November 10, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for November are Holly Beske and Zach Michalek. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to Holly and Zach.

Rotary Students of the Month for November


Holly Beske
Zachary Michalak

In Search of Volunteer Opportunities
GEDO2 is a program at HUHS for students who are credit deficient, but have chosen an alternate route to prove competency in their school subjects so they can graduate on time.  Several of these students are in need of community service/volunteer hours to complete their requirements.  They could do many types of things from raking lawns to shredding/filing papers.  If you have an opportunity for one of these students, please contact   Jamie Piittmann  .  She will be coordinating the students.
Civil War Presentation
On Friday, November 10, Mr. Kumbier and his son (Korey Kumbier) presented a soldier's life during the Civil War to Mr. Manlick's American Military History course.  Both Mr. Kumbier and Korey Kumbier are active Civil War re-enactors throughout the United States.  The students in AMH had been studying all aspects of the Civil War (causes, roles of individuals, objectives, military strategies, technological advancements, battles, and effects), but the Kumbier's were able to present with actual Civil War artifacts of a soldier's life.  A random student from each class was drafted and dressed up in the Yankee blues in opposition to the Confederate Kumbier's.  The Kumbier's belong to Valley Corps which portrays the lives of actual soldiers who served in Company F, 2nd Virginia Infantry, CSA.

McClain's Classroom Activities
Mrs. McClain had a busy week of labs and student projects. AP Biology students designed experiments to analyze worm behavior. The Bacteria, Biotech, and Genetics class modeled protein folding. Principles of Biomedical Sciences not only created models to represent how Insulin functions to regulate blood sugar but also simulated diabetes testing to diagnose 3 fictional patients.

Wisconsin Science Festival
Last week, our HUHS Science Department presented as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. HUHS was selected to take part in the festival to showcase the many unique learning opportunities that our Science department offers our Freshmen.  Click here to read the Daily News coverage of the event. Our Associate Schools came to learn about the Science programs, giving them another opportunity to improve their transitions to high school. None of this would have happened if it were not for Mr. Kevin Martin who organized and coordinated the presentation with the Wisconsin Science Festival and our Associate districts. Thank you to all of our Cohort, PLTW, and Agri-Science teachers for putting this together!
  Click here to see more pictures from the event.

HUHS Musical - Cinderella Opening Weekend!
The cast and crew have been rehearsing hard.  Go get your tickets today!! Click below for a sneak peek video. 



FBLA at Wisconsin Fall Leadership Conference
On November 6-7, 11 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members attended the Wisconsin FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Middleton, WI.  At this conference, students heard from keynote speaker and workshop presenter Chris Spradlin, who encouraged the students to be bold leaders.  Students also attended workshops on chapter development opportunities, competitive events and other business and leadership topics.  Presenters of these workshops included HUHS FBLA member and current Wisconsin FBLA Region VI Vice President Marley Kreger and HUHS business teacher and FBLA adviser Mrs. Sara Sturm.

Members who attended the conference also toured local Madison area businesses such as Camp Randall, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the Capitol Building, had the opportunity to network with other Wisconsin chapter members and learned that sometime in order to lead, you have to step under someone else's umbrella.  Thanks to all for a great conference!


Thank you Northbrook!
A huge THANK YOU to Northbrook Church for the wonderful treat of Qdoba lunch this past Wednesday.  As part of "Operation Love Your Neighbor",  Northbrook provided the entire HUHS staff with a free lunch and an added surprise of treat bags!  The delicious buffet was enjoyed by all!
AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus BC students competed in the annual Integration Bee. After working through an intense set of problems, Kiley Nettesheim was crowned "The Grand Integrator".

WCTC Field Trip
GEDO2 and Alt. Ed. seniors went to WCTC for a tour last week.



