January 12, 2018
 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

Class of 2018 Important Information

Jostens  Cap & Gown Orders
Due Tuesday
 January 16, 2018
Flex & Lunch
(10:45am - 12:15pm )
Orders over $60 require a $60 deposit
Orders under $60 please pay in full

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


Senior Class of 2018 photo late orders must be dropped off in the main office by Friday, January 19
AP BioPsych Bundle Guest
On 1/4/18, the AP BioPsych Bundle class had the pleasure of learning from Dr. Caron Dean. Dr. Dean works at the Medical College of Wisconsin and shared her research on stress, pain, and endocannabinoids. It was a great way for students to make connections between research and the content we cover in class. HUHS has been so lucky to have a great working relationship with researchers at MCW.  Whether it be the SMART Team, Conversations with Scientists, site visits or guest speakers, HUHS and MCW work together to extend the classroom beyond the typical curriculum!

Mr. Hoffmann to the Rescue!
Hartford Fire and Rescue would like to welcome a new member to our family. Ben Hoffman has joined the Department and will be starting EMT Basic training within the next week or so. He will be starting ride-alongs to gain experience as well. Please welcome Ben when you see him. He will be a welcome asset to our Team.  

HUHS Smart Team Visits Medical College
The HUHS SMART team visited the lab of Dr. Mark McNally at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Jan. 11th. Students had the opportunity to discuss their model of SRSF2, a protein involved with alternate splicing of RNA. They also got to discuss how the protein structures are solved using both x-ray crystallography and magnetic resonance imaging. The PhD's they talked with were impressed by their background knowledge and experiences they've had in the lab as PLTW students.

Showcase 2018

Band Soup Sale

NHS Spaghetti Dinner and Basketball

English Presentations

Students in my English class gave reading project presentations in small groups, utilizing all the wonderful technology here at HUHS.  Since I came from a school without all these resources, I find it awesome :).  I just wanted to acknowledge what great resources we have, space, technology, etc. to do creative things.                                                              ~Ms. Ringhand
Hartford Chronicle

The December issue of the Hartford Chronicle was issued to students and staff on WednesdayClick here to read the online version.
Staff Appreciation Boys Basketball Night

Softball Soup-Chili Night

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Reminder - January 22
A reminder to all students and Parents that with the updated Semester Exam Schedule   January 22nd  is a school day.
Calendar of Events
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  - This is a School Day

JAN 22 - Board of Education 5:45pm

JAN 31 - HUHS Showcase 6:00 - 8:00pm
Snowed In at the Movies - Next Friday!!

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!   The Hartford Peers 4 Peers 'Snowed In at the Movies' event is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to help chaperone and help with food service.  
The event is  Friday, January 19th and we are asking all volunteers to arrive at  8:30 pm to help set up and check kids in.  The event runs until  6amJanuary 20th, but I understand if some of you can not help all night.

Please respond to me if you or anybody you know would like to help out! 


Adam Kindred, BSPH
Program Coordinator | Elevate, Inc.
N169 W21005 Meadow Lane | Jackson, WI 53037
P:  262-419-6759 | F:  262-677-2124
Attention Seniors - HUHS Scholarship Foundation News
There is still plenty of time to fill out the application for the HUHS Foundation Scholarships. Close to 50 scholarships are available. All details for the application process can be found at http://www.huhs.org/academics/huhsScholarshipFoundation.cfm. You need to fill in the online application, complete the Background and Release of Information Form, and collect three letters of Reference. If you still have further questions, you can send an email to  scholarships@huhs.org .


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. 
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
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  sara.sturm@huhs.org .

Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with us!

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Get Your Oriole YETI!

Click here  to download the .pdf order form.
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.
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.

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

Did you miss the Junior and Parent Night on Wednesday, January 3? Click here to review the presentation. Feel free to reach out to your students counselor with any questions.
Class of 2019 Counselors:
Kari Erickson (A-G)
Holly Oleshko (Md-Sdz)

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 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.


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.

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  www.morainepark.edu/promise. For more information about the program, contact Heidi Sternig, Recruitment Specialist, at  (262) 335-5853 or by e-mail at  hsternig@morainepark.edu.

