Hartford Union High School District      January 25 , 2019
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January Board of Education Meeting Change:  
New Date:  January 28, 2019 at 5:45pm

Juniors: Register NOW for the ACT Prep Class at HUHS!
The WI mandated ACT for Juniors is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20.  To help you prepare for the ACT, HUHS is offering a test prep class through the University of Milwaukee - Washington County, at HUHS.  Specific class information, schedule, cost, etc. may be found through the Register HERE link below.
  • Register HERE
  • Parents need to fill out  Consent Form 
  • Specific room information will be sent to registrants prior to first Saturday class. 
  • For more information, students may contact...
    • wsh-ce@uwc.edu ; or 
    • Brittany (262-335-5208), Monday - Friday afternoons
  • Students who are in need of financial assistance do not have to pay while registering online, and should contact their counselors.
Class of 2019 Picture - Students still interested in purchasing a Class of 2019 photo may pick up an order form in the main office.  Late orders will be accepted until January 31.  The current picture is hung outside the main office.

Register HERE

Monday night was the kick of f to our new club Best Buddies.  Matches were revealed and new friendships began.  It was an amazing night for everyone.  Thanks goes out to Dominoes for providing Pizza and Subway for the cookies! Special thanks to student officers for their hard work organizing the party:

President:  Annika Csizmadia
Vice President:  Courtney Kind
Secretary:  Erin Schmitz
Buddy Director:  Nick Higley

T-Shirts are still available  in the Main office.  They are $15 which is a fund raiser to help offset costs of activities for the Best Buddies club!

In the Classroom
Students in Ms. Piskula's Personal Style & Design class are delving into the constructs of beauty in America. When students arrived to the classroom there was a sign on the door that said that only beautiful people could come through the door - others had to go through an alternate door (through Mr. Kasza's room). This exercise was based on an experiment from the Dove Beauty Campaign. About 10% of students took the alternate door after contemplating it for a while.

(If you are interested in seeing the actual experiment, it's a pretty short clip but powerful...

Any questions, please contact Beth Hermann 
beth.hermann@huhs.org 262-670- 3208

Camp Kesem
Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent's cancer, at  no cost to families . Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact.
Camp Kesem at UW-Madison runs 3 weeks of fun, action-packed and 100% free-of-charge camps for children impacted by a parent's cancer. Serving children ages 6 to 18, our campers experience a warm and loving environment with other children who have similar life experiences. Campers can choose from 1 of the 3 weeks to attend. Camper applications for our summer sessions are open now! 
For more information, visit  here  
For camper application, visit  here  
For a camper application guide, visit  here  
If this camp does not pertain to your family but you are interested in making a donation to send another child to camp, visit  here  
(all money goes directly toward Camp Kesem at UW-Madison)
2019-2020 Course Program Guide 
A vailable online 
Information on the 2019-20 course selection process will be coming towards the end of January in the Involve. Please watch for this!

Day of Service Chaperones and work sites needed!
Could your organization use a day of student helpers?

Contact us if you would like to chaperone or have an organization that would like student helpers that day.   huhscommserv@huhs.org
Rotary Students of the Month
Matthew Becker

Katherine Brockhaus

Michael Scepanski
New Skyward Family Access Feature
Beginning immediately all parents/guardians will receive weekly emails if your child is receiving a 70% or lower in any of their courses. Parents/Guardians may also choose to have Progress Reports emailed to them at their chosen frequency.
Adjustments and changes to the frequency of these emails may be made by following the instructions.  To enlarge instructions, click  HERE
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.

