November 11, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
DAR Good Citizen Award

Chloe Christiaansen has been selected as the HUHS DAR Good Citizen for the Class of 2017.  Chloe was nominated by the faculty and selected by her peers for exhibiting the characteristics of a DAR Good Citizen: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  This honor includes a scholarship opportunity; Chloe's application and essay will be submitted to the local DAR Chapter for consideration.  Congratulations on your achievement Chloe!
November Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for November are Hailey Klink and Hannah Weibel. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Hailey Klink           Hannah Weibel

WSMA (Wisconsin State Music Association) State Honors 
Congratulations to our HUHS music students who participated in the WSMA State Honors Concerts on October 27th.  These students were selected by audition from thousands of top music students throughout Wisconsin last February to participate in these honors ensembles.  We are proud of Ella Justman - Orchestra, Brendan Anderson - Band, Andrew Stowe - Band, Josie DeRosa - Treble Choir, Madeline Hoxworth - Treble Choir, Robert Capps - Mixed Choir, and Ethan Nieskes - Mixed Choir

Student Council Donation

Student Council presented the monetary donation from the Powderpuff charity event to June Krueger from the Hartford Food Pantry. Student Council collected over 900 canned goods the evening of the event.  Through gate and participation fees, Student Council raised $2125.35 for a monetary donation in addition to the canned foods.  Also pictured Co-Presidents Chloe Christiaansen and Stephanie Lane, as well as Powderpuff Committee Chairs Miranda Parker and Britney Lane.
AP Biology 
First period AP Biology is back at it this week  building models and recording videos to explain all the details of a neural impulse.   Many groups are using analogies to compare to neuron structure and function such as a golf swing playing the piano or playing the guitar.

Coaches Vs. Cancer Raised Over $12,000

The 6th Annual Hartford vs. Slinger "Coaches vs Cancer" football game this year was another huge success raising $12,605 for the American Cancer Society. Event coordinators presented American Cancer Society representative Liz Pape with the check  on Wednesday Night. Hartford won the game 38-21 and will display the traveling trophy in the Athletic Office.
Pictured from L-R: Slinger AD Mike Daniels, Deb Martola, Liz Pape, JeanineNeitzel,  Katie Schellinger and Hartford AD Scott Helms.
FBLA  National Fall Leadership Conference
From November 4-5, 2016 FBLA students traveled to Milwaukee to attend the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference.  The two day national conference included a tour of the Harley Davidson Museum (where students were able to hear how the company has evolved from the early 1900s to today), industry speakers, and leadership workshops.  Students also heard messages from Harriet Turk and Randy Fox, who encouraged the students to lead positive lives.  Members who attended this conference also had the opportunity to network with FBLA members from across the nation, as students from as far as New Jersey attended the conference in Milwaukee! The students are looking forward to bringing their newly developed leadership skills and ideas back to our local FBLA & DECA chapter!

Holiday River Walk
Come check out our marching band in the Christmas Parade on Saturday at 3pm and immediately following the parade, the River Walk lights will be lit up for the first time! The lights that connect Main Street to the Mill Pond were provided through business donations with the leadership class, but the ones that are in front of the library were designed by Michael Yohn's Principles of Engineering Class. Student's in Corey McCauley's Automated Manufacturing class cut out holiday characters for photo opportunities for kids and families and in Ms. Kieckhaefer's Painting classes painted them all! Come check out our student's work, all lit up in our city! What an awesome contribution to beautifying our downtown for Christmas!

Mary Poppins Opening Weekend! 

Hartford Union High School presents the musical Mary Poppins. Fri., & Sat., Nov. 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Schauer Arts Center 262-670-0560 ext. #3 oat  Ticket prices are adults  $16 and student/senior $12.
Anticipated Absences 
 T he Thanksgiving holiday and deer hunting is upon us, those planning a few days off are reminded that anticipated absence requests must be submitted to the attendance office three school days prior to the absence. Parents may call, send a note or email to place that request.  Students will then obtain their teachers signature on the Anticipated Absence form and return the competed form to the attendance office prior to the absence.
Students are allowed 10 anticipated absences each year for such things as family vacations, deer hunting, college visits which the absence does not count against their regular attendance totals. For details and clarification, please refer to  HUHS Student Code of Conduct 
If you have any questions feel free to email or call the attendance office.
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
End of Term 1

