Welcome to Northwood's Community Education!  



Community Education Catalogs for Spring/Summer 2017 have been mailed out. If you have not received a copy and would like one please contact the Community Education Coordinator!  

We have lots of fun and informative classes lined up.  

PLEASE be sure to pre-register!!  
For your convenience we have added an Community Education Online Registration Form for North Wood's Community Education classes! 

You can also follow us on our NEW North Woods Community Education Facebook Page for your convenience!


Living Well with Chronic Condition
All community members welcome!  
This is an evidenced based workshop utilizing a standardized methodology to help participants develop ways to deal with physical, emotional and social challenges of chronic conditions. Topics include ways to deal with the physical, emotional and social challenges of chronic conditions. Topics include physical activity and exercise, healthy eating and weight management, getting a good night’s sleep, understanding emotions, dealing with depression, improving communication skills, working with health professionals and many more. The six-week workshop is facilitated by two trained leaders who have been certified to guide participants in finding practical ways to deal with their conditions. There is no cost for the workshop and all materials will be provided. The workbook “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” will be utilized and is available for purchase upon participant request. Community Education fee of $5.00 due at time of registration. Please register as soon as possible space is limited.

Amanda Hilde RN Scenic Rivers Health Services
ahilde@scenicrivershealth.org 218-666-5941

Orr Center in Orr MN Mondays Sept. 18 – Oct. 30 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm  CE: $5.00

Make Your Own Ceramic Dish

STARTS    Wed September 20th  6pm-8pm at North Woods School in the Art Room!!! 


Come explore the world of ceramics by learning how to make a ceramic dish set in just 4 sessions!

North Woods Art Teacher, Mrs. Betterley will take you step by step in the creation process that is both rewarding for beginner and experienced artists alike. Throughout the 4-week session, the class will create a custom bowl, cup, and small plate that can be used as actual tableware or decoration for your home. The class meets once a week on Wednesdays for 4 weeks. Day 1 will feature demos and creation of a bowl and small plate. Day 2 will feature a demo and creation of a cup/mug. Day 3 will consist of glazing demos and painting. Day 4 will consist of sharing your art with the class, packaging the art and taking home your beautiful creations. This day may also serve as an additional day for glazing if needed, but artist must know they will need to pick up their artwork at a later date because it will need to be fired in the kiln at a later time. Don’t feel you can complete 3 ceramic artworks in 4 days? Don’t worry Mrs. Betterley will be there every step of the way! Class will meet 1-2 hours each session depending on class size and ability level. Instructor fee and Community Education fee of $5.00 due at time of registration.

Please PRE-REGISTER so the instructor can have enough supplies on hand!

Rachel Betterley

NW School Art Room Wednesdays Sept. 20 - Oct. 11 6pm-8pm at the North Woods School Cost: $34 per participant CE: $5.00


Please be sure to PRE-REGISTER!  Cost is $10 per class fee plus a $5.00 per class Community Ed Registration fee. Laptops will be provided with the necessary programs for the class.  LIMIT 10 Students PER CLASS LOCATION. 

Computer Basics
- Learn the essentials of traversing the Windows 10 Operating System, and a beginner’s guide to internet usage

$10 class fee $5.00 CE fee

Sept 5 Computer basics/Internet access Nett Lake Tribal Government Offices 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept 6 Computer basics/Internet access Grizzlies School 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept 7 basics/Internet access Orr Center 6:00-8:00 PM

Iphone & Ipad Training - Learn the basics on how to download apps, create an itunes account and how to secure your device

$10 class fee $5.00 CE fee

Sept 12 IPhone & IPad Training Nett Lake Tribal Government Offices 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept 13 IPhone & IPad Training Grizzlies School 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept 14 IPhone & IPad Training Orr Center 6:00-8:00 PM

Email Accounts – Learn how to setup a free email account, organize your contacts and utilize the built in calendar function of Google and Yahoo email accounts

$10 class fee $5.00 CE fee

Sept. 19th  Email accounts (Setup and Usage) Nett Lake Tribal Government Offices 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept. 20th  Email accounts (Setup and Usage) Grizzlies School 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept. 21st  Email accounts (Setup and Usage) Orr Center 6:00-8:00 PM


Social Media - learn how to stay in touch with friends, family and co-workers by creating and managing your own Facebook account

$10 class fee $5.00 CE fee

Sept. 26th  Social Media (Facebook) Nett Lake Tribal Government Offices 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept. 27th   Social Media (Facebook) Grizzlies School 6:00-8:00 PM
Sept. 28th   Social Media (Facebook) Orr Center 6:00-8:00 PM


North Wood's Fitness Center 

Open Fitness Center

The fitness center is open to the public. Each member is required to sign an informed consent & release form. Parents will sign for students under 18 years of age. Enrolled students are free but students under 7th grade must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Fees are payable the first of each month to Fitness Center Supervisor. Hours of operation are subject to change. Hours will change after Football Season.

Hours of Operation Open to PUBLIC for Fall are:
Monday – Friday  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hours of Operation Open to STUDENT's for fall are:
Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri  3:30pm - 8pm
Wed.  2:30pm - 8pm


$20.00 a month for 18 year olds/adult

$25.00 a month for couples

$30.00 a month for a family


Memberships are available!  Inquire with the Fitness Center Coordinator!  Thank you~



Contact: Beth Vidal, Northwoods Community Education Coordinator