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Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Community Education

Brain Builders Chess

(Grades K-4)

(Grades K- 6)

Chess - for those who want to learn to play chess or those who want to learn the tactics and strategies of one of the world's oldest and most popular games. Instructor: Bill Heinemann 3:30-4:30 pm

GoSolar! Kidz: Solar Cars

9 sessions - $75

Salem Hills Elementary, IGH Fridays, Sept. 22-Dec. 15 (No Class: Oct. 6, 20, Nov 24, Dec. 1) #3114-F17

Design and build solar energy vehicles from easy, LEGO-like, snap-together parts in this exciting class for young tikes. Construct solar-powered motorbikes, helicopters, off-roaders, dragsters, and more. Kids will have a blast running their new gadgets with a remote controller. Let your young one explore the sun--GoSolar! style. Visit for more details. Instructor: GoSolar! Kidz 3:30-4:30 pm

6 sessions - $75

Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3112-F17PB Thursdays, Sept. 21- Nov. 2 (No class Oct. 19) Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3112-F17SH Tuesdays, Sept. 26- Oct. 31

GoSolar! Kidz: Solar Robots (Grades K-4)

In this class, kids can stimulate their creativity by designing and building epic, solar-powered robots from easy-to-assemble parts. In addition, tikes will build solar powered cranes, lift bridges, and many other designs. Let your little engineers explore the world of solar energy while learning how to problem solve and stretch the imagination. Visit for more details Instructor: GoSolar! Kidz 3:30-4:30 pm


Your student(s) can attend Spartan Kids Care after class for only $14 a day. See registration for more details!

6 sessions - $75

Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3113-F17PB Thursdays, Nov. 9-Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 23) Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3113-F17SH Tuesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 12 (No class Oct. 19)


Brain Builders

Sense-ational Science (Grades K-5)

Experience the sensational world of science with MadScience®. Light up your imagination as you blend and separate light, and trick your eyes with mirrors and optical illusions. Discover how to manipulate sound, harness the power of air, heat and static electricity. Explore food science as you practice chemistry in the kitchen and figure out how to build the perfect meal. And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit for class syllabus at your location. Instructor: Mad Science of Minnesota 3:30-4:30 pm

Habla Español? Hola


De Nada

3 sessions - $55

Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3111-F17SH Mondays, Sept. 25- Oct. 9

Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3111-F17PB Mondays, Oct. 23- Nov. 6

Hilltop Elementary, IGH #3111-F17HT Mondays, Nov. 13- Nov. 27

Spanish Club (Grades K-5)

Come join us as we explore the world of Spanish. This beginner’s course will cover themes such as numbers, shapes, colors, directions, feelings, pets, vegetable and fruit. We will do beginning verb conjugations with both irregular and regular present tense conjugations and lots of fun games to help us implement them! Vamos, let’s learn Spanish together. Instructor: Language Sprout 3:30-4:30 pm

6 sessions - $75

Hilltop Elementary, IGH #3107-F17HT Mondays, Sept. 25-Dec. 11 Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3107-F17PB Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 12 Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3107-F17HT Thursdays, Sept. 21-Dec. 21 (No class: Oct. 19, Nov. 23)


Brain Builders

Star Wars Jedi Movie Making (Grades 1-5)

From a galaxy, far, far away, Star Wars comes to life! Work on a stop motion animated Lego Star Wars Movie. Star Wars action figures, Legos, and backdrops will be available for filming in class. Handle all the technical details including using a digital movie camera, filming scenes, stop-motion animation, digital editing and adding finishing special effects and transitions to the movie. In this exciting hands-on learning class, our instructors will take your student through the entire digital film making steps from start to finish using Frames Software. Student groups' final projects will be emailed to parents, or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Instructor: Computer Explorers 3:30-4:30 pm

3 sessions - $65

Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3115-F17PB Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 11 Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3115-F17SH Wednesdays, Nov. 8 - Nov. 22 Hilltop Elementary, IGH #3115-F17HT Wednesdays, Nov. 29 - Dec. 13


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Imagine & Design

The Best-Ever Art Class! with Kidcreate Studio

Masters in Clay with Kidcreate Studio

This class is packed full of fan favorites! From snow globes, projects that glow-in-the-dark, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the most requested Kidcreate projects of all time! All of them put together in one highly-anticipated class. This is the stuff the kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time! Instructor: Kidscreate Studio

Be inspired by art created by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edward Munch and Claes Oldenburg. We will recreate famous works of art like Monet’s Water Lilies, Munch’s The Scream, Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge and Cherry and many others, all in clay. Make room to display these masterpieces! The projects your child creates in this class are going to be amazing! Instructor: Kidscreate Studio

(Grades K-5)

