Start the Summer with a SPLASH! The Summer Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes late March. Registration begins April 10th! Look for "The Spotlight" throughout the guide to represent new classes that you and your family won't want to miss!

Non-School Day Camp-Monday, March 13
Comedy Sportz is coming to Camp!
 Join us at Camp where Comedy Sportz will be putting on an age appropriate improvisational show. They will keep us laughing while we interact and participate with the referees in fun and funny games. Everything is made up totally on the spot, nothing is every rehearsed.  Show starts at 10:30am.

Note: Please send a bag lunch that includes a drink.  Weather appropriate clothing for outdoor activities, if weather permits.  Drop off is between 7:00am and 10:00am.

Employee of the Month: Jake Krueger
Jake has worked for the WAWM Recreation Department for three years as an umpire, summer SAFE camp, REX the mascot, various volunteer events, and currently Action 330 at Irving Elementary School. He is a senior at Nathan Hale High School. Outside of work, Jake holds a second degree black belt and has been doing karate since the age of four. He also participates in the theater program at Central High School. After graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in secondary education. Read more...

Job Opportunities
Are you enthusiastic, energetic, fun and enjoying making a difference in the lives of children?  Then apply to work for the WAWM Recreation Department this summer with our day camps, summer playground programs and youth sports. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to Carol T.!
Congratulations to Carol T. for winning the Recreation Department raffle basket for the 2nd year in a row at the Reflections of Wellness for Women Event.  We greatly Carol's support and participation in our programs, department and her love of the community! Congratulations Carol!  We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's Reflections on Wellness for Women Event in partnership with Aurora West Allis and the West Allis Health Department.


Family Events
Brunch With the Bunny
The hunt is on for the Easter Bunny. Join the Easter Bunny for a memorable brunch that will include waffle sticks, bacon and scrambled eggs. Following brunch, children will have the opportunity to decorate their very own Easter eggs, create a craft, search for Easter eggs and visit the Easter Bunny. Advance tickets are available, limited tickets will be available at the door for an increased price. Don't miss out on meeting the Easter Bunny, make sure to hop on down for Brunch!
Horace Mann Cafeteria
Su 4/9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advance Reservations $7 Child / $5 Adult 
At the Event Reservations: $10 Child / $7 Adult

Mini Prom
Thank you to all the families that attended our very first Mini Prom. Couples arrived to a duet of violinists from the Shining Strings. After our sit down meal, the dance floor was filled with smiles, laughs and some really great dance moves. We hope you had a memorable night. A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped throughout the evening.  

Mini Prom Video

Youth Enrichment
Young Rembrandts  5K - 5th Grade
Young Rembrandts will teach the drawing skills children need by introducing concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge and enrich their visual vocabularies, their imaginations and their minds. Based on an acclaimed step-by-step drawing method that is designed to tap into the three modalities children use to learn: visual, auditory and tactile/kinesthetic. Young Rembrandts celebrates each child's accomplishment according to individual development.
3:05 - 4:05 pm - Horace Mann
3:35 - 4:35 pm - All other schools
M 3/20 - 4/24 (No class 4/17)
Franklin
W 3/8 - 4/5
Madison
Th 3/9 - 4/6
Jefferson 
F 3/10 - 4/7
Mann
Longfellow
$59/ $89 NR
 
American Red Cross Babysitting
Babysitting is one of the most important jobs a young person will ever have. Babysitting can be a lot of fun but the responsibility of it should never be taken lightly. This course is open to boys and girls 10 years and above and will include instruction based around four themes: Leadership, Safety and Safe Play, Basic Care and First Aid (including rescue breathing). Each participant should bring paper, pencil, cabbage patch size doll, snack and drink to class. Instructor: Ramona Kaiser, Red Cross Certified McKinley Fieldhouse, Upper MPR
3/8 - 3/22 5:30 - 7:40 pm
W 5/3 - 5/17 5:30 - 7:40 pm
$60 / $90 NR
Special One Day Session!! Please bring a bag lunch for this session. 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Th 4/13
$55 / $83 NR
 
