January 13, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
January Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for January are Frances Duffek and Anna Hermann. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!


Frances Duffek   
   Anna Hermann

SENIORS - Important Information this Month
Important dates for the Month of January:

The Senior Class Photo was taken January 11  
Order forms for the Senior Class Photo are available in the Main Office. Click here to download and print order form. Click here for instructions. Please bring the money and order forms to the Main Office by January 18
Wednesday January 18 is an Early Release Day. Jostens will be here at the end of the day to collect orders.  Please bring orders and payments on Wednesday. 
DECA Districts
HUHS competed at DECA Districts this past  Saturday at Kettle Moraine High School.  There were 27 competitors with 8 students earning medals.  

- Lauren Hautala earned two medals and placed 1st in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.
- Darien Horst and Melanie Rigden earned two medals and placed 5th in Travel and Tourism.
- Lexi Brown and Melanie Helvick earned one medal and placed 5th in Business Law and Ethics. 
- Marley Kreger placed 5th in Marketing Communications.
- Cassidy Sheehan and Megan Kellicut earned a medal in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. 

Eight students will move on to compete at the State Career Development Conference in March at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, WI. 

Fashion Show Benefits Friends of Abused Families
GEDO2 student, Jade Rock, put together a program to raise money for Friends of Abused Families, Washington County. Buck Blodgett from Love>Hate spoke as did Lupita Murillo, a Milwaukee based clothing designer. Following the presentations,  there was a fashion show highlighting LuLaRoe clothing and Murillo's designer-wear.

Health Careers and Human Services Guests
Denise Goetzke, a Reiki practitioner, "reads" a student's energy field and chakras. Reiki, a type of energy therapy, falls under the umbrella of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), a subject in which the students in Health Careers and Human Services are learning.

Two dental assistants from Grand Avenue Dental clinic, Sara Neureuther and Holly Pribnow, spoke to the students in Health Careers and Human Services class.

Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the following students who won awards in the 2016-17  Scholastic Art and Writing Competition:

Winning an honorable mention for their art:
Hanna Bertucci   2 Honorable Mentions for two paintings
Sophia  Christianson  Painting   Honorable Mention
Heather Griesmer   Painting    Honorable Mention
Trinity Olson  Painting  Honorable Mention
Rachel Robbeloth   Painting  Honorable Mention
Laci Schlosser   Art Portfolio  Honorable Mention
Nicole Schramm Painting  Honorable Mention
Valerie Vespalec   Drawing and Painting   2 Honorable Mentions
Rebekah Stege   Mixed Media   Honorable Mention

The following students work was chosen for award and will be shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum Scholastic Exhibition   February 4 through March
Rebekah Stege   Fashion   Silver Key
Rebekah Stege   Painting   Silver Key
Danielle Kilthau   Drawing   Silver Key
Rebecca Gutierrez   Sculpture   Silver Key
Alexandra Behmke   Drawing   Silver Key
Alexandra Behmke   Drawing    GOLD KEY
Awards Day Ceremonies on  February 11th, and in the Scholastic Art Awards - Wisconsin Exhibition, on-view  February 4th through March.
Flower Sale


Peers 4 Peers

Peers 4 Peers is comprised of a group of HUHS students who are trained listeners and helpers for their fellow students. Peers members are available to help with a variety of issues, whether it's for freshman students still struggling with the transition to high school or for students needing a peer to listen to their concerns. As we move into 2nd semester, please know Peers 4 Peers is ready to listen! To make a referral, contact one of your student's teachers or Peers advisor Michelle Yu at  michelle.yu@huhs.org

