September 15, 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 September are Sheridan Schmitt and Brandon Strupp. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Sheridan Schmitt
Brandon Strupp

Football Game Bon Fire
2017 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to this year's Homecoming Court Members!

 Front Row (left to right):  Nicole Kern, Tessa Nicpon, Abbie Groppe, Olivia Pusch, Marissa Telderer, Melissa Bohn, Sadie Stelter, Brooke Sothman, and Kylie Grinwald. Not pictured: Sophie Werner and Abby Hamilton.

Back Row (left to right):  Tristan Bradley, Seth Kuchinski, John Binns, Zach Braun, Mike Faust, AJ Driessen, Caden Benson, Nate Melsheimer, Blake Lazaris, Myles Zimdars, and Logan Hennes.
STEM Bundle - Mass Production Activity
This years STEM Bundle class learning how to work as a team given a specific production task.

AP BioPsych Bundle Termite Lab
How does AP Biology/Psychology Bundle function? Check out the video below to see just one day of making connections in Mr. Martin and Mr. Wick's classes!

PLTW: Biomedical Sciences Crime Scene Lab
Oh, no!  Another year, another unfortunate death.  Luckily, the Principles of Biomedical Sciences students in Ms. McClain's classes are processing the crime scene, evidence, and witness statements.  Through the course activities, they will have it all figured out by the end of the year. 

AP Art History
In Ms. Kieckhaefer's AP Art History class, students put into practice the various stylistic terms they learned the first week by drawing a horse in different styles.  

Freshmen Parent Night

Welcome New Staff!
We continue to introduce you to our new staff that have joined the HUHS staff for the 2017-18 school year!
 Jody King
English Teacher

Click here to learn more about Jody!

Rebecca Ringhand
English Teacher

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Marie Petrakovitz
School Psychologist

Click here to learn more about Marie!
Frank Lord
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

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Homecoming 2017 - A Night on the Nile
September 25-30, 2017

Friday, September 29
Pep Rally -12:30 PM
Parade -  1:30 PM
Game - 7:00 PM

Dance Ticket Sales:
  • Monday, September 25th - $10
  • Tuesday, September 26th - $10
  • Wednesday, September 27th - $12
  • Thursday, September 28th - $12
  • Friday, September 29th - $14
  • @ Door - $15

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Board of Education Meeting, 5:45 PM

Senior Student & Parent Night, 6:30 PM

SEPT 25 - 29
Homecoming Week

SEPT  29  - Homecoming
Pep Rally 12:30, Parade 1:30pm, Game 7:00

SEPT 30  
Homecoming Dance

School Pictures

School Pictures are in and ready to be picked up in the Attendance Office.  If your child had their picture taken during one of the three registration days or on August 21, they will have something to pick up.  Please contact Tammy Rolsma at  262-670-3207  or , if you have any questions.
Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 4 from 10:30 - 12:30.   Please contact Tammy Rolsma at  262-670-3207  or , if you have any questions.
District Calendar
At the last School Board meeting, changes were approved to the District Calendar.  Specifically this effects exam days and times.  Please note that on January 17, 18 and 19, the school day will end early due to exams.  Also there will be school on January 22nd.  Exam days of June 4, 5 and 6 will also end early.  

Click here to view the updated calendar.
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

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.

Haitian Performers Visit HUHS
For the past several years HUHS has had the opportunity to learn more about the country of Haiti through an interactive performance and presentation with two gentlemen - Bill Nathan and Walnes Cangas - from Haiti who share their stories through music and dance. On Thursday, September 21 they will be performing throughout the day for our World Languages classes and in the evening will offer a public performance at 6:00 PM in our Drama Lecture Hall. Hope to see you there!

2017-2018 Parking Passes
Reminder to Parents: If you paid for a parking permit for your student, you still need to fill out the HUHS Vehicle Registration form for 2017-2018.  The form can be returned to Ms. Rolsma in the Attendance office.  Parking permits will be distributed the first two weeks of school.  The students can park in the lots during that time without their pass.  After that time, the lots will be checked regularly and citations will be given for anyone who is parked in the lot without a pass.  If you have any questions please contact Tammy Rolsma in Attendance at  262-670-3207 or at

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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.

Gentle Reminder!

Student Services
SAP Groups Starting Soon at HUHS!


Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend a presentation on  Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 pm  in the Cafeteria.  A discussion of the college application process and an overview of financial aid/scholarships will take place. Counselors will assist students and parents with questions, etc.  If you are a student whose plans do not include the completion of a college application, but still have questions regarding post-secondary options, please make an appointment with your respective 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
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

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:
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 to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share contact information with your choice schools.  