Congratulations to Ms. Sara Ruiz - Spanish Teacher of the Year
Please join us in celebrating Sara Ruiz, Profesora Sobresaliente, as she is being honored as  Wisconsin's  Spanish  Teacher of the Year.   Over the past ten years, Sara has taught every level of  Spanish . In the classroom, she focuses on language production and getting students involved in speaking, listening, writing and reading on a daily basis while making it fun and relevant to their lives.  Outside of the classroom, Senora. Ruiz involves her students and herself in the Latino community.  She has served in a variety of roles in AATSP-WI over the years including six years as Webmaster and Communications and currently as one of the Concurso Oral Coordinators.  We are proud to honor Sara as an HUHS teacher and as Wisconsin's  Spanish  Teacher of the Year. This weekend Sara received the recognition from the AATSP-WI organization.



SkillsUSA Bean Bag Tournament
Congratulations Noah Jacobi and Evan Thomas the 2017 SkillsUSA Bean Bag Champions!!!



In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
NOV 10, 11, 17 & 18 - 7:30pm 
NOV 12 - 2:00pm
Musical Cinderella

NOV 11 
Lions Pancake Breakfast, Craft Fair, Hartford Christmas Parade

NOV 20
Board of Education Meeting

NOV 22
No School for Srtudents

NOV 23 & 24
Thanksgiving Break

NOV  29 - 7:30am - 12 noon
Student Council Blood Drive

DEC 11 - 7:00pm
Band/Jazz/Orchestra Holiday Concert

DEC 18
Board of Education Meeting

DEC 20  - 7:00pm
Choral Holiday Concert

DEC 22 - No School for Students
Winter Break

JAN 2 - School Resumes
H-Club Food Drive
Starting on Monday, November 13th H-Club will be running our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Each 4th hour class can bring in non-perishable food items, canned goods or monetary donations that will be collected by H-Club members during the hour. The drive will run for all five days next week, with the top three classes receiving a pizza party. We want to raise as much money/non-perishable items for the Hartford Food Pantry as possible! If you have any questions please contact Eric Vanden Acker.   Thanks!

FFA Fruit Sale
The Hartford FFA is once again selling fruit to benefit the Hartford Christmas Project. If you're interested in purchasing any items -- we have bulk citrus and apples, as well as mixed boxes and dried cranberries -- please use this form.  Fruit will be delivered the week of December 11th. Thank you for your support.

Veterans Breakfast
 
SENIOR PICTURES WERE DUE NOVEMBER 1
  • Senior pictures were due November 1, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after November 15, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2017-18 yearbook
  • Please email one digital file of your photograph to yearbook@huhs.org. It must be at least 2x3 inches at 300dpi. If you cannot send a digital file, we can digitize it, but this will reduce the quality from the original. Please name your file with your last name, _ , then your first name (example: doe_john.jpg). File types can be .jpg or .tiff
  • DO NOT SEND IN a screenshot of your senior picture from your photographer, if at all possible, have your photographer send the photo to prevent losing any quality!
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with  no pets, no hats, and have a simple background. Dress needs to be school appropriate. Remember, the pictures in our yearbook are small, so ideally the photo should show just the head and shoulders. We want to maximize your face size.
  • Many local photographers have these deadlines and may the send the photo for you if you ask. Please understand that your photographer will need probably 6 weeks or more to get photos done. This means you should have your pictures taken by the middle of September to get them done with enough time to spare.
  • We cannot accept prints from a Laser or inkjet home computer printer.
Any students who do not turn in senior pictures will have their HUHS school picture published in the yearbook (WHICH DOES NOT RESULT IN ANY KIND OF FEE)

Click here to see the list of student pictures received. Each school day we check the email and update the list during 2nd hour.
2017-2018 Yearbook
Purchasing A Yearbook
Please purchase a yearbook directly through our Publisher, Jostens.
Click here to access the website for the HUHS Yearbook on Jostens Website:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09306200

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $70 until it can no longer be purchased on March 1, 2018.

Yearbooks will be delivered in May 2018, and a supplement with the spring sports and events will be delivered in the Summer of 2018.