NOVEMBER  11, 12, 13, 17 & 18
Mary Poppins - Schauer Center

Pancake Breakfast, Craft Fair, Christmas Parade

ACT Prep Course Meeting, 6:45pm

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

NOVEMBER 24 & 25
Thanksgiving, No School

Student Council Blood Drive

Happy Veterans Day - Thank You For Your Service

ACT Prep Course
Hartford Union High School (HUHS) is offering an exciting opportunity for all juniors taking the statewide ACT in February 2017. HUHS has partnered with Excel Edge, Inc. to provide the highest standard of preparation for the ACT with its ACT 36. Excel Edge, Inc. is a Midwest leader in standardized test preparation services. Together with Excel Edge, Inc. training and the best educators HUHS has to offer, your student will receive the highest quality test taking skills for the ACT experience.
One student stated after the Excel Edge, Inc. experience, "The ACT 36 program provided a set strategy for taking the test. The instructors gave innovative methods for solving difficult problems. They helped me realize that the ACT is not as hard as it seems." (Excel This student highlights the essence of the key skills and high standard preparation needed to be successful on the ACT:  testing strategy, problem solving, innovative instruction, and comfort in testing situations.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, all juniors and their parents are invited to attend an informational meeting at 6:45 PM in the HUHS Drama Lecture room. This meeting will highlight the Excel Edge, Inc. test taking skills program students will experience. Additionally, parents and students will be able to ask questions concerning the program and the classes being offered. Following the program, students and parents will be able to enroll in the classes.  The cost for the 8 week program is $150. Enrollment will continue exclusively for HUHS students through Friday, December 2, 2016. Open enrollment for Kewauskum, Slinger, and West Bend district students will begin on Monday, December 5, 2016. Registration will close Thursday, December 22, 2016 for all students. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.
The program is an 8 week program, with classes meeting once each week.  Each class begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. The schedule of classes is as follows.
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2017
  • Monday, January 9 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 11)
  • Monday, January 16 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 18)
  • Monday, January 23 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, January 25)
  • Monday, January 30 (No Make-up Day)
  • Monday, February 6 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 8)
  • Monday, February 13 (Make-up Day is Wednesday, February 15)
  • Tuesday, February 21 (No Make-up Day)
  • Monday, February 27: Possible Review Day (TBD)
The ACT is an important statewide test that is also a major factor that can impact your student's ability to successfully enter the college of his/her choice. Skilled preparation and organized learning are essential to success on the ACT.  HUHS encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity.
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).
Breakfast Is Served!
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.
2017 Senior Pictures
Senior Picture Requirements:
  • Senior pictures are due JANUARY 6, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after January 20, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2016-17 yearbook
  • Please email one digital file of your photograph to It must be at least 2x3 inches at 300dpi. If you cannot send a digital file, we can digitize it, but this will reduce the quality from the original. Please name your file with your last name, _ , then your first name (example: doe_john.jpg). File types can be .jpg or .tiff  
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with no props, no pets, no hats, and have a simple background. Dress needs to be school appropriate. Remember, the pictures in our yearbook are small, so ideally the photo should show just the head and shoulders. We want to maximize your face size.
  • Many local photographers have these deadlines and may the send the photo for you if you ask. Please understand that your photographer will need probably 6 weeks or more to get photos done. This means you should have your pictures taken by the middle of November to get them done with enough time to spare. 
  • We cannot accept prints from a Laser or inkjet home computer printer.
Any students who do not turn in senior pictures will have their HUHS school picture published in the yearbook. 
If you have any questions, contact me, Ms. Jana Danay, yearbook adviser, at either or . Please pass this information on to parents and photographers.
Thank you,
Jana Danay
Yearbook Adviser
Health Minute 
Flu season is upon us.  Here are some guidelines from the CDC for dealing with the flu if it should affect anyone in your family.

If a student is sick or needs to go home for any reason, they need to come to the Health Office and not text or call family first.  Students who leave the building without talking to a staff member in Attendance or the Health Office and who fail to get a blue permit to leave the building, will be marked truant. 
H-Club Food Drive 
Starting the week of November 14th, H-Club will be running its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help support the Hartford Food Pantry. Each 4th hour class can bring in canned goods, non-perishable items or have monetary donations to help support our community. The Food Drive will run through the 17th. The top three classes will receive a pizza party, that will be coordinated with the winning teachers on a future date.
FFA Fruit Sale
The Annual FFA Fruit sale is underway! If you are interested in ordering fruit this year, you can     order online here.  Payment is due upon receipt and fruit should be in the second week of December. Please note some prices have fluctuated this year and we have a new product and will be selling cranberries as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Schadrie or June Strupp. All proceeds from the fruit sale are donated to the Hartford Christmas Committee.
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    Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at      Wisconsin technical college information will be found at       These various 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 Essays/Statements: How to begin?    


