration from a club, you must do so a MINIMUM of 4 business days prior to the start date of the club. Refunds will not be granted fewer than 4 days prior to the start date of the club and after the club has started. If space allows, you will be allowed to join a club after the start date, but the cost will not be pro-rated. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids Fee discounts are available particularly for those who qualify for FREE or REDUCED lunch. For more information on possible scholarships, contact Jennifer Stratton at Connecting Kids. Her email is connectingkidsmankato@gmail.com or by phone at 507-207-3042. You may also visit the Connecting Kids website at connectingkidsmankato.org. You must complete the Application For Educational Benefits before requesting a schoarship. This application is available from your school.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Middle School After School PWMS

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL Middle School After School Clubs meet after school (when classes are in session). Most clubs meet one day per week. There are exceptions such as parent teacher conferences or days when after school programming is cancelled due to weather other unforeseen circumstances. When changes are made to the original schedule, the Mankato CER office will communicate with parents via text or email, so please be certain that your payer account stays updated with accurate email and phone contact information. HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK CAN I ATTEND MSAS? During the 2023-24 school year, Middle School After School will be open at Prairie Winds and Dakota Meadows Middle Schools from 3:25 - 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. No programming on Wednesday or Friday. You should attend MSAS on the day(s) your club(s) are in session. You may also attend MSAS on the day(s) you are not enrolled in a club but want to stay after school to wait for a ride. We call this time (outside of your club time) "Student Union." During Student Union you can work on homework, use games activities provided by the program, and hang out with friends. Only authorized computer games (shooter games prohibited) and authorized, age appropriate content will be allowed on cell phones or devices during MSAS. WHO CAN ENROLL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL? Middle School After School is open to students in grades 6-8, attending Prairie Winds or Dakota Meadows Middle Schools. You must be registered for AT LEAST 1 club to use the Student Union on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. You must be registered BEFORE attending clubs. Registration is only done through the Community Education Office, not the middle school. Call the Mankato Community Education Office for registration assistance at 507-387-5501. Keep scrolling to learn about financial aid from Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids. Popular clubs are available on multiple days per week to allow for more youth participation. Cost per club varies. Drama Kids registration is via their website. Go online at dramakids.com/mankato-stpeter-new-ulm-mn for complete schedule, cost and DK program information. WHERE TO REPORT Immediately after the final bell of the school day, students enrolled in Middle School After School should report to the cafeteria. You should report to MSAS with EVERYTHING you need for clubs or to take home. This includes jackets, chromebooks, homework, cell phones, band / orchestra instruments or any personal items. You WILL NOT be able to go to your locker after 3:30 pm when the academic wings are locked There will be a sign indicating the check in area and MSAS site supervisors will be ready to distribute a snack and take attendance. From 3:25 - 3:45 pm, students will be in the cafeteria having a snack, visiting with friends, and unwinding from the school day. Site Supervisors will have board games or art supplies available for student use. Youth can also use this time to complete homework. This is also time when students can locate their teachers for questions or to make up work from the school day. Check in with MSAS Site Supervisors before locating your classroom teacher. TRANSPORTATION HOME Clubs begin at 3:45 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Transportation is not available. Parents / Guardians must arrange for pick up at 5:00 pm. All youth participating in the Middle School After School Student Union or Clubs should report to the cafeteria immediately after the final bell of the day for a snack and check in with staff. Site Supervisors will assure students are directed to the right location for their club or have proper supervision and age appropriate activity until picked up. SAFETY & CONDUCT We ask that any student enrolled in Middle School After School be prepared to follow school day rules for conduct as well as any COVID mitigation guidelines including but not limited to: staying home when you are ill and following CDC guidelines when you test positive for COVID. If you have any additional questions about the program or your participation, please contact Melanie Schmidt, Enrichment + Leisure Program Coordinator with MAPS Community Education at 507-207-3044 or email mschmi3@isd77.org. You may also call the main office line of Community Education with concerns or to locate staff. REFUNDS If you wish to withdraw your registration from a club, you must do so a MINIMUM of 4 business days prior to the start date of the club. Refunds will not be granted fewer than 4 days prior to the start date of the club and after the club has started. If space allows, you will be allowed to join a club after the start date, but the cost will not be pro-rated. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Greater Mankato Area United Way Connecting Kids Fee discounts are available particularly for those who qualify for FREE or REDUCED lunch. For more information on possible scholarships, contact Jennifer Stratton at Connecting Kids. Her email is connectingkidsmankato@gmail.com or by phone at 507-207-3042. You may also visit the Connecting Kids website at connectingkidsmankato.org. You must complete the Application For Educational Benefits before requesting a scholarship. This application is available from your school.
  • Eagle Lake Elementary

