Hartford Union High School District      November 21 , 2018
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Thanksgiving Food Drive
After an amazing day of donations, the Thanksgiving Food Drive has come to a close. With nearly $1000 in donations and almost 1500 canned goods, this was one of the most successful food drives HUHS has sponsored. Now, for the winners:

In 5th place was Mr. Wick.
In 4th place was Mr. Weddig.
In 3rd place was Mr. Dobberstein.
In 2nd place was Ms. Reaves.
And in first place, winning by only $0.10 per student, was Mrs. Helms. Thanks to everyone that donated!

Blood Drive
HUHS will be hosting it's annual winter blood drive on Wednesday, November 28th!

A single blood donation can save as many as three lives! 

HUHS blood drives are open to all students, staff, and community members so visit   CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP  or contact  student.council@huhs.org .

Students must be 16 years old to donate with parent or guardian permission. Parent permission slips can be found at  PERMISSION SLIP  Blood Center of Wisconsin.
All students are invited to attend a FREE private screening of the film Science Fair on Thursday, December 6 at 3:00 PM in Drama Lecture.  There will be popcorn!
Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. 

As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.  Watch the trailer here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/films/science-fair/
Softball Sock Collection
In addition to HUHS, socks will also be collected at Faith N Giggles and Piggly Wiggly!
In the classroom
Students in Mrs. Ruiz' Spanish 2 classes have been learning about foods and beverages in Spanish speaking classes. On Friday, they learned about mate, a tea drink from Argentina and then had an opportunity to try it. On Monday, students built their own empanadas filled with ham and cheese and got to eat them in class on Tuesday. 

Craig Beine, Jake Thomas and Tate Stoeckmann conducted a Sociology experiment as students entered the building Tuesday morning. Craig and Jake complimented people over a microphone as they exited the bus and entered the building. Once in the building,Tate asked them a series of questions about being complimented. Great way to enter the building!

Student Services
Educational Spotlight -UW-Oshkosh Nursing Program
UW-Oshkosh is home to the largest nursing program in the state, with brand new facilities that opened in February 2016.  Currently ranked in the top 2% of nursing programs in the country, UW-Oshkosh students may now apply and be admitted to the College of Nursing during one of three cohorts (fall, spring, and year-round) for maximum access.  The nursing program boasts the highest NCLEX pass rate in the state (they boast 96% for first time test takers) and students are taught by faculty who are all in clinical practice.
For more information on the nursing program, visit con.uwosh.edu

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 Apply.wisconsin.edu.    Information on Wisconsin private colleges/universities can be found online at    www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org   Wisconsin technical college information will be found at   www.witechcolleges.org       These 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 Application Tip
Save the speech.  Tell the tale. No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself.  You aren't giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it! The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you've done the job.
Seniors can talk to their English teachers for assistance or keep in mind there are peers available in the Writing Center in the LMC during Flex.
Junior Parent/Student Night
Mark your calendar!!   Counselors will be holding a Junior Parent/Student Night presentation on  Wednesday, January 9, at 6:00pm. Look for more information about this presentation in December.

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 2019. 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 January.

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.
WIAA PE III Credit Class
Reminder to athletes participating in the WIAA PE III credit class that your forms must be completed (Athlete, Parent and Coaches signature) and turned into the co-curricular office for Mr. Helm signature by the deadline. 
Forms must be turned in to the co-curricular office by 3:00 on the following dates:
  • Girls Golf - October 23, 2018
  • Girls Tennis - November 2, 2018
  • Girls & Boys Cross Country - November 9, 2018
  • Boys Soccer - November 16, 2018
  • Girls Volleyball - November 16, 2018
  • Boys Volleyball - November 23, 2018
  • Girls Swimming - November 23, 2018
  • Football - November 30, 2018
Tuesdays at HUHS are Career FLEXploration day

Tuesdays at HUHS are Career FLEXploration day. Local businesses come in during our FLEX/lunch time and set up near the cafeteria. Students can talk with business reps about the education, training, and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Many businesses have job opportunities available and will participate in Youth Apprenticeship. 

Thank you to Jeff from Quad/Graphics, Greg from Maysteel, Ashley and Dan from Menard's and Katie from Cedar Community for taking time out of their workday to connect with our students. In the next few weeks we will welcome Culver's, Tritron Trailers, Aurora, Broan and Server Products.

Boys Basketball Team Gear!
Team Gear available for Boys Basketball, show your support! Orders Due Friday November 23rd.
Click HERE to order.

