February 24, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
February Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for February are Tiana Dorosz and Megan Kellicut. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!


Tiana Dorosz   
Megan Kellicut

Snowcoming Court 2017

Congratulations to Queen Megan Zickert and King Joe Fulop!

FFA Week Highlights

Drive your tractor to school day!

Student Council Blood Drive
Thanks to all the students and staff who donated!

Badger Band Comes to Hartford
Members of the University of Wisconsin band perform Saturday afternoon at Hartford Union High School. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Badger Band and a Hartford Union High School instrumental trip to London.  TOP RIGHT: Assistant Director of the Band Darin Olson, right, dances with Gracie Heim, 12, of Hartford.  RIGHT, MIDDLE:  Maddy Murphy, 7, left, and her 6-year-old sister, Autumn of Hartford have their photo taken next to a Bucky the Badger inflatable by their mother, Colette, before the concert.  RIGHT, BELOW:  Members of the UW band perform during Saturday's concert.
Click below to watch a brief video of Saturday's performance.

Choral Concert
Mid-Winter Choral Concert with performances by the Central Middle School 8th grade chorus as well as our Treble, Treble Chorale, VBC and Concert Choir. 

Go Girls Returns to HUHS!

GO GIRLS is back.
HUHS hosted the GO GIRLS event again after 5 years off. GO GIRLS stands for Girls Outreach to Girls Interested In Real Live Success and is intended to introduce girls to career areas they may think of as not for them. Eighth grade girls from the associate districts were invited to HUHS on Feb 13th starting at noon and they rotated through 8 areas including Veterinary Science, Digital Communications, STEM, Biomedical PLTW, Welding, Machine Shop, Auto and Architecture. This program was generously supported by the Quad/Graphics Hartford Plant, they sent Amy Whittamore- Technical Area Leader and Tina Reed- Production Coordinator to welcome the girls to the program and talk about what they do for a career at the plant, and they also provided Pizza for the helpers and T-shirts for all the girls and helpers to print on. 
Click here to view a video of all the pictures.

Thank you to Quad Graphics for providing our T-shirts, guest speakers, and pizza!

HUHS 2017 ACT Test Administration to Juniors (Class of 2018)
School Day Changes for February 28 and March 1:

Tuesday, February 28
  1. There is school for juniors only on this day.
  2. There will be no school for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors on this day.
    • Juniors will attend school that day during the regular school hours of 7:25 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
    • Busing will be provided at normal pick up and drop off times before and after school for juniors only.
    • Lunch will be available for juniors only.
Wednesday, March 1
  1. There is school for juniors on this day for the entire day.
  2. There will be a 4 hour delay for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors on this day, i.e., late start.
    • Juniors:  School will begin at 7:25 a.m. for juniors only, with regular busing provided.
    • Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors:  School will begin at 11:20 a.m. with bus pick up 4 hours later than normal.
    • School will end at 2:45 p.m. for all students.
    • Lunch will be available for all students from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., but it is not required.
Juniors are taking the mandated statewide ACT and ACT WorkKeys on these two days.  School will not be in session for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors during the testing times noted above. so that we can provide the most effective testing environment possible for our juniors. This is one of many strategies we are employing to help increase our ACT scores and School Report Card score.
Juniors, and parents of juniors, please read the Involve and your emails in the near future for additional information about these two days.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Chad Ellefson at either...
                EMAIL:  chad.ellefson@huhs.org
                TEL:      262-670-3231
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we provide the best daily schedule possible for our juniors.
Career and Technical Education Month

This month has been designated, Nationally and by our DPI, as Career and Technical Education Month. Our CTE programs at HUHS are very strong and includes courses from our Agri-Science, Business, Marketing and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, and Technology and Engineering Education courses as well as our Co-Op and Youth Apprenticeship programs. CTE has had a long standing tradition at HUHS and continues to be very successful in helping students to be "work ready" when they leave HUHS, but also offers a variety of organizations to develop leadership skills in career areas including:  FBLA, Deca, FFA, and SkillsUSA. Each week this month we will highlight one of our CTE departments, to learn more about the opportunities our students have in CTE at HUHS. Click here to read and see the state of Wisconsin proclamation for CTE week declared by Scott Walker.


Child Care Services: This two-hour block course will prepare students for employment in the child care field. Upon completing the requirements students may receive their Assistant Child Care Teacher certification AND college credits from Moraine Park Technical College.

Child Care Independent Study: This independent course (with teacher assistance) allows students to prepare for work in the child care industry. Upon completing the necessary requirements students may earn their Child Care Teacher, Infant/Toddler, and School Age Assistant Teacher certifications as well as earn college credits from Moraine Park Technical College.

