November 23, 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

Food Drive Results

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!
Stu Co and the Journey Bracelet Project

Our Student Council once again stepped in to help make Journey Bracelets for cancer patients. This project was started by our school EMT, Laurell Scholz, who is also a breast cancer survivor. Ms. Scholz wanted to reach out to other survivors like herself that have had breast cancer. Each bead on the bracelet represents one part of the journey, with the goal to help those diagnosed to remind them that their spirit, symbolized by the circle of the bracelet, can never be broken. The project is funded by donations of beads or money and our Student Council provided a lot of donations for this project. The original goal of Ms. Scholz was to make 100 bracelets, but there are now close to 2400 on the wrists of cancer survivors. Each student council member also provided a hand written note to go along with the bracelet. Thanks Student Council and Ms. Laurell Scholz for providing these beautiful bracelets for cancer patients!   
Christmas Concert  December 4 at Holy Hill
Come get in the Holiday mood and enjoy wonderful musical performances from the Hartland Community Band with Special Guest - our own HUHS Concert Choir.  Admission is Free! 
Wildlife & Forestry

In Wildlife and Forestry students are learning techniques for species identification an survival. Students were given an inch by inch square of a design and were to  draw it to scale on an 11" x 11" square. Pieces are hung on the hall wall outside Mrs. Strupp's room. Stop by and see if you can tell what it is. The mural should be done at the end of the day on Tuesday.    
Senior Winners!

Check out this awesome Senior Swag won by Mackenzie Beine, Allison Dentice, Josh Swigert and Sam Uselman(not pictured).  How did they win this sweet apparel?  They read a recent email and responded to

Important information for seniors will be emailed throughout the year.  Be sure to read your emails to stay informed, and to win more prizes!  
Mary Poppins Tommy Award Nominations
What are the Tommy Awards?

Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards encourage, recognize and honor excellence in high school musical theater. Educators, and industry professionals review productions at more than 70 high schools in 23 counties and provide valuable feedback.   School and student achievements are honored and featured in an  awards show  held at Overture Center in June, and two outstanding performers advance to  The National High School Musical Theater Awards  ( NHSMTA ) competition in New York City

This year the Production of Mary Poppins received 22 Nominations! Congratulations to everyone on the amazing accomplishment.  

Northwestern Mutual IT Job Shadow
On Thursday, November 17 a small group of students from HUHS had the opportunity to attend an IT job shadow experience at the Northwestern Mutual campus in Franklin.  At the beginning of the day, students were able to network with various NM employees to learn about (and drive!) the BeamPro telepresence robot, agile training in the "dojo", new technologies that will be implemented at NM's new downtown location and both high school and collegiate IT internship opportunities.  Then students were split into groups to learn about cyber security or shadow at the Help Desk.  Following lunch, students completed an activity in which they used a Makey Makey and Scratch software to come up with a way to stop a bully from stealing lunches!  At the conclusion of the trip, the students were excited about a career in IT and felt they had learned a lot about the diverse options available to those who pursue an IT career.  Many thanks to Northwestern Mutual for hosting a great event!

Calculus BC
Students in Mrs. Helms Calculus BC class wrote equations, revolved the equations about an axis and used calculus to find the volume of a sparkling grape juice bottle.  When the calculations were complete, the answer was only 12 mL off (1.6% error).  Most people would just look at the label to find the volume, but what fun is that?!
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!

Happy Thanksgiving

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
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
Toys for Tots Coming Up!

Christmas Toys for Tots: When you are Black Friday shopping this week, please grab a toy for the H-Club Toys for Tots event. The event will start Monday, December 7th and more information will come next week.    
FFA Fruit Sale - Last Day to order November 23
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 .
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:

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:
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 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 - 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 and students are taught by faculty who are all in clinical practice.

For more information on the nursing program, visit
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Hartford's Tyrpak Earns All-State
Hartford Union senior forward Cristian Tyrpak was named among the "Best of the Rest" on  Wednesdayas the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association released its All-State team selections.  Tyrpak scored 21 goals and dished out six assists  and was named to the Wisconsin Little Ten first team. He led the Orioles (13-4-1) to the WIAA Division 1 regional championship contest.
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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