Gikendaasowin Lac du Flambeau Tribal Education Department
The mission of Gikendaasowin (knowledge) Lac du Flambeau Tribal Education Department is to guide and support the community on their lifelong path to success.
Through creative partnerships, Gikendaasowin Lac du Flambeau Tribal Education Department provides learning opportunities to promote and enhance the educational and cultural growth of the Lac du Flambeau community.
Lac du Flambeau Public Library
The mission of the Lac du Flambeau Public Library is to provide informational, cultural, educational, recreational resource and services to all residents of the Lac du Flambeau area, and encompassing the communities in Vilas County. The library is committed to freedom of information to all.
Instruction is available on Monday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 pm for adults at the Ojibwe language office at the Wellness Center.
Adult beginners class and youth class is held each Wednesday evening at the Aabinoojiiyag youth center from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
The Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Language Program also offers cassette tapes and manuals for students interested in learning Ojibwe language.
Zaasijiwan Head Start
Our center consists of four Head Start classrooms for ages 3 to 5 years and three Early Head Start Classrooms for ages 0 to 3. We also operate a Home-Based program that serves up to 24 families. Head Start has its own age appropriate playground as well as use of the small gym in the LDF Public School.
A typical day in the classroom for our students includes multiple activities that are designed to promote learning, school readiness and social/emotional wellness. At ZHS, we realize that good nutrition, learning through play and time outdoors are also central to well-being so we make it a priority to provide these types of opportunities to our students on a daily basis.
We strongly encourage parent and community involvement in our program and we welcome visits from parents and other programs in the community at any time. There have been many volunteers who have donated time and useful materials. We appreciate their service.
Zaasijiwan Head Start offers monthly opportunities for socialization via Family Socials. We utilize a wide variety of themes in an effort to engage all of our families and encourage their participation. We often incorporate Parent Education and related activities into monthly in-service days to maximize participation and convenience.
Classroom hours are Monday—Friday 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.