April 20, 2018
 Hartford Union High School District
Principal Dan Dobner named HUHS Educator of the Year

In today's Daily News:

HARTFORD - Early in life, Hartford Union High School Principal Dan Dobner never thought he would have a a career in education. Earlier this week the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grad was named HUHS Educator of the Year. It's funny how lives can move in different directions than expected.  Dobner said he was humbled when he learned he was to receive the award.  "It was a surprise for me - a wonderful surprise," he said.  Dobner said the best part of working at HUHS is watching students grow.  "We see the kids mature in their formative years - from a 14-yearold to an adult," Dobner said. "The transition that some kids make, given the circumstances some have in their every day lives, is amazing."  Dobner believes the biggest reward he receives from working at the school is talking to returning graduates that he's guided over the years and hears how he helped them with an issue - big or small. Dobner said the public doesn't know the stories behind students who succeed and have tough outside lives and difficult backgrounds.  "For some of those kids I know very well what they've had to deal with," Dobner said. "Probably the most rewarding thing is knowing those kids that had major challenges outside school and come here everyday, work hard and graduate. People don't know  the backstory."  HUHS Superintendent Attila Weninger said Dobner deserves the award.  "Dan has served HUHS for over 15 years, most of those as principal and this award represents his commitment  and dedication to the high  school," Weninger said.  Administrators and staff  believe the school is fortunate to have Dobner as principal.  "I always know he has my safety and, more importantly, the safety of the students and staff as his first priority," said HUHS Health Technician Laurell Scholz.  Click here to read the full article.

Hartford Union High School Principal Dan Dobner poses for a portrait in his office Thursday morning at the high school in Hartford. Dobner has been named the school's Educator of the Year.  John Ehlke/Daily News
Freshmen and Sophomores: will be taking the state-mandated ACT Aspire test on  May 2nd. Students are expected to report at  7:25 like a normal day. The ACT Aspire will be done on students' laptops. 


On Wednesday, May 2, our junior class will experience the event "Focus On Connections". The juniors will spend half of their day touring local businesses, and the other half simulating a  month of financial responsibilities of their future 27 year old self. This simulation represents a reality check in the time of life when they would be 10 years out of high school. The juniors chose a career, as well as how many children they will have. They take their given salary and work their way through "stations", set up in our field house, of life financial needs and choices, such as housing, transportation, insurance, utility/medical bills, recreation expenses, etc. To top off this great event, our Culinary III students prepare a delicious lunch for our community volunteers.  

Opposite our Focus on Connections event is the junior business tours. We are fortunate to have several different Hartford and West Bend businesses volunteer to host our students for the other half of their day. UW-Washington County & Moraine Park Technical College are also providing tours.  All juniors will be at the high school for their lunch and all will be back by 2:40 to ride the bus home. All tours will have HUHS staff accompanying the students at all times. While it is impossible to set up business tours for every career area that students are interested in, the local businesses will discuss all of the various career areas they offer as well as general employer expectations.  

It is an exciting day and a fantastic experience for the junior class!

Just a reminder that BOTH of these events are part of the Financial Literacy graduation requirement.

Do not need to report to school on May 2
Thank You from Culinary Arts
A great big "THANK YOU" to the staff of the Chandelier Ballroom for inviting our Culinary students to join them in their annual "Toasting and Tasting" event.  

12th Annual Trig Star Test
On March 21st, 26 students participated in our 12th Annual  Trig   Star  Test.   Trig   Star  in a national contest sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and locally sponsored by Matt O'Rourke of Landtech Surveying .  It challenges students with a practical application of trigonometry to find missing lengths and angles with the same precision used by land surveyors.  The test is a one hour test that uses right triangle trigonometry, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines and basic circle  formulas .  By participating, all students earned a certificate and are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the field of land surveying/civil engineering.  The top three local winners won a cash  prize  with the first place winner receiving a plaque.  This year's winner, junior Matt Becker , had a score of 95 out of 100 possible points.  Second place was Alex Byard , and third place was Jason Richards .  

This year's winner, junior Matt Becker

Second place was Alex Byard, Matt Becker, and third place Jason Richards.

