Welcome

In our Community Education department, we continue to offer a mix of classes led by fantastic district teachers as well as community partners. We have listened to you, our customers, who have expressed interest in expanded after-school classes. You will see that we have a wide variety of classes offered throughout all of our elementary buildings, ranging from two-week sessions to the entire school year. We hope you find something engaging for your student!

As always, please feel free to contact our team. We welcome your feedback on how we can continue to grow Waukee Community Education to better serve our students, families, and community members.

Registration

Below you will find different categories of classes offered through Community Education. Click the header to see the different classes available and find details about dates, location, and cost. You can click the link under Register for any of the classes to complete registration online.

If you have questions about any of the classes offered or how to register, please contact Community Education at communityed@waukeeschools.org or by calling 515.987.2761.

Classes Offered

Estate Planning 101

Even everyday folks need an estate plan. A well-crafted estate plan saves your family undue grief and cost by ensuring your assets are distributed as you wanted. Whether your assets are worth thousands or hundreds of thousands, it’s important to protect everything you worked so hard to earn. Learn how to avoid unnecessary expenses and fees, how to reduce or eliminate taxes and how to maximize the transfer of your real estate, investments and personal belongings to your loved ones and/or charitable organizations. Taught by a financial advisor with additional support of an estate attorney.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2205 $10 Ann Merkley Wednesday
6:30-8:30 pm
November 2 South Middle School
Room 305
Click Here

Landlord 101

Interested in getting into real estate but wonder where to start? This two-hour course will show you what you need to get started. You’ll learn from someone that has over 35 years experience in renting out residential properties. We’ll explore what makes the best rental properties, how to know if you’re ready to become a landlord, how to finance it, how to collect rent and how to find just the right renter.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2210 $10 Michael Hartwig Thursday
6:30-8:00 pm
October 6 South Middle School
Room 305
Click Here

Retirement Planning 101

Afraid you can’t afford to retire? We will explore this question along with social security, Medicare, how to convert a 401(k) plan to an income stream you won’t outlive, ways to minimize your taxes in retirement, and options to help protect your investments from market fluctuation. This seminar is relevant to anyone who wants to become more empowered in today’s financial world. Course taught by a financial advisor with over 35 years of experience.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2215 $10 Ann Merkley Thursday
6:30-8:30 pm
September 8 South Middle School Click Here
F2220
$10 Ann Merkley Thursday
6:30-8:30 pm
November 17 South Middle School Click Here

ACT Prep – Math (Grades 9-12)

Instructor teaches high school math in Waukee. This class will focus on test-taking strategies for the math portion of the ACT. We will review math concepts commonly found on the ACT and take and discuss several practice exams. Students can purchase the 2022 workbook (Princeton Review ACT Prep, 2022: 6 Practice Tests + Content Review + Strategies) online through Amazon.

The book also is used for the Science review course.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2225 $93 Jay Winter Mondays
3:30-6:00 pm
October 3, 10, 17 Northwest High School,
Room #B128
Click Here

ACT Prep – Science (Grades 9-12)

Instructor has a Master’s Degree in Education, experience in teaching ACT test preparation and high school science teaching experience for over seventeen years in Waukee. This class will focus on test taking strategies for the science portion of the ACT. We will review science concepts commonly found on the science portion of the ACT: Charts and Graphs, Experiments and Fighting Scientists. We will take and discuss several practice exams during this review. Students can purchase the 2022 workbook (Princeton Review ACT Prep, 2022: 6 Practice Tests + Content Review + Strategies) online through Amazon.