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Early Release

JANUARY 19 & 20
Semester Exams

End of Quarter

No School for Students

Snowed In At The Movies

HUHS Showcase

No School for Students

Board of Education Meeting - 5:45pm

Mid Winter Band Concert

Stu-Co Blood Drive

Mid Winter Choral Concert
HUHS Scholarship Foundation Application Forms 

The HUHS Scholarship Foundation application forms are now available for seniors on our website :   http://www.huhs.org/academics/huhsScholarshipFoundation.cfm
Forms require both student and parent signatures, and are due no later than
Monday, February 27, 2017 by 3:00 pm in the Counseling Office.  No applications will be taken after that date and time. 
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!
Parking Pass Information - Important!
Just a friendly reminder to have student parking passes visible on the car they bring to school (If they use multiple cars, make sure it's on the one they bring to school).  We have been experiencing students taking parking spots without a pass so the police will be checking.
Also, there are still passes available for the 2016-2017 school year.  The North Lot $100 (big lot attached to the school) has 7 passes left and the East Lot $50 (smaller one across the street) lot has about 20 left.
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).
Associate School Looking for Help
Central Middle School is participating in the Pack'er Up Donation Challenge.  Special Education Teacher Sue Gebben is having her students collect, count and prepare items for donation to Goodwill in the hopes of winning the challenge and having Packer Great Donald Driver come to their school. If you have any items for donation, please consider dropping it off at Central (1100 Cedar Street).  Collection will continue through the Month of April. There will be a few  Saturday morning drop off dates to be advised.  If you have any questions you may contact  Sue Gebben.
Click  here to learn more about this fun challenge.
HUHS Talent Show

Fire up the amps, drag out the tap shoes and hone that comedy act; it's time for the annual HUHS Talent Show. Auditions will be taking place on January 31st and February 8th in room 146 from 5:00 - 7:00. For more information please see Ms. Parker or a member of the student council.

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
Click here to see the list of Senior Pictures Received . The deadline has passed, but late pictures are accepted with a $25 fee until January 20.

Senior Picture Requirements:
  • Senior pictures were due JANUARY 6, 2017. If you have a photo that you would still like to submit a $25 late fee will occur.
  • If a senior picture is not submitted, the Life Touch ID photograph will be used.
  • 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 by January 20 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
Health Minute
Click here for an interesting article on Kale.  

Food recalls:  *NOTE*  These food products are not sold at HUHS, but many are popular brands sold in our area including the peppermint Twinkies.   http://www.fda.gov
Save the Date - Screenagers is coming to Hartford!
Are you watching kids scroll through life, 
with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second
 attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney
 Ruston saw that with her own kids and takes a 
deeply personal approach as she probes into the 
vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles
 over social media, video games, academics and 
Internet addiction. Through poignant, and 
unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising
 insights from authors, psychologists, and brain 
scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time
impacts kids' development and offers solutions on
 how adults can empower kids to best navigate the
 digital world and find balance.

More Information can be found at:  screenagersmovie.com

Save the Date to See it on one of the following Dates/Locations:
Tuesday, January 31 - Richfield School, 7:00PM
Thursday, February 2 - Hartford's Schubert Theater, 6:00PM and 7:30PM

RIPPLES - Anxiety Group for Teenage Females

Click  here for Group Permission Slip and more details.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Carmen Klenner
Concordia University, Practicum Prof. Counselor
262-483-8056 counselor.klenner@gmail.com

Snowed In At The Movies

Click here to download permission slip

Tentative Movie line up - subject to change:

XXX: Return of Xander Cage   PG13
Hidden Figures   PG
La La Land  PG13
Patriots Day  R
The Bye Bye Man   PG13

Student Services
Input Requested from Parents-
The Student Services Department consists of four school counselors, a school social worker and a school psychologist.  Student Services programs are most effective when they meet the needs of students.  To identify those needs, your input is requested.  Please click the link provided to answer the questions to best help us serve those needs.  We ask only parents to complete this survey as students will receive a different survey during homeroom.  https://goo.gl/forms/a8WW9cRNNT0DeoAC2

2017-2018 Course Registration
Information on the 2017-18 course registration process will be coming towards the end of January Involve.  Please watch for this!

PSAT Results
On December 12, students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet received an email reminder from College Board explaining where and how to  view their scores .

Students will be invited to an interpretation session in January.  Test booklets and paper copies of test results will be distributed at that time, as well as an overview of how to interpret the score reports.  This will be done during Resource period.  Stay tuned for a date.