From left to right:  Alex Byard (2nd), Matt Becker (winner), Jason Richards (3rd) Sponsor, Matt O'Rourke
French Trip
On March 23, 2018 nine French students and two teachers left to participate in the 10 day partnership-exchange program between HUHS and the Lycee Jean-Henri Fabre in Carpentras, Provence, France.  This is our 10th year participating in this partnership. The HUHS students were hosted by students at Fabre who will in turn be coming to stay in with families in the HUHS district in October 2018.  While in the south of France, the students attended classes with their French hosts, toured the city of Carpentras, visited the picturesque Gordes and ocre-tinted landscape around Roussillon and visited the Abbey of Senanque.  They also had the opportunity to visit Avignon and the Palace of the Popes, and Cassis for a boat ride on a turbulent Mediterranean Sea. The final stop was to France's second largest city - Marseille for a brief visit.  The week with their partners passed far too quickly and some awesome friendships were begun in the short week they spent together.
After the stay with their hosts, the group traveled to Paris to visit as many of the major landmarks as could be fit into three days.  We managed to visit: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Orsay museum, Notre Dame cathedral, Sainte Chapelle cathedral and Sacre Coeur basilica.  They also took in a boat ride on the Seine river, toured the catacombs under the city, visited the Opera Garnier (think Phantom of the Opera), visited the Arch of Triumph and the Champs-Elysees (main avenue), and the Concorde square.  There was also time to do a bit of shopping in France's most renowned department store the Galleries LaFayettes. Everyone made it home again very tired but with memories that will last a lifetime. 
Culinary Arts Soup Competition

On Wednesday , the kitchen made Cream of Potato Soup, a recipe developed by Joshua Janes, Isabella Weber, and Nathan Schuetzle of Mr. Schmidt's 8th hour Culinary Arts III class. The recipe was part of a challenge to modify a soup recipe to meet the nutrient standards of the school lunch program. Kitchen team members tasted 10 different soup recipes made by the students to select this year's winner.

Badger Boys State 

Congratulations to Jack Weber who will join three other HUHS Juniors at 2018 Badger Boys State.

Starting Friday, April 27th, students can try chef-made samples of new recipes in the cafeteria. HUHS's Foodservice  Department has started a campaign to give select menu items an upgrade by focusing on minimally processed, locally sourced, clean label ingredients. The Foodservice Department is partnering with chefs from Sustainable Kitchens, a Milwaukee based company who work with schools, hospitals, and other large kitchens to do more scratch cooking with locally sourced ingredients. Every Friday during resource hour, chefs will have a table with samples for students to try free of charge, as long as they to fill out a survey afterwards. If the samples are popular, the menu items will be served during regular lunch periods. The sample sessions will run through May.
Student Council April 18 Blood Drive

On April 18th, Student Council hosted their last blood drive of the year. Usually collecting over 120 units, the blood drives at HUHS are extremely important to the Blood Center to keep maintain their supply of blood for Southeastern Wisconsin.  For this last drive, Student Council and the Blood Center gave 4-pack Mount Olympus tickets.  Anyone person who attempted to donate or donated could enter this drawing.  Winner for this drawing were: Sarah Fagan, Joseph Kasperzak, Fitori Rrahmani, Phil Hoeschele, Eric Stoeckmann**, Sam Wannow, Abby Hamilton, David Boyd, Nic Hoefler, and Erika Jackett. 
Student Council also provided a chance to win a $200 scholarship for a successful blood donation.  Successful donors could name a HUHS graduate from 2018, 2017, or 2016 to be awarded this scholarship.  The winner of the drawing was Austin Gruszynski, class of 2018. Todd Gruszynski** donated blood on his behalf and entered Austin in the drawing.  
**Indicates Community Member
Thank you to all the donors!

Recognition at School Board Meeting
Numerous individuals were recognized at the School Board Meeting this past Monday. Congratulations to all of those pictured below!
Special Recognitions:

Educator of the Year - Dan Dobner, Troy Fassbender - School Police Liason Officer, Retiring,  Coaches VS Cancer - Top Contributor (Hartford/Slinger) 2017

Board Member Recognitions:

Board Members Dick Clement and Josh Schoemann in appreciation for their years of service.

Student Recognitions:

Marley Kreger - Wisconsin FBLA 2018-2019 State President, Richard Smith - I AM SPORT Finalist, 
Olivia Pusch - Kohl Excellence Scholarship, Skylar Garza - Kohl Initiative Scholarship
Olivia and Skylar - Kohl Scholarship, Annie Mularski - Finalist for Gymnast of the Year.

