May 5, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
May Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for May are Allison Dentice and Alexander Richards. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!
Allison Dentice
Alexander Richards
Grad Grams
CONGRATULATE THE CLASS OF 2017 WITH HUHS GRAD GRAMS!  Grad Grams can be personalized with your own message to each Class of 2017 graduate!  After completing your message to the grad, Grad Grams will be compiled to form individual booklets for the grads which they will receive on graduation day!  Grad Grams are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Completed Grad Grams must be turned in to the Main Office by June 2.

Parents and community members can purchase Grad Grams in the BirdHouse or by ordering from an FBLA & DECA Officer, Michelle Kutz ( or Sara Sturm (   Click here for more information and a list of graduating seniors!

Congratulations Hartford Chronicle
Congratulations to the staff of the Hartford Chronicle.

The school's paper was awarded the Blue Ribbon at the NEWSPA Contest placing as the top high school newspaper in the state. This award looks at the writing quality in all areas, photography,  design, and coverage of events of several issues of the paper. Receiving the Blue Ribbon demonstrates the consistent high-quality work of the newspaper staff.  Nine individual awards were also given to the Chronicle staff members for their work. 

Olivia Pusch received a third place in the News Story Writing division, second place in the Sports Column division, and third place in the news Photograph division.

Kaitlyn Kerrigan placed third in the Column Writing and Open Photo divisions, and was awarded Honorable Mention in Page Design.

Kaela Greenfield earned a first place in Editorial Cartoons, Marley Kreger earned Honorable Mention in the News Story Writing, and Katie Kahn earned a third place in Feature Writing.

State Solo & Ensemble 
Congratulations to all HUHS music students who participated in State Solo and Ensemble at UW Whitewater last Saturday.  Our students performed 78 events for master adjudicators.  59 events received a rating of 1 and 19 events received a rating of 2.     
Out of all of   the  solo events that an adjudicator hears during   the  day, they choose 2 or 3 events that they felt were performed at a level beyond what can be expected for a high school student.    The  following students were nominated for an Exemplary Performance Award, Matt Becker - piano solo, Josie DeRosa - Classical Vocal Solo, Elizabeth Gonnering - Eb Clarinet Solo, Ethan Nieskes - Classical Vocal Solo, and Jordan Stanley for his Classical Vocal Solo and Music Theatre Solo.  Out of these 6 nominations, 3 received   the  award:  Matt Becker - Piano Solo and Jordan Stanley for his Classical Vocal Solo and Music Theatre Solo.  This is an exceptional accomplishment.  Congratulations to everyone!
SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference 

April 25-26 the Hartford SkillsUSA Club competed in the Wisconsin 
State Leadership and Skills Conference in Madison.  The club  had eight members place in the top three  of their contests.

Receiving Bronze:
-        Evan Thomas, Noah Jacobi and Joey Setterlun in Automated Manufacturing
-        Josh Beaudoin in Diesel Technology 
-         Noah Jacobi  in Facilithon
-        Mike Scepanski in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Receiving Silver:
-        Carlie DeBack in Photography

Receiving Gold:
-         Marissa Telderer in Extemporaneous  Speaking

Congratulations to all competitors.  You showed your skills and we are 
really proud of you.  Great Job! Thanks to our advisors, Ms. Carmen DeBack and Mr. Corey McCauley for leading this group! 
Monica Bertucci - National Stillman Kelley Award Winner 
From the Daily News...
Monica Bertucci continues to be recognized for her musical talent and creativity. 
The HUHS senior recently was named the 2017 Stillman Kelley Competition winner for Wisconsin and the national winner of the 2017 Thelma Byrum Piano Competition award.  Monica, along with her twin sister Hannah, began taking piano lessons from their mother, Karen, when they were age 5. Eventually their mother realized her daughters needed to move on to another instructor.  "They have both grown so much in their music that they both got the point where I knew they needed greater instruction than I could provide and that's when Janet (Acker) stepped in." said Karen. "Monica's growth has been phenomenal since working with Janet. She's been able to introduce her to fantastic music that she responds to."  Karen said Monica "devours music. She loves playing the piano and she loves performing.  "I'm thrilled by her accomplishments," her mother said. "I and her father (Steven) are very proud of her." 
Music is a big part Monica's life and will always be, "I find it relaxing, it relieves stress and is so enjoyable," Monica said. "But I don't plan on majoring in music when I go to college," Monica said. "I want to work to become a physician's assistant. I like helping people and music will be a part of my life forever, but my interest in science is even greater."
Click here to read the full article on Monica. 
Central Middle School - Packer Up Goodwill Donation - Update!
Central Middle School's "Good Will Donald Driver Packer' Up Challenge" wrapped up this past weekend. Check out 
this article in  the   Daily  News about  the  efforts of  the  kids at our Associate School to collect 93,000 items!  Way to go CMS!!  The winner will be announced next week and that school wil receive a visit from Packer Great, Donal Driver!
Life Skills Math Class

