May 26, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
May Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for May are Allison Dentice and Alexander Richards. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!
Allison Dentice
Alexander Richards
Congratulations Retirees - You Will Be Missed!

Curt Chybowski 
Science Teacher (26 years)

JoBeth Kreuser-Hercules
Student Records Manager (22 1/2 years)

Teresa Redmond
Director of Special Education (15 years)

Dennis Schmitt
Maintenance Supervisor (23 years)

Student Recognition Program - May 26

Click here to view the power point from today's Student Recognition Program. Over 400 students were recognized for outstanding academic achievements.  Congratulations to all of these amazing students!

Grad Grams
CONGRATULATE THE CLASS OF 2017 WITH HUHS GRAD GRAMS!  Grad Grams can be personalized with your own message to each Class of 2017 graduate!  After completing your message to the grad, Grad Grams will be compiled to form individual booklets for the grads which they will receive on graduation day!  Grad Grams are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Completed Grad Grams must be turned in to the Main Office by June 2.

Parents and community members can purchase Grad Grams in the BirdHouse or by ordering from an FBLA & DECA Officer, Michelle Kutz ( or Sara Sturm (   Click here for more information and a list of graduating seniors!

Class of 2017 - Important dates

Graduation tickets for the ceremony are now available int the Main Office (change of location). Only the graduate may pick up the tickets. Graduates must present an ID before tickets can be issued.  Each graduate will receive (7) seven tickets for the graduation ceremony and the graduate does not required a ticket for the ceremony. Every person, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket for graduation due to fire codes and field house capacity.  If you are in need of extra tickets, or have extra tickets to give, please let your fellow classmates know. The senior survey must be completed prior to receiving tickets. The survey was sent to students and can only be completed by the student.  
Mandatory Graduation Practice is  Tuesday, June 6 at 1:15

The Hartford Union High School "Class of 2017" Graduation Ceremony will take place on  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the HUHS Field House.  

At  1:00 PM, the Field House doors will open for admission into the graduation ceremony and a ticket is required to attend the ceremony.

For graduation questions, please contact  262-670-3200 ext.208

2017 Graduation DVD

Hummel Media will be offering a Video of the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2017. Video's are available for $20 if received on or before June 11, 2017. The $20 includes sales tax and shipping.  Please fill out this form and pay in cash, check or money order (do not mail cash) to "Hummel Media",  and a DVD will be sent to you in a few weeks.  
MPTC and Manufacturing Jobs
Since the end of the recession, the manufacturing industry has been growing - both in production output and the availability of jobs. But today jobs don't look like they used to; employers are now looking for a "skilled-labor" workforce. In the next decade, the industry will need to fill 3.5 million jobs, but they expect employers will still be missing close to 2 million workers. Jessica Gomez visited training programs in Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan to find out more about collaborative efforts between local colleges and the next generation of manufacturing jobs. Check out this video with Hartford Alum, Jacob Fendt

Culinary Arts 3 - Homemade Sauce Challenge
This past  Friday , teams of Culinary Arts III students were challenged with creating a plate of food using a homemade sauce.  Various staff members were invited to be their guests and serve as judges, evaluating the food on creativity, difficulty, plate presentation, and flavor.

AP Literature
Mrs. Parker's AP Literature class recently joined Mrs. Fisher's 8th grade Literature class at Central Middle School to discuss the novel Whirligig by Paul Fleischman.  The AP Literature students prepared and led discussions about characterization, character motivation, and themes within the novel.  They also led an oral reading of the next chapter.  At the end of the class period, the 8th grade students were given the opportunity to ask the high school seniors any of the questions about high school. 

Physical Education Archery
Our Specialized Physical Education class did participate in Archery this year. Thank you Mr. Dobner and Mr. Duhr for having a friendly competition of students against administrators. Mr. Dobner was the overall point winner, however Mr. Duhr had the highest score in single round (great job throwing it to make Mr. Dobner and the students feel better). Zach Sery had the highest score of the students. Dave Grundy shot a bullseye. Thank you again for having a friendly competition of Archery. 

