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Questions about classes? Contact Community Ed  -715-294-4601 or e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org
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Piano Lessons, Teen knitting group - Knit Wits,  Cheiftain Flyers Drone Enthusiasts,  American Heart Association CPR certification,  Leather Bracelet Holistic Herbalism,  Terrarium, How to Grow a GIANT Pumpkin,  Discover Your Style

Piano Lessons with Jared Mielke of kNOW Studio  

After School at OIS on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 30 minute lessons.

e-mail Jared Mielke forscheduling Jared.Mielke@mbu.edu

Tuition: $57.60 per month or $288 for the semester (18 weeks of lessons)

Jared joins us this year for private after school piano lessons. His lessons are designed to enhance a student’s love and understanding of music.   Students will grow in musical abilities and learn the elements of music composition.  Jared’s lessons are open to beginners and advanced students.  Contact Jared Mielke at Jared.Mielke@mbu.edu to get your lesson scheduled. 

Registration form

Piano Lessons with Jared Mielke of kNOW Studio To learn more about Mr. Mielke’s piano instruction please visit nowmusicstudio.com. 

 Knit Wits

Mondays, 3:30 -5:00pm at OHS IMC (Library) Instructed by Erin Morrison

January 9 through May 22 (No Knit Wits on 2.20 or 4.17)

Cost is a one-time fee of $10.00

This program is open to all high school students interested in knitting and crocheting. Whether you already know or want to learn, you are invited to join in! Learn how to read patterns, collaborate on projects and give back to the community. Students will create a variety of items: blankets, scarves, hats, students’ choice and more. Participants are welcome to join at any time from January to May. Bring a snack and a beverage, knitting needles or a crochet hook and what you have for materials to get started.  For more details please contact Erin Morrison at morrisone@osceolak12.org   Printable Registration Form

 Chieftain Flyers - Drone Enthusiasts

Fridays 6pm-7:30pm at OMS gymnasium.  Annual membership fee: $12, $25 for families. Attend 1st meeting for no cost. January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5

Interested in learning more about flying unmanned aircraft?  Join us Friday evenings, 6pm at Osceola Middle School.  Learn how to fly a machine, what FAA and AMA regulations exist, and most importantly how to get the most fun out of your machine.  Don’t have a machine? Learn about the many drones that are on the market, and how to get the most value out for your investment.  Questions?  Contact Doug Strain at dstrain99@gmail.com.  This Drone Club is open to families and individuals who want to learn more about this popular and fun hobby.  Cost for an annual membership is $12.00, family Membership is $25.00. Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on flying drones for recreation check out www.modelaircraft.org

Read about the Drone Club http://www.presspubs.com/osceola/news/article_8a5f2c42-8d4c-11e5-93f0-9f5adb6d269e.html  See printable registration at bottom of page

 AHA Heartsaver CPR 

Class is FULL! 

Thursday, March 9, 4:00- 6:30pm

Instructors: Nicki Gullickson and Joy Jackson

Osceola High School IMC (Library)

This American Heart Association course is designed to teach CPR and relief of airway obstructions for the adult, child and infant patient. It is also designed to teach recognition of signs and symptoms of stroke, cardiac arrest and heart attack. Students will be instructed in the use of an A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator). Students will obtain a course completion card-a credential-documenting completion of a CPR course through the American Heart Association. Class size is limited to 12 students, Please register early. Adults and students at least 12 years of age or older are invited to take this course. $35 class fee is payable Community Ed. Please register early by contacting prattd@osceolak12.org or calling 715-294-4601.

Joy Jackson has worked in EMS and Fire since 1996. Nicki Gullickson has worked in EMS since 1997. They have been teaching CPR, First Aid and Blood-borne Pathogens classes together for the past 10 years. Currently, both work full-time for Amery Area EMS.  Questions about the AHA CPR/AED class?  Contact ameryareaems@yahoo.com

Printable Registration form 

Leather Bracelet   

Monday March 13, 6-8pm in OHS Art Room (look for signs directing students where to go)

Instructed by Ms. Jennifer Elsenpeter

Cost: $23.00 payable to Osceola Community Ed, plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor.

Take jewelry to the next level. Come for an evening of fun and learn the art behind leatherwork. Create your own leather cuff bracelet by preparing, stamping, riveting rhinestones, painting and staining. All skill levels are welcome. Leather cuff, tools, supplies and equipment will be provided.  The instructor will be in touch to arrange size and design details desired for your bracelet.  Please register early, class is limited to 10 students. You will be notified and receive a refund if class is full. This class is open to adults and students ages 12 and older.   Contact Osceola Community Ed with questions. 715-294-4601 or e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org.  printable registration

    Holistic Herbalism  

        with Herbalist Heather Mashuga

3rd Tuesday of the month

5:30 -7:00pm   

Osceola High School Room 304

Cost $20.00 per class plus $5 supply fee payable to instructor Heather Mashuga . Please pay a separate check for each class (payable to Osceola community Ed). $5 Supply fee is paid to the instructor at the start of each class. 