The book also is used for the Math review course.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2230 $93 Dan Briggs Saturdays October 8 & 15
8:45am-12:30 am
Waukee High School,
Room #724
Click Here

PSAT Prep (Grades 9-12)

The Preliminary-SAT (PSAT) is essentially the same test as the SAT, without the essay component. Students who take the PSAT exam generally do so for one of two reasons: To compete for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship or to gain realistic practice for the SAT college admissions test. This test-preparation seminar provides students with highly effective tips and strategies to prepare them for success on the PSAT (as well as the SAT), regardless of their motivation for taking the exam. Students will take shortened practice tests, receive a study guide and practice-test workouts, reduce their test anxiety and gain confidence. All materials are included in the registration fee.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2235 $100 Doorway to College Staff Wednesday & Thursday
6:30-9:00 pm
September 21-22 Waukee High School,
Main Conference Room
Click Here

Create Your Own Board Game (Grades 3-5) NEW

Want to create your own board game? This after school opportunity is designed for you. Explore the basics of game design through group mini games, individual design time, and group lessons. Class focuses on fostering a designer-friendly environment that encourages students to try, fail, and fix on their journey of bringing their epic ideas to life in the form of a board game. The camp builds up to a showcase where students pitch the game they’ve been working on to family and new found friends. Fee includes all materials. Students will take home their board game creation.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2240se $193 Tim Ferry Fridays
3:45-5:15pm
September 23-December 9 (no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) Shuler Elementary Click Here
F2245mge
$193 Tim Ferry Thursdays
3:45-5:15pm
September 29-December 8 (no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24) Maple Grove Elementary Click Here

Chess (Grades K-5)

New and returning students are invited. Each Youth Enrichment League (YEL) Chess class follows four basic components: teaching, practicing, puzzles, and playing the game. Students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games. Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept. Students are given chess puzzles and work with coach guidance to solve them. Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. The registration fee includes a ChessKid.com membership for the chess session, prizes, and puzzle sheets. Sign up today to think, learn and play well with YEL!

All classes are held 3:45-4:45pm, unless noted otherwise.

Mondays, Radiant Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2250re

Session 1

$157 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays October 3-December 19 (10 weeks)
(no class 11/7, 11/14)
Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2255re

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays January 9-February 20 (6 weeks)
(no class 1/16)
Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2260re

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays March 20-May 15
(9 weeks)
Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2265re

Sessions 1-3

$374 Youth Enrichment League Mondays October 3-May 15 (25 weeks)
(no class 11/7, 11/14, 1/16)
Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Mondays, Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2270gre

Session 1

$157 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays October 3-December 19 (10 weeks)
(no class 11/7, 11/14)
Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2275gre

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays January 9-February 20 (6 weeks)
(no class 1/16)
Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2280gre

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays March 20-May 15
(9 weeks)
Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2285gre

Sessions 1-3

$374 Youth Enrichment League Mondays October 3-May 15 (25 weeks)
(no class 11/7, 11/14, 1/16)
Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Tuesdays, Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F2290wdh

Session 1

$157 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays October 4-December 20 (10 weeks)
(no class 11/8, 11/15)
Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F2295wdh

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays January 3-February 21
(8 weeks)
Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22100wdh

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays March 21-May 16
(9 weeks)
Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22105wdh

Sessions 1-3

$403 Youth Enrichment League Tuesdays October 4-May 16 (27 weeks)
(no class 11/8, 11/15)
Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Tuesdays, Shuler Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22110se

Session 1

$157 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays October 4-December 20 (10 weeks)
(no class 11/8, 11/15)
Shuler Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22115se

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays January 3-February 21
(8 weeks)
Shuler Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22120se

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays March 21-May 16
(9 weeks)
Shuler Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22125se

Sessions 1-3

$403 Youth Enrichment League Tuesdays October 4-May 16 (27 weeks)
(no class 11/8, 11/15)
Shuler Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Thursdays, Waukee Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22130we

Session 1

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays October 6-December 22 (9 weeks)
(no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)
Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22135we

Session 2

$128 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays January 5-February 23
(8 weeks)
Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22140we

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays March 23-May 18
(9 weeks)
Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22145we

Sessions 1-3

$389 Youth Enrichment League Thursdays October 6-May 18 (26 weeks)
(no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)
Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Thursdays, Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22150whe

Session 1

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays October 6-December 22 (9 weeks)
(no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)
Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22155whe

Session 2

$128 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays January 5-February 23
(8 weeks)
Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22160whe

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays March 23-May 18
(9 weeks)
Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22165whe

Sessions 1-3

$389 Youth Enrichment League Thursdays October 6-May 18 (26 weeks)
(no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)
Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Fridays, Eason Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22170ee

