July 28, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
2017-2018 Registration Information 
General Information
On behalf of the entire HUHS staff, we hope you are enjoying your summer! It's hard to believe we are sending information out about registration already! This year we will start using online registration for school and all co-curricular athletics and activities. 

Click here for 2017-2018 School Registration Instructions

Click here for 2017-2018 Co-Curricular Registration Instructions

Students will still need to attend one of the following days to obtain their photo ID. Also, we will have in-person help available to assist you if needed with the online registration process. Those dates are as follows:

  • Monday, July 31 & Tuesday, August 1 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 2 from 7:30 - 10:30 AM
  • If you cannot make Photo ID/Picture day, the make-up Photo ID/Picture day is Monday, August 21, from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Photo Retakes for those that do not like photos are on October 4, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
If your child will not be attending HUHS for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact Sue Bell at (262) 670-3200 ext. 214.

Bus Information

Please refer to the Wittenberger Bus Service website for routes and information

Yearbook Information

Click here to order a 2017-2018 yearbook from Jostens. Please note, yearbooks will be delivered before the school year ends this year, a change from years past.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Beth Hermann at (262) 670-3200 x208 or beth.hermann@huhs.org.
Strategic Plan - Parent Focus Group Invite
Hartford Union High School has begun its Strategic Plan process, and developed a Strategic Plan Team.  The Team is charged with developing three to five goals for the District to accomplish over a three year time period, January 2018 - December 2021.   The Team is scheduling Focus Group Listening Sessions for District stakeholder groups in order to gather as much information as possible for the process of setting these goals.  Parents/guardians of HUHS students are invited to participate in a Focus Group Listening Session to be held on Tuesday, August 29, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school's Library Media Center (LMC).  We encourage you, and all parents/guardians, to be a part of the process.  We look forward to seeing at the Parent Focus Group Listening Session!  
Freshman JumpStart!
Class of 2021 Students and Parents/Guardian:
Welcome to Hartford Union High School District and the JumpStart! Program!  This two-day freshman transition event is on Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Our mission as a learning community is to engage and support all learners to discover their passions, achieve high academic goals, and contribute to a global society.  JumpStart! is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to get the year off to a great start and reduce the anxieties that come along with entering a new learning environment.
The Freshman JumpStart! Program is held from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM on August 28 & 29.  Students will take part in learning sessions and group assemblies, and lunch will be provided over the two days.  It is important for you to attend both days in order to take advantage of the full transition experience.   Please bring a pencil/pen and paper with you on both days.  An overview what students will do is presented below.
  • Walk through of Student Schedules
  • Laptop and Textbook distribution
  • Student Involvement/Leadership & Team Building
  • School Tours - Getting to Know Your High School
  • Freshmen Technology Standards
  • Student Panel Discussion
  • Tips and advice on success at HUHS!
Please click here to sign up for JumpStart! 
The District will provide bus transportation on both days for students, at no cost.  Wittenberger Bus Service has established JumpStart! pick-up and drop-off locations.  Please click here for the pick-up/drop-off locations and times. If you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact Wittenberger Bus Service directly at (262) 673-3777.
The administrators, teachers, and staff at Hartford Union High School look forward to seeing you in two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hermann at beth.hermann@huhs.org or 262-670-3200 ext. 208. 

