District offers facilities for community use
When you hear the words “Superior Diesel Advanced Learning Center” or “One Prospect Technologies Digital Media Center” or “Heck Family Community Pool,” you might think “What in the world are those?” These are the names of just a few of the wonderful facilities located in the School District of Rhinelander buildings, and they are open for community use.
The recently renovated Rhinelander High School (RHS) is a wonderful resource for the community. The Superior Diesel Advanced Learning Center is a large tiered classroom used for board meetings, presentations and other programs. State of the art technology allows for presentations of all kinds. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to reserve this facility for all-types of community use. This facility exists because of a generous donation from Superior Diesel.
The RHS Library Media Center is an amazing complex and often an untapped resource for the public. RHS students use the library for a wide-range of purposes including meeting space, technology rental and research. Currently, community classes such as jewelry making are offered in this facility. This area has great potential for a variety of community activities.
Thanks to a generous donation from One Prospect Technologies, RHS is home to a state of the art computer and digital marketing lab. This lab is known as the One Prospect Technologies Digital Media Center. Businesses and organizations could potentially use this room for staff trainings and technology presentations. Adult-Ed classes such as Introduction to Social Media, Personal Finance or Tax Preparation could be offered in this establishment.
The Heck Family Community Pool is open free to the public every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lap swimming is available, and there is opportunity for family play as well. This area has the potential for classes such as lifeguarding, scuba, canoeing, kayaking and others. Community groups and businesses have the ability to rent the pool for various programs and wellness activities.
The popularity of the Aspirus Community Fitness Center is increasing, yet some citizens remain unaware of its existence. Thanks to a generous donation from Aspirus Clinic, the fitness center is located where the old RHS cafeteria used to be. This area is home to a variety of fitness equipment such as weight machines, free weights, treadmills and elliptical machines, all available for community use during designated hours. The facility is open before and after school and also on Saturdays. Use of this area requires membership and a small monthly fee. Hall walking is free for the community during fitness center hours.
Rhinelander High School is not the only building that is available for community members. James Williams Middle School is home to a large auditorium and the Sara Risch Science Labs. All schools in the District have a gymnasium and classrooms that are prime locations for public events.
The School District of Rhinelander opens its doors to the community in many ways. If you are interested in reserving a District facility, complete an online facility reservation form. This form can be found at www.rhinelander.k12.wi.us/community/districtsfacilities.cfm.
You will need to create a user account and complete all three steps of the process.
Contact me at 715-365-9745 if you have questions about facility use.