Hartford Union High School District      December 7 , 2018
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HUHS Scholarship Foundation 
Application Forms

The HUHS Scholarship Foundation application forms are available for seniors.   Scholarship information and application link:
 
Forms require both student and parent signatures, and are due no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 by 3:00 pm in the Counseling Office.
 
No applications will be taken after that date and time.
HUHS & Shutterfly
Raise money for HUHS Athletics while you shop at  Shutterfly ! HERE before you begin shopping at Shutterfly and help us reach our goal of $500.00!

HUHS & HuTerra Rewards
HUHS is now using the My HuTerra App to raise HuTerra Rewards for the Hartford Athletic Department By downloading the free and simple My HuTerra app we are able to raise funds when we all shop for the things we want and need. This includes being able to visit local stores and shop at over 1000 stores online.  These stores include Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Macy's, Sam's Club and many others! We are so excited to see how much we can all raise for the Athletic Department. You can even scan in previous Amazon purchases. Following the directions blow and simple take a picture of your invoice on your computer screen. It is that simple!!
 
All you need to do to support Hartford Athletics:
1.      Download the "My HuTerra" app.
2.       Select "HARTFORD UNION HIGH ATHLETICS as your fundraiser.
3.      Shop at participating local businesses and any of the online stores
4.      Scan your receipt under the "Scan to Give" section of the app and you're done!
 
It's just that easy! Shop, scan, give!

Instructions  on how to download and begin to utilize the app today. You'll also find an instructional video on the app within the "What's New" section that explains the program in more detail.
Hartford Union High School's (HUHS) Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, sold approximately 2,000 tickets at the Schauer Center, over five shows, selling out the closing night and received 12 Jerry Award nominations.
   
12 Jerry Award Nominations
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Lead Performance -- Matt Becker
Outstanding Lead Performance -- Miranda Parker
Outstanding Supporting Performance -- Madeline Hoxworth
Outstanding Supporting Performance -- Jacob Loosen
Outstanding Direction --   Andréa Moser
Outstanding Musical Direction -- Ernest Brusubardis & Alex Netteshiem
Outstanding Choreography -- Dani Kuepper
Outstanding Scenic Design -- Colleen Boelkow
Outstanding Costume Design -- Darcy Devens & Sandy Wallisch
Outstanding Lighting Design: Mike Van Dreser    
More Information on the Jerry Awards from https://www.grandtheater.org/programs/jerry-awards/
 
Charities
This year, the students of the musical raised money for two charities.  In Little Shop of Horrors, Audrey is abused by her boyfriend. While the musical makes light of this situation, the students felt that they needed to take this opportunity to assist women who find themselves in abusive situations and to work to curb violence against women.  During the first weekend, the students collect $580 in donations from the audience for the Sojourner Peace Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  It is a safe place for abused women.   During the second weekend, the students collect $750 in donations from the audience for the LOVE>hate project in Hartford Wisconsin. This project is working to curb male violence against women.  The students will be meeting with Buck Blodgett on December 20th to present a check to him for the LOVE>hate project donation.
 
The 45 cast members, 11 crew members, and 19 pit orchestra members auditioned in May, met in August for two days, and rehearsed on average 12 hours per week from September 10th until opening night.
 
This year, Virginia Noe was awarded the Spirit Award. She was chosen based on her work-ethic, leadership, and enthusiasm for the theater.
Skills USA
Traveling to Slinger for the District 5 competition Wednesday night the SkillsUSA team had a strong showing.  With over 300 competitors in 20 competitions, the HaUHS SkillsUSA team of 9 brought home 4 medals.  We had Mike Scepanski who took 2nd  in Carpentry, and Nick Carter 2nd  in Architectural Drafting. Taking third was Camila Ewing in Architectural Drafting and Erika Jacket in Advertising Design.

TEE Winter Camp
Sign your 6th, 7th or 8th grader up for the TEE Winter Camp!
Informational Flyer      Sign Up HERE

Intramural Basketball
Intramural basketball sign up sheets are in the Athletic Office!  Deadline to sign up your team is Dec. 19.  Click 
HERE 
for the parent permission slip.