Health and Human Service Careers: In this course students will explore careers in the healthcare and human services fields. Students will hear from speakers in these fields as well as identify careers in these fields that match their strengths, interests, and personality.

Personal Style and Design: In this course students will be exposed to three areas of design: cosmetology, fashion design, and interior design.

Parenting : This course introduces students to responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while they provide care and guidance.

FACS Co-op: Students have the option of receiving school credit for working in the community.

Personal Style & Design students painted nails to raise money for cancer research. This class divides the semester into learning about Cosmetology, Fashion Design and Interior Design.
In Health and Human Service Careers class students learn about careers from experts. This occupational therapist demonstrated one of the many tools used to help people to regain their independence.

Culinary Arts I: Students in this course learn their way around the kitchen, while practicing knife skills and working with fruits, vegetables, quick & yeast breads, breakfast batters, salads and a lot of other fun food to prepare and eat!
Culinary Art II: In addition to learning how to cook meat, poultry and seafood, students will learn to create eye-catching garnishes while working on plate presentation!
Culinary Arts III: In this course, students use their talents to begin preparing food for guests.  We cater a variety of events and love the opportunity to serve others and show off our skills!

Culinary Arts IV: This culminating class completes level 1 and level 2 of ProStart - our industry certification program - and gives students an opportunity to look at the hospitality industry from a managerial perspective, where they can evaluate employees, practice marketing strategies and even organize and run some of the events that our Culinary Arts III students perform at!

Family & Consumer Science Teachers 

Mary Piskula
Rich Schmidt

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Community Oriole Chatter

Juniors Only - ACT Testing

Juniors all day - Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors start at 11:20

Orchestra Concert - 7:30

MARCH  7  
NHS Induction - 7:00pm - Chandelier Ballroom

Early Release

Parent Teacher Conferences

Solo & Ensemble -  Beaver Dam High School

No School for Students

School Board Meeting 

End of Quarter

Spring Break

School Resumes

Parent Teacher Conferences - March 8
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Field House.  Teachers will be arranged in alphabetical order throughout the field house.  Please bring your child's schedule with the list of their teachers. To be considerate of all those in attendance, please limit your time to 5 minutes per teacher. Thank you!  
Oriole Chatter

Community Oriole Chatter
Monday, February 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Erin Town Hall
1846 State Hwy 83 South  

Community Oriole Chatter event is an opportunity for ANYONE in our District to come and share their thoughts about Hartford Union High School with members of our school board and our superintendent! What an audience! Please tell your neighbors, friends, anyone that might have something to share about our school!

Spring Play - "Little Women"

The cast of Hartford Union High School's upcoming production of "Little Women" has been hard at work since December to bring the American classic to the stage next month.  Director Terese Hummel said students are working hard both on stage and behind the  scenes.  There's 27 students that will be on stage during the performance and there's about 12 who work on other parts of the production," Hummel said. "I chose this play for a number of reasons, one was because of the large number of female characters because we usually have many more females try out than males."   Hummel said she also likes to choose plays that have "historical significance and provide some intellectual insight."  "'Little Women' fits the bill," she said.

   Click  here to read the full article in the Daily News

PLEASE NOTE: Correct dates and times for performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Aunt March, portrayed by Priyanka Bharadwaj, gives "a look" to couples dancing during rehearsal for "Little Women" on Tuesday night at Hartford Union High School. The play is expected to open March 3John Ehlke/Daily News

From left, Meg, portrayed by Hannah Weibel, Beth, portrayed by Melanie Helvick, and Amy, portrayed by Olivia Jude, rehearse for 'Little Women' on Tuesday night. John Ehlke/Daily News

WTKM's 104.9 Coverage of HUHS Sports
A message from WTKM:

Just wanted to let you know that your local radio station will carry:
HUHS Varsity Girls @ Arrowhead  this Friday night  2/24/17.  Pregame at  6:45pm, gametime at  7:00pm.
HUHS Varsity Boys on the road at Green Bay East on  2/28/17.  Pregame at  6:45pm, game time at  7:00pm.
They will ALL be streamed at  wtkm.com, click the LISTEN LIVE tab.  

Shamrock Shuffle March 18

Click here for registration form
Information Sessions Offered!
The Hartford Area Districts/Schools have identified the need for higher engagement with our parents regarding information on various issues that impact your students, you, and our schools.  To that end, we took a page from the Parents United presentations sponsored by Waukesha County schools.
This winter/spring, we are providing two programs to determine if parent interest level is enough to offer a full complement of presentations next year.  In addition, other area schools and districts have been invited to these two presentations with the hope that we may partner County-wide.
Information about the two sessions is in the linked fliers.  Both sessions take place at Hartford Central Middle School.
  • March 2:         Internet Safety:  What Parents Need to Hear; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • April 5:            Understanding and Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Click here   for the Internet Safety Information
Click here  for the Anxiety Disorder Information

2017 College & Career Fair at HUHS
The Hartford Union High School College & Career Fair will be taking place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm. All Juniors are required to attend this event, but all students and parents are encouraged to attend! Save the date for this informative and worthwhile event!