Session 1

$114 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays October 7-December 16 (7 weeks)
(no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25)
Eason Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22175ee

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays January 6-February 17 (6 weeks)
(no class 1/13)(8 weeks)
Eason Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22180ee

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays March 24-May 19
(9 weeks)
Eason Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22185ee

Sessions 1-3

$331 Youth Enrichment League Fridays October 7-May 19
(22 weeks)
(no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 1/13)
Eason Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Fridays, Brookview Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22190bv

Session 1

$114 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays October 7-December 16 (7 weeks)
(no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25)
Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22195bv

Session 2

$99 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays January 6-February 17 (6 weeks)
(no class 1/13)(8 weeks)
Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22200bv

Session 3

$143 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays March 24-May 19
(9 weeks)
Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22205bv

Sessions 1-3

$331 Youth Enrichment League Fridays October 7-May 19
(22 weeks)
(no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 1/13)
Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Building Young Artists (Grades K-5)

In this fun art program, students will learn the basic concepts of drawing and painting three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional paper. These objects include basic shapes, cubes, spheres and cones. Eventually students will learn to draw and paint still life based on a step-by-step process. The class will help improve student’s patience, observation and creativity. Students will take home all of their masterpieces throughout the class. The instructor owns and teaches at the Sunflower Fine Art studio in Waukee, has received awards for her artwork, and has a degree in Art. Supply list available online.

All classes are held 3:45-5:15pm, unless noted otherwise.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22210 $34 Ting Shao Wednesdays September 14 & 28 Radiant Elementary,
Art Room
Click Here
F22215 $34 Ting Shao Mondays October 10 & 17 Walnut Hills Elementary, Art Room Click Here
F22220 $34 Ting Shao Tuesdays October 25 & November 1 Sugar Creek Elementary, Art Room Click Here
F22225 $34 Ting Shao Wednesdays December 7 & 21
(no class 12/14)
Maple Grove Elementary, Art Room Click Here

Monsters Art Class (Grades 1-5) NEW

Monsters! Just in time for Halloween, bring your little goblin to a Halloween-themed art class. Students will draw, outline in black marker, and paint with watercolors several monsters on thick cardstock. Students will be shown different ways of drawing monsters, which they will practice on scratch paper first, but they are allowed to use their own imagination. Students will be using markers and watercolor paint for their projects. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for painting in. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22230 $25 Kelley Stahl 10:00-11:30am October 8 Waukee Middle School, Commons Click Here

Halloween Art Class (grades 1-5)

Students will make a fun Halloween-themed project where they spell the word “Halloween” then make a Halloween-themed drawing out of each letter. Ideas will be given, but students can use their own creativity. Students will be using markers and watercolor paint for their projects. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for painting in. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22235 $25 Kelley Stahl 1:00-2:30pm October 8 Waukee Middle School, Commons Click Here

Abstract Art (grades 1-5) NEW

Gobble gobble! Students will make a fun Thanksgiving-themed project where they spell the word “Thankful” and then make a Thanksgiving-themed drawing out of each letter. Ideas will be given, but students can use their own creativity. Students will be using markers and watercolor paint for their projects. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for painting in. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22240 $37 Kelley Stahl 11:00am-1:00pm November 12 School Building TBD Click Here

Thanksgiving Art class (grades 1-5) NEW

Thanksgiving fun! Gobble, gobble! Students will create two turkey-themed projects. For one of the projects, the students will paint a turkey on a large piece of cardboard and then in the next class, decorate it using a wide variety of items, including pompoms, sequins, acrylic, soft pastels, colored paper, colorful feathers, and more. The other project involves the students making a turkey on black paper and painting colorful feathers to be cut and pasted around the turkey. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for painting in. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22245 $25 Kelley Stahl 2:00-3:30pm November 12 School Building TBD Click Here