    • ACES Elementary
    • Summer 2024 - Elementary
    If you are looking for ACES Early Learning - please choose the following link HERE
  • Eagle Lake Elementary 3's Morning Preschool- CLASS IS FULL, REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST

    • Mankato Area Public Schools Preschool and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
    • MAPS Preschool 2024-2025
    Where It All Begins! Scroll down to see class options. Click on the class option or enroll to register. MAPS preschool is a fee based program that offers high quality programming and age appropriate learning for children ages 3-5 years old. Income based scholarship opportunities are available. For questions on tuition rates, please visit our MAP preschool website. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for accepted registrations. You will not be charged a registration fee if the class is full. MAPS preschool includes voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK); a state funded/tuition free preschool option. To be eligible for VPK, you must reside within the Kennedy or Washington elementary attendance boundaries. Your child should be 4 years old before September 1st, but cannot be 5 and age eligible to attend kindergarten. Eligible and accepted VPK contracts do not have a registration fee. VPK funded seats are limited. Once full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Please reach out to our office if you need this information translated or need support with registration. Fadlan la xidhiidh xafiiskayaga haddii aad u baahan tahay in macluumaadkan la turjumo, ama aad u baahan tahay taageero luuqad kale oo diiwaan-gelin ah. Si usted necesita ayuda con la traducción de esta información en español o en otro idioma favor de llamar a nuestra oficina. ACES Early Learning is available at the Center for Learning location giving families the option for a half day or full day experience. Once registered for MAPS preschool, contact ACES for a additional information and separate registration. aces@isd77.org Mankato Area Public Schools Early Learning- 507-625-4620
  • Eagle Lake Elementary 4-5's Afternoon Preschool

    • Mankato Area Public Schools Preschool and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
    • MAPS Preschool 2024-2025
    Where It All Begins! Scroll down to see class options. Click on the class option or enroll to register. MAPS preschool is a fee based program that offers high quality programming and age appropriate learning for children ages 3-5 years old. Income based scholarship opportunities are available. For questions on tuition rates, please visit our MAP preschool website. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for accepted registrations. You will not be charged a registration fee if the class is full. MAPS preschool includes voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK); a state funded/tuition free preschool option. To be eligible for VPK, you must reside within the Kennedy or Washington elementary attendance boundaries. Your child should be 4 years old before September 1st, but cannot be 5 and age eligible to attend kindergarten. Eligible and accepted VPK contracts do not have a registration fee. VPK funded seats are limited. Once full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Please reach out to our office if you need this information translated or need support with registration. Fadlan la xidhiidh xafiiskayaga haddii aad u baahan tahay in macluumaadkan la turjumo, ama aad u baahan tahay taageero luuqad kale oo diiwaan-gelin ah. Si usted necesita ayuda con la traducción de esta información en español o en otro idioma favor de llamar a nuestra oficina. ACES Early Learning is available at the Center for Learning location giving families the option for a half day or full day experience. Once registered for MAPS preschool, contact ACES for a additional information and separate registration. aces@isd77.org Mankato Area Public Schools Early Learning- 507-625-4620
  • Edible + Medicinal Plant Walk

    Plant walks are a great opportunity to become more connected with the plants all around you. These walks are interactive as we explore the plants to get to know them better through sight, touch, smell and taste. You will leave knowing visual identification as well as how to work with the plant and their benefits! This class will be hands-on (and in nature) with the plants themselves. No experience is necessary for this course, all knowledge levels are welcome! This walk will be held at Rasmussen Woods (555 Stoltzman Rd, Mankato, MN 56001). Rain day is set for July 23. We will notify you if course is moved due to weather. Classes are taught by Herbalist and Integrative Nutritionist, Kara Swenson of Thistle Patch Wellness.
  • Embroidery For Everyone (Adult)

