February 16, 2018
 Hartford Union High School District
SkillsUSA Valentines Day
Happy Valentine's Day from our SkillsUSA students! As part of SkillsUSA week last week a few of the Skills members designed and made Valentine's cards and wooden hearts. Members then took their projects to Majestic Heights Assisted Living in Hartford to brighten the day of the residents there. Along with the wooden hearts, SkillsUSA distributed classroom hearts that they cut out and hung on doors around the building to spread the holiday cheer.



Softball Soup-Chili Night



Scholastic Art Awards
Congratulations to these Scholastic Awards Winners:

Hannah Schmitt - Silver Key - patterned portrait (Pictured below)
Amalia Goetzke - honorable mention - Saturday afternoon
Danielle Kilthau - portfolio - honorable mention - life in pieces




Winter Concert Series


Robotics Team
Check out the behind the scenes photos of our HUHS Oriole Assault Robotics Team #1091 building their Robot for this year's competition. Thank you to Lauren Skell for giving us this inside look at the hard work and dedication of our robotics team! 

Mock Trial - THEY MADE IT TO STATE!
They made it to State!
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for absolutely stellar  performances at the Wisconsin State Bar Regional Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10th. As one of the top two teams in the Region, HUHS will be headed to State Semifinals at the Dane County Courthouse on  March 9th & 10th. Spectators are welcome to come out and cheer on the team.





North Shore Conference Math Meet



Monday afternoon the Math Team competed in our first North Shore Conference Math Meet.  At the Varsity level, the teams from Homestead, Whitefish Bay, and Nicolet were very dominating! 

For Varsity, our leading scorer was  Matt Becker.  The Varsity team placed 7th overall.

Jason Richards took 3rd place for JV, as did the team!

Guest Speaker in TEE
Dennis Borchardt - President and CO-Owner of Interstate Heating and Cooling Inc.  Sussex WI (1982 Hartford Alum) and  Jon Hirsch - Auer Steel, v isited the TEE Department Thursday to talk about the Heating and Air Conditioning Industry. The business has grown from when he bought it years ago,  there were 10 employees to the current 56 employees.  The business is a 10 million dollar company. He invited students to come out and do a ride along, or summer jobs moving into full time work.


 


Art Students Create Dragons

Students in Art have been working on paper mache and created dragons to display in our hallway.
ACT Testing  - VERY IMPORTANT!
Calendar Changes
ACT Testing Date - 
February 27, 2018 - 
ONLY JUNIORS REPORT TO SCHOOL

ACT Work Keys Testing Date - 
February 28, 2018 - 
ONLY JUNIORS REPORT FROM 7:25-11:20 AM, 
ALL STUDENTS REPORT FROM 11:20-2:45 pm
*Buses will run two routes for pick up on February 28, one in the morning for Juniors, one later for the Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors.

Dear Parents or Guardians of Juniors,
 
Juniors will take the state-mandated ACT Plus Writing and the ACT WorkKeys on Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28, respectively. The tests can only be taken on these dates, or their makeup dates of March 20 and March 21. It is critically important that every effort be made for your child to be in attendance and on time to school on these test dates. There is no cost and no registration to take the test on these dates.
 
These tests are part of the Wisconsin accountability system and are taken by all juniors in the state. Results are used in a variety of ways, including college admissions, curriculum and instructional decisions at HUHS, and as part of the School Report Card rating issued by the Department of Instruction (DPI).
 
Our average composite score on the ACT last year was 19.9, below many other area high schools. We certainly want to improve this, but to do so it is important for all students to take the test and to give their best effort, regardless of their plans after high school.
 
The following information is important for both you and your child and applies to both test days.  Please take a moment to review these items with your child.
 
