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April 2024 Newsletter

Important Dates:

April 1 - Summer Program Registration Opens
April 26 - Day without Hate Celebration

WPR Preschool 2024/2025 School Year

Preschool registration is open for the 2024/2025 school year! More information and required paperwork can be found on our WPR Preschool website for our 3 year old and 4 year old programs!

Brick Garden

WPR is creating a brick garden in front of the Recreation Center. Bricks can be customized allowing you to advertise a company, celebrate you, your family, honor a loved one, or create a memoriam. All proceeds contribute to the Aaron Gutierrez Scholarship Fund. Fees range from $50-$85 based on size and customization. Place orders no later than May 31. Order bricks!

Create With Us!

Day Without Hate Celebration
A Day Without Hate is a celebration of unity, a rejection of fear, and a commitment to work towards nonviolent solutions to any conflict.  Join us for our Day Without Hate Celebration featuring activities, music, free swimming for WSD3 students, and a food truck! The WSD3 school with the most representation will win a prize! Date: Friday, April 26 @ 5:30 - 7pm. Ages: All. Fee: Free. No registration required. Pool capacity limits will apply. 

Painting P-art-y - Garden of the Gods
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You will be taken step by step through a Garden of the Gods painting to take home and enjoy. Participants will learn mixing techniques and layering effects, no previous knowledge is necessary. Our art instructor directs you through the painting process to help bring out your inner artist. Every student will walk away with a canvas painting. No need to bring anything with you, except your creativity! Date: Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee: $25. Ages: 16+. Register by April 10. 

DIY Spice Paintings
Learn how to make DIY paints from cooking spices you might find in your own home. In this art class, students will have fun making, painting, and smelling these spice paints. Students will use untraditional paint brushes to make art and use all their senses in this playful class. Date: Friday, May 10 @ 9 - 11am. Fee: $25. Ages: 6-13. Register by May 2. 

Play With Us!

Drop-In Basketball, Pickleball, or Volleyball
The Recreation Center has designated “Drop-in” times to play Basketball, Pickleball, and/or Volleyball. During those times, areas are reserved and set up for this specific sport play, however, during “Open Gym” anyone who has paid for entry into the Recreation Center may use and access the gym for any sport or activity. We post a Weekly Gymnasium Schedule on the Recreation Center page of our website so you can stay in tune to when the space is available.

Teen Diversity Night
All teens need a place where they feel they belong. Teen Diversity Night provides a safe environment for teens to be themselves and come together to experience a safe night of inclusion and fun. Teen Diversity Night is a night bursting with games, arts & crafts, resources, and dinner. Date: Friday, April 12 @ 5 - 9pm at Mesa Ridge High School. Grades: 7th-12th. Fee: FREE. Register by April 11. 

Night Owlz 
We have openings in Night Owlz! Register your child for a fun night while you take a well-deserved break from 6 - 9pm! Your child will have the opportunity to splash around in the pool, play games, create arts and crafts, and enjoy a movie to end the night. Pizza, juice, and pudding will be served for dinner. Ages: 7-10. Fee: $25. Date: April 12 

Adult Summer Softball Leagues
Summer is coming up and it’s a perfect time to play some softball! Get your team together and sign up for our Monday Coed League or our Tuesday Men’s League. Team fee is only $450 for 10 games. Deadline to register is May 26! 

Adult Summer Outdoor Grass Volleyball League
If playing volleyball on the grass surface and getting some Vitamin D is more your style, we offer our coed grass volleyball league. The team registration fee is only $150 and our registration deadline is June 9! Season starts on June 20!

Summer Slam Adult COED Volleyball Tournament
Time to get your tournament on! Our annual Summer Slam tourney is open for registration.
Only $150 per team with a 3 game guarantee. Winners take home camping/bbq prizes for the summer! Registration ends June 30!

Adult COED Kickball League
Want to go back in time and play an old school favorite?? Get a group of friends together and register for our summer kickball league! Only $250 per team to register. Registration deadline is June 2! 

Adult Summer Pickleball Leagues
Time to get your squad together and sign up for our summer pickleball leagues! We offer a morning and afternoon league on Mondays. Team registration fee is $120 for six weeks of play. League registration deadline is May 26. It’s kind of a big Dill!

Adult Summer Cornhole League
Time to sink some bags! Get your partner and register for our summer cornhole league! Matches are on Wednesday afternoons and team registration fee is only $50. Make sure you register before June 2! Season starts on June 12! 

Adult Pickleball Lessons
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! We are offering 2-day lessons for $40! Sounds like a great dill! Make sure you register for our beginner or intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity! Visit our website’s pickleball page for the full list of session dates. Great minds dink alike! 

Adult Pickleball “Skills and Drills”
If you want to focus on specific pickleball skills, then this program is for you! You could sign up for “Footwork and Strategy” or “Serving and Groundstrokes”! These sessions are perfect for the player that just wants to hone their skills. Registration deadlines are the Sundays before the scheduled Tuesday sessions. Limited spots available!

