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  • Cloquet Community Ed gets water safety grant

    Erin Bates|Dec 15, 2023

    There was a little extra cleaning and TLC last August in the Cloquet Middle School pool. It was completely drained, scrubbed and some on-deck painting was completed as well. In addition to the almost daily usage of the pool by the school district for physical education classes, Community Education also utilizes it for morning/senior lap swims, swimming lessons, aquatics classes and more. Last year, over 1,200 children participated in 168 Red Cross swimming classes. More than 700 participated in...

  • Cloquet Community Ed News

    Erin Bates|Nov 10, 2023

    And just like that, winter moved in.The weather might be turning a little frightful now, but we have plenty for you to do to get through the season, and maybe even enjoy it. Again this year, we are renting out ice skates, free of charge for whoever might need a pair. You can check them out for the weekend, or for the season. This is a good way to give skating a try, or to be able to provide the right size for your child without breaking the bank. If you have skates that you no longer use,... Full story

  • Community Education: Partners helped preserve childcare

    Erin Bates|Sep 23, 2022

    Li’l Lumberjacks and Kids Corner are open for business at our new Pine Tree Plaza location. Thanks to much assistance from the Cloquet football team and National Honor Society, the physical moving of both programs began Sept. 1. The Li’l Lumberjacks Learning Center opened on Sept. 6, followed by Kids Corner on Sept. 7. We have received countless positive comments from our families on how beautiful and large this new space is. There is still work to be done, but we are off to a great start! This project came to fruition with the help of sev... Full story