April 7, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
April Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for April are Cora Meinberg and Tasha Rusch. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Cora Meinberg
Tasha Rusch

Class of 2017 - Important dates
Senior Speeches due April 18:
Seniors, if you are interested in giving a speech at the 2017 HUHS Graduation Ceremony, please submit a 3-4 minute speech (rough draft) to the Front Lobby Receptionist (Ms. Feutz.) The speeches will be reviewed by the Administration and you will be notified if your speech was selected to be presented at the graduation ceremony.

Cap & Gown Distribution April 18:
Jostens will be distributing the Graduation Cap & Gown orders during the lunch periods (10:45AM - 12:15 PM). Please bring balance owed (if applicable). If you are unable to pick the order at this time, the orders will be at the front entrance receptionist area.

Childhood Photo for Graduation Video due May 1:
For the Class of 2017 Graduation, we are collecting childhood photos of seniors for a pre-graduation ceremony video. Please submit a childhood (5 yrs. or younger) photo or digital file (.jpg or .tif) to: info@huhs.org or mail a non-returnable photo to: Hartford Union High School, Attn: Receptionist, 805 Cedar Street, Hartford, WI 53027
VBC and Concert Choir New York Trip
Sixty-two students traveled to New York City over spring break on the triannual HUHS Choral Trip. Members of the HUHS Concert Choir and Voces bel canto performed at The Church of the Heavenly Rest and The Church of St. Paul the Apostle.  They also toured Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and took a bus tour around Manhattan.  Students also went to 3 or 4 Broadway Shows and participated in various excursions planned by the 14 wonderful chaperones.  It was a memorable trip, but it's good to be home.

2017 Prom Court
Congratulations to our 2017 Prom Court:
Pictured from left to right: Sheridan Schmitt and George Trawitzki, Andrea O'Bryon and Dion Miszewski, Mandy Loga and Richard Smith, Carley Hlava and Garrett Thomas, Abby Hamilton and Ethan Hanisko, Hannah Goodchild and Myles Zimdars, Sadie Driscoll and Caden Benson, and Adriana Andrews and Josh Much
Prom will be on April 22 from 8 pm to 12 am at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford. Tickets are on sale April 5 through April 15 for $30 each during lunch and flex.
WSMA State Honors Selections
The HUHS Music Department is proud to announce the following students were selected by audition for the WSMA State Honors Ensembles.  These students were selected from over 3,000 students that auditioned throughout Wisconsin last February.  They will go to a music camp this summer to rehearse their repertoire and perform next October at the Overture Center in Madison to packed houses during the WMEA (Wisconsin Music Educators Association) Conference.  Congratulations to:

Haley Henke - Mixed Choir
Victor Herro - Orchestra/Alternate
Madeline Hoxworth - Mixed Choir
Joseph Huber - Mixed Choir
Ella Justman - Orchestra
Jacob Loosen - Mixed Choir
Hannah Schmitt - Treble Choir
Sadie Stelter - Mixed Choir 

UWWC Festival of Arts
The UWWC Art Festival will take place this  Saturday April 8th. HUHS will have fourteen of our art student's work on display. Congratulations to the following students who won awards for their work:
Alexandra Behmke won 3rd place for painting, 
Hannah Schmitt got honorable mention for painting, 
Heather Griesmer won 2nd place for drawing, and 
Daniellle Kilthau won 3rd place for drawing, 

Click here to read the press release and find out more about the festival.   http://washington.uwc.edu/campus/news/releases/festival-arts-student-contest-winners

Semifinalists in National Writing Competition
A big congratulations needs to go out freshmen Annika Csizmadia, Sarah Jocham, and Alexis Puffer!  These three cohort students have been named semifinalists for the national Letters About Literature writing competition.  They were brought up in front of the cohort students to find out about this honor, and their reactions are priceless.
Letters About Literature is a Library of Congress National Reading-Writing Promotion Program for students in grades 4-12.  Each student read a novel and wrote a letter to its author about how the book affected them personally.
Annika - Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Sarah - The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Alexis - River Secrets by Shannon Hale

Senior Seminar Drama -  Great World Texts at UW-Madison 
On Monday students from Senior Seminar: Drama classes attended the Great World Texts program at UW-Madison where the presented their "The Tempest" projects, met other students from around the state, and were given the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker, Margaret Atwood.

