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

Academic Career Planning (ACP) at Hartford Union High School
Hartford Union High School began the Academic Career Planning (ACP) process, officially, during the 2016-17 school year. This year the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is requiring that all students in grades 6-12 complete the ACP process. HUHS and our greater Hartford community has always been a huge supporter of career development and research during the high school years. In addition to our required Focus on Careers course for all juniors, the goal for our students is to graduate with a fully developed and researched plan for their future. Take a look at the Infographic below to learn more about the ACP and how Hartford has embraced this graduation requirement. Click here to view as a .pdf.

HUHS School Board Reps Attend Ribbon Cutting
Student School Board representatives, Tate Stoeckmann and Olivia Pusch joined Dr. Attila J. Weninger for the Hartford Area Chamber Of Commerce at the ribbon cutting ceremony to build the new Cobblestone Motel that will be going up in downtown Hartford. Thanks for representing HUHS Tate and Olivia! Tate and Olivia are pictured with HUHS Alumnus, Jeremy Griesbach '92 and Hartford Chamber of Commerce president Scott Henke.

Haitian Performers!
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.  Yesterday, performances were during 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods in the morning and during 7th and 8th in the afternoon and an evening performance at  6:00  last night. Thank you to Coral Loebel for bringing this great learning experience to our school each year!


Health and Human Service Careers Class
Laurie Johnson, a registered nurse of 25 years, spoke to Ms. Piskula's Health and Human Service Careers class. After some years working at St. Luke's Hospital Laurie found her passion in the intensity of cardiac trauma. She continues that fervor and enthusiasm currently working in the critical care unit at Community Memorial Hospital.


Hugs for Alaina 
HARTFORD - Sept. 7 was a good night for Alaina Shelsta.  The 11-year-old daughter of Chris and Paul Shelsta was honored by the Hartford Union girls volleyball team that evening as part of its Youth Night promotion. Alaina, who suffers from glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome, or Glut1, participated in warmups, was announced as part of the team, sat on the bench and took photos with several sets of players afterward.  Faculty circulated an email that Thursday asking those with a  Hugs4Alaina T-shirt wear it to the contest. Chris was overwhelmed.  "Oh my gosh, that was amazing," said Chris, the former Hartford Union girls basketball coach. "That whole thing with (volleyball coach) Taylor Edmonds ... she was awesome, wanting to do that. All Alaina talked about was how cool the team was, what the girls did with her, and 'Mom, they were really cool' and this and that. And just to see the community support was just amazing."  Click   here  to read the full article.

Alaina Shelsta, 11, hugs two of her favorite stuffed animals as she poses for a photo in her bedroom Wednesday night at the Shelsta home in Richfield. The "Happy Birthday" sign hung above her bed was given to her after she spent her 10th birthday at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. Alaina has been diagnosed with glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to help the family pay for medical expenses. John Ehlke/ Daily News

Counselors & Stu Co Host New Student Luncheon
The annual new student luncheon was held yesterday with our student council kids leading out welcoming activities for our new students. Then the counselors and students all enjoyed Mineshaft Pizza for lunch!


United Way Kick Off!
Yesterday, HUHS Staff members joined the  United Way Of Washington County  and 400 other volunteers for the United for a Fresh Start event at Washington County Fair Park. This event allowed staff to simulate some of the challenges and the financial implications that people in Washington County experience that the United Way supports. After that, HUHS staff members worked to package up Personal Care Kits to be shared in the county.


Marching Band & Orchestra welcome LNYDP
Yesterday, the London New Year's Day Parade Film Crew came to HUHS to complete their promotional media for the trip at the end of this year.  Take a look at some of the photos that Yearbook student, Skylar Garza took!


In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements 
Lunch Menu
District Calendars 
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
SEPT 25 - 29
Homecoming Week

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

SEPT 30  
Homecoming Dance

Picture Retake

No School For Students

No School For Students

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
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.

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:
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.
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

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.
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:
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 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.

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

Click here for the form. 
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.

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
Click here for more information on Dress Up Days and Events.
Freshmen Parent Night

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 For more information about the program, contact Heidi Sternig, Recruitment Specialist, at  (262) 335-5853 or by e-mail at

SAP Groups Starting Soon at HUHS!


