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Youth Community Education 

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WELCOME to Bertha-Hewitt Community Education classes for youth! ISD 786 Community Education gives youth an opportunity to continue to learn and grow outside of school. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to explore learning in ways that best suit their interests and abilities. Our programs are designed to introduce activities in a fun, positive environment.



Youth Firearm Safety Course

Sponsored by Bertha Area Sportsman Club (BASC)

March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and April 1  | 6:30pm-8:45pm | BH School Library

Successful completion of this class meets the state’s requirement for hunters 11 years and older. This course is the beginning of a student’s understanding of safe gun handling and the hunting tradition.


Class Requirements:

· Student must be at least 11 years of age as of March 7, 2023.

· Student must pass a Field Test which includes the firing of 15 rounds of live .22 ammunition under the supervision of an       instructor.

· Student must pass a written exam with a score of 75% or higher.

· Student must attend ALL classes.

· Student must demonstrate to instructors the skills of safe gun handling.

· Must pay a $3 fee to the BASC to be attached with registration form.

· Student’s certification will not be valid until the self-certification process is completed at the DNR website and payment of   $7.50 is made.



· Student MUST pre-register for class by 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1. Pre-registration forms are available in the Bertha-Hewitt   School office or on the school’s website on the Youth Community Education page at Or contact Angie   Leehy, BH Community Education, at

· Class size is an important factor to the success of the course and students may not be allowed to register after Feb. 1. 


Registration Night:

Tuesday, March 7, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Bertha-Hewitt School cafeteria

· Parent/Legal Guardian MUST be present the first night to register their child.

· You MUST bring the student’s birth certificate or a copy at that time. Student’s full legal name is a must as this registration allows the DNR to generate a legal document that will be connected to their driver’s license later.



· Held in the Bertha-Hewitt School library, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

· Times for test and exam days may be changed.

· Trained, certified volunteer instructors will conduct the course.

Remember, all classes must be attended

Class dates are:

March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Written Exam: March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Field Test: April 1 (tentative)

CLICK HERE for a registration form

PLEASE RETURN TO OUR PAGE as we are adding more youth classes.

Thank you!

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