December 23, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
December Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for December are Monica Bertucci and Jordan Dvorak. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!


Monica Bertucci      
   Jordan Dvorak

Miracle Minute
On Thursday, HUHS held a "Miracle Minute" to collect as much money as possible in one minute to donate to an HUHS Family that lost their home in a house fire last week. In one minute, our school came together to raise $6025!! This is such a gracious act and one that will be very much appreciated by this family during this difficult time. A huge thank you goes out to Special Education Teacher Abby Bumgarner, her aide Nancy O'Rourke, and their students who coordinated all of the efforts in the "Miracle Minute" as well as collecting items for this family before the holidays. 

Congratulations to Sophomore Sam Wannow!

Congratulations to sophomore student Sam Wannow who entered the The Wisconsin School Meals Rock! Student Video Contest.  Sam received the following message this week:

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-School Nutrition Team and the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin congratulate your team on being selected as the winning entry for the Wisconsin School Meals Rock! Student Video Contest. As the winning team, you will receive an award from the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin. In addition, your school will receive a Wisconsin School Meals Rock! banner to display in the cafeteria and your video will be featured on the Wisconsin  Department of Public Instruction webpages, social media, and newsletters.

Check out Sam's winning video - Way to go Sam!

Penny War Success
With your help, the Horse & Companion Animals class will be able to donate approximately $1,600 to animal related charities like the Washington County Humane Society, PAWS, the ASPCA, and the Free Roaming Feline Program as well as Make a Wish--Wisconsin. A huge thank you to everyone who donated and participated in our annual penny war! Thanks to you, we've been able to donate over $5,000 in 4 years to charities that improve the lives of animals and people!

Bell Ringers
Members of Student Council braved the weather this weekend to ring bells for the Salvation Army.  This is just one of the numerous ways HUHS Student Council supports the community!

Health Careers and Human Services
Two supervisors visited the Health Careers and Human Services class recently. Stacey Brandt is a registered nurse and nurse educator. She educates nurses on new protocol and keeps the nurses up on all procedures at Aurora Hospital. Lisa Herpolsheimer is manager of a skilled medical and psychiatric team at Rogers Memorial Hospital. The team treats high school girls who suffer with depression, eating disorders, and various other emotional difficulties.

We The People  2016
The AP Government and Politics students competed in the We The People District Competition at Wauwatosa West on December 15th. The top 6 HUHS teams qualified for the State Competition in Madison on January 21st.

The sophomore AP Government students really took on the challenge admirably, and they earned many compliments from the attorneys, judges, civic leaders, and academicians who served as judges:
Click  here  to read the multitude of compliments the teams received
Congratulations Marching Band!
The Marching Band received 1st Place in the 30th Annual Hartford Christmas Parade in the Band category. Along with the honor and due to a generous donation from 104.9 WTKM/Cruisin 1540, the Band also received a stipend which will be used for the London 2018 trip.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

Concert Choir & Alumni, Holy Hill Midnight Mass - 11:30pm

Winter Break

School Resumes

Early Release

End of Quarter

No School for Students
Amazon Smile
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!
School Closing Information
Please note the School Closing Information has been updated! Click here to see all of the information (Be Informed--School Closing Information).
2017 Yearbook

If you still need to purchase a yearbook for this year, please visit the Jostens website, and our school webpage to purchase the book this year. You can access the HUHS site, by clicking here.
2017 Senior Pictures
Click here to see the list of Senior Pictures Received . The deadline is quickly approaching!

Senior Picture Requirements:
  • Senior pictures are due JANUARY 6, 2017. If you have a photo that you would still like to submit after January 6, a $25 fee will occur.
  • If a senior picture is not submitted, the Life Touch ID photograph will be used.
  • 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  
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with no props, 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 November 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. 
If you have any questions, contact me, Ms. Jana Danay, yearbook adviser, at either or . Please pass this information on to parents and photographers.
Thank you,
Jana Danay
Yearbook Adviser
Health Minute
Starting to a feel a bit stressed with the holiday season?  Here are some tips to be "less frazzled" during the holidays from the CDC.  
Holiday River Walk
Come check out the River Walk lights! The lights that connect Main Street to the Mill Pond were provided through business donations with the leadership class, but the ones that are in front of the library were designed by Michael Yohn's Principles of Engineering Class. Student's in Corey McCauley's Automated Manufacturing class cut out holiday characters for photo opportunities for kids and families and in Ms. Kieckhaefer's Painting classes painted them all! Come check out our student's work, all lit up in our city! What an awesome contribution to beautifying our downtown for Christmas!

Fashion Show and Benefit for Friends of Abused Families - Date Change
On January 6th a charity fashion show will be held. Show starts at 8pm at Hartford Union High School in the Drama Lecture Hall. Designers Lularoe, who will be selling clothing, and Lupita Murillo will be showcasing their beautiful pieces. Guest speaker Buck Blodgett from The Love is Greater than Hate Project will also be giving a presentation. Admission will be $5 during resource the 12th through the 16th and $10 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Abused Families Washington County. Along with this event there will also be raffle prizes from each designer and more. Hope to see you there.   

                                    ~   Senior - Jade Rock 
Save the Date - Screenagers is coming to Hartford!
Are you watching kids scroll through life, 
with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second
 attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney
 Ruston saw that with her own kids and takes a 
deeply personal approach as she probes into the 
vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles
 over social media, video games, academics and 
Internet addiction. Through poignant, and 
unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising
 insights from authors, psychologists, and brain 
scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time
impacts kids' development and offers solutions on
 how adults can empower kids to best navigate the
 digital world and find balance.

