October 14, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Field House.  Teachers will be arranged in alphabetical order throughout the field house.  Please bring your child's schedule with the list of their teachers. To be considerate of all those in attendance, please limit your time to 5 minutes per teacher. Thank you!
October Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for October are Morgan Lentz and Andrew Stowe. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Morgan Lentz           Andrew Stowe

National School Lunch Week
During the week of October 10-14, the state of Wisconsin celebrates National School Lunch Week! Please click here to see the proclamation. We appreciate our school lunch staff for the nutritious meals they provide our students every day!
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application
Approval for free and reduced price meals is an annual process. Applications from last school year expire on October 14, 2016. If you have not yet received a letter from HUHS informing you that you have been approved for this school-year and your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart, please complete an  application  at this time. If you have questions, contact  monica.glorioso@huhs.org  or  (262) 670-3315 .


Week 4 of SMART team- The HUHS SMART team is working hard on designing their model of Chlorotoxin, a scorpion poison that has shown promise as "tumor paint". The toxin is being tagged with a fluorescent marker, making cancerous cells in dangerous brain cancers visible during surgery. These students routinely come in to work on this during their lunch/flex hour.
Teachers Present AP Project

Last weekend Terry Wick, Kevin Martin, and Chris Dubnicka presented a session at the Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC) at UW-Green Bay.  The session was titled "Interdisciplinary Research Project - for AP Classes" based on their cross-curricular AP project that they have been doing for a number of years.
All in One - MPTC Health Careers

HUHS students had the opportunity to participate in the All In One Shot health careers conference at MPTC in West Bend.  Students had hands-on experiences learning about several careers in the medical profession including EMT/Paramedic, Surgical Tech, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Medical coding, and many others.  Students learned how to staple skin, operate an endoscopic surgery device, take blood pressure and pulse ox, identify pediatric respiratory ailments, and had a tour of the nursing simulation center which includes several high-tech mannequins that are able to simulate a number of medical situations, including childbirth!  Click here  to read the article that MPTC put out and to see even more pictures!.
Health Careers & Human Services

Dr. Carrie Miller is in her second year of residency at Froedtert Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Miller counsels patients on their recovery from strokes, heart attacks, spinal cord and brain injuries, etc. When she completes her residency, she will specialize in sports medicine. Dr. Miller spoke to students in Ms. Piskula's Health Careers and Human Services class
French Exchange Students

The French Exchange Students arrived in Hartford and on their first day at HUHS Dr. Atiila J. Weninger was able to greet them to kick off their day! This year, we have 30 students that have come as part of the exchange!! If you would like to learn more about this amazing ongoing partnership that we have with with the Lycee Jean-Henri Fabre in Carpentras, France (in the south, in Provence, about an hour from the Mediterranean Sea), check out our website:   http://www.huhs.org/academics/french_exchange.cfm 
You can also see all of their planned adventures while they are here!

The French Exchange program students got to enjoy a true Hartford tradition Tuesday night with pizza and games at the Mineshaft!

Wednesday, they took a walking tour of Hartford, touring a number of Hartford establishments!
Oriole Chatter

Dear Hartford Area Community Members/Citizens,

Our Oriole Chatter Event has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30pm. This event has a new location at the United Way Resource Center on 112 E Sumner Street, Hartford WI. Your Hartford Union High School District has begun a year of New Beginnings! The school year is off to a successful beginning, and we would like to continue that momentum.
One of the New Beginnings! is the opportunity for the Distri ct and Community to engage each other in honest, open conversations. We, your Board of Education President and Superintendent, invite you to attend and participate in "Oriole Chatter," a series of community conversations throughout the year. Our goal is to engage each other in discussions about Hartford Union High School.
For this first Oriole Chatter, we'd like to discuss the following:
1. Are we preparing students to be career ready/life ready?
2. Should HUHS be a destination school and school district?
3. What do you expect from the District and its Leadership 
(Board and Administration)?
Please come and join us to address these important issues with an open discussion! If you are unable to attend this month, but would like to make sure that you save the date for future "Oriole Chatter" please note the upcoming dates:

Friday, December 2, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, February 3, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, April 7, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, June 2, 7:00 a.m.

