Community Ed & Recreation

February 2016

Community Education Teachers Wanted

Sauk Prairie Seeking Community Education Teachers

Would you like to share your interests, knowledge and passion with others? Sauk Prairie Community Education is seeking people interested in teaching a class. This is an opportunity to earn some extra income while improving the quality of life within our community.

Some class ideas include health/fitness, art, dance, gardening, computer programs, personal finances, and crafts. You do not need to be a licensed teacher to teach. Community Ed will help with promoting your classes, and we'll do all we can to help you succeed.

If you have the skills and passion to teach and would like to propose a course, workshop or special event please call 643-8386 or email

For more information on becoming a Community Education teacher go to the Sauk Prairie School District website and click on Community Programs/Community Education

Help us continue connecting people and building community in Sauk Prairie by encouraging and promoting lifelong wellness.

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The above link will take you to ActiveNet to register SP Community Education programs. You will need the program name and number to register. You can also register in person at the Community Center -- 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City.

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What's for dinner?

Want to eat healthy, but can't find the time? Freezer meals are the answer! Come to this mini freezer meal workshop and discover the convenience of having healthy dinners ready to pull out on busy nights.

February 4
You will bring four bags filled with shrimp, chicken, pot roast, pork, and a few other simple ingredients. You will go home with 4 freezer meals... two for the skillet, one for the oven, and one for the crockpot. We'll be making Honey Dijon Chicken, Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp, Italian Herb-Crusted Pork Chops, and Crockpot Shredded Beef Burritos.

April 11

You will bring four bags filled with chicken breasts, pork, steak, ground chicken, and a few other simple ingredients. You will go home with 4 freezer meals... two for the skillet, one for the oven, and one for the crockpot. We'll be making Ranch Chicken Chili, Best Pork Chops Ever, Italian Marinated Steak, and Greek Chicken Burgers. A grocery list and prep instructions will be provided after you register (protein substitutions can be made).

Instructor: Karen Gleason

Thursday, February 4 (Program #: 2436)

Monday, April 11 (Program #: 2437)

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Max: 15 per class
Location: Community Center Monroe St Room
Fee: $20 per class

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Individuals will be taught how to perform and use CPR/First Aid/AED in emergency situations. Skills test will be performed at end of class to become certified.

Instructor: Josh Sheard
Dates: February 9 & 10 (Program #: 2501)

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm (Max: 10)
Location: Community Center Monroe St Room
Fee: $45

Deadline: 1 week prior to class

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Middle school students will work on developing story ideas and taking them from the first to final draft. They will develop a story focusing on refining key elements of fiction writing. Each class will have a brief lesson followed by free writing time and one-on-one critiques. By the end of the class, students will help publish their work in an anthology of short stories and receive the information they need for submitting work to other teen publications and contests. No prior writing experience required, but come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 9-April 28 (Off Spring break)

Times: 3:45 - 5:00 PM

Location: MS Library Classroom

Grades: 6-8

Fee: $20

Program #: 2357

Deadline: February 5

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Increased creativity, clearer purpose, reduced confusion, diminished stress - journaling is a flexible tool for achieving those benefits through self-awareness. A variety of prompts and activities will encourage your inner-knowing to emerge. No prior writing skills are needed to be successful on this journey of self discovery.

Instructor: Doreen Davis
Dates: Tuesdays, February 9 & 16 (Program #: 2502)
Time: 6 - 8pm
Min/Max: 5/25
Location: Community Center Jackson St Room
Fee: $36

Deadline: 1 week prior to class

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Have you heard of Pickleball? It's tennis with wooden paddles, pingpong on a court, and badminton with a wiffleball! This fun and social game is perfect for all ages, easy to learn, and provides a great physical workout! Want to join in? Stop on down to the Community Center! All equipment provided.

Dates: Wednesdays (September – May)
Time: 1:00 – 2: 30 pm
Location: Community Center Gym
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Paul Gasser will be returning to our district to present on these two important parenting topics. His workshops are lighthearted and filled with practical ideas. The information, skills, and strategies that he offers will help you to immediately feel more in control.

Paul Gasser is a Marriage and Family Therapist at St. Joseph’s in Hillsboro, Wisconsin and an instructor for the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. His experience with children and their families comes as a result of working for over thirty years as a therapist and educator in the United States, North Vietnam and Russia. He currently teaches a variety of courses for the Love and Logic Institute and the University of Wisconsin–Platteville Continuing Education Department on the topic of child behavioral issues.


Raising children is often thought to be one of the most rewarding experiences most of us will ever have. The reality is it is also one of the most stressful! Balancing the day to day demands of taking care of children, housework, and bills is a lot by itself. Add in other life events, such as changes in work, housing, family situations, financial or school-related concerns, and it can become overwhelming. Come and learn some valuable skills to keep your cool when situations heat up.

