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!

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!

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, 2023 to qualify. 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 2023-2024 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.

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 2023-2024 school opens on April 17th. 

Download the 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: Kids Klub for Summer 2023 is now at waitlist capacity. Please call the Community Education office to be added to the waitlist.

There is limited availability left for Summer 2023 Kids Klub. Registration is first come first served and spots fill up very quickly.

Pay for summer 2023 Kids Klub-- **Pre-registered only**

Kids Klub Handbook

Summer 2023 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, theater, robotics and exercise classes.

View our 2023/2024 classes and clinic offerings and register here.


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.

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).

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.

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. 

Alyssa Thompson

Community Education Director
Phone: 269-321-1020

Beth O'Roark

Administrative Assistant Community Education