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Community Classes and Activities
Interesting education opportunities in the Fargo Moorhead area 

Upcoming Training Available

Child Care Aware of MN - Northwest
Phone- (218) 512-1579

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Welcome to the dog days of summer

 Super Saturdays return!

We've added trainings in August and have a preview of our September courses. September sessions are still being added to Develop, so if you can't click through yet, check soon on

Have you ever wondered why we call them the "dog days"?

Scroll down to learn more.

Summer Fun
Children Playing

Super Saturday Spotlight:
Greenbush | August 20 | 9am - 3:30pm

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Unless otherwise noted, all trainings are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Friends in the Pool

August Trainings

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Unless otherwise noted, all trainings are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Kids Blowing Bubbles
Calm Lake
Happy Children

Super Saturday Spotlight:

Detroit Lakes | September 10 | 9am-3:30pm

Girl Eating Marshmallows

Super Saturday Spotlight:

Pelican Rapids | September 17 | 9am-3:30pm

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Children Playing on Bouncy Castle
Girl Picking Apple

September Trainings

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Save the Date!

Not all courses have clickable titles yet. They'll be on Develop soon.

Unless otherwise noted, trainings are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Children in School Bus

Training Spotlight

Native American Parenting Program: Traditional Behavior Management

Ogema, September 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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Explore behavior management through looking at traditional ways and modern skills. Examine the cultural values of yesterday and your values today and the benefits of using them in guiding children’s behavior. Explore and learn to appreciate your role as a parent through your sense of your cultural strengths. Learn the benefits of providing an environment that is kind and offers discipline that includes guidelines and limits to enhance the development of children’s self-regulation and affiliation skills. Will be added to Develop soon!

Where does the phrase

"Dog days of Summer"

come from, anyway?

Hint: It has nothing to do with our pets. This video explains the ancient origins of this adorable expression.

Find more upcoming training events on DEVELOP

1. Go to

2. Click "Search Training Events"

3. In the Sponsor Name field, type in "Northwest"


Important note: in order to access the courses' registration pages, you need to create a profile on the DEVELOP website first.

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Fargo Adult Learning Center

Agassiz School
1305 9th Ave S, Fargo ND
Phone- (701)446-2807

Adult Education- English Learner's Classes

New student enrollment is offered at the school or online by appointment only.

Masks are not required at the school. 

Call Marlene for more information and to set up an appointment.

Learning Opportunities for enrolled Students

Classes include at school, online and print based learning opportunities. Appointment needed to attend.

Class size limited to 9 students. Each student may attend 2-4 classes per week based on availability.

Morning Sessions-

Monday- Thursday

8:30am- 11:00am

Afternoon Sessions-

Monday- Thursday

12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Evening Sessions-

Tuesday & Thursday

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Enrolled Students need to contact their teacher for more information

EL1AM- Amy R


EL2AM- Nancy




EL4AM- Carrie


EL5AM & 2PM- Dawn


EL1 Evening- Kit


EL2 Evening- Katy


Teacher virtual office hours-

Monday- Thursday 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 pm- 8:30 pm  

Our hybrid classes include at school, online and print based learning opportunities.

Face masks are not required at school.

Appointment needed, call Marlene to set up and attend. Class sizes limited to 9 students.

Intro to C.N.A.- Mondays

This is a 16-week class that helps prepare students to take a CNA class.

It works on basic vocabulary, numeracy, academic and beginning CNA skills

Teacher Amy- (701)446-3237 or

Citizenship- Thursdays

This class is offered to help English learners prepare for the Citizenship exam.

Teacher Nancy- (701)446-3239 or

Elder Citizenship- Mondays or Wednesdays

This class is offered to help English learners prepare for the Citizenship exam.

Students age 60 or older must register with LSS-Elder Refugee Program

Teacher Nancy- (701)446-3239 or

Hybrid Citizenship and Career Readiness Classes

Classes are offered between 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Drivers' Literacy- Tuesdays

This is a 4-week class that helps English learners prepare for the driver's permit test.

Teacher Nancy- (701)446-3239 or

Computer Literacy- Tuesdays

This is a 6-week class offered to students referred through Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI).

If space is available, students enrolled in GED or EL may attend this class.

It helps students learn the basic computer skills needed to enter employment or college.

Teacher Amy- (701)446-3237 or

Enrolled Students need to email or call their teacher for questions or to sign up for classes

New Students, if you are not currently enrolled at the Fargo Adult Learning Center, please call Marlene to set up and appointment.

Moorhead Adult Basic Education

Students may attend online, in-person, or using a distance learning program, depending upon the COVID-19 status
2777 34th St. S, Moorhead MN 56560
Phone- (218)284-3450

ESL Days

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

8:30 am- 1:30 pm

ESL Evenings

Mondays & Wednesdays

5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Citizenship Preparation

Mondays                       Tuesdays

                          7:00 pm- 8:30 pm                         12:30 pm- 1:30pm                         

Career Pathways Classes

Mondays                      Tuesdays

8:30 am- 1:30 pm                           5:30pm- 8:30pm 

Computer Class


9:00 am- 12:00 pm

GED Days

                      Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays                     

8:30 am- 1:30 pm

GED Evenings

                      Tuesdays & Thursdays                     

5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

*These dates may change based on funding or COVID-19

Moorhead Community Education

Moorhead Community Education is well-known for its large selection of unique classes for people of every age. The large variety of classes includes local courses to online certification programs. Community Education offers several other programs, including Early Childhood Family Education, Adult Basic Education, programs for adults with disabilities, youth summer camps and service learning.


