September 16, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
HUHS Band & Orchestra to Accept Invitation to London 2018 New Year's Day Parade and Gala Festival
Students in the Hartford Union High School Band and Orchestra program are about to begin preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime. The group, directed by Mr. Andy Hacker, has been selected to perform in the 2017-18 New Year's Day Celebration and Gala Concert Festival in London. The celebration is iconic around the world when around 500,000 people line the streets for the parade and music festival each year.  In order to formally accept the invitation to perform in the New Year's Day festivities, the Lord Mayor of Westminster will come to Hartford Union High School on September 19, 2016 at 7:15am to present a formal invitation to the group during an all-school assembly.  Along with all of our students, Tim Michalak- Mayor of Hartford, Scott Henke- Chamber of Commerce President,  Josh Schoemann- Washington County Administrator/School Board President, and Music Parents will also be present.

Westminster is home to both the elected Government (The Houses of Parliament) and the head of State (Buckingham Palace) of The United Kingdom. The Lord Mayor of The City of Westminster is the first citizen of the city and as such is also host to London's New Year's Day Parade and Festival, a principal patron of the event.
The Lord Mayor is appointed annually and serves for one year only. Some of those who have served as Lord Mayors are specially designated to continue to be Parade Patrons and to fulfil certain Lord Mayoral duties in connection with The Parade and Festival.
Each year in the autumn the Lord Mayoralty decides upon a select number of groups that it wishes to visit in the United States of America in connection with London's New Year's Day Parade and Festival.  Making the visits on behalf of The Lord Mayoralty this year is Robert Davis has long served as a Patron and International Goodwill Ambassador to London's New Year's Day Parade. Robert was Lord Mayor of Westminster 1996/7 and has been a Westminster City Councillor since 1982.  He is currently Deputy Leader of the Council having previously served as Chief Whip for eight years. 
He sits in the Council's Cabinet as Cabinet Member for the Built Environment, a role which includes Planning, Special Events, The Public Realm and the Lord Mayoralty. Cllr. Davis is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park and is a Trustee of the Savoy Educational Trust and Mousetrap Theatre Projects as well as Vice President of the Heritage of London Trust and President of the Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.
Educated at Cambridge University, Cllr. Davis has just retired as a lawyer and is now a full time politician. He is a Freeman of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, a Member of The Guild of Freeman of The City of London, a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers and a Chevalier of 'L'Ordre de la Channe'. He is also Chairman of the London Mayors' Association which represents the Mayors and former Mayors of all the 33 London Boroughs.  He has been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as one of her Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London with the right to use the letters "DL" after his name. In the Queen's Birthday Honours List published in June 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire and may use the letters MBE after his name.
Cllr. Davis will be accompanied on this year's visits by London Parade and Festival Founders and Directors Robert and Geraldine Bone, and Jonathan Whaley, the event's Director of International Participation.
Hartford Union High School Band and Orchestra students are extremely honored to participate in this parade and festival. The students and chaperones will be working hard to fund-raise the costs to make this opportunity of a lifetime a reality.

September Rotary Students of the Month
The Hartford Rotary is pleased to announce the senior Students of the Month for September are Hanna Bertucci and Josie DeRosa. This honor is based on academics, character, leadership, co-curricular, and volunteer work. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments!

Hanna Bertucci          Josie DeRosa

Haitian Guests & Presentation
Hartford Union High School French classes would like to offer you the opportunity to enrich your life with a presentation by two inspiring young men from Haiti.  They are here to raise awareness of their country and share culture, dance and stories of their experiences there.  One of the men, Bill, was forced into slavery at 6 years old after his mother's death. The other man, Walnes, was given up by an aunt who could no longer support him.  Both of these gentlemen were taken in by St. Joseph's home where they now work.

They will bring artistic products that their people have learned to make to become self-sufficient and we will be collecting freewill donations to support the orphanage.

We would love for you to join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm in the Drama/Lecture hall at Hartford Union High School.

Please contact Jamie Piittmann if you have questions.
Journalism ~ Hartford Chronicle
Students in the Hartford Chronicle Journalism class taught by Mr. Jeff Carter have spent a few days team building. Building a strong team in the first weeks of school helps to ensure the newspaper is created effectively and efficiently throughout the year.
AP Biology & Psychology Bundle Course Welcomes Guest Speaker
Dr. David Bennett, North Park University (Chicago) spoke to AP Bio and AP Psych students on Friday (9-9) about how to study more effectively and how to improve memory to in order for students to work smarter when learning. It was a great talk for the college bound students of what college professors expect from their students.
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Calendar of Events
Senior Student and Parent Night, 6pm

No School for Students,
Professional Learning Day for Staff

Homecoming week begins

PowderPuff Games

September 30 
Pep Rally, Parade, Game

Homecoming Dance

Cross Country Grade School Challenge

Choral & Orchestra Concert

Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences
Health Minute
Welcome back students and families to the HUHS 2016-2017 school year!  I hope it is a healthy and happy one for you all.  My hours in the Health Office are Monday-Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  I can be reached at the number below and I would love to hear from you with any questions, concerns or information relating to your student(s).  A reminder to all parents, that students always need to report to the Health Office when they are ill or need to call home or if they need a permit to leave the building for any reason so that they are not marked truant.  Cell phones or school phones should not be used to text or call parents, I will be happy to call parents anytime the student comes to see me.  The Health Office is located in the Attendance office in the first main hallway.  Forms for medications, immunization information, health issues, inhalers, Epi-Pens, etc... need to be redone on a yearly basis for students who want to carry their inhaler with them and have an Epi-Pen here at school in either my office or carrying it with them. Those forms can be found here.  This page is updated frequently with helpful information, so you may want to check it periodically for some fun and informative health tips for students and families. 

