A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
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This quality camping experience is provided free-of-charge to eligible children and adults with disabilities from Wisconsin. http://www.wisconsinlionscamp.com/
Volunteers Needed!
We're looking for parent volunteers for the College and Career Fair, March 18, 2020, from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Hartford Union High School. Volunteers would be talking to students about the education, skills and or training necessary to succeed in the following career pathways:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agriculture
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalism/Media
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

Interested volunteers, please contact Connie Darin at connie.darin@huhs.org
Attention Seniors!

The application for the HUHS Scholarship Foundation for 2020 is now open! HUHS Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a charitable foundation organized by local citizens and business people and administered by Legacy Private Trust Company. The income of the fund is used for scholarships and financial aid to assist deserving graduates of Hartford Union High School in their post-high school education. The application for the almost 50 available scholarships is open until February 21, 2020.
To apply, please visit the HUHS website, and click on “Academics/Scholarship/HUHS Scholarship Foundation.” There you will find the list of available scholarships, a step-by-step application process, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have further questions, you can send an email to  scholarships@huhs.org .
Events
It has been 8 years since Hartford Boys Swimming has sent a relay to State, but on Saturday, Adam Marx, Quinn Worman, Bobby Klockow, and Dylan Webb ended that drought at Waukesha South High School. South hosts one of the fastest Sectionals in the State, which drove them to the best times of their lives, and a ranking of 18 th  in the state. Dylan earned the title of Sectional Champion in the 50 Free for a 2nd year and finished 3 rd  in the 100 Breast and will compete in both events at State, with the goal of finishing higher than last year. If you see these athletes, wish them fast swims this Saturday in Madison. Congratulate, as well, the other 5 Sectional swimmers who ended their seasons shattering their previous personal best times (Nick Neuman, Cameron Koch, Nick Perszyk, Lucas Zenisek, and Drew Olejnik).
Sensory Evaluation - Industry Practices
Students in Exploring Life Science & Agriculture completed a series of sensory evaluation tests on Friday using various brands of microwave popcorn. Prior to the lab, students read and presented on the most common industry used tests, which allow food scientists to create new products, compare brands, or develop new recipes for ingredient substituion. Students were given the supplies and directions for 5 different tests and had to not only complete them but identfiy which test they were based on the process they went through. Their next challenge will be to set up their own product test using one of the methods, then collect data and draw conclusions about what they learned and why this process is so valuable in the food products & processing industry.


Pictured left to right: Delaney Hennes, Veera Lassila, and Ella Merklein competed at state last weekend. Great job!
Student Services
2020-2021 Course Selection
Parents are asked to review course selections with their child and help ensure careful consideration is given to these choices. Students are encouraged to have conversations with their teachers about course selection so that readiness, skill levels, and interests are aligned with choices.

Course selection worksheets and presentations can be found on the HUHS Academics web page under Services and Counseling.  https://www.huhs.org/academics/courseselection.cfm

February 24 Homeroom:
Freshman, sophomore, and junior students will review the course selection worksheet with Homeroom teachers and make sure the courses have been accurately entered into Skyward.  Any student who has not entered their courses into Skyward will do so in Homeroom on this day.

Questions or concerns regarding course selection should be directed to the student’s counselor.
 
  
Seniors Attending a University of Wisconsin School in the Fall
After students are admitted to a UW campus, they are invited to participate in Regional Placement Testing.  Students find out their appropriate level of math, English, and foreign language to begin in college as a result of taking the tests.
Students  register online   for Regional Placement Testing beginning February 1. Regional Placement Testing allows students to take the test close to where they live so they don’t need to travel to the campus they’d like to attend. Also, students need to register for only one placement test even if they have been admitted to different UW campuses or if they change their mind about which UW campus to attend. All UW campuses have access to each student’s scores.
Students should be intentional when selecting a site and date. Students can change or cancel their registrations. However, it’s often difficult to do so because popular sites fill quickly and changing is impossible after registration deadlines pass.
There are two options for taking the placement tests. Students may register for paper exams or computer-based exams. The exams, questions, and timing are the same, although there are additional fees for the computer-based exam. The computer-based exam provides an on-screen scientific calculator—no other calculator will be allowed during the computer-based exam.
A driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, or high school ID containing name and photo may serve as the student’s identification at the testing site.
This is the schedule for testing day (all times are approximate):

Seating, orientation, and math testing 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Break 10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
English testing 10:10 – 11:50 a.m.
Break 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dismissal of those not taking a foreign language test, followed by foreign language testing (French, German, or Spanish) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Placement test scores are shared with students when they participate in their summer orientation and registration session. It’s important for students to take the placement tests in the spring so that the results are ready for summer registration, since some campuses do not allow students to register for classes until they can see the test results.

The Greater Milwaukee College Workshop
The Greater Milwaukee College Workshop is a free event for high school students and their parents. Attendees can pick from 12+ presentations covering all aspects of planning for college. They will learn from the experts about financial aid, ACT prep, essays, college admissions, and college athletics. Check out the website and details for the Sunday, March 1, workshop at Concordia University. It is held from 12:00pm – 3:30pm.

Useful tool for college bound students: College Scorecard has info about costs, ACT score requirements, grad rates, % of students who come back for their 2nd year, % who graduate and final debt. Good tool to use for any school as you can use it for any state and public or private college (tech colleges too)! https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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 $52.00 and the ACT with Writing is $68.00.  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 most testing dates. The test dates for the 2019-20 school year are:
           
April 4, 2020                                  June 13, 2020                                July 18, 2020

Note:  Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on March 3 (no cost to the student on March 3).   When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 8 or April 4 ACT, it may be best for students to take the March 3 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon March results.

University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership
We are excited to welcome students from around the Midwest (and the world) into our globally ranked Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program, our only-one-in-the-nation Golf Enterprise Management program and our industry-integrated Real Estate Property Management program.  
 
While we have been busy this Fall building out new curriculum for students to succeed in their chosen fields and identifying innovative international relationships for students to experience education outside of the traditional classroom environment (USA-Japan Hospitality Summit) , we continually focus on what makes us unique – creating extraordinary education value to help students pursue their goals after graduation. From collaborating with globally recognized companies to helping our students find themselves ( Stout Stories - SHL ), we are focused on creating those opportunities that help set our future leaders apart from everyone else!
 


Quick Links
Newsworthy
New Varsity boys soccer coach
Boys and girls basketball recaps
GIRLS BASKETBALL — Hartford 64, West Bend East 48 - Orioles show no signs of fatigue at East
Hartford enters postseason having won four of last five
HUHS Girls Basketball recap
Boys Swimming - Good luck at Sectionals!
BOYS SWIMMING — State Meet Preview
Orioles, Suns should make noise
Both have qualifiers in line to medal at state meet
The HUHS Dance Team held a Youth Dance Clinic on Saturday. They had 26 K-5th graders learning a Pom routine that they will perform at halftime during the girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Regional wrestling recap. Hartford sends 9 to sectionals.
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