HUHS Teachers Leading!
Last weekend AP Psychology teacher, Terry Wick, and AP Biology teacher, Kevin Martin, had the pleasure of presenting at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Annual Conference in Chicago. 
They were selected for one of the limited hour long sessions to share their experience collaborating in the AP BioPsych Bundle.  T erry and Kevin shared their passion for both content areas as well as ways to bring more science skills into the psychology classroom. Word spread fast to teachers that were not able to attend their session and they have been invited to present at two additional functions later this year.  As the AP BioPsych Bundle appears to be the only course of its kind in the US, many educators are intrigued and hoping to learn more about how they can also collaborate with other teachers in their building.

In addition to presenting, Terry and Kevin are also involved in helping to revise the NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY CURRICULA.  Terry is a direct group member, one of eight individuals from all over the country, that is looking to update the high school psychology standards to be more in alignment with other national standards like the Next Generation Science Standards.  The ultimate goal is for Psychology to be recognized and respected as a science. Terry will be meeting with others in the group next week in DC at the APA (American Psychological Association) Headquarters.
To help with this alignment, Kevin has been selected as one of two individuals on the NATIONAL STANDARDS WORKING GROUP ADVISORY PANEL to serve as a K-12 Science Expert. The other Science Expert is a professor from the University of Arizona.  Terry and Kevin will be working on this process for the next couple of years as the group looks to have the new Standards ready in August of 2021.



Computer Science Education Week December 3-9
DID YOU KNOW - Its estimated that in 2020 there will be over 2 MILLION Computer Science jobs that will go unfilled?  

The Computer Science Department is encouraging students to look into all the classes HUHS has to offer in this up-and-coming field.  "Students are overlooking the potential of this field and all of the AP classes we have to offer, especially females", said Mr. Sliwinski.

On December 20th all of the Computer Science classes will be participating in the "Hour of Code" This is a movement to get more students exposed to Computer Science,

Students (pictured below) from Mr. Sliwinski's AP CSA class work on their projects.
     
Students (pictured below) from Mr. Sliwinski's AP CS Principles Class
work  on coding Wint er Scenes.    
       
Student Council Students are upholding a 37 year old tradition of hosting Blood Drives!
Student Council Blood Drive Collected 112 Units of Blood at last week's blood drive!  That is saving 336 lives! They started with a goal of 93 units of blood and surpassed their goal.

They increased donations from the prior year:
2017- 238 units of whole blood & 18 dual red
2018 - 284 units of whole blood & 18 dual red

Mark your calendars  for the next blood drive:  
February 27th 2019

HUHS Baseball Scoreboard

HUHS Baseball is looking to install a new scoreboard for the 2019 season. If you are interested in a sponsorship panel, please
contact Athletic Director Scott Helms for details.


ACT Work Keys Test Date Change
Juniors will take the regular ACT at HUHS on Wednesday, February 20 as part of the statewide administration; however, the administration date for the ACT Work Keys has changed:  juniors will take the ACT Work Keys exam on Wednesday, March 13. 
 
The ACT exam days can be stressful and trying.  We are moving the ACT Work Keys exam to March so that students do not have two testing days back-to-back.  Our goal is to have juniors rested and rejuvenated for both exams.

In addition, DPI will be including both the ACT exam and the Work Keys exam as part of the annual School Report Card score.  It is important that students are focused and ready to do their very best on both exams. 
 
·        February 20, 2019:  ACT; 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Juniors only
o        Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors are not in attendance.
 
·        March 13, 2019:  ACT Work Keys; 7:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.; Juniors only
o        Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors:  late start at 11:20 a.m
November Athlete of the Month 
Olivia Meinberg
Congratulations Olivia Meinberg!

Hartford Rotary Students of the Month


       Anna Kregel                      Kayla Okla                Tate Stoeckmann
Student Services
Educational Spotlight -UW-Oshkosh Nursing Program
 
UW-Oshkosh is home to the largest nursing program in the state, with brand new facilities that opened in February 2016.  Currently ranked in the top 2% of nursing programs in the country, UW-Oshkosh students may now apply and be admitted to the College of Nursing during one of three cohorts (fall, spring, and year-round) for maximum access.  The nursing program boasts the highest NCLEX pass rate in the state (they boast 96% for first time test takers) and students are taught by faculty who are all in clinical practice.
 