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:
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
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 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. 
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Wrestling - Orioles top Suns, 44-27
Hartford Union turned a nine-point deficit into a 12-point advantage in just four matches. It led to a 44-27 victory against Wisconsin Little Ten foe West Bend East on Wednesday"When you're young and give up a forfeit at each dual, it can be tough times," Hartford Union coach Steve Best said. "You have to stay positive and keep building. It can be harder if the wins aren't coming. "This allows the kids to say, OK, this is what the hard work is doing,'" he added. "That breeds more hard work and you now practice with a purpose." The dual began at 120 pounds. After eight matches, the visitors led 28-17, despite two unlikely forfeits involving a pair of East's top two weight classes.  "We didn't have a returning state-qualifier (Bryce) or two ranked kids," Brent Henschel said. "That's a 24-point swing." East normally forfeits the 138-pound class. With the two additional ones Wednesday, it had three consecutive forfeits. That led to an 18-15 advantage for Hartford. The Suns quickly made up for the forfeits with three consecutive pins from Cooper Schlosser (152), Cody Hughes (160) and Kyle Yochem (170). Hartford would not lose another match.   

Hartford Union's Quinn Meinerz takes down West Bend East's Jason Myrick in the 285-pound match during Wednesday's dual in Hartford. Meinerz won after pinning Myrick in the second round. Hartford Union won the match, 44-27.  John Ehlke/Daily 

Click here to read full article 
Girls Gymnastics News
Hartford Union placed seventh (112.7), nearly a full point ahead of Oconomowoc.  Ella Justman scored a 7.775 on the balance beam, and was the highest individual event scorer at 15th. Justman led off the varsity, and coach Mary Scherr noted six of her 10 athletes "stuck their routine."  "That's always a highlight when you're low on beam falls," Scherr added.  The Orioles participated in only their  second competition and Scherr felt they were shaky on the floor.  "I think we did really well. We have a very young team, and I only had one senior competing today," she added. "Had some that were pretty nervous for their first time out, that have never competed before."     
Hartford Union's Ella Justman performs during her balance beam routine.  Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
Click here to read full article 
New Scoreboards for HUHS Gym

On Friday , during a boys varsity basketball game, the Hartford Union High School Athletics Department recognized the organizations that made the new scoreboards a reality. Activities and Athletic Director Scott Helms and Principal Dan Dobner presented the clubs and businesses with a plaque noting their extreme generosity. Helms is on the left in all group photos and Dobner is on the right.

Representing Broan-NuTone is Greg Wilgenbusch and his wife, Denise
The Hartford Basketball Club with board members Neil Reskeske, Eric Garretson, Jeff Martin, Jesse Egan and Nick Frank
The Hartford Athletic Booster Club with board members Sharon Meinberg and Monica Braun
Representing Quad/Graphics is Cathy Hesprich, Steve Brault and Kris Woltmann

Boys Swimming Beats Watertown
Hartford Union claimed its first Wisconsin Little Ten dual  Thursday at home, beating Watertown, 102-66. The Orioles won nine of 11 events, including a pair of victories by Santiago Cloud.  Cloud won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.56, a personal-best) and 500  freestyle (5:21.18). Jeromy Lofy placed second (5:53.42) to give Hartford (2-2, 1-0) a pair of 1-2 finishes.  Mitchell Worman (1:04.14) and Jordan  Christnovich (1:04.68) were at the top of the podium after the 100 backstroke.  Christnovich also won the 200 freestyle with a personal-best 2:00.07.  Cory Maxwell won the 200 IM in 2:19.93 during the night's closest race. He beat Watertown's Colt Galecki by 0.04 seconds.

Save the Date - UW Madison Varsity Band Show February 18
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!

Save the Date:  Hartford Gridiron Trivia Night
The Hartford Gridiron Club Trivia Night is back! Join us for the 3rd annual Gridiron Trivia Night on  February 25 . This year's theme is "Night at the Movies." The evening will feature movie-related trivia, prizes for best-themed and best dressed table and lots of fun!  View our registration form for more information . Forms and registration fee are due back to Coach Skifton by  February 17 . See you there!

Coaching Positions
Head Boys Volleyball
Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach
Boys Baseball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant
Girls Soccer Assistant 
Girls Cross Country Coach
JV2 Boys Soccer Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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