Hartford Union High School District      March 15 , 2019
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AP Exam Registration was due March 15. All AP exam payments are due to Student Services by Friday, March 22. If the payment is not handed in by March 22, students will not be registered for the AP exams. 
Day of Service Chaperones and work sites needed!  
Apply by May 1st.

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 day.  huhscommserv@huhs.org
Board Painting!
Get your craft on and help support the Hartford FFA Alumni as they support the Hartford FFA at their board painting event on Sunday May 5th. More information and sign up  HERE. Thank you for all your support of our programs and students!
Dear HUHS Community,
We want you to know that it's been exciting to see the high-quality candidates that HUHS has attracted for the Superintendent position! Our HUHS Board would like to provide you with an update and ask for your participation. 
Here is a brief summary of where we are in the search.
  • We had close to 40 candidates apply for the position.
  • 9 candidates were interviewed by the Board last week.
  • The Board has chosen 4 semi-finalists for second-round interviews in Closed Session on Tuesday, March 19th (see below).
  • 2 candidates from the 4 semi-finalists will be selected and will return on March 21st to participate in...
    • sessions with the District Leadership Team; 
    • school District community forums (including students, staff, parents, residents, etc.); and 
    • final interviews with the Board.
We are asking you to come together as a school district community on March 21st to be a part of the process. It can be a powerful experience to hear the questions of others and witness candidates' responses together. There will be an opportunity for attendees to submit feedback on each of the finalists. The Board will then review all feedback at the end of the evening, as part of the decision-making process. A specific schedule and details for March 21 will be published in the next few days, so please be on the lookout for it and consider participating. 
Thank you for being a part of our HUHS community and supporting the process for finding our next Superintendent! 
Tracy Hennes, HUHS Board of Education, President
Four Superintendent Candidate Semi-Finalists
  • Stephen T. Plank, Principal, Middleton High School, Middleton-Cross Plains School District
  • Ronald D. Russ, Superintendent, Merton Community School District
  • Ralph Schlass, Principal, West Bend West High School, West Bend School District
  • Jeffrey A. Walters, Principal, Kettle Moraine High School, Kettle Moraine School District
Meet The School Board Candidates on the April 2nd Election Ballot!  Click on any name to be directed to the website to read each candidate's statements.  New statements will be be posted every week.

                               Adam Majerus                    
Craig Westfall         Rachel Rosenthal Garza          Tina Pridemore      
College And Career Fair!
Wednesday HUHS hosted a College and Career Fair that was attended by almost 300 juniors and many parents. 
A huge shout out to all the businesses/colleges/ universities/trades/military that volunteered their time to connect with our students about the importance of preparing for life after high school! 

Bryant & Stratton College, Carroll University, Carthage College, Concordia University-WI, George Williams College, GPS Education Partners, Lakeland University, Lawrence University, Marian University,  Moraine Park Tech College, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee    School of Engineering, N.C.R. Council of Carpenters, Paul Mitchell The School, St. Norbert College, UW - Eau Claire, UW - Green Bay, UW - La Crosse, UW - Madison, UW - Milwaukee, UW - Oshkosh, UW - Parkside, UW - Platteville, UW - Stevens Point, UW - Stout, UW - Whitewater, Vici Beauty School, WC Fire Training Officers Assoc., Wisconsin Lutheran College, WI Operating Engineers Training, Youth Apprenticeship, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, ASQ Milwaukee Section, Aurora Health Care, Culver's of Hartford, Dept. of Natural Resources, DWD Vocational Rehabilitation, Dynamic Light Photography, First Bank Financial Centre, Froedtert Health, Hartford Dental Group, Hartford Finishing, Hartford Fire & Rescue, Hartford Police Department, Hartford Parks & Recreation, Hartford Area Schools, Helgesen Industries, INSPIRE Washington County, John Casablancas Acting/Modeling, Kapco Metal Stamping, Kettle Moraine YMCA,  Maysteel Industries, MCR Services, Menasha Packaging, MGS Mfg. Group, Midwest Food & Tobacco, Mid-State Equipment, Quad, Serigraph, Server Products, Steel Craft Corporation, Sycamore Tree Childcare, Sysco Eastern WI, Thomas Orthodontics, Willer Tool Corporation, Wisconsin State Patrol, and  Wondra Construction.