  The Life skills math class took a field trip this week to Junior Achievement to participate in a day-long simulation applying what they learned this semester in class about budgeting and saving to real-life scenarios.
DECA International Conference

Last week sophomore Lauren Hautala qualified to attend the International Career Development Conference along with advisor Michelle Kutz in Anaheim, CA for DECA.  Lauren was one of 14,000 students competing against students from United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Spain, and Turkey.  
Lauren was one of   the  top 200 students to compete in   the  Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.  While at   the conference Lauren took a test on hospitality and competed in one role play (case study) and then presented her ideas to a judge.  Despite   the  fact that Lauren did not make it on stage to medal in her event, fun was still had.  
Lauren and Ms. Kutz were able to do some sight seeing in LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Huntington Beach, and of course Disneyland. In addition, Lauren was able to network with other DECA students from across   the  world.
FFA State Contest
FFA CDE (career development event) teams competed at the state contest in Madison on Friday, April 28th and received gold level rankings.  
Veterinary Medicine took 6th out of 34 teams with team members Priyanka Bharadwaj (3rd Place Individual), Hannah Krell (9th), Lauren Campbell (13th) and Tiffany Griesmer.

Dairy Products took 9th out of 59 teams with team members Jesse Schmidt (40th), Erin Schmidt (46th), Chey Krell and Noelle Hegy.
Focus On Connections
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers at our Focus on Connections event and our lead planner in the BIT Department, Pat Austinson as well as Michelle Kutz, Jana Danay and Sara Sturm. The Junior class had many positive financial learning experiences throughout the process and the conversations with our local business and parent volunteers was priceless!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Rich Schmidt and his Culinary Arts 3 and 4 students for their amazing lunch spread and to Monica Glorioso and the Food Service staff for a great breakfast! Our custodial staff has also gone above and beyond in helping us to set up and take down for the event. Thank you to everyone that helped make this graduation requirement a success for our Juniors!

HUHS Chamber String Ensemble - Elevate, Inc. Annual Dinner
Members of the HUHS Orchestra performed last night as the HUHS Chamber String Ensemble at West Bend Mutual Insurance for the Elevate, Inc. Annual Dinner. It was a great event for all and supported a great mission! We are proud to support our community partners. The students had a great time and were delighted to perform and enjoy some fantastic mocktails and dinner.

LOVE>hate 5K
The mission of the LOVE>hate Project is to end violence against women. On Saturday, the group will hold its second annual 5K Run/Walk at the Hartford Union High School track with registration starting at 6:30 a.m. and the run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. The LOVE>hate Project was created by Buck Blodgett and other community members in memory of Blodgett's daughter, Jessie, who was murdered July 15, 2013, at her Hartford home. It was a crime that shocked the public and drew much of the community together to fight violence against women. Organizer Teresa Maier said 318 runners took part in last year's event. Click  here to read the full article.

Buck Blodgett holds a photo of his late daughter, Jessie, on Thursday morning at the family's home in Hartford. The second annual LOVE> hate 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday at Hartford Union High School. Blodgett started the group after his daughter was killed in 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization that hopes to make a sizable impact of ending violence against women in Washington County. John Ehlke/Daily News
Runners begin the LOVE> hate Project 5K Run/Walk on May 7 in Hartford. This year's event begins SaturdayDaily News

Hartford Rotary Club - HOST FAMILY NEEDED
Your family has the opportunity to welcome Hartford Rotary's incoming high school exchange student during the fall 2017 school semester, or alternatively during the spring semester into the summer of 2018.  Muhammad Raza, a good-natured 16-year-old competent English speaker from Indonesia, will be welcomed by the Hartford Rotary Club and Hartford-area community in late August.  He goes by "Faza", plays soccer and enjoys developing his computer skills.  He is excited about coming to Hartford and making friends with Hartford High School students, his host family, Rotarians, and members of the high school community.  Contact Rotarian Scott Helms at the High School, or Rotarians John Spielmann  (262-224-0770 ) or Ron Schlitt  (262-673-6092 ) for more information, or to ask to be a host for Faza.  

