October 20, 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
Reminder To Our Oriole Fans
Entry into any WIAA playoff game or match is $5.00  A student ID, HUHS activity pass, HUHS Booster passes and being over 60 does not allow free access to WIAA playoff games.  All tickets are  $ 5.00 for both adults, student/children and staff!
Culinary Arts - Tailgate Challenge
Culinary Arts III students participated in our 4th Annual Tailgate Challenge last Friday night!  Due to inclement weather, the event was held inside of our main lobby, rather than at Gib Mahr Field.  The event, which was graciously sponsored by Angee B'z restaurant, consisted of twenty students preparing delicious, fancy pre-game appetizers. Culinary Arts IV students ran and oversaw the event as a part of their managerial experience.
Click here  to see the album.

Geometry BreakoutEDU
The Geometry classes used BreakoutEDU to help study for their upcoming test.  Their job was to break into the lock box to spoil the witches spell before we were all turned into cats and bats.  They did this by solving a series of math puzzles related to our unit.  Click here  to see all of their pictures.

Annual Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting

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 November 1, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after November 15, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2017-18 yearbook
  • Please email one digital file of your photograph to yearbook@huhs.org. It must be at least 2x3 inches at 300dpi. If you cannot send a digital file, we can digitize it, but this will reduce the quality from the original. Please name your file with your last name, _ , then your first name (example: doe_john.jpg). File types can be .jpg or .tiff
  • DO NOT SEND IN a screenshot of your senior picture from your photographer, if at all possible, have your photographer send the photo to prevent losing any quality!
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with  no pets, no hats, and have a simple background. Dress needs to be school appropriate. Remember, the pictures in our yearbook are small, so ideally the photo should show just the head and shoulders. We want to maximize your face size.
  • Many local photographers have these deadlines and may the send the photo for you if you ask. Please understand that your photographer will need probably 6 weeks or more to get photos done. This means you should have your pictures taken by the middle of September to get them done with enough time to spare.
  • We cannot accept prints from a Laser or inkjet home computer printer.
Any students who do not turn in senior pictures will have their HUHS school picture published in the yearbook (WHICH DOES NOT RESULT IN ANY KIND OF FEE)
Click here to see the list of student pictures received. Each school day we check the email and update the list during 2nd hour.
Teacher and Parent Communication
HUHS has and will continue to stress the importance of both parents monitoring Family Access and teacher-parent communication.  While we do expect teachers to be in contact with the parents of struggling students, we also want to ensure that parents take advantage of the 24/7 availability of their student's grades and academic progress in Skyward. If there is a question or concern, parents are strongly encouraged to initiate teacher contact.  While calling a teacher is absolutely okay, emailing the teacher is usually the best way to start the conversation.  On a few occasions, we have had some parent emails go into a teacher's SPAM folder due to our school's email filter.  In order to ensure timely communication is happening, we want all parents to know that they should receive a teacher's reply, to at least acknowledge the receipt of the email, within 24 hours from the time it was sent.  If more than 24 hours lapses, please follow up with a phone call to the teacher in the rare instance that the original email did end up in SPAM.   
Freshmen Parent Night Survey
Are you a parent of a freshmen? Please take a few minutes to take our survey to help us better inform our future activities.   
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 EdgeInc.com) This student highlights the essence of the key skills and high standard preparation needed to be successful on the ACT:  testing strategy, problem solving, innovative instruction, and comfort in testing situations.

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

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

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

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

Did you miss the meeting about the Thailand trip next summer? Still interested? Click here to read the notes from the meeting and for the trip information. It is going to be a once and a lifetime opportunity, don't miss it! It is open to adults and students outside of HUHS.

Wisconsin Science Festival

If you would like to see our students present that day, please RSVP to Kevin Martin - kevin.martin@huhs.org and let him know the date and which session time. 
Veterans Breakfast
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
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
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.

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
World Stroke Day is October 29th. Learn how to spot a stroke and how to prevent another.  www.strokeassociation.org 

Merkts Cheese Recall

Bel Brands USA, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Merkts Port Wine Cheese Spread sold nationwide with a 9-1-17 production date and a "BEST BEFORE" date of  04-29-18.

More info here: www.fda.gov 

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.
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

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week!

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

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!