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bluffview Center of Hope Church (This presentation is not affiliated with any religious organization)

Program #: 2538




What do you do when a child (or teenager) refuses to do their schoolwork or chores? Exactly how do you motivate a child who doesn’t seem to respond to consequences? How do you, as a parent or caregiver, keep your cool and stay out of lecturing, reasoning, repeated warnings, threats and bribes? Come and learn strategies to take some of the “work” out of getting your child to do their work.


Click here to register for childcare - program # 2540

Dates: Mondays, April 11 & 18 (attending both sessions is strongly encouraged, but not required)

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bridges Elementary/District Board Room

Program #: 2539


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Ready to win your pot of gold? Come on out with friends for BINGO! We will have prizes and gift cards to win.

Want to have lunch after Bingo?
You can make lunch reservations at the senior dining center. Call Dolly at 608-963-3437 on the day before. Lunch cost is a suggested donation of $3 if you are 60 years or older. Cost for those under 60 years is $9.25 person.

To register for Bingo, stop in the Community Center office or call 608-643-8386.

Date: Friday, March 18

Location: Community Center Gym
Time: Bingo - 10:30 –11:30 am; Lunch 12:00 pm

Bingo Fee: $3 per person
Deadline: March 14

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Summer School 2016


June 20 - July 14, 2016

No Classes on Monday, July 4 or Friday, July 15

2 WEEK Session

July 18 - July 29, 2016

In addition to our morning offerings of Swim lessons, evening Swim Lessons are also available for June & July with Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday options. Online Registration for ALL swim classes will be through Skyward Family Access not ActiveNet.

Online registration for all Summer School classes will open at 6:00 p.m. on April 6, 2016. The link to Skyward Family Access can be found on the Sauk Prairie Schools' website under the white links symbol. It is called Skyward Student Family Access. If you do not know your Login, please or contact us at

Out of District families are asked to contact us by phone or email to complete a District Enrollment form prior to registering for classes. More information will be in the catalog.

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The above link will take you to ActiveNet to register for this Sauk Prairie Recreation program. You will need the program name and number to register. You can also register in person at the Community Center -- 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City.

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Sauk Prairie Youth Summer

Wednesday, February 10

5:00-7:30 p.m.

Sauk Prairie Summer Recreation will hold its annual registration for summer baseball and softball on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the HS Commons. This registration is for ALL summer baseball and softball programs for grades K-12.

Registration forms will be emailed out and on Recreation Website once they become available.

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Registration will be available online starting Wednesday, February 10.

Registration will also be available at Baseball/Softball registration on the night of February 10 from 5:00-7:30 at the HS commons.

Program is on Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 8 – July 20. A flyer with details, dates, and times on the program will come out in February.
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Camp participants will do skills and drills with the High School Girls Basketball team.

Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 9:15-11:15
Grades: 4-6
Program #: 2466
Location: Bridges Elementary Gym
Fee: $10/A, $15/NA

Deadline: February 12

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Friday, February 26 ~ 5:30-8:00

at the Community Center

The Sauk Prairie Recreation Department is hosting its annual Family Fun Night on Friday, February 26 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Bring the entire family for food, fun and entertainment. Cost is $5 for children. Parents and children under 1 are FREE.

Bounce Houses - Face Painting - Crafts - Toddler Area

Serving Hot Dog Dinners - Pizza - Popcorn - Water & Lemonade


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Ready to run, kick, and dodge? Come out for a morning of dodgeball and kickball. We will play different variations of each game. Snack included.

Date: Friday, March 4 (No School Day)

Location: MS South Gym (Note location change)
Time: 8:00 –11:30 am
Program #: 2344
Fee: $10/A, $15/NA
Grades: 5k – 5 Deadline: February 26

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LEGO ROBOTICS - Early Release Day Activity

Students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles, students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors.

Date: Wednesday, March 9 (Early Release Day)
Location: Grand Ave, RM 101
Time: 1:45 – 4:45 pm
Program #: 2345
Grades: 3–5
Fee: $40/A, $45/NA

Deadline: March 2

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Looking to get ready for the upcoming baseball and softball season? Stop on in to Open Gym for Baseball and Softball. We will provide baseballs and softballs; all you need is your glove! Work on your throwing technique, pitching, hitting, and fielding. Parents can stay around to catch with son or daughter if they wish. We will have a volunteer on site during the time-frame of this program.

Dates: Sundays, February 14 – April 24

Location: Community Center Gym

12:00 – 1:00 pm (Grades 1–3)
1:00 – 2:00 pm (Grades 4 –8)
Grades: Boys and Girls (Grades 1-8)
Fee: $1 per time/participant

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NEW this year, all grade levels will be playing NFL Flag Football. Dream of being one of the Green Bay Packers someday? Boys and girls are encouraged to come out and give football a try.

This program is great for students who play tackle football and need to work on their fundamentals and skill development. Every participant in this level will be given an NFL Flag Jersey and a flag belt.

