October 28, 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

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

French Exchange  
Hartford Union High School French Department just completed our 4th student exchange with Jean-Henri Fabre High School from Carpentras, France.  We welcomed 30 students and 2 teachers for 10 days to our learning community and homes.  Some of the highlights of the exchange included visiting the game room and having pizza at the Mineshaft, touring our downtown businesses and offerings, carving pumpkins, visiting a local dairy farm, taking a day trip to Milwaukee to visit Harley-Davidson Museum, Discovery World and seeing Miller Park, listening to a mountain man discuss the Plains Indians, visiting  the capitol and UW in Madison, learning to golf, making some American food, creating a collaborative art project, and visiting the Fire Station. But when asked what their favorite part of the exchange was, the decision was unanimous - the friendships and family bonds that were created are what each member of the exchange valued as the very best part - without question.

We would like to thank the following local businesses and organizations for their willingness welcome our large group:  Scoop de Ville, The Mineshaft, Hartford Rec Center, the Schauer Arts Center, Wisconsin Auto Museum, Chandelier Ballroom, Hartford Golf Course (Nolan Henke), and Gehring View Farm.  

We would especially like to thank the Chamber of Commerce, the Hartford Piggly Wiggly for their help with our going-away party, and the Hartford Fire Department for welcoming us not once, but twice.  We appreciate all the efforts by Fire Chief Paul Stephens and Deputy Chief Craig Semler for hosting our potluck/going-away party and making it a success.

Huge Thank you to the following local businesses that donated for the students to be able to take some spirit wear from the Birdhouse back to France with them:

Affiliated Clinical Services
Camera Case, Inc.
Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Hartford
EDWC (Deb Reinbold)
Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Hoffmann, Micki & Peter
Quad Graphics (Alex Lugo check)
Raschka, Marilyn
RS Semler

We would like to thank the following parents and their children who hosted one (or more) of the French students:

Ides and Rafeal Andrews
Alicia Lopez, Serafin Cisneros
Patrick & Pam Beine
Carol and Ken Bird
Kim and Luke Daley
Carmen & Dean DeBack
Dan & Julie Dentice
Gigi & Dennis Doerfert
Sherry Drinan
Ernesto & Susanne Espinosa
Mike & Jane Faust
Melissia Henkel & Rob Huelsman
Debbie & Mike Heraly
Beth & Mike Hermann
Shelly and Bob Kleinschmidt
Lisa Laufer & Matt Katona
Christen & Jerry Lemoine
Pete & Sharon Meinberg
Theresa Lenhardt
Sheila & Ryan Parker
Jill Pink
April and Aaron Roemer
Gloria and Ron Witt
Kristopher & Bobbie Sieczkowski
Lori & David Smucker
Rorie & Mark Steinmetz
Eva & David
Michele Tyrpak
Bev & Brad Worman

The Daily News did an article about it as well, click here to read their coverage!

Medical Interventions with Mr. Arnholt
A very busy lab day on Thursday for the Medical Interventions students as they begin hearing tests as they study the aftermath of meningitis. The students were doing the Rinne test, a test which compares sensorinueral and conductive hearing using a tuning fork. They followed up with a noise in sound test. They will continue next week as they begin doing audiograms on each other and match patient data to individual test results.

Culinary Arts III News
The Culinary Arts III class again provided a wonderful assortment of appetizers and miniature desserts last Wednesday night at the Schauer Arts Center, for the Hartford Rotary.  Some Culinary Arts IV students were also there in a managerial role to oversee the event and evaluate the level III students. Along with food preparation, students get to work on their professionalism, while practicing their communication skills!  

Listening to Scientists
Mr. Kevin Martin and Mark Arnholt have been participating in a series called "Conversations with Scientists" put on by the Medical College of Wisconsin. Last night, they had eight HUHS students join them when the  Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment sponsored their topic of Human microbiome with a focus on fecal transplants in C. diff patients. What a great opportunity for our students and teachers to extend their learning with authentic experiences!  

Cohort Happenings
Cohort kids getting to work after seminars on script writing, brochure creating, and how to use tech in their cancer presentations. So impressed with many groups' ability to take things to the next level.  Students had to work on a brochure using ONLY photos they took. Here you can see them acting as doctors, drawing diagrams and graphs, and checking out cancer cells in an attempt to learn by the process of creating graphics rather than the copy & paste action from Google. 

Health Careers & Human Services Class
Kacey and Noah Nienstedt are both funeral directors at Shimon Funeral Home. They use a variety of skills in their occupation; some of which are event planning, restoration art (which includes anatomy and surgical skills), and grief counseling. Kacey and Noah spoke to the students in the Health Careers and Human Services class.