Thank You Hartford Police Department!
Thank you to the Hartford Police Department, especially Officer Fassbender and Officer Dorn for coming into the health classes to educate the students on effects of substances. 

2nd Annual Staff vs. Students Battle of the Books
Over the course of the year, students and staff were challenged to read 11 YA novels.  On Thursday, May 25th, the epic battle for the golden trophy commenced.  Both teams were well prepared, but the staff narrowly edged out the students by 2 points.   The score now stands with 1 victory for each team.  Watch for announcements next fall so you can join in the fun!  

Hartford Rotary Club -Green Bay Packer Raffle

Support for the Schaefer Family

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
MAY  29
Memorial Day - No School

MAY 30 & 31
Spring Choral Concert

JUNE 1 & 2
Musical Auditions

JUNE 5 & 6

Graduation Practice, 1:15 pm

Graduation 2:00 pm

JUNE  12
Summer School Begins, 8:00 am

JUNE  19
Board of Education Meeting

Lunch Payments
Please ensure your child's lunch account had enough funds in it to cover daily purchases. As the end of the year approaches, students will not be able to make purchases with a negative lunch account.

Households with a graduating Senior will receive a refund in the mail over summer if the balance is greater than $5.00, if other fees are not due, and if there will not be any siblings attending HUHS in Fall.  If a sibling will be attending in Fall, the funds will remain in the account for them. Refunds for balances under $5.00 can be requested by contacting Monica Glorioso at (262) 670-3315 or not refunded are transferred to a donation meal account to assist students and families as needed.
Fall Musical Auditions - Cinderella

Audition packets for the HUHS production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" are now available in the Choir room and Main Office or you may click  here.
Tryouts are June 1 at 3:00pm 
Call backs are June 2 at 4:00pm
District Decision and Appeals Process
Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community,
The District Administration has developed a District Decision and Appeals Process that we believe will help all of us strengthen our communication, and help students, staff, parents, and community navigate the District's system more easily.  The process was initially developed by your District Leadership Team, and then reviewed and endorsed by the Board of Education.  The District Leadership Team will continue to update the Process periodically.   A few, brief notes about the Process are in order.
  • Attached, you will find the Purposes and Guide for the Process.
  • Next, you will find the District Decision and Appeals Process.  The far left column, Areas, lists the items about which you may need to make a contact.  The remaining columns (Initial Contact, First Level Appeal, etc.) are the people you should contact - in order from left to right - to help you.  Please follow the order given.
  • The last page is the list of Descriptors/Definitions which define the terms used in the Areas (far left) column of the Process.  That should help, too.
Please let us know your thoughts and suggestions about how to improve the Process.  You should communicate with your Principal, Dan Dobner, or you may contact me directly...
Thank you for the support of our students and staff. 
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Superintendent

Health Minute
Graco recalls 25,000 child car seats.  The National HighwayTransportation Safety Administration has issued a car seat recall and here is a full list of recalled seats.
Click here for a link to specific information.


The end of the year is fast approaching and some parents may be starting to think of next year already with sports physicals or other doctor exams over the summer.  If your child has a health condition that the school needs to know about such as asthma, severe allergies, etc., please click on the link and print the form for an Individualized Healthcare Plan and take it with you if you have an upcoming appointment.  Every student who carries an inhaler or an Epi-Pen, needs a Healthcare Plan on file signed by the parents and doctor, these need to be done on a yearly basis.  I have also added links for the prescription medication card for the parents and doctor to sign.  Students can carry over-the-counter medications at school with a signed permission slip from their parents and with the medication in the original packaging (no pills in bags.)  These forms will be collected on the registration days in August or can be mailed or faxed back to my office by the first day of school.  fax  262-673-8943

