September 9, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
September Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for September are Hanna Bertucci and Josie DeRosa. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Hanna Bertucci          Josie DeRosa

9/11 Remembered ~ A Red, White, and Blue Tribute

Academic Career Plans (ACP)
Beginning in 2017-2018, every school board will provide academic and career planning (ACP) services to pupils enrolled in grades 6 to 12 in the school district.  ACP is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills.

Hartford Union High School students will begin to create an ACP this year. September 13 and 20, students will meet with their homeroom teacher to work on a career self-reflection and goal setting. Throughout the year, students will routinely meet with their homeroom teacher to work on other ACP related activities.

Updated Citizenship Expectations at HUHS
In order to better prepare our students at HUHS for the world in which they will live and work, we are making some changes to our Citizenship Grading policies and practices for the 2016-17 school year.   HUHS feels that all students should understand proper behavior and be held accountable for exhibiting that behavior.   

Academic grades are used by teachers to communicate progress toward content specific learning targets and skills. Several years ago, in an effort to separate behavioral grades from academic grades, HUHS implemented a Citizenship grading practice that assessed students behavior.  It included soft skills such as, respect, integrity, collaboration, communication, responsibility and work habits. Citizenships grades allow HUHS staff to communicate a student's level of these skills to both parents as well as the student.  

Students will be given a Citizenship Grade at least every two weeks by each of their classroom teachers.  These grades will be an overall representation of the students' behavior for all of the rubric categories.  Just as in any business, It is expected that all students demonstrate "Proficient" behavior in all rubric areas at all times.  An overall course Citizenship Grade will be given at both Mid-Terms and Quarter grading based on these bi-weekly Citizenship Grades for all of their classes.  As was the case last year, students will also continue to be graded on their attendance, punctuality and overall behavior by the district at each of the grading periods using the Homeroom Citizenship Grade.  That Homeroom Citizenship Grade will also represent student behavior during FLEX and Resource.  

While a very large majority of HUHS students exhibit these vital skills each day, we want to encourage all students to demonstrate them all day, every day.  Treating others with respect, clearly communicating, being collaborating with others, showing responsibility and a strong work ethic is not something that we should do only on occasion.  They should be modeled at all times.  We want all of our students to be lifelong models of these behaviors, allowing them to be better suited for any career/life they choose to pursue.   

HUHS has had several discussions about expected behavior in the workplace with local businesses.  Many businesses feel that implementing a strong citizenship grading practice at the high school would be mutually beneficial and have expressed a desire to utilize it in their interviewing/hiring practices.  

Time will be spent with all students during the first week of school clearly explaining these expectations.  We will clearly communicate the rubric and explain how Citizenship Grades will be used to both provide privileges to students exhibiting proper behavior as well as remove privileges for those that are not.  Any privilege that involves students leaving the HUHS grounds will require prior written parental consent.  We strongly encourage parents to join HUHS in placing an emphasis on these citizenship grades and have discussions about them with your student.  

Click here to access the Citizenship Rubric and privileges/consequences information.
Last year our SMART Team (Students Modeling a Research Topic) from HUHS, advised by Mr. Mark Arnholt; took first place in their presentations and poster session put on at the final conference. Check out the highlight video from the conference, make sure to watch all the way to the end to see your HUHS winning team of: Abigail Kastner, Nicole Schmitt, Lauren Diol, Heidi Stoellinger, Miranda Gall, Marissa Kaul, Austin Burg, and Taylor Kieckhefer. #OriolePride
British Literature
Students in Mr. Geracie's British Literature class got to step outside to work on looking at England's relationship with Europe.
Peru Trip
The Spanish Club will be taking a group of  students to  Peru during the summer of July 2017. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the stude nts of Hartford.  This 10 day trip incorporates a cultural exchange, allowing students to become completely immersed in the Peruvian culture. Student participate in two volunteer opportunities within the local communities.  In past trips, student have painted desks, painted buildings, and played soccer with local children. In addition, students will be attending a lang
uage school to further there knowledge of conversational Spanish.  This trip also includes excursion to iconic locations in Peru such as Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.  There are still spaces available.  Registration for this trip closes on  September 30th .

There will be an informational meeting on  September 14th at 6pm in West Commons about the logistics of student travel, the cost of the trip and fundraising events that are available for students to participate in.  For more information, contact Senora Algiers at
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Calendar of Events
Senior Student and Parent Night, 6pm

No School for Students,
Professional Learning Day for Staff

Homecoming week begins

PowderPuff Games

September 30 
Pep Rally, Parade, Game

Homecoming Dance

Cross Country Grade School Challenge

Choral & Orchestra Concert

Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences
Health Minute
Welcome back students and families to the HUHS 2016-2017 school year!  I hope it is a healthy and happy one for you all.  My hours in the Health Office are Monday-Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  I can be reached at the number below and I would love to hear from you with any questions, concerns or information relating to your student(s).  A reminder to all parents, that students always need to report to the Health Office when they are ill or need to call home or if they need a permit to leave the building for any reason so that they are not marked truant.  Cell phones or school phones should not be used to text or call parents, I will be happy to call parents anytime the student comes to see me.  The Health Office is located in the Attendance office in the first main hallway.  Forms for medications, immunization information, health issues, inhalers, Epi-Pens, etc... need to be redone on a yearly basis for students who want to carry their inhaler with them and have an Epi-Pen here at school in either my office or carrying it with them. Those forms can be found here.  This page is updated frequently with helpful information, so you may want to check it periodically for some fun and informative health tips for students and families. 