Food Drive
Online Payment Fees Waived All Year!
After reviewing the data and receiving input from users (YOU!), the District has decided to waive the fee for online payments for this school year.  You may recall, that the District was only going to waive the fee for August and September.  The company we work with charges a 3.49% fee for processing the payments. The District will pick up this cost moving forward. A number of parents told us that they would not pay that fee and would send checks to the school instead. We encourage you to continue to use RevTrak to pay fees and to add to your child's food service account.  Thank you!

Bob A very
Director of Business Services
Health Minute
"Bee" aware!  November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  
Do you sometimes feel forgetful and worry it could be something more serious?   Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and the disease most people who forget sometimes think of.  
Alzheimer's is 
a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.  If you or a family member are concerned about memory issues, click here for some additional information and 10 signs to look for  about Alzheimer's or dementia.

Hartford Community Happenings


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

Hartford Union High School and First Bank Financial Centre have teamed up to offer a new pilot program to HUHS staff, students and families - a customized banking experience with the added bonus of $150 donations to the athletic or band boosters to support our programs!  

First Bank Financial Centre's  Mascot Banking program includes both HUHS Oriole MasterCard Debit Cards and Deluxe checks for account holders.   

Click here  for the flyer regarding the Mascot Banking Program.  A website link to more information about the program is:  www.fbfcwi.com/huhs .  You can open an account online or at the branch in town.  Be sure to use to promo code huhsband (for the donation to go to band boosters) or huhssports (for it to go to the athletic boosters). 

If you would like to meet with a banker to discuss this program further, please contact the Hartford branch at  262-673-0920.
 
First Bank Financial Centre has finalized the pilot program and have appreciated the assistance from HUHS as they developed the program. During the pilot they were able to work with Deluxe to establish checks with our Oriole logo, work with MasterCard to be able to establish the Debit Card with the logo.

First Bank Financial Centre is proud to support the school with the $150 donations to the athletic or band booster clubs via the Mascot Banking Program. We hope that you agree that this is a great benefit for the students and the clubs. Anticipated payout to the clubs will be in November and April.



Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair 2017
 
What:               2017 Gift That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair
When:              Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 AM--2:00 PM
Where:            Silverbrook Intermediate School, 120 S. Silverbrook Dr., West Bend, WI
Who:                16 participating non-profit organizations that satisfy a host of community  needs
 
An alternative gift fair is a "green" alternative to traditional store-bought gift-giving, and
instead, provides meaningful gifts that change lives in the community. Alternative gift fairs
present unique opportunities for shoppers to purchase gifts of hope, help, and service to the
less fortunate who are not likely to be on another's gift list. These alternative gifts are often
purchased in honor of special people on your gift list who may have expressed support for
particular social causes. This year's Alternative Gift Fair will feature gift-giving opportunities
among 16 local participating non-profit organizations. Gifts will range from $5 to $65.
 
Visit: www.giftsthatgivehope.org/washington-county for more information or to shop online.

Sideline Store Sale 
Enter Promo Code  TURKEYDAY NOW through Nov 18th to SAVE 20% on ANY Order over $80!

www.sidelinestores.com
ACT 36 Test Prep Course
Hartford Union High School (HUHS) is offering an exciting opportunity for all juniors taking the statewide ACT in February 2018. HUHS has partnered with Excel Edge, Inc. to provide the highest standard of preparation for the ACT with its ACT 36. Excel Edge, Inc. is a Midwest leader in standardized test preparation services. Together with Excel Edge, Inc. training and the best educators HUHS has to offer, your student will receive the highest quality test taking skills for the ACT experience.