Career in Health Care Informational Meeting

Athletics and Activities
HUHS Snowboarding
HUHS Student Andres Medina had his first snowboard meet this weekend.  He enjoyed the experience and his snowboarding skills are greatly improving with each practice.  I expect him to be holding his own all season and is a great representation of HUHS.                                                 ~ Snowboarding Coach - Paul Bullis

Hartford Union Places 5th at West Bend West Invitational
It's what both Hartford Union gymnastics coach Mary Scherr and West Bend West coach Jackie Vorpahl mentioned, as did their gymnasts, after the West Bend West Invitational concluded  Saturday at West Bend.  There were positives, as well - the Spartans still placed third, beating out Manitowoc by nine-tenths of a point (130.425-129.525). The Orioles, who missed several varsity starters because of an academic school-related function, placed fifth with 126.45 points and had two athletes - Annie Mularski and Emily Perkowski - in the top eight of the all-around standings.  "I think we did OK," Scherr said. "There is lots we can improve on, but overall I'm OK with how we did for the most part." Click here to read full article.

Hartford Union's Annie Mularski performs her floor routine during the West Bend West Invitational  on Saturday  in West Bend.
Hartford Rallies to Beat West Bend West
Tyler Klein knew he needed just two points for a technical fall.  But the Hartford Union freshman 106-pounder - who is shorter than 5 feet and weighs in at usually 14-15 pounds under the weight limit - also knew "a pin is a lot cooler," as he said after the Orioles claimed a 51-27 North Shore Conference dual win against West Bend West.  So Klein, who was beating Spartans sophomore Ian Mueller 15-2 at the time, pushed for and got the pin at the 5 minute, 3 second mark. Klein's pinfall turned the tide for Hartford, which claimed six consecutive matches to turn a 27-15 deficit into the victory.  "I've done enough dual meets in my youth that I learn (about) momentum and how that plays a big role in the meets," said Klein, who has wrestled since his early middle school years. "It's one more team point, too."  Hartford's point surge included three pins, with Connor Gishkowsky (126 pounds, 1:35) and Daniel Driessen (132, 5:03) grabbing the other two. The Orioles also claimed forfeit wins at 285, 113 and 120.  "We're very happy he went for the pin," Hartford coach Corey McCauley said of Klein. "We knew we'd need the team points. I give credit to West, they are very tough inthe upper weights. I was very happy when we got back to the lower weights because that's kind of our strength."Hartford led 39-27 after Jalen Spuhler had his hand raised at 120, then Gishkowsky took down Thomas Duncan and got three near-fall points before the pinfall. "I was just trying to do my best and help the team out, seal the win," Gishkowsky said. "(Klein) set the momentum, wrestling up 14 pounds, still destroying these kids." The Orioles led 6-0 after Jered Stark's pin at 138, then Kobi Kirsch added another pin at 145 for a 12-0 score.  Click here to read the full article.

December Athlete of the Month

Josh Much has led the Boys varsity Basketball to a 4 - 2 conference record. He leads by example of rebounding, passing the ball to the open man, while playing strong defense. He has taken a leadership role by working hard in practice, coaching others to help them out, and offered to play out of position at times to make the team stronger.           ~ Coach McKenna
OriOwls Dominate Nicolet Knights in the Pool!
The swimming OriOwls stacked up their 3rd win in the North Shore Conference as they out-touched the Nicolet Knights in a home meet in front of a loud an energetic Parents' Night crowd.

Following a 2nd place in the 200 Medley Relay (Staton, Worman, DeBack, Michalak), Cory Maxwell and Logan DeBack tied the team score with a 1st & 2nd in the 200 Free. And that was with Logan (fresh from racing the Medley) coming from behind to overtake Nicolet's Kellman in the last 75. After Santiago Cloud and Jeromy Lofy dominated the 200 IM, with another 1st & 2nd win, and new best times, Hartford-Slinger never looked back.

First place for the rest of the meet belonged to the OriOwls. Santiago with another first in the 100 Butterfly (and Logan in 3rd). Jordan with 1st in the 50 Free and 100 Free. Quinn Worman beat out Nicolet's Zaydman to bring in 2nd for the 100 Free. He then led the 100 Breaststroke from beginning to end, to take 1st, while Zach Michalak brought in 3rd. Cory earned another 1st in the 500 Free and Jeromy captured the 100 Backstroke. The Fast Four (Cloud, Christnovich, Lofy, Maxwell) dominated both the 200 and 400 Free Relays to wrap up the night.

In a Conference that was well represented at State last year, the OriOwls are now making their mark with a 3-1 record with 3 conference match ups yet to go.

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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