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Cabaret Night

LOVE>hate 5K Run/Walk

Booster Club Pancake Breakfast

MAY 10
Student Council Blood Drive

MAY 17 
Early Release
Senior Scholarship Night

MAY 22 
Board of Education Meeting

MAY 24
Spring Band/Orchestra Concert

MAY 26 
Student Recognition Program

MAY  29
Memorial Day - No School

MAY 30 & 31
Spring Choral Concert

School Nutrition Employee Week - May 1-5
Click here for to view the document from the Department of Public Instruction proclaiming May 1-5 "School Nutrition Employee Week".

Cabaret Night - Tonight!

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13 Reasons Why
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to provide you with information about the recently released Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.  The mini-series has gained media attention, and several professional organizations, as well as WI education groups, have raised concerns regarding its content and the message it may be sending to teens and young adults.
In the mini-series, which is based on a young adult novel released a decade ago, high school student Hannah Baker leaves behind 13 tape recordings detailing why she took her own life. Her former classmates are left to piece together Hannah's final weeks in a made-for-television mystery.
In watching the series, young people and teens could interpret the message that suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option. The show's content is extremely graphic, with disturbing scenes in each episode, which may be difficult for impressionable minds to watch and process in a healthy way.
The series includes the following shortcomings.
  • There is no mention of behavioral health and treatment options.
  • The notion of suicide is glamorized.
  • There are no examples of help-seeking by the teens portrayed in the program.
  • There are several scenes depicting serious trauma, in which the teens do not seek help or resources, including rape, bullying, alcoholism and suicide.
  • The graphic portrayal of Hannah's actual suicide was unnecessary and potentially harmful to young people facing challenges.
Please take a moment to find out if your student has read the book and/or viewed the series. If so, please use the show as an opportunity to talk about its complicated issues and open the door to create a safe atmosphere for your student to discuss his/her feelings and emotions. Although it is not recommended that students watch this series, students viewing it should have trusted, supportive adults present so that interpretation and discussion can take place along the way.  Below, please find links to two resources that can help support you in that conversation.
Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. If your student is experiencing an emergency situation and needs immediate help, please call 911.  During other critical times, your student may access support, any day, any time...
  • by calling the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433; or by calling
  • Acute Care Services  of Washington County at 262-365-6565.  
  • Life of Hope is a local organization that provides programs and resources to help people better understand the topic of suicide and can be reached at 262-429-1556 or online at 
If you have any questions, or would like more information on school-based services, please call the HUHS Student Services Department at 262-670-3214.   
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D.

District Decision and Appeals Process
Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community,
The District Administration has developed a District Decision and Appeals Process that we believe will help all of us strengthen our communication, and help students, staff, parents, and community navigate the District's system more easily.  The process was initially developed by your District Leadership Team, and then reviewed and endorsed by the Board of Education.  The District Leadership Team will continue to update the Process periodically.   A few, brief notes about the Process are in order.
  • Attached, you will find the Purposes and Guide for the Process.
  • Next, you will find the District Decision and Appeals Process.  The far left column, Areas, lists the items about which you may need to make a contact.  The remaining columns (Initial Contact, First Level Appeal, etc.) are the people you should contact - in order from left to right - to help you.  Please follow the order given.
  • The last page is the list of Descriptors/Definitions which define the terms used in the Areas (far left) column of the Process.  That should help, too.
Please let us know your thoughts and suggestions about how to improve the Process.  You should communicate with your Principal, Dan Dobner, or you may contact me directly...
Thank you for the support of our students and staff. 
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Superintendent

Health Minute
When stomach flu hits, it hits hard!  HUHS as well as local clinics and ER's are seeing an increase in cases of the stomach flu recently.  Nobody likes getting sick, but the stomach flu delivers its own brutal mix of symptoms. When it hits, it can quickly render you nonfunctional and utterly miserable. The initial stages start with chills, fever, and nausea, which transition into vomiting, diarrhea, and severe aches and pains. It's awful, and there is no cure. Stomach flu has to run its course. That said, the remedies below may provide relief from the most difficult symptoms and help get you back on your feet once the toughest phase subsides:

Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website.