The Wisconsin Education Fair is coming to Arrowhead High School North Campus on Wednesday, September 27, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.   Over 100 different colleges, universities, technical schools, trade schools, and military representatives are available to provide information to interested students.  A financial aid program will be presented twice during the evening.   Scanners will be used by the representatives, so students will need to register online before attending the fair.    Print off the barcode and bring it with you to the Fair.  Please do this at:

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.


Did you know you can search the University of Wisconsin system's 4,821 majors and other academic programs at


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.
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.

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Congratulations to Our Washington County Athletes of the Week!

Hartford Union:
 The sophomore placed top-10 in a pair of NSC mini-meets, tying for fifth (44) on Monday and placing ninth (45) on Thursday.

Hartford Union: 
The senior goalkeeper kept a clean sheet as the Orioles went 3-0-1 in four matches, including 2-0-1 at the Sheboygan North Invitational on Saturday and a 3-0 win against NSC foe West Bend East on Tuesday.

Hartford Remains Undefeated!
SLINGER - A low, knuckling 34-yard field goal was the difference in the Slinger-Hartford Union rivalry on the gridiron this year. With 8:21 left in the third q u a r t e r , Hartford Union freshman kicker A.J. Arndt lined up at the 24-yard line of Slinger, in hopes of giving his team a three-point advantage.  His kick cleared the crossbar by a foot or two and was the difference as the Orioles beat their rivals, 24-21, on Friday in Slinger.  Hartford is 4-0 and matches it's best start since the 2008 season.  "Two weeks in a row we've had to come from behind," Hartford coach John Redders said referencing last week's game against West Bend East. "that shows the resolve of our kids. they don't like to lose. ... The deck has been shuffled (in the NSC) and I'm proud of our kids for the 4-0 start. The last two have been tests."  With Slinger driving near the red zone late in the game, and  trailing by three points, Hartford's Jacob Pepin sealed the victory when he intercepted a pass by Slinger's Tyler Evans.  "The defense has been tremendous," Redders said. "They've done a good job adjusting. We preach to the kids all the time, when telling them to watch games - don't just watch for the big plays, truly study it." Click here to read full article

Hartford Union celebrates with the Wilkinson-Redders trophy after beating Slinger in the annual Coaches vs Cancer game on Friday night in Slinger. Proceeds from the game will benefit the American Cancer Society. Hartford Union won, 24-21. John Ehlke/Daily New
Hartford Union's Jacob Pepin intercepts a pass in front of Slinger's Mac Stoffel in the fourth quarter of a game on Friday night in Slinger. Hartford Union won, 24-21.  John Ehlke/Daily News

Boys Volleyball
HARTFORD - As with every match, there were moments and spurts Hartford Union coach Terry Wick will point to as progress  Wednesday night against Nicolet.  There are still many, many more miscues - which he and players acknowledge - but they are becoming fewer and far between for the Orioles boys.  "We've been playing and practicing hard, but half the people, more than half the people, this is their first volleyball since PE," sophomore outside hitter Seth Rupert. "We're having to teach passing, serving, hitting again. I feel like so far, we're doing OK."  The Orioles dropped a 25-21, 25-14, 25-17 match to the Knights (5-2-3, 3-0 North Shore Conference), and fell to 5-7, 0-2 in conference.
Click here to read the full article

Hartford Union's Gabe Wick sets a ball in the third set. John Ehlke/DailyNews
Hartford Union's Seth Rupert saves a ball headed out of bounds in the third set of a match against Nicolet on Wednesday in Hartford.  John Ehlke/DailyNews

Soccer - Late Breaking Victory on Tuesday - Defeating Slinger on Thursday!
After 80 minutes of scoreless soccer, something had to give.  Either West Bend East was finally going to capitalize off of its stout defensive effort, or Hartford Union was going to finally connect on a shot after several missed chances. It was the latter, and the Orioles scored a flurry of goals in the final 10 minutes and walked away with a 3-0 North Shore Conference road victory Tuesday "We played that like it was practice," Hartford coach Jack De Selm said of his team's first-half play. "They were satisfied with just passing the ball and not necessarily putting the ball in the net. They weren't necessarily attacking. They didn't come out like they did the last four games.  "I think they underestimated  East."  East (3-5-1, 0-3) continued to turn away Hartford's chances near the goal. It played out exactly how East coach Scott Hall wanted it to for much of the match.  "Our strategy against Hartford, which was more skilled, was to keep our shape and play good (defense)," Hall said. "We wanted to frustrate them and hopefully get one in (for a goal)."  East didn't have a good look in the first half, but found more opportunities in the second.

