September 30, 2016
 Hartford Union High School District
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
Powder Puff

As part of the Homecoming festivities, the annual Powder Puff games were held on September 28th.  This charity event is sponsored by Student Council, and all proceeds benefit the Hartford Food Pantry.  The Sophomores handily defeated the Freshmen squad with a score of 34-14.  The premiere event between the Juniors and Seniors was an epic battle with the Seniors coming out on top with a score of 6-0.  This year featured over 170 participants on the four teams.  The successful evening garnered over $1800 in monetary donations for the Food Pantry and over 450 canned food items. 
2016 Homecoming Information

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

Next week we'll have a photo recap of the week! The behavior of our students this year was fantastic and the school spirit was remarkable!

Check out our Facebook page for photos from throughout the week!

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

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

Haitian Guests Visit HUHS
Hartford Union High School French Department invited to our school two inspiring young men from Haiti.  They were here to raise awareness of their country and share culture, music, 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 and help lead the many orphans to a better life and a solid education.  

They presented for classes during periods 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 as well as an evening performance.  During the performances, they shared a video about the daily life of an average citizen.  The video depicted the living conditions, the food/starvation issue that many suffer, and even how laundry and garbage are taken care of.  Conditions are bleak in the poorest country in the world, but these men also shared how they are bringing the women together to teach them trades and helping them to earn a living.  After the video presentation, Bill shared a drumming session and Walnes explained the life of a farmer through dance and singing.  They discussed their life stories, and in some classes and in the evening performance, they brought students up on the stage and taught them the "spider dance."  Bill and Walnes were also at St. Joseph's home when the horrendous earthquake of 2010 destroyed much of the country, and at the evening performance, shared a bit of their experience in that situation. 

World Cultures Learns About Latitude & Longitude
Freshmen World Cultures students from Mr. Weddig, Mr. Greymont and Mr. Skifton's classes went outside to practice latitude and longitude. The students recorded the location of various items outside and then exchanged the coordinates with another group who had to located the item using only the coordinates. The students can now use their skills to practice geocaching out in the community!
Cohort learns about Lake Ecosystems 
This past week Cohort students participated in a fictitious scenario analyzing issues in a lake ecosystem. The big problem? Why is the bass fishing capital of the world seeing fewer bass being caught. After 6 workshops focusing on lab skills, map/graph interpretation, news article analysis, and environmental health connections, students are seen here concept mapping to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. The final assessment was to write a letter back to the president of the local association explaining how to help the community while using English 9 powergraphing techniques. What a week!

Oriole Chatter

Dear Hartford Area Community Members/Citizens,
Your Hartford Union High School District has begun a year of New Beginnings!  The school year is off to a successful beginning, and we would like to continue that momentum.
One of the New Beginnings! is the opportunity for the District and Community to engage each other in honest, open conversations.  We, your Board of Education President and Superintendent, invite you to attend and participate in "Oriole Chatter," a series of community conversations throughout the year.  Our goal is to engage each other in discussions about Hartford Union High School. 
The conversations will be held every other month beginning on  Friday, October 7 from  7:00 - 8:00am at the Jack Russell Memorial Library in the Community Room.  (The Library has graciously allowed us to use the Community Room before regular operation hours.)   
For this first Oriole Chatter, we'd like to discuss the following:
1.      Are we preparing students to be career ready/life ready?
2.      Should HUHS be a destination school and school district?
3.      What do you expect from the District and its Leadership (Board and Administration)?

Please come and join us to address these important issues with an open discussion!  If you are unable to attend this month, but would like to make sure that you save the date for future "Oriole Chatter" please note the upcoming dates:
Friday, December 2, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, February 3, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, April 7, 7:00 a.m.
Friday, June 2, 7:00 a.m.

Thank you!
Josh Schoemann, President                
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent
In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Calendar of Events
Homecoming Dance

Cross Country Grade School Challenge

Midterm 1 Grades Posted

Choral & Orchestra Concert

Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences

Honors Choir, Orchestra, Band, Concert
Madison, 6:30pm

Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

End of Term 1

Safety Drills
We will be conducting safety drills next Friday, October 7. Please click here to view the schedule for the day.
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 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
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. 
Clean Sweep

Click here to learn more about the Washington County Clean Sweep on October 1.
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.
This year, HUHS rolled out a new online payment system, RevTrak.  The District waived the fees associated with online credit card payments for August and September.  The intent was to encourage families to pay online for their registration fees and initial contributions to their food service accounts while getting to know the RevTrak system.  The fees will begin again on  October 1, 2016 . The fee is 2.61% of your total transaction.  This fee is used to partially offset the fees we are charged by RevTrak to accept credit/debit card payments.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Business Office.  The link to RevTrak is under My HUHS at the top of the website.
Class Rings and Accessories from JOSTENS

Jostens was here on Thursday, September 29th to take orders.  Class rings then take about two months for delivery.  Extra order packets can be picked up in the Main Office. Late order will be accepted until
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.

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   
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.
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.  
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
JV Girls Tennis
We are happy to announce that our girls JV tennis team repeated as conference champions this past Saturday.  Hartford tied with Oconomowoc.
Championships went to:
Tiana Dorosz at #3 singles
Megan Zickert and Abbey Bailey at #1 doubles
Lauren Ehlers and Olivia Burkholz were runners up at #1 doubles.
Cassidy Horst  and Jordyn Sutrick were 3rd at #4 and #1 singles respectively
Doubles teams of Sara Fagan/Grace Hermann and Jenna  Cusack/Bryanna Hron and Marley Kreger were consolation champs
Emma Witt placed 5th.

JV Girls Golf 
Last week, HUHS Girls JV golf won their conference meet at Washington County Golf Course which secured the conference championship.  Girls JV golf ended their season yesterday on a high note with a resounding five shot victory in the Hartford Scramble.  The team shot a two under 35 to win the meet going away.  Congratulations girls on a championship winning season!!!


Bowling Club
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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