February 3, 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

2017 Showcase - THANKS To All Who Helped and Attended
Thank you to all who came and experienced our 7th annual Showcase.  It was a huge success thanks to all of the students and staff and the public who came to see what HUHS is all about.  Click here to read the article in the Daily News. Click the video below to see photos from the night!

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.
Local Resident Checks off item on Bucket List at HUHS
This morning, Beth Hermann, our District Project Manager had a voicemail from a local resident, Angela Beltran, who is friends with 90-year-old Hartford resident, Pat Fahney. Pat has made a Bucket List to complete, and as she shared with us today, since she was 14-years-old, Pat has always wanted to hold a baby lamb. Angela had posted this bucket list desire on Facebook, and within a short time, she found out that Agri-Science Substitute Teacher, and FFA Parent, Ms. Carol Strupp, was going to have her 3-week old baby lamb, Flo, at school for the day! A few calls were made, and this afternoon, Pat came in to hold Flo and even got to feed her! Check out the photos from this sweet experience made possible by our substitute teacher and HUHS Parent, Carol Strupp! Pat is a real champion for her age, a breast-cancer survivor, who is very proud to still be living on her own, still shopping at the Pig, and still scrubbing her floors on her hands and knees! So fun to have a visitor like Pat enrich all of us with her zest for life!  

Freshmen Cohort - Museum
The Freshmen Cohort students put together a museum for our Showcase event on Wednesday to present their 2nd quarter research projects. Throughout the night they presented their research and findings on Population Growth. Click here to watch freshman, Elizabeth Rhinehart preparing for her presentation on Wednesday night.

Mock Trial
On Saturday, Jan. 28th, the Mock Trial team had the opportunity to participate in a scrimmage at the Washington County Courthouse against the West Bend, Kewaskum, and Mayville teams.  District Attorney Mark Benson and  several local judges and lawyers graciously volunteered their Saturday to judge our trials.  Afterward, they hosted break-out sessions that gave students the opportunity to seek feedback on o pening and closing statements, witness preparation & examination, and any questions they had about legal careers.

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.

Business, Marketing & Information Technology
One of the things our Business, Marketing, and Information Technology department prides itself on, is having a great variety of courses covering a wide range of Career Clusters. Take a look at the Career Clusters and
                                                   courses that we offer below:
Business, Management and Administration Finance Information Technology Marketing, Sales, and Services
  • Exploring Business
  • Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership & Project Management
  • Business Co-Op

  • Personal Finance
  • Accounting
  • College Level Accounting
  • Focus on Careers
  • A+ Computer Systems & Maintenance
  • Website Design & Development
  • IT Youth Apprenticeships
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • Humanities Bundle
  • Introduction to Digital Communications
  • Digital Communications for Publishing & Production
  • Digital Communications for Design & Social Media
  • Oriole (Yearbook)

New in 2016-17
Leadership students leading team builders
This year, our department offered two new courses; Principles of Marketing as a part  o f the Humanities  Bundle as well as our new Leadership & Project Management course. The Humanities Bundle is a team taught course offered to sophomores that includes English 10, Civics and Modern American History, and Principles of Marketing and focuses on meeting learning targets in a project based environment. Our Leadership & Project Management course is a new course that focuses on project management and development procedures as well as leadership with a business and marketing focus. After students complete the course they will put in the work and hours necessary to receive a Leadership Certificate from DPI.

Focus on Careers
One of the unique things about our CTE area is that we have a required class called Focus on Careers. In our Careers course, students have the opportunity to learn basic business communications, complete self-assessments to help them determine a career to research, a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter for the job campaign process, a mock-interview, a required job-shadow, and a 9-week Personal Finance unit. Students finalize the course by participating in our annual Focus on Connections event where students simulate living in the "real world" for one month by receiving a paycheck and then paying for various life expenses as well as having unique situations arise, depending on various choices they make. This event is made possible by community volunteers, local businesses, and parents. If you would like to help out with our Focus on Connections event, please contact one of us!
Focus on Careers students participate in Mock Interviews with community members.