We very much appreciate the following individuals for leading our Break Out Sessions: Triena Bodart, Kari Erickson, Cathy Hesprich, Johnathan Friess, Darci Boettcher, Jon Grob, Jacob Fendt, Kelly Wendorf, Julie Matznick, Wendy Becker, Rose Nelson, Nicole Flanagan, Tina Jordan and Luke Hesprich. 

Thanks to all for all you do for our students!

Instrument Demonstration at Sycamore Tree
Wednesday, March 13, several senior Symphonic Band students took their instruments to Sycamore Tree Child Care in Hartford to show their preschool students.  For some of the children, this was the first time they had seen these instruments!  This was also an opportunity for some of our students who are pursuing music in their post-high school studies to experience working with children.  A fantastic time was had by all!

Cordelia Schieble earned a perfect score of 200 on her math exam in GEDO2 (which has never happened before in school history that I am aware of).  S tudents who score 175-200  have demonstrated skills that could qualify them for up to three college credits in math (depending on the school they choose to attend). These scores are equivalent to the top 1-8% of the national average of graduating high school seniors.

Hartford Union High School senior Erin Schmitz, 18, holds fellow senior and Best Buddy partner Alyssa Jochem, 21, as she leans in to look at another class on their walk to Jochem's class Monday morning at the school in Hartford. This is the first year the Best Buddies program is being offered at the high school. Hartford is only the second high school in Washington County to have a chapter of the Best Buddies program.
Best Buddies - Club blossoming friendships in Hartford

Hartford Union High School started its own chapter of Best Buddies, a club celebrating 30 years of matching those with an intellectual or developmental disability to those without to create a closer friendship.  The four officers and two dozen students and staff advisors paired with almost 50 buddies, with each match communicating at least once a week, participating in chapter events and meeting each other outside of school.  Secretary Erin Schmitz said she joined because she wants to be a special education teacher and to make everyone feel included.  Toward the end of the first event, she got a text from the buddy's mom asking for a picture of them all together, Schmitz said, because it was the first time she had hung out with anybody.  "That really opened my eyes because she's 21; she should be able to have friends, just like us, she should be able to go hang out with people, just like us," she said. "I shared it to let them know what being a friend is capable of doing."  All interested students complete surveys to match them with their buddy, a decision made by the board and its advisors, Schmitz said. So far, matches have been fairly successful and friendships have already begun.  One match had lunch together over the weekend and shared their fun over social media, and each pair has found their own ways to connect, helped in part by the surveys and a closeness in age.  "We tried to match sophomores and  freshmen with the younger buddies so they have the next three or two years to grow with them, and can participate the next few years," Schmitz said. "My buddy is 21 and I'm 18 so we're both graduating this year," Schmitz said.  Click HERE   for the full article.
Teacher, Jamie Lauer, has been chosen as research fellow for the RET program. Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is an intensive professional development program where teachers work at the UW-Madison campus in a MRSEC laboratory daily for seven weeks.   As a fellow, teachers will work under the direction of a principal investigator (PI) along with postdoctoral and graduate student mentors from the PI's lab and gain hands-on experience doing cutting-edge research and use the tools, language, and practices of science while designing learning activities for the classroom. The program includes a $6,000 stipend and a $500 supplies budget to develop the classroom activity.
Not only will Jamie learn about the lab, their research goals, and their methods, she will also collaborate with other fellows both from Wisconsin and from Puerto Rico. The program will collaborate with research partners to design and develop an activity for the classroom that is inspired by the research happening in the lab. Jamie will take part in research meetings, seminars from renowned researchers, and outreach events that will enable her to test the activities before bringing them into the classroom. After the program, she will implement the activities she designed in her own classes at HUHS. The MRSEC staff will continue to work with Jamie in her classrooms to document and evaluate the project's effectiveness. Activities that work in the classroom will be made available to other teachers through MRSEC websites and initiatives.
The 2019 RET program will include the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico from July 29 to Aug 2 for a capstone week experience with their partners at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. During capstone week, RET participants will meet with teachers from the RET program in Puerto Rico, present their projects, and tour educational sites around the island. All capstone week expenses will be covered by the Wisconsin MRSEC.
The process involved an application where she answered several questions about her current science practice in the classroom in addition to reviewing her resume. She elaborated on activities she designed for the classroom and wrote a personal statement about why she wanted to participate in the program. 