One student stated after the Excel Edge, Inc. experience, "The ACT 36 program provided a set strategy for taking the test. The instructors gave innovative methods for solving difficult problems. They helped me realize that the ACT is not as hard as it seems." (Excel EdgeInc.com) This student highlights the essence of the key skills and high standard preparation needed to be successful on the ACT:  testing strategy, problem solving, innovative instruction, and comfort in testing situations.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, all juniors and their parents are invited to attend an informational meeting at 6:45 PM in the HUHS East Commons. This meeting will highlight the Excel Edge, Inc. test taking skills program students will experience. Additionally, parents and students will be able to ask questions concerning the program and the classes being offered. Following the program, students and parents will be able to enroll in the classes.  The cost for the 8 week program is $150. Enrollment will continue through Friday, December 15, 2017.

The program is an 8 week program, with classes meeting once each week.  Most classes begin at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. The Saturday make-up class on January 20, 2018, will begin at 8 AM and end at 10 AM. The practice ACT assessment on Monday, February 12, 2018, begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 10 PM. The schedule of classes is as follows.
*Tuesday, January 2, 2018 (Make-up Day is Thursday, January 4)
*Monday, January 8 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 10)
*Monday, January 15 (Make-up Day is Saturday, January 20, 8 AM until 10 AM)
*Monday, January 22 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 24)
*Monday, January 29 (Make-up Day is Thursday, February 1)
*Monday, February 5 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 7)
*Monday, February 12 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 PM to 10 PM)
*Monday, February 19 (No Make-up Day)
*Monday, February 26: Review Day 3 PM to 4PM

The ACT is an important statewide test that is also a major factor that can impact your student's ability to successfully enter the college of his/her choice. Skilled preparation and organized learning are essential to success on the ACT.  HUHS encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity. 

For more information, please call Mr. William Priegel at 670-3200 Ext. 888 Monday or Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00  noon or E-mail bill.priegel@HUHS.org
Student Services
PSAT Interpretation 

62 Juniors participated in the assessment on October 11.  Test results will be available to students in mid-December.   Juniors who took the PSAT should be sure and check their email beginning the month of December.

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 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 $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 (except February 10).  The test dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:
 
December 9, 2017                               February 10, 2018                           
April 14, 2018                                     June 9, 2018                                     July 14, 2018
 
Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 27 (no cost to the student on February 27).    When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 10 or April 14 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 27 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon February results.

SENIORS

Does your senior have everything they need to make one of the most important decisions of their lives? Students who apply early to college are in a better position to capture financial aid and make important decisions that impact their college applications.  Seniors should be applying to post-secondary institutions if they haven't already begun to do so.    Apply online to any University of Wisconsin campus  At Apply.wisconsin.edu.   Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org   Wisconsin technical college information will be found at   www.witechcolleges.org        These websites are designed to be primary resources for easy access and information about the colleges, academics, degrees, athletics, and so much more!!    Don't delay in applying because housing and scholarship opportunities are often connected with admission.   Remember:
  • Send your official ACT scores with the application by going online to www.actstudent.org
  • Send your transcript by going online to www.parchment.com

COLLEGE APPLICATION TIP

Save the speech.  Tell the tale.   No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself.  You aren't giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it!    The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you've done the job.
 
If you'd like help with your college essay, Mrs. Carter or Mr. Dobberstein are available in the Writing Center during 5th and 6th period.   Mr. Schliewe is available during Resource on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Room 84.   All three are English teachers.
TRANSCRIPTS

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   www.huhs.org, 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.

WIAA - PE III PATHWAY

In order for students to complete the PE III - WIAA pathway for a fall sport, they must complete the WIAA Credit Verification form found at  http://www.huhs.org/activities/cocurricular/WIAA_PE_Credit.pdf[HO1]  .  The form must be signed by all parties and turned into the Athletic and Activities Director - Scott Helms - before the fall deadlines below.  Forms turned in after the deadline will not be accepted.  Students must also complete an additional .5 credit in English, science, social studies, math or world language in lieu of the PE III - WIAA pathway.  For more information, please see the HUHS Board Policy #5460.
 
