October 13, 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 October are Caden Benson and Bethany Everts. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to Caden and Bethany.

Rotary Students of the month for October 

Caden Benson
Bethany Everts
DAR Good Citizen - Congrats Brandon Strupp!
Brandon Strupp has been selected as the HUHS  DAR  Good Citizen for the Class of 2018.  Brandon was nominated by the faculty and then selected by his peers for exhibiting the characteristics of a  DAR  Good Citizen: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  This honor includes a scholarship opportunity; Brandon's application and essay will be submitted to the local  DAR  Chapter for consideration.  Congratulations on your achievement Brandon!  

National School Lunch Week
This week we celebrate National School Lunch Week! We appreciate our Food  Services Department for all of their hard work, all year long! If you haven't tried our school lunch yet, it is second to none!  Click here  to see the state proclamation.

Thank You Food Services Department!

Fill the GYM! - Support your Boys Volleyball Team!
Come support the Boys Volleyball team for their final match of the Inaugural Season on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Field House!

#GreatAppleCrunch Day!
Yesterday was a fun day to celebrate National School Lunch Week with #GreatAppleCrunch day, over 1 million students around the Great Lakes crunched into apples this afternoon! At HUHS, our students eat an average of 353 apples a day!! We caught some fun pictures of our students and staff enjoying their Michigan Apples. Click here to see some of the crunching fun:  

Math Meet
Tuesday Evening, about 300 students visited HUHS to compete in math contests that included Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Math.  A huge shout out goes to Chris Dubnicka, Hartford's Math Team Adviser, for organizing this outstanding event. Arrowhead won the Varsity competition and Whitnall won JV. Hartford's JV top scorers were Laura Witt  and Grace McCune.  Hartford's top Varsity scorers were Andrew Jocham and Kiley Grinwald. 
Chess Club
The HUHS Chess Club starting meeting at the beginning of October, and the small group of dedicated chess players need more students to make the club successful.  Most players are beginners when they join, and learn to improve their game quickly through lessons, coaching, and competition.

Until a couple of years ago, the Chess Club formed a top-ten state team for five years in a row, finishing as high as 2nd in the state.  The JV team won the state tournament five years in a row as well.

The club also plays in a 10-school division in head-to-head matches against other schools, and also tournaments where students play individually.

There are two state tournaments for the club:  The individual state championships called The Junior Open, are in November (4th and 5th this year), and the team state championships are in March (17th and 18th this year).

Many students who join in the 9th or 10th grade learn quickly to become good chess players, and get to play on the varsity team against other schools or at the state competitions.  We need new people to come and play for the team.  The club is flexible and doesn't have a very demanding schedule.

If any parents or students want more information, please email Mr. Hummel at dan.hummel@huhs.org.
 Horse & Companion Animals
Students got the chance to practice key canine grooming skills in Horse & Companion Animals this week, applying knowledge they've been developing in canine health, maintenance, behavior and handling. Student groups were responsible for trimming nails, cleaning ears, brushing teeth, grooming coats and practicing safe restraint techniques with their assigned dog. The US pet industry was valued at $67 billion in 2016 and many students in H&CA hope to find careers in the industry someday. Thank you to Jamie Lauer, Jamie Buedler, Melanie Axford and Ben Hoffman to bringing your dogs in for us for the day.

Culinary Arts 1
Students in Mr. Schmidt's Culinary Arts 1 participated in a juicing lab last week, while wearing their new school spirited chef hats! Students began by making orange juice and then created smoothies!  Click here  to see more pictures!

Forensic Anthropologist
Jessica Skinner (Mr. Weddig (Social Studies Teacher's wife) discussed her amazing career as a Forensic Anthropologist with students  on Friday . She brought some 3D printed replicas of the Home naledi fossil (an extinct human-like species) and made some real-life connections to what students have learned in Biology and BioMed classes.

Float Sink Float
In STEM, the students have been working on a Float, Sink, Float project where they had to create a prototype that would float for at least 5 seconds, sink to the bottom for at least 5 seconds, then float again for at least 5 seconds.  Their prototype had to use a physical and chemical change to accomplish this task.  Their learning was how they could change density to make something float or sink. 

Grade School Cross Country Challenge
The Grade School Cross Country Challenge was a HUGE success this year! The weather wasn't the best, but 190 students came out to participate with our Cross Country team and coaches. Thank you to Ms. Helms for organizing and taking great photos!

Click here to see all of the photos from the event

Erin Fun Run

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
OCT 18
Choral & Orchestra Concert 7:00

OCT 23
Recruiting Realities

OCT 27
No School For Students

OCT 27
Flu Shot Clinic

OCT 28
ACT Testing

OCT 30
Board of Education Meeting

Financial Aid Night - 6:30pm

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
School Closing Information
Click here to read the parent letter regarding H artford Area School Districts Emergency School Closing Procedures.
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.

Health Minute
Important Health Room Information

Parents and students are reminded that students should not be calling, texting or e-mailing their parents to leave the building.  If they are ill or need to leave for any reason, they must come to the Health Office or Attendance Office for a permit to leave.  If they leave without talking to a staff member and obtaining a permit, they are truant.  

