January 6, 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:

Friday January 6 - Senior pictures are due TODAY!
Click here for link to detailed information including late photos information

Wednesday January 11 is a required Senior Meeting during resource.  At this meeting, important graduation information will be distributed and the 2017 Senior Class Picture will be taken. 
Order forms for the Senior Class Photo are available now in the Main Office. Click here to download and print order form. Click here for instructions. Please bring the money and order forms with you on Wednesday, January 11.
Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19 - Cap & Gown orders due.
Kohl State Excellence Scholarship Finalist
On December 19, 2016 the Kohl Teacher Fellowship/Excellence Scholarship Evaluation Committee met at CESA 6 to evaluate 73 Student Excellence Scholarship applications and 27 Teacher Fellowship applications that had been submitted to our office for review.  The committee consisted of a Parent Consultant, Teachers, Administrators, Grant Writers, Directors of Special Education, Social Worker, Program Support Teachers, AODA, Business office personnel, Technology Specialists and the Career & Technical Education Coordinator. Their job was to select 20 student and 20 teacher applications to send on to state competition.  This committee will make their selections when they meet in late January, 2017 and the Kohl Foundation will announce State Excellence Scholarship recipients in early March. Congratulations to Senior Josie DeRosa on being selected as a finalist and good luck at the state level competition!
Science - High Interest Day
Before the Holidays, our Science Department put together their annual "High Interest Day" to help students in all Science classes explore all of the opportunities that their department has to offer.

TEE Winter Camp
Over Winter Break, the TEE Department held their annual Winter Camp for 6th to 8th Grade Students!

Gingerbread House Decorating Competition
Congratulations to Adriana Marquardt, Nate Schuetzler, Haley Mercure and Cory Maxwell. These Culinary Arts II students won first place in the CAII Gingerbread House Decorating Competition. They put their garnishing skills to good work.

World Religions Guest Speaker
Mr.  Neil Mehta came and spoke to 1st and 2nd hr. World Religion classes about the religion of Jainism.  World Religion recently studied Hinduism and Buddhism in class, and much like those two religions, Jainism originated in India and shares many of the traits and practices of those faiths.  Mr. Mehta related his own experiences within the Jain faith and discussed some of the more traditional beliefs and practices.  Students asked great, though-provoking questions that led to wonderful discussions throughout his visit.


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).
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 is TODAY!

Senior Picture Requirements:
  • Senior pictures are due JANUARY 6, 2017. If you have a photo that you would still like to submit after January 6, a $25 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 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
You may have recently heard of the term "dabbing."  Here is an explanation of what it is.  Click  here  to read article from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.    
Fashion Show and Benefit for Friends of Abused Families Tonight - January 6
On January 6th a charity fashion show will be held. Show starts at 8pm at Hartford Union High School in the Drama Lecture Hall. Designers Lularoe, who will be selling clothing, and Lupita Murillo will be showcasing their beautiful pieces. Guest speaker Buck Blodgett from The Love is Greater than Hate Project will also be giving a presentation. Admission will be $5 during resource the 12th through the 16th and $10 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Abused Families Washington County. Along with this event there will also be raffle prizes from each designer and more. Hope to see you there.   

                                    ~   Senior - Jade Rock 
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

Snowed In At The Movies

Click here to download permission slip
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.

Junior Parent/Student Night

Junior students and their parents had the opportunity to attend the Junior Parent Night on Wednesday, January 4 at HUHS.  Materials distributed at the event are available in the Student Services Office.   The presentation has been uploaded to the website so anyone unable to attend the program can be informed.   Please look for it in the Counseling section of the website under Academics.

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
Player of the Year - Christian Tyrpak
Do more. Be smarter.  Those were the words, in essence, Hartford Union's coaches told senior forward Cristian Tyrpak as the 2016 season - his senior year - began.  Tyrpak netted 30 goals in three varsity seasons previously, so scoring more was not an issue. He netted 21 as a senior, to close with 51.  His goal total stands third in school history behind James Weber (173) and Colin O'Brien (64), while his 61 points ranks seventh on the school's list.  However, the staff asked for a mindset change.  Tyrpak admittedly always wanted to score, always wanted the ball at his feet. Since the game first beckoned him to the pitch, the four-year varsity player wanted to be the one fans cheered after a goal was scored.  Longtime Orioles coach Jack De Selm attempted to rein in Tyrpak, in a sense. It was easy at first - he wasn't the offensive focal point as a freshman and sophomore, and scored just 10 goals between 2014-15.  He then added four assists to a junior-year 20 goals. Yet they  wanted more.  "My coach put me into a couple different roles (in 2016) where he knew teams would be man-marking me, double-teaming me," Tyrpak said. "So he would have me pull them away."  Stop trying to go 1-on-2, or even 1-on-3. Be a dummy, draw the defense out. Be a playmaker, but in a different sense.  "One of his objectives was to win as many games as possible, including conference," De Selm said. "We knew that if we played him in certain positions, it would open up the necessary spacing for others to fill the gap and have the ball fed to them."  The Orioles reached the Division 1 regional championship  and won 13 matches (13-41) for the second consecutive season. Tyrpak's effort as a senior included six assists - the most he's had in a season - and raised his career total to 10.  He was named first-team All-Wisconsin Little Ten, put on the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State list as a "Best of the Rest" list honoree, and voted Daily News All-County Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Click  here to read full article in the Daily News.  

