Happy Holiday Season! 

I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. The past several years have been a reminder of how special those that mean the most to us are, and how thankful we are to be able to spend time with them. 

In Community Education, we are thankful for you, our customer. Our customers are made up of students, families, and community members. Your participation in our programs has been sincerely appreciated! It is a positive reminder of who we serve and why we serve. To see students and families engaged and enjoying our programs brings us joy and a sense of pride. 

We had very strong attendance in our fall programs. Over 60 after-school and evening classes were held, which is a historically high number. A record number of 12th grade students are on track to receive a Silver Cord this spring. Our Beyond the Bell before and after school care locations are all full serving elementary students. School buildings are being rented for community activities at a high level as well. We certainly have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. 

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

Jeff Longman
Director of Community Education