November 17, 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

Veterans Day Breakfast

Monday morning we welcomed Veterans from our community into our building to show our appreciation for their service by hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast organized by Mr. Kasza and the Leadership & Project Management Class. Thank you to all of the Veterans that joined us this morning for this event and for your incredible sacrifice for our freedoms.  Click below for the video of the mornings events produced and edited by HUHS Junior, Sam Wannow.

Math Team
The Varsity Math Team made their own t-shirts to wear to competitions this year. The back says "We just FOILED your plan of winning" (P + L) (A + N).

The team traveled to Nathan Hale for a Math competition last night.

Congratulations to Holden Glass  - Took 5th place in the JV competition with 20 points.

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.
Thank You from the Schaefer Family

November and the holiday season has arrived...a time where we all  reflect and are thankful for so many things in life. We would like  to take the time to share how so very grateful we all are for the  wonderful people, community, and surrounding communities we  live in.  As many of you know our daughter, Ava Schaefer, is recovering  from a double kidney and liver transplant due to a rare liver  disorder called Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I. We all, especially  Ava, have been on an incredible journey the last six months. So  many, many people have reached out to us with care, concern,
kindness, strength, inspiration, prayers, love, and support in so many, many ways. We have been extremely touched by an incredible amount of thoughts, prayers, cards, emails, texts, and well wishes. We are from the bottom of our hearts truly grateful for  everyone that has helped us get through this difficult time. 

An extra special thank you goes to Coach Andy Andress, Becky Uhlman and Family, Amanda Pearson and Family, Danielle Balmer and Family, the Hartford Tennis Team and Families, the Neosho, Hartford, Rubicon, Iron Ridge, Ashippun, Hustisford, Allenton, and Oconomowoc businesses and communities, the Hartford High and HNR School Districts, the Pleasant Valley Tennis Club, West Bend Tennis Team/Community, and Slinger
Tennis Team/Community. 

Andy, Becky, Amanda, and Danielle orchestrated AMAZING fundraisers for us throughout the summer and spent endless hours, effort, and energy in making them all a huge success. They all have been "angels" to us helping us cope and get through this journey. They and everyone else who came, donated, and/or volunteered, as well as the communities all around us, all have a special place in our hearts. There will never be enough words to
express the love, admiration, and gratitude we have for all of you. Ava is on her 10th week post transplant and just started school (part time) this week. She has a lot of healing yet to do, but knows her "new normal" is a true blessing. We are extremely grateful. We cannot thank you enough for all your love, prayers, and unbelievable amount of support. 
God's blessings to you all ~ The Schaefer Family

HUHS Marching Band - 1st Place in Christmas Parade!
Congratulations to our HUHS Marching Band for finishing 1st Place in the Hartford Christmas Parade this past  Saturday ! This is a huge accomplishment for the band!

HUHS Musical - Cinderella Final Weekend!
For the final weekend of Cinderella, please come out and support the hard working cast, crew and orchestra.

Cinderella Cast List

Louiza Kuepper
Jacob Loosen
David Buhle
Haley Henke
Maddie Hoxworth
Katie Kahn
Sadie Stelter
Evan Biddulph
Lord Pinkleton
Matt Becker

Valerie Biddulph   Nathan Melsheimer   Abbi Block   Ella Merklein  Tabby Bryzek   Julia Nelson  Skylar Garza   Ginny Noe  Stephanie Gonnering   Mia Oleshko  Nick Higley   Miranda Parker  Joe Huber   Brady Purtell   Anna Janichek   Elizabeth Rhinehart
Olivia Jude   Calais Roemer  Britney Lane   Brendan Stanley  Mandy Loga   Katey Tadlock   Izzie McCauley   Irene Wilson  Evan Yustus

Abby Stowe:  Spotlight
Delaney Hennes:  Light Board or Spotlight (to be trained by April Alsum, Abby Stowe, and Andrea Steldt)
Andrea Steldt:  Spotlight
Rachel Norton:  Light Board or Spotlight (to be trained by April Alsum, Abby Stowe, and Andrea Steldt)
Gabi Monty:  Stage Crew and Prop help
Grace Noe:  Stage Crew and help with costumes, if needed
Emily Pomerenke:  Stage Crew
Tia Burns:  Stage Crew
Abby Stout:  Stage Crew (Stage Manager in Training)
Theresa Burakowski:  Stage Crew


Emma Witt
Sierra Moskow
Mariah Livermore
Elizabeth Gonnering
Jessica Giordano
Ashley Livermore
Anna Rousseau
Caroline Degroot
Erica Carver
Katie Brockhaus
Sierra Staus
Adrianna Marquardt
Trent Birkel
Cody Stich
Trent Westfall
Patrick Dowdy
Peter Schnieder
Ethan Winter
Cody Petzer
Alex Byard
Luke Kaminski
Natalie Martin
Julie Graff
Abigale Olson
Denis Murtezi
Cat Hilsmann
Ella Justman
Andrew Wiegel
Alex Paque

H-Club Food Drive
Each day during fourth hour, H-Club students were collecting canned goods and monetary donations to help support the Hartford Food Pantry. There were a great deal of donations for the last day of the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  The race for third place came down to a $15 difference between third and fifth place. In total, we raised nearly $2100 in total donations to support our community. Well done everyone! Here are the final results: 

1. Mr. Jeff Martin
2. Mr. Lane
3. Mr. Hoitink
4. Mr. Dobberstein
5. Ms. Smith

Thank you to everyone who participated and making this a great food drive for our community. 