Christmas Art class (grades 1-5) NEW

Let it snow! Students will make a fun Christmas-themed project where they spell the word “Christmas” and then make a Christmas-themed drawing out of each letter. Ideas will be given, but students can use their own creativity. Students will be using markers and watercolor paint for their projects. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for painting in. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22250 $25 Kelley Stahl 10:00-11:30am December 3 School Building TBD Click Here

Christmas Fun: A Christmas Tree and a Reindeer (Grades 1-5)

Christmas fun! Let it snow! Let’s get out the art supplies, which the teacher provides. In this class, students will make a fun, antlered, reindeer face out of cardboard and will decorate it using a variety of multi-media, including paint, recycled items, sticks, beads, pompoms, and more. The second project is making a fun, wonky, Christmas tree out of cardboard, then decorating with paint, puffy paint, Christmas decorations, sequins, and more. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for art class. Students will take their projects home. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22255 $49 Kelley Stahl 9:00am-12:00pm December 10 School Building TBD Click Here

Santa’s Workshop: Winter Wonderland Art Class (Grades 1-5) NEW

Send your artistic little elves to a Christmas art class where they make their own festive toy fueled with imagination and fun! In this whimsical world, children will make their own toy Winter Wonderland, which is made on a board that they paint to look like a winterscape. Students will paint and decorate imaginative holiday-themed peg doll people to play in this land. They will make a gingerbread house (non-edible) and decorate it with artful goodies and create another small decorated home for the tiny dolls to live in. This playset comes complete with a light-up stone fireplace, which the children make. Your child will make a variety of fun items, such as a snowman and Christmas trees, sleigh for Santa, and tiny gifts for the dolls to receive. Sign up your artistic Santa’s elves for this two-week holiday class to make their own colorful, artful toy that will provide many hours of imaginative play. Students will bring their whimsical toy home at the end of the second class. Please have your students wear clothes that are OK for art class. All supplies are provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22260 $109 Kelley Stahl 12:30-3:30pm December 3 & 10 School Building TBD Click Here

Tactile Explorations in Art (Grades 9-12) NEW

Sculptural design is one of the first artistic techniques utilized by early humans. In this class, you will explore the possibilities that sculpture presents to the creator. We will follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps by making new creations out of objects that already exist. No previous art experience is required, the instructor only asks that you come with the drive for exploration. The instructor is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and a Waukee School District high school substitute art teacher.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22265 $184 Arielle Naberhaus Wednesdays
7:00-9:00pm
September 28-October 26 Waukee High School, Room #206 Click Here

Spanish (Grades K-5)

For new and returning students. The Language Project is based around discovery, experience and play in the target language. Students will learn Spanish through music, games, stories and immersion in the language. The benefits of being bilingual go above just acquiring a new form of communication! Set your child up on the journey to success by enrolling them today! In the registration form, please indicate if your student will be in Level 1 or 2.

All classes are held 3:45-4:45pm, unless noted otherwise.

Mondays, Maple Grove Elementary, Media Center

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22270mge

Session 1

$159 The Language Project Staff Mondays September 26-December 12 (10 weeks)
(no class 11/7 & 11/14)
Maple Grove Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22275mge

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Mondays January 9-April 10 (10 weeks)
(no class 1/16, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13)
Maple Grove Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22280mge

Session 3

$80 The Language Project Staff Mondays April 17-May 15
(5 weeks)
Maple Grove Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22285mge

Session 1-3

$376 The Language Project Staff Mondays September 26-May 15 (25 weeks)
(no class 11/7, 11/14, 1/16, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13)
Maple Grove Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Tuesdays, Eason Elementary, Media Center (Level 1 offered)

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22290ee

Session 1

$159 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays September 27-December 13 (10 weeks) (no class 11/8, 11/15) Eason Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22295ee

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays January 3-March 28 (10 weeks) (no class 2/28, 3/7, 3/14) Eason Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22300ee

Session 3

$111 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays April 4-May 16
(7 weeks)
Eason Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22305ee

Session 1-3

$407 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays September 27-May 16 (27 weeks) (no class 11/8, 11/15, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14) Eason Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Tuesdays, Waukee Elementary, Media Center (Level 1 offered)

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22310we

Session 1

$159 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays September 27-December 13 (10 weeks) (no class 11/8, 11/15) Waukee Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22315we

