December 22, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District

Rotary Students of the Month for January
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for January are Taylor Bever and Kaitlin Kahn. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to Taylor and Kaitlin.

Taylor Bever
Kaitlin Kahn

Toys 4 Tots - A Huge Success
Click  here  for a link to all the pictures from Toys4Tots! All of the collections from all of the schools and our students were amazing and will make a huge difference to many families in Hartford this Christmas. Thank you to all that donated!

We The People
We The People District Competition-Wauwatosa West

The (mostly) Sophomores in AP Government are continuing to help foster an academic culture here at HUHS.  All of them spent their Monday evening having small-group interactions with historians, attorneys, and academicians about constitutional law.  

It is the type of experience they might not have again until they are deep into their collegiate life, and they were impressively poised in answering very challenging, direct questions.

Half of the HUHS students have qualified for the We The People State Competition being held in Madison on  January 6th.  Stay tuned and Congratulations!

*A special note of appreciation for Zack Weddig, Bill Priegel, Michelle Yu, Amanda Christian, Bill Greymont, and Pete Kelly for travelling to Tosa West and helping serve as judges on a  Monday night.  Thank you for devoting your time to the academic efforts of our top students.
Choral Concert - December 20
Wednesday, December 20  our choral department got everyone in the Holiday mood with their beautiful concert.
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Thank You Culinary Classes!
On Tuesday, our staff was treated to many culinary creations from our culinary arts students in Mr. Schmidt's classes. Along with that, staff enjoyed a number of other treats provided by the administration and Laurell Scholz our Health Technician. Thank you to all of the students and staff that went out of their way to make the holidays special for all of our staff members.

Wildlife & Forestry
Students in Wildlife & Forestry proudly display their completed fish which they preserved using taxidermy methods.

Tree Decorating Contest Results
And the winner is......

Congratulations to all the departments that participated in student councils first holiday decorating contest.  Each tree was spectacular and reflected each department perfectly.  The students of HUHS have voted for their favorite trees, and here are the results:

4th place - English and Science tied
3rd place - Fine Arts Department
2nd Place - Buildings and Grounds
1st place - Tech Ed Department

Left to right: Buildings and Maintenance, Fine Arts, English and Science

Professional Development Focus 

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Semester 1 Exam Schedule

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Showcase 2018

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Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for December are April Alsum and Britney Lane. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to April and Britney.

April Alsum

Britney Lane
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for January are Taylor Bever and Kaitlin Kahn. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to Taylor and Kaitlin.

Calendar of Events
DEC 22  - No School for Students
Winter Break Begins

JAN 2 - School Resumes

JAN 3 - Junior Parent/Student Presentation, 6:30 PM

JAN 10 - Mandatory Senior Meeting 2:00pm

JAN 16 -  Graduation Cap & Gown orders Due (Jostens)

JAN 17,18 & 19 - Semester Exams 

JAN 19 - End of First Semester

JAN 22 - Board of Education 5:45pm

JAN 31 - HUHS Showcase 6:00 - 8:00pm
Class of 2018 Important Information

Senior Meeting
 January 10, 2018
(2:05 - 2:45 PM)
  • Important information will be shared  
  • The 2018 Class Picture will be taken
  • Graduation Cap & Gown Order Packets will be distributed

Attention Seniors - HUHS Scholarship Foundation News
The  application for the HUHS Scholarship Foundation for 2018 is now open! HUHS Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a charitable foundation organized by local citizens and business people and administered by Legacy Private Trust Company. The income of the fund is used for scholarships and financial aid to assist deserving graduates of Hartford Union High School in their post-high school education.  The application for the almost 50 available scholarships is open until February 28, 2018.
To apply, please visit the HUHS website, and click on "Academics/Scholarship/HUHS Scholarship Foundation." There you will find the list of available scholarships, a step-by-step application process, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have further questions, you can send an email to
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 or  (262) 670-3315.

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

Click here for an application
Thank you Maysteel! - School Board Meeting December 18 
A huge THANK YOU to Maysteel Industries who donated $20,000 to support building and manufacturing in our TEE department, Darci Boettcher from the HR Department accepted a "Thank You" from Attila and the Board of Education on Monday night.
The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Is Singing Loud For All To Hear!
This is how our students were welcomed in to school on Wednesday morning.

