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Military Care Package Drive

by: Michelle McGlynn

Waunakee FBLA is organizing a military care package drive for our overseas troops. Our goal is to fill 100 boxes to send to our military members serving overseas, and at a shipping rate of $17 per box, we would love your help in raising the $1,700 needed to ship the care packages! After we know how many boxes we can ship through your generous donations, we will begin a care package drive in our community and at our schools to collect the recommended products to ship. Thank you for donating, sharing, or promoting! Any funds that are raised over and above our original goal will be used to purchase supplies to send to our troops to supplement the supplies we collect as part of a local community drive in December. Waunakee Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a high school organization of over 100 members in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and part of the national FBLA-PBL organization.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Voyage en France at Chipotle

by: PAMELA KNUTSON

Eating at Chipotle. When friends and family dine at Chipotle restaurant between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on 12/13/17 and mention "Waunakee's French club--Trip to France", we will receive 50% of the proceeds.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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WHS Choir Hope for Haiti Bake Sale

by: MOLLY WEISS PETROFF

Wangol is a Haitian folk song that the WHS concert choir is performing. While we were learning this song, we were also simultaneously learning about the current situation in Haiti. While most of us remember the public response to the earthquake that hit Haiti 7 years ago, Haiti is still recovering from multiple hurricanes that have also recently hit Haiti. These hurricanes have wiped out a lot of the crops, which is a huge problem for the citizens there since their main occupation is farming. This, combined with little support coming into the country, makes life in Haiti incredibly difficult. As one of our students said “Our struggles are on an entirely different spectrum". Hearing about this, we wanted to do something to directly help those in Haiti, so the Waunakee Choir and Orchestra worked together to organize a bake sale that would help those in Haiti, specifically by donating to an organization known as Hope for Haiti. The bake sale will be located outside the PAC after the concert; everything will only be $1. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please look into Hope for Haiti at hopeforhaiti.com

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Orchestra Trip to Ireland

by: ELIZABETH ALBRECHT-HEIKS

WHS Symphony Orchestra will be traveling to Ireland in June of 2018 to study Irish music and culture, as well as perform and share music with Irish communities.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Unidos Por Puerto Rico

by: CATHERINE ANDERSON

Unidos Por Puerto Rico was formed by a group of high school students with a goal of providing ongoing support to the victims of Hurricane María. All money donated will go to the Hispanic Federation Campaign for Hurricane Relief. The students have been busy with several fundraising projects. They initiated a Chipotle Night in November and they are selling wristbands that say "Unidos Por Puerto Rico" during the week of November 27-December 1. They are hosting a dance on December 1 with Pay It Forward. A bake sale is planned for the week of December 4-8. Other projects throughout the school year are in the works as well. Any donation to this cause is appreciated!

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Waunakee Area Public Arts Committee Sculpture Campaign

by: WCSD Classmunity Administrator

How do we celebrate the Waunakee Community School District's accomplishment of being on the leading edge academically and performing above state and national averages for generations? Would you like to be a part of symbolically honoring all Waunakee Community School District (WCSD) teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication in making WCSD one of the state's top school districts? Would you like to help create a legacy of "excellence in education" that has significantly benefited our community's children/families, growth and economy? In researching other communities around the world, we, the Waunakee Area Public Arts Committee, along with active and retired business leaders, educators and volunteers have come together to ask for your support in commissioning a major art work/sculpture to be placed at the Waunakee High School Southwest plaza entrance. The WCSD Board has approved the site. This is a location that thousands of families and residents in the school district and community pass, annually, attending school and community events and meetings. It is, of course, the high school students' daily path. The sculpture's theme is to celebrate teachers/staff and education excellence in WCSD. It may consist of bronze, metal, stone, etc., and will include LED or other light features. It will be a daily dedication for decades to come. Advised by CODAworx and art and sculpture professors at the UW- Madison, we have completed a national request for qualification and selected three sculptor artist finalists. These artists were recently interviewed and visited Waunakee. They will submit their final proposals by the end of November 2017. The finalists will consider seven conceptual ideas drafted by Waunakee High School advanced art workshop students. Students (art, English, engineering, marketing, economics, horticulture, Innovation Center) and teachers will interact with the finalist artist during on-site visits and via social media. There will be field trips to any local company fabricators. Working with a world class sculptor artist will be life transforming for some students. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the project, inclusive of site work. We are at half of our goal with pledges and monies received. If you would like to donate to this fund, go to the WCSD's crowd funding site www.classmunity. com/waunakeewi and become part of preserving our excellence in education legacy and honoring the people that have helped make this community a place our great grandparents are proud of and our great grandchildren will benefit and enjoy. Thank you for your time, consideration and support! We hope your support will bring you much joy, reward and satisfaction, now, and for years to come. Waunakee Area Public Arts Committee Kevin Laffey and Nick Mischler, Co-Chairs, Kathy Bartling, Melanie Trainor-Burton, Tim Burton, Al Dassow, Brenda Endres, Randy Guttenberg, Kayla Proctor, Harriet Statz, Mark Weller

