By Elissa Wieneke

What’s Happening in Community Ed . . .


The winter season is off to an exciting start with 62 young players out for basketball at MCC in Grades 4-6.  The youth basketball players began practice in November with Coach Luke Freeman and Coach Tim Cariveau at the skill sessions where they focused on the skill development and the fundamentals. These teams will continue to work hard the next several weeks to prepare for their league games starting the second week in December.  

We invite you to come out and support our young Rebels as they showcase their talents at our youth basketball games.  Our 4th-6th grade boys will host games on Saturday, December 11 and our girls 4th-6th grade will host games on Saturday, February 5th and 19th in the MCC Practice Gym. Check out the full schedule at under the Community Education tab. 

The K-3 Basketball Clinic will be on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23. Coach Wieneke, assisted by the high school basketball players, will be focusing on the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest will be held on Sunday, January 9 in the Competition Gym with a snow date of January 16. Registration will be from 1:00-1:30 pm with competition starting at 1:30 pm for all. Winners will advance to districts in Tyler, MN. 

Special thanks to all of our wonderful volunteer coaches! Without you, our youth basketball program would not be possible!


Open gym takes place on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm at the MCC Practice Gym. The gym is open to all ages during this time to work on sport skills, get a great workout or to just beat the winter blahs. The Walking Track is open Monday-Friday from 5:30 am -8:30 am and 6:00 pm -9:00 pm. You can also walk while your child enjoys open gym!

Wiggle-A-While Open Gym/Swim is an opportunity for children ages birth-7 and their families to participate in an open gym and swim time just for them to get the wiggles out! Age-appropriate active play will be available in a supervised setting on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 pm in the West Elementary Gym and Fulda Pool from 1:00-4:00 pm. An adult must attend with the child. Open Gym dates are January 16th, January 23rd, January 30th, February 20th and February 27th. Open swim dates are January 9th and February 6th.

Adults get a chance to get a little exercise by joining our Adult Basketball League on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm.  It’s a great way to help stay in shape over the winter!


Little Rebel Cheerleaders will learn the basics of cheerleading at the interactive winter cheerleading clinic taught by the MCC Cheerleaders on Tuesday, December 14. The clinic will be from 3:15-5:00 pm in the West Elementary Gym. After the cheer clinic, the Little Rebel Cheerleaders will perform the cheers and dance they learned for friends and family at the Varsity Girls Basketball Half-Time Show later that night on Tuesday.


The batting cage will be dropped down on Sundays starting in January. Within each session, there will be stations for fielding, batting and throwing. The 4th-6th graders will have an instructor running them through drills and the 7th-12th graders will have a supervisor as they work on skills they choose.


The Winter/Spring session for Drivers Education Class will be from 3:15-6:15 pm in MCC High School Room 105B. The class will be held Monday-Friday on February 28th - March 11th. There are only 30 registration slots. Students must be at least 14 years old to take the class.

There will be an email sent to parents to sign their child up for summer sessions for Behind the Wheel through a SignUpGenius link this spring. Registration slots fill fast! Students must be 15 years old and have their drivers permit by the time their session starts. For the safety of the instructors, please have at least 15 hours of driving time with your child before signing up for Behind the Wheel. Payments can be made at the first driving session. Reminder, Behind the Wheel can also be taken during the school year.

Parents have an important influence on young drivers and it is crucial they take an active role in teaching their teen safe driving habits. Students completing Drivers Education and Behind the Wheel instruction must submit a driver’s log verifying 50 hours of supervised driving time with a parent or guardian (15 of those hours must be nighttime driving). If a parent/guardian completes the Point of Impact Parent Course, they will be issued a parent certificate of completion which can be submitted to reduce the required supervised hours. With a parent completion certificate, students required hours drop to 40 hours of supervised driving time (15 of those hours must still be nighttime driving). 2022 Point of Impact-Parent/Teen Course will be on Monday, January 31 at 6:30-8:00 pm in the MCC High School Auditorium. All Parents of future drivers are strongly encouraged to attend this course. No registration necessary.

We are thankful to resume all our Community Education activities. If you are interested in hosting a class or event, please contact the MCC Community Education Office.