Thank you!
Josh Schoemann, President 
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Choral & Orchestra Concert

Early Release 12pm, Parent Teacher Conferences 5:30-8:30pm

Honors Choir, Orchestra, Band, Concert
Madison, 6:30pm

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

End of Term 1

Bullying Presentation
Next Monday evening,  Oct.17th, at 7:00 PM, Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of key women educators, are hosting a speaker on the topic of bullying.  All are welcome to attend.
The program will be presented at Peace Lutheran Church (lower level).  The presenter is Dr. Rhoda Wolle of Wisconsin Lutheran College.  She did her doctoral work on bullying and has presented it often.
For questions, please contact Mary Holtan  (673-0120)
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).
Phone Number
Please help! Our friends at Hahn Ace Hardware share a similar phone number to ours, please remember HUHS is 262-670-3200! Thank you!

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 yearbook@huhs.org. 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  yearbook@huhs.org or  jana.danay@huhs.org . Please pass this information on to parents and photographers.
Thank you,
Jana Danay
Yearbook Adviser
Writing Center - Open for Business
The Writing Center is back and open for business. During students' lunch/flex time, they have the opportunity to stop in the Writing Center (located in room 101 across from the attendance office). Students can work with English teachers and student editors to improve their writing. From grammar and mechanics to idea generation to developing deeper analysis, our staff is eager to assist students' writing needs.
Accelerated student writers also have the opportunity to volunteer their time and become better writers through this mentoring opportunity. 
Attention Writers and Artists!
Attention writers and artists!  Consider attending the  Art of Writing Young Authors & Artists Conference at the Milwaukee Art Museum on  Monday, Dec. 5th from  8:45am-3:15pm.  Cost is $80.  Please click on the above link for details, and contact  Mrs. Herrmann if you're interested in attending.
Senior Josie DeRosa Wrote a Book!
Senior Student Josie DeRosa has written a book! Josie's book is academic, instructional and addresses parents, focusing on the importance of music on parent-child relationships and brain development.  Click  here    to check it out.
Student Wellness Committee Meeting
The Student Wellness Committee is looking for new members.  The committee is comprised of district employees, students, parents, and community members.  We meet 4 times per year to review the district's current wellness goals and set new ones.  If you are interested in being on this committee or would like more information, please contact  monica.glorioso@huhs.org  or  (262) 670-3315
Health Minute - Recalls
Nestle is recalling some of it's Drumstick Ice Cream Cones due to a Listeria problem.  Click  here for more information.

Heinz is recalling some of its ready-to-eat ham and cheese cracker Lunchables.  Click  here for more information.

Please note: Neither of these food products are sold at Hartford Union High School.
Student Services
Student Assistance Program

Freshmen Conferences    
HUHS counselors have begun to schedule conferences with freshmen students.  The purpose of the conference is for counselors to get to know students on an academic and personal level, as well as to begin a discussion about future career plans. HUHS counselors believe in forming and cultivating strong relationships with students so that we can best serve them during their high school career. Counselors will meet with students during a 45-minute period, making every effort to schedule students during a course period where they are excelling. Students will be notified of their conference time one day in advance. If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.

Senior Student & Parent Night    
Counselors held a presentation for senior students and their parents September 21 on the college application process with an overview of financial aid/scholarships.  Materials from the presentation are available in the Student Services Office for those unable to attend.
If you are a student whose plans do not include the completion of a college application and have questions regarding post-secondary options, please feel free to make an appointment with your  counselor.

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 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!    


PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors     
College-bound juniors may wish to consider taking the PSAT/NMSQT, which is the best preparation for the SAT and entry into the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs. It is an optional exam that measures reading, writing and language, and math skills developed over many years that are important for success in college. Students do not have to recall facts from literature, history, science or math formulas, as this test measures reasoning and critical thinking skills.

All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an official score report. They will receive scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills and will see how their scores compare to those of other students across the country. Students will be able to see which answers they got right or wrong. They will also receive information about how they performed on specific academic skills.

Students who take the test will receive personalized online SAT practice through Khan Academy based on their test performance.   Learn more at  collegeboard.org/psat.