Waunakee Community School District

Waunakee, WI

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Gymnastics Fundraising Campaign

by: Aaron May

Thank you for checking out our page! We are the combined high school gymnastics team for Waunakee and DeForest, and we are raising money for a new spring floor and carpet as well as two new balance beams. In addition to this fundraiser, we raise money by offering services throughout the year. Our team cleans up the football stadium following home football games, participates in wreath sales. Our gymnastics families help out by managing the concessions during our Youth Night. The Waunakee-DeForest gymnastics family also runs a summer gymnastics camp for kids ranging in age from 5 to 18. Your donation will not only provide the team with an equipment setup that offers added safety, it will also benefit the Waunakee and DeForest communities by allowing our gymnastics family to extend the increased safety advantages of the new floor setup and beams to our youth program.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Waunakee Dance Team

by: Aaron May

The Waunakee High School Varsity Dance team provides dancers the opportunity learn various dance routines to compete for their high school in conference, state and national dance competitions. In addition to competition, the Varsity Dance team performs dance routines and sidelines at various Waunakee High School athletic and student events. They also perform at Waunakee Community Events, such as the Waunafest Parade. Each year the dance team hosts two dance clinics, teaching dance routines to aspiring young dancers in our community and giving those young dancers the chance to perform in front of a hometown crowd at a high school sporting event. The Waunakee High School Varsity Dance team is currently responsible for 100% of their operating fees. Funds raised will be used to pay for competition fees and costuming fees, as well as ancillary costs. We are very pleased to announce that prior year fundraising efforts have finally resulted in the installation of a padded marley dance floor, moving our dancers off of a concrete dance surface, hopefully reducing dance related injuries. This dance floor was important for the health of the dancers, but has resulted in a depletion of our funds. Please consider supporting your Waunakee High School Varsity Dance team, so that we can continue to provide an opportunity for area dancers to represent the Waunakee Warriors.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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WCSD Marching Percussion Renewal

by: JAMES SERCOMBE

The purpose of this campaign is to replace and refurbish our marching percussion equipment for Waunakee Community Middle and High School. Our percussion instruments are used throughout the year and are shared between the High School in the summer and fall, and Middle School in the spring. Many of our instruments are in disrepair and require continual maintenance to be functional. We are hoping to purchase more light-weight equipment that will be easier to carry, especially for our Middle School students. This campaign will replace our primary set of marching snares, quad toms and bass drums. We would be able to replace our oldest equipment, and refurbish our current equipment for extended use with our increasing enrollment. For more information about this campaign, and the current state of our marching percussion, please visit our Music Boosters website at https://sites.google.com/waunakee.k12.wi.us/waunakeemusicboosters/marchingpercussionrenewal

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Waunakee High School Innovation Center