Jaime had this to say about applying:
"In a way I have had two lives and I love combining my old experience, working in a  research lab , into the classroom.  In addition, I am very interested in the material science sector of chemistry and engineering after attending a few seminars at various science conferences so I was very honest about my weak background in that subject area.  My goal is to bring the passion of science to everyone in my classroom." 
Ultimately I applied to make myself a better teacher and become a student again.  Teaching science is about being dynamic, possessing a willingness to change with new ideas or developments and always bringing new things into the classroom.  My other motivation was to change roles from teacher to student in the lab.  The idea of working in a cutting edge research lab at Madison was motivating.
When I was offered the position, they told me that I had a very strong application.    While I can't say with certainty what made me a strong candidate, I believe my past experience in the research lab and my willingness to always try new approaches in the classroom helped me stand out.  Some examples of this are the fact that we have been working with UW-Madison's chemistry department with our crystal contest for the past five years. I completed an educational fellowship last year through UW-Madison's Education department and I worked with Mark Arnholt helping Marquette pilot a protein purification process for high school students."  
Our Teachers Leading!
Kathy Abraham, Jamie  Lauer and Kathleen McClain presented at the annual  WSST (Wisconsin Society of Science Teacher) conference at the  Monona Terrace in Madison last weekend.  Their presentation was called AP Carnivals and High Interest Days:  How to increase science engagement with unique activities.  It was a packed room with over 40 different science teachers from around the state in attendance. They were highlighting several unique experiences that were developed at HUHS.   In addition to presenting, the three teachers, along with physics teacher Amanda Marshall attended many different science teaching strategy  sessions over the 3 day conference.  All of them have come back with a wealth of new knowledge and are excited to put it into practice into their own classrooms.  

In addition, Jamie  Lauer was awarded this year's Founder's Grant in the amount of $1000.  The grant can be used towards professional development.  Jamie's action research project involves looking at the gap in skills from AP chemistry to college chemistry.   The plan is to find out where major content gaps are between the College Board requirements and standard first year course requirements in addition to looking at lab skills that the professors see as strong and weak.   She plans on meeting with numerous first year chemistry professors around the state to develop a working document for all chemistry teachers around the state to utilize.   She will be required to report back to  WSST on her research data and present it at next year's conference. 

It's that time of year again!

HUHS Educator of the Year call for Nominations! 

The boys basketball team has a limited about of extra  Gold  cards available for purchase at a reduced price of $10! 
Please see or contact coach McKenna at  kevin.mckenna@huhs.org if interested!

