January 20, 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

American Military History Course
On Thursday, January 12th, Army veteran Nathan Wegner and Nick Cole spoke to Mr. Manlick's American Military History course.  Mr. Wegner and Mr. Cole provided the students their firsthand account from the Iraq War.  

Nathan spent three years ( Nov. 06 to Dec. 09)  in the military including a 15 month deployment to Mosul, Iraq as a MP (military police).  His missions were to train IPs (Iraqi Police), prisoner transport, and check-in with military police command centers throughout the city of Mosul, Iraq.  Since Nathan's honorable discharge he has completed his bachelor's degree through the GI program, and is now currently the IT Help Desk Specialist at HUHS. 

Scholastic Art Awards
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

Alexandra Behmke   Drawing    GOLD KEY

   Alexandra Behmke   Drawing   Silver Key

Danielle Kilthau   Drawing   Silver Key

Rebekah Stege   Painting   Silver Key

Flower Sale

Winter Dance
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
End of Quarter/Semester 1

No School for Students

Snowed In At The Movies

HUHS Showcase

No School for Students

Winter Dance

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!
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.

The Senior Picture deadline has passed. Parent's, please stay tuned for Senior Baby Ads, information will be sent out next week and due at the end of February.
Health Minute
There are quite a few recalls this week.  None of the food products are sold here at HUHS.  You may want to check if something you got for the holidays is on this list like the Himalayan salt lamps: 

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:


La La Land  PG13

A Dog's Purpose   PG

Resident Evil  R

XXX: Return of Xander Cage   PG13

The Bye Bye Man   PG13

Heroin Highway
The Noon Rotary Club of West Bend is pleased to announce Hidden in Plain Sight and the Heroin Highway Lecture Series.  This program will focus on educating parents on the critical issue of prescription drug abuse, underage drinking/tobacco consumption and other forms of illegal drug use.

Located at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom with many items hidden or in plain view that helps to identify areas where teens may hide drugs, alcohol and other paraphernalia.  It also points out household items that can be used to either cover up drug and alcohol abuse or can be used to facilitate drug and alcohol use.  The purpose of the program is to educate family and caregivers about the signs that can be an indicator of drug abuse. 

Guided tours of the exhibit bedroom will begin on January 21st and will run Saturday's from 10 am - 2pm and on Thursday's from 5 pm - 8 pm through February 23rd.  It is free to attend and open to everyone 18 and older.  The exhibit is located next to the MPTC Library at the West Bend Campus.

As part of the exhibit, there will be a five-part lecture series titled The Heroin Highway.  Further information on the specific dates, topics, and speakers for this program can be found at www.facebook.com/hiddeninplainsightwb.

Assisting the Rotary Club of West Bend with this project is Elevate, The Heroin Task Force of Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College.
Student Services
Accuplacer Test at HUHS
Moraine Park Technical College will be holding Accuplacer testing here at HUHS on   Tuesday, March 21 at 7am  in Room 89/91.  There is a $10 test fee (cash or check) that will be collected on the day of the test. Checks can be made out to Moraine Park Technical College or MPTC. The Accuplacer test fulfills admission/ placement test requirements at many technical colleges throughout the state.  Students can use results to find out how ready they are for college. If interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the Student Services Office. The deadline to register is   Tuesday, March 14 at 2:45pm.

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.  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. 
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.
The Girls State Program is the week of June 18-23, 2017 on the UW-Oshkosh campus.  The Boys State Program is the week of June 10-17, 2017 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 24.  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.
If you would like more information about the programs, please go to either:
www.badgerboysstate.com   or   
Educational Spotlight - Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin
Students can study and experience music through many different ways at Lawrence, whether it is in the Bachelor of Music program, Bachelor of Arts in Music program, the flagship double-degree Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Music program, or simply performing in ensembles while pursuing a non-music major. No matter what a student's musical and academic goals are, Lawrence will work to help achieve them all.   http://www.lawrence.edu/ 
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Boys Swimming News
The Swimming Orioles lost a close meet (92-77) to the well-matched opponent of Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine/Pewaukee Tuesday night. However, they took first in 6 of the 11 events, and the competition spurred best times. Specifically:

Cory Maxwell's 1st place in 500 free with a personal best of 5:33.18  
Santiago Cloud's personal best of 52.99 for his leg of the winning 400 relay, with Cory close behind at 53.59
Jeromy Lofy's 1st place in 100 back with a personal best of 1:02.94
Jordan Christnovich's 1st place in both the 50 and 100 free with personal bests of 23.84 and 53.79

Hartford will return to the pool against Beaver Dam on Thursday, but you can see them in action next week Thursday against WLT Conference arch-rival West Bend for Senior Night.

More swimming news...

Hungry for the win against Beaver Dam, Hartford's Sharks of the Pool returned satisfied.
Competition was fierce. The sharks were fiercer.

The score (95-69) doesn't touch the story of this final dual between Hartford and Beaver Dam. Nearly every race was a tough fight for 1st and close 2nd, resulting in personal and seasonal bests (again) across the team.