Youth Summer Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball
Join in the fun this summer and sign up for baseball, softball, & t-ball for ages 4 years through 8th grade. The season’s games will take place from June 3 to July 20, on WSD3 fields.
Register by May 12.

Co-Ed 4 Years Old/Pre-K | T-Ball | $40 / 5 games
Co-Ed Kindergarten/1st Grade | T-Ball | $50 / 7 games
Boys 2nd - 3rd Grade | Coach Pitch Baseball | $50 / 7 games
Boys 4th - 5th Grade | Player/Coach Pitch Baseball | $50 / 7 games
Boys 6th - 8th Grade | Player Pitch Baseball | $40 / 5 games (Tournament Format)
Girls 2nd - 3rd Grade | Coach Pitch Softball | $50 / 7 games
Girls 4th - 5th Grade | Player/Coach Pitch Softball | $50 / 7 games
Girls 6th - 8th Grade | Player Pitch Softball | $40 / 5 games (Tournament Format)

Youth Fall Outdoor Soccer
Be part of the fun this fall and sign up for Coed Soccer for ages 4 years through 8th grade. The season’s games will take place from August 10 to September 28, on WSD3 fields.
Register by July 14. 4 Years/Pre-K & 6th-8th Grade Fee: $40 (5 games) | K-5th Grade Fee: $50 (7 games)

Youth Fall Flag Football
Join in the fun this fall and sign up for Coed Flag Football for ages 4 years through 5th grade. The season’s games will take place from August 10 to September 28, on WSD3 fields.
Register by July 14. 4 Years/Pre-K Fee: $40 (5 games) | K-5th Grade Fee: $50 (7 games)

Youth Fall Cheerleading
Register for our coed cheerleading teams for ages 4 years old to 5th grade. Cheer for a flag football team with great spirit at games that take place from August 10 to September 28, on WSD3 fields.
Register by July 14. 4 Years/Pre-K  Fee: $40 (5 games) | K-5th Grade Fee: $50 (7 games)

Basketball Camp
Register for a basketball camp at WPR. We will provide skill development opportunities through drills, games, and instruction. The camp will take place at the Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm on July 15 - July 19. Boys and girls camps for ages 7-13. Register by July 10. Fee: $50

Multi-Sport Camp
Join us to learn and experience eight sports for four mornings. The sports are baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, golf, track, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The camp will take place at the Recreation Center and it’s surrounding fields Tuesday through Friday from 8am - 12pm on May 28 - 31. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14.
Register by May 20. Fee: $55

Golf Lessons
Join us in learning the lifelong sport of golf. The lessons will take place at the WPR Campus Field 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm on July 16 - 25. The session will conclude with 2 hours of golf at Sand Creek Golf Course on July 30 from 8am - 10am. The lessons are for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. Equipment is provided.
Register by July 10. Fee: $55

Archery Camps
Join us to learn archery this summer. The camps will take place at the Recreation Center and its surrounding fields Monday through Thursday from 9am - 11am on June 3 - 6 and June 10 - 13. Open to boys and girls grades 6th-12th. Equipment is provided. 
Register by May 27 & June 3 respectively. Fee: $55

CARA Track & Field
This program gives youth the opportunity to participate in track meets against other youth in Colorado. Meets will be held on Saturdays at locations across the state (participants are responsible for transportation to and from meets). The season will last from June 3 to July 20. The program is for boys and girls ages 5-16. Practices will be from 10am - 11am two days per week - exact days TBD.
Register by June 2. Fee: $55

Tiny Tykes Soccer
Tiny Tykes is a FUNdamental program that teaches basic soccer skills while focusing on motor skill development, balance, coordination, concentration, listening skills, and teamwork of players ages 2-5. Sessions will take place on Saturdays April 6 - May 11, June 15 - July 27, and August 10 - September 14 at Windmill Mesa Park. There are also two weeks of Monday- Friday sessions at Widick Field; June 3 - 7 and July 22 - 26.
For details and to register online go to challengersports.com.

SkyHawks Sports Colorado Camps
SuperTots programs develop motor skills, physical fitness, and instill a love of sports at a young age. Register at SkyHawks Website for one of the following classes:

Volleyball Camp | Ages: 8-14 | Monday - Friday at Recreation Center
9am - 12pm | June 10 - June 14 | $185
Flag Football Camp | Ages: 5-8, 8-12 | Monday - Friday at Widick Field
9am - 12pm | July 8 - July 12 | $185
Cheerleading Camp | Ages: 5-9 | Monday - Friday at Widick Field
9am - 12pm | July 8 - July 12 | $185

SkyHawks Colorado SuperTots
SuperTots programs develop motor skills, physical fitness, and instill a love of sports at a young age. Register at SkyHawks SuperTots Website for one of the following classes:

Volleykats - Volleyball | Ages: 2.5-3.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
10 - 10:45am | May 1 - May 22 | $50
Volleykats - Volleyball | Ages: 3.5-4.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
11 - 11:45am | May 1 - May 22 | $50
HoopsterTots - Basketball | Ages: 2.5-3.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
10 - 10:45am | June 5 - June 26 | $50
HoopsterTots - Basketball | Ages: 3.5-4.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
11 - 11:45am | June 5 - June 26 | $50
Baseball Tots - Baseball | Ages: 2.5-3.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
10 - 10:45am | July 10  - July 31 | $50
Baseball Tots - Baseball | Ages: 3.5-4.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
11 - 11:45am | July 10  - July 31 | $50
1stDownTots - Flag Football | Ages: 2.5-3.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
10 - 10:45am | August 7 - August 28 | $50
1stDownTots - Flag Football | Ages: 3.5-4.5 | Wednesdays at the Recreation Center
11 - 11:45am | August 7 - August 28 | $50

Get Fit With Us!

