The annual German celebration, Wauktoberfest, is held every September in Waunakee where 100% of proceeds goes back into the community and is 100% volunteer ran. The board decided with all the limitation to crowd size to cancel Wauktoberfest 2020.
We don't want to miss it either! This is a "best of" fest pack to enjoy at home! Click here to see all the amazing items included in the 2020 Wauktoberfest To Go Pack! Packs are available to purchase online at wauktoberfest.com until August 17th for pickup on September 10th. Pickup time & date will be sent by e-mail confirmation upon ordering.
You are helping local clubs & businesses while experiencing a fun weekend at home. The items were purchased from the local businesses to help them out and any proceeds will go to the clubs that have helped Wauktoberfest over the years. Must be at least 21 to purchase. ID will be required at pickup. More details at wauktoberfest.com and Wauktoberfest Facebook page
Wauktoberfest 2021 is officially booked for September 17-19th.
Waunakee Community Magazine Is Released
The 16th edition of the fifth grade Waunakee Community Magazine was released on June 3, (Spring 2020) and it's doubled in size. Jacqueline Wells and Ali Reimers fifth grade classes at the Intermediate School under the instruction and guidance of photographer Roger Hamilton combined to put 45 individuals that either work or live in Waunakee in the project. Alyssa Paape captured American Legion Historian Phil Knudsvig to win the cover. Brett Keene and staff at Suttle-Straus, Inc. published the project.
Copies are available at the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce, MNM's Coffehouse, American Legion Post #360 and soon to be at the Waunakee Public Libarary.
WAUNAKEE PUBLIC WORKS IMPROVEMENT UPDATES
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 FaceBook 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Connection
Celebrates 13 years in Waunakee!
We invite you to visit the site and learn more.
Volunteers are the heart of Neighborhood Connection and make our programs and services possible and successful. We strive to provide meaningful opportunities for community members to connect with each other and with those in need to make Waunakee a place where everyone is valued and can thrive.
Waunakee Police Department...LOCK CAR DOORS AND CLOSE GARAGE DOORS
Communities in Dane County continue to experience high numbers 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.
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.
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
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:
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
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 Kylie West, Assistant Village Administrator at email@example.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.
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