Teachers in Business, Marketing & Information Technology

Patrick Austinson
Jana Danay
Michelle Kutz
Sara Sturm

Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
Beyond CTE, we have multiple CTSO's at HUHS. During the month of February, each organization has a special week to celebrate their CTSO. Next week, the state recognizes FBLA and SkillsUSA.
Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, is a CTSO that focuses on bringing business and education together through leadership development, educational programs, community service and academic competitions.  At HUHS FBLA works in conjunction with DECA to provide our students with the best opportunities that these organizations have to offer.  At the local level, students participate in community service events such as Trick Or Can, which collects canned goods for the Hartford Food Pantry, and the March Miracle Minute, which raises money for the March of Dimes and MDA.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences and business tours.  Each February, students who compete through FBLA attend the Regional Leadership Conference to demonstrate their skills in a variety of business, marketing and information technology related events!  Qualifying students can move on to compete at the State Leadership Conference in April, which can qualify them to compete at the National Leadership Conference, hosted in Anaheim, CA this year!  To find out more about what FBLA is up to at HUHS, follow us on Twitter or Instagram using the handle @huhsfbladeca! 

The SkillsUSA club will celebrate Skills week next week with:
  • SkillsUSA industrial tour for our students
  • Find the oriole wrench game (we will hide a orange and black wrench in the school first hour each day and the first student to find it can return it to Mr. McCauley in room 183 for a daily prize
  • Info meeting - What can SkillsUSA do for you? Wednesday in room 176 at 3 p.m.
  • Support people at work day by wearing red white and blue Friday, which are the SkillsUSA colors
Flower Sale

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

NHS Spaghetti Dinner

UW Madison Varsity Band Show

Winter Dance

Board of Education Meeting - 5:45pm

Mid Winter Band Concert

Stu-Co Blood Drive

Mid Winter Choral Concert
HUHS Scholarship Foundation Application Forms 

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. 
Ovations Newsletter
Did you receive the Ovations Newsletter
last week?  We are  excited to begin working with Quad/Graphics in Hartford to print and distribute our newsletter. If you would like to review the digital copy, or did not receive a copy, please click here to access the newsletter. All of our district publications can be found on our website under Be Informed - Publications.
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.
HUHS Talent Show

Fire up the amps, drag out the tap shoes and hone that comedy act; it's time for the annual HUHS Talent Show. Auditions will be taking place on January 31st and February 8th in room 146 from 5:00 - 7:00. For more information please see Ms. Parker or a member of the student council.

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
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.

The Senior Picture deadline has passed. Parent's, please stay tuned for Senior Baby Ads, information will be sent out very soon!
Health Minute
Flu season has arrived in our county.  To get flu information you can read information here:
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

Heroin Highway
The Noon Rotary Club of West Bend is pleased to announce Hidden in Plain Sight and the Heroin Highway Lecture Series.  This program will focus on educating parents on the critical issue of prescription drug abuse, underage drinking/tobacco consumption and other forms of illegal drug use.

Located at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom with many items hidden or in plain view that helps to identify areas where teens may hide drugs, alcohol and other paraphernalia.  It also points out household items that can be used to either cover up drug and alcohol abuse or can be used to facilitate drug and alcohol use.  The purpose of the program is to educate family and caregivers about the signs that can be an indicator of drug abuse. 

Guided tours of the exhibit bedroom will begin on January 21st and will run Saturday's from 10 am - 2pm and on Thursday's from 5 pm - 8 pm through February 23rd.  It is free to attend and open to everyone 18 and older.  The exhibit is located next to the MPTC Library at the West Bend Campus.

As part of the exhibit, there will be a five-part lecture series titled The Heroin Highway.  Further information on the specific dates, topics, and speakers for this program can be found at www.facebook.com/hiddeninplainsightwb.

