May 11, 2018
 Hartford Union High School District
Rotary Students of the Month for May 
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for May are Abigail Groppe and Katerina Tadlock.  This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to  Abigail and Katerina .

Abigail Groppe
Katerina Tadlock

Seniors . . .  "Time is Ticking"!!
Reminder to record any scholarships you have been awarded so we can recognize you at the Senior Scholarship Program on  Tuesday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m.  in the Drama Lecture hall.   Please use the following  link:  Thank you!

HUHS Students Win 28 Awards in NEWSPA Competition
Hartford Union High School students took home 28 awards at the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Conference at UWOshkosh on April 18. All 28 awards were given to the school newspaper, The Hartford Chronicle, which is advised by Jeff Carter.  In the writing division, Kylie Grinwald took first in News Story-General, second and fourth in Column-Sports, and fourth in Column-Humorous. Mackenzie Lutz received an honorable mention in Feature Story-Sports; Kiley Nettesheim took fourth in Review; Olivia Gregoriou received an honorable mention in In-Depth Reporting I; and Emma Hirt took second and fourth in In-Depth Reporting II.  In the design division, Kaela Greenfield took first, second, third and fourth in Editorial Cartoons; and Kaitlyn Kerrigan placed third in Infographic and received an honorable mention in Page Design Layout.  In the photography division, Olivia Jude placed first and Grinwald placed second in News Photo; Alyssa Hoppe placed first, Skylar Dueck placed third, Nettesheim placed fourth and Lutz received an honorable mention in Sports Photo; Lutz placed second in Feature Photo; Nettesheim received an honorable mention in Essay and  Series Photo(s); and Kerrigan placed first, second and third in Open Photo.  In the website division, Hirt placed third in Site Design.  The Hartford Chronicle  staff also received Blue Ribbon Honors in the publication division for large sized schools that publish a newspaper in class.  The NEWSPA conference is held each spring and brings about 400 high school journalists and their advisers to the UW Oshkosh campus to learn from more than 40 professionals. This year, students representing 20 high schools attended the conference, and about 750 first, second-, third- and fourth place honors were awarded to high school journalists in NEWSPA's newspaper and yearbook contests at the closing award ceremonies. 

Testing The Waters - PLTW
PLTW Year 4 (Biomedical Innovation) students are "testing the waters" in class. These students have been investigating a simulated outbreak and are using coliform detection broth to find the culprit. Students have also brought in their own samples from home, including ponds and wells, to look for the same types of bacteria. Coliforms will turn the broth green, while E. coli will also cause it to fluoresce under a UV light. The presence of E.coli is then confirmed with an indole test. Students also completed a battery of chemical tests to identify the presence of various chemicals, including phosphates, nitrates, iron, chromium, and many others. Next up is to identify the bacterial strain using genetic information in the lab.  

Senior Seminar Communications Studies
Students in Senior Seminar Communications Studies applied interpersonal, nonverbal, and vocal delivery skills to an authentic audience by visiting Lincoln Elementary and performing children's books to kindergarten and 1st grade students.  Thanks to Lincoln Elementary reading specialist Nicole Gallow and Principal Hanlon for coordinating a worthwhile and successful activity. 

Residential Construction Classes
Students in the three Residential Construction classes have the great opportunity to work with John Lonergan and Jeff Jilling to build a garage for the Erin School District.  The project is expected to last about 4 weeks depending on weather.

Garage being built at Erin School:

Students working on a project at HUHS:

Orchestra Community Performances
The HUHS orchestra students have been hard at work preparing for their 5/23 concert as well as sharing music with others around the community. Attached are photos from the events. 

Orchestra students traveled to The Gardens of Hartford on 5/4 as a way to bring music to those who might not be able to come to a concert at HUHS. The music was well received by the residents, guests, and staff. 

On 5/8 students in the Chamber String Ensemble performed for the Elevate, Inc. annual dinner at West Bend Mutual Insurance. This is the second year HUHS orchestra students have been part of this fabulous event and we thank Elevate Inc. for the invitation to perform, their hospitality, and for their support of the community. 

Give graduates a memento of their experience in high school by writing personalized messages that will be made into booklets and delivered on graduation day!   Grad Grams are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Click  here  for a 2018 class list and sample Grad Gram.