October is LGBT History Month
October is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history month.  As part of an ongoing series of displays in the library this year to celebrate diversity, GSA students came together to bring awareness to LGBT history month. An LGBT timeline, books and educational posters are included in the display.  Our next display will celebrate Black History month

AP Calculus BC Integration Bee
Mrs. Helms' AP Calculus BC class participated in the 2nd annual Integration Bee this week.  They went head-to-head for two days, evaluating complex integrals.  At the end of the competition, Hannah Weibel was declared the winner and was given the integral crown. 

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
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 EdgeInc.com) 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!
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.
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:  www.funpastafundraising.com

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 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. 
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
Oriole Chatter
On Wednesday we had our first Oriole Chatter session from 7-8:30pm at the United Way Resource Center. 

Save the Date for December 2 for the next one!
Hartford Union High School presents the musical Mary Poppins.  
Tickets are available at the Schauer Arts Center  262-670-0560 ext. #3 
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.

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.

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.
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.
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 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 - -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 www.uwsp.edu
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Wisconsin Little Ten Diving Championship
Hartford Orioles lone diver competes in WLT Diving Championship:

Allison Wucak began diving in eighth grade at Brown Deer's Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center. She took one month of lessons, a self described "fizzled out" gymnast, and was encouraged by club coach Todd Hill to continue working on it.  Wucak practices after school at the Schroeder Aquatic Center alongside fellow divers who either don't have boards at their school or don't have a high school team.  Despite the perceived solitude as the lone Oriole, Wucak spent the entire fall waking up early to join teammates at their morning practice. She also swims on occasion - she took part in multiple events during Tuesday's WLT junior-varsity championships.  Wucak also noted it helps enforce the team bond.  "You shouldn't let your team down and expect them to carry you through life," she added. "I really think joining a team is a bond with friends." Wucak showed up to a team meeting as a freshman, according to coach Pete Meinberg.   "She came as a total surprise," Meinberg said. "Then she spoke up a couple days into it and said, 'You know, I am a diver.' "That was a pleasant surprise. It's good to have somebody go ahead and compete for us in that event."   Hartford Union's diving program cooled in the late 1980s when the pool-depth rule changed, according to Meinberg.  Wucak "found diving" by watching YouTube videos as a seventh grader, after giving up gymnastics. A Google search led to the Schroeder Center, which led to her first month of lessons. That led to becoming an Orioles diver.
Click here to read the full article.  

Hartford Union's Allison Wucak turns in the air while competing in the Wisconsin Little Ten Diving Championship on Wednesday night in West Bend. 
WSN Level 1 Player of the Week: Ryan Zuern, Hartford
Ryan Zuern of Hartford has been selected as the Level 1 Player of the Week following a statewide vote on WisSports.net. Zuern came up huge in a wild 45-42 win over Oshkosh North to open the playoffs. He was chosen from a  strong group of nominees  in Level 1. A total of 4,643 votes were cast, as Zuern's 1,612 were enough to edge second place Seth Wilson of Holmen, who tallied 1,290.  It was a wild Level 1 game between Oshkosh North and host Hartford, as the teams combined for 39 points in the fourth quarter, including 31 in the final 5:23 of the game. After a Hartford field goal put the Orioles up 45-42 with just 10 seconds remaining, Zuern made a game-saving tackle on a North lateral play to end it. He also rushed 29 times for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns and led the team with 74 receiving yards.

Cross Country Girls Finish Season
The Hartford Girls Cross Country Team capped off its 2016 campaign in fine form last Friday in the Oshkosh Sectional, placing 7th of 12 Teams - to finish its Season with a Record of 55 Wins against 49 Losses.

Led by Alyx Evans in 15th and Courtney Kind in 17th-place of 84 finishers, all 7 HUHS runners ran season-best 5K times - six of them with all-time personal bests!

Congratulations, young ladies!

Hartford Union's Alyx Evans at the Oshkosh North Sectional on Friday in Winneconne. Gidal Kaiser/Daily News
Hartford Advances In The Playoffs!
Hartford Union coach John Redders summed it up perfectly. "Every play counts, and every one counted tonight," Redders said. "We were one play better tonight." Cody Guetzke's interception for Hartford with 1:12 left in the game, Jared Baizley's 21-yard field goal with 10 seconds left and Ryan Zuern's gamesaving tackle as time expired all played huge roles. The Orioles (7-3) outlasted the Spartans (4-6) in a WIAA Division 2 Level 1 playoff game Fridaynight, 45-42. Click here to read full article.

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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