December 2, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
December Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for December are Monica Bertucci and Jordan Dvorak. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!


 

Monica Bertucci      
   Jordan Dvorak

StuCo Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 30 was our Student Council Blood Drive. Participation was amazing.

 
HWC Sticker Design
Students in Introduction to Digital Communications taught by Jana Danay, were asked to design a car sticker to represent the Hartford Wrestling Club. Students utilized Adobe Illustrator to create designs for the sticker and freshman, Mack Reinbold's design was chosen. After a few tweaks, 250 stickers were printed to be distributed to all local club members! 


 
Pottery 1
Students in Ms. Bloomer's Pottery 1 class were busy Wednesday morning working on various pieces.
 
Thanksgiving Dinner
Last Wednesday, the students in Abby Bumgarner and Theresa Maier's classrooms organized a Thanksgiving dinner for students and staff. The students decided on the menu, found recipes, did the grocery shopping and prepared all the food for the meal. They also did all the clean up! It was a very nice time and the students appreciated being able to sit and eat with staff members they work closely with. We are so very proud of the students!
 
Architecture
Students in Mr. Jillings Architecture class have been working to design lake homes in ArchiCAD. Design requirements included having two-stories, a boat house, a fully landscaped yard, and a number of other requirements all while making sure that it follows common construction practices to be a sound building. The pictures below don't do justice how amazing their designs are, but you can get a sneak peak!
   
Health Careers and Human Services
Occupational therapist, Amie Sutheimer, demonstrated how to put a sock on without bending over. She uses this sock aid for for people who have recently had hip surgery. Amie discussed her profession with Health Careers and Human Services students.
   
TEE Winter Camp
  
 
Hartford High School TEE (Technology and Engineering Education) Department is looking for energetic students to learn more about what our TEE department has to offer in a hands-on workshop! The winter camp would be a showcase of the TEE offerings and exploration of potential career opportunities. . Join us during winter break for learning and fun!
"It is fun and you get to make a bunch of cool stuff that you get to bring home." - Central 8th Grader 
 
Student will have hands on experiences in: 
- Engineering -Metals 
- Graphics -Woods 
- Areas are subject to change if need be

*When:  Wednesday Dec. 28th 9 am to 1 pm 
*Where: Hartford Union High School
*Who: Current 6th, 7th & 8th Grade
*Cost: $25.00 Limited number of spots available

Click  here to view full brochure
For more information contact Technology and Engineering Teacher Brad Dzikowski.
Christmas Concert  December 4 at Holy Hill
Come get in the Holiday mood and enjoy wonderful musical performances from the Hartland Community Band with Special Guest - our own HUHS Concert Choir.  Admission is Free! 
   
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
DECEMBER 4
Concert Choir at Holy Hill

DECEMBER 12 ** Note Date change from Dec. 5
School Board Meeting - 5:45pm
 
DECEMBER 14
Band/Jazz/Orchestra Concert - 7:30pm
Financial Aid Presentation, Cafeteria - 6:00pm