Come and Work at Hartford Union High School!
Hartford Union High School has great job opportunities available which include: a Special Education Teacher, a Speech/Language Pathologist, a Math Teacher, a Lead Custodian, a Help Desk Specialist, and coaching positions in various areas. Please check out our website at  http://www.huhs.org/  under Employment, at the bottom of the page, for more information.
Students Travel to France
A group of 14 students and 3 adults from HUHS went on a tour of France from June 12-25, 2017.  The trip exposed the travelers to the varied history of the country as well as the varied climates and regions.  The group landed in Switzerland and drove to Chamonix where they visited the Aiguille du Midi for a view of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.  After that they traveled to Lyon, a city which boasts a 2000 year history and then on to the south.  There the group was able to see some of the Roman ruins such as the Pont du Gard-a former Roman -aquaduct an old Roman temple, an amphitheater, and La Tour Magne-a tower that overlooks the old Roman city of Nimes.  There was a visit to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for some time at the Mediterranean, and then the group moved on towards the west where they visited the "pink city" of Toulouse, center of the aerospace industry and the medieval walled city of Carcassonne.  From there, the group moved on to Oradour sur Glane, a small village in which the inhabitants were rounded up by the Nazis and exterminated and the village burned to the ground.  After that, the group went on to the city of Tours, a former Gallic-Roman settlement with side tours to two of the kings' summer residences in the Loire Valley, Chambord and Chenonceau.  Following this example of luxury, the group continued to the north to the village of Bayeux, took a side trip to Mont Saint Michel-a monastery at the top of an island-and then continued on to experience several D-day sites in Normandy and the Peace Museum in Caen.  After this sobering day, the group moved on to the city of Versailles and visited the palace where there were many peace treaties signed over the years.  Paris was the final destination.  The group saw many of the major tourist sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Opera, the Sacred Heart Basilica, the Louvre and the Orsay Museums, the Arch of Triumph, and the Catacombs.  After two scorching hot weeks, the group returned to Hartford very tired, but very happy!

Students Travel to Peru
This summer 21 students traveled to many majestic Inca sites in Peru; the highlight being Machu Picchu.  The students spent seven days in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu, in homestays.  Students became a part of a Peruvian family, meaning the students practiced their Spanish speaking skills, learned about the customs and culture of the city, and ate typical Peruvian food.  

In addition the days in Cusco, students spent two days in Puno, allowing them to visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca and one day in the capital city of Lima.

One of the days, students visited a school on the outskirts of Cusco.  Although school wasn't in session due to a teacher's strike, the Principal gathered students to play games, sing songs, and speak Spanish with our students.

Sophomore Erin Popies Travels to Europe to Play the French Horn
Erin Popies, who will be a Sophomore at HUHS in the Fall, spent three weeks this summer playing across Europe. Erin is 2nd chair horn (there are 3 total). The picture below is from her last stop in the Netherlands.  

Student Logo Designs
Students in Ms. Danay's Introduction to Digital Communications were challenged to design a number of logos throughout the spring semester for different community organizations.

Hartford Downtown Lights Committee Logo
Hannah Kaphingst
Abigail Denhartigh
The students were challenged with a broad topic from the Downtown  Lights Committee to create a logo with bright lights that represented downtown Hartford and then had to work through the tweaks all via online communications. Hannah Kaphingst and Abigail Denhartigh created two different logos in Adobe Illustrator for the Downtown Lights Committee and the committee requested that the girls work together to combine their logo into one design, with a few tweaks.  Overall, it was a great learning experience to work with the committee, our "customers", and to give students an experience to come together on a project when they were not expecting to. Both girls did a great job in working together and meeting the needs of the committee.

Abigail Denhartigh's Original Logo
Hannah Kaphingst's Original Logo
Final Logo by Abigail and Hannah

Logo Design Contest Option for the West Bend Barton Gun Club
In another class assignment option, students had the opportunity to design a logo for a contest that the West Bend Barton Gun Club put out for a new logo. Marissa Telderer submitted a logo that she designed in Adobe Illustrator for the contest. Her logo below was selected, but will need a few tweaks. She has won a cash price as well as clays. She will be presenting her logo to the board at an upcoming meeting. Congratulations Marissa!!

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

AUG  1 & 2

JULY  21
Board of Education Meeting

JULY  28 29
Freshman Jumpstart!

First Day of School

Board of Education Meeting

SEPT 25 - 29
Homecoming Week

SEPT  29  - Homecoming
Pep Rally 12:30, Parade 1:30pm, Game 7:00

SEPT 30  
Homecoming Dance

Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website.
Hartford Rotary Club - HOST FAMILY NEEDED
Your family has the opportunity to welcome Hartford Rotary's incoming high school exchange student during the fall 2017 school semester, or alternatively during the spring semester into the summer of 2018.  Muhammad Raza, a good-natured 16-year-old competent English speaker from Indonesia, will be welcomed by the Hartford Rotary Club and Hartford-area community in late August.  He goes by "Faza", plays soccer and enjoys developing his computer skills.  He is excited about coming to Hartford and making friends with Hartford High School students, his host family, Rotarians, and members of the high school community.  Contact Rotarian Scott Helms at the High School, or Rotarians John Spielmann  (262-224-0770 ) or Ron Schlitt  (262-673-6092 ) for more information, or to ask to be a host for Faza.  

