September 23, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
London calling for Hartford Union High School band
HARTFORD - Around New Year's Day in 2018, students of Hartford Union High School will be doing more than tasting the cuisine available in the United Kingdom.   Parents, students and officials of Hartford Union High School were full of excitement Monday morning as the school, during an all-school assembly, received a formal invitation to take part in London's annual 2018 New Year's Day parade. Members of the HUHS band and orchestra program accepted the invitation and are now preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime. The group, directed by HUHS Band and Music Director Andy Hacker, has been selected to perform in the 2017-18 Celebration and Gala Concert Festival.

Hacker, left, accepts an invitation Monday morning at HUHS from Davis. Joe VanDeLaarschot/Daily News

HUHS band and orchestra Director Andy Hacker's baton is a blur as he quickly leads the school band and orchestra Monday morning during a ceremony where Westminster Lord Mayor Councillor Robert Davis presented a formal invitation to the school for the school's band and orchestra to take part in the 2018 annual London New Year's Day Parade.  Joe VanDeLaarschot/Daily News
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.

 Click  here  to read full article in the  Daily  News.

Click here to navigate to the page we have set up for donations to our 2018 London Trip. 
2016 Homecoming Court

Front Row: Carlie DeBack, Sage Steinmetz, Valerie Vespalec, Hailey Klink, Darien Horst, Morgan Lentz, Maddie Davis, Allie Dentice, Lexi Brown, Anna Hermann, Halli McCauley, Taylor Weyer, Natalie Klusman, Melanie Rigden, Cora Meinberg, Lizzie Degroot

Back Row: Peter Landon, Jake Katzenberger, Matt Melsheimer, Austin Brewer, Bryce Trost, Quinn Meinerz, Joey Buddenhagen, Cristian Tyrpak, Chase Hanson, Nate Seibold, Adrian Schroeder, Ryan Zuern, Logan Ketelhut, Quinn Kennedy, Brendan Anderson, Robby Capps
2016 Homecoming Information

Monday, September 26
Sleeping Beauty Day. Please dress up in appropriate pajamas. 
The price of homecoming dance tickets on Monday is $10

Tuesday, September 27
101 Dalmatians Day. Dress the same as a buddy. 
The price of homecoming dance tickets on Tuesday is $12

Wednesday, September 28
Inside Out Day. Freshman dress up the same color as Joy, yellow. Sophomores dress up the same color as Disgust, green. Juniors dress up the same color as Anger, red. Seniors dress up the same color as Sadness, blue. Teachers dress the same color as fear, purple. 
The price of homecoming tickets is still $12

Powder Puff Games - Freshmen VS Sophomores - 6:00pm, Juniors VS Seniors - 7:30pm
All proceeds for the Power Puff Game go to the Hartford Food Pantry!

Thursday, September 29
Disney Destination Day. Freshman, please dress like your favorite Western character from Toy Story. Sophomores, please dress up like Lilo and Stitch in Hawaiian clothes. Juniors, please wear super hero clothes like the Incredibles. Seniors, dress up like Hercules; and, finally, teachers please dress up as Disney villains. The price of homecoming tickets is $14.

Friday, September 30
HUHS Spirit Day. Please dress up in your Hartford gear to show your Oriole pride. The price of homecoming tickets is $14.

Pep Rally - 12:30pm
Parade - 1:30pm
Football Game - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 1
Dance - 8:00-11:00pm

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.
Cohort Students Complete Their Plant Infographic 
After completing their plant infographic, Cohort students had a chance to step up to our presentation tables to share their project with their peers. Big screen tvs are used to work and present so the group doesn't have to gather around a small screen computer. This is modeled after a setup Cohort students witnessed last year while visiting St. Norbert College collaboration space.

Cohort Students Visit The Cental Middle School Prairie 
Last week Cohort students visited the prairie next to Central Middle School to apply the sampling technique to population estimation. While at the prairie students also worked on plant identification and mapping techniques.

Health Careers and Human Services
Kaila Schiller - a certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician, fire fighter and rescue diver, spoke to the Health Careers and Human Services class.      
Spanish 3 plays Guess Who
This week in Senora Ruiz' Spanish 3 classes students played Guess Who to practice asking and answering questions using description words that they have been practicing. Thank you to the families that allowed us to use their Guess Who games. The kids had fun and got quite competitive !

