October 21, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
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

Farm to School Month
October is Farm to School month and HUHS is proud to source WI and Midwest grown produce when available. This month alone we purchased 7,800 WI & MI apples, 300 lbs of WI baking potatoes, and bushels of Midwest grown green peppers and cucumbers.

French Exchange Students
Last Friday after school, the visiting French students and their American hosts got to experience the fall custom of pumpkin carving with lots of creative results!

This week has been filled with activities for our French students and their hosts! Here is just a sampling of the things they have done.  Starting at top left: Pickle Ball at the Recreation Center, Hartford Fire Station, HUHS West Commons, Harley Museum, PE Class, Choir - Learning our National Anthem, State Capitol, Miller Park, Chandelier Ballroom, Golf Lessons At Hartford Golf Club, The Capitol, HUHS Classes, Kissel Auto Museum, Madison - Bascom Hill and the Native American Presentation.

Orchestra & Choral Concert
Congratulations to all Orchestra (and some Band) and Choral members for a fabulous concert Monday night.  The huge crowd was entertained and moved by your beautiful music.  Thank you Andy Hacker, Emily Schuhmacher and Ernie Brusubardis for all you do for our wonderful music program! The final selection was a combined performance of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Amazing!

Students Visit Miller Park

Students in Mrs. Roselle's classroom got to experience areas of Miller Park that are not typical when visiting the ballpark 
Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing students have been working to apply concepts of branding and packaging.  Students were working to create an Egg-cellent package to ensure that the two hard boiled eggs could withstand a 10 foot fall that the package may encounter during the distribution process.  Also, the packaging  including the necessary labeling materials.  Most of the students were successful, but there were others that cracked.
Culinary Arts III News

Culinary Arts III students put on another great performance  Friday  night at Gib Mahr field, providing a variety of delicious appetizers and desserts to some unsuspecting and very grateful community members! 
Art Fundamentals
In Ms. Kieckhaefer's Art Fundamentals classes, American students had the opportunity to collaborate with the French exchange students and teach them about color theory. Students worked in teams to paint a piece of a mystery puzzle using complementary colors. The completed pieces are displayed outside room 132.

Health Careers and Human Services Class

Mr. Robert Schafer uses his education and experience in medicine, forensics, pathology and problem-solving skills in his role as lead investigator in the Medical Examiner's office of Washington County. Two of his main duties are to to conduct autopsies and investigate deaths. Mr. Schafer spoke to students in Ms. Piskula's Health Careers and Human Services class.
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Honors Choir, Orchestra, Band, Concert
Madison, 6:30pm

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

End of Term 1

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

NOVEMBER 24 & 25
Thanksgiving, No School
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).
Breakfast Is Served!
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.
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. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S.  The good news is rates are dropping since 2000 because fewer women are taking hormone therapy for menopause.  Please remember to get a yearly well woman exam along with monthly breast exams and screening mammograms.  Here are the CDC recommendations and information on breast cancer which also has links on how to get a reduced cost or no cost mammogram and other female exams.

Breast Cancer What You Need to Know Fact Sheet:
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
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!
Richfield Superintendent Cheering on the Orioles!

Richfield Superintendent, Tara Villalabos showing off her Oriole Pride!
Student Services
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!    


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 
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
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  wctc.edu
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 -Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

