March 17, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
Shamrock Shuffle March 18 - Proceeds to the Werner Family



 Please join us for the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk
Proceeds for this years event will go the the Werner family. 
Registration will be accepted the morning of the race at 8:00 am 
Race begins at 9:00am
Click here for registration form



In Sympathy
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of one of our 8th grade students, Cade Werner. Cade came to HUHS each morning from the H-N-R District to attend Math classes to accelerate his academics. Cade's brother, Cody is a student at HUHS along with many cousins, friends, and relatives. HUHS Counselors provided support throughout the week for those that were in need. Click here to view the obituary for Cade. Please keep the Werner family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time. 
March Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for March are Laura Kregel and Jordyn Schultz. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

 
         
Laura Kregel 
Jordyn Schultz

Congratulations to Mr. Terry Wick!
Congratulations to Mr. Terry Wick, an AP Psychology and Social Studies teacher at Hartford Union High School for being selected to the American Psychology Association (APA) Summit on High School Psychology Education. Mr. Wick is one of forty AP Psychology teachers from across the country that was selected for this unique professional development opportunity. The application and selection process was competitive, as the summit works to strengthen the value, delivery, assessment, and reach of high school psychology.

The APA Summit on High School Psychology Education will take place at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah from  July 9 to July 14, 2017. The summit has been planned around eight themes, each representing an important aspect of high school psychology education. Mr. Wick has been selected to serve on the standards strand that will review the national standards to provide for a more uniform delivery across the country.

Mr. Wick is continuously working in collaboration with Psychology teachers around the country. Beyond attending the summit next summer, each summer for the last five years, Mr. Wick attends the AP Psychology test scoring sessions where he works with his colleagues to score all of the AP examinations from around the country. The experiences and relationships that he has built across the country have only improved the experiences and education that our students at HUHS receive.

This year, Mr. Wick has gone outside of the typical AP curriculum to offer a course that combines the intricacies of science and psychology to offer our students a dual-credit AP Biology/AP Psychology bundled course. Mr. Wick co-teaches this course with Science Teacher, Kevin Martin. At this time, we are unaware of another school in our country that is offering this type of learning opportunity. Mr. Wick and Mr. Martin have partnered with doctors and researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin to embrace the connections between Biology and Psychology. 
 
The s tudents enrolled in this course are getting up-to-date
medical research and studies to support the AP curricula. Students have shadowed researchers and analyzed data while the teachers have frequently visited with medical professional's weeknights throughout the year. Mr. Wick and Mr. Martin have shown a passion for their content areas while fusing them together to provide students with a second-to-none learning experience!

It is this professional development, research, and enthusiasm for psychology that allows for our AP Psychology program at HUHS to be one of the most successful in our school. Mr. Wick has continuously shared his passion for psychology to push his students to learn and be very successful in the field and in their next levels of education.

PLTW Biomedical Innovation
Project Lead the Way  :  Biomedical Innovation Students presented at the 4th annual poster session last week. The fourth year biomedical students presented their findings on human physiology to various student groups and educators in the building. They were required to gather 30 data sets and perform statistical analysis to determine if their findings were significant. Here's a glimpse of  project  (and problem) based learning at its finest!
   
Educator of the Year Nominations
Nearly 200 HUHS music students participated in the District Solo and Ensemble Festival hosted by Beaver Dam High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Of the 210 different events that performed, the results are as follows:

Class A:  *1 rating - 88, 1 rating - 54, 2 rating - 36, 3 rating - 2
Class B:  1 rating - 23, 2 rating - 24
Class C:  1 rating - 8, 2 rating - 5

The names of those that qualified for State Solo and Ensemble for vocal events are:
Abby Bailey, Grace Brehmer, David Buhle, Nathan Melsheimer, Jordan Stanley, Olivia Carroll, Lizzie DeGroot, Josie DeRosa, Kenna DeRosa, Abby Holappa, Frankie Duffek, Marty Hall, Melanie Helvick, Cora Meinberg, Anna Hermann, Haley Henke, Logan Hennes, Isaiah Amateau, Michael Fulop, Nick Higley, Maddie Hoxworth, Sophia Iding, Aysiah Jaeke, Andrea O'Bryon, Louiza Kuepper, Jacob Loosen, Ethan Nieskes, Miranda Parker, Elizabeth Rhinehart, Benji Roemer, Hannah Schmitt, Sadie Stelter, Katey Tadlock, Abbi Block

