September 29, 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! Click here to read the Daily News article on Sheridan and Brandon.

Sheridan Schmitt
Brandon Strupp

Rotary Students of the month for October 

Caden Benson
Bethany Everts
Hugs for Alaina 

Teambuilding with Cups
Students in Ms. Piskula's classes worked together to complete a cup challenge with strings, stacking the cups. Students in Ms. Piskula's classes do a number of teambuilding and communication exercises in the beginning of the semester and throughout the semester in order to communicate effectively in class.

AP Art History
In Ms. Kieckhaefer's AP Art History class, students created cylinder seals after learning about cuneiform and the art of the Ancient Near East.

Great World Texts
HUHS is one of 25 Wisconsin schools participating in this years UW-Wisconsin's Center for the Humanities Great World Texts program.  This is HUHS's second year in a row participating and overall third time participating.  

Schools in Wisconsin are invited to apply for this program each year.  If chosen, the program supplies books for students as well as a grant to offset costs of teachers and students attending conferences.

Freshman Cohort and Honors English 9 are participating this year.  Kathryn Zimpel, Sheila Parker, Mark Arnholt, Kevin Martin, and Matt Geracie attended the fall conference yesterday.  Another instructor conference will be held in February, with a student presentation conference in the spring.

At the conference they heard and learned from:
  • a Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of history of science, medical history, and environmental studies
  • a Faculty Associate of English: Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies
  • a Wisconsin Historical Society North American History Librarian
  • a Wisconsin Historical Society Senior Reference Archivist

Retro Day
The kitchen goes retro... 1950s Lunch Ladies

Click here to see some of the yearbook photos from retro day.

Twin Day

Click here to see pictures from Twin Day!
Jewel of the Nile Day

Click here to see photos from Jewel of the Nile Day!
Salad Dressing Day

Click here to see photos from Salad Dressing Day!
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
  • FAQ / Miscellaneous
*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
SEPT  29  - Homecoming
Pep Rally 12:30, Parade 1:30pm, Game 7:00

SEPT 30  
Homecoming Dance

OCT  3
Safety Drills, in afternoon

Picture Retake

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
Safety Drills
HUHS will be practicing the Safety Drills for the afternoon on Wednesday, October 3, please click here to see the schedule for the day.
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

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

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. 
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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.

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


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.  


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 there is a shortage of Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Wisconsin and surrounding states?   FCS teachers provide students with essential life skills and preparation skills.  The University of Wisconsin-Stout has a B.S. degree that leads to K-12 certification in FCS and includes a broad range of family and consumer sciences courses.  Log on to the program website and learn information about the specific program, requirements, etc.  or Pinterest - FCS at UW-Stout  Career opportunities include middle or high school teacher, school-to-work coordinator, Family Resource Center educator, food service teacher, parent educator, family life educator or financial consultant.


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.

SAP Groups Starting Soon at HUHS!

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

The junior won Thursday's Kettle Moraine Invitational in a time of 21:19.46, more than 13 seconds ahead of Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Katie Miller. The Orioles won the event with 41 points.
The junior midfielder scored four goals in Tuesday's 4-1 win at West Bend West, and scored a few in a 9-0 win against Fond du Lac on Thursday.
The sophomore won a pair of events during a dual with Grafton, which Hartford Union-Slinger won, 109-70. Meinberg won the 50-yard freestyle (25.24) and 100 freestyle (55.58). She also helped the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle win.
The senior defensive back/wide receiver caught three passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-0 win against West Bend West that clinched a playoff berth for the Orioles. Pepin also had an interception on defense.

Fulop's Fancy Footwork - Junior Scores Four Goals in Orioles' Win
TOWN OF HARTFORD - The No. 18 hole at Rolling Meadows Golf Course doesn't give Hartford Union senior Andrea O'Bryon fond memories.  "That was the year we were three strokes off of Homestead to go to state as a team for the first time in school history ... and I tripled the last hole," O'Bryon said. "I felt so bad because everyone else shot like their best scores ever and I was like 'Sorry, guys.'" The 2015 Orioles finished three strokes behind the Highlanders (325-328) as the then-sophomore shot a 91. Now a senior, she'll get a chance to perhaps make a better finish at sectionals Tuesday after Hartford qualified for the Fond du Lac sectional with a 365 on Wednesday to place third at the Hartford Regional, hosted by the Hartford Golf Club.  Arrowhead shot a 320 to earn the regional plaque. Homestead was second (338), and Cedarburg was fourth with a 366, the last  team to qualify. Germantown shot a 418 to place ninth.
Click  here  to read the full article.

Hartford Union's Michael Fulop and West Bend West's Mark Damkot both chase after a ball in the second half of a game on Tuesday night in West Bend. Hartford Union won, 4-1.  John Ehlke/Daily News
Hartford Union's Ethan Giroux and West Bend West's Justin Leisener both go for a ball in the second half of a game on Tuesday night in West Bend. Hartford Union won, 4-1.  John Ehlke/Daily News

Powder Puff Football Games
On Wednesday, Student Council hosted the annual Powder Puff football games, with all proceeds benefiting the Hartford Food Pantry. The Freshmen and Sophomores played at 6:30 PM and the Juniors and Seniors played at 7:30 PM. The Sophomores and Seniors both came out on top!

Girls Swim Beats the Blackhawks
The Hartford-Slinger girls swim team earned their second conference win on Tuesday when they beat the Grafton Blackhawks 109-70. Leading the win were Olivia Meinberg (1st in 50 and 100 free), Irene Wilson (1st in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke), and all of the varsity relays: 200 Medley (Olivia, Irene, Maddy Jacobi, Abbi Block), 200 Free (Olivia, Irene, Abbi, Rylie Christnovich, and both 400 Free (Sarah Alsum, Grace Teske, Skyler Bertz, Alyssa Simonz and Libby Reiss, Haley Hagen, Ally LaDuke, Maria Graziano).    Wish them all more fast swims for tomorrow Fond du Lac invite!

Hartford Shuts Out West Bend West To Earn Postseason Berth
With the playoffs on the line for the second straight week, Hartford Union was not going to miss its opportunity again. After a tough loss at home, Hartford earned a 48-0 North Shore Conference road victory against West Bend West  on Friday. "The kids weren't satisfied with what went on (last week)," Hartford coach John Redders said. "We didn't get Week 5, so we wanted get it in Week 6," he added of qualifying for the playoffs.  The fifth victory for the Orioles (5-1 NSC) lets them return to the postseason for the second straight year.  Hartford dominated the running game, as eight players combined to rush for 305 yards. The Orioles gained 411 yards of total offense.  "That's what we like to do," Redders said of running the ball with multiple backs. "We have a rock by our shed (at the high school). We want to pound that rock."   Click   here  to read the full article.

HUHS Girls Volleyball Earns NSC Sweep
The Hartford Union girls volleyball team earned a three-set sweep of Homestead during a North Shore Conference road match Tuesday.  The Orioles won 25-18, 25-16, 15-15.  Abby Hamilton led Hartford with 15 kills and is two shy of 1,000 career kills for the Orioles. Kaitlynn Stamm recorded nine kills.  Taylor Ohm led the Orioles with 10 digsand Hamilton had seven. Alyssa Downing had 17 assists and Mia Ooleshko had 14. Downing also led with three aces and Alivia Marks added two, Marks had two blocks and Sydney Nienhaus added 1.5
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 .
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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