Intro To American Sign Language  5th - 8th Grade
How many different ways can you say "Hello?" Now say "Hello" without any words. Did you know, American Sign Language is the fourth most popular language in the United States. Through interactive learning & fun activities, your child will discover how much fun it is to learn a new language and will be able to start communicating in sign language.
HEAR Wisconsin, 10243 W. National
Tu 4/11     6:00 - 7:30 pm
$20 / $30 NR
 
STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO  6 - 10 years
Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Gondolas, Zombie Crawlers, Helicopters, and a Monorail Train! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There is no prerequisite for this course. McKinley Fieldhouse
Sa 3/25 - 4/15     11:00 - 12:30 pm
$80 / $120 NR
 
Let's Build It  6 - 11 years
There are gizmos and gadgets of plenty in this hands-on STEM class. Your child will be directly engaged in basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities while improving their problem solving, math and physics skills.
McKinley Fieldhouse
Sa 4/8 - 5/6 (No class 4/22)  11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
$70 / $105 NR

Trips
Mystery Trip
Are you up for an adventure? Allow us plan your trip! You will not know where we are going but we will have your travel itinerary and your experience planned for you. What could the Mystery be, could it be a city, a festival, a museum, a tour, who knows but it will be a good time. We will travel by bus to wherever the Mystery is located. The bus will depart Nathan Hale at 9:00 am and return to Nathan Hale at approximately ????? Are you ready to solve the Mystery?
Nathan Hale Commons (West Entrance)
Sa 4/8 9:00am - ????


Youth Sports
There are still openings in the 5k-3rd grade indoor soccer and 4th-8th grade indoor futsal leagues get signed up now!!


Congratulations to our 6th-8th grade boys basketball tournament champions the Cavaliers!


Congratulations to our 6th-8th grade tournament runner-ups the Warriors!


Thank you all of our kids who participated in our 5k-8th grade youth basketball leagues. We encourage you to all sign up for indoor soccer!

Adult Exercise
POUND
Full-body cardio jam session combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming.
Fitness Center
T (change of day from Activity Guide)
Starting 3/13
5:45 - 6:30 pm
 
KETTLEBELL KLASS - (NEW, NEW, NEW)
Kettlebells are extremely effective training tools for providing total-body strength and conditioning.
Recreation Center
M Starting 3/13
5:00 - 5:45 pm 

Adult Sports
55+ Softball League
Anyone over the age of 55 is eligible to play in this fun and recreational league. Games will take place at the West Allis Athletic Complex and t he season runs from May - August.  If you would like more information or have a question please contact Dustin Smith at 604-4938 or  smitdu@wawmsd.org . There are 3 leagues to choose from on Monday,  Tuesday  and  Friday . All leagues are $20 for residents and $40 for non-residents. 

Adult Men's Spring Basketball
Did you not get enough basketball this winter? Well we have a league for you.  Get your team registered for a new Spring Men's Basketball League. The season will start April 11th and take place at Lincoln Intermediate School, 7815 W. Lapham St. This will be a 6 week league on Tuesday evenings. Team registration is now open for all teams. Call Dustin at 604-4938 for more information. Space is limited and will go fast.           

Adult Enrichment
American Sign Language Experience
Did you know that American Sign Language is the fourth most popular language in the U.S.? Through interactive learning and fun activities you will discover how much fun American Sign Language can be for you. You will be able to start communicating after the first class.
HEAR Wisconsin, 10243 W. National
Tu 4/4     6:00 - 7:30 pm
$20 / $30 NR
 
Golden Apple  Ages 50+
If you're new to the world of iPads and iPhones, allow us to introduce you to the Apple tech world. Learn how to set up your device, be introduced to what your latest update can do for you, discover some helpful apps, how to take care of your device and some more introductory information. Administration Center Rm 707
Th 3/16     6:00 - 7:30 pm
$8 / $12 NR
 
What's in the Word?
Having difficulties navigating through Microsoft Word? Allow Emily Walsh to guide you through the introductory stages of Microsoft Word. There's no need to be intimidated, we're all beginners in this class and will take our time to make sure we all understand the "Word."
Administration Center Rm 707
W 3/15 & 3/22     6:00 - 7:30 pm
$14 / $21 NR
 
