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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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2017 Prairie School Canned Food Drive

by: BRIT DOTY

Prairie Elementary School's Annual Canned Food Drive for the Waunakee Food Pantry will take place from October 3 - 20, 2017. Students may bring in canned and boxed food along with household items and place them in their classroom collection box or the boxes located in the main hallway. Monetary donations can be made through the Classmunity website or dropped off in the collection jar located in the main hallway.

Prairie Elementary School

Waunakee, WI

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Bucky Book Sales

by: SANDRA MEINHOLZ

Bucky Books support local communities by donating money from the sale of each book back to the organization. Bucky Book is operated by Select Enterprises and have been working with Waunakee DECA for over 22 years. Students that choose to sell Bucky Books do so at their own free will and all the profits go back to Waunakee DECA to support student travel for competition as well as offset costs for events. Check out the website at https://www.buckybook.com/ Want to purchase a book? Contact Sandra Meinholz at smeinholz@waunakee.k12.wi.us. Books are $35 and save you hundreds around the Madison area and surrounding communities.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Waunakee Music Boosters Fruit Sale

by: JAMES SERCOMBE

The Waunakee Music Boosters Fall Fruit Sale will be taking place from Monday, October 16th through Wednesday, November 1st. All music students grades 7-12 will be given information about the sale in their music class. The pick-up for any fruit will be at Bethel Circle on Friday, December 8th from 3:30-7 or Saturday, December 9th from 8:00-10:30. Student order forms must be turned in to the music teachers with cash or check. If you would like to make a donation to the campaign rather than purchase any products, donations will be accepted through the Classmunity website until Friday, November 17th. If you would like a mail order form to place an order, please visit our Music Boosters page at https://sites.google.com/waunakee.k12.wi.us/waunakeemusicboosters/fruit-sale

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 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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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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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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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