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  • We are thrilled that we can celebrate the class of 2020 by lining the streets of The Village of Waunakee with senior photos staring in early June. The class of 2020 is limited on what they can do together as to celebrate. They have not been together since March, the senior photo flags will give them and our community the opportunity to see our brilliant Seniors faces!

    If you have questions, please email kee2020flags@gmail.com  If any seniors need a photo taken please email us as well.   
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  • Please see the information on the 4K enrollment page and complete the online form.

    Welcome to the home page of the Waunakee Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) program. The Waunakee Community School District has a history of excellent programs for students, and continue this tradition by offering an enriching experience for our youngest learners through Waunakee 4K.

    The Waunakee Community School District works collaboratively with local child-care providers and preschools to offer 4K: Adventures in Learning, Brilliant Beginnings, Inspire Early Childhood, La Petite Academy, Leap Academy, Mary Lake Montessori, Moppet, Peace Preschool and Saint John Preschool. Each site has a highly qualified, DPI-certified teacher who receives professional development and curriculum resources from the district.


     

  • #InItTogether winners were randomly drawn to win one of 3 - $100 WaunaBUCKS to be used at ANY Waunakee businesses. You will be contacted by Ellen Schaaf of the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce.

    And the Winners are:
    1) Loree Lamberty
    2) Nickie Stangel
    3) Brittany Hoffman


    RALLY AROUND WAUNAKEE
    Rally Around Waunakee had its final distribution on May 18. If you would like to share a Thank You or a testimonial on how these funds have impacted your business, please send it to ellen@waunakeechamber.com. We are proud to be part of this caring and compassionate community that support each other at all times

    WATCH CHANNEL 27 NEWS BROADCAST HERE (4/15/2020)     
    Team #rallyaroundwaunakee
    One Team One Cause Our Community Our Businesses!!
       

  • "Illuminating A Path” 

    The last section of the “Illuminating A Path” sculpture by Michael Kalish has been completed in front of Waunakee High School. This portion of the sculpture is on the southwest corner of the sculpture plaza and features the names of all donors, businesses and supporting groups that helped make this sculpture a reality.

    The main sculpture was dedicated last spring. The sculpture’s theme is to celebrate teachers, staff and education excellence of all public and private schools within the Waunakee Community School district. We feel that Michael Kalish has captured the essence of this community through his design and collaboration with students, staff, and community members.  The quotes that are featured on the bindings of the books highlight this community’s dedication to our history, our goals, our dedication to education and our community.

    Waunakee Area Public Arts Committee 

                            


     

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    Create Waunakee #SaferAtHome Entertainment Break! We will be featuring live entertainment from our talented and creative community members. 

    We will also accept community “shout-outs” to share during the performance (think birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). Send us an email to administrator@waunakee.com and we’ll consider incorporating the shout-out if time permits.

    If you are a local “creative” and interested in showing off your talents for one of these live Facebook events, please contact us at administrator@waunakee.com or (608) 850-2182 to get scheduled!

    “Create Waunakee” is a celebration of the innovators, creators, and artists that live and work in our Village. It’s mission is to inspire, connect, and unite current and future community members in showcasing and building upon what makes Waunakee a unique and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Follow the FB page to say up-to-date on all creative things Waunakee!

    For more information on Create Waunakee and its mission, please visit www.createwaunakee.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/createwaunakee. To submit an application to volunteer for the Create Waunakee Committee, please visit http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer where you can submit an online application or print a paper copy to fill out. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at (608) 850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

     


     

  • Creative Wall at the Hall with Kindermusik® Musical Pathways Foundation

    Do you know a child that may enjoy and benefit from music? How would you like to learn more about this program? Do you want to support the local initiative promoting creativity and innovation in Waunakee? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please make plans to stop in at the Village Hall to learn more!

    Kindermusik® is a developmental music program which through joyful music-making between the parent, child and teacher seeks to promote cognitive, physical, language, social, emotional and musical development in young children. Each class, geared toward your child’s developmental stage, is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik® teacher who is passionate about transforming the lives of children through musical learning."

    Waunakee Village Hall
    500 W Main Street
    During Regular Business Hours
    frontdesk@waunakee.com


     

  • Over the past year, a committee of volunteers has been working with the Waunakee School Board and the Waunakee School District to develop a revitalization plan for the Waunakee High School Soccer Stadium.  The campaign that has emerged is called “One Community, One Goal.”  The plan calls for replacing the current grass surface with artificial turf and building a new team center that would house changing/locker rooms, bathrooms, medical treatment facilities and provide weather protection.  Recently, the Waunakee School Board approved moving forward with the design phase for the project and today we are excited to introduce you to sponsorship opportunities for One Community, One Goal Capital Campaign.   READ MORE  

                  


     

  • Waunakee Neighborhood Celebrating 13 years in Waunakee!
    We're celebrating our anniversary with a new logo, tagline, and website! On February 14, 2020, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection turns 13 and is celebrating by introducing an updated logo and tagline, and launching a new website at www.waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org. We invite you to visit the site and learn more about these exciting changes!

    We'd like to give a shout out to Brett Keene and Grant Webster at Suttle-Straus for their leadership on the logo development, Chris Drake for website design, Theresa Werner for content editing, and Richard Keiser for technical support.

     

     

     

     

     

    Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Needs Volunteers
    Waunakee Neighborhood Connection will be hosting several volunteer informational sessions to learn about current opportunities to make a positive difference. In our ever-changing culture, we all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to feel connected. It is time to reconnect with one another, to lend a helping hand, and focus on what connects us, not what divides us.