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
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


In order for students to complete the PE III - WIAA pathway for a fall sport, they must complete the WIAA Credit Verification form found at[HO1]  .  The form must be signed by all parties and turned into the Athletic and Activities Director - Scott Helms - before the fall deadlines below.  Forms turned in after the deadline will not be accepted.  Students must also complete an additional .5 credit in English, science, social studies, math or world language in lieu of the PE III - WIAA pathway.  For more information, please see the HUHS Board Policy #5460.
Fall Sport Deadlines :
Girls 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.
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!

The senior shot a 91 Wednesday to lead the Orioles at the North Shore Conference championship meet; she finished the NSC season in sixth place (406) and a member of the all-NSC second team.

 ABBY HAMILTON -  Girls Volleyball
The senior outside hitter helped lead the Orioles to a 7-2 record in the past week, with two NSC wins and a 5-2 record and sixth place at the UW-Oshkosh Showdown Classic on Saturday. She was named to the All-Tournament team in Oshkosh. For the week, Hamilton posted 88 kills, 13 blocks, four aces and 88 digs. The Loyola  University-Maryland commit is 20 kills away from 1,000.

Cross Country Boys and Girls WIN!
KEWASKUM - The call came out quickly.  "We want to get a picture with the seniors, both teams," a parent clad in orange and black said.  So they bunched together, the nine seniors on Hartford Union's boys and girls cross-country team, with John Binns holding the boys trophy and Alyx Evans clutching the girls. Close to an individual race sweep, Hartford settled for the team sweep on Thursday at Hon-E-Kor Country  Club. The girls  scored 41 points, placing two in the top four, and three in the top nine to outpoint Kettle Moraine Lutheran by 10.  Evans led from nearly the start, pushing ahead after the race's start took 94 varsity and junior varsity runners down a hill near the putting green onto a cart path and toward the back half of the golf course.  Click  here to read full article.

Hartford Union's John Binns and Kewaskum's Justin Reck race toward the finish line during the boys race of the Kewaskum Invitational at Hon-E-Kor Country Club. Reck edged Binns for the individual gold medal, but the Orioles beat the Indians for the team championship. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News

Hartford Union's Alyx Evans pushes toward the finish line during the girls race of the Kewaskum Invitational at Hon-E-Kor Country Club. Evans won the girls race, and the Orioles won the team title

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 .
Girls Golf - NSC Conference Championship

TOWN OF HARTFORD - They knew how to deal with the wind, and even the higher temperatures.  What got to a few of Hartford Union's golfers Wednesday during the North Shore Conference championship meet was the all-conference standings.  Senior Andrea O'Bryon was "intimidated" knowing she came into the event tied for fifth place. Classmate Sophia Werner "freaked out a couple holes" because of it.  In the end, the seniors - and sophomore Amanda Ruona - solidified their all-NSC placements Wednesday and helped Hartford Union place third during the meet at the Washington County Golf Course. O'Bryon shot a 91, Ruona shot a 96 and Werner carded a 100. Senior Kaitlyn Kerrigan followed O'Bryon with a 92, and the team's fourth score was another senior, Catherine Van Lare (97).  "We just kind of held our position," coach Matt Geracie said after his team closed its round. "We know what Washington County was going to bring as far as the conditions - the wind, the heat, etc. which the girls are speaking of right now. And if we keep the ball down, mostly, keep it in play, we might have shaved a few strokes off. But we hung tough." Click  here to read the full article

Hartford Union's Andrea O'Bryon watches her tee shot on hole No. 9 during the North Shore Conference championship Wednesday afternoon at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford. 
John Ehlke/Daily News

Girls Swim Conference Relays
This week our girls traveled to Nicolet to compete in our first North Shore conference relays. The Hartford-Slinger co-op ended up placing 6th overall. In the opening relay, the  team of Kayla Lockwood, Irene Wilson, Olivia Meinberg and Maddy Jacobi placed 3rd in the 100 Medley relay. Another highlight came in the final event of the evening when our girls took home the gold in the 100 free relay with Maddy Jacobi, Irene Wilson, Abbi Block and Olivia Meinberg. Many nice swims through the night! Next week we take on Grafton in a dual.

1st place 100 Free relay
3rd place 100 Medley Relay

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

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

Class Reminders
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