November 3, 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

WSMA State Honors Choir & Orchestra 
HUHS had a number of students that auditioned, prepared, and participated in the WSMA State Honors Concert last week at the Overture Center in Madison. Students auditioned last February for this honor, participated in an intense camp in Madison last June, and then sang or performed at the concert in Madison last Thursday. 
Two of our Orchestra students, George Herro and Ella Justman were selected and performed with the State Honors Orchestra. Ella Justman has participated in this honor for the third year in a row. Achieving such a great honor for three years running is a huge accomplishment and goes to show the type of musician that Ella truly is. 
Students from our choir that were selected for this honor included Sadie Stelter, Hannah Schmitt, Haley Henke, Joe Huber, Jacob Loosen, and Madeline Hoxworth.
Congratulations to all of these students, HUHS is proud to have you representing our school. #OriolePride

Congratulations to Sara Ruiz - Wisconsin Spanish Teacher of the Year
At Monday Night's School Board Meeting, Ms. Sara Ruiz, Spanish Teacher, was recognized for receiving the Wisconsin Spanish Teacher of the Year award. She will formally accept this recognition this weekend at their state conference. Congratulations Sara!
PLTW Medical Interventions
Medical Interventions Classes have been investigating how a bacterial infection can alter hearing. After exploring how sound works, they began investigating the wide array of diagnostic tests used to identify different types of hearing loss. 

Alt Ed Pumpkin Book Reports!
Students in Mac's 1st & 2nd hour Alt Ed class created pumpkin book reports. In the pumpkins, they could illustrate a character, scene, or new book cover about their books!

Saving our Water
After examining data regarding the cause of the Golf of Mexico dead zone, ecology students started to examine how they might solve the growing eutrophication problem. Students formed groups of three and had to think critically about what items might be useful or filtering out pollution. Several groups were able to not only make our polluted water look nearly perfect again, but a few also were able to return the pH back to neutral!
Culinary Arts 3 & 4 at Friends of the Library Book Sale
Last night, Culinary Arts 3 & 4 students catered another event!  The group, "Friends of the Library" was holding a special celebration, prior to their book and basket sale fundraiser, and asked our students to provide bite-sized desserts for their event.  In addition to making delicious desserts, students had an opportunity to mingle with members of our community, while practicing their professionalism and communication skills!  Great job Culinary Arts kids! Click here to see all of the photos.

Student Athletes Participate in Leadership Training
On Wednesday, November 1, a number of student athletes from HUHS participated in leadership training with Craig Hillier at the Chandelier Ballroom. Students from HUHS were joined from athletes all over the North Shore conference for a day of learning and developing their leadership skills. Students had very positive reviews of the learning and presentation by author and motivational speaker Mr. Hillier.

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.
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.

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
LOVE>hate Event
Veterans Breakfast
HUHS Musical - Cinderella!
The cast and crew have been rehearsing hard.  Go get your tickets today!!

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
NOV  3
End of Quarter

NOV 4 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dodgeball Tournament

Parent Teacher Conferences

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
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.

  • 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 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:

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
Friends of the Library Sale

Friends of the Library will sponsor their semi- annual book sale at the Jack Russell Library Hartford.

Thur. Nov.2nd. - preview sale 6:00-8:00p.m. for members of the Friends of the Library. People can join that night during our meeting to celebrate ten years of the Friends of the Library.
Fri. Nov. 3rd 10:00-5:00
Sat. Nov. 4th 9:00-1:00

All children will receive a free book at the sale
Prices are hardcover $2, paperback $1.
We also have a gift basket sale going on- "cash and carry"
Think: baby gifts, holiday gifts, etc.....

Please encourage your students to attend as well.
All monies generated go to support programs at the library including the children's summer reading program.
If you have questions, contact Michelle Yu or Connie Kreuser.

See you at the library!
Parent - Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 8;
HUHS invites all parents/guardians to the Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Night.  Conferences will be held on November 8, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Large Gym (Field House).  Please bring your child's schedule with the list of their teachers.

PLEASE NOTE:  The staff listed below are Cohort and/or Stem Bundle teachers.  These staff members will be sitting together at Parent Teacher conferences in the middle part of the field house.  Your student may have one of these teachers for a class other than Cohort or Stem Bundle, but please conference with them in this area.  Thank you!
Mr. Arnholt, Mr. Coffin, Mr. Dimmer, Ms. Hall, Mr. Hoffmann, Mr. Kevin Martin, Ms. Parker, Ms. Pitterle, Mr. Skifton, and Ms. Zimple. 

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

Meijer is announcing a recall of various packaged Meijer brand produce items due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.   You can find the list of food items here:  

Hartford Community Happenings

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

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.

Band Fund Raiser


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.