All students who carry asthma inhalers or Epi-Pens need a medical Individual Health Plan to be signed by their doctor and parent and returned to school as soon as possible.  These need to be redone yearly, this is a rule from the Department of Public Instruction.  Additional copies of the form can be found on the HUHS.org web site under District, Health Services, Forms section.   There are medication forms there as well for students who need to take medications at school.  Prescribed medications need a doctor and parent signature and must be stored in our Health Office and administered by Ms. Scholz.  Over-the-counter medications can be carried by the student, but must have a signed consent form with the pills in the original pill bottle (no pills dumped in a bag.)  Thank you for helping us keep your child safe at school.

Vaccination Clinic
@HUHS October 27 - 2:45 - 4pm

Do you or other members of your family need a flu shot or another type of vaccination?  Hartford Union High School would like to offer you the chance to receive your family's vaccinations here at HUHS on Friday, October 27th  from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Walgreens will be here to give the shots, you only need to bring along your family's insurance card and the signed consent form below.  Anyone above the age of 7, can be immunized during this vaccination clinic. Walgreens offers flu shots, tetanus boosters, papilloma virus and shingles vaccine also.  Please  complete this form  in order to help us ensure we have the vaccinations available that day and to sign up before September 27. It is, of course, confidential.   Please fill out  the Walgreens consent form  ahead of time to save you time, everyone must have a consent form filled out prior to receiving their vaccines. 
Click here for the Survey

Medtronic Update
Medtronic announced today that it has started to inform patients worldwide of a voluntary recall of specific lots of infusion sets used with all models of Medtronic insulin pumps.

Hartford Community Happenings
Upcoming Events:

Downtown Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 28 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Come dressed as your favorite ghoul, comic book hero or fairy princess! Participating merchants will display a ghost sign in their window.  

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:

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $67 until October 28. After October 29, the yearbook 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.

Senior Pictures are due on November 1, all photo information is in the Senior section at the bottom of the newsletter.

Cooper Memorial Run at Lincoln

The Lincoln Fall Fun Run has now become the Cooper Memorial Run in remembrance of Mrs. Georgie Cooper. Mrs. Cooper was a teacher at Lincoln who has touched many lives during her years at Lincoln School. She was always smiling, full of life and energy, and just loved being around children.

Place:  Lincoln School
Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time:  8:00 AM
Cost:  $1 / per person for run

Click here for registration information.

The run has also always been a community service project and that will continue, click here for ways that you can participate, including t-shirts!
Jack-O'-Lantern Jog
Click here  to learn more about the Richfield School Jack-O-Lantern Jog on Friday, October 27.
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:  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.

Student Services
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.


For those who were unable to attend the Senior Student & Parent Night, the presentation is available here.   If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor

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:
October 28, 2017                              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.


The National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 15, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The fair runs from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, will host over 200 colleges, and has free admission. This is an excellent chance to meet with college representatives from around the country.
Go to www.nacacfairs.org/midwest to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share contact information with your choice schools.  


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


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.

EDUCATIONAL SPOTLIGHT - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire is the highest-ranking public regional university from Wisconsin or Minnesota according to Money Magazine and has some of the best-paid graduates in the region (jobsearchintelligence.com)


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 :
Girls Golf                                          October 24, 2017
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


Financial Aid is provided for by the federal government, the State of Wisconsin, outside scholarship sources, and the college/universities themselves.   Most aid is based on financial need and is designed to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the student and family's ability to pay for the education.
HUHS will be hosting a presentation for college-bound students and their parents to learn about grants, loans, student employment, and scholarships on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30pm.   A speaker from Moraine Park Technical College will be here to discuss the process of how families finance college costs through all the available options.   Senior students and parents should plan to attend!


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.

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.

Athlete Of The Month for August and September
Andrea O'Bryon - August Athlete of the Month
Ethan Chivas - September Athlete of the Month

"Andrea O'Bryon provided the Girls Golf team with steady leadership over the past three years.  On and off the course, Andrea works hard to excel and is a positive example for all golfers.  Well Done!"
-Coach Matt Geracie
"Ethan Chivas unselfishly vacated his all conference OLB position to fill in another spot on our defense due to team-mate injuries and helped lead the varsity football team to a 6-1 start and a qualifying spot in the state football play-offs."
-Coach John Redders


The True Facts about College Athletic Recruiting

College Athletic Recruiting: Everyone wants to give advice and everyone believes they know all the answers!

Finally, a program that does just that! It gives the answers in a straightforward, no nonsense, entertaining 50-minute presentation.

We have made an investment as a community to provide our student-athletes and parents with information about playing college athletics. This event is designed for every high school parent and their student-athlete. If your son or daughter truly has aspirations to play at the college level, this is a "can't miss" event.

College Athletic Recruiting:  Everyone wants to give advice and everyone believes they know all the answers!

Finally, a program that does just that! It gives the answers in a straightforward, no nonsense, entertaining 50-minute presentation.

We have made an investment as a community to provide our student-athletes and parents with information about playing college  athletics. This event is designed for every high school parent and their student-athlete.
 If your son or daughter truly has aspirations to play at the college level, this is a "can't miss" event

Former college coach and recruiting expert, Jack Renkens has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it's down a path they didn't know existed.

Any doubts or reservations about attending? Simply check the Recruiting Realities website at  www.recruitingrealities.com .
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Assistant Gymnastics Coach
Assistant Girls Softball Coach
Assistant Boys Swimming Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

Class Reminders
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