January 27, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
January Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for January are Frances Duffek and Anna Hermann. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!


Frances Duffek   
   Anna Hermann

We The People
Congratulations to our We the People team and teacher Mr. Pete Meinberg for their outstanding performance at the state competition.
Submitted by Mr. Meinberg:
The State Qualifiers for HUHS traveled to Madison on Saturday, January 21st and should be proud of their efforts. 
HUHS consists of sophomore AP US Government students, freshly studying constitutional law this year, competing against juniors and seniors who have already taken high school American government or history classes. 
They spent their day having small-group interactions with prominent historians, attorneys, prosecutors, congressional staff, and academicians.
It is the type of experience they might not have again until they are deep into their collegiate life, and they were impressively poised in answering direct questions.
Congratulations to:
Unit 1- Jenna Cusack, Mackenzie Gagan, Grace Herrmann, Meagan Weiss, Allie Wucak
Unit 2- Ted Colwell, Miranda Parker, Emily Pomerenke, Lucas Simon, Sophia Stingl, Jushua Stortz
Unit 3- Julia Brown, Veronica Duffek, Ethan Giroux, Mackenzie Larson, William McGrath, Jacob Pepin
Unit 4- Matt Becker, Gabriel Hoffmann, Kayla Okla, Evan Staton, Tate Stoeckmann, Mitch Worman
Unit 5- Greta DeMeuse, Katarina Derse, Jacob Loosen, Carley Skaalen, Viktoria Tadlock, Rachel Zuern
Unit 6- Cassidy Benson, Lauren Hautala, Marley Kreger, Ardi Muqaj, Anna Kregel, Kaylee Ojala

Math Club - Middle School Math Meet
On Monday, January 23rd, the Math Club students administered the 7th annual MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH MEET. Thank you to our 40 high school students who came in on their day off of school, the Math Meet was a great success! Approximately 225 middle school students from Central, Erin, Friess Lake, HNR, and Richfield attended the meet, with the following results. Congratulations to everyone who participated and thanks for attending!

8th grade Individual:
1st place (28/30 points)
* Ethan Brehmer (Erin)
* Logan Malisko (Erin)
* Josh Weiss (Erin)
2nd place (26/30 points)
* Valerie Biddulph (Central)
* RJ Pouzar (Central)
3rd place (24/30 points) 
* Grace Nelson (Friess Lake)

8th Grade Teams:
1st Place Team- Erin Team 2 (Alek Anderson, Ethan Brehmer, Logan Malisko, Olivia Otto, Josh Weiss, Leah Weiss)
2nd Place Team- Central Team 2 (Valerie Biddulph, Ben Einwalter, Zander Fluhr, Holden Glass, RJ Pouzar)

7th grade Individual:
1st place (27/30 points)
* Carter Stommel (HNR)
2nd place (25/30 points)
* Noelle Hermann (Erin)
* Tony Cirillo (Richfield)
* Sydney Gifford (Richfield)
3rd place (24/30 points) 
* Henry Noyes (Richfield)

7th Grade Teams:
1st Place Team- Friess Lake Team 3 (Nathaniel Monty, Cody Nicpon, Tyler Oman, Jacob Teske)
2nd Place Team- Richfield Team 2 (Jesse Propst, Brandon Donohue, Sydney Gifford, Izzy Horwath, Henry Noyes, Morgan Rogacki)

6th grade Individual:
1st place (30/30 points)
* Mary Becker (Central)
2nd place (27/30 points)
* Eric Ott (Central)
* Nolan Gumz (Richfield)
3rd place (25/30 points) 
* Amber Rose (Erin)
* Anna Pierce (Richfield)

6th Grade Teams:
1st Place Team- Richfield Team 2 (Jon Brown, Brycen Dumke, Molly Gapinski, Bradin Luedke, Kyra Peterson, Anna Pierce)
2nd Place Team- Richfield Team 1 (Jamison Duerhing, Elliot Jakus, Aryan Kalluvila, Evan Medla, Adam Tuinstra)

Flower Sale

Winter Dance
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

HUHS Showcase - February 1, 6-8pm


Best Part of My Job

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Snowed In At The Movies

HUHS Showcase

No School for Students

Winter Dance

Board of Education Meeting - 5:45pm

Mid Winter Band Concert

Stu-Co Blood Drive

Mid Winter Choral Concert
Ovations - District Newsletter

The Oriole Ovations newsletter should be reaching all area residents very shortly. We are extremely excited about this issue, as it is our first full-color issue, and we worked with Quad Graphics in Hartford to create and mail the issue.