Students Participate in Performance
On Monday, April 3rd, students in the English department were invited to watch and participate in Ron Scott Fry's To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now performance.  Mr. Fry helped introduce students to the history and culture of Elizabethan England while touching on many of Shakespeare's plays, including Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest.  During this interactive performance, he persuaded several students to come up on stage as he engaged and humored the audience. 

FBLA State Leadership Conference
On April 3 and 4, 17 FBLA members successfully represented HUHS at the State Leadership Conference in Appleton, WI.  Students who attended the State Conference had the opportunity to network with FBLA members from across the state, participate in workshops and tour businesses including the Timer Rattlers Stadium and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.  In addition to these opportunities, students also competed in various business, marketing and information technology related competitive events.  Congratulations to Thomas Kellicut, who placed 4th in Accounting I, qualifying him to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA this June!  Honorable mentions go to Nate Seibold, who placed 6th overall in the category of Business Law.

Thomas will be joined in Anaheim by our newly inducted 2017-18 Region VI Vice President, Marley Kreger!  Congratulations to all our competitors and thanks for a great conference!

AP Pacesetter School!
HUHS has been named as a Level III AP Pacesetter school for the 2016 test results. What this means is that we have over 10% of our student body taking the tests and of that population, 60% or more have scored a 3 or above, a 3 is considered "passing". Of the 424 schools that were data-mined in 2015-16, 92 schools in Wisconsin were identified as a Level III AP Pacesetter school. Congratulations, AP Teachers and Students for all of your hard work!

Spring Sale

LOVE>hate walk/run
The 2nd Annual LOVE>hate 5K Run/Walk will be held  Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Staff - Let's see how many staff can sign up to show our support for this worthy cause.  

Registration forms can be found in the Main Office. Click  here to register online
In This Issue
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District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
APRIL 7 and 8  
Talent Show

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Board of Education Meeting

State Solo & Ensemble

Focus On Connections - Juniors
Aspire Testing - Freshmen & Sophomores

Cabaret Night

LOVE>hate 5K Run/Walk

MAY 10
Student Council Blood Drive

MAY 17 
Early Release

MAY 22 
Board of Education Meeting

MAY 24
Spring Band/Orchestra Concert

MAY 26 
Student Recognition Program

MAY  29
Memorial Day - No School

MAY 30 & 31
Spring Choral Concert

Wednesday - May 3, 2017 - Unique School Day
Please note, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the following schedule changes:

Freshmen & Sophomores - School All Day - Aspire Testing
Juniors - School All Day - Focus on Connections & Tours
Seniors - NO School All Day

More details coming soon!!!

Focus On Connections

This year Hartford Union High School is once again seeking the assistance of local businesses and community members to continue the unique learning experience with our Focus on Connections event.  This event is required for all juniors to attend to simulate a month of financial responsibilities of their 27 year old self.  Our event is scheduled for May 3, 2017.
As a volunteer, you will play a key part in assisting our students with paying their monthly bills, and choosing appropriate entertainment based on their salary and budget.  If you, or someone you know, are interested in helping out please reply to Beth Hermann at 262-670-3200 ext. 208 or via email at beth.hermann@huhs.org
The date for this year's event is Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  The scheduled times for the event is 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  However, you should plan to arrive between 7:00 AM - 7:15 AM to check in at our Volunteer station.  If you cannot commit to a full day, that's fine.  We do offer a Shift A (7:00 AM - 10:30 AM) and Shift B (11:00 AM - 2:30 PM).  This information will be included in the follow up materials.

