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Project Graduation 2018

by: Barbara Salverson

Project Graduation is the culminating celebration hosted by parents and the community for the Waunakee High School graduating class. Studies have shown that the highest number of teen drunk driving fatalities occurs on graduation nights. Project Graduation is the alternative to keep our kids safe. Graduation is a time of celebration, high hopes, lasting memories and is fast approaching! Project Graduation is an ALL NIGHT, SUBSTANCE FREE Party for WHS Seniors held at the high school following the graduation ceremony. Project Graduation boasts a variety of activities and entertainment including a DJ, games, a music venue, crafts, and much more. In addition, food is served and prizes are awarded throughout the night. As always, adult volunteers will chaperone. We hope you will demonstrate your support of this event by making a tax deductible financial contribution. We are grateful that the Waunakee community and surrounding area businesses have traditionally endorsed our efforts to provide a safe environment in which seniors can celebrage graduation night together. Thank you in advance for helping to continue this endeavor!!

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Rube Goldberg National Competition

by: TAMMY RADEMACHER

Physics II students at Waunakee Community High School have advanced to Nationals for the 2018 Rube Goldberg competition for the first time in Waunakee’s history. The national competition is located in Chicago, April 20-22. Rube Goldberg Machines incorporate elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), with Art and design thrown into the mix (STEAM). Rube Goldberg Machines create overly complicated solutions to simple, everyday tasks. They tell a story and, most important of all – they make you LAUGH. Help enrich our students STEAM exposure and consider becoming a sponsor for Waunakee High School’s 2018 Rube Goldberg team.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI

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Build On Tradition

by: Janice Ross

The Homerun Club is starting a Capital Campaign to fund much needed improvements to the Varsity and Junior Varsity baseball fields at the High School with the goal of bettering the overall experience for the players, coaches and fans. Our goal is to raise $225,000 for all of the improvements, which would be completed in two phases: Phase 1: Completed in 2018, Budgeted at $85,000. *DUGOUTS-The existing Varsity field dugouts are far too small for a typical roster size and coaching staff at the Varsity Level. The JV field currently doesn't have any dugouts, therefore the JV players and coaches are left out in the open during bad weather events. *PROTECTIVE FENCE CAPS- Currently both fields have protective fence caps installed along the top of the outfield fences. Additional protective fence caps need to be added along the top of the foul line fencing to help prevent injury to a player reaching over to make a catch. Phase 2: Completed during Fall 2018 -Winter 2019, Budgeted at $140,000. *JV FIELD BATTING CAGE- The JV field has no batting cage which limits the JV coaching staffs ability to conduct high quality practices and provide good pregame warm-up. *JV FIELD BULLPENS - There are no bullpens on the JV field which requires pitchers to warm up without a pitching mound in foul territory during games. The new bullpens will improve the in-game experience and safety of our players, they will also improve the quality of practices and pregame warm-ups. *VARSITY FIELD BATTER'S EYE SCREENING - There is no batter's eye background on the varsity field, therefore the background for a hitter above the outfield fence is the High School building, which is lighter in color making it more difficult for a hitter to see the baseball. *JV FIELD OUTFIELD FENCE REINFORCING AND WIND SCREEN - The JV field does not have a wind screen because the outfield fencing isn't strong enough to withstand strong winds if a windscreen is installed. *NEW CONCESSIONS AREA IN THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE PRESS BOX - Currently concessions are organized and served just adjacent to the press box using portable tables. The indoor area would greatly improve the ability of volunteers to organize and serve concessions especially during bad weather. *NEW SCOREBOARDS FOR BOTH THE VARSITY AND JV FIELDS - The existing scoreboards provide minimal information for players, coaches and fans. *VARSITY FIELD UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM - The existing sound system is dated and somewhat difficult to hear and understand. In addition to the in-season games, the tournaments and games hosted by The Homerun Club throughout the spring and summer seasons bring hundreds of out of town guests into Waunakee. While at the games, these people shop and eat at the local businesses and become familiar with our community. The Homerun Club is excited to share multiple opportunities for you to help with our Capital Campaign. We hope to raise approximately $110,000. through our Pennant Program; approximately $30,000. through Scoreboard advertising; and the remaining $85,000. through personal donations. Each of these opportunities will allow community members and businesses to show your support for the Waunakee baseball team, High School athletics, and to the continued growth and positive development of our Village. The Homerun Club thanks you in advance for your generosity and dedication to our great community and it's continued efforts to Build On Tradition.

Waunakee Community School District

Waunakee, WI

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Take a Vet Fishing

by: Barbara Salverson

The Waunakee High School Fishing Club will be conducting a fund-raiser to help with the "Take A Vet Fishing" event on Lake Waubesa in June 2018. In addition to donating on-line through the Classmunity website, the Club wants as many people as possible to come to the Waun-A-Bowl on April 14th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and take advantage of the 50/50 Raffle, Bucket Raffles, Meat Raffle, $2.00 bowling, (includes shoes), and some food/drink specials. Bring the KIDS!! Please become involved and help these kids "Give Back" to a great organization by donating online AND attending the event at the Waun-A-Bowl on April 14th, 2018.

Waunakee Community High School

Waunakee, WI