See Mrs. Schmitt in the attendance office to order a t-shirt
H-Club's 10th Annual 5K/1 mile run/walk 
Shamrock Shuffle!
Saturday March 16th
Medals for the top 5 male and top 5 female finishers in each race and also a prize to the best dressed. Register form  
100% of the proceeds go toward our senior scholarship fund.
Race sponsors wanted! See HERE  for details.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 , Hartford Union High School will be hosting a Focus on Connections Event - a financial simulation for 
all HUHS Junior students.   Based upon individual career selections researched in class, students will each receive a paycheck consistent with their career choice and will be responsible for making financial decisions regarding typical monthly living expenses.  The "reality check" for many students is the realization of the expenses their salary will or will not meet.
For this event, we need many business and community volunteers helping us simulate the most realistic day possible, and we would also love to have parent volunteers of Juniors. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Would be willing to help?
The event runs from 7:00 AM until 2:30 PM. You could help in the morning (7:00 AM - 10:30 AM) or afternoon (11:00 AM - 2:30 PM) or for the entire day. Any help would be much appreciated.

Please contact  beth.hermann@huhs.org if this is something you would be willing to do and I will give you more information about this event. You may email me or call 262-670-3208.
We would really appreciate any help you are able to provide!
ATTN: Current sophomores & juniors interested in a career in the health field.

Froedtert is offering a Healthcare Career Academy for eight students this summer at the St. Joseph's Hospital Campus.  This is a two week event from 8:00 am - noon starting Monday July 8 through Friday July 19.  

Students will have the opportunity to get hands on experience in numerous medical departments, including surgery, dietetics, imaging, cancer center, cardiac rehab, ICU, birthing, and more.  Students will attend a department training/expectation meeting right away and then spend the rest of the morning in a specific department/area gaining real-world experience.  

Students are required to attend ALL days of the 2-week rotation.

If interested or if you have any questions see one of the PLTW Science teachers (Mr. Arnholt, Ms. Axford, Ms. McClain) or Mr. Duhr.  Applications may be picked up from one of the PLTW teachers or in Mr. Duhr's Office.

Specific timelines, expectations and process details are listed on the applications.

Applications are due to Mr. Duhr (office right outside of the Library) no later than 3:00 pm on Monday March 11.

The top candidates will be scheduled for a brief interview the week of March 18th during Resource/after school in order to pick the top eight candidates and three alternates. 
Student Services
Seniors Attending a University of Wisconsin School in the Fall
After students are admitted to a UW campus, they are invited to participate in Regional Placement Testing.  Students find out their appropriate level of math, English, and foreign language to begin in college as a result of taking the tests.
Students register online  for Regional Placement Testing beginning February 1. Regional Placement Testing allows students to take the test close to where they live so they don't need to travel to the campus they'd like to attend. Also, students need to register for only one placement test even if they have been admitted to different UW campuses or if they change their mind about which UW campus to attend. All UW campuses have access to each student's scores.
Students should be intentional when selecting a site and date. Students can change or cancel their registrations. However, it's often difficult to do so because popular sites fill quickly and changing is impossible after registration deadlines pass.
There are two options for taking the placement tests. Students may register for paper exams or computer-based exams. The exams, questions, and timing are the same, although there are additional fees for the computer-based exam. The computer-based exam provides an on-screen scientific calculator-no other calculator will be allowed during the computer-based exam.
A driver's license, state-issued ID, passport, or high school ID containing name and photo may serve as the student's identification at the testing site.
This is the schedule for testing day (all times are approximate):
Seating, orientation, and math testing
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
English testing 
10:10 - 11:50 a.m.
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dismissal of those not taking a foreign language test, followed by foreign language testing
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Placement test scores are shared with students when they participate in their summer orientation and registration session. It's important for students to take the placement tests in the spring so that the results are ready for summer registration, since some campuses do not allow students to register for classes until they can see the test results.

