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Upcoming Classes and Programs:
Youth Classes
Adult Classes
Early Childhood Family Education
Early Childhood Screening

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Kelly Neu

Holly Berscheit, 320-256-5160 x 1021

Hall-Walking Information

Walking in the school is a great option when the weather is cold and the sidewalks are slippery!
When can you walk? 
On School Days - Monday through Friday. Enter door 7 - 6:00-7:15 am & 5:30-9:00 pm

A few things to keep in mind: 
*If you walk in the morning, the halls start to get busy around 7:15 a.m.
*No School = No Walking*
Please avoid walking in the Elementary School when there is an athletic event in the Elementary Gymnasium.


Our preschool is designed to help prepare children for kindergarten in a play-based environment. Preschoolers work on fine motor skills, listening skills, social skills, and conflict resolution. We also help children learn to take care of their own basic needs.

Preschool Teachers
Lisa Goerdt, 320-256-5160 x 3428
Stephanie Strusz, 320-256-5160 x 3214
Patty Stordahl, 320-256-4254, 320-256-5160 x 3427

Paula Ruoff, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, 320-256-5160 x 3106

Mikayla Meece, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, 320-256-5160 x 4219

DUTCHMEN EXPLORERS' CLUB (Before & After School Care)

In the Dutchmen Explorers’ Club and our Preschool Wrap Around Program, each child is a cherished and unique member of the team. Each child will be nurtured, kept safe, and encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, independence, and confidence. We offer the very best care, with lots of age-appropriate activities that help your child grow. Activities range from field trips, gym time, group games, art projects, reading, math, choice time, toys, and more!



Online Registration for Adult Basic Education

ESL (English as a Second Language) Learn English in Melrose

Location: Melrose High School Media Center, enter door 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

ESL classes are offered for adults that have basic educational needs. Free for anyone age 17 or over who is not presently enrolled in a K-12, school is welcome to enroll.


Location: Melrose High School Media Center, enter door 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Flexible, self-paced, individualized instruction for reading, writing, and math skills, along with preparation for the GED®, Work Keys, Career Ready 101, and/or ACCUPLACER® tests.

Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed: Contact 320-762-3312 ext. 4285 to learn more about becoming an Adult Literacy Volunteer.

Transitioning to college or to the workforce? We can help!

ABE can help you prepare for college and will help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER test. If you are looking for work, we can help you build your resume. You can be proctored in two exams: certificate with WorkKeys, also known as NCRC (National Career and Readiness Certificate), which is a nationally recognized certificate, and computer skills with the NDLP (NorthStar Digital Literacy Project).

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