November 4, 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

STEM Bundle  
Do students use lockers?  If not, why?  If so, what for?  Lockers: we've always had them, but is there a better way?  This was the challenge presented to our STEM Bundle.  Students worked in teams to survey their peers and teachers to see what the real problem is.  They also collected information by interviewing Jason Green, Custodial Supervisor and Dennis Schmitt, Supervisor of Grounds and Maintenance to figure out what costs are associated with locker maintenance, repair, and cleaning.  Next they brainstormed ideas to improve student use of lockers while trying to keep the ideas realistic to pitch them to a panel.  They had to create a 3D model of their concept, calculate the surface area (metal available to scrap), calculate the volume (space taken up by lockers), write a proposal including a timeline and budget (with the help of Michelle Yu, Librarian), and present their concept to a panel including Dan Dobner, Dr. Weninger, Michelle Yu, Jason Green, Ben Hoffmann, and Doug Dimmer.  They students had some clever, unique ideas to improve locker use at HUHS.   
What's in a Logo?
The Pre-Calculus students in STEM Bundle had a different problem to solve.  How do students feel about our current logo?   What perception does a logo invoke?  These students had to survey peers and staff regarding their impressions of our current logo.  After identifying the needs of their target market, the used a program called DESMOS to create a new logo using mathematical functions to create the curves and lines needed.  They also prepared a proposal, model of their design, and presentation pitching their idea to the panel.

Biomedical Innovations  
Thursday  was one of the most anticipated days of the year in Biomedical Innovations, the start of the fetal pig autopsy. Students began their investigations  on Thursday  with naming the pig and the external examination. They will proceed this week with a block dissection and examination of each organ to determine the cause of death.

SMART Team  
On Saturday, Mr. Mark Arnholt and the SMART (Student's Modeling a Research Topic) Team had their qualifying tests. HUHS posted a school best 53/56, placing second. Seven students gave up four hours of their Saturday (on a three day weekend, no less) to compete. It was also great to see HUHS and SMART team alumni,  Heidi Stoellinger . Needless to say, Mr. Arnholt is extremely proud of the team's accomplishments thus far and look forward to entering phase II with them: Research and Design

Mock Interviews in Focus on Careers 
In Focus on Careers students have spent the last few weeks preparing themselves for the job campaign process.  This unit includes a number of activities, including writing a resume, creating a cover letter, and practicing interviewing skills.  As a the capstone for this unit on Monday October 31 and Tuesday November 1, students participated in a mock interview experience.  Students are asked to treat the mock interviews as seriously as they would a real interview, including dressing up!  Many thanks to the following business and community volunteers who interviewed the students to give them a more authentic interview experience:
  • Tami Block, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Tim Block, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Lisa Brown, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Angela Erikson, Menasha Packaging
  • Maria Jostad, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Alex Lugo, Quad Graphics
  • Kim Rehbein, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Susan Reiss, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Cliff Sanderson, MEC Inc
  • Dan Schaefer, Signworks
  • Kelly Stueber, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Greta Swigert, Hartford Business Improvement District
  • Jess Thomey, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Sarah Tuszkiewicz, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Shelly Waala, Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Dawn Wilhelm, Straight Wellness Solutions

Hartford Union High School presents the musical Mary Poppins.   Tickets are available at the Schauer Arts Center  262-670-0560  ext. #3  or at . Showtimes are:  Friday &  Saturday, November 11 , 12, 18, and 19 at  7:30 pm  and  Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm   

Ticket prices are adults  $16 and student/senior $12.

Musical Preparation
To prepare for their lead roles in the upcoming Hartford Union High School production of the musical "Mary Poppins" at the Schauer Arts Center, HUHS seniors Josie DeRosa and Robby Capps said they recently completed tap dance lessons. DeRosa, who plays Mary Poppins, and Capps, who plays Bert the chimney sweep, said playing the lead characters in the musical is a dream come true. They both have played lead roles in many other performances, but playing the iconic characters that are linked to Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke on the silver screen means a great deal to them. "They were so great in the movie and I'm such a fan of theirs that it's really something special to be part of," said DeRosa. Capps said playing Bert is a challenge, but a fun one.  Click here to read article in the Daily News
Hartford Union High School senior Robby Capps, foreground, holds a brush while portraying Bert, the chimney sweep, during a recent rehearsal of the HUHS musical "Mary Poppins."  Submitted photo

Check out this sneak peek from this week's rehearsal:

Academic Career Plan Requirement
Beginning in 2017-2018, every school board will provide academic and career planning (ACP) services to pupils enrolled in grades 6 to 12 in the school district.  ACP is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills.

On November 8 and 15, students will meet with their homeroom teacher to explore Career Cruising. Career Cruising is a web-based career exploration program that allows students to explore career and college options. Specifically, students will take the Career Matchmaker and My Skills inventories to correlate their interests, skills, preferences and aspirations to specific career opportunities and educational pathways. Career Cruising can be accessed anywhere there is internet. Feel free to ask you child to log in and show you the website.
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
Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

End of Term 1

ACT Prep Course Meeting, 6:45pm

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

NOVEMBER 24 & 25
Thanksgiving, No School

Student Council Blood Drive

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).
Lost & Found
The lost and found is over flowing with clothing, waterbottles and misc items. Please stop into the attendance office to claim your lost treasures. Please ask about expensive items such as phones, ipods, calculators as those are kept secure. Any items left unclaimed will be donated on November 11th. 