Kris Thompson
Community Education Coordinator

Call: 218-284-3400

Christy Goulet's classes


Indigenous Dream Catchers can be made and appreciated by all participants from ages six through adult. Made from beautiful Red Willow and Sinew, you will learn how to hand make this special item which is an Indigenous good luck symbol!! Fee includes materials.

Course fee: $29.00 (Moorhead Resident's discounted fee: $25.00)

Fry Bread Tacos

MHS Career Academy Kitchen, 2800 27th Ave. S

Join us as we cook together and make traditional Fry Bread. Top this tasty bread with hamburger and your favorites, such as lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and more.


Course fee: $34.00 (Moorhead Resident's discounted fee: $29.00)


Course fee: $35.00 (Moorhead Resident's discounted fee: $30.00)

Learn Indigenous techniques to quiet the mind, control anxiety, and de-stress from everyday life. Christy Goulet will guide you through this experience while sharing wisdom and knowledge through her music that will allow participants to feel rejuvenated and refreshed after this session! Included is her nominated CD "The Never Ending Journey Continues". 

Min Age   10 yr.

Gain knowledge of Indigenous medicines, starting from raw form to holistic use. Course will show how to harvest miskwanagekozi (Red willow in Ojibwe). This branch is used to make Indigenous medicines such as tea used to treat respiratory infections and influenza, and traditional pipe filler of the plains tribes, which is used for prayer and not for smoking.

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Course fee: $25.00 (Moorhead Resident's discounted fee: $19.00)

Moorhead Indian Education Program

The goal of the Moorhead Indian Education Program is to ensure needs of the American Indian students attending Moorhead Schools are met to achieve graduation. 

Moorhead Indian Education would like to provide families, who are eligible for Johnson O'Malley (JOM) funds, an opportunity to learn about educational support funds available to eligible students. A list of allowable items is listed here and on the monthly newsletter.

The newsletter is mailed to your home, shared electronically,  and posted to Indian Education PowerSchool Learning. Students requesting educational support must be currently enrolled at Moorhead Area Public Schools. 

All requests completed by the 15th of each month will be voted on at the following monthly parent committee meeting. 

Services are provided to Native American students in preK-12 who meet the following criteria:

  • Students are enrolled members of a tribe, band or other organized group. A copy of the enrollment form from the tribe is required. A quarter blood quantum must be on file with the Indian Education Program for JOM Program.

  • Students have an Indian Certification Form 506 signed by the parent, as a descendent of a tribe, on file with the Indian Education Program for Title IV.


Indian Education

Delores Gabbard
Indian Education Lead

ASP and Probstfield
W: 218-284-3716
C: 218-422-5268

1313 30th Ave S
Moorhead MN 56560

Lacey Julsrud
Indian Education Liaison
Grades K-4
W: 218-284-1451
C: 218-443-6158

4400 24th Ave S
Moorhead MN 56560

Mikhail Wicker
Indian Education Liaison
Grades 9-12
W: 218-284-2279
C: 218-443-0368

2300 4th Ave S
Moorhead MN 56560

Arlan Littlewolf
Indian Education Liaison
Grades 5-8
Horizon Middle School
W: 218-284-7226
C: 218-304-2277

3601 12th Ave S
Moorhead MN 56560

Services Include: 

  • Liaisons in buildings for prek-12

  • Advocate for American Indian students in grades prek-12

  • School enrollment

  • Home visits / phone calls

  • Help with tutoring process

  • Cultural activities

  • Monthly newsletter

  • College and career readiness

All American Indian students who wish to utilize JOM services must:
● be enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.
● have a complete form verified by a Tribal Enrollment office on file with Indian Education.

This is a list of allowable items:
Instrument Rental
● Gym Suits/shoes
● Testing Fees
● Graduation Gowns
● Activity Fees
● Extra-Curricular supplies
Please fill out this google Form with your request.

Tribal Enrollment Assistance
Indian Education staff are available to assist families with tribal enrollment paperwork and the cost of ordering birth certificates. Families may be contacted regarding JOM and Title paperwork and be asked if they need to.

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Ojibwe Language Classes

Registration is open for the next round of Intro Ojibwe Classes.
2022 also introduces a new class, Level #3 Intro to Ojibwe. This will be replacing Wednesday's Intermediate Language Table.

Level #1 Intro to Ojibwe

12 week Course

Level #2 Intro to Ojibwe

12 week Course

Level #3 Intro to Ojibwe

12 week Course

You may retake these classes as many times as you like. 


Fargo Police Academy


The Fargo Police Academy provides Peace Officer Training, certified by the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (ND POST).

Community Calendar

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