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!

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. Or you can download the most recent application here.

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.

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. Fill out this form and we will contact you when enrollment is open.


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

Kids Klub

NOTE: Kids Klub for the 2022-2023 school year is now full. Please call the Community Education office to ask about the waitlist.

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 2022 Kids Klub Pre-registered only

Kids Klub Handbook

2023 Boy's Fundamental Basketball League

3rd-6th graders. Vicksburg students only and a max of 20 registrations per class (3/4 and 5/6).

Online registration only through December 19th 

Practices will be 2 nights a week beginning the week of January 9th at a Vicksburg community school gymnasium.

Games every Saturday (times TBD) beginning January 21st through February 18th in the greater Kalamazoo area.

Cost is $60 and includes reversible jersey.

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).

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.  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.

2022-2023 Dance and Tumbling Registration  

Dance Class Offerings, Information and Calendar

Program Hand-outs (PDFs):

2022-2023 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


Busy Bodies is a one hour exercise class that will give you a full body workout. 

The first half of the class is choreographed aerobic dance and the second half is body sculpting and stretching. 

The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Tobey Elementary from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 

View session registration here. 

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, theater, robotics and exercise classes.

View our 2022/2023 classes and clinic offerings and register here.


Alyssa Thompson

Community Education Director

Beth O'Roark

Administrative Assistant Community Education