3:30-4:30 pm

4 sessions - $60

Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3420-F17SH Mondays, Oct. 16 - Nov. 6 Hilltop Elementary, IGH #3420-F17HT Tuesdays, Sept. 26 - Oct. 17 Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3420-F17PB Wednesdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 15

(Grades K-5)

3:30-4:30 pm

4 sessions - $60

Salem Hills Elementary, IGH #3421-F17SH Mondays, Nov. 22-Dec. 13 Hilltop Elementary, IGH #3421-F17HT Tuesdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 14 Pine Bend Elementary, IGH #3421-F17PB Wednesdays, Nov. 22-Dec. 13

Children go directly to class after school. A small snack is provided. Please pick up by 4:30 in the cafeteria. 5

Health & Safety Safekids 101-Preparing Kids to Stay Safe at Home or in the Community

(Ages 10 and up) Safe Kids 101 helps kids with the next step in independence and helps parents rest in the knowledge that this course will help their child stay safe at home and in the community. Topics Include: Responsibilities when staying home alone, how to decide whether to answer the door, simple first aid and identifying fire safety rules. Understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios: around guns, online safety and near aggressive dogs. Knowing the truth about abuse, abduction and stranger danger. Instructor: Deb Gutzman 9-11:30 am

1 session - $30

Central Square Community Center #4203-F17A Friday, Oct. 20 #4203-F17B Saturday, Nov. 18

One Day Class! Certified Babysitter’s Training (Ages 11 and up)

This course is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Youth will learn skills in four core areas: leadership and professionalism,safety, basic care for infants and children and first aid. Babysitter’s Handbook is included with the fee. Please bring a nut free bag lunch and a beverage. Instructor: Deb Gutzman IGH Middle School 9 am-3 pm 1 session - $80 #3204-F17 Friday, Dec. 1

Sports & Recreation Kung Fu (Age 5+)

Learn the lifelong benefits of Kung Fu. Not just a punching, kicking, self-defense class, Kung Fu teaches awareness of self and surroundings and improves self-esteem and confidence. Join a FUN, progressive, full participation class that focuses on helping students develop leadership, discipline, concentration and coordination skills for a healthy mind and body. Improve your strength, flexibility and endurance. Parents: Don’t just sit at the sideline. Sign up and participate with your child in class. This is a skill building progressive training program for beginners through Black Belt. Optional uniform and certification from White to Black Belt are available. Instructor: National Treasure Kung Fu,Inc. Beginner - White Belt Lincoln Center Elementary Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 (No class Oct. 16, Nov. 20) #4802-F17A

6:15-7 pm 7 sessions - $81

Yellow - Black Belt Lincoln Center Elementary Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 (No class Oct. 16, Nov. 20) #4802-F17A

7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81


Performing Arts

Non-Stop Hip Hop (Grades K-6)

Learn to pop, lock and glide while becoming a part of a “crew” of good friends. Fun and energetic classes will build confidence and provide the student with moves to bust out on any dance floor. Instructor: Short Dance Studio Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 30 #3712-F17A Short Dance Studio, Ages 5-6

4:15-4:45 pm 6 session - $55

Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 30 #3712-F17B Short Dance Studio, Ages 7-8

5:45-6:15 pm 6 session - $55

Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 30 #3712-F17C Short Dance Studio, Ages 9-12

7:30-8 pm 6 session - $55

Just Dance! (Grades K-5)

Gain confidence, flexibility and coordination while strengthening teamwork and creating many fun memories! Students will work Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Tumbling skills. Great for the student that wants to try out a few types of dance to see what they like! Instructor: Short Dance Studio Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7 #3703-F17 Short Dance Studio (No Class Oct. 31)

5:30-6:30 pm 6 sessions - $85

A.C.T. (Awesome Children’s Theatre) Presents “A Snow White Christmas” The familiar story of Snow White comes alive in an enchanting new way – it’s Christmas time, and suddenly there’s much more at stake than ever before as Snow White is tempted by a delicious red apple that could change the course of the season. Join the forest animals and elves as they assist Snow White in defeating the Evil Queen and saving this special time of year! Directed by Cassidy Hall Rehearsals Mon.-Fri., Nov. 27-Dec. 13; 6-8pm & Sat., Dec. 9; 10am-4pm #3702-F17 $100 Performances Thurs. Dec 14 & Fri. Dec 15; 7pm Simley High School Performing Arts Center 2920 80t St. E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 Tickets available after Dec. 1 $4 in advance at the District Office, 2990 80th St. E., IGH (8am-4pm M-F) $5 at the door on performance nights