For starters, click here for a web page provided by our government about food safety, food recalls, tips on lunches and other helpful information.

Have a great school year!
Laurell Scholz, E.M.T.
Health Technician

Clean Sweep

Click here to learn more about the Washington County Clean Sweep on October 1.
Student Services
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

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   
Senior Student and Parent Night
Counselors will hold a large group evening presentation for senior students and their parents to attend. The presentation will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.  A discussion of the college application process and an overview of financial aid/scholarships will take place.   Counselors will assist students and parents with questions, etc. 
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.
Save the Date:  Financial Aid Presentation
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.   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!

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.
Rotary Students of the Month - Deadline Approaching!
Attention Senior Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher: The deadline to submit a resume for consideration for Rotary Student of the Month is  3 p.m. on  Friday, September 23. Selected students will be invited to the Rotary luncheons at the Hartford Country Club on the first and third  Thursday during the month in which you are selected. On the third Thursday of the month, you will be asked to give a 3-5 minute speech about yourself, including school, co-curricular involvement, community involvement, high school coursework, future plans, family, hobbies/interests, and other unique characteristics about yourself.
The Hartford Rotary Club would like to recognize students each month who meet the following criteria:
-- A good student with at least a B average
-- Involvement in Co-Curricular activities
-- Demonstrates good character
-- Involved in their community by participating in community service or volunteer work
-- Demonstrates good leadership qualities
Please visit the link below to access the form:
ACT Testing
All students considering a two or four-year college experience are reminded to take the ACT test during their junior year.  Students can register for the ACT at . When registering, students will need the HUHS school code, which is 500-850.   Please remember to check the website to see if the college(s) your son or daughter is considering requires or recommends the ACT writing test.   The test fee for the ACT is $42.50 and the ACT with writing is $58.50.   If you feel you cannot afford the test fee, please ask your child's counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver. 
HUHS is an ACT test center for all testing dates. The test dates for the 2016-2017 school year are:
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.
National College Fair
The National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 2, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The fair runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, will host over 200 colleges, and has free admission. This is an excellent chance to meet with college representatives from around the country.
Go to to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share contact information with your choice schools.  
Wisconsin College Fair
The Wisconsin Education Fair is coming to Arrowhead High School North Campus on Monday, September 26, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.   Over 100 different colleges, universities, technical schools, trade schools, and military representatives are available to provide information to interested students.  A financial aid program will be presented twice during the evening.   Scanners will be used by the representatives, so students will need to register online before attending the fair.   Please do this at:
Moraine Park Technical College Career Showcase
This is one night to explore many great careers MPTC has to offer.   Learn about admissions and financial aid, meet program instructors and deans, and receive a fee waiver if you turn in your application that night.   Details at
Moraine Park Technical College Visits
A representative from MPTC will be at HUHS during Resource period the following dates for the 2016-17 school year:
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  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
Nursing Guarantee Option at UMR!
The University of Minnesota -Rochester is excited to announce a Nursing Guarantee option for students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Minnesota. This opportunity guarantees first year students entry into the University of Minnesota Twin Cities nursing program located on the Rochester campus their sophomore year provided they meet the program requirements.  Students will be able to complete all four years of the program on the University of Minnesota Rochester's campus.  Practicum work in this program will be conducted at Mayo Clinic. Students interested in this must apply directly to UMR.
Click here  to find out more!
Welcome New Staff!
The following new staff have joined us at HUHS this year, we are so lucky to have them!!

Please note the correction to the Computer Science & Mathematics Teacher, Randy Hoitink.

Tricia Becker Chris Calderon Brittany Fischer Bill Greymont Randy Hoitink
Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher Social Studies Teacher Computer Science & Mathematics Teacher

Dan Lehman BJ Mertens Mary Piskula Bill Pfund Sara Ruiz
Mathematics Teacher Mathematics Teacher Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Science Teacher (Physics & IPC) World Languages Teacher

Aaron Rusch Zack Weddig Mike Corrie

Physical Education Teacher Social Studies Teacher School Psychologist

HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. & AmazonSmile
The HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. provides scholarships to graduating seniors from HUHS who apply on line their senior year through the counseling department web site, generally right after the 1st of January each year.  The number of scholarships vary annually generally there are over 40 scholarships ranging in value from $700 - $2,000 to selected students.  The scholarship process is handled through HUHS and rating of scholarships and selection is handled through the Board of Directors of the foundation.

Our scholarship foundation has a registered account with AmazonSmile as a 503(c)(3) organization any purchases you make after selecting "HUHS Scholarship Foundation" as your charity of choice will receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile.  

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Thank you for supporting HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. and our deserving students!

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Congratulations to Ryan Zuern!
Congratulations to Ryan Zuern who was named  Washington County Athlete of the Week  on Thursday as well as the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Athlete of the Week   on Sunday

Cheer Team Tryouts for Basketball Season
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!!!     
Girls Volleyball Team Sweeps Slinger!
Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball team as they swept the Slinger Owls!!  Click here  to read the Daily News Coverage!   

Photo from the Daily News.
Boys Soccer Defeats Wisconsin Lutheran
The Boys Soccer team defeated Wisconsin Lutheran Tuesday night, 4-0. Cristian Tyrpak netted a hat trick to propel the team to victory!  Click here to read Daily News Coverage.

Photo Courtesy of Tina Seibold
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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