October 7, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
Thank You School Board Members!
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has set October 2-8 as Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities. HUHS is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week to honor local board members for their commitment to the greater Hartford area and its students.

"It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and our Board devotes time and effort on the community's behalf to ensure HUHS provides every student the opportunity to learn at a higher level," Attila J. Weninger, Interim Superintendent said. "They make difficult decisions every month and study education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect."

Boards are responsible for...
* creating a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the top priority;
* approving standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do;
* ensuring, through monitoring,that progress is measured to ensure the district's goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels;
* being accountable for their decisions and actions by tracking and reporting results;
* creating a safe, orderly climate in which students can optimally learn and teachers can best teach;
* forming community partnerships to solve common problems; and
* focusing attention on the need for continuous improvement.

"School board members give the greater Hartford area citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment." Weninger said.

Board members serving the HUHS District are as follows: Josh Schoemann, President; Tracy Hennes, Vice President; Deb Reinbold, Clerk; Dick Clement, Treasurer; and Bill Savage, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.

2016 Homecoming King and Queen
Students voted  on Saturday  night and named Lizzie DeGroot as Homecoming Queen and Robby Capps as Homecoming King.
Homecoming Coverage
HUHS Student, Sam Wannow, went out of his way  on Friday  night to record special footage at Gib Mahr. He then created a video and posted it to his Twitter account the next day. I haven't met Sam yet, but Sheila got his approval to share his video of the Homecoming Game. What a great example of a student using his talents to showcase school spirit, in amazing turn-around time! 
Click here to view this awesome coverage! 

To view the week in review of photos, click the video below:

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!
Oriole Chatter

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel the Oriole Chatter event this morning. As soon as we are able to re-schedule we will alert parents and community members. Thank you for your understanding.
World Cultures & Biology in Cohort
On Monday, October 3 World Cultures and Biology combined in cohort to create a timeline of the earth using the football field. Using the field students were able to see the relationship between major events in the history of the earth (first life, dinosaurs, emergence of humans, etc). The students reflected on the activity saying...

"When you hear and visualize information it can mean a whole new concept. First, if you think back to 5000 years ago you may think that is a lot. When you put it up to the first evidence of earth, it is only a fraction."

"This project changed my perspective because it made me realize that numbers are bigger than they actually are. Saying 4.6 billion years ago in history is just a number until you visually see 4.6 billion years. ...from this project I realized numbers are bigger than they actually seem to be."

Newspaper Works on Photography Skills
Students in Mr. Carter's Newspaper class, got to practice their photography skills at the new Hartford Aquatic Center this week!

Medical Innovations
Medical Innovations, taught by Mr. Arnholt, completed the ELISA lab on Wednesday, trying to determine patient zero in a simulated outbreak. A 70-minute lab, spills into resource, everyone stays until the job is done, some until 3:30pm!

AP Biology & AP Psychology Bundle
Mr. Martin and Mr. Wick took the AP Bio-Psych kids out to the Central Prairie on Tuesday  to combine Naturalistic Observations (from AP Psych) with Ecology (from AP Biology). Their next step will be to look at population growth models, species interactions, and the flow of energy. Mr. Wick and Mr. Martin are loving the time our combined class gives them to get out and do hands-on learning!

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 .

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Midterm 1 Grades Posted

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

Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held on October 19, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Large Gym.  Please bring your child's schedule with the list of their teachers. 
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.
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
Class Rings and Accessories from JOSTENS

Class rings can still be ordered directly through Jostens.  For more information, please call (800)567-8367 or visit their website jostens.com
Student Services
Moraine Park Technical College

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, October 11th in West Bend
Wednesday, October 12th in Fond du Lac
Thursday, October 13th in Beaver Dam  4-6:30 p.m.

Click here to register!
Student Assistance Program

Freshmen Conferences    
HUHS counselors will be scheduling conferences with freshmen students starting the week of October 10 and continuing through December. 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:
October 22, 2016                              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:
October 4
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 - FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology
Did you know the fashion industry is one of the world's worst polluters?
Interested in Biotechnology and Fashion?    A student team envisioned a future application of biotechnology in fashion by creating a "yarn" out of alginate (algae) and chitosan (fungi), which they extruded through a syringe as a filament and knitted into a fabric.   Amazing practices like these occur at FIT because they are committed to eliminating the enormous amounts of textile waste that ends up in landfills and is a huge burden on the environment.    By imagining a fabric that could be made from natural, biodegradable materials, the students applied knowledge learned at FIT and are able to work towards an eco-friendly fashion system.
FIT is a state university of New York college of art, design, technology, and business.  More information can be found at www.fitnyc.edu
Some News from Activities & Athletics
Washington County Athletes of the Week - Congratulations Josh Much, HUHS Soccer
JOSH MUCH, Hartford Union Defense for Boys Soccer
Much, the junior goalkeeper, and the Orioles' back line held Slinger (21 goals) scoreless  Tuesday as Hartford ran its current shutout streak to seven matches.
HUHS Student Athlete of the Month - August
This year, Athletic Director, Scott Helms, has begun a new program to highlight our student athletes. Each month, Varsity Coaches nominate one player for consideration and Mr. Helms then selects one student.  The August Student Athlete of the Month was freshmen Olivia Meinberg. Olivia began her high school career in August by breaking multiple school records, including one last night! Congratulations Olivia!