Day of Service Donations Needed

One of the Day of Service activities will be making Journey Bracelets for cancer patients.  If you have old beads or jewelry you no longer need, please consider donating them for this project, it would be greatly appreciated.
Hartford Square I is also looking for DVD movies for their seniors to enjoy.  Some of the students on the Day Of Service will organize these DVD movies and get them ready for the seniors to enjoy.

Please drop off your beads and/or donated DVD's at the Health Office located in Attendance or with the receptionist at the main entrance.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
APR 21 - Prom

APR 28 - State Solo & Ensemble

Focus On Connections

MAY Cabaret Night

MAY  5 - LOVE>hate 5K

MAY 12  - Senior Classic

MAY 21  - No School for Students - School Board Meeting

MAY 2 - Scholarship Evening

MAY  23 - Spring Band/Orchestra Concert

MAY  24 - Student Recognition & Day of Service

MAY  26  - Love For Logan Run/Walk

MAY  28 - Memorial Day - No School

MAY  29 & 30 - Spring Choral Concert at Schauer Center

MAY  31 - Musical Auditions
Court Introductions - All Are Welcome

Court Introduction is at  10:15 for the Prom Court.  All family and friends are welcome.  Doors open at  9:45 for spectators.  Cost to enter is $2.00.

Cap & Gown Pick Up 

Any remaining Cap & Gown orders may be picked up in the main office.
Rotary Students of the Month for April 
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for April are Hannah Goodchild and Alyssa Hoppe. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to  Hannah and Alyssa .

Hannah Goodchild

Alyssa Hoppe

Attention Seniors - Scholarship Night
Save the date:  Senior Scholarship Night will take place on TUESDAY MAY 22nd at 6:00 pm in Drama Lecture. 
If you have received any scholarships, please use the link below to complete the form so that we can recognize you at this event!  The form can be submitted multiple times if you received several scholarships.  If you have any questions, stop in Student Services or  please contact  kari.erickson@huhs.org
HUHS & Hartford Community Events and Fundraisers
City of Hartford Parks Survey
The City of Hartford is conducting a survey of park and recreational facilities in Hartford.  The purpose of the survey is to gather general feedback regarding the use and condition of existing parks and the desire for new park and recreational facilities.  Information from the survey will be used as part of the process to update the City's 5-Year Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Please consider forwarding the link below for the online survey to members of your organization.  A link to the survey is also available through the City of Hartford website. The survey will be available through  May 11, 2018. Online responses are preferred; however, hard copies of the survey are also available at the Recreation Center and the Library.  Please return completed surveys to the Recreation Center.
Survey Link:
Please save the date! A public meeting will be held  Tuesday May 8 from 5- 7 PM at the Recreation Center to obtain feedback on desired park and recreation improvements within the City.

Transition Fair - April 24

Parent Information Network - Upcoming Events

NAMI Depression Presentation - May 1
Cabaret Night - May 4

LOVE>hate 5K - May 5
Click  here  for details.
Washington County Clean Sweep
Saturday, May 5, 8:00am - 12noon
Click  here  for details.
Play 4 Cade - May 11,12,13
Click here for Sponsorship Information
Click here for the Baseball Tournament Information
Click here for the flyer with more information
Click here for t-shirt order form
HUHS Day of Service - May 24
Click here for more information and to read the letter that was sent out in our community.
Love 4 Logan - Logan's Laps for Love - Saturday, May 26
Click below to go to the facobook page.

Click here for sponsorship information!
Silver Lining 5K for Boys & Girls Club - June 3

Click  here  for more information
Gridiron Golf Outing
Click  here  for the registration form.

Support the HUHS Scholarship Foundation with Amazon Smile
Click  here  for details on how to set this up.
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
Hartford Chronicle

Click here to read the online version.
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application
Applications for free and reduced price meals are accepted at any time during the school-year. If your employment or household circumstances have changed and you believe you may qualify, please complete an  application at this time. If you have questions, contact  monica.glorioso@huhs.org or  (262) 670-3315.

Click here to view an income chart to see if you qualify

Click here for an application
Student Services
Spring sports deadline for WIAA PE Credit will be as listed below. Click here for the form.
  • Boys and Girls Track June 15, 2018
  • Boys Golf June 19, 2018
  • Girls Softball June 22, 2018
  • Boys Tennis June 22, 2018
  • Boys Baseball June 28, 2018
  • Girls Soccer June 30, 2018

Class of 2018 - Seniors may need to request an initial transcript from Parchment if they are applying to colleges.  