Hartford Community Happenings

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

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 .
Band Fundraiser

2017 US OPEN Job Opportunity

We still looking for people to be a part of the US Open.  Our company, Andy Frain Services, provides the private security portion of the US Open.  We employ people to help with different screening and asset protection posts.  Here are the details:
*             If you don't have your WI Guard License, we help you get it and it is free to you
*             Licensed Guards earn $12/hr, Event Staff earn $10/hr
*             We ask people to work at least 3 days of the Open ( June 12-18)
*             Your credentials allow you to watch golf when you are not working (tickets are $125/day)
If you'd like to get started:
o             Go to
o             Click on the "Employment" tab
o             Select WI
o             Find "2017 U.S. Open Golf Event Security" and click the "Apply" button at the right
Then we will call and set up an appointment for you to come into our office and get hired, collect your licensing paperwork, and schedule you for an orientation.
Time is running out, so apply today!  Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, and tell all your friends!
Dave Feltman | Project Manager
ANDY FRAIN SERVICES  | Commercial Security - Transportation - Sports & Entertainment - Technology
331-208-5155 (direct line) | 630-820-3820 (Corporate Office) | 630-820-3819 (Fax) | 630-465-2383 (cell)
761 Shoreline Drive | Aurora, IL  60504
We are committed to living the tradition of ... "Customer Service is Every Employees Job"

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.  

Football Fundraiser
If you are interested in these fashionable earrings, please contact John Redders or Kristen Helms to order.  Cost is $15 and orders must be placed by June 7, 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, where the link to Parchment is available by clicking on Transcripts.

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

UWWC Engineering Boot Camp

UW-Washington County will be hosting a High School Engineering Boot Camp for junior and senior students interested in engineering careers. The camp runs from June 12-16 at the UW-Washington County campus in West Bend. Students will visit local partner companies that represent mechanical, electrical, industrial, and civil aspects of engineering. The companies will give students a tour of the company, and students will have the opportunity to create a project of their own. The camp has two registration options: One college credit ($499) or non-credit ($299). Scholarships are available. 

For more information about how to register, contact UW-Washington County Continuing Education at  262-335-5208

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Evans Helps Orioles Qualify in Relay and 800
Finishing behind Slinger during the 3,200 relay was rival Hartford Union, which placed third to earn the final qualifying spot.  "They all ran great. They all had PRs for splits," coach Lance Zodrow said. "Before the race, I told them that they had to PR in order to move on. They really excelled. ... For them to PR is a confidence boost. They keep improving and that was great for them."  Rachel Zuern, Cassidy Sheehan, Courtney Kind and Alyx Evans ran a 9:53.94. Needing to move up a few spots during the middle of the race, Kind's leg helped the Orioles get into third.  "Courtney, as the third runner, made up a lot of ground and that made Alyx's job easier," Zodrow said.  Evans added, "Courtney kicked in on her second lap. She did so amazing. She started passing people at her 200 and put me in a good spot. I had to keep up third and fight for it. I wanted it and my team wanted it."

Johnson & Meinerz - On To State!!
Hartford Union's Quinn Meinerz received congratulatory hugs from Orioles head coach Paul Coffin and throws coach Doug Dimmer after his last shot put heave. The senior wanted to end his career as a three-sport state participant, and put everything he had into his final put of the day. When it landed several supporters cheered, and when the distance - 55-1.75 - was read, there were more. Only when Fond du Lac senior Donte Johnson's final put land more than a foot short of Meinerz' mark did the senior break out a smile. "It was the motivation, wanting to achieve my goal of going to state in three different sports as a senior," Meinerz said. "Going up, I was like 'This could be my last throw. I've got to go for it.' "The saying is it only takes one throw. That was my one throw I had to make it count. It was awesome to finish off like that." Dimmer and Meinerz noted the pupil has worked all season on changing from a glide-step to a full rotation into his throws, and part of the transition has been keeping his head in on the follow-through so he doesn't step out of the circle and scratch. It affected him at least twice Thursday, but his form was true on the qualifying throw. "It eased up his body, and from last year to this year it's about an eight foot difference," Dimmer said of the change. "Biggest thing he's been working on is trying to stick his landing. That's the only thing that was holding him back, and he got it." 