Fall Sport Deadlines:

Boys Soccer                                      November 17, 2017
Girls Volleyball                                 November 17, 2017
Boys Volleyball                                 November 24, 2017
Girls Swimming                                November 24, 2017
Football                                             December 1, 2017
 
 
If you paid your $120 Co-Curricular fee and were not part of an HUHS athletic team this past season, you have the right to request a refund. All requests must be made by June 1, 2018.
FRESHMEN CONFERENCE

HUHS counselors have begun freshman conferences this week and they will continue through the month of December. The purpose of the conference is for counselors to get to know students on an academic and personal level, as well as to begin a discussion about future career plans through Academic and Career Planning. HUHS counselors believe in forming and cultivating strong relationships with students so that we can best serve them during their high school career. Counselors will meet with students during a 45-minute period, making every effort to schedule students during a course period where they are excelling. Students will be notified of their conference time two days in advance. If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.

MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE PROMISE PROGRAM
Senior students/parents,

Moraine Park Technical College has created a new initiative called the Promise Program. The program provides a tuition-free college education to remove financial barriers. The program was designed to ensure high school students with the potential to succeed at the level are given that opportunity, without having to worry about the added burden of college debt. 

The student makes a commitment, or promise, to attend Moraine Park as a full-time student (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and to fulfill the initial Promise eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

- Graduate on time from an accredited or home high school
- Reside within the Moraine Park Technical College District
- Earn a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Earn a minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT
- Have a 90 percent attendance rate during senior year of high school
- Apply for admission to Moraine Park no later than January 15, 2018
- Enroll in an associate of applied science or technical diploma program that meets eligibility requirements for federal and Wisconsin financial aid
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2018. Student must be eligible for federal Pell grants and accept all state and federal grants and scholarships not awarded by the Moraine Park Foundation (Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or $3,500 or lower, based on the FAFSA.

The application window for Fall 2018 is September 5, 2017 through January 15, 2018. To apply, visit the Program's website at  www.morainepark.edu/promise. For more information about the program, contact Heidi Sternig, Recruitment Specialist, at  (262) 335-5853 or by e-mail at  hsternig@morainepark.edu.


Athletics and Activities
Swimming Sectionals - Irene Wilson and Olivia Meinberg ON TO STATE!!
Our Girls Swim Team is very young and very inexperienced, but they have been ending their season like old pros.  100% of the Sectional Team ended the season with huge time drops in the past two championship meets.  
  • Maria Graziano (Slingerian freshman.   7 second drop in the 200 IM, are you kidding me?  -2 sec in the 100 Breast, too.) 
  • Abbi Block (junior elder statesman. -3 sec in the 200 free, big drops in the sprints.) 
  • Skylar Bertz (up-and-coming-sophomore-stud).  12 second drop in the 500 free!) 
  • Haley Hagan (junior. Back on track.  Big contributor to a 7 sec drop in the 400 Free Relay) 
  • Rylie Christnovich (freshman beast.  Best times in the 200 IM and 200 free relay- and huge drops at Conference) 
  • Maddy Jacobi (junior spiritual leader.  Fastest fly in her life) 
  • Grace Teske (strong sophomore.  Big end-of-season drops in the 200 IM and fly) 
  • Sarah Alsum (sophomore training maniac.  Had 'em weeping at the time drops at Conference.) 
  • Alyssa Simonz (Slingerian sophomore.  Huge drops in the sprints, also in that 400 Free ---Relay)

Two Underclassman Swimmers Make It To The Big Dance

Irene Wilson - fighting through illness, this freshman still popped a 24.65 to earn her an 18th seed in the 50 Free at UW-Madison next week.  It cannot be stated emphatically enough how much athleticism and relentless and grueling training it takes to compete at this level.  No-one at this level just participates in swimming.  They live it.  It would be wise to watch this kid's career for the next four years.

