May 18, 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

Student Recognition Program - May 24

We will be recognizing student's academic achievements at the 7th annual Student Recognition Program on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 am.  This program is being held during the first hour of the school day so all students are    involved    in recognizing their peers accomplishments and honors.  Parents are welcome to attend. 

Immediately following the program we will begin our HUHS Day of Service.
Important Graduation Information

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.  
Co-Curricular Bus Meeting

Click here to read the Parent letter. 
Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel High School Sports Awards
At last night's Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel High School Sports awards, Annie Mularski was recognized as a candidiate for gymnast of the year. Richard Smith was the recipient of  the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel I am sport award for his service to the community and school.  Congratulations to both of these athletes.  Click here for an article in the Journal Sentinel.

Richard with his Family and Coaches:

Click video below to watch the presentation.

The Jerry Awards
The Jerry Awards announced their winners for the 2017-2018 Musical season. 

Congrats to Madeline Hoxworth for winning an Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role.  Maddie played the step-sister Charlotte in the HUHS production of Cinderella. 
Miranda Parker was selected by her peers to represent HUHS as their Spirit Award winner and Colleen Boelkow was selected for her Outstanding Scenic Design.

The Jerry Awards will be presented on  June 10th at the Overture Center in Madison.  Congrats to all of our winners!
Washington County Youth Apprenticeship
The Washington County Youth Apprenticeship Celebration & Breakfast was held on Wednesday, May 16 at the UW-Washington County campus. YA students, employers, parents, and school personnel were on hand to celebrate a successful year of teaming up area businesses with our students. Students developed a real-world understanding of employment opportunities and responsibilities through these worksite experiences.

Pictured: Cara Nanez (employed at The Waterford at Hartford), Kayla Masters (employed at The Gardens of Hartford), Michael Griep (employed at Huth-Ben Pearson), Taylor Bever (employed at the HUHS Birdhouse) and Kari Mueller, YA Coordinator.
GPS Student Celebration
Graduating GPS students were celebrated at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 15 at Menasha Packaging. The seniors took turns speaking about their experiences at GPS, how it has impacted their lives and their plans for the future. Congratulations to Jontawn Anderson, Mikeal Duursma, Terence Grimes, Jr., Holland Martin, Patrick Neuman-Morgan,  Ryan Reifschneider and Otto Stoellinger.

Personal Style & Design
Personal Style and Design students visited the Institute of Beauty and Wellness (IBW) where they received a tour of the school and a yoga/meditation class. Then they traveled to Mount Mary University where they watched a fashion show. Mount Mary students designed and constructed their own fashions. Students from IBW applied cosmetics and fashioned the hair of the models.

Dream to Succeed Career Readiness Program Field Trip
Fifteen HUHS students traveled to West Bend on Wednesday as part of the Dream To Succeed Latino High School Career Readiness Program. The field trip featured trips to UW-Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College, where students were able to tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff and ask questions related to their career fields of interest. The students were engaged throughout the experience and asked terrific questions. Thank you to UW-Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College for hosting us, and to Casa Guadalupe for sponsoring the trip!
 The following message was received from the Dream to Succeed Coordinator:
On behalf of Dream  to Succeed Latino High School Readiness Program staff and volunteer, Maria Gutierrez, Rachel Straus, and myself, I wish to again thank all the program collaborators who helped make this educational tour of University of Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College  a success. It was a pleasure to work with Hartford Union High School students and Michael Schmidt, Guidance Counselor  this year. We at Casa Guadalupe Education Center look forward to continuing success in the upcoming year. 

Poetry Potluck
On May 16th, students gathered in the courtyard to celebrate summer with a poetry reading.  One of the poems was a Potluck Poem which was a synthesis of contributions from HUHS students and staff where they wrote about what they were looking forward to doing this summer.  You can read it    here , or it's displayed in the library. The event was organized by our newly-formed Poetry Ninja group.
Staff Appreciation Week
Last Friday in recognition of Teacher & Staff Appreciation week, administration served the staff delicious ice cream from Scoop DeVille!