by: Jeff Willauer

The Waunakee Innovation Center is a partnership between the Waunakee Community School District and the Waunakee Area Education Foundation. This will be a resource space that the school and community will be able to use to explore innovation, ingenuity, and creativity through technology. It will be a "YES" space where people can explore without fear in a safe setting. The center will also explore integration of curricular areas through collaborative projects and teamwork. With a planned opening date of early October 2016, the Innovation Center hopes to partner with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become a certified Fab Lab. This partnership will allow the students of the Waunakee Community School District to become part of the global creative network by sharing their designs and knowledge with other Fab Lab's across the world. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (also known as STEAM) education represents a large portion of our students and the new frontier of exploration. According to the US Department of Education, STEAM career growth is projected to rise 14% by 2020. The Innovation Center will offer a unique space where STEAM education will be able to be experienced by students and community. Our students will be able to grow their STEAM skills through courses offered in the Waunakee Community School District and then expand those skills through the Innovation Center. The space will also offer a chance for community education classes to be offered to help introduce community members to new technologies becoming more prevalent in traditional areas. After initial set up of the Innovation Center, the possibility exists that the space will be able to be open to members of the community to use for work on projects, explore hobbies and learn new skills. With the focus of the future workforce on 21st century skills (soft-skills), the creative problem solving process will become more and more important. The Innovation Center will allow students AND community a place to test out the research and development process while allowing participants to embark on a journey from idea to physical model. This practical experience will also allow participants to hone critical skills needed in everyday life. This campaign will allow us to: -Finish renovatation of the current graphics lab into a state of the art Innovation Center -Purchase cutting edge equipment and technology to facilitate exploration of innovative ideas -Allow district students and the community access to equipment not normally available. -Implement new curriculum offerings . -Create a "YES" space for all district wide curricular areas to collaborate in. -Provide an attractive and comfortable space for gathering, collaborating, and community partnerships. -Host a wide variety of programming including educational programs, summer camps and other events for all Waunakee community members. -Build a community landmark. As part of our fundraising campaign we will also be installing a donation wall that will be placed along the hallway leading to the entrance of the Innovation Center and be an integral part of the design of this space. On the right side of this page you will see a rewards section with more details on this wall. To make a donation different than the predetermined amount simply click the "other" button and enter the amount you would like to donate. You may also choose to set up a recurring donation if you would like. Students, teachers and community members will all benefit from this space because users will be able to chase their dreams and explore their ideas without fear using innovative technology while collaborating with some of the brightest minds in Waunakee and the world. The Innovation Center will be a focal point that the community can be proud of.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Warrior Stadium

by: WCSD Classmunity Administrator

The Renew, Expand, Tradition (RET) community capital campaign is a partnership between the Waunakee Community School District and the Waunakee Area Education Foundation to include synthetic turf and LED lighting in the renewal of "Warrior Stadium". The district has allocated funds to reshape the crown of the field, improve drainage, replace the existing turf, upgrade lighting and replace the scoreboard. The additional cost to include synthetic turf and LED lighting is approximately $900,000 which includes 1/2 the subsequent cost to replace the turf at the end of it useful life (10 to 12 years). Natural turf is limited to 75 events or games per calendar year to maintain a usable surface. This limits the stadium's use to fall football events only as approximately 50 home scrimmages and games, for grades 7 through 12 leave the turf in disrepair. Synthetic turf can handle over 250 events per year, opening the stadium for use in the spring and summer for the more than 1000 soccer players and 300+ lacrosse players in our community. Physical education classes, band, lacrosse and others will be able to use the turf ILO sharing the gym when weather and wet natural turf would otherwise force them inside. Warrior Stadium will be a host site for non-Waunakee playoff games, in multiple sports, generating revenue for local businesses before and after these events. Booster clubs will generate profits through concessions during the activities. The school district will collect rental revenue for hosting. Upgrades to the stadium complement our excellent schools and parks in Waunakee. Visitors will take time to run errands and or shop locally. 1300 additional local youth will have access to a facility that is underused due to limitations of the natural turf.

Waunakee Community School District

Waunakee, WI

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Texas Hurricane Relief Fund: Waunakee Middle School

by: Jay Farnsworth

On behalf of the staff and students at Waunakee Middle School, I'd like to thank you all for your generosity that led to us easily surpassing our $1000 goal. This brief campaign will provide some relief to some of those in need, and I'm sure will be put to great use by the Red Cross. Please continue your focus and commitment toward helping those who can't help themselves right now. This fundraiser will close Friday afternoon at 3:30, and our contribution will be sent promptly to the Red Cross. Together, we can make, and have made at least a small difference. Thanks again!