Olivia Meinberg - an early-season severe ankle sprain would weaken the resolve of most athletes.  But Olivia never missed a practice, put the pull buoy on, and pulled the entire training season.  Without being able to develop her underwater kicking or her starts and push-offs, she instead worked her core and shoulder strength.  Post-practice was devoted to ankle rehab.  Her stunning performance at Sectionals  this Saturday was especially satisfying, but there is lots of work to be done this week, since there are dozens of elite athletes coming after her  on Saturday.  Click here to read a great article about Olivia and the challenges she has overcome to make it to state!
She was Sectional Champion in both her events. 
She goes in to DI State seeded 2nd in the 50 Free with her 23.70, and seeded 3rd in the 100 Free with her 51.86. 
Both were HUHS school records.  The 50 Free record of 24.11 was held by Chris Fredrick since 1988.  The 100 Free Record was held by Racheal Borchardt since 2013. 
200 Free Relay - Almost made it in.  At the beginning of the season, there was very little talk that we'd put together a relay of State caliber, but Abbi Block, Rylie Christnovich, Irene and Olivia made it close.  1.5 seconds would have done it. 

200 Medley Relay - Respectable 8th place finish, and a big time drop.  Olivia, Irene, Maddy Jacobi, and Abbi Block

400 Free Relay - Surprising 8th place finish with a 7 second drop.  Haley Hagen, Alyssa Simonz, Rylie Christnovich, and Sarah Alsum 


Winter Sports 
Congratulations to HUHS Girls Tennis Coach, Mr. Andy Andress who was selected as the WHSTCA (Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association) Coach of the Year for his work during the 2017 season.
 
From the WHSTCA: "Many of the reasons Andy was nominated have nothing to do with team records or even team success in terms of wins or losses. Andy's team had an 11 and 9 overall dual record. His varsity squad finished 6th in the 10 team newly aligned North Shore Conference, a marked improvement over last year's 7th place finish in the now defunct 8-team Little Ten Conference. Hartford sent three players to sectionals and scored a third place finish at the #3 singles spot. Andy's team, as usual, showed great growth and improvement over the course of the season. He was also chosen for his guidance to assist a player facing a serious medical issue and for his leadership to help design, schedule and revise bylaws for the new look of the North Shore Conference. According to Steve Anderson from Slinger, 'He is an ambassador for high school tennis and puts the best interests of kids first while providing outstanding leadership at meetings that set policy and guide play at both the conference and sub sectional levels.
 
HUHS Athletic Director, Scott Helms added, "Being named Division 1 Coach of the Year  by his peers is a credit to Andy's leadership amongst tennis coaches."
 
Our Girls Tennis team is lucky to be under the guidance of Coach Andress and we appreciate all that he does for the HUHS Girls Tennis team and the sport as a whole. Congratulations to Coach Andy Andress on being named the Coach of the Year


Coach Andy Andress receiving the WHSTCA Coach of the Year award from President Dan Schreier (left).


Congratulations Abby Hamilton!
Seven county players were selected to the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association's All-State team  on Tuesday.
Hartford Union senior Abby Hamilton was named to the second team, while West Bend West senior Grace Baumann was selected to the third team.  Hamilton led the Orioles (26-11) with 362 kills and a .341 hitting percentage. She also finished with 54 blocks and 207 digs.


National Signing Day!
HARTFORD - No one changed colors, or choices.  It made Wednesday a formality, in a sense, for Hartford Union volleyball players Abby Hamilton,  Alivia Marks and Sydney Nienhaus. But it was also the start of something new for the trio, who each signed a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the fall early signing period Wednesday at a ceremony at the high school.  Hamilton is bound for Division I Loyola-Maryland after committing to the program during the summer. Marks will head to Division II University of Wisconsin-Parkside; she committed in July.  Nienhaus committed to NAIA  Cardinal Stritch in September.  "We had time to think about our decision after committing," said Nienhaus, a second team All-North Shore Conference selection after accumulating 147 kills, 78 total blocks, with 43 solo, and nine aces as a middle blocker.  Nienhaus compiled 248 kills, 159 total blocks, with 59 solo, 52 digs 17 assists and 16 aces through the past two years on varsity. The Wolves (15-15) beat Indiana University at South Bend, 3-2, in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament  semifinals Tuesday and will face No. 1 seed Trinity Christian today for the conference championship. Nienhaus will join current juniors Megan Kiefert (West Bend East) and Maida Wolff (Kettle Moraine Lutheran) as Washington County athletes on Dan  Mathews' team next season.  "Today is where you actually get to relax - now you know the work is over, and the years of volleyball recruitment has come to an end and it's exciting. Click here to read full article.