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.
Peru in 2017

Are you ready to Spaghetti!

Students of Hartford Union High School are excited to be partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING to help offset the cost for an educational experience to Peru in 2017! Shop now and order some creative, delicious pasta goodies. It's simple, and you'll love the selection - great for any special occasion or just for yourself!  Free Shipping for orders over $50!

To shop for these fun pastas go to:

If you have any question, please contact Julie Dentice
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 
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. 
Bucket Hats

Bucket Hats are now available in the co-curricular office. When last offered we sold out in one day so don't wait! 
Hats are $30.00
Cyber Security Month
October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a homeroom was planned for students to learn about the topic. Ironically the district experienced at Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that cut off HUHS's connection to the internet. (What's a DDoS? Click  here  or  here  to learn more) Student data was not compromised. Law enforcement was notified of the issue and the administration followed up on leads as to who was setting off the attacks. We continue to work with experts to find the source of the attack.

While this service disruption lead to a loss of learning time, it did provide a teachable moment where the school experienced a cyber attack, and students and staff were made aware of what was going on and experienced the impact of it.

To see the video that we were going to show on cyber security, click  here

One tip to help you better protect your and your child's information...

What Makes a Good Password?

My birthday? My anniversary? Nickname? Take a looks at some suggestions below and try out the password strength test. 

10-14 characters is ideal.

Use as many kinds of characters as possible, include numerals, symbols, upper-case letters, lower-case letters, and punctuation.
When choosing a password, use mnemonic devices to help you remember it. For example, create a password which is really an acronym for a sentence (include punctuation/symbols and numerals in this acronym):"My daughter, Hayley, is a great tennis player" becomes "Md,h,=gr8tP".

"I love singing in the rain every single day!" becomes "I<3SitR364!"

Never use any personal identifying information in the password. This includes names, birthdates, pets, street addresses, schools, phone numbers, license plate numbers, etc. These will be first guesses for anyone trying to gain access to your account.
Check password strength  here.

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.
PSAT Interpretation
About 60 juniors participated in the assessment on October 19. The test results   will be interpreted with the test takers when they become available to the high school in either  December or January.
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
Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College will be holding its annual fall Open House on Thursday, November 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents and students can meet with faculty and view labs/classrooms and talk with admissions, advising, and financial aid representatives. Attendees will receive a voucher for getting their application fee waived. For more information, visit the Waukesha County Technical College Web site at
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.
Educational Spotlight - -UW-Stevens Point College of Fine Arts and Communication

U.S. News & World Report ranks UWSP among the top Midwest public universities, so it's no surprise that students from across the globe come to UW-Stevens Point for art and design, music, musical theatre, and theatre and dance. UW-Stevens Point carries national, professional accreditation across all of the arts, making it the only program in Wisconsin and one of only 32 in the United States with these credentials. For more information, please visit
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Record Breaking WLT Conference Swim Meet
Our record board needs a makeover! Easily one of the fastest meets swam in our pool ever! Seven WLT conference records were broken along with multiple pool records and 3 school records. The school records came in the 200 I.M and 100 back both by Olivia Meinberg also setting pool and WLT records in those events. The 200 Medly relay team of Cora Meinberg, Olivia Meinberg, Malorie Smits, and Carlie DeBack set a new school record.

Freshman Olivia Meinberg was voted as WLT female swimmer of the year and was undefeated in individual conference races all year.

For some it was their last meet of the season and they gave it their all. We still have our varsity in the pool with sights on faster swims at this weeks sectional meet held Saturday, in Cedarburg @  12:00 .  What an exciting season!
Olivia Meinberg - WLT Female Swimmer of the Year! 
Congratulations Olivia!

HARTFORD - It was the second hug the siblings shared.  Within seconds of being named the final Wisconsin Little Ten conference Swimmer of the Year, Hartford Union's Olivia Meinberg was embraced by older sister Cora.  The precocious freshman won twice Saturday during the final Wisconsin Little Ten Championship on Saturday at the Bird Bath, and was part of the Orioles' only relay win as well.  Olivia's individual victories, in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.48) and 100 backstroke (58.28), were WLT records. The relay victory was a WLT and Bird Bath record.   "I was pretty surprised," Olivia said of the announcement. "My dad (HUHS coach Pete Meinberg) was like, 'Hey, you should go put on a parka' (between the coaches' meeting and the announcement).   "'Why?' 'Just go put one on.' 'OK.'" "I couldn't be prouder of Olivia, athlete of the year and with all the records," Cora said. "It's just crazy."   Olivia quickly added, "I'm proud of Cora, too."
Click here to read the full article in the Daily News
HUHS Football Teams Up with NFL Fuel up to Play 60 at H-N-R
The HUHS Football team got the opportunity to work with the H-N-R (Herman, Neosho, Rubicon) Schools, 2nd-5th graders to provide a football camp following the Fuel up to Play 60 with the Packers and the NFL. A beautiful day and some great role models provided for a very fun time for the kids!

SkillsUSA Bean Bag Toss Tournament
The 4th Annual SkillsUSA Bean Bag Toss Tournament was held on Thursday with the final Bag Toss championship happening on Friday during resource. This year 40-teams participated including 7-teams of teachers! The championship team was a group of Freshmen, "Bagtastic", Cade Jenders and Mason Moser, who took down Noah Jacoby and Evan Thomas from the Junior class. Another awesome turn out and a great showing of student and school spirit!

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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