Cory Maxwell 1st 200 free (2:02.82) & 100 fly (1:00.16)
Jordan Christnovich 1st 50 free (52.20) & 100 free (52.20)
Santiago Cloud 1st 500 free (5:10.51) & 2nd 100 breast (1:07.38, losing by 0.12 seconds)
Jeromy Lofy 1st 100 back (1:02.57) & 3rd 100 free (53.65)
Mitchell Worman 2nd 200 IM (2:16.92) & 3rd 100 breast (1:08.13)

1st for 200 Free Relay of Mitchell, Erik Doll, Zach Michalak, & Jordan
1st for 400 Free Relay of Jordan, Jeromy, Cory, & Santiago

Come watch these sharks of the pool in next week's final dual meet against West Bend - the toughest competitor in the Conference.

Owls Best Orioles in Overtime
"I told them that I wouldn't have done anything different," Orioles coach Ben Hoffmann said. "Defensively, we played well. We held them in the 40s, but we just needed to make a couple more shots."  "I wasn't panicked," Sabin said of the final play. "I knew we'd pull it out and the defense pulled through."  "We wanted to stay in front and switch on a ball screen," Schieve said. "The key was the pressure by Jacob Olson when they were bringing the ball up the floor. They had to rush a shot and we had a guy right there. Those last seven seconds, we executed well."  The game was defensive-minded for 40 minutes, and Slinger held a slim 17-15 lead at halftime.  "I'll take that any day, no matter how we shoot," Hoffmann said of the 17-point first half.  Hartford had a scoring drought of almost nine minutes, but Slinger never pulled away.  "It's one thing to score 15 and have 15 turnovers, but we took care of the ball," Hoffmann said. "That's a credit to Slinger. They mixed things up up. We just needed to put the ball in the hole."  It was a zone look defensively for Slinger, that led to the patience of Hartford and the lack of scoring in the first half.  "I thought our 3-2 zone was effective and did a nice job keeping them out of the middle," Schieve said.  Sabin finished with a game-high 21 points, including 11 in the second half. He finished 13-of-17 on free throws and completed the double-double with 15 rebounds.  Evans added 15 points.  Much led the Orioles with 16 points.  Jake Lynch finished with 10.  "What I told them before the game was the exact same thing after; this is why you go out for the basketball team," Hoffmann said. "There was great energy. They had a great following and we had a great following. It was exciting."

Hartford host Slinger at  7:15 p.m. Feb. 17.

Slinger's Thomas Noltner is fouled by Hartford Union's Logan Ketelhut as he passes in the first half Friday night in Slinger. John Ehlke/Daily News
Slinger's Derek Sabin is pressured as he passes by Hartford Union's Josh Much (22) in the first half on Friday night in Slinger. John Ehlke/Daily News
Click  here to read full article 
Girls Basketball Get Win Over West Bend West
A stark difference showed as Hartford Union and West Bend West walked off the court Saturday night in West Bend. On one side, Hartford's Katelyn Matt, Emily Perschbacher and Maddy Sieczkowski, smiled and laughed as they clumped together after the Orioles' 54-49 victory. "Coming off a tough loss (Friday) night against Beaver Dam (96-45), and then rebounding today, the way they played, I was very proud of my team," HUHS coach Chris Shelsta said. "They did it as a team tonight." The Spartans faced a 10-point deficit (47-37) with a little more than three minutes to play, but spent the next two thinning the deficit. Sophomore guard Lauren Downs hit two foul shots for a 47-39 score, then later Buettner sank a 3-pointer for a 47-42 Hartford edge with 1:25remaining. However, just as it happened most of the night, or the weekend, West couldn't string stops down the stretch. The Orioles scored four in the next 35 seconds on Morgan Lentz's free throws and a Perschbacher basket, and added three foul shots down the stretch to help offset the Spartans' seven points in the final 30 seconds. Lentz and Perschbacher paved the way for Hartford, with each scoring double figures. Lentz netted 22 and Perschbacher added 11. There was a stretch between the first and second half the duo combined for the Orioles' 15 points. They scored five in the final 1:39 of the first for a 26-25 halftime deficit, then opened the second with consecutive jumpers (Lentz first, Perschbacher second) for a 6-0 run and a 29-26 lead. "We wanted to win," Lentz said. "We wanted to attack them, and we weren't going to let off the gas at any point. Yeah, both teams were tired, both had a game (Friday) and quick turnaround ... but both of us wanted the win. Hartford just wanted it more." 

Hartford Union's Emily Perschbacher, Maddy Sieczkowski and Katelyn Matt smiles as they lead the Orioles off the court following a 54-49 victory against West Bend West in West Bend. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
West Bend West's Maddison Baker holds on to a rebound while being guarded by Hartford Union's Emily Perschbacher during their game Saturday in West Bend. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

Click  here  to read full article 
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 Golf Assistant
Girls Soccer Assistant 
Head Girls Cross Country Coach
JV2 Boys Soccer Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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