The Wisconsin Lions Camp        
The camp is looking for campers and staff to join them this summer. Staff applications available are for counselors, program specialists, healthcare staff, counselors-in-training, and volunteers. Applications, camp schedule, and information are all available at:   www.wisconsinlionscamp.com

Health Careers Summer Camp
Health Careers Summer Camps in your area will have their applications open up online starting today,   March 1st!  These two camps are sponsored by the Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Lakeshore Health Care Alliance, and the Fox Valley Health Care Alliance. The applications will be available on the NEWAHEC website [ www.newahec.org ]. The first camp is in the Fox Valley Area, students will be housed on the UW-Oshkosh campus. The second camp will be in the Sheboygan/Manitowoc area, and students will be housed at Silver Lake College. All campers will be exposed to health care professionals and academic institutions from both areas. The camps are 5 days long, and allow students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of being a health professional. The camps are for any students entering 11th-12th grade along with new high school graduates. Applications will be   due May 3rd   for both camps. Any questions please contact Brenda Birringer  (920) 652-0238  brendab@newahec.org       Camp Flyer   
Health Services

Claire's has a recall of cosmetics commonly used by teens.  Please see recall notice HERE

Do you take Losartan (Cozaar) for high blood pressure or kidney disease?  See recall here  

Please Read important information on Pertussis

2019 Flu Information and Guide for Parents -  Flu season is again upon us.  Here are some guidelines for you about the flu including prevention, symptoms, treatments and other information provided by the CDC.   

Is it a cold or is it the flu, here is a helpful video for you:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PZLc6Ys1fQ

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.

Attention Seniors: EVER Y student at HUHS has health/immunization records in the Health Office located in the Attendance Office.  Because you are graduating, HUHS no longer needs these records and you will need them for college, jobs or travel. 
Please be sure to stop in to the Health Office to pick up your records as soon as possible.  Get a treat while supplies last!

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.  Upcoming test dates for the 2018-2019 school year are:
                   April 13, 2019                 June 8, 2019                     July 13, 2019
In This Issue
Quick Links
Calendar of Events
MAR 16 - Shamrock Shuffle
 - Trivia Night

MAR 20 - School Board Candidates Forum

MAR 21 - Superintendent Candidates Forum

MAR 25 - School Board Meeting

MAR 25-29 - Spring Break

APR 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences

APR 10 - Talent Show

APR 15 - School Board Meeting

APR 19 & 22 - No School
Reminder on School Bus Safety!
Open Positions
Substitute Teachers
2018-2019 Testing Dates
Make-Up ACT WorkKeys - April 3
ACT April 13
ACT Aspire -  April 24th  (9+10 grade)
AP Testing -  May 6-17
ACT - June 8
ACT - July 13
Spread the Word Campaign!

Parent Education and Support  Flyer


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.
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
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!  

 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

The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) is proud to announce the recipients of the 7th annual "Team Academic All-State" award, established to recognize high school golf teams with the highest 'team' grade point averages ('team' is defined as the five golfers on the roster for the girls' fall 2018 WIAA regional tournament).  The three teams with the highest cumulative team GPA in each division (1 & 2) are being recognized with gold, silver, and bronze medals for each student-athlete, and their schools will receive a certificate to note this accomplishment.  Schools with at least a 3.25 team GPA will receive a certificate acknowledging honorable mention status.
Hartford Union High School achieved Second Place in 1
Members of the team include:
Brooke Sill     Kenna DeRosa     Lilly Betts
Amanda Ruona     Sophia Christianson

Congrats Maddy Sieczkowski on committing to play basketball at UW Whitewater next year!

Congrats Taylor Ohm on committing to play volleyball at UW Platteville next year!

Congrats Mya Tomashek on signing with Michigan Tech to play soccer next year!
Congrats to our Athletic Trainer Bryana Kudek on receiving the Wisconsin Athletic Service Award. Thanks for great care of our athletes!!

Congrats to the following girls tennis players who were recognized by the WHSTCA - All State Academic Team. Olivia Carroll, Eliana Heyse, Casidy Horst and Emily Rohloff. Keep up the great work in the classroom and on the court!!

Congrats to Thomas Kellicut who was recognized by the WHSTCA - All State Academic Team. Keep up the great work in the classroom and on the court!! Good luck this spring.
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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Hartford, WI 53027