    At Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, our mission is to engage neighbors to support and empower one another. Our free store allows neighbors to shop for items to offset other household costs, our seasonal programs provide holiday support and school supplies, and our other programs provide an opportunity for families to feel empowered and overcome challenges that they are facing.

    All of these programs are powered by volunteerism and provide ways for adults, students, and families to participate in meaningful volunteerism. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is the place to enhance your journey of being connected, reducing stress, meeting new people, learning new skills, and changing lives. Everyone has value and a purpose here. 

    Click the link below for more details:
    Volunteer


     

  • Waunakee Police Department...LOCK CAR DOORS AND CLOSE GARAGE DOORS

    Almost every community in Dane County is experiencing a high number of thefts from vehicles, burglaries to residences and stolen autos. Almost all of these incidents are the result of unlocked cars and/or open garage doors. Multiple people have been arrested in Waunakee and other Dane County communities, but it has not slowed crime. 3 vehicles were stolen in Waunakee in August. Two vehicles were taken from the same residence. The vehicles had been parked unlocked in the driveway. The garage door opener was used to gain access to the house and the thieves retrieved the keys and stole laptops. One vehicle was later used in burglaries/thefts in Mount Horeb until the suspects were interrupted while in the process of burglarizing a home. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle and were later pursued by Verona Police for a short distance before the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Madison. The other stolen vehicle has not been recovered at this point. The third stolen vehicle had been parked on the lawn of a home unlocked and with the keys inside. That vehicle was used in multiple burglaries in Westport and Jefferson County. The vehicle was recovered and the suspect, a 22 year old male with a lengthy criminal history, is in custody facing multiple charges.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
    1. Lock car doors of vehicles parked in the driveway or on the street
    2. Keep your garage door closed when not outside, and especially after dark
    3. Lock the walk in door from your garage to your house overnight
    4. If you see your neighbor’s garage door open after dark, please call, text or stop and tell your neighbor their garage door is open. It only takes a thief a minute to go through your unlocked car. 


     

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    The Waunakee Community School District has made a financial commitment to start a Student Financial Assistance Fund that can support families in need. The district is committed to ensuring that all students and families can participate in their school community regardless of a family’s ability to pay. A district-wide committee, including representatives from the Board of Education, administrators, staff, and students, has been created to establish guidelines for this initiative. They are seeking the community’s help in raising the necessary funds. The goal is to raise $25,000. 

    Donations will be used to fund need-based scholarships for things such as field trips, memory books, and other district-sponsored activities that require fees. Your donation can help create a positive, inclusive environment in all of our schools. Donate 


     

  • Animal Licensing

    It's that time of year again to license your pets. Licensing your animals is easy and can be completed from the comforts of your own home! Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis. A license is required for all dogs and cats over 5 months of age. For more information, view Wisconsin Statues 174.05 and 174.42 and the Village Code of Ordinances Chapter 14. All licenses issued after March 31 will be assessed a $5 per license late fee, so don't wait! To register your pets online please click on the link below:

    PetData

    You can call PetData at 1-855-312-9070. License(s) will be mailed within 10 business days of PetData's receipt of payment and documentation.


     

  • New Metering Technology Provides Significant Customer Benefits

    Waunakee Utilities is continuing with a project to install a new metering system, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).  When fully deployed, customers will have the ability to monitor electric and water usage from a computer or smart phone which can help manage electrical usage during peak hours. 

    The process to convert has started. The electrical portion will be completed during 2020 while the water portion is projected to be finished by December 31, 2021. Read More

     


     

     

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    MyWaunakee Mobile Application

    Connecting to the Village of Waunakee continues to be convenient since the 2017 rollout of the Village of Waunakee Mobile App (MyWaunakee). Currently available in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, information like news alerts, job postings, Village Board information, and events and meetings are now at your fingertips. The application, designed to make connecting to your local government more seamless, allows users the unique ability to report a concern (ex. street light out), attach relevant photos along with map location, and connect to the appropriate staff to easily address concerns. 

    To download the MyWaunakee app, follow the links below or simply search for “MyWaunakee” in either the Apple Store or Google Play Store. 

    Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1193793661&mt=8

    Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.civicplus.wi_waunakee2

    For more information about the mobile application, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com or by phone at 608-850-2182. If you would like to watch a quick demonstration of the application please visit the Village’s YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/WzqD1j0fV7A.

     

  • Waunakee Ranked Among Safest Communities

    Waunakee was recently named the second Safest City in Wisconsin for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For the full article and more information on the study, click the link below.

    Safest Cities


     

  • EZ-TAB Public Service Announcement

    Registration Technology Inc. (RTI) is an authorized partner of the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and is pleased to announce that EZ-TAB is now available at two locations in Waunakee.

    EZ-TAB is an easy to use self-service kiosk that will renew your Wisconsin license plate, dispense your vehicle’s registration and license plate sticker (tag/tab), all in real time with the WI DMV. EZ-TAB gives you everything you need instantly. EZ-TAB is paid for and provided by RTI at $0 cost to the DMV or the State of Wisconsin.
    Please support EZ-TAB at the following locations:
    Wipperfurth's Piggly Wiggly at 205 N. Holiday Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
    Walgreens at 401 W. Main St., Waunakee, WI 53597

    Click the link below for more details: EZ-TAB