For more information on the nursing program, visit con.uwosh.edu
 
  Seniors

Does your senior have everything they need to make one of the most important decisions of their lives? Students who apply early to college are in a better position to capture financial aid and make important decisions that impact their college applications.   Seniors should be applying to post-secondary institutions if they haven't already begun to do so.    Apply online to any University of Wisconsin campus
At Apply.wisconsin.edu.    Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at    www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org   Wisconsin technical college information will be found at   www.witechcolleges.org       These websites are designed to be primary resources for easy access and information about the colleges, academics, degrees, athletics, and so much more!!    Don't delay in applying because housing and scholarship opportunities are often connected with admission. Remember:
 
  College Application Tip
 
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.
 
Seniors can talk to their English teachers for assistance or keep in mind there are peers available in the Writing Center in the LMC during Flex.
 
 
Junior Parent/Student Night
Mark your calendar!!   Counselors will be holding a Junior Parent/Student Night presentation on  Wednesday, January 9, at 6:00pm. Look for more information about this presentation in December.

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 2019. 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.
Tuesdays at HUHS are Career FLEXploration day

Tuesdays at HUHS are Career FLEXploration day. Local businesses come in during our FLEX/lunch time and set up near the cafeteria. Students can talk with business reps about the education, training, and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Many businesses have job opportunities available and will participate in Youth Apprenticeship. 

Thank you to Jeff from Quad/Graphics, Greg from Maysteel, Ashley and Dan from Menard's and Katie from Cedar Community for taking time out of their workday to connect with our students. In the next few weeks we will welcome Culver's, Tritron Trailers, Aurora, Broan and Server Products.

Boys Basketball 

Gold cards now available! On sale through Dec. 7th - see any boys basketball player to purchase. $20each with over $200 in savings!!!


Health Services
The Health Room is located in the Attendance Office and is staffed Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m during the school year.

Please, remind your student that they always need to come to the Health Room with any health concerns and to not call, e-mail or text home to leave school.  The Health Technician will always call the parent or emergency contact to arrange for the student to leave school when ill.  

If a student talks, e-mails or texts their parent on their own and then they leave school without contacting a staff member and receiving a permit to leave, they are considered truant from school.

The beef recall for E-coli is for beef produced by Kroger brands.  Wisconsin is not listed on the states affected, but keep your eyes on the news or call your local market to be sure your meat is safe if you have any doubts or concerns. Click HERE for more information.

UW-Oshkosh is hosting a Health Science Workshop on Saturday, December 8th.  This workshop is designed for students interested in health science, physical therapy, athletic training, or exercise science.  The day provides an opportunity to understand more about the health care and fitness professions available through UW-Oshkoh Kinesiology and Athletic Training Programs.  The program runs from 9:45-2:30 and will include breakout sessions where participants will practice hands-on practice.  More information and registration can be found at
 https://www.uwosh.edu/kinesiology/athletic-training/athletic-training-high-school-workshop 
2018-2019 Yearbooks
Go to www.jostens.com  to order your 2018-2019 yearbook




For those who ordered a 2017-2018 yearbook, the spring sports and activities supplement is now available.  Front Lobby Receptionist to pick up yours!
HUHS Booster Club
Interested in learning more about the Booster Club? visit our website: 

  • Please join us for a meeting, held the 3rd Wed. of each month, 7-8pm in Room 103 at HUHS.
  • Looking to buy a stadium chair, scarf or window cling? Please visit us at the concession stand or see chair order form on our website.
HUHS Parents! We need your help filling all of our concession stand shifts for the very busy upcoming Basketball and Wrestling season! 

Have a few hours to spare? If so, please click on this Sign up Genius link to take a shift or two. Don't worry if you haven't worked before, we will show you the ropes!

Thank you for your continued support of our HUHS athletes and Booster Club.
Any questions, please reach out to Kelly Morey at  kmorey@mcw.edu
ACT Testing
Looking for FREE  resources to prepare your student(s) for the ACT? Click  HERE  to go to the ACT Academy website!