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

NOV 20
Board of Education Meeting

NOV 22
No School for Students

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
Student Council Blood Drive 

HUHS will be hosting it's annual fall blood drive on  Wednesday, November 29th ! A single blood donation can save as many as three lives! HUHS blood drives are open to all students, staff, and community members so visit  to sign up or contact . Students must be 16 years old to donate with parent or guardian permission.

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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.

Broccoli Featured this Month
This month at lunch we will be featuring WI Grown Broccoli from Amazing Grace Family Farms in Janesville, WI

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:

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.

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
Emergency situations such as fire, extreme weather and power outages can happen without warning. By taking the time to prepare for a possible disaster now, you and your family will be equipped to handle a crisis if one ever occurs.
Fire Escape Route and Meeting Spot
It can take a mere five minutes for a fire to engulf your entire home. This is one reason having an escape plan is so important. Include at least two exit routes in your plan in case one is blocked, and designate a safe location for everyone in your household to meet. Identifying a secondary location outside your neighborhood is good to have in the event it's not safe to return or you're asked to evacuate.
List of Emergency Contacts
Make laminated cards with a list of important phone numbers for each family member. This might include contact information for the local authorities and emergency services as well as your nearest relatives.
Home Safety Items
Be prepared in case an emergency does occur by having these home safety items:
  • Fire Extinguisher -- Keep one on each floor, and check them annually to make sure they're functioning properly.
  • First-Aid Kit -- Store it in a central location, such as the kitchen, and make sure everyone knows where it is.
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors -- Install detectors in each room and test them once a month. Use long-life lithium batteries to cut back on replacements.
  • Food and Water -- Put together a three-day supply of nonperishable foods and at least three gallons of water for each member of your household.
There's often very little time to react in a crisis. But with a little planning and prep work,  you can be well-equipped and ready to respond accordingly.
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: .  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: 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!
Free Movies at Schubert's Theater

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 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.

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
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 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.


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   Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at   Wisconsin technical college information will be found at        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
  • Send your transcript by going online to


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.

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.


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[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.

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.

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 For more information about the program, contact Heidi Sternig, Recruitment Specialist, at  (262) 335-5853 or by e-mail at

Athletics and Activities
State Swimming - Congratulations Irene Wilson and Olivia Meinberg !!
Congratulations to Irene Wilson and Olivia Meinberg in their performances at state over the weekend. Irene raced to a 15th place finish in the 50 feee. Olivia brought home hardware with a 5th place podium finish in the 50 free earning her All State honorable mention. Olivia's 100 free, in a very strong field of swimmers, ends with a 8h place finish. Each year the state meet gets harder to qualify for. This years qualifying times in many events were faster than in the past.

Huge respect and congratulations to these elite athletes in the building,. As a freshman and sophomore, their future in this very physically demanding sport is very bright. 

Evans Signs with UNC-Asheville; Groonwald, Werner head to DIII schools
HARTFORD - A week later, Alyx Evans was her normal self - laughter and smiles.  The Hartford Union senior middistance and cross-country runner was almost 100 percent sure where she wanted to continue her running career after high school on the opening of the NCAA's early signing period Nov. 8. However, there was a tour/visit Evans wanted to take.  A weekend trip to Asheville, North Carolina, only solidified the thought - she wanted to run cross-country and track at Division I North Carolina-Asheville. On Wednesday, Evans signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNCA and run for  its program.  "The first day I was there, as we drove to the campus, I knew it was for me," Evans said. "I'm like, 'This is where I'm going.'" Evans had interest from and in the University of Miami, the University of South Carolina and in-state programs like Wisconsin-MIlwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UWStout and UW Whitewater. Recruited at varying levels since she was a sophomore, her first thought was to whittle down the group to a couple schools. She didn't care about running at the Division I, II or III level - only that she wanted to run in college. Click here  to read the full article

Hartford Union's Alyx Evans signs a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country and track at the University of North Carolina-Asheville during a ceremony  Wednesday at the high school. Looking on is her mother, Jodi. 
Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
Hartford Union's Sophia Werner has eyed being a college golfer since she was a sophomore in high school. She'll golf for Wisconsin-Whitewater's program. Daily News
Hartford Union's Elizabeth Groonwald has wanted to play college softball since her sophomore season. She will do that at Lakeland University. Daily News

Congratulations Abby Hamilton!
Congratulations to Abby Hamilton, our October Athlete of the Month! Coach Taylor Edmonds had this to say about Abby:   
I nominate Abby Hamilton for the October Athlete of the Month. She finished her outstanding Oriole Volleyball career with a total of 1,113 kills, surpassing 1,000 in the month of October. Abby was selected for 1st Team All-NSC and 2nd Team All-State. She was voted Team MVP by her teammates, rightfully so. She led the team to a 2nd place finish in the NSC, the best Hartford Volleyball has ever accomplished. Not only is she a great athlete, but a great student, teammate, and leader. She is one of the best volleyball players that Hartford Volleyball has ever had the honor to have go through the program. Every day she strived for more and never accepted good - she wanted to be great. She has set the bar high for all that follow and has set new expectations for the program. She will be greatly missed, but she will do great things at Loyola University Maryland! 

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
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