More Information can be found at:

Save the Date to See it on one of the following Dates/Locations:
Tuesday, January 31 - Richfield School, 7:00PM
Thursday, February 2 - Hartford's Schubert Theater, 6:00PM and 7:30PM

HUHS Holiday Greeting Card
Mrs Bloomers students submitted designs for this year's HUHS holiday card. Dr. Wenninger chose a design by Valerie Vespalec for the cover and Abagail Brue's design for the inside of the card.


Student Services
2017-2018 Course Registration
Information on the 2017-18 course registration process will be coming in the January Involve.  Please watch for this!

PSAT Results
On December 12, students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet received an email reminder from College Board explaining where and how to  view their scores .

Students will be invited to an interpretation session in January.  Test booklets and paper copies of test results will be distributed at that time, as well as an overview of how to interpret the score reports.  This will be done during Resource period.  Stay tuned for a date.

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:
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.
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
Moraine Park Technical College Visits
A representative from MPTC will be at HUHS during Resource period the following dates for the 2016-17 school year:

February 2
April 6
Badger Boys/Girls State Program
Does your student have an interest in government and citizenship?  Do they display qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, and participate in co-curricular activities?  Consider the Badger Boys or Girls State Program in June 2017.  It's an exciting week of meeting new students, staying on a college campus, and experiencing dorm life.  There's campaigning, pep rallies, State Fair, talent shows, recreational programs, music, discussion sessions, sports, etc.  It's a sponsored event, so there's no cost to the participants.  More information will be available in January.  Requirements:  Student must be in the top half of his or her class; be a US Citizen; and able to participate in the entire week of activities. 
Junior Parent/Student Night
All junior students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Junior Parent Night on Wednesday,  January 4 at 6:00pm in the Fieldhouse. The presentation will cover course registration details,  a ssessment dates, college and career readiness plans, and information pertinent to junior students. A  panel of HUHS graduates who are freshmen/sophomores in college or technical college will be there to  talk about their senior year and how they prepared for college and scholarship applications. They will  also talk about their experience as college students and what the transition was like from high school  student to college freshman or sophomore.

Educational Spotlight - UW-Stevens Point Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been named a Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year.  On top of that, UWSP received the UW VETS certificate, an honor for surveying and responding to student veteran needs and issues. UWSP's ROTC program is top ranked in the 3rd Brigade competing against 42 other programs.  Army ROTC teaches leadership skills needed to be successful in college, military, and civilian careers.   Participants in the UWSP program are eligible to earn a minor in military science.  For more information, visit

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Player of the Year - Abby Hamilton
Hartford Union junior Abby Hamilton has one goal for her final high  school season.   Inside the high school gymnasium, each varsity sport has its own banner hanging from the ceiling. Each banner lists conference championships won by the respective team.  The volleyball banner is empty.  "It's always been our goal to win a conference championship," Hartford coach Michelle Schueller said. "Our motto has been, 'Fill the banner.' "That's a lonely banner. It'll be interesting in the North Shore. They'll be some new teams and a new outlook."  If it were to happen, it would be one of the first conference titles for Hartford as a member of the North Shore Conference - a move that is made at the end of this academic year.  "Our team goal is to win conference,"  Hamilton said. "There  is nothing on our banner."  Hamilton will be a senior next season, her third as a leader of the Orioles. Her teammates  voted her captain when  she was a sophomore.  "I was shocked that the team trusted me enough and my abilities and skills to be a leader as a sophomore," Hamilton said. "Being a leader with others and the seniors was an honor."  Schueller added, "She leads not only by example, but she's always encouraging and positive on the court. The girls respect that."
Click  here to read full article in the Daily News.

Save the Date - February 18
Toys for Tots Winning Classes!
On Wednesday  during 1st hour, the top three classes from the Toys 4 Tots Campaign enjoyed their pancake breakfast from the Mineshaft. Students received two giant pancakes and bacon with their meals. Thanks again for everyone that helped make the event a success!

HUHS Social Studies Teacher, Paul Coffin, Named Boys Track Coach
Congratulations to HUHS Social Studies Teacher, Paul Coffin who was recently named our Head Boys Track Coach. Mr. Coffin has been a member of the track coaching staff for the last 13-years and a leader among the teachers in our building, making this a natural fit for him. Click here to read the Daily News Coverage, congratulations Mr. Coffin! 

HUHS Booster Club Needs You!
Booster is the club at HUHS that raises funds through concession sales and 50/50 raffles at various meets, games and matches. Last school year we raised and donated $24,000 to various teams in the school and in scholarships. We earn that money with help from our members. How can you help? Work a concession stand. This is easy - selling a hamburger, hotdog, popcorn or drink. That's it - it's that simple. Come meet others like you in the community who find volunteering both helpful and rewarding. Want to also be a member? Check out our link on the HUHS website @ There you can find a membership brochure that can be printed out and either mailed in or dropped off at the athletic office. Still have questions? Email

Be a member. If you are a member, have you volunteered time yet? We need you!

Save the Date:  Hartford Gridiron Trivia Night
The Hartford Gridiron Club Trivia Night is back! Join us for the 3rd annual Gridiron Trivia Night on  February 25 . This year's theme is "Night at the Movies." The evening will feature movie-related trivia, prizes for best-themed and best dressed table and lots of fun!  View our registration form for more information . Forms and registration fee are due back to Coach Skifton by  February 17 . See you there!

Coaching Positions
Head Boys Volleyball
Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach
Boys Baseball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant
Girls Soccer Assistant 
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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