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays January 3-March 28 (10 weeks) (no class 2/28, 3/7, 3/14) Waukee Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22320we

Session 3

$111 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays April 4-May 16
(7 weeks)
Waukee Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22325we

Session 1-3

$407 The Language Project Staff Tuesdays September 27-May 16 (27 weeks) (no class 11/8, 11/15, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14) Waukee Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Thursdays, Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center (Level 1 offered)

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22330wdh

Session 1

$159 The Language Project Staff Thursdays September 29-December 22 (10 weeks) (no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24) Woodland Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22335wdh

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Thursdays January 5-March 30 (10 weeks) (no class 3/2, 3/9, 3/16) Woodland Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22340wdh

Session 3

$111 The Language Project Staff Thursdays April 6-May 18
(7 weeks)
Woodland Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22345wdh

Session 1-3

$407 The Language Project Staff Thursdays September 29-May 18 (27 weeks) (no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16) Woodland Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Fridays, Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center (Levels 1 & 2 offered)

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22350whe

Session 1

$127 The Language Project Staff Fridays September 30-December 16 (8 weeks) (no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) Walnut Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22355whe

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Fridays January 6-April 14 (10 weeks) (no class 1/13, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17) Walnut Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22360whe

Session 3

$80 The Language Project Staff Fridays April 21-May 19
(5 weeks)
Walnut Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22365whe

Session 1-3

$346 The Language Project Staff Fridays September 30-May 19 (23 weeks) (no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 1/13, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17) Walnut Hills Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Fridays, Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center (Level 1 offered)

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22370gre

Session 1

$127 The Language Project Staff Fridays September 30-December 16 (8 weeks) (no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) Grant Ragan Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22375gre

Session 2

$159 The Language Project Staff Fridays January 6-April 14 (10 weeks) (no class 1/13, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17) Grant Ragan Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22380gre

Session 3

$80 The Language Project Staff Fridays April 21-May 19
(5 weeks)
Grant Ragan Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here
F22385gre

Session 1-3

$346 The Language Project Staff Fridays September 30-May 19 (23 weeks) (no class 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 1/13, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17) Grant Ragan Elementary,
Media Center
Click Here

Start Smart with Study Skills (grades 5-8)

Get ready to start the school year off right! The biggest hurdle to academic success after elementary school seems to be poor study skills. During these sessions, your child will be introduced to excellent strategies! Topics include: organization and time management (Oct. 10); note-taking strategies (Oct. 11); test-taking strategies (Oct. 12); reading and study strategies (Oct. 13); learning styles and study habits (Oct. 14). Set your child up for success in middle school and high school! *Register for the entire week ($143) or individual days ($34 each).

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22390 $145 (full week)
$34 (individual day)
Sylvan Learning Staff Monday-Friday
6:00-8:00 pm
October 10-14 South Middle School, Room #305 Click Here

Fencing (grades 2-5)

New and returning students are invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum; students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners, and repeat; students then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far; 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22395 $138 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays
6:15-7:15 pm
October 11-December 6 (no class 10/25) South Middle School, Commons Click Here
F22400
$138 Youth Enrichment League Staff Wednesdays
6:15-7:15 pm
October 12-December 21 (no class 10/19, 10/26, 11/23) South Middle School, Commons Click Here

Fencing (grades 6-12)

New and returning students are invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum; students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners, and repeat; students then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far; 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22405 $188 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays
7:20-8:50 pm
October 11-December 6
(no class 10/25)
South Middle School, Commons Click Here

Bricks 4 Kidz (grades K-5)

Bricks 4 Kidz® offers project-based programs designed to teach basic principles of engineering and architecture using LEGO® bricks and proprietary model plans. These activities are designed to trigger your child’s lively imagination and encourage problem-solving while exercising fine motor skills and spatial intelligence. Participants build a different simple machine each week using a motor and battery or rubber band system. Each model has various levels of complexity so that we are able to offer age-appropriate projects. Every participant will be assigned their own project kit and materials that only they will use over the session.