ACT TESTING - 2017-18

All students considering a two or four-year college experience are reminded to take the ACT test during their junior year.  Students can register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org. When registering, students will need the HUHS school code, which is 500-850.   Please remember to check the website to see if the college(s) your son or daughter is considering requires or recommends the ACT writing test.   The test fee for the ACT is $46.00 and the ACT with writing is $62.50.   If you feel you cannot afford the test fee, please ask your child's counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver. 
HUHS is an ACT test center for all testing dates (except February 10).  The test dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:
December 9, 2017                               February 10, 2018                           
April 14, 2018                                     June 9, 2018                                     July 14, 2018
Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 27 (no cost to the student on February 27).    When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 10 or April 14 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 27 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon February results.


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


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   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 Green Bay

Human Biology is a unique program for students interested in medicine, physical therapy, dietetics, and other health sciences careers.  Students in this program gain a well-rounded understanding of biology, chemistry, physiology, and nutrition and participate in hands-on learning in modern lab facilities.  Students have a chance to shadow medical professions in Green Bay, Wisconsin's third-largest city and a strong medical hub for the state.  If Health Science is an interest, human biology at UW-Green Bay is worth checking out at http://www.uwgb.edu/


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


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  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.

Orioles Knock Off Blue Dukes
In Level 1 of the upcoming WIAA football playoffs, three county teams will face their opponents for a second time this season.  All Level 1 games are held at 7 p.m. Friday In Division 2, No. 6 West Bend East (4-5 North Shore Conference) will play at No. 3 Hartford Union (7-2 NSC).  "We're excited to be back in the playoffs," Hartford coach John Redders said of making back-toback trips. "The brackets ... you never know what's going to happen. There were far more teams at .500 in conference or under, so it was anybody's guess."  In Week 3, Hartford beat East, 26-21, in West Bend.  "We had the halftime lead and didn't play so well in the second half. It was our first loss of the season," East coach Jeff Rondorf said. "It was a tough loss, but the guys are excited for the chance to face them again."  Redders sees both good and bad  of playing a conference opponent in Level 1.  "I think it can be argued either  way," Redders said. "You're familiar with the team ... but it can be anti-climatic, as some would argue.  I would've had no problem playing another team. Anytime you can get on the field though, it's worth it. We'll take it." 

Reminder to ORIOLE FANS  
Entry into a WIAA playoff game is $5.00  A student ID, HUHS activity pass, HUHS Booster passes and being over 60 does not allow free access to WIAA playoff games.  All tickets for this Fridays game  against West Bend East will be $ 5.00 for both adults, student/children and staff!
Volleyball Sweeps Oshkosh West
HARTFORD - If first-round jitters were happening on Hartford Union's side, it may have been hard to tell  Thursday. The No. 7 seed Orioles defended their home court during a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal match against No. 10 seed Oshkosh West with a 25-22, 25-12, 25-20 win.  "I think we had the jitters a little bit in the first," Hartford coach Taylor Edmonds said. "We played (West) this weekend and know what we were capable of. The girls were excited for the playoffs and we have a large group of seniors.  "I calmed them down and said we have to play like how we do. Then things went smoothly."  Hartford had the lead most of the way through the first set, but  West tied it at 16.  The Orioles used three blocks by Alivia Marks to grab a 20-17 edge. Abby Hamilton had two kills late in the set and Sydney Nienhaus ended the set with a kill. Click  here to read the full article.

Hartford Union's Kaitlyn Stamm spikes the ball in the first set of the WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal match against Oshkosh West on Thursday night in Hartford. John Ehlke/Daily News
Hartford Union's Bethany Everts smiles towards the bench before serving in the first set of the WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal match against Oshkosh West on Thursdaynight in Hartford. John Ehlke/Daily News

Soccer Advances in Playoffs
Hartford Union 8, Fond du Lac 0
No. 4 Hartford Union earned a shutout during a WIAA regional semifinal match  Thursday in Hartford.  The Orioles host No. 5 Kimberly at 7 p.m. Saturday in the regional final.  Good Luck!!

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 .
Boys Swim Meeting

Girls Basketball

Nov 6th 6-7am and after school tryouts for girls basketball. Orange card needs to be in to Coach Schnell by Nov 3rd. 
Girls Track and Field Meeting

Any girls interested in joining the girls Track and Field team this spring. There will be a meeting Wednesday November 1 at 2:50pm in room 208 (Mr. Lane's room) to meet the new Head Coach, Coach DePagter; and any other information concerning Track and Field.

Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Assistant Gymnastics Coach
Assistant Girls Softball Coach
Assistant Boys Swimming 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!

Class Reminders
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