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 
www.actstudent.org. 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 $50.50 and the ACT with writing is $67.00.   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 9).  The test dates for the 2018-2019 school year are:
October 27, 2018            December 8, 2018                 February 9, 2019                    April 13, 2019                 June 8, 2019                     July 13, 2019

Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 20 (no cost to the student on February 20).    When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 9 or April 13 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 20 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon February results.


It's not too late, you can still join Best Buddies.  Stop in the main office for more information!
In This Issue
Quick Links
Calendar of Events
DEC 10 Board of Education Meeting

DEC 21- JAN 1 - Winter Break

FEB 2 - Snowcoming Dance

FEB 6 - SHOWCASE - Save the Date!


Reminder on School Bus Safety!
Open Positions
Academics
Substitute Teachers
 

Kitchen Staff

Athletics & Activities
JV Baseball Coach
JV Assistant Baseball Coach
Head Boys Golf
Assistant Boys Golf
Assistant Competitive Dance
Assistant Girls Track
Girls Pole Vault Coach
Science Olympiad Advisor
Chess Club Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested
2018-2019 Testing Dates
ACT December 8
ACT - February 9
ACT -  February 20
ACT WorkKeys -  February 21
Make-Up ACT -  March 12
Make-Up ACT WorkKeys -  March 13
ACT April 13
ACT Aspire -  April 24th  (9+10 grade)
AP Testing -  May 6-17
ACT - June 9
ACT - July 13
Ovations

Click HERE to read HUHS Ovations
Click HERE  to read HHASD Ovations
HUHS & Hartford Community Events and Fundraisers
Support the HUHS Scholarship Foundation with Amazon Smile
Click  here  for details on how to set this up.
Hartford Community Happenings


The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
Free Christmas Movie Series
For the fourth year, Schubert's Hartford Theatre is offering a free Christmas movie series for all community members. Any community member can attend one of the movies for free with a donation to the Hartford Food Pantry. Last year the theater added a second showtime for each movie to help with the demand.  Please come out and enjoy a show! 

Get HUHS Christmas Gifts Here!
Enter code FLASH18 December 9th - December 10th @ 11:59pm EST to receive 20% off almost everything!!!!  (Sale items included)  Click HERE to order.


Mascot Banking
Open a qualified Checking account and receive $150 for you and $150 for the Band Booster Club or HUHS Booster Club, You choose! Click HERE for more information.


Hartford Rotary Club Presents A Night of Wine Tasting & Specialty Beers  Flyer
 

 SHOWCASE
          
 Tip Line
In The News
Athletics and Activities
Athletics & Activities Recap
Wrestling
The Hartford Wrestling Team had a tough fought victory over Nicolet NOV 29th with the final score 36-34. Greatwork wrestlers!!!
West, HUHS wrestlers win titles
Daily News
West Bend West's Josh Johnson won the 160-pound title during the Campbellsport Cougar Invitational on Saturday.
Johnson went 2-0 on the day, including a 7-0 victory in the championship over Waunakee's Kael Johnson.
Blake Pudwell placed second at 220 pounds for the Spartans. He went 2-1.
Ben Lukasz (195) was fourth, while Thomas Duncan (126), Riley Wilberg (152) and Matt Young (285) each placed fifth.
Nicolet Scramble
Hartford Union's Tyler Klein and Jalen Spuhler each won individual titles in Glendale on Saturday.
Klein went 4-0 at 106 pounds and beat Racine Park's Angel Rodriguez, 9-5, in the title match. Spuhler went 5-0 with four pins and a technical fall.
The Orioles placed third with 173 points.
Jered Stark placed second at 152 pounds and went 4-1 with three pins and a major decision.
Daniel Driessen (126), Connor Gishkowsky (138) and Nicholas Hoefler (285) all went 3-2 and placed third. Gishkowsky and Hoefler each had three pins.
Adam Sterman (145) and Tyler Ratkowski (195) each placed fourth.