Hartford Union's Jack Johnson clears the bar in the pole vault
Hartford Union's Quinn Meinerz puts the shot Thursday during the WIAA Division 1 West Bend West Sectional in West Bend. Meinerz qualified for state in the event.  Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

Kreuser Advances to Sectionals
Hartford Union's Matt Melsheimer grinned.  "All Kevin (Kreuser) does is win matches," the No. 1 doubles said. "That's all he does."  Hartford's No. 4 singles player captured the flight's final advancement placement in Tuesday's Arrowhead subsectional by outlasting West Bend East's Colton Harris, 6-7(5), 6-1, 63, at the Pleasant Valley Tennis and Fitness Club.  Kreuser (22-3) was the lone Orioles player to move on into Thursday's Waunakee Sectional, and prevented East from attaining five entries into the sectional tournament.  "It feels really good, though I wish more of us were going," Kreuser said. "I'm still happy I'm going.  "I felt (the first set) was really close, and I was actually disappointed when I blew it because I knew I could have won the set."  Harris and Kreuser battled to a 6-6 draw in the first set, and went to a seven point tiebreaker to settle it. Harris won, 7-5, to claim the opener.  Kreuser rebounded to win the first two games of the second and rolled to a 61 second-set win.  He pushed ahead, 2-0, in the third, and stayed up a pair after winning the sixth game (4-2). Harris pulled within 4-3, but like he had in the second set, Kreuser claimed the final two games of the third to win the match.  "I thought I had a lot of momentum because my second set ... I won two games in a row to win it,  which helped," he said. Click here to read the full daily news article. 
Boys Golf Regionals
Congratulations Luke Carroll for advancing on to Sectionals

Germantown and host Hartford Union will each have one representative at an upcoming sectional.  Carter Schmidt, for the Warhawks, and Luke Carroll, for the Orioles, both advanced by taking one of the four individual spots during a Division 1 regional  Tuesday  at Hartford Golf Club. Schmidt finished with a 7-over 79. Carroll shot an 81. Germantown was sixth as a team (340) and Hartford tied for seventh (344).

Hartford Upsets Beaver Dam in Softball
Whomever runs the Hartford Union softball Twitter account typed  Tuesday, " Tomorrow a new season starts. Wipe the slate clean. Leave it all on the field. We aren't ready to go home!!"  On Wednesday, the Orioles proved the words correct as the No. 14 seed upset No. 3 seed Beaver Dam, 7-3, in Beaver Dam.  "It was a big, big win,"  coach Tim Kerrigan said. "Big upset."  Elizabeth Groonwald went 3 for 3 with a two-run home run and senior Katelyn Matt was 3 for 5 with a double and RBI as the Orioles (6-17) took down a Golden Beavers team that outscored them 28-3 in two previous Wisconsin Little Ten games.  Olivia Pusch was 2 for 4 as Hartford rapped out 10 hits
Track & Field Regionals

Congratulations to these Track Athletes advancing on to Sectionals

The 3,200 relay team for Hartford Union got a boost during its race. The Orioles placed third (10:07.7) to advance.
"They made it through with a big PR," Hartford coach Lance Zodrow said. "That's a confidence boost going into sectionals."  Alyx Evans (800 run) Maya Platt (100 dash) and Mallorie Smits (discus) were the Orioles' other sectional qualifiers.  "We had three girls in the 100 dash finals and one went through. It was nice to see those girls succeed," Zodrow said. 

Hartford Union's Quinn Meinerz placed second in the shot put (51-1.5) to advance. CJ Chiefe placed second in the 200 to advance, while Jack Johnson placed third in the pole vault to advance. The Orioles' 800 relay also qualified.

From Daily News coverage
Boys Soccer Brat Fry
The Great HUHS Boys Soccer Brat, Hamburger, and Hot Dog Grill Out' will to be held on June 17, at Wal Mart.  

Booster Club Needs You!
Booster Club is looking for anyone interested in being Booster President. If you have any interest or questions, please contact Kelly Morey @ .
Attention Girls Interested in Field Hockey Next Year!
If you are interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please contact Head Coach David Wiley at  262-853-0046  or email at   regarding summer camp and fall tryouts.  All girls interested in signing up for Field Hockey in the fall of the 2017-18 school year should plan to attend the meeting on May 31st at 2:45 in room 101.
 Gridiron Golf Outing
Click here for the registration form.
Athletic Department Golf Outing

 Click here for registration form
Coaching Positions
Assistant Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Head Cheerleading Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
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