The names of those that qualified for State Solo and Ensemble for instrumental events are:
Rebekah Stege, Matt Becker, Alex Paque, Elizabeth Rhinehart, Brendan Anderson, Cassidy Benson, Olivia Carroll, Michael Funk, Elizabeth Gonnering, George Victor Herro, Serena Hitzelberger, Hannah Horst, Ella Justman, Olive Justman, Mariah Livermore-Cornish, Natalie Martin, Cody Petzer, Thomas Popies, Nate Seibold, Sierra Staus, Andrew Stowe, Josh Swigert, Allegra Swigert, Emma Witt, Sierra Moskow, Madison Rostollan.

Congratulations to our musicians and good luck at State  April 29!

Check out the Concert Choir Vocal Jazz ensemble:

College & Career Fair
On Wednesday, Hartford Union High School hosted the annual College and Career fair in our Field House. This year, not only did we offer our students and the public a traditional career fair, but we hosted break-out sessions that focused on career pathways in manufacturing, health care, and finance, as well as informational sessions on college loans and Financial Aid. The HUHS Juniors were required to attend this event, but all students and parents were encouraged to come to meet and discuss current and future employment and future educational opportunities. The fair was well attended and many of the Juniors had very positive things to say about their experiences and conversations. We would like to extend our extreme gratitude to the various businesses and educational institutions that made our fair and break-out sessions possible:

Businesses: Aurora Health Care, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, Broan NuTone, Camera Case Inc., Cedar Community, Culver's, David J. Frank Landscape, First National Bank of Hartford, Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly, Froedert Health, Hampel Corp., Hartford Finishing, Hartford Fire & Rescue Dept., Hartford Police, Hatch Staffing Services, Helgesen, Industries, Inc, Kay9 Calm LLC, KDO Photography, Kilian Management Services, Landmark Credit Union, Mantz Automation, Inc, Maysteel Industries LLC, MCR Services, LLC., Menards, Menasha Packaging, Pathways to Public Policy, Polyfirst, Quad/Graphics, School-Pak, Inc, Server Products, Signicast Investment Castings, Steel Craft Corporation, Sysco Eastern WI, The Hartford Dental Group, The Milwaukee section of ASQ & ASQ Headquarters, Uptown Motors, Washington County, West Bend Mutual Insurance, Willer Tool Corporation, Workforce Development Center, WTKM Radio

Education: Advanced College of Cosmetology, Alverno College, ABC of WI Apprenticeship/Training, Bryant & Stratton College, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Concordia University-WI, GPS Education Partners, Lakeland University, Lawrence University, Marian University, Michigan Technological University, Milwaukee Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Moraine Park Technical College, Mount Mary University, Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee, Ripon College, South east Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center, St. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse , University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Stout, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin- Platteville, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin-Washington County, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, Vici Capilli Beauty School Bayshore, Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Thank you so much for supporting our students in their future planning!

Math Invite Results - Menomonee Falls
The Hartford Math Team wrapped up this year's season today in Menomonee Falls.

In addition to our annual stop at McDonald's, here are the highlights:

JV
1)  JV Team #1 took 3rd Place!! - just out of reach of the trophy :-)
2)  Alyssa Lear  took 4th place with 20 points
3)  Annabelle Noyes took 5th place with 18 points


Varsity
1)  Matt Becker - Took 3rd place at Varsity with 21 points
2)  Hartford Varsity Team 1 scored 117 points (7th place)
 
 


  Click here for larger version of results
Educator of the Year Nominations
It is time once again to begin the annual selection for the Educator of the Year award. Each year, one of the outstanding educators at HUHS is recognized through this award for his or her efforts on behalf of our students. Although only one educator is presented the award per year, the selection process offers the opportunity for students, parents, other teachers and staff, and administrators to provide recognition for outstanding educators by nominating them for this award. The recipient of the Educator of the Year award is recognized at the Hartford Rotary Awards Banquet in May and becomes the HUHS nominee for the Herb Kohl Fellowship for the following school year.
 