How do I begin?   What should I say in my essay/statement?   Is it OK to use the same material on different applications?     If this sounds like your senior, an English teacher is available in the Writing Center located in Room 101 to assist students with the essay/statement during Flex every day.     No appointment necessary!    


Save the Date:  Financial Aid Presentation - UPDATE!
Financial Aid is provided for by the federal government, the State of Wisconsin, outside scholarship sources, and the college/universities themselves.   Most aid is based on financial need and is designed to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the student and family's ability to pay for the education.
HUHS will be hosting a presentation for college-bound students and their parents to learn about grants, loans, student employment, and scholarships on Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.   A speaker from Great Lakes Higher Education will be here to discuss the process of how families finance college costs through all the available options.   Senior students and parents should plan to attend!
The new federal changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) means the class of 2017 will be the first cohort of students who can apply for financial aid starting this month (October 1).  Parents and students will use 2015 tax data.   It is anticipated that estimated financial aid awarding will begin in January of 2017.
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:
December 10, 2016                         February 11, 2017                          
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 February 11 or April 8 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 28 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June 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
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:

December 1
February 2
April 6
In order for students to complete the PE III - WIAA pathway for a fall sport, they must complete the WIAA Credit Verification form found at  The form must be signed by all parties and turned into the Athletic and Activities Director - Scott Helms - before the fall deadlines below.  Forms turned in after the deadlines will not be accepted.  Students must also complete an additional .5 credit in English, science, social studies, math or world language in lieu of the PE III - WIAA pathway.  For more information, please see the HUHS Board Policy #5460.

Fall Sport Deadlines:
Girls Tennis - November 4, 2016
Girls & Boys Cross Country - November 11, 2016
Boys Soccer - November 18, 2016
Volleyball - November 18, 2016
Girls Swimming - November 25, 2016
Football - December 2, 2016

If you paid your $120 Co-Curricular fee and were not part of an HUHS athletic team this past season, you have the right to request a refund. All requests must be made by June 1, 2017.
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Some News from Activities & Athletics
Sectional Wrap Up - Girls Swim
It was another fast day at the pool for Hartford women's swimming at the sectional meet. In the first event of the day our medley relay broke the school record they had set just a week ago in the 200 Medley relay. The team of Cora Meinberg, Olivia Meinberg, Malorie Smits, and Carlie DeBack had their final 200 Medley relay swim of the season and they made it count. In the 200 IM freshman Olivia Meinberg also bettered her time by over a second to both re-set that school record and qualify her for state. Our next state qualifier is Carlie DeBack in the 50 free with a season best time and putting her in the top 16 qualifiers. The relay team of Cora Meinberg, Laura Kregel, Olivia Meinberg and Carlie DeBack then swam the 200 free relay and again broke their previously set school record, winning the sectional and qualifying for state. The final state qualifying event is Olivia Meinberg in the 100 backstroke. Our state team will be rounded out with Hanna Horst and Malorie Smits as alternates. We head to the Natatorium in Madison to compete  this Saturday at  3:00. The meet will be live streamed with a subscription @   A great season for our women swimmers who trained very hard and all improved throughout the year!

Hartford Union's Cora Meinberg, Laura Kregel and Olivia Meinberg celebrate their 200-yard freestyle championship during the Cedarburg Sectional on Saturday at Cedarburg's Natatorium. Senior Carlie DeBack swam the final leg. Gidal Kaiser/Daily New

Click here to read the article in the Daily News
Good Luck at State Oriole Swimmers!

        Carlie Deback, Olivia Meinberg, Cora Meinberg and Laura Kregel

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 @ 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

Be a member. If you are a member, have you volunteered time yet? We need you!

County Athletes Quinn Meinerz and Ryan Zuern Named to WFCA All-Region Teams
South Central Region:  Hartford Union senior Quinn Meinerz was named to the All Region team as both an offensive and defensive lineman. He was joined on the team by senior teammate Ryan  Zuern (RB).   Meinerz anchored the offensive line that helped Zuern rush for 1,943 yards on 292 carries and 18 touchdowns. Zuern also had 260 yards receiving with a touchdown.  On defense, Meinerz had 51 tackles - seven for a loss - and three sacks.
Athlete of the Month - Quinn Meinerz - October

Coaching Positions
Boys Head Track Coach
Boys Baseball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

Online Store Fall Special
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