Board members from the HUHS Scholarship Foundation will be on hand Wednesday January 30th to answer any questions you may have about the Scholarship Foundation application process.  If you wish to stop in, they will be in the District Office Conference Room (across from the small gym) from 2:00-3:00 both days. 
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
Student Services

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.
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 16-21, 2019, on the UW-Oshkosh campus.  The Boys State Program is the week of June 8-15, 2019, 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 15.  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:

Educational Spotlight - Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin
Students can study and experience music through many different ways at Lawrence, whether it is in the Bachelor of Music program, Bachelor of Arts in Music program, the flagship double-degree Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Music program, or simply performing in ensembles while pursuing a non-music major. No matter what a student's musical and academic goals are, Lawrence will work to help achieve them all.    http://www.lawrence.edu/
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 the following companies for participating in our Career FLEXploration during 1st semester at HUHS:

Server Products
Reliable Door & Dock
Aurora - Physical Therapy & Radiology
Broan NuTone
Triton Trailers
Cedar Community

We appreciate that our students had the opportunity to speak to you about  the skills and educational requirements in many different career areas. 
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.

Be prepared to stay safe and healthy with the upcoming cold weather.  Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Prepare your home and cars and prepare for power outages and outdoor activity with some tips from the CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/index.html
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.
Congratulations December Athlete of the Month-  Swimmer Dylan Webb
In This Issue
Quick Links
Calendar of Events
JAN 28 - Board of Education Meeting

FEB 2 - Snowcoming Dance


FEB 13 - Band Concert

FEB 18 - No School

FEB 20 - Juniors ACT Test

FEB 22-24 - Spring Play

FEB 25- Orchestra Concert @CMS

FEB 27 - Choral Concert

MAR 1-3 - Spring Play

MAR 9 - Solo Ensemble

MAR 11 - No School

MAR 13 - Junior ACT Work Keys test

MAR 25-29 - Spring Break

APR 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences

APR 10 - Talent Show

APR 19 & 22 - No School
Reminder on School Bus Safety!
Open Positions
Custodial Staff
3rd Shift 
Apply HERE
Substitute Teachers

Kitchen Staff

Technology Services Supervisor

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
Girls Throws Coach
Boys Throws Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
2018-2019 Testing Dates
ACT - February 9
ACT -  February 20
ACT WorkKeys - March 13
Make-Up ACT -  March 12
Make-Up ACT WorkKeys - April 3
ACT April 13
ACT Aspire -  April 24th  (9+10 grade)
AP Testing -  May 6-17
ACT - June 9
ACT - July 13

Click HERE to read HUHS Ovations
Click HERE  to read HHASD Ovations
Click HERE to read HNR 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.
Snowed In at the Movies Need Volunteers!
Snowed in at the Movies will be held  Friday, January 25th at  9:00pm.  Elevate is in need of  volunteers. Volunteers would need to be there at 8:30pm to help with any last minute setup.  The event will run until 6:00am on January 26th, but we understand that not everyone will be able to stay the entire night. 
If you would be interested in volunteering for the night or a portion of the night, please contact Jessica Warden, Program Director at Elevate.  Email her at  jwarden@elevateyou.org

Click  here for the registration form.
Snowed in price will stay at $15 until the end of the school day Friday.  $20 at the door
Three new movies added: Aquaman, Bohemian Rhapsody & Green Book.
Support for HUHS Alumnus
Sideline Sale!

Happy New Year from your Sideline Team!!!!
Between now and January 26th @ 11:59pm EST to receive 15% off all FLEECE!!!
We are starting this year off with an amazing sale for you and your community. All fleece will receive 15% off when added to your cart. There is no promotion code required, the discount will appear on the items in your carts. Order HERE 

 Use code SAVE20 at checkout to receive 20% off when you place an order of $75 or more
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
Schauer Arts Center Classes
Click HERE to view
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. Click HERE to see the video ad!  

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

 Tip Line
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.

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!
Wittenberger Bus Service Seeks Drivers! 
·          Is your child or grandchild riding a bus to school?
·         Are you available between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning?
·         How about 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon?
·         Can't drive 5 days a week? What about one or two days a week?