If a Parchment account has not been set up yet, please go to   www.huhs.org, where the link to Parchment is available by clicking on Transcripts at the bottom of the page.

Any transcript questions can be directed to the Student Services Office.

The Student Services office will provide one (1) free copy of your 7th semester transcript.  This transcript will have an official ink stamp seal so you can make as many copies as you need for scholarship applications.  If you lose your free copy, there will be a $5 charge for any additional copies requested.

Please stop in the Student Services office to sign up.  Please allow 1-2 days for your transcript to be ready for pick up.
UW Campus Regional Placement Testing

Senior students who have been admitted to a UW campus are invited to participate in Regional Placement Testing. As a result of taking the tests, students find out their appropriate level of math, English, and foreign language to begin in college.
Students can register online for Regional Placement Testing, beginning February 1. The benefit of Regional Placement Testing is that students can take the test close to where they live, and they don't need to travel to the campus that they'd like to attend. Also, students need register for only one placement test even if they have been admitted to different UW campuses, or if they change their mind about which UW campus to attend. All UW campuses have access to each student's scores.

Early College Credit Program (ECCP)

The 2017-19 State of Wisconsin Biennial Budget included new language regarding high school students who take courses for college credit. The budget combines the Course Options and Youth Options programs into a single new program called the Early College Credit Program (ECCP).
High school students at public and private high schools may be permitted to enroll in a UW System institution, or an alternative private, non-profit institution of higher education to take courses to earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both. Course costs are shared among the school district/private school and the state (and in some cases, the student's family). 
Students in grades  9-12 may be eligible to take courses during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students may submit their completed forms to school officials by  March 1 for summer/fall semester - or  October 1for spring semester.
For more information, contact your child's counselor.

ACT TESTING - 2017-18

All students considering a two or four-year college experience are reminded to take the ACT test during their junior year.  Students can register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org. When registering, students will need the HUHS school code, which is 500-850.   Please remember to check the website to see if the college(s) your son or daughter is considering requires or recommends the ACT writing test.   The test fee for the ACT is $46.00 and the ACT with writing is $62.50.   If you feel you cannot afford the test fee, please ask your child's counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver. 
HUHS is an ACT test center for all testing dates (except February 10).  The test dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:
June 9, 2018                                     July 14, 2018
Athletics and Activities
 2018 Boys Golf Preview

Coach: Darin Key (first season)

Returning letterwinners: None 

Newcomers: Noah Jacobi, Colton Nerby, Kolton Janz, John Cleary, Nico Murgas Bennett, Mitchell Regan, Michael Regan, Ethan Lipske

Quotable: "We are excited for the  opportunities every player has at every level. The seniors - Jacobi, Nerby, Cleary and the Regans - have awaited for their chance to lead the team. Our sophomore and junior classes are large and making progress with each swing."  - coach Key    
College Recruiting Presentation

  Click here for more information
Athletic Department Scholarships
Each school year, the HUHS Athletic Department will present four $500 scholarships to
graduating seniors. The Scholarship panel will select two athletes (one male and one female) for both the HUHS Athletic Leadership Scholarship and the HUHS Athletic Scholarship.

All applications are due to the Co-Curricular office by  3:00 p.m. on  Monday, April 24. Finalists
will be notified by email and will interview with the HUHS Athletic Scholarship Panel on
Wednesday, April 26.

Sideline Store Sale

Go to: www.sidelinestores.com to place an order

Booster Club Updates
Booster Club in need of President and Secretary

Our next Booster Club Meeting will be  Wednesday April 18th at 7:00 Pm in room 103.  A few agenda items we will be discussing are Nominations for President and Secretary.  If you are interested in serving a 2 year term, or know someone who might be interested we would love to have you at the meeting.  Below you will find a description of the duties for president and secretary.  

President Duties: The president shall be the chief executive officer of the club and shall preside at all meetings of the club.

Secretary: The secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the organization, conduct correspondence for the club, keep an updated membership list, and other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in learning more about the Booster Club please contact one of the Board Members- Janel Stephans,  7stephans@gmail.com, Kelly Morey,  kmorey@mcw.edu,  Monica Braun, tbraunx4@att.net, or Tom Werner.
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Girls Golf Coach
Head Competitive Dance Coach
Boys JV2 Soccer Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
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