Gold cards now available! On sale through Dec. 7th - see any boys basketball player to purchase. $20each with over $200 in savings!!!

Health Services
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.
November Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for November are Lucas Simon, Miranda Parker, and Timothy Seramur. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work.

  Lucas Simon        Miranda Parker    Timothy Seramur

UW-Oshkosh is hosting a Health Science Workshop on Saturday, December 8th.  This workshop is designed for students interested in health science, physical therapy, athletic training, or exercise science.  The day provides an opportunity to understand more about the health care and fitness professions available through UW-Oshkoh Kinesiology and Athletic Training Programs.  The program runs from 9:45-2:30 and will include breakout sessions where participants will practice hands-on practice.  More information and registration can be found at
2018-2019 Yearbooks
Go to www.jostens.com  to order your 2018-2019 yearbook

For those who ordered a 2017-2018 yearbook, the spring sports and activities supplement is now available.  Stop in the Main Office to pick up yours!
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
October Athlete of the Month
Irene Wilson ~ Sophomore
Team records are a big deal !!
Irene broke the record in 100 Breaststroke
She posted very fast sprint times in the 50 and 100 free
She is propelling a very fast 200 Medley and 200 Free relay 
Irene sets a strong example for other swimmers 
Congratulations Irene!
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 (except February 9).  The test dates for the 2018-2019 school year are:
October 27, 2018            December 8, 2018                 February 9, 2019                    April 13, 2019                 June 8, 2019                     July 13, 2019

Note:   Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on February 20 (no cost to the student on February 20).    When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 9 or April 13 ACT, it may be best for students to take the February 20 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon February results.
Best Buddies
Friendship.  Inclusion. Fun. That's what Best Buddies is all about! HUHS is excited to announce that Best Buddies will be coming to our school! Best Buddies  builds one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through participation in Best Buddies, students will form meaningful connections with their peers; gain self-confidence and self-esteem; and help create an inclusive school culture for all students!

It's not too late, you can still join Best Buddies.  Stop in the main office for more information!
In This Issue
Quick Links
Calendar of Events
NOV 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break

DEC 4 - i'Mpossible Project Presentation

DEC 21- JAN 1 - Winter Break

FEB 6 - SHOWCASE - Save the Date!
Open Positions
Substitute Teachers

Kitchen Staff

Athletics & Activities
JV Baseball Coach
JV Assistant Baseball Coach
Head Boys Golf
Assistant Boys Golf
Assistant Competitive Dance
Assistant Girls Track
Girls Pole Vault Coach
Science Olympiad Advisor
Chess Club Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested
2018-2019 Testing Dates
ACT December 8
ACT - February 9
ACT -  February 20
ACT WorkKeys -  February 21
Make-Up ACT -  March 12
Make-Up ACT WorkKeys -  March 13
ACT April 13
ACT Aspire -  April 24th  (9+10 grade)
AP Testing -  May 6-17
ACT - June 9
ACT - July 13

Click HERE to read HUHS Ovations
Click HERE  to read HHASD Ovations
HUHS & Hartford Community Events and Fundraisers
Support the HUHS Scholarship Foundation with Amazon Smile
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Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to go to their facebook page.
Free Christmas Movie Series
For the fourth year, Schubert's Hartford Theatre is offering a free Christmas movie series for all community members. Any community member can attend one of the movies for free with a donation to the Hartford Food Pantry. Last year the theater added a second showtime for each movie to help with the demand.  Please come out and enjoy a show! 

Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser
Below, please find information about the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County annual event, Taste of Washington County. The Hartford BGC has experienced significant growth over the past few years, serving a large number of area students and families. It provides a service to parents who may have to work beyond the end of the normal school day and don't want their children to go home to an empty house. It also provides a supervised environment where children can get their homework done, learn important life skills, and meet new friends.  The BGC recently moved into Lincoln Elementary School, and now offers a morning and afterschool program.  It's a great "night out," with lots of fun, people, eats, and beverages.

This is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County largest fundraiser. Besides all the wonderful food and drink, you can purchase items from their silent auction tables. Unique items in time for Christmas gifts. You can get a great start on your Christmas shopping while supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County at the same time! Winning! Please contact Scott Helms for tickets. 

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.

Hartford Rotary Club Presents A Night of Wine Tasting & Specialty Beers  Flyer

November Savings!
Enter Promo Code NOV18 October 31st through November 24th and save 20% off $85.00!  Click  HERE to order.                   
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In The News
Athletics and Activities
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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