March 3, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
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

Parent Teacher Conferences - March 8
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Field House. Teachers will be arranged in alphabetical order throughout the field house.  Please bring your child's schedule with the list of their teachers. To be considerate of all those in attendance, please limit your time to 5 minutes per teacher. Thank you!  
Spring Play - "Little Women" - Opens Tonight!

The cast of Hartford Union High School's upcoming production of "Little Women" has been hard at work since December to bring the American classic to the stage next month.  Director Terese Hummel said students are working hard both on stage and behind the  scenes.  There's 27 students that will be on stage during the performance and there's about 12 who work on other parts of the production," Hummel said. "I chose this play for a number of reasons, one was because of the large number of female characters because we usually have many more females try out than males."  Hummel said she also likes to choose plays that have "historical significance and provide some intellectual insight."  "'Little Women' fits the bill," she said.

   Click  here to read the full article in the Daily News

PLEASE NOTE: Correct dates and times for performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Aunt March, portrayed by Priyanka Bharadwaj, gives "a look" to couples dancing during rehearsal for "Little Women" on Tuesday night at Hartford Union High School. The play is expected to open March 3John Ehlke/Daily News

From left, Meg, portrayed by Hannah Weibel, Beth, portrayed by Melanie Helvick, and Amy, portrayed by Olivia Jude, rehearse for 'Little Women' on Tuesday night. John Ehlke/Daily News

FBLA & DECA Polar Plunge
 
On Sunday, February 26, FBLA & DECA members were "Freezin for a Reason"! They then earned the opportunity to plunge into a cold pool of water outside at the Milwaukee County Zoo.  The chapter raised $885 to donate to Special Olympics of Wisconsin.  The outside air temperature was around 40 and the water wasn't much warmer, but everyone had fun!
Congratulations David!
   
Congrats Dave Grundy!! Dave took 1st place this weekend in the Skills and Drills Special Olympics Competition. His picture appeared in the Daily News March 2!  Good luck next weekend Dave!!
Hanna Bertucci, National Merit Finalist!
   
Congratulations to Hanna Bertucci, who has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2017. Hanna is one of approximately 15,000 Finalists from across the country, and only 7,500 Merit Scholarships will be awarded. Congratulations, Hannah, on this great honor! 
Congratulations Mr. Corey McCauley!
 
The Daily News did an article on Mr. Corey McCauley in celebration of his Teacher of the Year Honor.  Click here to read the Daily News Coverage and Congratulations again to Corey McCauley! This week was the ceremony where Corey received his award. See the pictures below from his awards ceremony.



Freshmen Cohort
As part of the Cohort Health curriculum, students are asked to develop a Mental Health Advocacy Project.  As an added connection, Biology teachers discuss brain structure and function.  Students investigated specific neurotransmitter functions/disruptions associated with their particular Mental Health Disorder.  Students were given voice and choice in selecting their topic.  Topics included: autism, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia, and more. Students used a gallery walk style of sharing their projects with each other to gain feedback before their final products are due next week. 




STEM Bundle
The STEM Bundle has been researching wind turbines. Today, given limited materials, they had to recreate a wind turbine, that would spin and create as much power as possible. They tested the power by seeing how fast they could lift a set amount of washers. Students only had the day to figure out and accomplish the building and testing and all groups were able to get it to spin, some are still working on accomplishing their power tests! Their next step in the project will be to assemble a model of a wind turbine to combine their circle unit for Geometry, a Power and Work Unit for Physics and Engineering, and Conservation in Engineering.


In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
MARCH  7  
NHS Induction - 7:00pm - Chandelier Ballroom

MARCH
Early Release

MARCH 8
Parent Teacher Conferences

MARCH 11 
Solo & Ensemble -  Beaver Dam High School

MARCH 13
No School for Students

MARCH 20
School Board Meeting 

MARCH 24
End of Quarter

MARCH 27APRIL  2
Spring Break

APRIL 
School Resumes

Shamrock Shuffle March 18

Click here for registration form
Information Session Offered!
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

2017 College & Career Fair at HUHS
The Hartford Union High School College & Career Fair will be taking place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm. All Juniors are required to attend this event, but all students and parents are encouraged to attend! Save the date for this informative and worthwhile event!

If you would like to represent a college or career at the fair, please click here for more information!
Cabaret Night - Save the Date!

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
DONATIONS DROP OFF THIS SATURDAY 9-11
AT CENTRAL SCHOOL
 
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.
2017 Yearbook - Senior Baby Ads
  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 .

Senior Baby Ads - Emails were sent early in February to all Senior Parent/Guardians via Skyward regarding the Senior Baby Ads. Click here to read the information. Deadline for a Yearbook Senior Baby Ad is March 6.
Health Minute
There has been head lice detected at HUHS and in other schools throughout the county.  Please see  this letter  that was sent home to parents about this

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  Ladies Night Out  - March 3



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

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 Wrestling Individual State Tournament - Congratulations Quinn Meinerz 5th Place - Washington County Athlete of the Week!


Congratulations to Quinn Meinerz, what a great finish to his high school wrestling career! Quinn finished 5th in the state for the heavy weight class  on Saturday in Madison. Thanks to Coach Best and his staff for coaching the wrestling team this year and Congratulations to Freshmen Jalen Spuhler for also making it the state meeting and competing!     Click    here  to read full Daily News article and click here to read the Washington County Athlete of the Week article.



College Signings
Congratulations to Ryan Zuern and Jake Katzenberger on their signings this week! Ryan signed with UW-Whitewater and Jake signed with UW-Platteville.
   

Shamrock Shuffle March 18



The annual HUHS Shamrock Shuffle/Leprechaun Lap is only a few weeks away. The event will be held on  March 18. The race will begin at  9:00am.

Please send in your registration form in before  March 8. Hope to see you there!!


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

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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