Family Programs Ballet for Parents & Kids

​ usic, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. M This class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with their little dancer. Our Joffrey trained instructor will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track; both adults and children will also learn about ballet technique. Please note the class location for each section. Instructor: Victoria Parker Section A Somerset Elementary School, MH Tuesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 24 5:15-6:15 pm #6752-F17A 6 sessions - $70/pair, $35/extra family member

Thriller Line Dance

Halloween is “creeping” up and it isn’t just for kids anymore! Get into the ”spirit” with this fun line dance version of a dance that still inspires us all! No partner needed for a “thrilling” night of fun! Why not make it a family event? Instructor: Monica Mohn Garlough Environmental Magnet School, WSP Thursday, Oct. 5 1 session - $10/person #6253-F17 6-7pm

Harvest Time - Apple Orchard Experience

Enjoy the autumn colors and the excitement of harvest time when you visit the apple orchard at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the growing process, different apple varieties, and the eco friendly methods we use to keep pests away from our our apples. Taste different varieties of apples and participate in pressing apples to make fresh cider! After the program, visit the Apple Shack to purchase apples and many other products. Saturday, Oct. 7 10-11:30 am #6958-F17 1 session - $8/person Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S, Hastings

Section B Moreland Elementary School, WSP Tuesdays, Nov. 14 - Dec. 19 5:15-6:15 pm #6752-F17B 6 sessions - $70/pair, $35/extra family member

Family Fun Night Hosted by NAMI Minnesota

Family Fun Night is an evening event hosted by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to give parents of children living with mental health challenges a time to connect and receive resources. Children will enjoy fun activities throughout the evening. Hosted by NAMI Minnesota Lincoln Center, SSP Thursday, Nov. 9 #5901-F17

6-8 pm 1 session - FREE

Star Petal Fold Books: Origami

Come together as a family to learn the basics of folding while making a beautiful work of art. This sculptural book has petal-shaped pages inspired by origami. This versatile and interactive book will engage and delight your senses. Instructor: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Henry Sibley High School, MH Friday, Nov. 17 6-8 pm #6900-F17 1 session - $25/person

Family Programs Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes

The Avengers and many more join forces to defeat Loki in his eternal quest to become ruler of Asgard and Earth. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will go against the most threatening villains. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family, LIVE! Discount tickets are available through Community Education. Transportation is not provided. Children 2 years and older are required to have a ticket. Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, November 22 and picked up the week of December 4 at the SSP Adult Basic Education Building, 517 Marie Avenue, South St. Paul. Please call 651-306-3631 for office hours. Xcel Energy Center, 199 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul Sunday, Dec. 10 5-7 pm #5950-F17 1 session - $20.50/person

Skeletons in the Closet - In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Join us for this very special and unique opportunity proudly sponsored by Dakota County Libraries and TriDistrict Community Education. In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is bringing their magic and wonder to Simley High School, don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity. This bilingual (Spanish and English) puppet show is a tender story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Day of the Dead and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life. Preregistration is not required but greatly appreciated. Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights Friday, Nov. 3 6-7 pm #5902-F17 1 session - FREE

Boo Bash - A Halloween Movie Night

The witching hour has begun! Join us for a little "Hocus Pocus" while wearing your creative costumes. We'll have a costume contest with prizes for the top three fan favorites. Concessions will be for sale at the event. All ages are welcome, pre registration is recommended due to limited space but not required. Heritage E-STEM Magnet Middle School, WSP Friday, Oct. 27 6:30-9 pm #6957-F17 1 session - $2/person

2017-2018 School Year Inver Grove Heights School-Age Care is a Community Education program brought to you by TriDistrict Community Education and the Inver Grove Heights District. We strive to provide a quality program that ensures a safe, cooperative, student led environment that serves the diverse needs of the school while striving through continuous improvement to foster the development of our youth as service leaders in the Inver Grove Heights community.

Inver Grove Heights Schools Referendum District residents will vote on two questions: one that increases the operating levy and another that creates a capital projects levy.

If both are approved, students will have more vocational and technical opportunities and expanded college prep courses, keeping the district more competitive with its better funded neighbors.

More Information: Prepared and paid for by Independent School District No.199 (Inver Grove Heights Schools), 2990 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076.

Located in: Hilltop, Pine Bend and Salem Hills

HOURS: 6 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday For additional information please call 651-306-7502. You can also visit us online at

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Inver Grove Heights Youth Registration Form Fall 2017

Online: By Phone: 651-306-7502 In Person: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. By Mail: Early Learning Center 3203 68th Street Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

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Hilltop Elementary School 3201 68th St. E.

IGH Middle School 8167 Cahill Ave.

Salem Hills Elementary School 5899 Babcock Trail E.

Simley High School 2920 80th St. E.

Pine Bend Elementary School 9875 Inver Grove Trail For more locations visit

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