Don't think you can handle a big bus? Stop by and we will let you take one for a spin around our parking lot.
·         We will train you.
·         We offer benefits.
·         You can take your student with you on the route.
·         Plus you get time off when there is no school.
Help us help the HUHS!
Call Dawn at 262-673-3777 for more information.
Leave a message if you get an answering machine. We are probably out driving!
Thank you!
Athletics and Activities
Athletics & Activities Recap

Placing 1st - Jalen Spuhler (MVP), placing 2nd - Tyler Klein and Danny Driessen.
Hartford's Wrestling Team finished 4th out of 26 teams tonight at the very competitive Highlander Tournament.
Jalen Spuhler wins the Highlander Wrestling Tournament's MVP Award tonight. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 Hartford-Slinger co-op sixth at Bob White Invitational  The co-op scored 217 points Saturday in Wauwatosa. Most of Hartford-Slinger's medal haul was bronze.
Logan DeBack swam the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.1 to place third, and was fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:04.44). Adam Marx placed third in the 100 backstroke (1:02.66) and fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.05). Quinn Worman was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:8.63) and the 200 freestyle relay team (DeBack, Worman, Nick Neuman, Marx) placed third in 1:52.09.

The OriOwls swam their final dual meet of the season in front of a Parents' Night crowd against 2nd ranked Whitefish Bay in the BirdBath last night. In the battle against the Blue Dukes depth, the following races stood out:

Whitefish Bay 107.5, Hartford Union-Slinger 62.5  The Hartford Union-Slinger co-op picked up just two first-place finishes during a North Shore Conference dual Thursday.
Dylan Webb won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.7. Quinn Worman was second (1:09.94). Webb also placed first in the 50 freestyle (21.92, winning by more than 2 seconds.
Logan DeBack was second in the 100 backstroke (1:08.83), while Nick Neuman was third (1:12.78). Adam Marx placed second in the 100 (53.03) and 200 freestyle (1:58.04).
The co-op placed second in the 400 freestyle relay (Webb, Robert Klockow, Worman, Marx) with a time of 3:38.43. They also were second in the 200 medley relay (Marx, Worman, DeBack, Klockow) in 1:52.69.

The Hartford-Slinger swimmers are in good positions as they prepare for the Conference Championship at the end of next week.

Congratulations to the Varsity Gymnastics Team on their 1st place finish at the Watertown Invite on Saturday setting a new School Record with a score of 142.85.
Congrats to Annie Mularski who also set new school records on Vault, Bars,  Beam & in the All-around.

Hartford Union gymnastics has record-setting day in Watertown
Daily News
Hartford Union's gymnastics team broke several school records Saturday while winning the Watertown Gosling Invitational.
The Orioles scored 142.85 points, a school record, and were led by senior Annie Mularski, who set four school records of her own. Mularski netted a 37.85 all-around score, good for first, and scored a 9.575 on the uneven bars and a 9.475 on the balance beam and vault. She added a 9.325 on the floor exercise and placed first on each apparatus.
The team scored 36s on the floor exercise (36.325) and vault (36.025).
Emily Perkowski (36.175),  Myia Robinson (34/675) and Courtney Mathis (33.65) placed third, fifth and seventh all-around, respectively.
Perkowski and Robinson tied for fourth on thevault. Perkowski placed
second on the bars, and third on the floor. Robinson placed fifth on the floor.

 ANNIE MULARSKI, Hartford Union:  The senior set four school records and helped herteam add a fifth as the Orioles won the Watertown Invitational with 142.85 points. Mularski netted a 37.85 all-around score - good for first - and scored a 9.575 on theuneven bars and a 9.475 on the balance beam and vault. She added a 9.325
on the floor exercise, and placed first on each apparatus.

Chess Club 

Ski Team
The Ski Team competed in their 4th conference race on a cold windy night at Little Switz.  They raced against Marquette, Divine Savior, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha and Badger. 
The Girls Varsity team took 3rd place and the boys Varsity took 5 place.  The boys JV team finished in 2nd place with Francisco Roxas taking 3rd amongst all JV boys racers! 
Congrats to each of the racers for their effort against some very tough teams.
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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805 Cedar Street
Hartford, WI 53027