We have many fitness classes to choose from, check us out! View our current schedule or pick one up at the pool or Recreation Center.

Personal Training
Book our new one-on-one personalized Personal Training sessions (1-hour sessions). We have 5 different packages you can choose from starting at $188 for once a week sessions for one month. See our registration page for full pricing details.
NEW: We now offer a small group package (2-3 people) for a total of $260. This package allows a small group to workout together with one of our Personal Trainers, once a week for four weeks. 

We also offer a one time, free 30-minute Personal Training session where you can meet one of our personal trainers, discuss training methods, your goals, previous experience and any questions you may have! Register online now! 

Martial Arts - May & June
With martial arts as a foundation, participants have the opportunity to develop self-awareness and self-confidence. GOJU-RYU KARATE is a comprehensive martial art derived from the Okinawan system of self-defense. Participants of all skill levels can benefit from this program by relieving stress, help with weight loss, coordination, balance, flexibility, stamina, and assist in self-control. We do recommend you come in to observe a class prior to registering to make sure this style of class will fit your needs. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays in May & June @ 6 - 7:30pm. No classes May 27 or June 19. Ages: 7 and older. Fee: $112.50. Location: Recreation Center Fitness Room 2

Yogi Kids - May
An introductory youth yoga class with focus on relaxation, fun, and movement! Yoga is a great activity to start at a young age; it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, and confidence. Dates: Wednesdays in May @ 5 - 5:45pm. Grades: Kindergarten - 5th. Fee: $24. Location: Recreation Center Fitness Room 1. This will be the last session of Yogi Kids until September so register now!

High School Training Camp - May & June
High School Athlete Off-Season Training camp available for all high school students and athletes. The program is designed to develop and maximize the athletic abilities of all young students and athletes. We will be incorporating speed training (specifically explosive speed and ground force development), flexibility, agility training, and reactive training (both linear and lateral speed). We will also take time to discuss basic sport nutrition. Dates: Saturdays, May 25 - June 29 @ 10 - 11:30am. Fee: $45. Location: Meet at the Recreation Center Fitness Room 1

Generation POUND - May & June
Generation POUND® was created not just as a workout geared towards kids, but a MOVEMENT that aims to change the concept of health and fitness for today’s youth. The program fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills for “Rockstars in Training”. Dates: Saturdays May 25 - June 29 @ 10:30 - 11:30am. Ages 6-12. Fee $36. Location: Rec Center Fitness Room 2

Get Certified with Us! 

Adult & Pediatric CPR Blended Learning & First Aid 
This is a blended learning course that includes an online portion (approximately 4 hours) and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Each participant must have a unique email address to obtain credit for the course. Please do not use the same email address for multiple attendees. The in-class portion will be held at the Recreation Center on Saturday, April 13 @ 9 - 11am. Fee: $75. Ages: 11+. Register by March 29. 

Improvements to our Main Campus and Parks

New Turf Field

We are converting the Widick soccer/multi purpose field located on our main campus from grass to artificial turf. The new field will feature a full size soccer field and have lines for smaller youth sized fields to be used for a variety of sports, activities, and programs. Estimated completion will be June of 2024.

Trees

Starting the winter of 2024, Timberline Landscaping will begin removing dead trees, trimming existing trees, and start planting new trees at all of our main campus and parks. Over the next ten years, WPR is committed to planting new trees every year for the community to enjoy for years to come.

Upcoming Important Dates

May 27: Holiday Hours at WPR Recreation and Aquatics Centers
June 8: Widefield Family Health and Fitness Day
June 19: Holiday Hours at WPR Recreation and Aquatics Centers

Join our Team

We are looking for enthusiastic, self driven, and motivated people to join our team. Currently, we are accepting applications for the following positions: 

  • Fitness Instructors 

  • Guest Services Program Support 

  • Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

From the School District

You're Invited! 

WSD3 Art Fair

  • Saturday, April 13

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunrise Elementary

Retirement Recognition

  • Tuesday, May 14 @ 3:30 p.m.

  • Widefield High School - Bowers Gym

Did You Know?

  • WSD3 provides before and after school programs

  • WSD3 has safety and security coverage for all schools

  • WSD3 saves families money - no bus fees, no classroom fees

  • Learn more at wsd3.org

Widefield School District 3 is hiring!

  • Special Education Teachers

  • Bus Drivers

  • School Psychologist

  • Science Teacher

  • Navy Junior ROTC Instructor

  • Nutrition Services

Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office at 719-391-3015 for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified, humanresources@wsd3.org. Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!

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