November 22, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District

What are you thankful for?
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

Save the Date - December 5
On Tuesday, December 5 from 5:30-8:30 PM, the HUHS Marching Band is inviting YOU to a special parade in downtown Hartford! They will be showcasing the Marching Band in a special segment on WISN 12 NEWS for the Holidays. We need people to come out to cheer on our Marching Band in this unique event as they march down main street right in downtown Hartford. This night is also the city tree lighting and the kickoff for the Holiday River Walk. A number of events will be going on downtown, but we hope you will join us in honoring our band as they countdown the days to their London New Year's Day Parade Lnydp with this special community performance!  #OriolePride

Thank you to the TEE Department!
Thanks to Corey McCauley, Jeff Jilling and Jason Kraus for teaching the GEDO2 students how to change a tire and jump start a car.



Health and Human Service Careers
Mr. Darryl Bayne spoke to Health and Human Service Careers students about his occupation of personal fitness training. He is accredited through the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Mr. Andy Andress - WHSTCA Coach of the Year
HUHS Girls Tennis Coach Andy Andress was recognized by the School Board last night for his WHSTCA Coach of the Year award. Congratulations again Coach Andress, HUHS is lucky to have you!!

Congratulation HUHS - WSPRA Spectrum Communications Awards
Hartford Union High School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two Spectrum Awards of Excellence and Merit for its work in school communications.

WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its recent annual conference in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Hartford Union High School District earned an Award of Excellence for the Ovations Community Newsletter and an Award of Merit for the Social Media Campaign #iLOVEHUHSbecause.

Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored 40 school districts with awards.

"Spectrum Award winners exemplify the very best communications work in school districts across the state," said WSPRA President Sarah Heck. "The winners demonstrate the value of engaging stakeholders in order to build community support for Wisconsin's public schools."

WSPRA's Spectrum Awards are judged by members of the Illinois School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) on a 30-point scale in six areas: goals and objectives, research and planning, execution and evaluation, results, language, and design.

The Ovations Newsletter is distributed to all of our taxpayers covering 20,400 and designed and coordinated by Jana Danay, the Communications Coordinator at HUHS. The Social Media Campaign concept was created by HUHS Junior Mackenzie Lutz (Erin School) in Ms. Danay's Introduction to Digital Communications last year. This campaign was used to promote our annual Showcase event and increased the social media presence by over 400% from 2016 to 2017. Congratulations to Jana Danay and Mackenzie Lutz!



Cinderella Thank You!
"The cast, crew, and pit orchestra of "Cinderella" would like to thank the HUHS Staff, students, and the Hartford Community for attending and supporting our production!  It was great to look out into the audience and see so many familiar faces.  We sincerely hope you enjoyed our show and look forward to seeing you at future productions!"
Teacher Dedication!
What teachers will do for a student.  Check out Mr. Hoffmann as he helps a student with an experiment!! Purple is his color!
Thailand Elephant Conservation Trip - Extended Registration
Thailand Elephant Conservation Trip - Extended Registration Window!  

Registration for the Smithsonian Student Travel - Thailand Elephant Conservation trip In August 2018 has been extended!  Please disregard the November 1st deadline.  We will accept student travelers on a rolling admissions basis until early spring, but please register as soon as possible to ensure that the trip is a certainty. 

This travel opportunity is open to students of all ages!  Please see Mrs. Algiers, Mrs. Axford, or Mr. Arnholt for more information. 

Click here for details.

Spring Play - Tryouts!
Prince Caspian
by C.S. Lewis

Auditions - December 11 (3-8 p.m.) and December 12 (4-8 p.m.).  Audition packets will be available after Thanksgiving in the Library and Main Office.
If you have questions, please email Mrs. Hummel at terese.hummel@huhs.org.

Performances March 2-11, 2018
The sequel to "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", this energetic play takes place in the fantasy land of Narnia - talking animals, walking trees, magic, battles, and heroism!
Stage adaptation by Erina Caradus.

Fridays, 3/2 and 3/9 - 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 3/3 and 3/10 - 7 p.m.
Sundays, 3/4 and 3/11 - 2 p.m.

At HUHS' Drama/Lecture Hall - 805 Cedar St., Exit 6 (around the back of the building).
Tickets are just $3 for Students/Children and $5 for Adults - general admission, available at the door beginning one hour before each performance time.


In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
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

JAN 3 - Junior Parent/Student Presentation, 6:30 PM
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  https://goo.gl/forms/XRBTRsagdVYd7ueB3  to sign up or contact  student.council@huhs.org . Students must be 16 years old to donate with parent or guardian permission.

FBLA Regional Volunteer Judges Needed!
Hartford Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is hosting the Region VI Regional Leadership Conference on February 3, 2018! This conference is the first level of competition for our organization and students have the chance to demonstrate their skills in a variety of business, marketing and information technology based events that range from skill based tests to projects and presentations.

Hartford FBLA is currently looking for volunteer judges to assist in scoring the project and presentation based events both before and during the conference. There is NO EXPERIENCE needed to be a competitive event judge - rating sheets and event parameters will be provided to you!   Please see the image below with more information about dates and time commitment. Please feel free to pass this information on to others who you think may also be interested in this opportunity!  

If you are interested in helping Hartford FBLA put on a successful conference for our Region VI membership, please contact me! I can be best reached via email at  sara.sturm@huhs.org .

Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with us!


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Get Your Oriole YETI!

Click here  to download the .pdf order form.
Hartford Community Happenings


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


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.
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 Black Friday Sale
Enter Promo Code SAVINGS17 NOW through Nov 25th to SAVE 25% on ANY Order over $100!

www.sidelinestores.com
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 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.

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
Junior Student & Parent Night Presentation
Mark your calendar!!   Counselors will be holding a Junior Parent/Student Night presentation on  Wednesday, January 3, at 6:30pm.   Look for more information about this presentation in December.
Badger Boys/Girls State Program

Does your student have an interest in government and citizenship?  Do they display qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, and participate in co-curricular activities?  Consider the Badger Boys or Girls State Program in June 2018.  It's an exciting week of meeting new students, staying on a college campus, and experiencing dorm life.  There's campaigning, pep rallies, State Fair, talent shows, recreational programs, music, discussion sessions, sports, etc.  It's a sponsored event, so there's no cost to the participants.  More information will be available in January.
Requirements:  Student must be in the top half of his or her class; be a US Citizen; and able to participate in the entire week of activities.

Educational Spotlight - UW Oshkosh Nursing Program

UW-Oshkosh is home to the largest nursing program in the state, with brand new facilities that opened in February 2016.  Currently ranked in the top 2% of nursing programs in the country, UW-Oshkosh students may now apply and be admitted to the College of Nursing during one of three cohorts (fall, spring, and year-round) for maximum access.  The nursing program boasts the highest NCLEX pass rate in the state and students are taught by faculty who are all in clinical practice. 
 
For more information on the nursing program, visit con.uwosh.edu
PSAT Interpretation - Updated!

Juniors who took the PSAT should be sure and check their email beginning the month of December.  Scores will be released December 11, 12 or 13.   Score availability depends on the state from which you're accessing your online score report.
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:
 
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 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
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Track Girls Assistant Coach
Assistant Baseball Coach
Track - Boys Throw Coach
Track - Girls Throw Coach
Fall Musical

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

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