Using Bread in Everyday Cooking
Bread is a pretty fantastic food; it's the backbone of any sandwich and is often used to accompany meals when entertaining. It's incredibly versatile, which means if you have a lot if it left over, you can use it in ways you've probably never thought to use before. From soups to souffl├ęs, you won't have any reason to toss that extra loaf with these ideas from Staci Joers. You can use your bread to create: Panzanella, Roasted Tomato Bread Soup, Mac N Cheese with Bacon, Cheddar and Sage with Brown Butter Bread Crumbs, Sweet Bread Pudding with Pecan-Bourbon Sauce. Don't worry, we've counted the carbs for this menu and we won't tell you.
Nathan Hale Rm 167
Tu 3/7     6:30 - 8:30 pm
$24 / $36 NR

One Stop Crock - Freezer Meals
Quick and Easy, that's my kind of cooking. Together in one night, let's make enough meals to fill your freezer. Jennifer DeLaura will bring the recipes and the fixings, all you need to bring is the protein to make the meals. During the class Jennifer will help you prep 6 freezer meals that will serve about 4-6 people, you will also receive side dish recipes that are sure to please. We will be preparing Hawaiian Style Country Ribs, Enchilada Pork Tacos with marinated Onions, Quick Crockpot Lasagna, Ranch Chicken Chili, Beef Enchilada Stew and Buffalo Chicken Sliders. Here's your chance to enjoy your evenings without spending hours in the kitchen.
Nathan Hale Rm 167
Tu 3/14     6:30 - 8:30 pm
$68 / $102 NR
 
Dinner for Two?
Singles of the world unite, sometimes cooking for one or two people hardly seems worth the effort. Julie Seidlitz assures you that it is, and will show you how to use packaged "convenience" foods as building blocks. The results are not only tasty and nearly as quick as fast food, but they'll be better for you. You'll be so proud of your cooking that you may want to cook for others too. The recipes that we'll prepare are Sockarooni Pasta with Greek Salad, Trong's Cup of Ramen Noodle Soup, Lentl and Rice Casserole, Hot Tuna Sandwiches and Souped Up Tomato Soup.
Nathan Hale Rm 167
W 3/15     6:00 - 8:00 pm
$24 /$36 NR
 
Garlic Lovers II
One of the most popular Julie Seidlitz's cooking classes of 2016 is back with new recipes! Garlic - it seems like it's everybody's friend. If you're already a fan of garlic, come and learn new ways to incorporate garlic into new delicious meals to share with other garlic enthusiasts.
Nathan Hale Rm 167
M 3/27     6:00 - 8:00 pm
$24 / $36 NR
 
Beginner Aikido  14 years & up
Aikido is one of the best kept secrets in martial arts. Pronounced ahy-kee-do, Aikido is a Japanese art of self-defense employing locks, throws and holds and utilizing the principle of nonresistance to cause an opponent's momentum to work against them. It is a mix of Jujitsu and Kenjutsu. Join district educator Matthew Fanning, a member of the Midwest Tomiki Aikido Yudanshakai, in learning the proper techniques of Aikido. There will be tumbling involved. Just like other martial arts, Aikido has a ranking system and students can earn rank as they study this style of martial arts.
Horace Mann Cafeteria
Th 3/16 - 5/18 (No class 4/13, 4/20)  6:30 - 7:30 pm
$25 / $38 NR
 
Intermediate Aikido  14 years & up
Are you looking to further your Aikido knowledge and skills? Matthew Fanning is instructing another level of Aikido for those looking for a challenge. Intermediate Aikido is faster paced than the Beginner and will cover more advance skills in throws, holds, and locks. Participants do not need to have experience in the Beginner Aikido to enroll.
Horace Mann Cafeteria
Th 3/16 - 5/18 (No class 4/13, 4/20)  7:45 - 8:45 pm
$25 / $38 NR


1205 S. 70th Street, First Floor, West Allis, WI 53214 
(414) 604-4900