Player of the Year - Ryan Zuern
Having played three years on the varsity football team at Hartford Union, Ryan Zuern rewrote a little of the history books.  Zuern recalls what it was like as an underclassmen playing on varsity.  "I remember that sophomore year, I had some of the best teammates," Zuern said. "They took me in and mentored me pretty good. They made me feel comfortable, which allowed me to do what I did."  What he did was rush for 4,529 yards for the Orioles - an average of 151 per game - and amassed 46 touchdowns.  "The first weekend they called me up (to varsity), I was second string and I was like, 'I'm fine with this,'" Zuern said. "Then I was first string and the pressure was building. I took it day-by-day, and every game I focused on getting better and making less mistakes."  When his number was called, he was ready.  "You have to rely on your training," Zuern said. "You workout all summer and you have to rely on  that whatever you put in is what you'll get out. I realized that I'd be getting the ball more and I knew I had to do something with it. I had the feeling of not wanting to let anybody down."  Zuern fell 43 yards short of breaking Charlie Weissman's alltime school record for rushing yards - 4,571. Weissman also used to have the record for most rushing yards in a game for the Orioles (317).  That was until the final game of the regular season in October when Zuern ran all over rival Slinger. He rushed for 350 yards on 35 carries.  "I'm glad he's graduating," Slinger coach Bill Jacklin joked.  "He's a special back," he added. "You usually either have a power  back, or one that's fast and elusive. He's a combination of both. That's what makes him so unique."

Click  here to read full article in the Daily News.

Hartford Union's Ryan Zuern scores his fourth touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter of a game against West Bend West on Sept. 9 in Hartford. The Orioles won 35-29

Girls Basketball beats West Bend East
A 10-minute scoring drought by West Bend East on Wednesday allowed Hartford Union to take control.  The Orioles went on a 13-0 run during that span and built a 24-point lead. It culminated in a 54-31 Wisconsin Little Ten Conference victory for them - the first of the season.  "The girls did a great job being patient and making things happen," Hartford coach Chris Shelsta said. "They were looking for a good shot and each other. That's what broke down East's defense; we were able to move the ball and attack."  Hartford (3-8, 1-4) had a 28-17 lead at the break.  "The score didn't matter. It was 0-0," Shelsta said. "We have to be able to put two  halves together and not focus on just one. That's been a challenge for us. We played one good half, then we don't come out strong. Tonight we came out strong."

Click  here to read full article in the Daily News.

Hartford Union's Kayla Okla, flips West Bend East's Katelyn Matenaer as the two fight for position during Wednesday's game in West Bend. John Ehlke/Daily News
West Bend East guard Auburn Larson fights for possession of a rebound with two Hartford Union players in the first half of Wednesday's game in West Bend. John Ehlke/Daily News

Santiago Cloud - December Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Boys Swimming Team member, Santiago Cloud who was chosen as the December Athlete of the Month.  As a freshman, Santiago is a leader of the team with the fastest times, an excellent worth ethic, and a vision for the end of the season.  He is catching the attention of competing coaches with his speed and form in the Individual Medley and 500!  
Way to go Santiago!

 Santiago Cloud's 200 Individual Medley
Boys Swimming Meet Results
In a close meet against Waukesha West-Mukwonago, these were the top swimming Orioles:

1st place 200 yard Free Relay of Mitchell Worman, Logan Deback, Robbie Wolff, Jordan Christnovich
Cory Maxwell - 1st in 500 Free and 100 Back
Santiago Cloud - 1st in 200 IM, 2nd in 100 Butterfly
Jeromy Lofy - 2nd in 50 Free and 100 Free
Jordan Christnovich - 2nd in 200 Free and 3rd in 100 Back
Mitchell Worman - 2nd in 100 Breast

 Santiago Cloud's 200 Individual Medley

Wrestling Slinger Match Highlights
HARTFORD - Slinger has been where Hartford Union is: An inexperienced lineup going up against a tough rival.  For many years as Wisconsin Little Ten Conference foes, Hartford won the duals with Slinger.   "We have a lineup full of firstyear starters," Hartford coach  Steve Best said. "Slinger has some tough kids. We got beat by a team that's better than us." A few years ago, Slinger was a team with youth and inexperience, looking for as many points as possible throughout matches. Hartford is in that position now.  "We made plenty of mistakes, as rookies do, but we gave it what we had," Best said. "Slinger deserved to win because they were the better team. That's how the sport works."   Hartford freshman Jalen Spuhler recorded a pin in 5:04 at 113 pounds. Danny Driessen earned a pin at 132 (3:46) and Kobi Kirsch recorded a pin in 5:03 at 145 pounds.  Quinn Meinerz also won in a 5-1 dec. over Casey Osterberg.

Click here to read full article in the Daily News.

Hartford Union's Kayla Okla, flips West Bend East's Katelyn Matenaer as the two fight for position during Wednesday's game in West Bend. John Ehlke/Daily News
West Bend East guard Auburn Larson fights for possession of a rebound with two Hartford Union players in the first half of Wednesday's game in West Bend. John Ehlke/Daily News

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
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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