And Thursday Morning
FBLA Regional Volunteer Judges Needed!
Hartford Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is hosting the Region VI Regional Leadership Conference on February 3, 2018! This conference is the first level of competition for our organization and students have the chance to demonstrate their skills in a variety of business, marketing and information technology based events that range from skill based tests to projects and presentations.

Hartford FBLA is currently looking for volunteer judges to assist in scoring the project and presentation based events both before and during the conference. There is NO EXPERIENCE needed to be a competitive event judge - rating sheets and event parameters will be provided to you!   Please see the image below with more information about dates and time commitment. Please feel free to pass this information on to others who you think may also be interested in this opportunity!  

If you are interested in helping Hartford FBLA put on a successful conference for our Region VI membership, please contact me! I can be best reached via email at .

Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with us!

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Get Your Oriole YETI!

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Health Minute
Part of the fun of holiday baking is sometimes snitching a little cookie dough from the bowl or making handprint ornaments.  You may not want to do that anymore based on cases of E-Coli contaminating unbaked flour:

Save the Date!

Snowed in at the Movies will once again be hosted by Peers 4 Peers.  This years date is  Friday January 19  starting at  9:00pm  Through  Saturday January 20th , concluding at  6:00am.

$15 pre-registered and $20 at the door. 

Click here to download and print the registration form.
Forms are also available in the main office.

Stay tuned for more information on the selection of movies for this fantastic, fun event!

Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website.
2017-2018 Yearbook
Purchasing A Yearbook
Please purchase a yearbook directly through our Publisher, Jostens.
Click here to access the website for the HUHS Yearbook on Jostens Website:

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $70 until it can no longer be purchased on March 1, 2018.

Yearbooks will be delivered in May 2018, and a supplement with the spring sports and events will be delivered in the Summer of 2018.

Thailand Elephant Conservation Trip - Extended Registration
Thailand Elephant Conservation Trip - Extended Registration Window!  

Registration for the Smithsonian Student Travel - Thailand Elephant Conservation trip In August 2018 has been extended!  Please disregard the November 1st deadline.  We will accept student travelers on a rolling admissions basis until early spring, but please register as soon as possible to ensure that the trip is a certainty. 

This travel opportunity is open to students of all ages!  Please see Mrs. Algiers, Mrs. Axford, or Mr. Arnholt for more information. 

Click here for details.

Birds Nest Creations
HUHS began a new transition program this year for special education students ages 18-21.  The majority of the program takes place in the community and focuses on independent living skills, communication skills, and vocational skills.  The students also created their own classroom business and are responsible for all aspects of the business from production to marketing to inventory to sales.  The name of their business is Bird's Nest Creations.  The students create and sell candy wreaths and candy arrangements.  Proceeds are used to fund current and future community-based experiences for students in the transition 
program.  The wreaths and arrangements make great last-minute gifts or unique gifts for the hard-to-buy-for individual.  Samples and pre-made items are always available or you can customize your order.  Stop by room 194 to see some of the products or complete the  order form to purchase an item.  THESE MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS - Order Yours Today!

Student Services
Please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for the Course Selection Dates and Timeline for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Junior Student & Parent Night Presentation


Junior Student & Parent Night will be held at the high school on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.  Counselors will give a presentation that will cover course selection details to prepare for Senior year, assessment dates, college and career readiness plans, and other information pertinent to junior students.  A panel of HUHS graduates will talk about their high school senior year and how they prepared for post-secondary plans.  They will also talk about their experiences as they transitioned from high school student to their college or career path.

Hartford Union High School Counseling Department
Kari Erickson                           A - G
Michael Schmidt                      H - Mcz
Holly Oleshko                         Md - Sdz
Elizabeth Figarsky                    Se - Z

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 2018.  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 January.
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.

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 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:
February 10, 2018                      April 14, 2018                                     June 9, 2018                                     July 14, 2018
Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 27 (no cost to the student on February 27).    When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 10 or April 14 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 27 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon February results.