Swimming
Tradition. Potential. The key words for this season where 2/3 of our swimmers are new to the team, and only 3 of those well-seasoned from swimming club. Those returning have begun to pass on the traditions of Hartford-Slinger swimming - hard work, GRIT, unity, sportsmanship, love of swimming, and the CHAIR cheer. Nov. 29, in Port Washington, we saw the potential.
In total, Hartford-Slinger won 10 of 11 events and took 3 2nds and 7 3rds (including a tie), leading to a final score of OriOwls 101.5, Pirates 80.5. There's hardly a better way to start the season, and continue the OriOwl swimming tradition.
 
The breakdown:
1st & 3rd in all 3 relays - 200 Medley (Logan, Quinn, Dylan, Robert), 200 Free (Adam, Nick, Logan, Robert), & 400 Free (Quinn, Nick, Adam, Dylan)
Dylan Webb - strong 1sts in 200 IM & 100 Fly
Adam Marx (new to the sport last year) - 1st in 200 Free & 100 Back
Robert Klockow - 1st in 100 Free & 100 Breast
Quinn Worman - close finish 1st in 50 Free, 2nd in 500 Free
Logan DeBack - 3rd in 50 Free, 2nd in 100 Fly
Nick Neuman (Slinger athlete) - 3rd in 200 IM & 100 Free
Evan Staton - tied for 3rd in 100 Breast

Hartford-Slinger co-op place fourth  The West Bend co-op placed third (58 points) and Hartford-Slinger's co-op placed fourth (44) at the  Hartford Relay Races on Saturday in Hartford.
"This was a fun meet to watch. All the guys who competed in this meet did a great job of swimming," West Bend coach Jim Sachse said. "I emphasized to the guys to have fun, which they did."
The Hartford-Slinger coop set a meet record in the 200-yard freestyle.
Adam Marx, Logan DeBack,
Robert Klockow and Dylan Webb swam a time of 1:35.72 - it bested  the old mark of 1:36.88 set by Muskego last year.
The team also won the 800 freestyle (Marx, Nick Neumann, Quinn Worman, Webb) in 8:07.82.
Marx, Worman, DeBack and Neuman were second in the 200 medley with a time of 1:54.91. Klockow, Worman and Webb placed second in the 300 breaststroke (3:30.02).



Chess Club 
Congratulations to Freshman Vince Hesprech for being the best speed 
chess player at HUHS! Nov 29 Speed Chess Tournament also proved 
that Mr. Yohn is the best HUHS staff speed chess player.  Full results 
are on the Chess Club webpage.

Gymnastics    
Hartford clinched a state tournament berth last season for the first time in 20 years, and returns senior Annie Mularski, sophomore Emily Perkowski and junior Myia Robinson, among others. Katarina Aranguiz, Paige Frailey and Shauna Hoffman also played parts, especially as the team placed second at the Manitowoc Lincoln Sectional and state.
The team also has "a couple new girls that can play a factor," she added, and believes their lineup  depth is greater this season. Early on, conditioning has been a little bit of an issue for some, Scherr  said, but "we'll get there, though."
The outlook is to, if nothing else, qualify for state again and go from there.
"That's the plan," she joked. "We have a lot to live up to, but last year was last year. We start all over again."

Congratulations to the JV & Varsity Gymnastics Teams on defeating Grafton/Cedarburg in their season opener Dec 5th. Great Job girls!
2018-2019 Information



New This Year - Clubs & Activities Online Registration
Starting for the 2018-19 school year, all students wishing to participate in activities, clubs or sports will need to complete the Online Forms through Skyward Family/Student access.  All steps need to be marked as completed including step #8 "SUBMIT SY19 ATHLETIC/CO-CURRICULAR FORMS".  Online Forms only need to be completed once per school year, so if a student participates in a sport as well as a club or activity the Online Forms only need to complete once.

If the student is only participating in an activity or club but will not be participating in a sport, they may mark step 3 complete and do not need to have a Physical Clearance Form completed by their Physician.  

Once the online forms have been completed, the student will then need to pick up an "Orange Card" from the Co-Curricular Office clearing them to participate in their activity or club. Activity/Club organizers will inform students of this change at the first sign up meeting and collect the orange cards before the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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