February 2, 2018
 Hartford Union High School District
NHS Spaghetti Dinner and Basketball

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

Showcase 2018

Thank you to all that attended our 2018 Showcase event on Wednesday, January 31, it was another successful year and our teacher and student projects and demonstrations were a great success. Click here if you missed the event. Thank you to our Project Coordinator, Ms. Beth Hermann for all of her work and coordination of this event!

Also, thank you to our Pottery Class, who sold  28 pieces of pottery and made $129.25 for the Hartford Food Pantry. Thank you to Ms. Pietruszynski and the Art students for coordinating and making so much beautiful Pottery to offer our community members!

Snowcoming 2018 Activities
Thank you to our Student Council for coordinating another successful year of Snowcoming! We have had some fun with the various dress up days this week!
Take a look at the different dress up photos, by clicking here.

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.

Logo Design by Hannah Rozich, class of 2021

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. 
Student Council Blood Drive February 7
HUHS will be hosting it's annual winter blood drive on Wednesday, February 7th. Since 1998, HUHS has collected 8,559 units of blood, which has helped save thousands of lives. HUHS has been the number one district in the state for blood donations, and to carry on this tradition, we need students, staff, and community members to donate. HUHS blood drives are open to all students, staff, and community members so visit  this google doc   to sign up or contact student.council@huhs.org . Students must be 16 years old to donate with parent or guardian permission. Parent permission slips can be found at   https://www.bcw.edu/
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 .

Softball Soup-Chili Night

Calendar Changes
ACT Testing Date - 
February 27, 2018 - 

ACT Work Keys Testing Date - 
February 28, 2018 - 
*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 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

Conflict & Anger Management Course Offered

Click here to access the .pdf of this flyer.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
FEB  2 - NHS Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 - 7:30pm

FEB - FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

FEB  3 - Winter Formal (Snowcoming) 8:00 - 11:00pm

FEB  5 - No School for Students

FEB  7 - StuCo Blood Drive

FEB  19 - No School for Students

FEB  19 - Board of Education Meeting 5:45pm

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

Please consider joining us for the PIN (Parent Information Network) presentation of Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age. The Hartford Area Schools have come together to offer this video opportunity to Parents and Students and anyone with interest is highly encouraged to attend. 
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:

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $70 until it can no longer be purchased on February 26, 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.

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.
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
Flu season is here and showing up in all states.  Here are some tips from the CDC for everyday preventative measures to protect yourself from the flu:  www.cdc.gov

Ovations - Winter Newsletter
A new winter newsletter should have been mailed to your home recently.  Click here for an electronic version.  
United Way - INSPIRE Director
Our students are utilizing Career services that our own Washington County United Way has been supporting. They are currently seeking a director to fill this important position.

United Way of Washington County's role is engaging, convening and mobilizing community resources to address root causes of the county's pressing health and human service needs in three primary areas: Education, Financial Stability and Health. Our goal is to engage communities to create lasting positive changes to community conditions. Candidates should desire an opportunity to drive and compel change uniting schools, businesses and community to focus on our students and the creation of a future talent pipeline.
Click here to read the full description.
Milwaukee Admirals "Dash for Cash" Fundraiser 
HUHS Paraprofessional Bev Worman submitted a letter to the Milwaukee Admirals "Dash for Cash" fundraiser for schools and was selected to participate in their contest to raise money for the special education 18-21 year old transition program.   

During the 5pm game on Sunday, February 11, Bev will be called to the center of the ice, along with 19 other participants.  They will be blowing $7,500 around on the ice and Bev will be collecting as much money as she can for the transition classroom.  The money will be used for community-based activities and classroom supplies. 
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.
Support the HUHS Scholarship Foundation with Amazon Smile
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Hartford Community Happenings

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

If you have any questions about the conference please contact  sara.sturm@huhs.org .

Thank You from Life of Hope
Life of Hope and myself, would like to Thank HUHS, for putting Our Life of Celebration into the Daily and Parent involve and   helping us raise Awareness, Support and Educate ...  
We especially would like to Thank  Local  Businesses in Our Community for Coming together and Donating to Our Event ,it was a Huge Success. 

Faith and Giggles 
Hahn'sTrue Value 
Piggy Wiggly 
Scoop Deville 
Timmer's Resort Restaurant 
Private Donations (members of the Community ) 

We would also like to Thank Tammy Kennedy for Volunteering the Night of. We are Hartford Proud members of the Community...

Video Club 
Some of our students have come together to try and begin a Video Club at HUHS. Click here to see their second episode. Stay tuned for more episodes as our students continue to work towards our very own Video Club!

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


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.

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. 

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.
§  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:
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.