    This class will teach the embroidery basics: choosing fabric and stretching it in a hoop, separating floss into fewer strands, threading a needle, transferring patterns to fabric, and learning a few stitches. Participants will be given a hoop, fabric, a needle, several colors of floss, and instruction sheets. At the end of the first class, you'll have the beginnings of a project that you can continue contributing to on your own. Then bring back your project for the second class, in order to learn several more complicated stitches!
  • Embroidery For Everyone (Youth)

    This class will teach the embroidery basics: choosing fabric and stretching it in a hoop, separating floss into fewer strands, threading a needle, transferring patterns to fabric, and learning a few stitches. Participants will be given a hoop, fabric, a needle, several colors of floss, and instruction sheets. At the end of the first class, you'll have the beginnings of a project that you can continue contributing to on your own. Then bring back your project for the second class, in order to learn several more complicated stitches!
  • Everybody Has A Story: Starting Your Memoir

    Many people have experiences that they'd like to share in writing with friends, family, or the public, but they don't know how to begin. In this course, we'll read short excerpts from classic memoirs and do writing exercises in order to help students isolate what stories they want to tell and how they want to tell them. We'll examine ways of organizing memories into a narrative, practice adding lively details, consider whether there are themes that should be highlighted, and noodle around with how to tell the whole truth when you don't know it. Students will end the course with writing that can be shared and with skills to continue writing and sharing. Whether you want to write about life on the old homestead, once-in-a-lifetime travel, military service, youthful hijinks, an admired relative, or a period of loss, this course can help you get started.
  • Family Nature Meetup Class Birth - 8 years

    Nature will be our guide as we explore, learn, and grow outside together at Rasmussen Woods (off Stolzman Road). The Nature Meetup is for all families whether you are an avid explorer with your little ones or just want to try something new. We welcome backpack babies and children birth - 8 years. You, the parents, or caregiver, will stay with your children during the nature meetup. You get to explore and play too. Please come dressed to be outside.
  • Fantastic 3's (36-48 months) - Separating

    Parenting your 3 year old is exciting, fun, and also challenging at times. Spend some time with your child in our ECFE classroom with other children and parents or caregivers who are having similar experiences. Children will be able to play, explore, and learn new skills with the guidance of a licensed early childhood educator. You will value time spent with other caregivers to discuss child development, challenges, proud moments, and gain support with a licensed parent educator.
  • Franklin Elementary

    • ACES Elementary
    • Summer 2024 - Elementary
    If you are looking for ACES Early Learning - please choose the following link HERE
  • Fundamentals of Diving

    Students will learn the basics of diving including approaches and different types of jumps/dives.
  • Future Scarlets Basketball Camp

    The Mankato West girls basketball program is putting on an exciting, new, summer basketball camp for Future Lady Scarlets who are entering grades K-5. Athletes will learn basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork and play fun games. Whether you have played basketball before or are just giving it a try, this will be a great camp for you! Come give basketball a try and learn from current Scarlet coaches and players!
  • GRASP Math

    GRASP – MANKATO ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM (SELF PACED, WORK AT HOME) It is time to UNPLUG! This workbook program is done at home and at your own pace. No computer or internet is needed to complete the lessons. Take your book with you on vacation, to the cabin, or work on it inside on a rainy day! GRASP is a correspondence program designed to reinforce math and reading skills learned during the school year just completed! This workbook program is designed for students who have completed any grade from K–8, to keep their skills current over the summer months. Students complete nine lessons in math, reading, or both over the summer. Each lesson takes about one hour to complete. The lessons are mailed in by the parent, scored by the GRASP company located in Grand Rapids Michigan, results recorded and earned awards sent to the children in September. Books will be available for students to pick up (locally) at Lincoln Community Center (110 Fulton Street) Books are ordered after registration closes on June 12. Once the books arrive in Mankato, families will be advised of pick up hours and special instructions for completing the lessons. Please make sure your correct email & mailing address is on file at Community Education, so correspondence can reach you in a timely fashion. Call the Mankato Community Education Office at (507) 387-5501 with questions. To review concepts just completed, register / order the workbook representing grade completed in spring of 2024. To work ahead on new concepts, register for workbooks representing your grade level in the fall of 2024 or beyond. Please consider carefully what grade level you want your child to practice. Once books are ordered, they become your property and are not returnable for a refund. GRASP Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • GRASP Math & Reading