March 21         April 18        May 16    June 20

July 18         August 15        September 19


Join Local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a mini plant walk each month.  She will help you learn to identify a certain plant each month, while it is at its harvesting peak.  You will harvest the plant and Heather will teach you how to make a tincture and/or oil out of it. You will also learn its medicinal and nutritional benefits. The tincture and/or oil will be yours to take home, along with information on the plant and herbalism. 

Heather received her Masters in Holistic Health Studies with a major in Herbalism from St. Catherine University. She has been making her own herbal remedies for about 3 years and is excited to share her knowledge. You can contact heather with questions at herbalistHAM@gmail.com  Printable registration form


Thursday, March 23, 2017

6-7 at OHS Art Room (signs will be posted directing students where to go)  

 Instructed by Ms. Jennifer Elsenpeter

Cost: $23.00 payable to Osceola Community Ed, plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor.

Come and get your hands dirty! Learn the science and art of making a terrarium.  Create your own terrarium using a selection of succulent plants.  Terrariums are easy to care for and add beauty to any space and make a great gift. Please register by March 15, forms can be dropped off at any Osceola School office or mailed to Community Ed, P.O. Box 128, Osceola, WI 54020.  Please register early, class is limited to 10 students. You will be notified and receive a refund if class is full. This class is open to adults and students ages 12 and older.  Contact Osceola Community Ed with questions. 715-294-4601 or e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org.  printable registration form

 How to Grow a 

GIANT Pumpkin

Saturday March 25, 9am to 11am.               

Osceola High School LGI                                  

Cost $15.00, $20 per family

In this 2 hour workshop, join award winning giant pumpkin grower Joe Ailts from the St. Croix Growers Association and learn all about how to grow a giant pumpkin. Learn the best tips, tricks and methods to grow your own GIANT pumpkin from the mid-west’s biggest pumpkin growing association. All attendees will receive an information packet and giant pumpkin seeds.   Register by March 20. Printable registration form 

Call 715-294-4601 e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org . Visit  www.stcroixgrowers.org   

 ACES Workshop 

Adverse Childhood Experience Study presented by Gail Peavey, Family Living Agent, University of Wisconsin Extension

March 30, 2017, 4:00-5:30            

Osceola Elementary School Media Rm.

For Parents and Educators

Cost: Free to attend

Call 715-294-4601 or e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org to RSVP.

Child care is available - $5 per child. Registration deadline for childcare is 3.22. Register early – childcare spaces are limited. 

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. The research in this area is referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Adverse Childhood Experiences have been linked to risky behaviors, chronic health conditions, and early death. Learn how you as a parent or educator can prevent and reduce these adverse events from occurring and how to protect children who are experiencing them.

Over the past few years, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) has garnered a great deal of attention and become increasingly used as a way to demonstrate the negative impact of traumatic childhood experiences on psychological and physical health throughout the lifespan.  The ACE findings provide a simple and understandable research-based analysis of how traumatic and stressful early childhood experiences are related to later adult health and well-being.  ACES is primarily a descriptive study of the kinds of problematic experiences we do NOT want children to have.   While the ACE study does a good job identifying many of the most common and harmful conditions of childhood, the study tells us little about what to do about them.  In order to take action, there is a need for knowledge about how to prevent or reduce these adverse events from occurring and how to protect and treat children who are experiencing their ill effects.  This session will discuss brain science, the ACE study results, and highlight resiliency and protective factors. printable flyer

Discover Your Style

with Sarah Bechard, Image Consultant

April 24, 6:30-8:30 at OHS IMC (Library, signs will be posted directing students where to go) 

Cost: $40.00 payable to Osceola Community Ed

Ladies, come for evening out to learn what colors look best on you, how to dress for your specific body shape and frame, and style. Discover fashion trends that elevate your personal style and learn tips and techniques to gain confidence when dressing and shopping.   Be equipped to look and feel your best! There is an option to purchase color swatches, books and belts at the end of the class. Sarah Bechard is passionate about teaching women the truth that they are God’s masterpiece, a wonderful work of art, that they are purposely fashioned. To learn more about Purposely Fashioned, visit www.PurposelyFashioned.com or e-mail Sarah@PurposelyFashioned.com .  Please register early, class is limited to 10 students. You will be notified and receive a refund if class is full. Contact Osceola Community Ed with questions, 715-294-4601 or e-mail prattd@osceolak12.org.   printable registration form

Hallway Walking

OES & OIS,6:30 -7:30am, and 5;30-8:00 pm,  Daily when school is in session

Cost: FREE Join us Monday – Friday for your walk. Osceola Elementary School and Osceola Intermediate School have an "open door" policy for community walkers. Each school asks your cooperation as you use this FREE service. Feel free to leave your fall and winter wraps on the coat racks, chairs, and benches in the school commons when using OIS. At OES you can use the hallway coat hooks. On fair weather days you might want to try our track which surrounds the new Robert W. Vesperman Athletic Field with its rubberized surface. Don’t forget you can also walk on the Safe Route to School path at Schillberg Park.

Men’s Basketball

6:30 a.m. -7:45a.m, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Cost is $5.00 per participant for the  2016-2017 school year.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes & tennis shoes and bring their own basketball. Please no food or gum in gym.  Good sportsmanship is expected from all participants.  This is an unsupervised program. No need to pre-register, but participants must complete the registration form and include $5.00 fee.

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