Parents and community members can purchase Grad Grams in the Main Office or by ordering from an FBLA & DECA officer,  Sara Sturm or  Tim Kasza.

Grad Grams must be completed and turned in to the Main Office by  May 30.

Thank You Area Businesses
A big shout out to all of our Businesses that hosted our Junior students for tours:

Our sincere apologies that the first three listed below were omitted from last weeks Involve.

Aurora Medical Center 
Froedtert/St. Joseph Hospital 
Gehring Farm 
Mid-State Equipment
Hartford Police Dept
Hartford Fire Dept
Cedar Community
Moraine Park Technical College
UW-Washington County
Server Products

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In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
MAY 12  - Senior Classic

MAY  19  - Drive 4 UR School

MAY 21  - No School for Students - School Board Meeting

MAY 2 - Scholarship Evening

MAY  23 - Spring Band/Orchestra Concert

MAY  24 - Student Recognition & Day of Service

MAY  26  - Love For Logan Run/Walk

MAY  28 - Memorial Day - No School

MAY  29 & 30 - Spring Choral Concert at Schauer Center

MAY  31 - JUNE 1 - Musical Auditions

JUNE   4,5,6 - Final Exams

JUNE  - Graduation Practice 10:45

JUNE 10 - Graduation 2:00pm

JUNE 18 - Summer School Starts

JUNE 18  - School Board Meeting
Graduation Tickets
Graduation tickets will be available starting Thursday, May 17 in the Main Office, before and/or after school, during flex/lunch and resource
  • Each Graduate receives eight (8) tickets for the ceremony.
  • Graduates must present an ID before tickets can be issued and only the graduate may pick up the tickets.
  • Senior Survey must be completed to receive tickets.
  • The Graduate does not need a ticket.
  • Every person regardless of age needs a ticket to enter.
  • If you are in need of extra tickets, or have tickets you will not use, please let your fellow classmates know.
If you have any questions, please contact

Rotary Host Families Needed for 2018-2019 
Hartford Rotary's next inbound exchange student will arrive in late August, and be with us, and be a student at Hartford High, until early summer 2019.  We will be lucky to host 17 year old Monika Adamczyk from Chelm in eastern Poland.  Besides being fluent in English she is competent in Spanish.  We would like to get commitments from three families in the Hartford area, each to host her for 3 to 4 month.  Rotary pays a monthly stipend to help Monika have some spending money, and the school chips in with lunch money.  Ask your family if they would like to have this fun and educational opportunity, while providing Monika with the same other young adults in the home.  

Monika is now a sophomore at a Lyceum in Chelm, which is near the Ukrainian border.  She is the only youngster at home weekdays, and her studies emphasize chemistry, biology, Spanish, English and Polish language and literature.  Her older sister studies in Wroclaw and is home weekends.  The sisters get along well and with their parents emphasize the outdoors with hiking, biking and sailing.  She thinks she might like to study dentistry or orthodontology in college, but thinks a year in the US will open up other opportunities for careers related to medicine.  She's fine with household chores, says she is neat and tidy, but isn't into cooking.   She will be a great addition to any receptive family in the area.

For more information contact   Scott Helms
Attention Seniors - Scholarship Night

Save the date:  Senior Scholarship Night will take place on TUESDAY MAY 22nd at 6:00 pm in Drama Lecture. 

Final Exams Schedule
Yearbooks Are Here!
Yearbooks will be distributed at Senior Classic. 

All others students will be able to get their yearbooks during flex  Monday, May 14-Friday, May 18 in front of the bird house. We also have some yearbooks you can purchase for $75. Please bring cash or check payable to HUHS.

Stuffed Animal Drive
The Leadership and Management class is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child. Please bring in small stuffed animals (8" max) in good condition. They are collecting the stuffed animals on Wednesdays and Fridays through  May 25th . Watch this fun video of the Leadership and Management class.

HUHS & Hartford Community Events and Fundraisers
Drive 4 UR School - May 19
Come over to the HUHS main parking lot, Saturday, May 19 from 10:30am - 1:00pm and test drive a Ford vehicle.  This is a fund raiser for the HUHS Athletic Department.

HUHS Day of Service - May 24
Click here for more information and to read the letter that was sent out in our community.

Love 4 Logan - Logan's Laps for Love - Saturday, May 26

Click below to go to the facebook page.