Fall Class Theme – Transportation Timeline

Models Include:

  • Horse & Buggy
  • Locomotive
  • Car
  • Airplane
  • Helicopter

All classes are held 3:45-4:45pm, unless noted otherwise.

 

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22410sce $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Mondays September 12-October 10
(5 wks)
Sugar Creek Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22415wdh $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Mondays October 17-December 5 (5 wks) (no class 11/7, 11/14, 11/21) Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22420mge $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Tuesdays September 13-October 11
(5 wks)
Maple Grove Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22425bv $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Tuesdays October 18-December 6 (5 wks) (no class 11/8, 11/15, 11/22) Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22430gre $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Thursdays September 15-October 13
(5 wks)
Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22435se $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Thursdays October 20-December 8 (5 wks) (no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24) Shuler Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22440we $60 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Fridays September 16-October 14
(5 wks)
Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22445re $49 Bricks 4 Kidz Staff Fridays November 4-December 16 (4 wks) (no class 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Robotics 2.0 (grades 1-5)

The next evolution in youth robotics is here! Build a seeing-sensing robot using LEGO® Bricks, then program it to complete unique tasks and challenges. Next, design and build an alarm sensor that warns people of upcoming earthquakes! Students LEARN basic engineering and computer coding concepts; BUILD multiple LEGO® Bricks projects; EXPLORE how the projects and programming complement each other; and PLAY with different building and programming options.

All classes are held 3:45-4:45pm, unless noted otherwise.

Course# Cost Instructor Times Dates Location Register
F22450we $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays September 19-October 10 Waukee Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22455bv $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Mondays October 24-December 5 (no class 11/7, 11/14, 11/21) Brookview Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22460whe $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays September 20-October 11 Walnut Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22465gre $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Tuesdays October 25-December 6 (no class 11/8, 11/15, 11/22) Grant Ragan Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22470re $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays September 22-October 13 Radiant Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22475ee $53 Youth Enrichment League Staff Thursdays October 27-December 8 (no class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24) Eason Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22480sce $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays September 23-October 14 Sugar Creek Elementary, Media Center Click Here
F22485wdh $63 Youth Enrichment League Staff Fridays November 4-December 16 (No class 11/11, 11/18, 11/25) Woodland Hills Elementary, Media Center Click Here

Late Registration

YOU SNOOZE…WE LOSE
Nothing kills a course quicker than waiting until the last minute to register for it! If there are not enough registrations at the registration deadline (approximately one week prior to the start of the course), the course may be cancelled. Please register at least one week prior to the start of the course to ensure the success of the course! Thank you!

Changes & Cancellation

Waukee Community Education reserves the right to cancel classes if there is insufficient enrollment. Should that occur, full refunds will be given. You will be notified by email if there are any changes in your class or if a class is canceled. Please make sure we have your email address so we may contact you. We will notify you at least 24 hours prior to the first class.

*Due to COVID-related safety precautions, classes may need to be cancelled after already starting. In that case, refunds will NOT be issued. We appreciate your understanding. If you prefer to cancel your registration due to this parameter, please do so as soon as possible but no later than ten full business days prior to the first day of class.


Testimonials

My kids really enjoyed this class and already are asking when they can do it again!
Bricks 4 Kidz

Our son absolutely LOVES this class! It’s engaging and uplifting, and we wish we would’ve signed him up for more!
Bricks 4 Kidz

This was a great class! I am so impressed with the art my children brought home. They were full of confidence and excited to return each day.
Drawing & Painting for Fun

Great class – my son really loved the instructor and spoke very positively about the course. He learned a lot and is excited to do it again in the future.
Fencing

Great class!! Great instruction!
Fencing

Our kids loved this class and learned so much!
Chess

My kids very much enjoyed this!
Chess

My student enjoys the Spanish class a lot.
Spanish

My son loved this class. We plan to sign him up again in the fall!
Robotics

Very helpful for the ACT test.
ACT Prep

What a great class! My son was a little hesitant at first but after the first night he didn’t balk at going at all.
Start Smart with Study Skills

We found answers to questions and resources to use in the planning of our estate.
Retirement Planning 101