With Hartford Union volleyball coach Taylor Edmonds looking on, Sydney Nienhaus (Cardinal Stritch), Alivia Marks (UW-Parkside) and Abby Hamilton (Loyola-Maryland) sign their respective letters of intent Wednesday at the high school. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News.
Hartford Union's Mercedes Greisbach, center, signs her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play softball at Bryant & Stratton College in Milwaukee. Her parents, Todd and Dawn, look on. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

Girls Bowling Team Season Starts
The HUHS Girls Bowling team kicked off their season this week against Port Washington  on Monday . They went 1-1. Good Luck this season ladies!
 
Season Ends for Orioles -  Congrats on an Awesome Run!!
Hartford Union did something that hasn't been done against Waunakee this year.  After that accomplishment, though, it was all Waunakee. The Warriors won, 45-19, during a WIAA Division 2 Level 3 game Friday to end Hartford's season. The Orioles scored in the first quarter against the Warriors, who entered the game Fridayoutscoring their opponents 171-0 in the opening frame.  "Wow," Hartford offensive coordinator Paul Shelsta exclaimed when hearing the stat. "I know they've allowed like five points per game."  The Warriors had allowed just 55 points to opponents through 11 games. Waunakee (12-0) executed a pooch punt by quarterback Nate Carter to end its first possession and gave the ball to Hartford on its own 6-yard line. One play later, the Orioles (9-3) led 6-0. Tristan Bradley hit Jason Patterson, who was wide open down the middle of the field. Patterson won the race to the end zone for a 94-yard touchdown. "That's going to happen," Waunakee coach Pat Rice said of giving up a score on his team's first defensive play. "There's ups and downs, and we played through it." The momentum shifted to Waunakee's side after that; it responded with a 57-yard drive. The drive was capped off with a 2-yard touchdown run by Javian Dayne, and the extra point tied the game at 7. Dayne led the Warriors' rushing attack with 215 yards on 25 carries. He finished with three scores. Through 12 games, he has more than 2,000 yards rushing. "We had trouble getting Dayne down," Hartford coach John Redders said. "He's a great player, no doubt. Give him credit. We tried to put guys in the right position, and we did. " There were just too many missed tackles by the Orioles. "We knew we had to stop the run," Hartford defensive coordinator Lance Zodrow said. "They are a good running team and they have a good passing attack. They've shown that all year."    Click  here  to read full article. 
 



Hartford Union's Justice Ojo puts his hand on the shoulder of Tristan Bradley after the end of the game. John Ehlke/Daily News
Hartford Union's Blake Lazaris returns a fumble in the second quarter. John Ehlke/Daily News
John Ehlke/Daily News Hartford Union's Jason Patterson tackles Waunakee's Javian Dayne short of the goal line in the third quarter of the WIAA Division 2 Level 3 playoff game against Waunakee on Friday night in Waunakee. Dayne scored on the next play as Waunakee won, 45-19.
Winter Sports 
Below are the Winter Sport Start Dates.  Please refer to Student Announcements for Sport and Activity related meetings.

Monday - November 13th: Boys Basketball, Wrestling and Boys Swimming

Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Track Girls Assistant Coach
Assistant Baseball Coach
Track - Boys Throw Coach
Track - Girls Throw Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

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