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 .
Washington County Clean Sweep
Attention Parents! Washington County has asked us to inform you of an opportunity for you to dispose of Hazardous Water, Electronics & TVs, Large Household Appliances, Pharmaceutical Medicines and Used Tires.
The first collection this year will be held on  Saturday, May 6th at the: Washington County Slinger Highway Shop, 314 West Washington St., (Hwy 175), Slinger, WI 53086 ( 8:00am-Noon).
For additional information, registration brochures or details on accepted and unaccepted waste visit the website at; or stop in at the: Washington County Planning and Parks Department, Land & Water Conservation Division, 333 E. Washington St., Ste. 2300, West Bend, WI 53095 or call  262-335-4808 to have the information mailed.

Click here to view the flyer.
Class of 2017 - Important dates
This form  is for any Senior who has received a scholarship (including BEST/Hartford Foundation). Students who have received more than one scholarship should fill this form out for each scholarship they receive. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Scholarship Evening on May 17th from 7-8 p.m. in Drama Lecture. It is extremely important that student's RSVP is accurate, as scholarship donors may be attending and plan on meeting their recipient on May 17.

Below is a link to a scholarship form that all seniors are to fill out if they have received ANY scholarships.  Please read the directions on the form and follow it exactly as stated. There is also information regarding the 2017 Scholarship Night.  Thank you for filling this out and we look forward to seeing many of you May 17th !  

(The cut-off for getting information on to the scholarship form is May 10th.)  

Graduation Tickets will be distributed starting Thursday May 18.  
Graduation tickets for the ceremony will be available at the Receptionist desk (During resource, before and/or after school).  Graduates must present an ID before tickets can be issued.  Each graduate will receive (7) seven tickets for the graduation ceremony and the graduate does not required a ticket for the ceremony SENIOR SURVEY MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE TICKETS

Talk with your classmates to see if they have any to spare or if they need extras.
LOVE>hate 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run

The 2nd Annual LOVE>hate 5K Run/Walk will be held  Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Click  here to register online -or-  Download this registration form and drop off at Hartford Union High School.

LiFE OF HOPE Welcomes Dr. Thomas Joiner
Why do people die by suicide? People from every walk of LiFE experience depression and a sense of hopelessness, many severely. Why, then, do some choose to end their lives by suicide and others do not? What leads a person with thoughts of suicide to take action? Gain insight from one of the most highly respected researchers in the field of suicidology. JOIN US ON  MONDAY, MAY 8th for the 2nd Annual LiFE OF HOPE Suicide Prevention Education Forum featuring Dr. Thomas Joiner.

WHERE: West Bend High School Auditorium - 1305 E. Decorah Road, West Bend

WHEN:  Monday, May 8th  |   6:15pm - 9:00pm

WHAT: Doors open and Community Resources* available to all attendees |  6:15pm - 7:00pm
Dr. Joiner program starts |  7:00pm - 8:00pm
Q & A starts |  8:00pm - 8:30pm
Meet & Greet |  8:30pm - 9:00pm

HOW: Attendance is FREE (seating is limited)
Large groups are encouraged to call  (262) 429-1556 for reserved seating 
*Community Resources will be available, featuring area organizations who support a similar at-risk community. 

Student Services

We are proud to announce that Mike Corrie, HUHS School Psychologist, has been selected as our new Director of Student Services.  Please join us in congratulating Mike on this promotion and achievement.  Mike will lead the newly formed Student Services Department, which is comprised of Special Education (Teachers and Paraprofessionals), Counseling (Counselors, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Language Therapist, Receptionist), and Health Technician.  The recommendation to approve and appoint Mike in this leadership position will be made to the Board at its Regular May 22 Meeting.
Congratulations, Mike!


This form is for any Senior who has received a scholarship (including BEST/Hartford Foundation). Students who have received more than one scholarship should fill this form out for each scholarship they receive. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Scholarship Evening on May 17th from 7-8 p.m. in Drama Lecture. It is extremely important that student's RSVP is accurate, as scholarship donors may be attending and plan on meeting their recipient on May 17.