DECEMBER 21
Choral Concert - 7:30pm

DECEMBER 23
Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

DECEMBER 24
Concert Choir & Alumni, Holy Hill Midnight Mass - 11:30pm

DECEMBER 
26 
- JANUARY 2
Winter Break
ACT Prep Course
Hartford Union High School (HUHS) is offering an exciting opportunity for all juniors taking the statewide ACT in February 2017. HUHS has partnered with Excel Edge, Inc. to provide the highest standard of preparation for the ACT with its ACT 36. Excel Edge, Inc. is a Midwest leader in standardized test preparation services. Together with Excel Edge, Inc. training and the best educators HUHS has to offer, your student will receive the highest quality test taking skills for the ACT experience.
One student stated after the Excel Edge, Inc. experience, "The ACT 36 program provided a set strategy for taking the test. The instructors gave innovative methods for solving difficult problems. They helped me realize that the ACT is not as hard as it seems." (Excel EdgeInc.com) This student highlights the essence of the key skills and high standard preparation needed to be successful on the ACT:  testing strategy, problem solving, innovative instruction, and comfort in testing situations.
The cost for the 8 week program is $150. Enrollment will continue exclusively for HUHS students through Friday, December 2, 2016. Open enrollment for Kewauskum, Slinger, and West Bend district students will begin on Monday, December 5, 2016. Registration will close Thursday, December 22, 2016 for all students. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.
The program is an 8 week program, with classes meeting once each week.  Each class begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. The schedule of classes is as follows.
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2017
  • Monday, January 9 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 11)
  • Monday, January 16 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 18)
  • Monday, January 23 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 25)
  • Monday, January 30 (No Make-up Day)
  • Monday, February 6 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 8)
  • Monday, February 13 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 15)
  • Tuesday, February 21 (No Make-up Day)
  • Monday, February 27: Possible Review Day (TBD)
The ACT is an important statewide test that is also a major factor that can impact your student's ability to successfully enter the college of his/her choice. Skilled preparation and organized learning are essential to success on the ACT.  HUHS encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity. Contact Bill Priegel for more information or by calling 262-670-3200 x888.
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!
School Closing Information
Please note the School Closing Information has been updated! Click here to see all of the information (Be Informed--School Closing Information).
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.
2017 Senior Pictures
Senior Picture Requirements:
  • Senior pictures are due JANUARY 6, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after January 20, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2016-17 yearbook
  • Please email one digital file of your photograph to yearbook@huhs.org. It must be at least 2x3 inches at 300dpi. If you cannot send a digital file, we can digitize it, but this will reduce the quality from the original. Please name your file with your last name, _ , then your first name (example: doe_john.jpg). File types can be .jpg or .tiff  
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with no props, no pets, no hats, and have a simple background. Dress needs to be school appropriate. Remember, the pictures in our yearbook are small, so ideally the photo should show just the head and shoulders. We want to maximize your face size.
  • Many local photographers have these deadlines and may the send the photo for you if you ask. Please understand that your photographer will need probably 6 weeks or more to get photos done. This means you should have your pictures taken by the middle of November to get them done with enough time to spare. 
  • We cannot accept prints from a Laser or inkjet home computer printer.
Any students who do not turn in senior pictures will have their HUHS school picture published in the yearbook. 
 
If you have any questions, contact me, Ms. Jana Danay, yearbook adviser, at either  yearbook@huhs.org or  jana.danay@huhs.org . Please pass this information on to parents and photographers.
Thank you,
Jana Danay
Yearbook Adviser
Movies In December

 
Health Minute
I get asked several times a week, "do I have strep throat?"  This is really impossible to tell without a throat culture (rapid strep test) to verify from your physician if it is strep or not.  Here are some guidelines to help you know if you or your family member should see a doctor for a sore throat during "strep throat season."
 
https://www.cdc.gov/features/strepthroat/index.html 
Toys for Tots December 5 through December 9

Christmas Toys for Tots: When you are out shopping, please grab a toy for the H-Club Toys for Tots event. The event will start Monday, December 5 and run through Friday December 9.  Winning first hour classes will receive a pancake breakfast!   
Holiday River Walk
Come check out the River Walk lights! The lights that connect Main Street to the Mill Pond were provided through business donations with the leadership class, but the ones that are in front of the library were designed by Michael Yohn's Principles of Engineering Class. Student's in Corey McCauley's Automated Manufacturing class cut out holiday characters for photo opportunities for kids and families and in Ms. Kieckhaefer's Painting classes painted them all! Come check out our student's work, all lit up in our city! What an awesome contribution to beautifying our downtown for Christmas!
 

Student Services
Seniors    
Does your senior have everything they need to make one of the most important decisions of their lives? Students who apply early to college are in a better position to capture financial aid and make important decisions that impact their college applications.  Seniors should be applying to post-secondary institutions if they haven't already begun to do so.    Apply online to any University of Wisconsin campus at
Apply.wisconsin.edu.    Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org      Wisconsin technical college information will be found at www.witechcolleges.org       These various websites are designed to be primary resources for easy access and information about the colleges, academics, degrees, athletics, and so much more!!    Don't delay in applying because housing and scholarship opportunities are often connected with admission.   Remember:
Save the Date:  Financial Aid Presentation - UPDATE!
Financial Aid is provided for by the federal government, the State of Wisconsin, outside scholarship sources, and the college/universities themselves.   Most aid is based on financial need and is designed to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the student and family's ability to pay for the education.
HUHS will be hosting a presentation for college-bound students and their parents to learn about grants, loans, student employment, and scholarships on Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.   A speaker from Great Lakes Higher Education will be here to discuss the process of how families finance college costs through all the available options.   Senior students and parents should plan to attend!
The new federal changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) means the class of 2017 will be the first cohort of students who can apply for financial aid starting this month (October 1).  Parents and students will use 2015 tax data.   It is anticipated that estimated financial aid awarding will begin in January of 2017.
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:
 