For starters, click here for a web page provided by our government about food safety, food recalls, tips on lunches and other helpful information.

Have a great school year!
Laurell Scholz, E.M.T.
Health Technician

Clean Sweep

Click here to learn more about the Washington County Clean Sweep on October 1.
Student Services
Senior Student and Parent Night
Counselors will hold a large group evening presentation for senior students and their parents to attend. The presentation will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00pm 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 and have questions regarding post-secondary options, please feel free to make an appointment with your  counselor.
Rotary Students of the Month - Deadline Approaching!
Attention Senior Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher: The deadline to submit a resume for consideration for Rotary Student of the Month is  3 p.m. on  Friday, September 23. Selected students will be invited to the Rotary luncheons at the Hartford Country Club on the first and third  Thursday during the month in which you are selected. On the third Thursday of the month, you will be asked to give a 3-5 minute speech about yourself, including school, co-curricular involvement, community involvement, high school coursework, future plans, family, hobbies/interests, and other unique characteristics about yourself.
The Hartford Rotary Club would like to recognize students each month who meet the following criteria:
-- A good student with at least a B average
-- Involvement in Co-Curricular activities
-- Demonstrates good character
-- Involved in their community by participating in community service or volunteer work
-- Demonstrates good leadership qualities
Please visit the link below to access the form:
ACT Testing
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 $42.50 and the ACT with writing is $58.50.   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. The test dates for the 2016-2017 school year are:
October 22, 2016                              December 10, 2016                         February 11, 2017                           
April 8, 2017                                        June 10, 2017
Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 28 (no cost to the student on February 28).  When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 11 or April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June based upon February results.
National College Fair
The National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 2, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The fair runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 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.  
Wisconsin College Fair
The Wisconsin Education Fair is coming to Arrowhead High School North Campus on Monday, September 26, 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.   Please do this at:
Moraine Park Technical College Career Showcase
This is one night to explore many great careers MPTC has to offer.   Learn about admissions and financial aid, meet program instructors and deans, and receive a fee waiver if you turn in your application that night.   Details at
Educational Spotlight
Did you know you can search the University of Wisconsin system's 4,821 majors and other academic programs at
Welcome New Staff!
The following new staff have joined us at HUHS this year, we are so lucky to have them!!

Tricia Becker Chris Calderon Brittany Fischer Bill Greymont Kevin Hoitink
Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher Social Studies Teacher Computer Science & Mathematics Teacher

Dan Lehman BJ Mertens Mary Piskula Bill Pfund Sara Ruiz
Mathematics Teacher Mathematics Teacher Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Science Teacher (Physics & IPC) World Languages Teacher

Aaron Rusch Zack Weddig Mike Corrie

Physical Education Teacher Social Studies Teacher School Psychologist

HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. & AmazonSmile
The HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. provides scholarships to graduating seniors from HUHS who apply on line their senior year through the counseling department web site, generally right after the 1st of January each year.  The number of scholarships vary annually generally there are over 40 scholarships ranging in value from $700 - $2,000 to selected students.  The scholarship process is handled through HUHS and rating of scholarships and selection is handled through the Board of Directors of the foundation.

Our scholarship foundation has a registered account with AmazonSmile as a 503(c)(3) organization any purchases you make after selecting "HUHS Scholarship Foundation" as your charity of choice will receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile.  

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Thank you for supporting HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. and our deserving students!

New Website
All Hopefully you have noticed that our website has changed. We were able to launch the site on August 26 before Freshmen JumpStart! kicked off on Monday. The homepage of the site focuses on the positive news and recognition of our students, recent Tweets, a calendar of events, and rotating pictures. 

Please note that Skyward Family Access is now under My HUHS at the top of the screen, as shown below.

The Student Announcements can be found by clicking on the megaphone. If you had subscribed to the announcements in the past and would like to subscribe to the daily e-mail, please e-mail: with your preferred e-mail address.

The Staff Directory is now located under "Be Informed" if you are looking to contact any of our teachers. In the upcoming weeks, the staff directory will house introductions from our teachers. Stay tuned for more information!
Some News from Activities & Athletics
HUHS Athletics Tweets
Each one of our athletic teams has a Twitter account to provide up-to-date information to athletes, students, parents, and fans. Check out @HUHS_Athletics to get started!    
HUHS Football Defeats West Bend West
The HUHS Football team beat West Bend West on Friday night at Gib Mahr Field. Click here to read the Daily News Coverage. Photo below from the Daily News.
Girls Volleyball Team
Check out the video of our Girls Volleyball Team challenging others in the 22 Push Up Challenge to raise awareness of the alarmingly high rate of Veteran Suicides. What a great team builder! Nice job ladies!
Girls Golf
Congrats to our Girls Golfers who placed 2nd last Tuesday at the Wisconsin Little Ten Mini Meet. Click here for Daily News Coverage. Photo below from the Daily News.
Support Hartford Cross Country
SUPPORT TEAM O - Help support the HUHS Cross Country Team when you dine at Buffalo Wild Wings. Tell them you're with TEAM O and they will donate 10% of your bill back to HUHS. Offer is good in Menomonee Falls and West Bend until the end of October.
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