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   Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at   Wisconsin technical college information will be found at        These 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:
  • Send your official ACT scores with the application by going online to
  • Send your transcript by going online to


Save the speech.  Tell the tale.   No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself.  You aren't giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it!    The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you've done the job.
If you'd like help with your college essay, Mrs. Carter or Mr. Dobberstein are available in the Writing Center during 5th and 6th period.   Mr. Schliewe is available during Resource on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Room 84.   All three are English teachers.

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, 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.

Senior students/parents,

Moraine Park Technical College has created a new initiative called the Promise Program. The program provides a tuition-free college education to remove financial barriers. The program was designed to ensure high school students with the potential to succeed at the level are given that opportunity, without having to worry about the added burden of college debt. 

The student makes a commitment, or promise, to attend Moraine Park as a full-time student (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and to fulfill the initial Promise eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

- Graduate on time from an accredited or home high school
- Reside within the Moraine Park Technical College District
- Earn a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Earn a minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT
- Have a 90 percent attendance rate during senior year of high school
- Apply for admission to Moraine Park no later than January 15, 2018
- Enroll in an associate of applied science or technical diploma program that meets eligibility requirements for federal and Wisconsin financial aid
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2018. Student must be eligible for federal Pell grants and accept all state and federal grants and scholarships not awarded by the Moraine Park Foundation (Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or $3,500 or lower, based on the FAFSA.

The application window for Fall 2018 is September 5, 2017 through January 15, 2018. To apply, visit the Program's website at For more information about the program, contact Heidi Sternig, Recruitment Specialist, at  (262) 335-5853 or by e-mail at

Athletics and Activities
Congratulations Dance Team!
Congratulations to the HUHS Dance team who placed 1st in Jazz and 3rd in Pom at the East Troy Holiday Invite! 

Orioles Fly High in OT
All that mattered was overtime. It didn't matter that West Bend West led Hartford Union by 10 at halftime. Or that the Orioles erased that deficit midway through the second half and hung on to force the extra frame. Everything came down to the last five minutes. Hartford Union had enough left in the gas tank and earned the 67-65 North Shore Conference road victory TuesdayCody Diermeier made a jump hook in the lane with 2 minutes, 15 seconds left in overtime to put West up 64-62. Hartford's Jadon Melvin then hit a 3-pointer for a 65-64 edge. West's Evan Albrecht made 1-of-2 free throws with 35 seconds left to tie the game at 65. The difference came down to one free throw that Hartford made on two consecutive trips to the line. Zach Brewer, who was playing his first varsity game, made 1-of-2 with 17.4 seconds left. Then Josh Much made the front end of two shots with three seconds left. A West rebound on Much's second attempt and outlet pass to Albrecht followed. Albrecht heaved the ball three-fourths of the court, and the ball grazed the front of the rim. "This loss hurts," West coach Todd Pyszora said. West led the entire first half, hitting the game's first basket one minute after tipoff. Click here to read the full article. 

North Shore Conference Relays
Combine a night of relays with the energy of a full conference of boys swim teams just days before Christmas break, and you're certain to have an exciting meet. Despite having to scratch two relays due to illness and having no diving entry, Hartford-Slinger finished the meet in 4th place, outscoring traditionally strong Northshore teams.  As the meet began, our fast four (Jeromy, Santo, Cory, Jordan) continued their dominance in the 4x100 Medley Relay with a first place win 4 seconds faster than 2nd place Grafton (last year's Conference champs). Two races later, Jeromy, Jordan, Quinn, and Santo took 1st again in the punishing 4x200 Free Relay, winning over top-ranked Whitefish Bay by 2.3 seconds. The fast four took 2nd in the Crescendo Relay (50-100-150-200 Free), narrowly losing to West Bend's Fitzgerald in the last 50 of the last 200.  We saw nice 4th place finishes in the 4x25 Medley Relay (Adam, Robbie, Alex, Brendan), 300 Breaststroke Relay (Zach, Roberto, Robbie, Quinn), and 300 Butterfly Relay (Logan, Alex, Evan, Cory).

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Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Track Girls Assistant Coach
Assistant Baseball Coach
Track - Boys Throw Coach
Track - Girls Throw Coach
Fall Musical

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