November 18, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
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

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!
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!

Painting I class
Shout out to Ms. Kieckhaefer's Painting I class for painting the Christmas cutouts for the Holiday River Walk in downtown Hartford. Thanks for all your hard work! Thank you to Mr. McCauley's class for creating and designing the wood cut-outs, they have been very well received down town!

Mary Poppins - Two Final Shows This Weekend!

We had a very successful opening weekend of Mary Poppins.  The shows were extremely well attended and the audiences saw three fantastic performances.  If you missed seeing the show opening weekend, we have two more performances!  Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th we will be performing our final two shows at 7:30pm at the Schauer Center.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available from the Schauer Center Box Office.  A huge thank you to the teachers, staff, and administrators that were in attendance at our shows this weekend.  The students were very appreciative of your support!!! 

H-Club Food Drive 
Thank you to all teachers that encouraged students to donate throughout the week. Thursday was a huge day for collecting, as H-Club student racked up over $1400 in canned goods and monetary donations. For the entire week, our generous students and teachers raised nearly $2500 of food to support the Hartford Food Pantry. 

Listed below are the top 5 classes, in which the top three will receive a pizza party:

1. Mr. Wick (donated $250 worth of goods just  on Thursday)
2. Mr. Geracie 
3. Ms. Algiers
4. Mr. Meinberg (lost to third place by $2.04)
5. Ms. Yu 

Great work HUHS! Our community always appreciates the work we put forward to help support people during the holidays!
Principles of Accounting
This week students in Principles of Accounting had the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of accounting, as well as an accounting intern and recruiter to learn about about the opportunities in this hot career field.  Students heard about the opportunities available to them through internships in accounting, as well as differences between high school and college life.  From the accountants in the industry, students heard about the differences between public and private accounting, their favorite parts of their jobs and much more!  Thanks to the following individuals who agreed to speak to our students this week: Rosemarie Kearns (Signicast), Gretchen Vickney (Vickney & Associates), Danielle Berndt (Baker Tilly), Kristen Williamson (Grant Thornton recruiter) and Nonna Rezina (Grant Thornton accounting intern).

Exploring Computer Science
Students in Mr. Hoitink's Exploring Computer Science class used an "unplugged" activity to simulate how information travels across the Internet by passing "packets" of information across the "network" of people.  Sometimes packets were dropped or lost due to high traffic volume or interference (Mr. Hoitink played the role of the interference).  They also saw how packets of the same message travel different paths, arrive out of order, and get re-sorted on the receiving end.
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
NOVEMBER  17 & 18
Mary Poppins - Schauer Center

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

NOVEMBER 24 & 25
Thanksgiving, No School

Student Council Blood Drive

Concert Choir at Holy Hill

School Board Meeting - 5:45
Band/Jazz/Orchestra Concert - 7:30

Choral Concert - 7:30

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

Concert Choir & Alumni, Holy Hill Midnight Mass - 11:30

Winter Break
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.
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. Contact Bill Priegel for more information or by calling 262-670-3200 x888.
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).
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
Please be aware of this food recall today from Weight Watcher's for their Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae.  This product is not sold or distributed at our school:

There have been more recalls related to the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough pieces/product that is being recalled which is used in other ice cream products including:

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. Please place orders by Wednesday, November 23.
Movies In December

Taste of Washington County

For more information click here .
Math Team Invite at Watertown
Yesterday our Math Team took a great group of kids to the Watertown Math Invite! Although the Varsity test was tough, we had two students place in the top 5! Hanna Bertucci placed 2nd overall and Jordan Dvorak placed 4th, with a score of 13/30.   Congratulations to these two Mathletes!

Out and About
In communications, at a high school, the best part of my job is taking photographs of students learning. Yesterday, in just 20-minutes, this is what I saw around our building:
  • Painting students hard at work, creating their own masterpieces on canvas
  • AP Spanish students conversing in Spanish with one another 
  • Wood Products cutting and sanding the start of a stool
  • Computer Science students simulating IP Addresses and data packet travel
  • Introduction to Engineering students learning about the wood engraver, preparing to engrave their own designs
  • Focus on Careers students practicing personal finance skills by practicing personal transactions and accounting for them through a check register
  • Strength and Speed students were all engaged in a work out
  • Physics students were working on an experiment to use forces to create fire
  • Animal Science students learning about taking care of and properly medicating a pet cat
  • Accounting students were listening to two different groups of professionals from in the field that came in to share a variety of careers in this growing field.
Great things are happening here at HUHS! 
Jana Danay, Communications

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:
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.
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 in June 2017.  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.  More information will be available in the months to come.  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. 
Junior Parent/Student Night
Mark your calendar!!   Counselors will be holding a Junior Parent/Student Night presentation on  Wednesday, January 4, at 6:00pm.   Look for more information about this presentation in December.

Educational Spotlight - New Biomedical Engineering Program at UW-Milwaukee
With student interest and employer demand up, world-renowned faculty researchers working in medicine and a strong biomedical graduate program in place, UWM's College of Engineering & Applied Science started a new Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program.
With a 23% projected job growth over the next several years, Biomedical Engineers have limitless career options.   For many students, Biomedical Engineering acts as an excellent gateway to medical school. 
UWM is ranked in the Top 2% of universities in the nation for research.   

For more information click here.

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Girls Swim Wrap Up Great Season At State!
Girls swim wrapped up their season at the Division 1 state meet this past Saturday. Hartford qualified one relay and three individual events. Only 24 participants or relays qualify for each event. Olivia Meinberg was up first in the 200 IM and was just off her fastest time and finished in 17th place. Carlie DeBack was the next to enter the pool to race her 50 free. Carlie ended up placing 12th and moved up from her original seed at 16th place. The 200 free relay then dove in and swam another record setting race. The team of Cora Meinberg, Laura Kregel, Olivia Meinberg and Carlie DeBack held their position and made it to the podium with a sixth place finish earning them All State status. With only 7 minutes between that race and the next it was time for Olivia to compete in her 100 back. She swam another personal best and set that school record even lower. She moved up a position and finished in 10th place. We had 2 alternates that joined us on the road trip and we thank Hannah Horst and Malorie Smits for supporting the women. That's a wrap from the pool. Thanks to all the teachers, coaches, administrators and other swim fans who came to the pool this year to catch the excitement. We saw you at both home and away meets and We appreciate your support!

WFCA names Zuern 1st team All-State - Meinerz Honorable Mention
Hartford Union's Ryan Zuern was named to the  All-State first-team by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Quinn Meinerz was named honorable mention.

Zuern, a tailback, ran for 1,943 yards and 18 touchdowns on 292 carries, averaging 176.6 per game. He also caught 14 passes for 260 yards and a score as the Orioles (7-4) reached Level 2 of the Division 2 playoffs. "I am very honored to get this award," he said. "I set it as a goal of mine when I came into high school, and I am very grateful that it was a dream come true." 

Meinerz was named honorable mention as an offensive and defensive lineman. Hartford ran for 2,428 yards this season and 28 touchdowns, and saw its quarterbacks throw for 1,419 and 13 touchdowns.   Meinerz earned 51 tackles, 40 solo, with seven tackles for loss and three sacks.  "Quinn is one person that is so deserving of the award," Zuern said. "He is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen."
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!

Great Gift Giving Items

Coaching Positions
Boys Baseball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

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