2016-2017 Yearbook Delivery
Did you purchase a 2016-2017 Yearbook?
If so, they will be ready for pick up at the photo day, textbook pick up, registration help days next week on July 31, from 3-7 PM, August 1, from 3-7 PM, and August 2, from 7:30-10:30 AM in the Field House.

Please note that only the student or parent/guardian may pick up their yearbook! Please make sure to have your ID!
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 $67 until October 28. After October 29, the yearbook 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.
Senior Photo Deadlines

The Deadline for Senior Pictures for the Class of 2018 will be NOVEMBER 1, 2017!

Due to the yearbook being delivered in the Spring, the Senior Picture deadline will be on November 1, 2017. It is important to note that this is much earlier than in years past!

Click here to see the senior photos that have been submitted.

Senior Photo Requirements 
  • Senior pictures are due November 1, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after November 15, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2017-18 yearbook
  • 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
  • DO NOT SEND IN a screenshot of your senior picture from your photographer, if at all possible, have your photographer send the photo to prevent losing any quality!
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with  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 September 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.

Summer Ovations Newsletter
If you missed our Summer issue of the Ovations District Newsletter, click here to read the full issue!

Homecoming 2017 - A Night on the Nile
September 25-30, 2017
Student Services

Seniors will need to request a final transcript from Parchment if they are college-bound.  Most colleges and universities require a final transcript to complete the admission process.
Seniors need to log into their Parchment account to make that request.  Be certain to supply a personal email address (not the HUHS student email).   Request a "final transcript" when submitting the order; transcripts will be available the end of June.

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.

Any transcript questions can be directed to the Student Services Office.

Some News from Activities & Athletics
WLT Player of the Year

Megan Zickert was named the Wisconsin Little Ten Player of the Year.  This honor is voted on among the Wisconsin Little Ten Coaches.  Congratulations Megan!

WFCA All-Star Game to Benefit Children's Hospital
On July 15, Quinn Meinerz and Ryan Zuern (Class of 2017) represented HUHS at the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game to benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Quinn and Ryan were nominated by Coach Redders and the HUHS Football Coaching staff, along with 400 players from around the state. With only 220 players being selected, they participated in the all-stars camp, and then played in the annual North VS South All-Star game. In return for playing and their camp experience, each player is required to raise $750 for Children's Hospital. Quinn and Ryan raised a combined total of $3,265! Congratulations, you have made HUHS very proud of all of your accomplishments!

FFA Celebrates Great Success at the State Convention!
The FFA State Convention Highlights for Hartford Union High School Included:

State Degrees ( State FFA Degree is given to the top members of a State FFA Association):  Jordan Gehring, Heather Griesmer, Sheila Weninger, Hannah Krell, Al Lepien 

Gold Proficiency (The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers): Jordan Gehring - Dairy Production Placement, 3rd Place & Sectional Winner, Brandon Strupp - Beef Production Placement, 5th Place & Sectional Winner, Brandon Strupp - Sheep Production, 11th Place

Ag Artwork Contest:  Heather Griesmer - 2nd Place in division, 2 Blue Ribbons

Scapbook:  Noelle Hegy - Blue Ribbon, Top 10

National Scholarships:  Heather Griesmer, Sheila Weninger

State Choir:  Sheila Weninger, Leah Weninger

State FFA Officer Candidates:  Heather Griesmer, Sheila Weninger

WLC Scholarship:  Chey Krell

State Talent Gold & Nationals Recommendation:  Sheila Weninger

State Band:  Hannah Horst

National Choir (2016-17 School Year):  Sheila Weninger

FFA Members Participate in Servant Leadership Workshop in Washington DC
Brandon Strupp and Cheyenne Krell just got back from spending 5 days in Washington DC learning about and experiencing servant leadership at the Washington Leadership Conference. They developed living to serve plans, visited National monuments, participated in leadership development sessions and helped to pack thousands of meals for the Washington DC area food bank.