Assisting the Rotary Club of West Bend with this project is Elevate, The Heroin Task Force of Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College.
 NHS Spaghetti Dinner - February 17


Best Part of My Job

Winter Dance
Student Services
2017-2018 Course Selection

February 22 Homeroom:

Freshman, sophomore, and junior students will view a presentation outlining the course selection process for the 2017-18 school year.   Parents are asked to review course selections with their child and help ensure careful consideration is given to these choices.
The  Course Planning Guide, course selection sheets, and course selection presentation will be on the  HUHS Counseling web page.   Students will receive course selection sheets in homeroom on the 22nd and the Course Planning Guide will be available through electronic copy only.  
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.
The Discover Moraine Park! event will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, February 7 at their West Bend campus. February is Career and Technical Education Month, so the event is a great opportunity to discover Moraine Park and all of their great program offerings. Participants will have the opportunity to tour campus, labs and classrooms, and meet with instructors, students, advisors, financial aid assistants, and more. Those in attendance can also receive a $30 application fee waiver for technical diplomas with more than 30 credits and any associate degrees. 
Registration is appreciated, but not required, at  www.morainepark.edu/discover
ACP Homeroom
HUHS students had an ACP Homeroom on January 31.  Goals that were written in September were reviewed and updated.  Students will continue to participate in an ACP homeroom once a month for the remainder of the school year with a variety of activities planned.

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.

Input Requested from Parents-
The Student Services Department consists of four school counselors, a school social worker and a school psychologist.  Student Services programs are most effective when they meet the needs of students.  To identify those needs, your input is requested.  Please click the link provided to answer the questions to best help us serve those needs.  We ask only parents to complete this survey as students will receive a different survey during homeroom.  https://goo.gl/forms/a8WW9cRNNT0DeoAC2

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 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 morainepark.edu/careershowcase.
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

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.  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. 
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.
The Girls State Program is the week of June 18-23, 2017 on the UW-Oshkosh campus.  The Boys State Program is the week of June 10-17, 2017 on the Ripon College campus.  You must be able to attend the entire session.  If you are interested in the program, please check your calendar for availability.
If you would like to be considered for this prestigious opportunity, you must submit a short statement to the Student Services Office by Friday, February 24.  The statement should be typed and answer the following question:  How will attending Badger State help me to make a difference in my community?  Please include a list of co-curricular activities and any office held.
A selection committee will evaluate the statement, activities, class rank, etc., and determine which 2 girls and 3 boys will represent HUHS this summer.  Students will be notified accordingly.
If you would like more information about the programs, please go to either:
www.badgerboysstate.com   or   
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Nine Hartford Union Athletes Heading to DIII Schools
Discover. Develop. Dedicate.  That's the motto for NCAA Division III athletics.   Nine Hartford Union students may have committed to five different universities Wednesdayduring a celebratory ceremony after school, but they are all focused on the same thing - discovery, development and dedication.  Three student-athletes will  attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and play football, two will attend UW-Eau Claire and play football, with another attending UW Whitewater to play football.  Two will attend UW-Oshkosh, with one to play soccer and the other baseball. One committed to play soccer at St. Thomas University.  While no National Letters of Intent were signed, all nine student- athletes were excited for the next chapter of their academic and athletic careers.
JOEY BUDDENHAGEN   UW-Eau Claire, Football
BRETT FEUCHT    UW-Platteville, Football 
CODY GUETZKE   UW-Platteville, Football
CORDELL HRON   UW-Eau Claire, Football
LOGAN KETELHUT   UW-Platteville, Football
MALLORY KNIGHT   UW-Oshkosh, Soccer
GRIFFIN LUKES   UW-Oshkosh, Baseball
QUINN MEINERZ   UW-Whitewater, Football
MEGAN ZICKERT   St. Thomas (Minn.), Soccer

Click here to read the full Daily News article
JV Gymnastics Wins Falls Invite
Congratulations to the JV Gymnastics team for their 1st place finish at the Menomonee Falls-Germantown Invite  on Saturday

Boys Swimming Final WTL Conference Meet Saturday
If you see an athlete with bright orange hair, wish them fast swims at the final WLT Conference meet tomorrow.   
THEN, come see them compete here in the BirdBath. The excitement starts at noon.

Save the Date - UW Madison Varsity Band Show February 18
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!

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
Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach
Head Girls Cross Country Coach
JV2 Boys Soccer Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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