Team Building Activity with GEDO Students
Students in the GEDO program built bridges out of toothpicks and marshmellows.  The goal was to build a bridge with a minimum 10" span, but keeping in mind durability.  
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Calendar of Events
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
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 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 or . Please pass this information on to parents and photographers.
Thank you,
Jana Danay
Yearbook Adviser
Clean Sweep

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

Class Rings and Accessories from JOSTENS

Jostens was here on Thursday, September 22nd to distribute order packets for Class Jewelry orders. They will return on Thursday, September 29th to take those orders.  Class rings then take about two months for delivery.  Extra order packets can be picked up in the Main Office.
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!
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
Girls Swimming Accomplishments
Olivia Meinberg was named August athlete of the month as a freshman. In her 1st meet in the HUHS pool she swam the fastest 100 backstroke in the pools 46 year existence. A week later she broke the school record in that same event that had been set back in 1988. She has already lowered that time and we look forward to seeing what the season holds for her.

This past  Friday night our final Little Ten conference relays were held in West Bend. HUHS had two conference relay record setting races. The first was in the 300 meter back stroke with a relay of Cady Uttech, Cora Meinberg, Carlie DeBack, and Olivia Meinberg. They crushed the previous record by over 13 seconds.The next record set came in the 400 freestyle relay with Laura Kregel, Cora Meinberg, Olivia Meinberg and Carlie DeBack. In this relay the girls beat the previous record by 5 seconds.

Cora Meinberg and Carlie DeBack swimming in their final conference relay meet leave as part of 6 record holding relays out of 11 events. Outstanding 4 years of swimming!
Girls Golf win Washington County Invite!
This past  Friday , the Hartford Girls Golf Team had the experience of playing at Erin Hills.and won the Washington County Invite!  Congratulations Girls!  
Football players and Ozzy visit Erin School.

Last Friday, six varsity football players, and Ozzy, went to Erin School to assist with their "Fuel Up To Play 60" campaign. The afternoon is meant to get students active, as they had 35 different stations for students to participate in various activities. Our football players led two different stations, and one included throwing, catching and covering students while they were practicing their football skills. These six athletes were true leaders and mentors to the future Orioles at Erin.
Orioles claim sixth shutout, beat Suns! 
After Hartford Union settled down at halftime, the Orioles added a pair goals en route to a 3-0 vict ory against W e s t Bend East on Tuesday."We were too anxious in the first half," Hartford coach Jack De Selm said. "In the second half, we were moving off the ball." Hartford had a 1-0 lead at the break. Cristian Tyrpak scored in the 25th minute off a penalty kick."We struggled to put the ball in the net, and we have all year," East coach Scott Hall said. Matt Mikulec scored early in the second half for the Orioles (8-3, 3-1 Wisconsin Little Ten) - in the 50th minute, giving the visiting team a twogoal cushion. De Selm had the perfect plan against the Suns and said it played out Tuesday just the way he drew it up. "We knew what East was going to do before we got here," De Selm said. "I didn't think the game would be as chippy as it was."   Click here for full article in Daily News
Hartford Union's Matt Mikulec celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of Tuesday's contest against West Bend East in West Bend. The Orioles won, 3-0. John Ehlke/Daily News
Orioles volleyball steals road victory! 
Roller coasters can be enjoyable.  They can also be queasy.  Michelle Schueller and Alison Tanking, and players on their respective teams, admittedly felt both after Tuesday's five-set Wisconsin Little Ten showdown.
Visiting Hartford Union rallied from an 11-9 deficit in the fifth to claim the set, 15-11, and match, 3-2, against West Bend West. "For the fans, I think it was (exciting)," Hartford Union coach Schueller joked. "I don't know if it really was for me."  Click  here for full article in  Daily News

Hartford Union celebrates a point in the second set of Tuesday's match against West Bend West in West Bend. The Orioles won in five sets. John Ehlke/Daily New
XC Grade School Challenge
HUHS Cross Country teams 14th annual Grade School Challenge.  The event is taking place on Thursday, October 6th and registration is due on Thursday, September 29 Click  here  for registration and more information on this event.
Coaches VS Cancer
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

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.

Eat at Cousins!
Each year, the JV Girls Tennis team does a fundraiser to help support Gilda's Club,  a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any cancer diagnosis and those who care for them. This year the team has worked with Cousins subs in Hartford on Hwy 60, to have 10% of all of their proceeds go to Gilda's Club on Tuesday September 27 from 4:00-7:00pm. Please consider dining at Cousins during this time to support a great cause!
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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