Coaches' meeting: March 9 at 5:30 pm at Community Center
Practices Start: Week of March 14 Game
Dates: April 9 – May 14 on Saturday afternoons
Pictures: Date to be determined
Location: Grand Avenue School Fields
Time: One hour between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $50/A, $70/NA
Program #2356: 5K & 1st
Program #2357: 2nd & 3rd

Program #2358: 4th & 5th

Deadline: Friday, February 26.

Jerseys will be ordered right after the deadline, so please sign up early.

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7 on 7 football is a fast-paced, pass-oriented form of football that was designed to hone the skills of football players in the spring without putting the physical toll on their bodies.

The games are played on half of a football field with offenses always moving towards the same end zone. There are no running plays allowed, although dumping the ball off to a RB behind the line of scrimmage is permitted.

There is no pass rush and the QB must release the ball in a limited amount of time or be penalized. No tackling is permitted; simply touching the offensive player stops play.

In order to make this league work, we need coaches to work with the teams. Please consider volunteering or talk to someone you know about volunteering.

Game schedule will be emailed to all participants after registration is complete.

Practice times will depend on coach.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 14 – End of May (Depends on # of teams)

Location: Grand Ave or Football Fields

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (2 nights per week for games)

Fee: $50/A, $70/NA

Program #: 1487

Max: 12 players per team

Divisions: 6th, 7th & 8th grade

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Get you and your youngster up and moving at Indoor Playground! This is a great way to socialize with other kids and adults. Play equipment is provided. Adults must provide supervision for their children during this program.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays from November 2 - March 25

Location: Community Center Gym

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
Ages: 5 and under

Fee: $2 per child (drop-in) or Punch Card purchase (12 visits for $20)

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Come shoot around and burn off some energy! Gym will be open on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons for basketball or other sports. Schedule of dates and times will be listed online.

Wednesdays are 7:00 – 9:00 pm for HS students and adults

Sundays are 1:00 – 3:00 pm for families and youth

Dates: October 7 – May 22
Location: High School North Gym

Fee: $1 per time, per participant

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Coed T-Ball, Youth Baseball & Softball
for Spring-Summer 2016
February 10 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the HS Commons

Youth Soccer Registration for 2016-17 season - April

Youth Football Registration for Fall 2016 season - May

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The Sauk Prairie Recreation Department is hosting a coed 6v6 volleyball tournament. There will be a max of 10 teams, and the tournament will consist of pool play in the morning, and then single elimination tournaments in the afternoon. The tournaments will be split into Class A and Class B based upon the results of the morning pool play. Cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place!

Click Here for Registration Form

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Community Center Gym
Fee: $80 per team
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Join in the Fun!
2nd Annual

The Scavenger Hunt is a FREE program that encourages you to get out and explore Sauk Prairie with your family!

Pre-registration is Required
Simply email with your name to be registered.

How the Scavenger Hunt Works
On Wednesday, March 23, all registered participants will receive an email with the list of 50 things to hunt for! You will have 2 weeks to collect as many items from the list as you can, and put them all into a shoe box.

Be creative, items on the list can be bought, created or found, unless the item is marked picture, photo or drawing. The items in the shoe box will not be returned, so please do not put anything valuable in it.

Shoe box collections will be accepted

from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6

through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

Scoring the Scavenger Hunt

The 3 families who collect the most items AND are the most creative win a prize. Winners will be notified by Monday, April 18. The date and time entries are received will be a determining factor if there is a tie.

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Aquatics on the Web

Time to start thinking SPRING!

Winter swim lessons are in full swing, Sauk Prairie Aquatic Club is gearing up for the final swim meets of the short course season, lifeguards and swim lesson instructors are applying to work at the outdoor pool for the summer. It is safe to say we are thinking spring at the pool!


March swim lessons will be taking place right after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. April swim lessons will be taking place Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00 and 7:30 PM. Register online through our ActiveNet link on our web page or stop by the community center at 730 Monroe Street in Sauk City.
Swim Lesson Registration


For all of our competitive swimmers, registration for our SPAC (Sauk Prairie Aquatic Club) spring stroke clinic and USA summer long course open in February! Not familiar with USA swimming or interested in joining SPAC? Check us out at
Sauk Prairie Aquatic Club


We are now taking applications for certified lifeguards and swim lesson instructors. Apply online today!

Aquatics Job Application

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United Way Scholarship Fund

United Way has donated funds for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Department to fund a scholarship program. Our Department started a “no questions asked” policy with awarding scholarships if a child wants to participate in a recreation program. The Department’s only request is that the participants pay for what they can afford and the Department will cover the remainder of the fees. If interested in scholarship assistance for any Recreation Department program, please contact us. Scholarships can only be processed in the office and not online.

Thank you United Way!


AARP Tax Preparation

Don’t forget to call the ADRC to sign up for your 2015 AARP Tax Aide Program. This volunteer-run program provides free tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Volunteers will be preparing taxes by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February through early April 2016 in Baraboo at the West Square Building.

Call 608-355-3289 to make an appointment.