October 6, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
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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
HUHS Homecoming Parade 2017
The HUHS Homecoming Parade was another well attended community event! Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our school! Thank you to our HUHS FFA advisors and organization for coordinating and organizing our 2017 Homecoming Parade!
Click here for Homecoming Parade Pictures.

HUHS Homecoming Parade 2017
The Homecoming Dance finished a very memorable week at HUHS! Congratulations to our Homecoming Queen, Abby Hamilton, representing Girls Volleyball and our Homecoming King, Caden Benson, representing National Honor Society. Our Student Council did another fantastic job of setting the mood for a fun night. Over 900 tickets were sold to our Homecoming Dance!
Click here for Homecoming Dance Pictures.

The HUHS SMART team (Students Modeling A Research Topic) traveled to MSOE on Saturday to complete the Protein folding challenge. The students were given 3 tasks to complete for the day, including determine the tertiary structure of a protein based on its amino acid sequence, designing a model of lysosome using Jmol software, and reading through 3 protein structure papers to determine lysosomes significance. The teams next trip to MSOE is in November for the Mentor Match. They will get to meet their researcher and begin working on a model of their protein of interest.

Dr. Carrie Miller Visits Health and Human Service Careers Class
Dr. Carrie Miller, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, spoke to the students in Health and Human Service Careers class. In addition to seeing patients at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she is the team doctor for the Milwaukee Eagles, Milwaukee's wheelchair lacrosse team.

World Cultures Students Practice Utilizing Coordinates
Students in World Cultures went outside to practice the skill of using latitude and longitude to navigate. Students found marked the location of various items outside with latitude/longitude and then gave those coordinates to a classmate who had to find the item using the points. Students reflected on the experience saying "This actually helped improve my understanding because because it showed me a real life scale of how far apart things are." Another student said, "It changed my understanding by now knowing how to do it. Before I hadn't a clue on how to do it, nor use it, but now I do." Even though it was a challenge the students enjoyed the activity and recommended the teachers do it again next year.

Congrats Sara Ruiz - Wisconsin's Spanish Teacher of the Year
Please join us in celebrating Ms. Sara Ruiz, Profesora Sobresaliente, as she is being honored as  Wisconsin's Spanish Teacher of the Year from the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers.   Over the past ten years, Sara has taught every level of Spanish. In the classroom, she focuses on language production and getting students involved in speaking, listening, writing and reading on a daily basis while making it fun and relevant to their lives.  Outside of the classroom, Sra. Ruiz involves her students and herself in the Latino community.  She has served in a variety of roles in AATSP-WI over the years including six years as Webmaster and Communications and currently as one of the Concurso Oral Coordinators.  We are proud to honor Sara as an HUHS teacher and as Wisconsin's Spanish Teacher of the Year. 

Freshmen Parent Night
HUHS invites all Freshmen parents/guardians to an evening of information and exchange! 
Date:  Monday, October 9, 2017
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 PM
The evening will be made up of different sessions parents can attend to better familiarize themselves with HUHS and to navigate being the parent of an HUHS freshmen, these sessions include:
  • Student Services/Counseling
  • A Student Panel
  • Navigating HUHS Communications
  • Oriole Chatter (FAQ/Misc)
Click here for all of the locations of the sessions and the schedule!

*Session descriptions and locations will be provided next week.
Optional Skyward Sessions:  6:00-6:25 PM or 8:35-9:00 PM in the library. These are completely optional for parents to gain access and learn the basics of Skyward, our grading and student data program. If you think you might attend one of these sessions, help us plan for technology, by  clicking here.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
No School For Students

Freshmen Parent Night 6:30 - 8:30

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
Sophomores - CLASS OF 2020 - CLASS RINGS
If you missed Jostens, you can still pick up a packet in the main office and place an order.  Class Jewelry orders will be accepted in the main office until October 12.  If you have any questions, contact beth.hermann@huhs.org

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

Come and join us for the 15th Annual HUHS Grade School Challenge on Friday, October 6. Registration begins at 3:30 PM, Races Begin at 4:45 PM. Click here for registration information:
Rustic Oriole Sign
There has been a lot of interest in the rustic oriole sign that was part of the CVC raffle.
Orders can be placed in the co-curricular office, cost is $30.00

Washington County Clean Sweep October 7
The Washington County Full Service Clean Sweep is an opportunity for county residents to properly dispose or recycle unwanted hazardous chemicals, electronic goods, medications and used tires.  Now collected - large household appliances and TVs!  Date is October 7, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Please see more info here:  http://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?Detail=181
Important dates

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 8;
HUHS invites all parents/guardians to the Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Night.  More details to follow.  