Nursing at St. Olaf College in Minnesota

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, has direct admission to their Nursing program as a first-year student.  Direct admission as a first-year student is limited, competitive, and conditional. Students seeking direct admission to the nursing program must  complete an additional application  to the program at the same time they submit an application to the college.   Applications for the nursing program will be reviewed at the same time as the application for admission.   This is a great opportunity for students who are confident in their decision of Nursing as a major!  For more information click here


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:
Girls Tennis                                       November 3, 2017
Girls & Boys Cross Country            November 10, 2017
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.

 [HO1]Link to the form, please


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
Come Out and Support our Swimmers at Sectionals Saturday!
My favorite fact about this year's North Shore Conference Meet:  Only three of the competitors were Juniors.  No Seniors.  We are young; very, very young.  While our team placed as expected (6th), I have rarely ever seen a team come together at a championship meet to get so many best times, many of which were CRUSHED best times.  In spite of our overwhelming inexperience, these girls walked tall among outstanding athletes in an outstanding swimming conference.   Medal winners were Irene Wilson with 3rd in the 50 free, and Olivia Meinberg with 3rd in the 100 free.   Sectionals is  Saturday  in Cedarburg at  12:00 . Good luck to our 9 HUHS student athletes and our 2 Slinger swimmers!
-Coach Pete Meinberg
Winter Sports 
Below are the Winter Sport Start Dates.  Please refer to Student Announcements for Sport and Activity related meetings.

Monday - November 6th:  Girls Basketball, Gymnastics and Co-op Hockey

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

State Cross Country - Congratuations Alyx Evans!
Congratulations to Alyx Evans for participating in the state cross country meet on Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.  Alyx finished with a time of 20:56.11 on a tough course with a rolled ankle!!  HUHS is proud of you Alyx!  Congratulations on a great season and a great high school career!

Football Playoffs - Arndt's boot sends Orioles to Level 3 with 31-28 OT win
On third down-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line, Hartford Union coach John Redders called on his freshman kicker.  Hartford Union's A.J. Arndt responded, as he made an 18-yard field goal in double overtime to give the Orioles a 31-28 victory against Menasha in a WIAA  Division 2 Level 2 playoff game Friday.  "It's not what we planned on it being," Redders joked of going into double overtime. "There was thought of just plowing it in there. Did we want to do that to the guys, or give our freshman a shot? It was a great snap and great hold."  On Hartford's first drive, it  wasted little time in taking a 7-0 lead.  "We drove right down the field and scored without an issue. We were running and getting seven to 10 yards a crack," Redders said.

Click here to read full article.

The Hartford Orioles have been selected as the Level 2 Team of the Week following a statewide vote on WSN. The team scored a road win over Menasha to advance to Level 3. The Orioles were chosen from a  strong group of nominees in Level 2. A total of 6,584 votes were cast, as Hartford's 2,814 votes edged Muskego's 2,800 votes.
Hartford has looked very good this year, and kept their resurgent season alive with a 31-28 double-overtime victory at second-seeded Menasha on Friday. The game was tied at 21 heading into the first extra period as both teams got scores to open things up. In the second overtime, Hartford got a stop on defense, then marched down to win it on a 17-yard field goal from A.J. Arndt. Tristan Bradley completed 16 of 26 passes for 195 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

Girls Swimming - Conference Meet
Results from Varsity Swim meet  Saturday in Cedarburg. 

6th place finish in 100 breast for Irene Wilson 
6th place 200 free relay: Wilson, Jacobi, Block, Meinberg
3rd place Olivia Meinberg 100 freestyle
Irene Wilson 3rd place, Olivia Meinberg 4th place 50 freestyle!
6th place 200 Med relay with a 3.5 sec drop!

2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals
Hartford Union's Jaden Spuhler placed eighth  in the 9-10 bracket at 120 pounds, while Kewaskum's Eric Bauer (11-12, 145, 5-2, 1 pin), West Bend East's Dan Ciriacks (9-10, 113, 1-2) and Cayden Henschel (9-10, 126, 2-2, 1 pin) and Caleb Ziebell's younger brother Carter went 0-2 at the 9-10 level at 100 pounds.  Spuhler lost, 6-2, in his third-round match and had to win five matches just to qualify for a top-8 placement match. He compiled two major decisions (10-2, 9-0) and a pin, and fell in his final two matches - one to reach the fifth-sixth-place match, and he was pinned with 15 seconds left in the second period of the seventh-place match. "I thought I wrestled pretty well," he said, noting he was top-6 in his age group and weight class as pre-eighth grader. "Toward the end of the day, I was pretty tired." he added. "I wrestled good, eighth is good. But I'm still hungry to do better during the high school season."  Click  here to read full article. 
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

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

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