Click here to read full article

On Thursday, the boys soccer team did it again at Slinger, outscoring the Owls 3-0. Click here to read the full article.

Volleyball - Hartford Sweeps East & Defeats Slinger on Thursday!
Hartford Union earned a four-set road victory against West Bend East on Tuesday. The Orioles won, 25-14, 25-18, 17-25, 25-15.  Alivia Marks had 5.5 blocks for the Orioles, while Carley Skaalen and Alyssa Downing each had 14 assists. Abby Hamilton finished with 12 kills, while Taylor Ohm had 13 digs and Skaalen recorded three aces.  Individual stats for East were not reported.

Hartford Union's Abby Hamilton spikes the ball in the first set of a match against West Bend East on Tuesday night in West Bend.  John Ehlke/Daily News

On Thursday, the girls took to the road to head to Slinger and beat the Owls in another four-set road victory! Click here to read the Daily News coverage.

Olivia Meinberg, Girls Swimming - Fox 6 Hot Shot
Congratulations to sophomore, Olivia Meinberg, Girls Swimmer who was recognized as the Fox 6 Hot Shot of the Week! The news station caught wind of the team after the infamous Pike Lake swim and came and did a story on Olivia last week Thursday.  Click here  to see the Fox 6 news story, what a great story on a great student!!

Girls Swimmimg Fun!
It's one thing to talk about the importance of nutrition in keeping an athlete's body & mind fueled and healthy. It's another to live it. The girls swim team was given a challenge on a grocery store field trip last Saturday: find a healthy snack and/or drink that will fuel you at the day's meet. It was great to hear teammates discussing the merits of dried fruit vs trail mix, or talking one out of visiting the candy aisle. They all earned a passing grade (and satisfied smiles all afternoon!). 

Girls Golf News
Sophomore Amanda Ruona tied for fifth with a 44 and Hartford Union kept steady at third place with a 189 at North Shore Conference mini-meet No. 6 at Meekwon Golf Course, hosted by Homestead,  on MondayNatalie Wilichowski shot a 47 to tie for 10th and Aysiah Jaeke carded a 48 to tie for 14th for the Orioles.  Homestead, which has won every mini-meet, carded a 169 and put three in the top 5.  The West Bend co-op shot a 201 to place fourth, while Kewaskum/Campbellsport carded a 206 to place sixth. Slinger shot a 226.  Lauren Craig shot a 47 to tie for 10th and Lexi Fiorentino shot a 48 to tie for 14th as West Bend's top scorers.  Campbellsport's Alivia Wisnefski shot a 40 to lead that co-op. Slinger's Lexi Kossow shot a 55 to place 31st and lead the Owls.  Hartford's Andrea O'Bryon dropped to eighth in the conference player of the year standings. Sophia Werner (HUHS), Ruona, Alyssa Dreher (Campbellsport) and Craig are 11-12-13-14 in the All-NSC standings. 
Coaching/Advising Positions
Head Boys Golf Coach
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Assistant Gymnastics Coach
Assistant Girls Basketball
Assistant Boys Basketball
Assistant Girls Softball Coach
Assistant Boys Swimming Coach
Forensics Advisor

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

Class Reminders
Freshman  - CLASS OF 2021
We had 318 Freshman from the class of 2021 join us for Freshman JumpStart! That's 91% of the Class! Freshman learned about resource and flex period.  They enjoyed an awesome meal from our lunch staff. They painted rocks as part of a community service project. These rocks will be places throughout the Hartford Community. They made Class of 2021 T-Shirts and had a scavenger hunt throughout the school.  Freshman ran through their schedule and learned the school song!Check out this wrap up video highlighting two days of fun!  




Sophomores - CLASS OF 2020
Jostens will here on Thursday, September 21st to distribute order packets for Class Jewelry orders. They will return on Thursday, September 28th to take those orders.  Class rings then take about two months for delivery.  Extra order packets will be available in the Main Office.

Juniors - CLASS OF 2019
Key dates for the Junior Class of 2019

Seniors - CLASS OF 2018
It's always important to ready your email, but for Seniors it critical as there are many due dates associated with Graduation and Senior Year.  Transcripts, Scholarships and Graduation details are just some of the things to watch for.  Here are some key dates for the Class of 2018!

Senior Photo Deadlines/Requirements
The Deadline for Senior Pictures for the Class of 2018 will be NOVEMBER 1, 2017!

Due to the yearbook being delivered in the Spring, the Senior Picture deadline will be on November 1, 2017. It is important to note that this is much earlier than in years past!

Click here to see the senior photos that have been submitted.

Senior Photo Requirements 
  • 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 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.

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