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. 
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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

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.

Learn by Doing

Interested in a career in the Medical Field? Join the Medical Explorers Program. Click here for more information!

Interested in a career in Fire/EMS? The Allenton EMS/Fire Department is having an Open House about 
Allenton Fire Department's Exploring Post for any students interested in a career in Fire/EMS. Allenton will be having an open house on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:00pm at the fire department for interested students to join their program.  Click here for more information.
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!
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


College-bound juniors may wish to consider taking the PSAT/NMSQT, which is the best preparation for the SAT and entry into the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs. It is an optional exam that measures reading, writing and language, and math skills developed over many years that are important for success in college. Students do not have to recall facts from literature, history, science or math formulas, as this test measures reasoning and critical thinking skills.
All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an official score report. They will receive scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills and will see how their scores compare to those of other students across the country. Students will be able to see which answers they got right or wrong. They will also receive information about how they performed on specific academic skills.
Students who take the test will receive personalized online SAT practice through Khan Academy based on their test performance.   Learn more at collegeboard.org/psat.
Registration for the PSAT is due Friday, October 6, at 3:00pm in the Student Services Office. The cost for the PSAT is $20 and checks should be made payable to HUHS. The exam will be given on Wednesday, October 11, from 7:25am to 11:35am.  At the time of registration, students will be given a student guide that includes test-taking help and a full-length practice test.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Office at 670-3200, ext. 214, or sue.bell@huhs.org.

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.  


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 River Falls

Did you know that UW-River Falls continues to be among the top scholarship providers in the UW-System with more than $2.1 million awarded each year.


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 will be scheduling conferences with freshmen students starting the week of October 9 and continuing through 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.

NAMI - Mental Health Conference

Mental Illness Awareness Week Program
"Is my moody teen just being a teenager, or is there something else going on?"  This is a question many parents ask themselves.  NAMI Washington County's Mental Illness Awareness Week Program will address those concerns.  This free program is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, at the Maurin Center, Lac Lawrann, 300 Schmidt Road, in West Bend.  The target audience is parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of school-aged children and teens.
Attendees will learn common warning signs of mental health conditions that can arise during the upper elementary through high school years.  They will learn why addressing a child's mental health early matters, the risks of not intervening, how to partner with schools, resources available through the schools, and resources through NAMI. A mother and her daughter will present their personal stories of how the daughter developed a severe mental illness while in high school. They will relate how they partnered with the schools to help the young woman to not only recover but to succeed in high school.  A resource person from the West Bend Schools will also be available.

Congratulations Senior Abby Hamilton on your 1000th Kill!

For the 2,863rd time in a Hartford Union uniform, senior outside hitter Abby Hamilton rose in the air. She smashed the volleyball downward with her right hand, and for the 1000th time in her four years on varsity, the ball hit the ground and registered for a kill.  As teammates cheered and clapped and Orioles  volleyball coach Taylor Edmonds thrust her arms in the air, the public address announcer called out over a loudspeaker  "And that is Abby Hamilton's 1000th kill. Please celebrate with us."  The match was stopped for a couple minutes as Hamilton was presented a plaque by athletic director Scott Helms and posed for a picture with her teammates.  "It means I scored 1,000 points over my career," Hamilton said in a questioning tone before the match when asked about her impending achievement. "I don't know ... I feel proud I've been able to do that for my team along the years." "For Abby, absolutely we had to do that," senior middle blocker Sydney Neinhaus said. "That was probably one of the coolest things." Added fellow senior middle Alivia Marks, "It was an awesome thing to do because she deserved that. She's an awesome player, she deserved to have the whole game stop." After the pomp and circumstance, it was time to get back to business. Hartford won 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 to sweep the season series from Grafton, and win six of six possible games.  Click here to read full article.

Boys Volleyball

In North Shore Conference action Wednesday night, the Orioles lost to Whitefish Bay in 3 sets 13-25, 27-29, 20-25 in front of a sparse but vocal crowd.   Hartford started out strong in the 1st set leading 10-9, but the more experienced Whitefish Bay team roared back for a convincing 25-13 set victory.  Set 2 saw the two teams battle all set long with neither team having more than a 3 point advantage. Hartford had 3 chances for the set but Whitefish Bay sided them out each time and then finished them off .  Set 3 saw more of the same back and forth action with Whitefish Bay only pulling away at the end of the set.  There was great improvement by the Orioles in comparison to the first meeting at the beginning of the season. Hartford is now 0-5 in conference and 2-8 overall.  Hartford's next home match is Oct. 18th, senior night versus Homestead. We would love to see all of you there to support these boys in their last home appearance of their inaugural season.
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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