HUHS Student Athlete of the Month - September
Congratulations to Abby Hamilton for being named the HUHS Student Athlete of the Month for September.  Abby is a great leader on and off the volleyball court. Congrats Abby!!

630 Minutes and Counting
Hartford Union extends shutout streak, takes over second place!

SLINGER - It's been nearly a month since the Hartford Union boys soccer team has allowed a goal.  The Orioles recorded their seventh consecutive clean sheet with a 1-0 victory against rival Slinger on Tuesday. "Ever since the Oconomowoc game, we've changed our mindset to play stronger on defense and move the ball quicker," Hartford goalkeeper Josh Much said.  Hartford coach Jack De Selm added, "We did a lot of defensive work early in the year."  The last time a team scored on Hartford was Sept. 6, when it fell at Oconomowoc, 5-1. That's also the lone blemish for the Orioles in the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference. The Orioles have outscored the opposition 24-0 during the stretch.  On Tuesday, the lone goal for the visiting Orioles (10-3, 5-1 WLT) came in the 19th minute when Nate Seibold finished off a pass from Quinn Kennedy.  The win gave Hartford sole possession of second place behind Oconomowoc.

Hartford Union's Cristian Tyrpak attempts to kick a ball behind him while Slinger's Jacob Bunzel defends in the first half of Tuesday's game in Slinger
Slinger's Colin Hoch jumps for a ball on top of Hartford Union's Ethan Giroux

   Click  here   to read full article. 

Hartford Union 10, West Allis Central 0

Cristian Tyrpak scored four goals for Hartford Union during a nonconference game  Thursday.
Pablo Bustamante added two goals while Cody Gishkowsky, Nate Seibold, Dominic Christensen and Charles Kenealy each had one.
Chase Hanson had two assists for the Orioles (11-3) while Mitch Strobel, Quinn Kennedy, Ethan Hanisko, Kenealy and Seibold all had one apiece.
It was the eighth consecutive shutout for Hartford.
-Article from the Daily News
Girls Tennis - Subsectionals
The Orioles advanced three flights to the sectional - Olivia Carrol (No. 4 singles), Megan Kellicut and Melanie Rigden (No. 1 doubles), and Kylie Grinwald and Darien Horst (No. 3 doubles).  East won the subsectional with 20 points. Fond du Lac and Hartford tied for second with 14.

Hartford Union's Ava Schaefer returns a shot in a No. 1 singles match. John Ehlke/Daily News

Click  here  to read full article.
Girls Swim
While the Girls Swim Team did have a very hard fought dual last night, unfortunately they lost a close match to Oconomowoc. However, Freshmen Olivia Meinberg broke ANOTHER pool record, this time in the 200 Individual Medley!!! Congratulations to Olivia,  click here  to read the Daily News coverage. 
Girls Golf - Sectionals

A group of golfers including Hartford Union's Kaitlyn Kerrigan, left, and West Bend coop's Molly Mundinger, center, walk to their shots on hole No. 14 while competing in the WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Tuesday at Hartford Golf Club in the town of Hartford. John Ehlke/Daily News

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

Bowling Club
Dig Pink Game on October 11
On Oct 11th, Girls Volleyball will be hosting a Dig Pink Event along with Teacher Appreciation.  There will be items to be raffled off, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.  
Each year, tens of thousands of volleyball players, coaches and families across the country join together to participate in The Side Out Foundation's Dig Pink® Rally. In an effort to bring more awareness and funding for stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer, my volleyball team and West Bend West are working with The Side-Out Foundation. On Oct 11th, we are hosting a Dig Pink® event to benefit Side-Out, and we need your support! Help us reach our goal of $1500 by donating to our Dig Pink® Rally campaign page  https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/11869

If you are in town for the event, come on out and watch us play, don't forget to wear your pink! Side-Out is the only charity using the power and teamwork of the volleyball community to beat cancer. Only 2 percent of breast cancer research funding goes toward metastatic cancer which makes their focus on stage 4 unique and very important. Thank you for helping the girls give hope to patients and their families! If you would like to donate any items to the silent auction, please contact Coach Schueller.

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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