Below is a link to a scholarship form that all seniors are to fill out if they have received ANY scholarships.  Please read the directions on the form and follow it exactly as stated. There is also information regarding the 2017 Scholarship Night.  Thank you for filling this out and we look forward to seeing many of you May 17th !  

(The cut-off for getting information on to the scholarship form is May 10th.)  

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 . 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:  
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.
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Spring Savings!
Coaches VS Cancer Recognition
Recently, the HUHS VS Slinger, Coaches VS Cancer Football Game was recognized as the top fundraiser in the state, raising $14,234, the next highest fundraiser was $7,363. What a great accomplishment for a great cause! 
Zickert zooms-  Forward's goal barrage continues in 4-0 victory
Hartford Union's Megan Zickert has become a major threat to opposing defenses on the soccer pitch.  In the Orioles' last five games, the senior forward has tallied 10 goals.  She continued her hot stretch by notching a pair of goals during a 4-0 road victory against West Bend East on Thursday. It improved the Orioles to 3-1 in Wisconsin Little Ten play.  "Megan has always shot well, but now she has more pop on the ball," Martin said. "She works hard and her teammates are finding her better, putting the ball on her feet."  Hartford (6-5-1, 3-1 WLT) has posted four wins in its last fives games - the only loss coming to Oconomowoc on April 27, 1-0. On April 25, Zickert had three goals in an 8-0 victory, then scored one against Oshkosh West on April 28 in a 2-0 victory. She tallied four more goals in a 10-0 victory against Wisconsin Lutheran on Tuesday "I'm getting more confident in my turns," Zickert said. "I'm turning off the ball well and getting quick shots . Click   here  to read full article

Hartford Union's Megan Zickert, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal in the first half Thursday against West Bend East in West Bend. John Ehlke/Daily News
Congratulations to Megan for being chosen as the HUHS Athlete of the Month for April!   Way to go Megan!

Football Parent/Player  Meeting
Football Parent/Player
Organizational Meeting
May 15th 6:00pm-8:00pm
in the HUHS Field House
Attention Girls Interested in Field Hockey Next Year!
If you are interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please contact Head Coach David Wiley at  262-853-0046  or email at   regarding summer camp and fall tryouts.
In the News:  Boys Tennis
Boys Tennis participated in the Washington County Invitational this past Saturday.  Click here to read the full article in the Daily
HUHS Booster Club Pancake Breakfast


The Booster Club is hosting it's first annual all you can eat pancake breakfast. Sunday, May 7th in the HUHS cafeteria. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Athletic Office starting Monday, April 10thwith either cash or check. Purchase price is $8.00 or $10.00 on the day of the event. We will be serving pancakes and sausage from 8:30-11:00 with a short recognition ceremony of some student athletes and their achievements including scholarships earned from Booster Club and H Club. Make it an early Mother's Day event and surprise mom a week early! Come out and support the Booster Club and our student athletes.  If you can't make it to the breakfast but would like to make a donation, that can also be submitted to the Athletic Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Meinberg via email at

 Gridiron Golf Outing

WFCA Football Game
Please join the Hartford community in congratulating HUHS Seniors Quintin Meinerz and Ryan Zuern, who will represent Hartford in the 2017 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) Annual All Star Game.  The All Star games are on  July 15 and 16 in Oshkosh.  We are proud of these excellent young men, and cheer them on as they represent what is Hartford's best!

The WFCA and Children's Hospital have teamed up for this event.   Each participating player is asked to fund raise $750.00 for children in need at Children's Hospital.  Quinn and Ryan ask for your support.  The fundraising can be done in any of several ways.

  1. Local businesses can purchase advertising space in the game program.  There will be thousands of people at the games, and the program is a large one, highlighting the athletes and sponsors.  Follow the link below for directions and information, or email jbuss@chw.org
  2. Individuals/businesses can donate to one or both our Oriole athletes through the following links.
    1. Link to Quinn's fundraising page:
    2.  Link to Ryan's fundraising page:
  3. Donations close on Friday, May 5.
Did we mention that 100% of all donations go to Children's Hospital, and donations are tax deductible?  They are!
Let's support Quinn and Ryan, and show our Oriole Pride!
Thank you!

Coaching Positions
Assistant Girls Golf Coach
Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Assistant Boys Cross Country Coach
Head Cheerleading Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
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Hartford, WI 53027