If you would like to represent a college or career at the fair, please click here for more information!
HUHS Scholarship Foundation Information

The HUHS Scholarship Foundation application forms are now available for seniors on our website :   http://www.huhs.org/academics/huhsScholarshipFoundation.cfm
Forms require both student and parent signatures, and are due no later than
Monday, February 27, 2017 by 3:00 pm in the Counseling Office.  No applications will be taken after that date and time. 
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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile ( smile.amazon.com), 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).
Associate School Looking for Help
Central Middle School is participating in the Pack'er Up Donation Challenge.  Special Education Teacher Sue Gebben is having her students collect, count and prepare items for donation to Goodwill in the hopes of winning the challenge and having Packer Great Donald Driver come to their school. If you have any items for donation, please consider dropping it off at Central (1100 Cedar Street).  Collection will continue through the Month of April. There will be a few  Saturday morning drop off dates to be advised.  If you have any questions you may contact  Sue Gebben.
Click  here to learn more about this fun challenge.
Peers 4 Peers

Peers 4 Peers is comprised of a group of HUHS students who are trained listeners and helpers for their fellow students. Peers members are available to help with a variety of issues, whether it's for freshman students still struggling with the transition to high school or for students needing a peer to listen to their concerns. As we move into 2nd semester, please know Peers 4 Peers is ready to listen! To make a referral, contact one of your student's teachers or Peers advisor Michelle Yu at  michelle.yu@huhs.org

2017 Yearbook - Senior Baby Ads
  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 .

Senior Baby Ads - Emails were sent early in February to all Senior Parent/Guardians via Skyward regarding the Senior Baby Ads. Click here to read the information. Deadline for a Yearbook Senior Baby Ad is March 6.
Health Minute
2017 - 2018 School Immunization Requirements:

Click here for the link to the 2017-2018 School Immunization requirements.  Nothing has been added to the current requirements, but several vaccines are now highly recommended  for students if your student has not yet received them.

Best Part of My Job

RIPPLES - Anxiety Group for Teenage Females

Click  here for Group Permission Slip and more details.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Carmen Klenner
Concordia University, Practicum Prof. Counselor
262-483-8056 counselor.klenner@gmail.com

Student Services
2017-2018 Course Selection

February 28 Juniors after ACT testing:
Juniors will enter their course selections into Skyward Student Access.     Teachers and counselors will be available to assist students during this time.   Online access will be open until midnight on March 4.
March 1 Freshmen in Cohort:
Freshmen in Cohort will enter their course selections into Skyward Student Access.  Counselors and teachers will be available to assist students during this time.   Online access will be open until midnight on March 4.
March 2 Freshmen and Sophomores:
Freshmen and Sophomores will enter their course selections into Skyward Student Access.  Freshmen will do this during  Biology and sophomores will enter selections during English 10.  Counselors and teachers will be available to assist students during this time.  Online access will be open until midnight on March 4.
Accuplacer Test at HUHS
Moraine Park Technical College will be holding Accuplacer testing here at HUHS on   Tuesday, March 21 at 7am  in Room 89/91.  There is a $10 test fee (cash or check) that will be collected on the day of the test. Checks can be made out to Moraine Park Technical College or MPTC. The Accuplacer test fulfills admission/ placement test requirements at many technical colleges throughout the state.  Students can use results to find out how ready they are for college. If interested, a sign-up sheet is available in the Student Services Office. The deadline to register is   Tuesday, March 14 at 2:45pm.

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 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 $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:  
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 April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test based upon February results.
Moraine Park Technical College Visits
A representative from MPTC will be at HUHS April 6, during Resource period for one last visit for the 2016-17 school year

Educational Spotlight - The Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy

On behalf of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin, I am proud to announce our newest program - The Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy.  This program is open to all Wisconsin students between their Junior and Senior years of High School and will provide first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies.  It will also afford highly motivated young people an opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.  The program will be held June 19 - June 23, 2017 at Fort McCoy.  To say that we are excited about it would be an understatement!  Please read the attachment for further details.

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Hartford Union's Spuhler, Meinerz Advance - Good Luck at STATE!

