By Elissa Reinsma

What’s Happening in Community Ed . . .


Batting Cage

On Sundays, the batting cage in the new practice gym is dropped down for grades 3-12. This is a great opportunity for the kids to get into the swing of baseball and softball season! There are about twenty 3rd-6th grade students and several from the junior high-varsity baseball and softball teams who utilize this time and space.



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 last day for open gym will be on Sunday, February 23. 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! Adults get a chance to get a little exercise by joining our Men’s Basketball League on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm.  It’s a great way to help stay in shape over the winter and spring seasons!



The 55+ Alive 4 Hour Defensive Driving Refresher Course will be on Monday, March 16 from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Murray County Courts Building Meeting Room. The instructor is Trooper Kathy Peterson and the class is $22.00 per person.



Our Drivers Education Class is being conducted Monday-Friday from February 10-21. Students need to complete thirty hours of classroom instruction to obtain their blue card. Once the students receive their blue cards, they are ready to take the written permit test. The next Drivers Education class will be in the fall of 2020-date TBD.



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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen of those hours must still be nighttime driving). 2020 Point of Impact-Parent/Teen Course will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 pm-9:30 pm in the MCC High School Auditorium (time change due to Township Election Day-no events between 6:00-8:00 pm). All Parents of future drivers are strongly encouraged to attend this course. No registration necessary.



There will be a sign-up sheet for Behind the Wheel in the Community Education Office starting Monday, May 4. You must be at least fifteen years old and have your drivers permit by the time your session starts. Upon completing Behind the Wheel, students will be issued a white card. Once the student obtains the white card, they may take their drivers test once they turn sixteen years old.