  • Juniors will be in school 7:25-1:00 on Tuesday and 7:25-2:45 on Wednesday. Normal busing is provided.
  • Students must have soft-lead #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils) and a picture ID, such as their student ID or driver's license; a calculator is also strongly recommended.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices, other than calculators, are not allowed during testing and breaks. Any student using any electronic device, other than a calculator, during testing or breaks, will be dismissed from testing. This includes cell phones buzzing or beeping during testing and breaks.
  • Please contact the Attendance Office if you need to reach your child for any reason. Do not call or text your child directly.
  • Students may not read, talk, or do other work while testing is in progress.
  • Eating or drinking in the testing room is prohibited.
  On Tuesday, February 27 only:
  • A free breakfast will be served from 7:00-7:40.
  • Testing begins at approximately 8:00. Students should plan to arrive by 7:25. Any student arriving after testing begins will not be able to test that day.
  • Free water and snacks will be available during a 15-minute break to occur at approximately 10:15. Your child may bring snacks, but these can only be consumed during the break.
  • Students will be released after completing the tests around 1:00PM. 
  • There will be an optional bag lunch option for sale for students in the cafeteria after testing concludes
On Wednesday, February 28 only:
  • There will be an optional breakfast available for purchase in the cafeteria from 6:45-7:15AM
  • Testing begins right away at 7:25. Again, any student arriving after testing begins will not be able to test that day.
  • There is a 15 minute break, but no snacks will be provided. Please plan accordingly.
  • Lunch begins at 10:45 for juniors or those who wish to eat lunch at HUHS
  • Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors will report by 11:20, as school will resume with 25 minute classes 11:20-2:45
 
You can also assist by encouraging your child to give his or her best effort while taking the assessments.  Here are some tips to help your child prepare for successful testing:
 
  • Keep a positive attitude and simply do your best
  • Pay attention to the directions as they are read
  • Pace yourself
  • Complete the easier questions first, and then go back to finish the rest
  • Try to eliminate some of the choices, and then choose the best answer
  • Answer every question, even if you have to guess
  • Don't worry if others finish before you; testing does not end early, even if everyone has finished
  • Go back and recheck your answers, if you finish before time is called
  • Make sure you have filled in all answers for the test
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. I can be reached at  rachel.janczak@huhs.org , or by phone at  262-670-3200 ext.373 .
 
Thank you,
 
Rachel Janczak
District Data and Assessment Coordinator
Hartford Union High School

Rotary Students of the Month for February
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for February are Kylie Grinwald and Callie Seegert. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to Kylie and Callie.


Kylie Grinwald
Callie Seegert

Parent Information Network - Upcoming Events

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
FEB  19  Board of Education Meeting 5:45pm

FEB  19  - No School for Students

FEB  21 - Band Mid-Winter Concert 7:00pm

FEB  22 - Choral Mid-Winter Concert 7:00pm

FEB  26 - Orchestra Concert AT Central Middle School 7:00pm

FEB  27  ACT TESTING -
                SCHOOL FOR JUNIORS ONLY

FEB 28 - JUNIORS ONLY IN AM -
               Everyone at 11:20am

MAR 2,3,4 & 9,10,11 Spring Play - Prince Caspian

MAR 7 - National Honor Society Induction 7:00pm at Chandelier Ballroom

MAR 10 - District Solo & Ensemble Festival - Watertown 

MAR 10 - Gridiron Trivia Night 5:00pm - 9:00pm

MAR 10 - Associate School Chess Tournament 7:00am - 3:00pm

MAR 12 - No School for Students

MAR 14 - College & Career Fair 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Host Family Needed!
Your family has the opportunity to Host Hartford Rotary's high school exchange student Muhammad Faza during the spring semester into the summer of 2018.  Muhammad Faza, a good-natured 16-year-old competent English speaker from Indonesia, has been in the Hartford-area community since late August.  He goes by "Faza", plays soccer and enjoys developing his computer skills.  He has been making friends with Hartford High School students, Rotarians, and members of the high school community.  Contact Rotarian Scott Helms at the High School, or Rotarians John Spielmann (262-224-0770 ) or Ron Schlitt  (262-673-6092 ) for more information, or to ask to be a host for Faza. 

Work Ahead Summer School
  Work Ahead Summer School 

The Skyward Student Access portal for summer school course selection opens on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 am and closes Monday, February 12 at 8:00 pm. Click here for the 2018 Summer School Course Catalog and directions on how to register online. 

Courses for credit include Foundations of PE, Individual and Dual Sports, and Focus on Careers - Online. Enrichment Only (non-credit) courses are Strength and Speed for the Athlete, Math Readiness and Spanish Readiness. 
College & Career Fairs
 







HUHS & Washington County will both be hosting College & Career Fairs in March. We are looking for colleges and businesses and organizations that would like to connect with our future workforce at these events.

