August is officially here which means fall re gistration will open soon! Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun with the WAWM RCS Department this fall!

Monday, August 6: Online, Mail-In, Drop-Off Registration
  • If you don't have an account with us, go to to create an account or give us a call and we would be happy to help! Registering online is easy, convenient and there are no service fees!
Monday, August 13: In-Person & Phone-In Registration
  • We'd love to see you in our office! We are open 8 am -5 pm, Monday through Friday. Prefer to give us a call?  No problem! Our helpful front office staff would gladly take your enrollment and payment over the phone. How convenient is that!?
Monday, August 20: Non-Resident Registration
  • Even if you live outside of the West Allis - West Milwaukee district, we would still love for you to join our classes, activities and leagues. We have so much to choose from and there is something for everybody!

Shout OUT! 

Shout out to Robyn for submitting a picture of her daughter, Vienna in one of our Recreation classes! It was too cute not to share, so we decided to add it to our Fall Activity Guide and gave her a $10 credit to use towards another class! Thanks for sharing this picture, Robyn! 
J ust a friendly reminder to submit quality pictures of our activities to  and type "Heard it from REX" in the subject line. If your photo is selected for an activity guide, you will receive a $10 credit on your account and a Facebook post, just like Robyn! Keep the pictures coming!

Summer Camps 
A week full of FUN!!

The WAWM RCS department is offering a week of day camps at Horace Mann the week of August 13-17.  This camp is available to all students 4K - 5th grade. You are able to enroll for the whole week or just specific days. Activities will include field trips, active games, crafts and much more. For more information, contact Bobby Foreman at 604-4968 or email 

Action Program

2018-2019 AM Action Program (Before School Care) Register Today!

Registration is underway for the AM Action Program.  This is the WAWM RCS Department's before school care program and is held at all eleven elementary schools.  The yearly fee is $200.  The program starts at  7:00am  and includes indoor activities and games, access to the school breakfast program, and supervised playground play.  Click here to Register

For questions, please call Bobby Foreman, Out of School Time Program Manager, at 604-4968 or email

Employment Opportunities 

Now Hiring Swim Instructors and Lifeguards
Swim instructors must possess a current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification and lifeguards must have current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. Swim instructor starting pay is $12/hr and lifeguards is $10/hr.  If interested in applying click here to complete application.

Young at Heart 
Active Living Every Day
Participants come together for one hour weekly sessions for 12 weeks of education and discussion to learn skills (i.e., identifying and overcoming barriers, setting goals, creating an action plan) needed to become more physically active. A variety of moderate and vigorous physical activities are discussed in the program, giving the background for individuals to make their personal decisions for the type and amount of exercise they want to do. Participants do their actual physical activity outside of the group setting.
Recreation Center
9/12 - 12/5  (No Class 11/21)
11 am - 12 pm                 
$48 / $72 NR

Get Up and Walk
Start your morning off right by getting off the couch and walking for an hour! Class will meet at the Recreation Center where we will walk around the neighborhood. We will keep track of how many classes you attend and the more you attend, the more prizes you win! Bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes.  
1-Day drop in passes are available for $2.
Recreation Center
M, W  
9/10 - 10/29
9:30 - 10:30 AM         
5:30 - 6:30 PM           
$15 / $23 NR

Challenge Yourself Incentives
5 Classes         Water bottle
7 Classes         Sunglasses
9 Classes         Pedometer
11 Classes       WAWM T-Shirt
13 Classes       $5 Off Class Coupon
15+                Featured Walker (Free Adult Exercise Class, Fanny Pack, Pen/Paper, Social Media Post)

Card Club
Come make new friends and enjoy playing cards in this relaxing environment. Bridge, Cribbage and Sheepshead are just a few games that might be played! Don't worry if you don't know how to play, instructions will be available and we will teach you! Card Club

Membership is $45/ $68 NR or daily drop in passes are available for $4/ $6.
Recreation Center
Tu, Th  1 - 3 pm
9/18 - 12/13 (No class 11/20 or 11/23)           

Summer Playground 

We'd love to hear from you! If you have a moment, we'd love to hear feedback about your child's experience at the Summer Playgrounds this summer. Feedback from community members help us steer our programming for the future and helps us meet the community members needs better. Please click the link . Thank you for your feedback and if you would like to discuss further, please contact Amanda Schwichtenberg at 604-4963.