The nomination process is just beginning. Nomination forms by clicking  here, in the Main Office, or from the front lobby receptionist. The criteria for the award and the requirements for the nomination process are described on the nomination form. All nominations must be signed and submitted to Dan Dobner or the front receptionist by  3:00 PM on  Friday, March 31, 2017. A committee of past award winners, students, and administrators will review the nominations and meet the week of  April 3 to select the 2017 HUHS Educator of the Year.
 
I hope you will participate in this year's nomination process. In addition, please encourage students to participate by completing a nomination form. Nominees will receive a copy of all nominations submitted on their behalf. Please see Dan Dobner if you have any questions regarding this award.
 
Thank you for your participation.    
Free Workshop - Equipping Children with Money Management Skills & Family Values

This workshop is ideal for parents and guardians with children ranging in age from tots to teens and wanting to raise financially capable kids! Attendees will acquire ideas, techniques, and strategies to teach money management while instilling their own family values and generate a unique plan specific for their family. Click here for more information.
In This Issue
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Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
MARCH 20
School Board Meeting 

MARCH 24
End of Quarter

MARCH 27APRIL  2
Spring Break

APRIL 
School Resumes

APRIL 7 and 8 
Talent Show

APRIL 14 
No School

APRIL 17 
No School for Students

APRIL 22
Prom

APRIL  24
Board of Education Meeting

APRIL 29
State Solo & Ensemble
 Happy St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
Understanding Childhood Anxiety Disorders
The Hartford Area Districts/Schools have identified the need for higher engagement with our parents regarding information on various issues that impact your students, you, and our schools.  To that end, we took a page from the Parents United presentations sponsored by Waukesha County schools.
  April 5 : Understanding and Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders;  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Click here   for the Anxiety Disorder Information

Health Minute
March is National Poison Awareness Month.  www.aapcc.org
 
Many common household products such as laundry packs, hand sanitizer, synthetic marijuana and others items are highly poisonous.   The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases. 
Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222. This web site offers many helpful hints on reducing the risk of poisonings and mentions things you maybe never knew are toxic.  The American Association Of Poison Centers is also having a contest for a new logo with a $500.00 prize and National Recognition for a winner who submits a new design for the AAPCC.
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.   If you have any questions you may contact  Sue Gebben.
  
Click  here to learn more about this fun challenge.
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website



Click here for more information on the Home Garden & Recreation Show  March 18 & 19

BOOK SALE AT The Jack Russell Memorial Library

The Jack Russell Memorial Library is having their semi-annual book sale.

The dates are as follows:
Friday, April 7 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, April 8 9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday  "book rules" are .25 cents per inch of books. 
Just Announced...
Musical Director, Mrs. Schuhmacher, just announced that the 2017-2018 School year musical will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.  Look for more information about try outs in a future Parent Involve.


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 .
Cabaret Night - Save the Date!

Student Services
WIAA PE Credit
 
WINTER SPORTS DEADLINES:
            Boys Swimming                                 March 3, 2017
            Gymnastics                                       March 17, 2017
            Wrestling                                          March 17, 2017
            Hockey                                             March 17, 2017
            Girls Basketball                                  March 24, 2017
            Boys Basketball                                 March 31, 2017

Click  here for the form that needs to be completed and turned in to the CoCurricular Office by the above dates.
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.

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:  
                       
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 April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test based upon February results.
Moraine Park Technical College Visits
A representative from MPTC will be at HUHS April 6, during Resource period for one last visit for the 2016-17 school year

Transition and Resource Fair - SAVE THE DATE!



Some News from Activities & Athletics
WIAA PE Credit Winter Sport Deadlines

WINTER SPORTS DEADLINES:
            Boys Swimming                                 March 3, 2017
            Gymnastics                                       March 17, 2017
            Wrestling                                          March 17, 2017
            Hockey                                             March 17, 2017
            Girls Basketball                                  March 24, 2017
            Boys Basketball                                 March 31, 2017

Click here for the form that needs to be completed and turned in to the CoCurricular Office by the above dates.

Sideline Store Savings

 


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!

Coaching Positions
Head Girls Cross Country Coach
Head Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach
Head Co-Coach Girls Volleyball


Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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