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
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 are now available 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.
  • Lost tickets will not be replaced.
  • Tickets are free of charge, you should not be paying for any extra tickets!!
If you have any questions, please contact

Sustainable Kitchens
Look what we found on Sustainable Kitchens Website.  Way to go kitchen staff!!
Time Capsules from Central
Seniors who attended Central Middle School will  be able to pick up their Time Capsules ONLY  before school, during flex or resource, and after school.   
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
Yearbooks Are Here!
Yearbook distribution has begun. We 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.

Local Benefit

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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
Final Exams Schedule
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

Attention Seniors:
If you are attending a 2 or 4 year college/university, you will need to  request a final transcript from Parchment.  When you make your request, click "hold for grades" so your transcript does not get sent until final grades are submitted and your graduation date is printed on your transcript.  Final transcripts will not be ready to be sent until the end of June.

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. There is also a link for step by step instructions on how to set up an account.

Any transcript questions can be directed to the Student Services Office.  
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
Orioles Score Four Late for 5-1 Win
HARTFORD - Briel Burg said it had been a while since she "had a good, decent hit." On Wednesday, she got hold of a Maddie Blankenship offering and blasted a two-run home run, which helped spark the Orioles in a 5-1 North Shore Conference win against West Bend East. She hit the ball so hard, it cracked. Burg's smash broke a 1-1 tie and led Hartford (11-8, 9-7) to its fourth win in five games. "I just went in wanting to hit the ball," Burg said. "That felt good - I wasn't thinking about anything. Just let my hands go." The homer in the bottom of the fourth inning came with Elizabeth Groonwald on base. Groonwald later drove in a run - Maci Meyer - with a fielder's choice in the fifth for a 4-1 advantage. Two batters later, Grace Schmitt singled up the middle to plate Cady Uttech for the final score.  Click here to read the full article.  Click   here  to read the full article.

Hartford Union's Taylor Ohm throws to first to put out a Suns batter as Maci Meyer watches the play develop. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
As teammates await, Hartford Union's Briel Burg, far right, finishes her trot home after hitting a two-run home run against West Bend East on Wednesday in Hartford. The Orioles beat the Suns, 5-1, to earn their fourth win in five games. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

North Shore Conference Track & Field Championships
Hartford senior Alyx Evans came in second after Groves, and was part of one of the meet's biggest surprises early on. The Orioles' 3,200 relay team was seeded sixth based on time, but exceeded all expectations when Evans, the anchor leg, crossed the finish line ahead of every other team's final leg.  "I wasn't expecting it," Evans said. "Our coach (Nathan Depagter) was like 'Just run to get a medal.' Next thing you know, we're in second and I push us into first. I was like 'OK. We did that.'" Evans got the baton from Courtney Kind, who pushed the team into second place with her third leg performance.   Rachel Zuern was the opening leg, and Sarah Becker followed.  "I was really happy we did so well, because I wasn't expecting anything," Zuern said. "I knew we'd do well, because we just told each other to do our best and good things would come." D epagter had a goal time in mind - 10:10. The group broke it by 0.37 seconds. "I gave them a benchmark to shoot for, I gave them individual times," he said. "They did exactly what they had to do, and did better than I asked them to do. I was really impressed - they went out and won it. Can't ask for anything better than that."   Click  here  to read the full article.

Hartford Union's Sierra Thuecks, center, competes in the 300-meter hurdles race.   John Ehlke/Daily News

Congrats to these athletes:
  • 1st in 3,200-meter relay - Hartford Union 10:09.63
    • Courtney Kind, Alyx Evans, Rachel Zuern and Sarah Becker
  • 2nd in 300 Hurdles: Sierra Thuecks 48.61
  • 2nd in 800: Alyx Evans 2:23.75

Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Tennis Player, Nathan Melsheimer, April's Athlete of the Month!

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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