Click here for sponsorship information!
Band Metals Drive  June 2-3
Click here for more information
Silver Lining 5K for Boys & Girls Club - June 3
Click  here  for more information
Band Papa Murphy - June 4
Click here for more information.
Gridiron Golf Outing - June 8
Click  here  for the registration form.

Support the HUHS Scholarship Foundation with Amazon Smile
Click  here  for details on how to set this up.
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
Hartford Chronicle

Click here to read the online version.
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application
Applications for free and reduced price meals are accepted at any time during the school-year. If your employment or household circumstances have changed and you believe you may qualify, please complete an  application at this time. If you have questions, contact or  (262) 670-3315.

Click here to view an income chart to see if you qualify

Click here for an application
Student Services
Spring sports deadline for WIAA PE Credit will be as listed below. Click here for the form.
  • Boys and Girls Track June 15, 2018
  • Boys Golf June 19, 2018
  • Girls Softball June 22, 2018
  • Boys Tennis June 22, 2018
  • Boys Baseball June 28, 2018
  • Girls Soccer June 30, 2018

Class of 2018 - Seniors may need to request an initial transcript from Parchment if they are applying to colleges.  

If a Parchment account has not been set up yet, please go to, where the link to Parchment is available by clicking on Transcripts at the bottom of the page.

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

The Student Services office will provide one (1) free copy of your 7th semester transcript.  This transcript will have an official ink stamp seal so you can make as many copies as you need for scholarship applications.  If you lose your free copy, there will be a $5 charge for any additional copies requested.

Please stop in the Student Services office to sign up.  Please allow 1-2 days for your transcript to be ready for pick up.
UW Campus Regional Placement Testing

Senior students who have been admitted to a UW campus are invited to participate in Regional Placement Testing. As a result of taking the tests, students find out their appropriate level of math, English, and foreign language to begin in college.
Students can register online for Regional Placement Testing, beginning February 1. The benefit of Regional Placement Testing is that students can take the test close to where they live, and they don't need to travel to the campus that they'd like to attend. Also, students need register for only one placement test even if they have been admitted to different UW campuses, or if they change their mind about which UW campus to attend. All UW campuses have access to each student's scores.

ACT TESTING - 2017-18

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 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 $46.00 and the ACT with writing is $62.50.   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 2017-2018 school year are:
June 9, 2018                                     July 14, 2018
Athletics and Activities
Hartford Girls Soccer Scores Eight in Victory
Hartford Union rebounded from consecutive losses in a big way  Friday, scoring eight goals against Martin Luther in an 8-0 tournament win at New Berlin West. 
The Orioles (4-2-1) got a first-half hat trick from Maddie Hoxworth and two goals from Maddy Sieczkowski in the second half. Nikki Kern, Savannah Ott and Mya Tomashek each added a tally.  "I am really proud of Hoxworth finding the net multiple times and a few new goal scorers getting in the book tonight as well," coach Kevin Martin said. "We needed to be better with our vision of the field and our first touch tonight, but I am pleased with the efforts going toward the goal. We need to use this confidence moving forward as we wrap up the New Berlin West Tournament (today), play two tough North Shore Conference  games next week and end next week with two very tough sectional opponents in Germantown and Kimberly."  Hoxworth, Ott and Tomashek each recorded assists, as did Olivia Carroll, Sheyenne Detaege, Abby Gastrau and Kayla Okla.  
Hartford Baseball Sweeps CMH
Hartford Union earned a season sweep over Division 2 top-ranked Catholic Memorial with a 9-6 Classic 8 victory MondayThe Orioles scored four runs in the top of the third for a 4-1 edge. CMH then scored two in its half to pull within a run. Hartford added five runs in the fourth and led 9-2 at that point. "We battled," Hartford coach Eric Vanden Acker said. "CMH got to within one and we responded with a five-run inning to bust it open." Scott Savage led the Hartford offense with three hits. He had two doubles and an RBI. Zach Braun had a pair of two-run singles to finish with four RBIs. Myles Zimdars was 1 for 3 with a double, sacrifice fly and three RBIs. Zach Lutz earned the win on the mound. He pitched the first four innings. He walked four and struck out five. Cody Werner threw 2 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit. Nick Vogel earned a one-out save. He struck out the only batter he faced.
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Girls Golf Coach
Head Competitive Dance Coach
Boys JV2 Soccer Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
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Hartford, WI 53027