-The HUHS College & Career Fair is Wednesday, March 14, from 4:30-6:30 PM in our Field House

-The Washington County College & Career Fair is Thursday, March 15, from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Washington County Fair Park Pavilion

Please consider attending both events.
HUHS Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/2018huhsccfair
Washington County Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/2018washctyccfair

Please register by February 16!
Click here to see the flyer for the event:  http://www.huhs.org/Announcements/college-career.pdf
Class of 2018 Important Information
 
Late Jostens  Cap & Gown Orders
Can be turned in to the Main Office

Graduation Packets/Orders forms are still available in the main office.
Any questions, please contact Beth Hermann 
beth.hermann@huhs.org 262-670-3208
Hartford Chronicle

Click here to read the online version.
Support the Band at the Tally Ho!

FFA Chili Lunch

Escape Room Fundraiser

Click here to see the details and information!
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
Health Minute
MY CHILD IS ILL, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PICK THEM UP FROM SCHOOL?
Students and parents are reminded that the correct procedures for leaving school are as follows: If a student is ill, they should go to the Health Office located in the Attendance Office.  Ms. Scholz will make the necessary calls to get permission for the student to be picked up or leave and then issue the student a permit. Students should not be texting or calling family or friends for permission to leave school.  A student must have a blue permit from a staff member in order to leave school property or they are considered truant.  After the student receives a permit to leave, they take the permit to the front security entrance and present it to the receptionist.  If they are getting a ride home, they should then remain in the building until their ride arrives for security purposes.  Please review with your student these important school procedure to help keep your child safe at school.
Shamrock Shuffle Sponsored by H-Club
Our H-Club will be hosting the annual Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

The 5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk will have prizes for the best dressed as well as medals for the top racers.

Get your $20 registration in by March 2 to guarantee a t-shirt on race day.

Race Day Registration will begin at 8:00 AM
Race Begins at 9:00 AM
Refreshments and Awards to follow

Prizes for the best dressed and medals for the top racers

Gridiron Trivia Night


Click  here  for more information and the registration form.
Hartford Community Happenings


The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website.
Attention Seniors - HUHS Scholarship Foundation News
Has your senior filled out their application for the HUHS Foundation Scholarships? They only have to fill out one application, and are considered for close to 50 Scholarships! The application can be found on the HUHS website under Academics. Your student also needs to get three letters of recommendation, and fill out the Background and Release of Information form. Questions can be sent to  scholarships@huhs.org .


HUHS Day of Service
The students and staff of Hartford Union High School will be participating in a Day of Servicein our community on Thursday, May 24, 2018. We are currently looking for service projects for our students and staff to complete in order to work out all of the details of the day. If you or someone you know has a project that we could help with or complete, please let us know!
Click here for more information and to read the letter that was sent out in our community.

If you are a community member with more questions or would like to come in person to sign up, we will be having a Day of Service meeting and sign up on February 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM in the East Commons.


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2017-2018 Yearbook - Deadline Approaching!
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:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09306200

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $70 until it can no longer be purchased after February 25, 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.


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

2018-2019 COURSE SELECTION
 
February 12 Homeroom :
Freshman, sophomore, and junior students will view presentations outlining the course selection process for the 2018-19 school year and receive course selection sheets.  
 
The Academic and Career Program Guide, course selection sheets, and course selection presentations are on the HUHS Counseling web page.   The Academic and Career Program Guide will be available through electronic copy to upperclassmen.   Should a parent or student desire a hard copy, one can be purchased for $2.00 through the Student Services Office at any time.
 
Students will have from February 12 through February 26 to enter their course selections into Skyward Student Access. Online access will open on the 12th at 8am and close at 8pm on February 26th.  
 
Parents are asked to review course selections with their child and help ensure careful consideration is given to these choices. Students are encouraged to have conversations with their teachers about course selection so that readiness, skill levels, and interests are aligned with choices.
 
February 26 Homeroom:
 
Freshman, sophomore, and junior students will review the course selection sheet with Homeroom teachers and make sure the courses have been accurately entered into Skyward.   Any student who has not entered their courses into Skyward will do so in Homeroom on this day.
 
All students will turn their completed course selection sheet in to their Homeroom teacher, which includes a parent signature.
 
Questions or concerns regarding course selection should be directed to the student's counselor.
  
TRANSCRIPTS

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.
  
Seniors:

If you plan to attend UW Washington County in fall of 2018, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The application process is now open to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. As an incoming freshman, there are a variety of scholarship available.  Please visit our new website wccf-wi.org/application  for more information and to apply. 
 
Scholarships for UW-WC Students:
To help offset college costs, the Washington County Campus Foundation awards $150,000 in scholarships every year to UW-WC students or UW-WC students continuing their education at another institution.
 
This is essentially FREE MONEY for committed students.
  • Scholarships are available at all passing GPA levels.
  • Students are encouraged to apply.  At times, scholarships go unclaimed. 
 