Waunakee Community Middle School

Waunakee, WI

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Prairie Stomp

by: Susan Brown, PTO

The Prairie Stomp is a school wide welcome back activity that serves as the major fundraiser for Prairie Elementary School. The 2017 Stomp will be on Friday, September 29th, with the rain date on October 6th. This approach to fundraising avoids selling products and directs ALL profits (less Stomp expenses) back to the school by encouraging students to get pledges and run laps to raise money for the PTO programming. Such programs include: technology purchases (Chromebooks, iPad’s, J-Touch screens, etc.), field trip opportunities, assemblies, birthday books and new playground equipment. Students are encouraged to collect either a flat donation or per lap pledge. On the event day, students run/walk a looped track on the school field for 20 minutes. The students gain an appreciation of teamwork, a sense of strong school unity, and the importance of being healthy and exercising all while having fun with their fellow classmates. The PTO provides each child with a FREE Prairie Stomp t-shirt and a healthy snack on the event day. The students also work together, as a school, to achieve school wide fundraising goals and earn prizes: Level 1 ($20,000): Miller and Mike Comedy Show (millerandmike.com) Level 2 ($25,000): PJ/Movie Day at Performing Arts Center at the High School Level 3 ($30,000): Principal/Associate Principal on the roof; Plus Sno-Cones In addition to the school wide fundraising goals, there are two running goals: 1. Individual:The top lap running boy(s) and girl(s) in each grade level will receive a special recognition award for their strong performance. 2. Classroom: The classroom within each grade level with the highest average lap per student will earn an extra recess equipped with a bouncy house. We want everyone to know that the success of this event is not possible without your support and the tremendous efforts of perseverance, determination, and will-power of each student to do their very best. We will celebrate the collective effort of every student! Thank you for supporting Prairie in such a positive way. As a sponsor, you can donate a set amount (flat donation) prior to the event. If you prefer to make a per lap donation, we ask that you wait to enter your donation until after the event. The student you are pledging will let you know after the event how many laps he/she completed so you may calculate the total amount to be donated. REMEMBER, Prairie PTO is a 501(3)c organization and any donation you make to the Prairie Stomp is tax-deductible. Donations can be made anytime beginning August 15, 2017 through October 13th, 2017. We cannot have a successful event without our amazing volunteers! You can sign up to help out on the day of the Stomp through the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45a5a62da0f94-2ndannual If you’re unable to volunteer, we still encourage you to stop by, watch and cheer on your student. Signs are welcome!

Prairie Elementary School

Waunakee, WI

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Heritage Hustle Fun Run

by: Lisa Byczek

What is the Heritage Hustle Fun Run? • A school wide event on Thursday, October 5 in which all students and staff participate. • A new approach to fundraising that avoids selling products and directs ALL profits back to the school. • Heritage PTO’s Fundraiser, where students are encouraged to get pledges and run laps to raise money What are the goals of the Heritage Hustle Fun Run? • To fund Heritage PTO programming, including assemblies, field trip opportunities, technology needs, birthday books, new playground equipment, and academic needs that might not otherwise be available. • To include the entire Heritage Elementary community in a fun and healthy "welcome back" activity. • To be successful enough to make this the only Heritage PTO fundraiser of the year. What about pledges? • Sponsors can donate an amount per lap or a set amount. If you choose to motivate your child with a per-lap donation, please manually calculate your pledge and enter your donation after the run is complete. • All donations are tax-deductible. • If your family prefers not to solicit pledges from family and friends, please consider making a donation to Heritage PTO. You are always welcome to complete the paper pledge form (rather than online) and send checks payable to WCSD. Incentives! * Classrooms that raise $500 in donations will earn a popcorn party * Classrooms that raise $1,000 in donations will earn an ice cream party * Classrooms that raise $1,500 will earn a classroom pizza party * If the school raises $15,000, we will send Mr. Carter on to the roof of the school for a day! * If the school raises $20,000, we will have a bounce house recess day!

Heritage Elementary School

Waunakee, WI

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Snuggle Up and Read

by: PAUL MILLER

Our goal is to provide a tie-blanket and a book for each first grader at Westside Elementary School in Sun Prairie. Westside is a community school that relies on help from its neighborhoods to help make a difference in the lives of several children that have families that may struggle from time to time. We’d like to remind and share with these first graders the joy found in reading; especially when snuggling into a comfy blanket. Each fifth grade homeroom will be making seven or eight tie blankets. This will allow each of the 97 first grade students at Westside to have his/her own blanket and at least one book. We will work in homerooms to make the blankets, but we need some help in purchasing material for the blankets. It costs about $15 to make one 4 x 6 tie-blanket as well as provide at least one book for each student. Thank you for your support of this worthwhile service project. Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee, WI

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Badger Honor Flight

by: CHRISTINE HETZEL

Waunakee Intermediate School is honored to present all of our families the opportunity to pay tribute to veterans while also having the opportunity to contribute to the Badger Honor Flight program. All funds raised will go toward the Badger Honor Flight program which has historically taken veterans from World War II, The Korean War, and now The Vietnam War to Washington D.C. to visit several sites including the memorials honoring the brave men and women that unselfishly served our country. Our veterans are deserving of our thanks and appreciation for their service to our country. We are excited to see how many veterans we can honor as well as how much we can donate to Badger Honor Flight. Please ask your Intermediate School student to decorate and write the veteran's name on a star for each veteran you would like honored to be displayed. Thank you for your donation!

Waunakee Intermediate School

Waunakee, WI