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!

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be processed beginning March 1st.

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, 2024 to qualify for the 2024-2025. 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. Or you can download the 2024-2025 application here. Please email your application to or bring it to the Vicksburg Schools Admin Building (VAB).

You can also find our Health Appraisal Form here. It must be filled out by your child's doctor before they can enroll in preschool.

The Spanish language preschool application can be downloaded here.

Please note: we will begin accepting students and notifying families AFTER JUNE 30th of their application status. 

Questions? Call us at (269) 321-1022.

Kids Klub

NOTE: Kids Klub registration for the 2024-2025 school opens on April 10th. 

Download the school year application here. Or visit the VAB or any school office for a copy. Spots will fill up fast. Be sure to register and pay ASAP.

Kids Klub before and after school care is available for BK-5th grade students at each elementary building.  Yearly registration is required in order to attend.  Kids Klub operates on school days from 6:30 to 9am and 3:30 to 6pm.  For more information, call 321-1022 or email

Summer Kids Klub

NOTE: Summer 2024 Kids Klub is now full.

The waitlist is also at capacity. 


Pay for summer 2024 Kids Klub-- **Pre-registered only**

Kids Klub Handbook

Summer 2024 registration is now open!

Whether you are looking to improve your athletic skills, try something new and exciting, or just hang with friends over the summer, Vicksburg Community Education has something for you! 

We offer a wide variety of activities including sports and theater.

View our 2024/2025 classes and clinic offerings and register here.


Please note: The dance season begins in October and no new students are accepted after Winter Break. 

Classes are held during the school year only.  Students (age 3 through 18) are encouraged to explore the art of dance and tumbling. All classes take place at the Vicksburg Administration Building (VAB) located at 301 S. Kalamazoo Ave, Vicksburg MI.

We offer ballet, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, contemporary, tumbling, hip hop and more. Instruction emphasizes fun and fundamentals.

Classes begin in early October and the year is split in to 4 sessions.  New students are welcome to join until the third session (which begins in January).  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.

2023-2024 Dance and Tumbling Registration  (closes for new students in December)

**NO NEW STUDENTS ACCEPTED FOR 3RD AND 4TH SESSION, which begin after Winter Break**


Dance Class Offerings, Information and Calendar

Program Hand-outs (PDFs):

2023 Rising Stars Girls Basketball

4th through 8th grade girls.

Registration is now closed. Tryouts are required for a position on the perspective teams.

2024 Boy's Fundamental Basketball League, Future Stars

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade boys.

Registration runs through December 20th and spaces are limited. Teams will fill up fast!

Register here

Questions can be emailed to or call the Community Education office at (269) 321-1022.

Cost is $60 and includes a reversible jersey.

Games run Saturdays January 20th to February 24th at various locations in the Greater Kalamazoo area.

Practices start January 9th and are held twice a week at a VCS school.

2023-2024 Program Registration 

Karate for 5 - 14 years old will learn the art of Sanchin-Ryu which builds their personal safety skills and develops focus and discipline. Students are taught alternatives to fighting in a positive environment.

Karate for families set in a fun and informative atmosphere, this program allows parents to learn alongside their children.

Meets every Monday and each session runs for eight weeks.

Youth meet from 6:15 - 7:15 pm ~ $40.00 Per session ($80 family cap)

Families meet from 7:15 - 8:15 pm ~ $80.00 Per session 

Location - Sunset Lake Elementary Gymnasium


Alyssa Thompson

Community Education Director
Phone: 269-321-1020

Beth O'Roark

Administrative Assistant Community Education