Recreation and Community Services Center Construction Update

We are pleased to report that our department has successfully completed another step in the process toward construction of your Recreation and Community Services Center.  On Wednesday, April 24th, the City of West Allis Plan Commission approved our Site, Landscaping, and Architectural Plans.  The next step in the approval process is the Public Hearing and Common Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00pm in the West Allis City Hall Council Chambers.  All supporters are welcome to join us!
Youth Sports
Summer Baseball & Softball Leagues
Take me out to the ballgame...take me out with the crowd...buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks...I don't care if I never get back!!  

It's that time of year as we get ready for another fun season of America's pastime.  Don't miss out on an awesome opportunity to play in one of our youth baseball and softball programs.  



All of our youth sport leagues offer: 
1.  Fun
2.  Participation
3.  Learn the game
4.  Provide a low demand schedule with less of a time commitment to allow you and your family the opportunity to spend more time together! 

Junior T-Ball 4-5 year olds Co-Ed
Under the Lights League 
Monday Evenings - 6/3 - 7/22
Wednesday Evenings - 6/5 - 7/24

Sunshine League
Friday Mornings - 6/14 - 8/2  
Every week we will meet at 9am

Rookies 5k-1st Grade League Co-Ed
Sign up by May 27th for the early bird rate

Under the Lights League
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6/4 - 8/1
Sunshine League
Friday Mornings - 6/14 - 8/2
Every week we will meet at 10:00am



Girls Softball
Sign up by June 5th for the early bird rate

Field of Dreams  2nd-3rd Grade League
Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/10 - 7/31
League of Their Own 4th-5th Grade League
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6/11 - 8/8
Stars 6th-8th Grade League
Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/5 - 7/31


Boys Baseball
Sign up by June 5th for the early bird rate

Sluggers  2nd-3rd Grade League 
Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/10 - 7/31
Grand Slam 4th-5th Grade League
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6/11 - 8/8
Harvey Kuenn 6th-8th Grade League
Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/10 - 7/31


Summer Soccer
Come and kick it with us in one of our summer soccer leagues.



All of our youth sport leagues offer: 
1.  Fun
2.  Participation
3.  Learn the game
4.  Provide a low demand schedule with less of a time commitment to allow you and your family the opportunity to spend more time together! 

Mini-Grasshoppers  4k Co-Ed League
Thursday evenings - 6/20 - 8/1
6 - 6:45pm or 7 - 7:45pm options available
Wednesday Mornings - 6/19 - 7/24 
9 - 9:45am



Little Strikers  5k-1st Grade Leagues
Boys - Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/12 - 7/31
Girls - Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/12 - 7/31
United 2nd-3rd Grade Leagues
Boys - Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6/13 - 8/8
Girls - Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - 6/13 - 8/8
World Cup 4th-5th Grade Leagues
Boys - Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/12 - 7/31
Girls - Monday and Wednesday Evenings - 6/12 - 7/31
Inferno 6th-8th Grade Co-Ed League
Tuesday and Thursday Eve nings - 6/1 3 - 8 /8



For more information please do not hesitate to contact Cory Thompson, your Youth Sports Manager at  thompsonc@wawmsd.org  or 
414-604-4959.  
News from the Front Office


After a long, cold and snowy winter, we are all looking forward to summer! On Monday, April 8, our summer registration opened and we had many registrations come through our online registration, over the phone, in person, in the mail and in our dropbox! Since our first day of summer registration, we have over 1,900 enrollments! This summer we are offering 111 different classes, activities, lessons, leagues and special events and with a total of 258 different sections, that means we have a variety of days and times to help fit your busy summer schedules!

Register today to get in your favorite classes or try something new this season! You can check out all of our exciting classes being offered for the first time at the WAWM RCS Department by the "NEW" icon next to the class titles throughout the guide. You can view our Activity Guide online or stop in our office to pick up a copy. We look forward to seeing you at our programs this summer! 

We have some exciting news! 


We are happy to announce that for the first time ever, we had our Summer Activity Guide translated to Spanish! 

 
Summer Camp

Summer Camp enrollment is now open!! Do you have plans for your child(ren) over the summer? How about a camp that is engaging, fun and provides the opportunity for your child to grow over the summer months? Camp has weekly themes that are full of fun structured games, crafts and activities centered around that theme. Camps are located at Nathan Hale, Horace Mann and Action days at FLW. Call today for additional information and sign up today.


Family Events
Easter Egg-Glow


Thank you to all the friends and  families that joined the WAWM RCS Department for our first ever Egg-Glow. The night was jam packed with music, dancing, egg coloring and the ever so eventful Egg Hunt. Check out these smiling faces from the evening.