A freshman and senior, going to state for the first time - together. Hartford Union's Jalen Spuhler (113 pounds) and Quinn Meinerz (285) will represent the Orioles at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. The freshman Spuhler won a sectional championship, recording two pins and a major decision, Saturday. The pins came during his first two matches of the day. "The first, I wanted to get it over as fast as I could and save some of my energy," Spuhler said. "The second one, I thought was going to be a good match; he's a good wrestler. I wrestled my best and ended up beating him real quick." Spuhler (42-7) began the day with 14-second pin of West Bend West's Thomas Duncan. He followed with a pin in 1:01against Slinger's Aaron Soneson in the semifinal. In the title match Spuhler shut out Oshkosh North's Thomas Urben, 12-0. "I tried to work my moves and score some points," Spuhler said. Meinerz (37-3) had a rematch of his regional championship against Fond du Lac's Donte Johnson. Meinerz won 3-1 on Feb. 11. At Saturday's sectional, Johnson got a little redemption with a 5-2 win. "It's hard to lose, but it's exciting going to state," Meinerz said. Hartford coach Steve Best added, "I wish we could've won the championship at heavyweight, but it's a fresh start (this) week. You have to learn from those battles and it will help you going into state." Meinerz placed second by rule over Slinger's Casey Osterberg because of a 122 major decision during a semifinal. "I wanted to wind up going to state," Meinerz said. "I was All-State in football, I want to place in wrestling and in track, I want to go to state in the shot put. This will help me with my goals." Spuhler and Meinerz have been the Orioles' strongest wrestlers all season. "Quinn is a special senior, a star athlete and nobody has anything bad to say about him," Best said. "And you hope that Jalen develops into that."

Hartford Union's Jahlen Spuhler attempts to grab the leg of Oshkosh North's Thomas Urben during their 113-pound sectional championship. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
WIAA Wrestling Individual State Tournament

JALEN SPUHLER Hartford Union, Fr., 113 (42-7)

First-round opponent: Homestead's Messi Elgin (Jr., 27-15)

Thoughts: "It all comes down to whoever works harder. I want to wrestle my best, no matter what and whatever happens, happens. ... I've been there to watch the last three or four years, so I know what to expect. It'll be cool to wrestle there."

Notes: Ranked No. 8 in weight class, opponent is ranked No. 16. Regional and sectional champion. He is one of three freshman in Division 1 field at 113.

QUINN MEINERZ Hartford Union, Sr., 285 (37-3)

First-round opponent:
 Waunakee's Alan Olkowski (Jr., 40-5)

 "I've been under pressure and had those big matches. I've learned to be calm and just wrestle. ... I have to go out and wrestle my best for Hartford. I have a lot of people supporting me and I love Hartford. It's awesome."

 Ranked No. 4 in weight class, opponent is ranked No. 7. Regional champion.

Hartford coach Steve Best is one of two county coaches who are two- time state champions - Kewaskum coach Scott Rhoads is the other. Both know the feeling of big-time matches.
"I don't think you need to pump it up any more than what it is," Best said. "They (the wrestlers) know it's a big deal and have to go in with intensity. ... Most of the week for us is about cleaning up the technique, working hard and not get tight or stressed."

Click  here  to read full Daily News article
Congratulations Mr. Wick - Boys Volleyball Coach
Hartford Union's School Board approved the hire of former girls volleyball coach Terry Wick to lead the new boys program Monday. The Orioles boys begin their inaugural season this fall.  "I'm super-excited. It's been a long-time coming," Wick said. "I've been pushing for (a boys program) for about 14 years, since I've  been here. Moving into a conference (North Shore) that already has a boys program was a huge difference."  Wick coached the girls program from 2002-2009. The HUHS social studies teacher has taught at the high school since 2002, and coached at the club and youth level on the boys side for 15 years.  "I knew in the back of my head Terry would possibly be interested, but I didn't know if he'd be able to work it out with some personal things," HUHS Athletic Director Scott Helms said. "Terry has a good background of volleyball knowledge. He was the girls head coach for many years, and he's been teaching club volleyball on the boys side."  Helms noted Wick "was a top candidate going in" when the AD thought about pursuing volleyball as a team sport. "It's also nice to have a coach that's within the building, and knows the youth  programs," Helms said. "We're excited about it."  Wick noted that a showcase event put on for district eighth-graders produced about 10 kids who expressed interest, and he also said at least 20 current high-schoolers have expressed interest in the new team.  "It will be a great opportunity for the boys. It's one of those things the community hasn't seen, and I expect us to have jitters at first because we're a new program."

Shamrock Shuffle March 18

The annual HUHS Shamrock Shuffle/Leprechaun Lap is only a few weeks away. The event will be held on  March 18. The race will begin at  9:00am.

Please send in your registration form in before  March 8. Hope to see you there!!

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!

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 @  http://www.huhs.org/activities/booster-club.cfm. 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  sharonmeinberg@hotmail.com

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

Sideline Store Savings

Coaching Positions
Head Girls Cross Country Coach
Head Girls Golf Coach
JV Boys Soccer Coach
JV2 Boys Soccer Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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