FBLA Heads to Nationals
At the end of June, Thomas Kellicut and Marley Kreger represented both Hartford Union High School FBLA and the state of Wisconsin at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA! While at the conference, both students had the opportunity to participate in the Institute for Leaders, which provided the students with workshops to hone their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, as well as the opportunity to network with students from around the nation! In addition to building leadership skills, Thomas also had the opportunity to compete in the Accounting I event, while Marley lead the state of Wisconsin at various events as a part of her role on the Wisconsin FBLA State Officer Team. In addition to an awesome conference experience, students also did some sightseeing in LA and Hollywood, spent some time at Huntington Beach and, of course, had a blast at Disneyland! While Thomas did not make the stage in his event, both he and Marley positively represented both HUHS and the state of Wisconsin at the conference. 

Check out our New Conference - The North Shore!
Our new sports conference is the North Shore Conference which will include Hartford, West Bend East, West Bend West, Slinger, Whitefish Bay, Port Washington, Nicolet, Homestead, Grafton and Cedarburg

Athletic Department Golf Outing
Thank you to all of the participants and sponsors in our 2nd Annual Athletic Department Golf Outing and Dinner! It was another very fun day and we are grateful for the support!
Congratulations to our Top Three Teams!

Congratulations to HUHS Graduate Sam Noennig ('16)
Hartford graduate  Sam Noennig  won the USA Track & Field junior national title in the shot put. She won with a throw of 55 feet ¾ inches. Noennig, who competes for Arizona State but redshirted this year, competed in the USA Youth track and field championship two years ago and finished eighth.

Congratulations to Sam for also competing in the U20 Pan American Games in Peru and placing 3rd in the Shot Put!

Coaching Positions
Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Head Girls Track Coach
Assistant Gymnastics Coach
Assistant Girls Softball Coach
Head Boys Golf Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
2016-2017 Spring Sports Update
Baseball - 5th Place
Golf - 4th Place
Soccer - 2rd Place
Softball - 7th Place
Tennis - 4th Place
Track Indoor - 7th Place (Girls) and 7th Place (Boys)
Track Relays - 7th Place (Girls) and 7th Place (Boys)
Track Outdoor - 8th Place (Girls) and 7th Place (Boys)
               1st Team All Conference - Blake Lazaris
2nd Team All Conference - Cody Guetzke and Myles Zimdars
               3rd Team All Conference - Scott Savage and Zach Braun

               2nd Team All Conference - Luke Carroll and John Turchi
               3rd  Team All Conference - Thomas Popies
               *Academic All State - Luke Carroll, John Turchi and Thomas Popies

               *WLT Athlete of the Year - Megan Zickert
               1st Team All Conference - Megan Zickert, Abby Bailey and Julia Stephans
               2nd Team All Conference - Mallory Knight and Maddie Hoxworth 

               2nd Team All Conference - Cady Uttech
               3rd Team All Conference - Katelyn Matt

1st Team All Conference Doubles - Tanner Brault and Matt Melsheimer
               Honorable Mention Singles- Ethan Nieskes
               Honorable Mention Doubles - Kris Bender and Andy Tiefenhaler

TRACK (Girls)
               2nd Team All Conference-Rachel Zuern, Cassidy Sheehan, Allison Dentice, Alyx Evans(3200)
3rd Team All Conference - Alyx Evans (800)

TRACK (Boys)
               1st Team All Conference - Jack Johnson (Pole Vault)
               2nd Team All Conference - Quinn Meinerz (Shot Put)
3rd Team All Conference -  Max Lehner - (High Jump)
3200Relay-Rachel Zuern, Courtney kind, Cassidy Sheehan, Allison Dentice, Grace Noe, Alyx Evans
800M - Alyx Evans
               Shot Put - Quinn Meinerz
               Pole Vault - Jack Johnson  

Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

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