District Decision and Appeals Process
Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community,
The District Administration has developed a District Decision and Appeals Process that we believe will help all of us strengthen our communication, and help students, staff, parents, and community navigate the District's system more easily.  The process was initially developed by your District Leadership Team, and then reviewed and endorsed by the Board of Education.  The District Leadership Team will continue to update the Process periodically.   A few, brief notes about the Process are in order.
  • Attached, you will find the Purposes and Guide for the Process.
  • Next, you will find the District Decision and Appeals Process.  The far left column, Areas, lists the items about which you may need to make a contact.  The remaining columns (Initial Contact, First Level Appeal, etc.) are the people you should contact - in order from left to right - to help you.  Please follow the order given.
  • The last page is the list of Descriptors/Definitions which define the terms used in the Areas (far left) column of the Process.  That should help, too.
Please let us know your thoughts and suggestions about how to improve the Process.  You should communicate with your Principal, Dan Dobner, or you may contact me directly...
Thank you for the support of our students and staff. 
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Superintendent

NAMI - Washington County

Health Minute
Amazon Smile
The HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. provides scholarships to graduating seniors from HUHS who apply on line their senior year through the counseling department web site, generally right after the 1st of January each year.  The number of scholarships vary annually generally there are over 40 scholarships ranging in value from $700 - $2,000 to selected students.  The scholarship process is handled through HUHS and rating of scholarships and selection is handled through the Board of Directors of the foundation.

Our scholarship foundation has a registered account with AmazonSmile as a 503(c)(3) organization any purchases you make after selecting "HUHS Scholarship Foundation" as your charity of choice will receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile.  

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile ( smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. 

Thank you for supporting HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. and our deserving students!
Associate School Looking for Help
UPDATE!!! Central Middle School is participating in the Pack'er Up Donation Challenge. Special Education Teacher Sue Gebben is having her students collect, count and prepare items for donation to Goodwill in the hopes of winning the challenge and having Packer Great Donald Driver come to their school.  As of yesterday, they were at 45,000 plus items!!!  Every little bit will help in these last weeks of the collection.  Please, If you have any items for donation, please consider dropping it off at Central (1100 Cedar Street).   Items can be dropped off any time during the day, or the first  Saturday of the month from  9am - 11am. If you have any questions you may contact  Sue Gebben .  
Click   here to learn more about this fun challenge.
Collection will continue through the month of April.

Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website

BOOK SALE AT The Jack Russell Memorial Library

The Jack Russell Memorial Library is having their semi-annual book sale.

The dates are as follows:
Friday, April 7 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, April 8 9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday  "book rules" are .25 cents per inch of books. 

Pizza for Programs

mini-pizza-spatula.jpgPapa Murphy's Pizza

Monday, April 10, 2017

Papa Murphy's will donate $2 for every large pizza sold that night. Proceeds will be used for the both the summer children's programs and the adult literacy program.
Please consider supporting the Friends of the Library by attending the book sale and/or donating books;(donations are accepted any time the library is open).
2017 Yearbook 

If you still need to purchase a yearbook for this year, please visit the Jostens website, and our school webpage to purchase the book this year. You can access the HUHS site, by clicking here .
Cabaret Night - Save the Date!

Student Services
ACT Testing
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 $42.50 and the ACT with writing is $58.50.   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. The test dates for the 2016-2017 school year are:  
April 8, 2017                                     
June 10, 2017
Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 28 (no cost to the student on February 28).  When considering whether or not to sign up to take the April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test based upon February results.
Transition and Resource Fair - SAVE THE DATE!

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Boys Baseball Wins Conference Opener
In Hartford Union's first baseball game of the season, coach Eric Vanden Acker saw his team was a little hesitant on the diamond.  That wasn't the case in the Orioles' Wisconsin Little Ten Conference opener Thursdayagainst rival Slinger.  "The biggest thing about Saturday was that we were being tentative," Vanden Acker said. "It was a big difference today."  Hartford Union was aggressive all game, which led to an 8-5 victory - its first of the season, after a 4-2 loss to Hortonville on Saturday Both teams went scoreless in the first inning Thursday. After a 1-2-3 top of the second by the Owls (0-1, 0-1 WLT), the home team exploded for four runs in the bottom half.  Myles Zimdars began with a double for Hartford (1-1, 1-0 WLT) and Brandon Teske followed with a walk. Zimdars stole third in the at-bat.  Cody Guetzke drove in Zimdars with a sacrifice fly to center field.  "It was important for us, after Saturdaywhere we were down 4-0, to get on top early," Vanden Acker said. "We knew this was Slinger's first game  and we wanted to put them at the disadvantage. We wanted to play ahead the entire game."
Click  here  to read the full article.