The District Newsletters can be found on our website under  Be Informed - Publications
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. 
HUHS District Study Article
A recent study by a private company of the Hartford Union High School District details some of the district's strengths, but also some of the district's challenges.  The study, completed by former school administrators Keith Fuchs and Jack Linehan of School Exec Connect, was discussed by the HUHS Board of Education earlier this week. The report came about after the Board decided to seek information about growth and progress in the district.  "The Board wanted key stakeholders to participate in a conversation to discuss the level of community support for the current direction of the school district and to provide guidance to the board in their leadership roll," said the report's executive summary. Click  here  to read the full article.

A person walks to the entrance of Hartford Union High School on Wednesday afternoon. The showcase for the high school is scheduled for Feb. 1John Ehlke/Daily News
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.

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 next week and due at the end of February.
Health Minute
National  Wear Red Day®  is  Friday, February 3, 2017

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

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

More Information can be found at:  screenagersmovie.com

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

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

Snowed In At The Movies

Students can still participate by signing up at the theater.  
Click here to download permission slip
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.
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
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

2017-2018 Course Registration
Information on the 2017-18 course registration process will be coming towards the end of January Involve.  Please watch for this!

PSAT Results
Students who took the PSAT had an interpretation session on January 27 during Resource.  Test booklets and paper copies of test results were distributed at that time and an overview of how to interpret the score reports was presented.  

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 during Resource period the following dates for the 2016-17 school year:

February 2
April 6
Badger Boys/Girls State Program 
Does your student have an interest in government and citizenship?  Do they display qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, and participate in co-curricular activities?  Consider the Badger Boys or Girls State Program.  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   
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/ 
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Washington County Athletes of the Week

JOSH MUCH,  Hartford Junior
The guard averaged 18.5 points as the Orioles went 1-1 with a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference win at West Bend West. In  Saturday's 71-61 win, Much contributed 17 points, four rebounds a steal and a block. He scored 20 on
 Tuesday in a 70-51 loss.

JALEN SPUHLER, Hartford Freshman 
The 113-pounder went 6-0 last week with six pins. He pinned Noah Petraske in a dual against Wisconsin Lutheran  on Thursday, then collected five pins at  Saturday's Zelinksi Duals in Whitnall.

Dance Competition
The HUHS Dance Team performed in the Midwest Dance Fest held  Saturday at the high school.  The girls were among the 600 dancers who performed!  They did an amazing job with their Varsity Pom and Varsity Hip Hop routines.

Competing in the Solo Division were sophomore Anna Kregel and freshman Chloe Grusynski, with Chloe bringing home a 3rd place finish in the 9th Grade Solo Division.

Competing in the Duet Division were the team of Anna Kregel and Sierra Moscow and the team of Marissa Tenderer and Emma Kujawa, with Anna and Sierra bringing home a 3rd place finish in the Senior Duet Division.

Congratulations to the HUHS Dance Team!

Boys Basketball Victory
Hartford Union scored the most points in game this season since a loss in its season opener.  Nine players scored for the Orioles in a 71-61 Wisconsin Little Ten road victory against West Bend West on Friday "We finally saw some shots go through the net," Hartford coach Ben Hoffmann said. "It was different guys hitting shots, inside and out."  It marks just the second time the Orioles (2-12, 2-5 WLT) reached the 70-point mark. The Orioles lost 10173 to start the season.  Hartford's other conference win came two weeks ago against  Watertown - 66-45. Click here to read full article. 

Hartford Union forward Logan Ketelhut contests the shot of West Bend West guard Mitch Johnson in the first half of a game Friday night in West Bend. The Orioles won, 71-61.  John Ehlke/Daily News

Boys Swim Relay Invite

Saturday saw the return of the Hartford Relays Invite, and it began with a high energy swim.
1st race. 1st place. 400 Medley Relay won by our fast four - Santiago - Cory - Jeromy - Jordan

Way to swim!

More Boys Swimming News
Hartford Union's lone win came from freshman Santiago Cloud, who claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:57.26.  It was a new personal-best time for him. Teammates Jordan Christnovich (50 freestyle), Jeromy Lofy (200 IM) and Cory Maxwell (100 butterfly) recorded personal-best in their respective events, as well.  Coach Marcie Norton noted her team knew what it was up against, and was "proud of the fact that they made West Bend work to earn their places in the races I knew would be close match ups."  "We've been tightening up every detail we can," she added. "and trying to get them to get out of their heads and just swim as they know how to swim."   Click here to read full article

Hartford Union's Santiago Cloud competes in the 200-yard freestyle Thursday during a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference dual against the West Bend co-op in Hartford.  Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
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
Head Boys Volleyball
Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach
Boys Golf Assistant
Girls Soccer Assistant 
Head Girls Cross Country Coach
JV2 Boys Soccer Coach
Assistant Competitive Dance Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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