Athletics and Activities
Gymnastics Wins Menomonee Falls Invitational
The discussion turned heated for a mere second.  Annie Mularski and Emily Perkowski were sitting alongside Myia Robinson after Hartford Union completed its work at Saturday's Menomonee Falls Invitational.  The duo was discussing a perferred score for the Orioles in the near future. They had audibily reacted when their score was read out at the conclusion of the meet - a 136.3. It was good enough for a team win by more than three points over Watertown, and the second consecutive invitational Hartford claimed in a weeks' time.  All season long, assistant coach Michael Scherr has promised the team a home-cooked dinner - "and ice cream," Perkowski added - for a 137. Mularski, however has her heights set higher.  "Our goal is to get a 138, and we plan to achieve said goal," the junior said.  "I'll be happier when we get over the 136 hump," head coach Mary Scherr said after the invitational concluded.  They scored a 136.4 last week in earning the Watertown Invitational crown, and have hit 136.5 previously. Getting any part of that extra half-point, however, has been elusive - yet something the  Orioles still strive for.  "Overall, I'm happy with how we did today," coach Scherr said. "I'm looking forward to getting over that 136 zone - that's the goal." Click here to read the full article.

Hartford Union's Annie Mularski reacts after realizing she nearly hit her head on the vault during the Menomonee Falls/Germantown/ Sussex Invitational on Saturday in Menomonee Falls. Gidal Kaiser/Daily New
Hartford Union's Ella Justman performs her balance beam routine during the Menomonee Falls/Germantown/ Sussex Invitational on Saturday in Menomonee Falls. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

OriOwls Swim to the Win in Grafton
After Grafton's dominance in last year's Conference Meet and 3rd place team finish at Division 2 State, the idea of facing Grafton was intimidating. However, while the two returning state swimmers are fast, taking 1st in 3 of 4 individual events, the OriOwls had both a broad and deep enough team to build the 100-80 win.

Top swims this evening came from Cory (2nd in 200 Free, 1st in 100 Fly), Santiago (1st in 200 IM, 2nd in 500 Free), Jeromy (1st 50 Free & 100 Back), Jordan (2nd 200 IM, 1st 100 Free), Logan (3rd 500 Free), Quinn (3rd 100 Free, 2nd 100 Breast), and the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay (Jordan, Jeromy, Cory, Santo).

With tonight's win, the OriOwls conference record stands at 4-1-1, with one Conference dual left to go.
Gymnastics Wins Watertown Invitational
School records fell all over the place for the Orioles gymnasts Saturday in Watertown.  Hartford Union scored 136.4 points to win the Watertown Invitational by 1.675 points. Elkhorn was second. The Menomonee Falls/Germantown/Sussex co-op was fifth (132.15).  The Orioles broke four school records, including Emily Perkowski's personal- best 36.125 all-around score. That score, which came with a win on the balance beam (8.9) and three other top-3 placements, won the all-around meet title, as well.  "Emily broke Kyle Copeland's (35.95) allaround record from 1998," coach Mary Scherr said.  Perkowski registered a 9.5 on the floor exercise, 0.025 points behind teammate Annie Mularski. Mularski's 9.525 established a new school record (old, Janette Bower, 9.35, 1998) and won her the event. The pair led Hartford to a team-record 36.325 score, which was previously set in 1998 (36.325).  Miya Robinson scored a 9.05 on the implement.  "Floor was our second event and the girls looked great," Scherr said. "This is one of the events we've been showing a lot of improvement. The girls have been working hard to up their difficulty and event requirements and have cleaned up their execution significantly."  Mularski also set a team record on the vault with  a 9.2, placing first. The old school record was 9.0 by Copeland in 1998.  Perkowski was third with an 8.75, while Shauna Hoff posted a personal-best 8.25.  "I was a little worried going into the meet because with it being exam week practices were a little rough toward the end," Scherr said. "But we started off on the first rotation on beam with only two falls out of 10 routines which was good.  "However, we need to work on getting our connections and better execution. This has been an event we've struggled on this year, so hopefully we can start pulling it together and getting some consistency."  Perkowski was second on the uneven bars (8.975), while Mularski placed fourth (8.4).  Mularski placed third all-around (35.375).  The junior varsity placed second with a 116.55.  "Moving forward I'm hoping to stay consistent in the areas we're doing well and improve on the things we're struggling with," Scherr said. "I was really proud of how well the girls did today on both JV and varsity. Both team scores were high scores for the season."
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Girls Soccer Open Gym Schedule
Day          Date                 Time                      Building/Location
Monday    2/05/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Monday    2/12/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
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 McKenna
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Track Girls Assistant Coach
Assistant Baseball Coach
Track - Boys Throw Coach
Track - Girls Throw Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

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