Girls Soccer - Hartford Union Earns First Win of Season
On a muddy field, goals don't always come easy in a soccer game.   Hartford Union made it look easy, though, against Appleton East on Tuesday. T he Orioles scored in the first 15 seconds and went on to win the nonconference  game,  2-0.  "We talk a lot about, from the opening kickoff, going to play offense right away," Hartford Union coach Kevin Martin said. "Some teams want to defend, but then never cross halfway. We want to mix it up, but play forward. We want to play offense.  "It's worked a couple of times," Martin added. "We want to catch teams flat-footed."   Mallory Knight played the opening kickoff up to Madeline Hoxworth, who gave the Orioles (1-1) the early advantage.  "We came out strong and determined,"  Hoxworth said.    Knight added, "It's exciting. Coach always says to try and get the first goal in the first five minutes."   Playing from behind was tougher, given the sloppy field conditions.   "It was definitely hard to run," Hoxworth said.   Grabbing an early lead was obviously beneficial.   "It was huge because the great equalizer was the field," Martin said. "You could move the ball well, then hit a spot and get stuck in the mud."   Hartford controlled play the majority of the game, getting several shots on goal. Appleton East (0-1) countered with a few in the first half, but none were dangerous to goalkeeper Jorian Dietlemeier.  Click here to read full Daily News Article.

Hartford Union's Mallory Knight celebrates her goal with Mya Tomashek (3) against Appleton East during a nonconference game Tuesday in Hartford. Adam Lindemer/Daily News

Hartford Union's Abby Bailey deflects a ball kicked by an Appleton East player.  Adam Lindemer/Daily News

Hartford Union players try to avoid a ball kicked by Appleton East after a restart during a nonconference game Tuesday in Hartford. Adam Lindemer/Daily News

Congratulations Jack Johnson:  Breaks School Pole Vault Record and Athlete of the Month!
Congratulations to  senior Jack Johnson breaking our HUHS pole vault record with a vault of 14'-6" at the Madison West Relays  Saturday .  This vault also was the winning vault in the pole vault. Jack has been chosen as the March Athlete of the Month.

Boys Baseball Preview
Coach:  Eric Vanden Acker
2016:  11-16 (7-9 Wisconsin Little Ten)

Postseason:  Lost 3-0 to Madison East, regional semifinal

Returning starters:  Griff Lukes, Sr., 1B/3B (.388 average, .443 OBP, 11 RBIs, 11 extra base hits, All-WLT second team); Austin Brewer, Sr., P/INF (21 1/3 IP, 4.59 ERA); Scott Savage, Soph., OF (.268 average, 5 extra base hits, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 2 SBs); Zach Braun, Jr., C (.200 average, 1.000 fielding percentage); Jacob Bickert, Sr., OF (1.000 fielding percentage)  Other returnees:  Tucker Crabtree, Sr., P/INF (.258 average, 8 runs, 3 SBs, 11 1/3 IP); Cody Guetzke, Sr., 2B (injured last season, torn labrum); Jake Savana, Sr., OF (.250 average, 3 RBIs)  Newcomers:  Nick Vogel (Jr., SS), Zach Lutz (Jr., P), Myles Zimdars (Jr., P/OF)

Quotable:  "We should be a strong offensive team, that utilizes their patience and speed. Competition will be abundant at all positions due to our deep roster. We need to have people step up on the mound, as we lost 80 percent of our innings pitched from last year. There is a lot of depth with the pitching staff, but getting someone to step up to be a front-of-the-rotation starter will be key."  - Vanden Acker  ❑❑❑

