January 19, 2018
 Hartford Union High School District
Showcase 2018

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
Late Jostens  Cap & Gown Orders
Can be turned in to the Main Office

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

Band Soup Sale

Middle School Math Meet
This afternoon our Math Club hosted the 8th Annual Hartford Area Middle School Math Meet.  Approximately 250 students from our associate districts were at HUHS from 11:30-2:30.  Competition was held in the second floor math classrooms followed by an awards ceremony in the cafeteria.  Over 70 HUHS Math Club members volunteered for the afternoon to help make this a success! What an awesome sight to see 250 middle schoolers get pumped about math!

Impactful Coaching Stars! 
All Department Chairs and most administrators had an opportunity to learn about and practice their coaching skills during the Impactful Coaching professional development session sponsored by the Association for Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA).   A variety of HUHS teachers were selected to share their coaching purpose statements with participants and they did a beautiful job!

Birds Nest Creations
Thursday Night was Senior Night at the Birdbath for the Boys HUHS Swim Team.   It was requested that the Birds Nest class make these arrangements to give to the Seniors... They Loved them... :)

NHS Spaghetti Dinner and Basketball


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 Monday,  January 22nd  is a school day.
Calendar of Events
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

FEB  2 - NHS Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 - 7:30pm

FEB - FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

FEB  3 - Winter Formal 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
Snowed In at the Movies - Tonight !

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

Admission is $20 at the door. 

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

Movies being shown are:

Online Store Sale


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
Health Minute
Flu season is here and showing up in all states.  Here is a link to the CDC web site to track the number of cases by state.  

Essential Oil Diffusers were a popular gift for the holidays.  Click  here for an article from the National Poison Control Center about the potential dangers of misusing essential oils.

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!

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. 
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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!


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. 

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.

Athletics and Activities
Boys Swimming Senior Night
It all came down to one race. Team scores within 2 points of each other. Despite Hartford-Slinger's wins in 8 of 10 events, 2nd place in 3, it was a night where one illness and 2 races lost by hundredths of a second left the meet in the balance. And not just the meet, but likely also 3rd place standing in North Shore Conference boys swimming. Two relay entries from each team. A winner-takes-all 400 Relay is always intense - but none can compare to  tonight. The options: win, lose, or tie.

In front of a wild Senior Night crowd, the OriOwl A Relay (Santo, Jeromy, Cory, Jordan) took the lead in the first leg and expanded it steadily to a 7.82 second win. All eyes turned to Homestead and Hartford-Slinger's B Relays. Evan attacked Homestead's lead and finished the 3rd leg with the teams now neck-and-neck. The entire BirdBath crowd was on its feet, pouring its energy into the pool through screaming cheers. We came up short by .37 seconds, but it wasn't for lack of effort.

An 85-85 tie with Homestead only happened because of 26 best times across the team and these wins:
1st in Medley and 400 Free Relay (Jeromy, Santo, Cory, Jordan)
Santiago - 1st 200 & 500 Free
Jeromy - 1st 200 IM & 100 Free
Logan - 2nd 500 Free & 3rd 200 IM
Jordan - 1st 50 Free & 2nd 50 Free
Cory - 1st 100 Fly & 2nd 100 Back
Quinn - 1st 100 Breaststroke

What a way to celebrate our Seniors

Girls Soccer Open Gym Schedule
Day          Date                 Time                      Building/Location
Monday    1/22/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
Monday    1/29/2018     7:00 PM - 08:30 PM     Hartford Union High SchoolField House
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
OriOwls Fast Swims at Fond du Lac Invite
Whether it's that time in the season, or the pool, or the make-up of competing teams, or a combination of all three, the Fondy Memorial Invite is always one of the best meets of the season. Today was no exception, as the boys built on winning energy and cheered each other on to 7 medal-scoring races, 60% best individual times (including 11 lifetime bests), and 2 best relay times. The 400 Free Relay, at 3:25.68, is within 1 second of last year's state qualifying time.

The top scoring swims came from
Santiago's 2nd place 200 Free & 6th place 100 Breaststroke
Jordan's 3rd place 100 Free & 5th place Free (both LTBs)
Cory's 6th place 100 Fly (LTB) & 10th place 100 Back (SB)
6th place 200 Medley Relay (Jeromy, Santiago, Cory, Jordan) (SB)
6th place 400 Free Relay (Jeromy, Jordan, Cory, Jordan) (SB)
Jeromy's 8th place 100 FR (LTB)

We also saw best times from Zach Michalak & Adam Marx (100% LTB), Roberto Barrera & Evan Staton (75% LTB), Robbie Wolff, Alex Hall, Bobby Klockow, Logan DeBack, & Tate Stoeckmann.

**LTB = lifetime best
SB = Season's Best

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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