Community Education

Welcome to Vicksburg Community Education! 

Please browse for information regarding extracurricular activities, before and after school care for elementary students, Bulldog Beginnings Preschool, and facility use and rentals.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 269-321-1022 and we will be happy to assist you!  

Continuing Education and Recreation Classes

Whether you are looking to improve your athletic skills, try something new and exciting, or just hang with friends, Vicksburg Community Education has something for you! We offer a wide variety of activities including art, dance and tumbling, and sports camps.  Take a few minutes to view the current program offerings.  You can register online, in person, or via phone.

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Dance and Tumbling Program

Classes are held during the school year only.  Students (age 3 through 18) are encouraged to explore the art of dance and tumbling. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, contemporary, tumbling, hip hop and more. Instruction emphasizes fun and fundamentals. Classes begin in late September and the year is split in to 4 sessions.  New students are welcome to join until the second session.  We finish the year with a recital in May, held at the Vicksburg High School Performing Arts Center.  Please click on the Program Offerings link to view class details and registration information or on the links below to download additional information.

To register for classes that are being offered this year, click on "view program offerings" above or view the class listings.    

Payment is due before the first class of each session.  

2018-19 Dance and Tumbling Calendar:

Session A- September 24-October 19 (4 weeks)

Session B- October 22-December 7

Make-up week- December 11-December 14

Session C- January 7-February 22  ***No NEW students accepted***

Make-up week- February 25-March 1

Session D- March 4- April 26  (No class during Spring Break)

Stage/Dress Rehearsal week- April 29-May 3

Recital- May 4th


Program Hand-outs (PDFs):

Before and After School Childcare - Kids Klub

The Kids Klub before and after school child care program is in full swing at all three elementary schools. The cost for this program is only $5.50 per session or $55.00 per week for full time care. Program times are from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:35 to 6:00 p.m. each day. The program emphasizes a warm, safe, and comfortable atmosphere with lots of quality activity choices for participants. Space is limited. To enroll, please call us at (269) 321-1022.

Vicksburg Bulldog Beginnings Preschool

Get your child on board for an exciting preschool experience! Vicksburg Community Schools is offering a unique program specifically designed for children who will be four years old before September 1st of this school year. Bulldog Beginnings preschool focuses on school readiness skills in a fun, play-based format. Bulldog Beginnings is entirely FREE to families who meet the qualifications. This includes transportation, meals, snacks, parent education programs, and field trips.

The Bulldog Beginnings preschool utilizes a joint application with all other Kalamazoo County preschool programs to help cut down on duplication and enable us to appropriately place children. You can pick up applications at each of our elementary buildings, the Vicksburg Public Library, or the Vicksburg Administration Building. We will be collecting applications for the next school year starting in March and will begin accepting students and notifying families AFTER JUNE 30th of their application status. Questions? Call us at (269) 321-1022.

Facility Usage and Rentals

Need a spot to hold a meeting or activity? After Vicksburg Community Schools events have been scheduled, school facilities are available for use by community groups and organizations. For availability and scheduling procedures, please call (269) 321-1022.

Alyssa Thompson, Director (269) 321-1020

Rachel Phelps, Administrative Assistant (269) 321-1022

***Due to conferences in the Elementary this week, Cardio Drumming will be held on Wednesday, Nov 14th at 6:30 pm at Sunset Lake El and on Saturday, Nov 17th at 8:30 am at the Administration building.

Cardio Drumming at Sunset Lake Elementary!

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM; Saturdays 8:30-9:30 AM

$10/month for unlimited classes-no preregistration required

Bring your own equipment

New to Cardio Drumming?  Come try the first class for free!  Limited sets of equipment available for first time drummers.

Busy Bodies Exercise Class

Busy Bodies is a combination of aerobics, body sculpting, and stretching.  Classes are held at Tobey Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 pm.  Classes are $6 each.