Click here to read full article on preview of all area teams

Girls Softball Preview
Coach:  Tim Kerrigan  2016:  7-17 (5-9 WLT)  Postseason:  Lost 3-2 to Sheboygan North in regional semifinal

Returning starters:  Katelyn Matt, Sr., OF (Second Team All-WLT); Caddy Uttech, Soph., C; Ally Vogel, Soph. P/Utility; Sophia Spittlemeister, Sr., Utility; Taylor Ohm , Soph., INF; Sierra  Bauer, Jr., Utility

Newcomers:  Briel Burg, Fr., INF; Chloe Staudt, Fr. C; Chloe Hansen, Soph. OF; Haleigh Reinbold, Soph., OF; Mercedes Griesbach, Jr., P; Elizabeth Groonwald, Jr., P/INF; Olivia Pusch, Jr., INF; Lauren Oman, Jr., INF; Jordan Schultz, Sr., INF  

Quotable:  'There's a lot of new faces this year. We need our pitchers to step up. All three have great potential, but  early on it may be pitching by committee. Still, there's a lot of moving pieces to the puzzle to see where everybody fits, but I really like our athleticism and energy after the first couple of weeks of practice. Now, if we can use that talent and get the kids to buy into what we're teaching. the future looks exciting. Our message is 'Effort and Attitude' every day, and so far I can't ask for more."
- Kerrigan

Click here to read full article on preview of all area teams

Girls Soccer Preview
Small things prevented Hartford Union from winning its second consecutive Wisconsin Little Ten championship in 2016.  The Orioles registered three conference losses, and each were on the road by one score (2-1 at West Bend East, 1-0 at West Bend West and 3-2 at Oconomowoc). In addition, the season as a whole petered out in the final four games, as Kevin Martin's club allowed 13 goals in those contests. Not coincidentally, Hartford (13-8-2) lost all four.  Martin's defense admittedly is a sore spot as this season begins; the Orioles allowed three goals in their season-opening loss at Catholic Memorial.  Hartford lost two defenders and goalkeeper  Sarah Duncan to graduation last year. In Duncan's place, sophomores Jorian Dietlmeier and Maddy Sieczkowski will compete for the position.  "Our defensive back  line has some question marks coming into the season," Martin emailed the Daily News. "We have some young, strong defenders, but they are not tested at the varsity level  yet. We need to really get our defense in shape if we are going to make a run at the WLT title and into the playoffs."  Sophomore defenders Kayla Okla and Julia Stephans, juniors Maddi Lambie and Mandy Loga and senior Kendra Lindl will be part of a reconstructed back line which will rotate as many as eight on and off the pitch.  The five defensemen are among 11 returnees that will attempt to win the Orioles' fourth WLT title since 2011. Hartford brings back the bulk of its scoring, with a pair of seniors accounting for 41 of the 54 returning tallies.  Three-time All-WLT senior forward Megan Zickert was runner-up as 2016 league player of the year after scoring 21 goals and dealing nine assists.  She was also named Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State honorable mention and to the Daily News' All-County team.                       Click here to read full article on preview of all area teams

Hartford Union's Megan Zickert, right, returns as one of four core offensive players for the Orioles. They also bring back 11 letterwinners as Hartford hopes to win its fourth Wisconsin Little Ten title since 2011.  Daily News
HUHS Booster Club Pancake Breakfast


The Booster Club is hosting it's first annual all you can eat pancake breakfast. Sunday, May 7th in the HUHS cafeteria. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Athletic Office starting Monday, April 10thwith either cash or check. Purchase price is $8.00 or $10.00 on the day of the event. We will be serving pancakes and sausage from 8:30-11:00 with a short recognition ceremony of some student athletes and their achievements including scholarships earned from Booster Club and H Club. Make it an early Mother's Day event and surprise mom a week early! Come out and support the Booster Club and our student athletes.  If you can't make it to the breakfast but would like to make a donation, that can also be submitted to the Athletic Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Meinberg via email at  sharonmeinberg@hotmail.com

Coaching Positions
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach
Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach
Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Head Wrestling Coach
Head Boys Basketball Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
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Hartford, WI 53027