Adult Trips

Day Trip to Lake Geneva
Spend a relaxing day window shopping through the hidden gem called Lake Geneva. Enjoy the quaint antique shops or spend some time walking along the shoreline and taking in the scenic beauty. The coach bus will drop us off at a central location and guests will be able to make the day their own by venturing out with friends and family. Lake Geneva will also be hosting their 56th Annual Venetian Festival this weekend. The bus will depart from Nathan Hale Commons at 9 am and return to Nathan Hale Commons at approximate 7 pm.
Sa 8/18
$25 per Person

Employee of the Month

Have you met Emily? She's a bright spotlight at the WAWM RCS Dept. Summer Playgrounds. This summer, Emily was the Site Leader at Irving Playground and had a blast leading the staff and meeting families. Emily started working for the WAWM RCS Dept. last summer as the Site Leader at Klentz Park. At both playgrounds, she says the most rewarding part is connecting with the children and the families and creating lasting memories for them. Over the past couple of summers, Emily has noticed that community involvement at the Playgrounds is huge and that helps the Playgrounds create memorable events. One of her favorite events was when Irving Playground hosted a Cultural Day where the families around Irving volunteered and shared cultural traditions and foods. The children at the playground were very willing to try new foods (even if in the end they did not like it) and enjoyed the Henna art.
Emily is not from West Allis, even though she fits in quite nicely, she actually grew up in Marshfield, Wisconsin and went to college at UW-Green Bay and then attended graduate school at UW-Milwaukee to become a school psychologist. A huge congratulation to Emily on her new role as a School Psychologist in the Madison School District next fall! When she has a moment of free time, Emily enjoys being outdoors, reading, spending time with friends and learning how to cook! You go Emily!

Family Events 
Movie Night in Liberty Heights Park
Be our guest for a family experience at Liberty Heights Park. Enjoy quality family time with a movie shown on a video display similar to Miller Park's scoreboard (just on a smaller scale). The movie will start promptly at 7 pm (The sun is not an issue for the display). Arrive early to save your seats and join us for playground games and the wading pool. Please contact Amanda Schwichtenberg at 604-4963 a week prior to the movie date to discover the movie title. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Are you going to have the best seats in the park?
Wading Pool & Playground Games from 5 - 7 pm
Movie Start Time is 7 pm
Friday, August 17

Thrill of the Hunt
Thank you to all the families that participated in the Thrill of the Hunt Family Scavenger Hunt this year. We hope you all had fun discovering and re-discovering the WAWM Communities. Keep your eyes open for more Hunts in the future.

Congratulations to the Angeles, Callahan and Matz Families for having the best Thrill this year.

Packer Family Night
Are you ready for some Football? The WAWM RCS Dept. has tickets to the Green Bay Packers Annual Family Night at Lambeau Field on Saturday, August 4th.   If you haven't been to Lambeau, this is a great chance to check out the stadium and watch the Packers practice before the season. Check out the attached flyer for more information .   Click here to check out flyer for more information

Fun Run and Pool Party at McCarty Park
Thursday, August 2
This will be a great day of exercise, swimming, and a cookout/picnic lunch.
- Check in: 8:30 - 9 am
- Fun Run/Walk: 9 - 9:30 am
(Honey Creek Pkwy & W Beloit. Meet on southside of street on Pkwy)
- 10 am - 12 pm Pool Party (McCarty Park Pool)
- 12 pm - 2 pm Picnic Lunch / Playground Games
Register for the Fun Run at or call 604-4900
McCarty Park
Th 8/2 8:30 am - 2 pm
$2 per Person

1st Annual Family Bicycle Event

Saturday, August 25 th
10:00 - 11:30 am
Riding from Greenfield Park to Buena Park and then back to Greenfield Park for picnic and games. Questions please call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager , at 604-4911.

Early Childhood

Lots of Early Childhood classes for those kids who are too young for school this fall. Check out our Early Childhood pages and come join us for painting, playing, making new friends and just having fun! The kids can make the mess for us and we will clean it up. Many wonderful classes being offered. Questions please call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager at 604-4911.

Preschool Programs

Openings for  Preschool Adventures  
(3 year olds and up meeting one day a week)
Mondays or Wednesdays
Open house for all Monday and Wednesday families on Wednesday, August 29th
from 5:30-6:30 pm
Openings for Preschool Passageway
(3 ½ year olds and up meeting two days a week)
Tuesdays AND Thursdays
Open house for Preschool Passageway is Tuesday, August 28th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Both programs are held at Franklin Fieldhouse from 9 until 11:30 am. All children must be comfortable in a classroom setting without a parent and must be able to use the restroom independently.
For more information call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager, at 604-4911 or the main office at 604-4900.