Applying is an easy online process. 
  • Go to the WCCF Website: http://wccf-wi.org
  • Click on "Scholarships" and then on "Scholarship Process".
  • Use your email address to login to:  http://wccf-wi.org/application/:
  • (You will need to include dataset copies of your transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, and a short biography.) 
 
The application process is open from Dec 19 to Feb 15
  • Scholarship winners are announced by May 2018. 
 
Please contact Joan Rudnitzki at joan.rudnitzki@uwc.edu with questions or concerns. 


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.

Badger Boys/Girls State Program

Would you like to strengthen your job or college application?  Would you like more scholarship opportunities to help pay for college?
 
Do you have an interest in government and citizenship?  Are you someone who displays outstanding qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability and participation in co-curricular activities?
 
If so, you may be interested in participating in either the Badger Girls State Program or the Badger Boys State Program.  It's an exciting week of meeting new students from around the state, staying on a college campus and experiencing dorm life.  There are campaigning, pep rallies, State Fair, talent shows, recreational programs, music, discussion sessions, sports, etc.  It's a sponsored event, so there is no cost to the participants.
 
Requirements:
§  Be in the top half of your class
§  Be a US Citizen
§  Be able to participate in the entire week of activities
 
If you would like more information about the programs, please go to either:
 
www.badgerboysstate.com                or             www.badgergirlsstate.org
 
The Girls State Program is the week of June 17-22, 2018 on the UW-Oshkosh campus.  The Boys State Program is the week of June 9-16, 2018 on the Ripon College campus.  You must be able to attend the entire session.  If you are interested in the program, please check your calendar for availability.
 
If you would like to be considered for this prestigious opportunity, you must submit a short statement to the Student Services Office by Friday, February 23.  The statement should be typed and answer the following question:  How will attending Badger State help me to make a difference in my community?  Please include a list of co-curricular activities and any office held.
 
A selection committee will evaluate the statement, activities, class rank, etc., and determine which 2 girls and 3 boys will represent HUHS this summer.  Students will be notified accordingly.


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:
 
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.

Athletics and Activities
Congratulations to Boys Swim!!!
Congratulations to Santiago Cloud and Jordan Christnovich who qualified for State at Sectionals  on Saturday! Wish them well this week as they prepare for the big meet in Madison  this Saturday.

Jordan swam to 3rd place in the 50 Free with a best time of 22.05 in the fastest, most competitive race of the meet. He has had his eye set on making state in the 50 Free since Garrett Worman's state qualifying swim in 2015, and he saw that dream realized.

Santiago's best time 500 Free (4:55.85) placed him at 3rd and left him smiling. He came into the season with State in his sights and has worked incredibly hard in the pool and weight room all season to get there.

Other top swims that ended the season included Santiago's 7th place 200 Free, Cory's 7th in 100 Fly, Jeromy's 8th in 100 Back, 7th place for our 400 Free Relay, and 8th place for both the Medley and 200 Free Relay.


Congratulations Coach Scherr!!!
Congratulations to Coach March Scherr who was named the Wisconsin High School Gymnastics Coaches Association Coach of the Year! We are lucky to have Mary as a member of our Gymnastics staff and thankful for all of the work she puts into the program!
Good Luck Wrestling!

Snowboarder Qualifies for State!


Andres Medina, has qualified with the snowboard team to compete at State Championships in La Crosse this weekend.  And, at this time, he qualifies to compete nationally.  We won't know that for sure until after this past weekend's races have been factored in.  We have enjoyed working with him this year and are thrilled to see how he continues to improve.


Sideline Store Sale
  Enter Promo Code  Feb18  NOW through Feb 25th and save 15% off $60.00!  Go to: www.sidelinestores.com to place an order

Girls Soccer Open Gym Schedule
 
Day          Date                 Time                      Building/Location
Monday    2/19/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Friday      3/02/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Tuesday   3/06/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Monday    3/12/2018     7:00 PM - 09:00 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Thursday  3/15/2018     7:00 PM - 09:00 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House

Coach Martin
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Girls Soccer Coach


Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

COURSE SELECTION PROCESS FOR 2018-2019 courses


We have a limited number of paper copies of the 2018-2019 Academic and Career Program Guide available for $2. Any students interested in purchasing a Guide may do so in the Counseling Office, Teaching and Learning Office, or in the District Office.
All students may view the Guide on our school website under "Academics".


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