Mother/Daughter Tea Party


Saturday, May 11 th 10 am - 12 pm
Don't be late for this WPRA Silver Star Winning Tea Party. Spend the morning enjoying the musical stylings of the WAWM Shining Strings Orchestra and having memorial conversations with your special little lady. Enjoy a spot of tea provided by Fava Tea Company and delicious treats from Walt's Sandwich Place, Ultimate Confections and many other local businesses that help support this special day. Celebrate Mother's Day by starting a new tradition with the WAWM RCS Department as your host.

Adaptive Recreation
Annual Rummage Sale 
Thursday May 23 8am­-4pm
Friday May 24 8am­-4pm


All sales benefit the participants in the West Allis­West Milwaukee School District's and Recreation Department's Community­Based Transition Program for adults with special needs.


Camp Champions


WAWM RCS Department is now accepting registration for Camp Champions. This structured recreation program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to grow their skill sets over the summer! Participants will transition to multiple stations to receive a well rounded day of instruction. Please call today to enroll!  


Early Childhood 


Early Childhood Upcoming May Events:

Mini Marvels -- Fun Fridays
Only two fun mini marvels classes.  Class is open to ages 1.5 to 4 years.
Friday, May 3 -- Goodnight Moon
Friday, May 10 -- Ladybugs

Class is held at Franklin Fieldhouse from 9:30-10:30 am.  
Come join the fun.

Saturday, May 4th from 10-11 am at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Outdoor Track is the Tiny Color Run.  Ages 2-4 years old with guardian

Saturday, May 11th from 9-11 am at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Outdoor Track is the Tiny Track Practice.  Ages 4-8 year olds.
Practice includes stretching and warming up followed by learning the basics of sprinting, hurdles, long jump, relays, shot put and discus.  Parents are  welcome to stay but not required.


Saturday, May 18 from 9:00-11 am at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Outdoor Track will be the Tiny Track Meet.  Ages 4-8 year olds.
On your mark, get set, GO!  This day kids will be able to participate in as many events as they want as they see how a track meet is run and they are  the participants in it.

Baton/Poms



Did your child ever want to do Baton?  This would be a perfect time to have them try it.  The WAWM RCS Dept. has a summer baton and poms program, r un by the Diamond Twirlers:

Parade Baton Boot Camp for anyone in 4K - 6th grade.  
They meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm from May 22 until June 26.  

Pom Marching Camp for those in 3k-5k.  Skills of marching and performing in parades with poms will be taught and participants will be able to march in the July 2nd West Allis Independence Parade at 7:00 pm.

Call Diamond Twirlers Coordinator Kathy Kugi-Tom at 604-4900 ext. 5931 for more information.  

Trip
Mystery Trip


Up for an adventure? Spend your day with the WAWM RCS Department and try something new and adventurous. Where or where could we visit on Saturday, May 18th ? Join us if you dare!



ADULT EXERCISE SUMMER 2019

As Summer 2019 registration is now taking place, please note the location changes of classes.  As the WAWM RCS Dept. starts construction on building it's new facility, classes have to be moved out of the Rec Center for a period of time.  However, when classes get moved back into our new building, it will be well worth the wait and having to travel to other locations.  I appreciate all the understanding everyone has been showing and hope you continue to join our outstanding teachers as they do not change their teaching style but just the location until the new facility is complete.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager at 604-4911.  Thank you.



Community Organizations

Suburban Singers present " Seasons  of  Love "  Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm and Sunday May 5 th  at 4:00 PM.
  

This concert, showing  love in all its  seasons, will feature pieces such as  O, Love by Elaine Hagenberg, Whitaker's  Five Hebrew Love Songs, the 1950's pop classic  Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course,  Seasons of Love from the Broadway musical  Rent.   Concert location and ticket information at  www.wawmrec.com.
 
Directed by Patricia  Eby, the Suburban Singers are an adult mixed choir comprised of singers from the Milwaukee area. New singers are invited to join the choir for our fall 2019 semester, which will begin with open rehearsals on September 10 th and 17 th. See website for details. 

West Allis West Milwaukee Sinfonia
West Allis-West Milwaukee Sinfonia is a new orchestra for string players in high school, college and beyond, who have prior experience playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. We welcome string players from all communities in Southeastern Wisconsin. Email WAWM Sinfonia Director, Mary Pat Michels michm@wawmsd.org for additional information or to help recruit new members. 

Concert: Friday, May 17 - 7pm @ WMIS - Liberace Auditorium

Suburban Concert Band
The Suburban Concert Band is a community band composed of both professional and amateur musicians from West Allis and the surrounding greater Milwaukee area.  We rehearse at Nathan Hale High School on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm. The band performs 4 formal concerts throughout the year. In addition, both the Concert Band and the Swing Street Big Band are proud to represent the city of West Allis in local concerts and parades.  We welcome high school, college and adult musicians of all ages and from all communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Haven't played in awhile? There is no need to worry about an audition. Just dust off than instrument and join us for a night of good music.
Our upcoming concert is scheduled at Nathan Hale on Friday, May 3rd, 7:30pm

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