Registration for the PSAT is due Friday, October 14, at 3:00pm in the Student Services Office. The cost for the PSAT is $20 and checks should be made payable to HUHS. The exam will be given on Wednesday, October 19, from 7:25am to 11:35am.  At the time of registration, students will be given a student guide that includes test-taking help and a practice test.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Office at 670-3200, ext. 214, or  sue.bell@huhs.org   
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.
Manufacturing Career Expo
The 8th annual Manufacturing Career Expo will be held Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27 at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend. Admission is free. The first day of the expo will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the second day starts at 8 a.m. and ends at Local manufacturers will be on hand to meet with students. In addition, representatives from Moraine Park Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College and Milwaukee Area Technical College will be on hand to visit with students and parents and discuss the different manufacturing pathways. For more information, contact the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce at 
ASVAB Testing
Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Are you still undecided as to a career direction?  Are you having difficulty choosing a college?  The Counseling Department recommends that you consider taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  The ASVAB is free and does not obligate you to the military.  The ASVAB will be given on Thursday, October 13 in Room 89/91 and will start at 7:25 am.  Sign up in the Counseling Office by Tuesday, October 11 at 3 p.m. if you are interested.
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 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 $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 morainepark.edu/careershowcase.
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 http://www.huhs.org/activities/cocurricular/WIAA_PE_Credit.pdf.  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 Golf - October 25, 2016
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 -Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
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Some News from Activities & Athletics
Getting ready for Coaches Vs Cancer

HUHS Hosts XC Conference Meet
It has been years since Hartford hosted a Cross Country Meet.   Thursday Hartford hosted the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Championship at Hartford Golf Club. Hartford Union received praise from all coaches with the setup, which led to many personal-best times - including from the host Orioles.  "We had PRs across the board today," Coach Richard Dodd said. "I was pleased with that. We gave it our very best shot."  Alyx Evans and Courtney Kind paced the host Orioles. Evans was 19th (20:32.31), eight seconds ahead of her teammate in 20th (20:40.61).  "We always try to stay together," Kind said. "We're both competitive, but we both want the other to do well."  

Click  here to read full article on Girls XC 
Click  here  to read full article on Boys XC 

Girls Volleyball - Dig Pink
Dig Pink - Staff Appreciation for Girls Volleyball last night. The girls fell to West Bend West, but they had an awesome turn-out for Dig Pink and Staff Appreciation!

After a tightly contested first set that saw West Bend West edge Hartford Union, 25-22, the Spartans pulled away and dictated the final two sets.  The Spartans knocked off the Orioles in three straight sets 25-22, 25-14, 25-9 on Tuesday.

Click   here  to read full article from the Daily News
Dig Pink - Student Video

Sam Wannow was using his talents again to promote the Dig Pink event on Tuesdayclick here to see his recap!

Boys Soccer Conclude Wisconsin Little Ten Play
The Hartford Union boys soccer team wrapped up a second-place finish in the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference on Tuesday.  The Orioles beat host West Bend West, 2-1. All goals were scored in the first half.

 Click here  to read full article. 
Cheer Team Tryouts
Try-Outs for the 2016-2017 Varsity Cheer Team (Basketball Season) will be held October 11th, 13th, and 18th from 4:30-6:45pm in the Wellness Center.  You must attend all three to qualify.
Regular practices will start October 20th and we will provide a calendar for all other practice/game/event dates throughout the season.
You will be required to obtain an ORANGE CARD from the Co-Curricular Office before you're eligible to tryout.  All forms can be found on the school website and are as follows:
1. WIAA Physical-Clearance Form
2. Co-Curricular Permission Slip
3. Concussion Form
Please note that Cheer is exempt from the $120 Co-Curricular Fee.
The ORANGE CARD  is extremely important!!!  Without it, the student will not be permitted to try out. 
Please get your ORANGE CARD today!!!   
Dance Team Tryouts

Support Hartford Cross Country
SUPPORT TEAM O - Help support the HUHS Cross Country Team when you dine at Buffalo Wild Wings. Tell them you're with TEAM O and they will donate 10% of your bill back to HUHS. Offer is good in Menomonee Falls and West Bend until the end of October.
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