Youth Sports

Do you like running or are interested in trying it out? 

Sign up for the West Allis Youth Twilight Mile Race on Tuesday, September 11.

Fall Youth Sport Leagues
Come Join the fun!  

Only a few days left to wait, registration for our fall youth sport leagues begins Monday August 6th.  We will have 5k-8th grade flag football, soccer and basketball leagues and 2nd-8th grade girls volleyball.  Spots will fill up quick don't hesitate sign up right away!  For additional information please contact Cory Thompson, Youth Sports Manager, at or 604-4959.

Youth Enrichment
Tree Climbing
8 - 14 years
Have you ever thought about climbing a tree? Hoppe Tree Service will help you with this safe tree climbing opportunity. Experience a variety of different climbing techniques using ropes and climbing saddles including ascending into trees, limb walks, swing from
branch to branch, and descend safely back to the ground.
Liberty Heights
Sa 8/11
6 - 7:30 pm
$42 / $63 NR

Roaring Racecars & Machine Mania
5 - 12 Years
Get ready for some super simple machines! Discover the power behind levers as you launch items using your very own catapult and see if you have the aim to hit the bullseye. Race against the clock as you experiment with lifting and moving objects in our micro pincher relay.
Investigate wheels and axels as you build your very own drag racer racecar and participate in our Mad Science Drag Racer Derby to see if your car has what it takes to win the race!
Pershing Rm 108
W 8/8
12 - 4 pm
$50 / $75 NR

Super Sleuth Camp
5K - 8th Grade
Calling all inspiring detectives to Challenge Island. Our eagle-eyed tribes will work  together on Top Secret STEAM challenges from CSI to Scooby Doo to Sherlock Holmes to Nancy Drew. So grab your detective gear and prepare to go undercover this summer.
Franklin Fieldhouse Upper MPR
M, Tu, W, Th, F
8/13 - 8/17
9 am - 12 pm
$70 / $105 NR

Adult Exercise 

The "30 Days of Summer Yoga" are still taking place. Bring your yoga mat or if you don't have one we have extras and we have chairs for those who do not want to lay on the ground and come to Franklin Fieldhouse each morning from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. now through August 12 th!   Click here to see flyer

Summer is almost over so time to think about joining the WAWM RCS DEPT for some exciting classes. Two different nights of Yoga/Spin, RIPPED, Total Stretch, Zumba, WERQ, Cardio Kickboxing, YOGA, and more. Some classes offered in the morning and some at night. Check them out and come join the awesome teachers. Questions, please call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager, at 604-4911. 

Adult Sports

Join us for another season of kickball.  The league will kick off on Thursday, September 6th.  The fee is only $120 for resident teams for the 6 week league.  Come on out and enjoy that last few weeks of fall before the winter kicks in again.   Contact Dustin at for more information or to register a team. 
Adult Enrichment 
Intelligent Investing
What You Think You Know Might Hurt You!
Wondering how to manage your portfolio? Uncertain if your IRA has the right investment strategy or proper diversification? Many investors, concerned with safely growing their assets, spend time understanding the basics. Adam Ryback of Kevin Bay Investments will share the  fundamental principles of investing using the theories of Benjamin Graham, billionaire  Warren Buffett's mentor. The class will use Benjamin Graham's classic book The Intelligent
Investor, which Warren Buffett calls the best book on investing ever written, as a guide.
Franklin Fieldhouse
Tu   8/7
6 - 7:30 pm
$12 / $18 NR

Essential Oils
for Appearance
Skin makes up the biggest organ of our body, why is it often the most abused? In cooperation with essential oils learn how to take great care of your skin and tips of how to use great, quality make up that is actually good for your skin.
Franklin Fieldhouse
M 8/13
10 am - 12 pm
W 8/15
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$15 / $23 NR Per Session

The ABC's of Medicare
Are you getting closer to the age of 65 and feel like you don't know a thing about Medicare? Join Marsha Kowalski as she explains Medicare A, B, C, D as well as many important issues you need to know about. Previous attendees have said "I am so glad I attended this class!". "Best thing I did when it came to understanding my choices for Medicare". "I really learned a lot at this seminar. The presenter gave me the facts I needed to know and cleared up the misconceptions many people have about Medicare choices/options."
Franklin Fieldhouse
W 8/22
9 - 10:30 am
$20 / $30 NR

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