Adult Education & Recreation

Adult Education

Overview

The Adult Education and Recreation program is a comprehensive, community adult education program made possible by the unique partnership of Community Unit School District 200 and the Wheaton Park District. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to work together to provide services of the highest quality for our residents.

Ballroom Dance Class

The program was created in April 2000 and replaces the adult education program formerly offered by School District 200. Programs addressing the needs of multi-generational adults between the ages of 18 and 99 are offered in the areas of Athletics, Computers, Creative Arts, Dance, Financial, Health & Fitness, Martial Arts, Music, and Personal Growth.

See programs currently offered in our program guide

View supply lists for classes.

 

Featured Adult Education Programs

 

MS Word

MS Word & Mail Merge Overview

Wednesday | Feb 15- March 8 | 6:30-8p | Wheaton North High School

  • $39 Resident
  • $49 Nonresident
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Learn how to create a Word document and the steps to set up mail merge, a personalized letter with mailing labels.

 

Bee Keeping

Beekeeping for Beginners

Wednesday | January 25- March 15 | 7:30-8:30p | Wheaton North High School

  • $52 Resident
  • $65 Nonresident
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We’ll cover the basics of starting a bee hive and learn the anatomy of the honeybee. You will have hands-on experience installing bees in the hive.

 

Financial

Financial Wellness

Tuesday | January 24 | 7:30-8:30p | Community Center

  • $10 Resident
  • $13 Nonresident
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Learn the basic fundamentals of how to be financially stable. Learn how to properly budget and control debt while creating a solid financial plan.

 

Sandy Nielsen

Sandy Nielsen

Instructor Spotlight:

Microsoft Office Instructor: Sandy Nielsen

Sandy is an experienced Microsoft Office Instructor leading class’s for adult learners since 2004. She is currently responsible for IT Technical training at Wheaton College. Her Park District classes have been running since 2014 which are relaxed and geared to those with little or no computer experience.

 

Program Locations

In 2012, cooperative programming partnerships with Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, West Chicago, and Winfield Park District were initiated by the Wheaton Park District. The Bloomingdale and Lombard Park Districts joined in 2013 and 2015. This partnership increases our program attendance as well as invites our residents to enjoy class offering at other local districts. Hosting site addresses:

  • Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton
  • Mary Lubko Center, 208 W Union, Wheaton
  • Franklin Middle School, 211 E Franklin, Wheaton
  • Monroe Middle School, 1855 Manchester, Wheaton
  • Wheaton North High School, 701 W Thomas, Wheaton
  • Sunset Knoll Recreation Center, 820 S Finley, Lombard
  • Winfield Park District, 0N020 County Farm Rd, Winfield
  • Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W Lies, Carol Stream
  • Fountain View Recreation Center, 910 N Gary, Carol Stream

 

Do you have a hobby or talent you would like to share? Consider teaching an adult education class!