December 10, 2016                         February 11, 2017                          
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 February 11 or April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June based upon February results.
Moraine Park Technical College Career Showcase
This is one night to explore many great careers MPTC has to offer.   Learn about admissions and financial aid, meet program instructors and deans, and receive a fee waiver if you turn in your application that night.   Details at morainepark.edu/careershowcase.
Moraine Park Technical College Visits
A representative from MPTC will be at HUHS during Resource period the following dates for the 2016-17 school year:

February 2
April 6
WIAA PE III Pathway
In order for students to complete the PE III - WIAA pathway for a fall sport, they must complete the WIAA Credit Verification form found at http://www.huhs.org/activities/cocurricular/WIAA_PE_Credit.pdf.  The form must be signed by all parties and turned into the Athletic and Activities Director - Scott Helms - before the fall deadlines below.  Forms turned in after the deadlines will not be accepted.  Students must also complete an additional .5 credit in English, science, social studies, math or world language in lieu of the PE III - WIAA pathway.  For more information, please see the HUHS Board Policy #5460.

Fall Sport Deadlines:
Football - December 2, 2016

If you paid your $120 Co-Curricular fee and were not part of an HUHS athletic team this past season, you have the right to request a refund. All requests must be made by June 1, 2017.
Badger Boys/Girls State Program
Does your student have an interest in government and citizenship?  Do they display qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, and participate in co-curricular activities?  Consider the Badger Boys or Girls State Program in June 2017.  It's an exciting week of meeting new students, staying on a college campus, and experiencing dorm life.  There's campaigning, pep rallies, State Fair, talent shows, recreational programs, music, discussion sessions, sports, etc.  It's a sponsored event, so there's no cost to the participants.  More information will be available in the months to come.  Requirements:  Student must be in the top half of his or her class; be a US Citizen; and able to participate in the entire week of activities. 
Junior Parent/Student Night
Mark your calendar!!   Counselors will be holding a Junior Parent/Student Night presentation on  Wednesday, January 4, at 6:00pm.   Look for more information about this presentation next week.

Educational Spotlight - University of Wisconsin - Platteville
 
When considering the cost of attending college, it is important to keep in mind the value of the education students will receive.   Named a Best Value College by Payscale's 2016 College ROI Report, UW-Platteville ranks first in annual return on investment according to its findings on ROI in the state of Wisconsin.   For more information on Platteville, visit:    http://www.uwplatt.edu/
Some News from Activities & Athletics
 November Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Morgan Lentz on being selected as November Athlete of the Month.  Morgan was nominated by Girls Basketball Coach Chris Shelsta. Way to go Morgan!
 
Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association Service Award
Congratulations to Technology and Engineering Teacher Mr. Jeff Jilling for his Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association Service Award.  Mr. Jilling was instrumental in the design and construction of a Storage Facility at HUHS during the 2015-16 school year to meet the needs to our Athletic Teams. Thanks Mr. Jilling, for guiding your students and building for our athletic programs!
 
HUHS Booster Club Needs You!
 
Booster is the club at HUHS that raises funds through concession sales and 50/50 raffles at various meets, games and matches. Last school year we raised and donated $24,000 to various teams in the school and in scholarships. We earn that money with help from our members. How can you help? Work a concession stand. This is easy - selling a hamburger, hotdog, popcorn or drink. That's it - it's that simple. Come meet others like you in the community who find volunteering both helpful and rewarding. Want to also be a member? Check out our link on the HUHS website @  http://www.huhs.org/activities/booster-club.cfm. There you can find a membership brochure that can be printed out and either mailed in or dropped off at the athletic office. Still have questions? Email  sharonmeinberg@hotmail.com

Be a member. If you are a member, have you volunteered time yet? We need you!

Coaching Positions
Boys Baseball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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