MIAD is a place where creativity always has a problem-solving purpose.   Students study Fine Art, Illustration, Communication Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Architectural Design to solve problems large and small.   From day 1, "what you do" will always have a "why you do it" attached.  MIAD also connects with major professional firms and corporations in the Milwaukee area, including GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, and Kohl's Corporation.    The school has a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.  For more information about their programs, visit www.miad.edu
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Senior Night for Girls Swimming
The final conference dual with West Bend West went to West.  We said goodbye to 12 seniors who have been a giant influence on our teams for 4 years leaving their marks in the pool, school and conference records.  Their leadership and dedication will be difficult to replace but they have set great examples to follow athletically, academically and in character.  Two new pool records were set. The first in 200 Medley relay that WB West set.  The second was by Olivia Meinberg re-breaking the 200 IM record she set earlier in the season.  Bring on the Championship Meets!
XC Girls JV Finish Strong!
Senior  Cross Country Girls at Menomonee Falls Race of Future Champions. JV girls posted personal best times and Varsity girls came to cheer them on. This strong group of supportive, caring leaders will be missed.  Good luck Varsity at Sectionals today in Oshkosh! 
Volleyball advances to Regional Finals
Hartford will advance to the Regional final after defeating Oshkosh North 3 - 0.  Megan Habeth and Alyssa Downing each had 13 assists in the Division 1 match Thursday.The Orioles won 25-22, 25-9, 25-16. Alivia Marks had seven kills and two blocks, while Abby Hamilton finished with 11 digs and two blocks. Habeth had five aces. Hartford will travel to West Bend for a 7pm Saturday evening match against West Bend West. Good Luck Ladies! 
Soccer Advances to Regional Final 
HARTFORD - Coach Jack De Selm saw his team was in a nightmare. In the final 10 minutes of a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game against No. 12 Manitowoc Lincoln, the fifth-seeded Orioles woke up to avoid a potential upset. Hartford scored four goals in the second half to outlast the Ships, 5-3, to advance to Saturday's regional final in Sheboygan.  Click here to read the full article

Hartford Union's Noel Martinez celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half ofThursday's game against Manitowoc Lincoln in Hartford. The Orioles won, 5-3, to advance in the playoffs. John Ehlke/Daily News
Hartford goalkeeper Josh Much knocks a ball down in the first half. John Ehlke/Daily News
Ready for the First Round
The last time Hartford Union football hosted a playoff game, it needed double-overtime to decide the outcome. The Orioles are hoping that isn't the case Friday.The fourth-seeded Orioles host No. 5 Oshkosh in a WIAA Division 2 Level 1 game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Hartford Union hasn't hosted a playoff game since 2010. That streak ends at 7 p.m. Friday night. Daily News.     
Click   here  to read full article.
Bring On The Playoffs!
Hartford Union and Germantown both earned a No. 4 seed in the Division 2 bracket, while Kewaskum was given a No. 2 seed in Division 3. "I thought we were a pretty solid seed in our grouping," Hartford coach John Redders said. "There's some strong teams. I was happy with that (a No. 4 seed). ... It's nice to have a home game." Hartford (6-3) hosts No. 5 Oshkosh North (4-5). "The kids are ready and they've taken everything in with maturity," Redders said. "They understand it's do or die - there's no 'what ifs' or second chances."
Hartford Union's Jake Katzenberger turns after making a catch against West Bend East on Oct. 7 in West Bend. The Orioles host Oshkosh North at  7 p.m.  Friday in Level 1 of the WIAA playoffs. Daily News
Click  here to read full article.
Coaches VS Cancer - Football Win!
Move over Charlie Weissman. Ryan Zuern stands as the record holder for most rushing yards in a single game for Hartford Union.The senior tallied 350 yards against rival Slinger in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game, breaking Weissman's mark of 317 set nearly a decade ago. Zuern added two scores as the host Orioles won 38-21.Hartford gained 607 yards of offense.Since the inaugural Coaches vs. Cancer game in 2011, Slinger won each matchup. The last time the Orioles won in the series was 2010."We we playing with angel wings, most of us," Zuern said. "That's what drove us tonight. Family is the most important."At halftime, buckets were passed around to raise money to help cancer research. In 90 seconds, both sides raised a combined $1,326.The Hartford coaches and players wore pink wristbands with names of family and friends lost to cancer or are battling cancer."(It was about) family and team," Hartford's Jake Katzenberger said. Hartford coach John Redders added, "I think that's what brought us together tonight. We played so together tonight. I think (the seniors) realized that this is the last time they'll come out of halftime against Slinger. My hat's off to the seniors. They were amazing.
Hartford Union's Ryan Zuern holds the Coaches vs. Cancer trophy and is hugged by Scott Savage after Friday's game against Slinger in Hartford. The Orioles won, 38-21, and Zuern set a school record for rushing yards at 350.  John Ehlke/Daily New
Click here to read the full article.
Coaches Vs Cancer Recap

Coaching Positions
Boys Head Track Coach
Boys Baseball Assistant
Girls Basketball Assistant
Boys Golf Assistant

Contact Scott Helms if interested!

Online Store Fall Special
Click here to access our online store for school apparel for all Oriole Fans, Parents and Alumni!
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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