    GRASP – MANKATO ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM (SELF PACED, WORK AT HOME) It is time to UNPLUG! This workbook program is done at home and at your own pace. No computer or internet is needed to complete the lessons. Take your book with you on vacation, to the cabin, or work on it inside on a rainy day! GRASP is a correspondence program designed to reinforce math and reading skills learned during the school year just completed! This workbook program is designed for students who have completed any grade from K–8, to keep their skills current over the summer months. Students complete nine lessons in math, reading, or both over the summer. Each lesson takes about one hour to complete. The lessons are mailed in by the parent, scored by the GRASP company located in Grand Rapids Michigan, results recorded and earned awards sent to the children in September. Books will be available for students to pick up (locally) at Lincoln Community Center (110 Fulton Street) Books are ordered after registration closes on June 12. Once the books arrive in Mankato, families will be advised of pick up hours and special instructions for completing the lessons. Please make sure your correct email & mailing address is on file at Community Education, so correspondence can reach you in a timely fashion. Call the Mankato Community Education Office at (507) 387-5501 with questions. To review concepts just completed, register / order the workbook representing grade completed in spring of 2024. To work ahead on new concepts, register for workbooks representing your grade level in the fall of 2024 or beyond. Please consider carefully what grade level you want your child to practice. Once books are ordered, they become your property and are not returnable for a refund. GRASP Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • GRASP Reading

    GRASP – MANKATO ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM (SELF PACED, WORK AT HOME) It is time to UNPLUG! This workbook program is done at home and at your own pace. No computer or internet is needed to complete the lessons. Take your book with you on vacation, to the cabin, or work on it inside on a rainy day! GRASP is a correspondence program designed to reinforce math and reading skills learned during the school year just completed! This workbook program is designed for students who have completed any grade from K–8, to keep their skills current over the summer months. Students complete nine lessons in math, reading, or both over the summer. Each lesson takes about one hour to complete. The lessons are mailed in by the parent, scored by the GRASP company located in Grand Rapids Michigan, results recorded and earned awards sent to the children in September. Books will be available for students to pick up (locally) at Lincoln Community Center (110 Fulton Street) Books are ordered after registration closes on June 12. Once the books arrive in Mankato, families will be advised of pick up hours and special instructions for completing the lessons. Please make sure your correct email & mailing address is on file at Community Education, so correspondence can reach you in a timely fashion. Call the Mankato Community Education Office at (507) 387-5501 with questions. To review concepts just completed, register / order the workbook representing grade completed in spring of 2024. To work ahead on new concepts, register for workbooks representing your grade level in the fall of 2024 or beyond. Please consider carefully what grade level you want your child to practice. Once books are ordered, they become your property and are not returnable for a refund. GRASP Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Girls Speed and Strength Training

    This program is designed specifically for girls to enhance the overall athleticism of those who participate. Focus will be placed on developing maximum speed and functional strength through sprint training, plyometric training, and strength training. Participants will be able to track their own progress throughout the program.
  • Great Start (0 - 9 months)

    Bring your baby to play in our ECFE classroom! You will find age appropriate activities to enjoy with your baby, simple ways to encourage your baby's development at home and meet other parents with whom you can share ideas, concerns and successes. Outdoor experiences will be provided weather permitting. We are excited to be able to offer take home learning activities for families enrolled in distance learning sections.
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  • Hand Building Ceramics

    Make a variety of objects from a lump of clay into something that you can utilize or give as a gift! Each class meets twice, once to shape the clay, once to glaze. You will be notified when your finished piece comes out of the kiln!