A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
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Most Important
Medical Explorer Program
Open to all high school students in Washington County
The 2020-2021 HUHS District Calendar was approved on 10/28/2019.
Students need to sign up in the Student Services Office by 3 p.m. on Monday 11/18.
Events
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Student Council hosted a Veteran’s breakfast for those who served across all branches of the military. With over 80 in attendance, the students served breakfast, gave attendees thank you cards and projected a slideshow of military branch and years of service slideshow. 
 
Teacher, Mark Murphy (photo) returned home, from active duty, Friday, November 8th and was able to attend the breakfast. Hartford Mayor, Tim Michalak, gave the keynote speech (photo). Teacher, Russ Kumbier, gave a touching speech on the history of his family serving in the military, and senior, Myia Robinson, talked of her plans to enter the military after high school.
 
In addition, The HUHS Band (photo) played an Armed Forces Medley, a collection of the official songs of the five services of the United States Armed Forces. The HUHS Choir (photo) sang, “America the Beautiful” to conclude the gathering.
14 junior and senior students from the Dream to Succeed program, facilitated by Casa Guadalupe and HUHS, went on a field trip Tuesday to the Moraine Park Technical College campus in Fond du Lac. The Dream to Succeed program is geared toward helping our Hispanic and Latino students prepare for their post-secondary transition. Students were given a tour of several programs at the campus, such as Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Technician, and Nursing Assistant. They even had the opportunity to ask questions of students and teachers about their experience at MPTC. Thank you to Casa Guadalupe for providing transportation, lunch, and tour for our students!
THANK YOU Shout out!
Thank you, E.H. Wolf & Sons, Inc for helping move over 1,000 nonperishable food items to Hartford's Food Pantry!!! Nearly 20 boxes of food were delivered and HUHS FBLA/DECA Clubs could not have done it without you and your help!
Dr. Jacob Notbohm (engineering professor and researcher at UW-Madison) and Maria Proestaki (Ph.D. student) visited Jamie Lauer's classroom as part of her RET teaching fellowship. They helped her run the lab she created this summer and spoke to the AP chemistry class about their own research. Students were able to see how biology, chemistry, physics, and math are all used to solve complex problems.
HUHS students and teachers attend 2019 Global Youth Institute in Iowa. 
The Math Team traveled down the road to Arrowhead Thursday for the second invite of the year. Some highlights:

*   Annabelle Noyes took home a  3rd Place Varsity Medal with 23 points (pictured left)
*   Jadon Thornton took home a  3rd Place JV Medal with 20 points (pictured right)
* Hartford  JV Team 1 walked away with the 2nd place trophy with 162 points (pictured middle)
Jonathan Brown, Bradley Butler, Aryan Kalluvila, Sam Michalak, Harsh Patel, Anna Pearce, Kaleb Shaker, and Jadon Thornton. Great job!
French 2 students were learning first-hand about the art of making French bread. They mixed the dough, learned to knead it, and finally how to "throw" the dough in class. They will take it home to bake and then bring their final products back the next day to compare and sample with the class. Bon Appétit!
Student Services
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:

                           December 14, 2019                       February 8, 2020 (NOT at HUHS)            
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.


College Application Tip
  Save the speech. Tell the tale.  No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself. You aren’t giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it!   The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you’ve done the job.
 
If you’d like help with your college essay, English teachers are available in the Writing Center during 5 th and 6 th period Flex Tuesday through Thursday.  Ms. Yu is available during Resource   in the Writing Center Tuesday through Friday.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA
 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 school year launched, October 1. The FAFSA assesses family finances to help determine your ability to pay for college.

The FAFSA is your primary tool to qualify for federal programs such as Pell grants, work-study programs, and loans. States and colleges also use the FAFSA to qualify students for local financial aid, as well as for school grants and scholarships .

For more information and to begin the process of applying, please go to:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

What is the status of my application?

This is a common question that we hear this time of year at the UW HELP office. Unfortunately, we are not able to see the status of an applicant's application. Two things that we can check for them are (1) whether or not the online application was submitted and (2) whether or not the application fee was paid. Since this is a frequently asked question we did work with our campuses to create a chart so students can have a better idea as to when they can anticipate hearing back from one of our 26 campuses - once all materials are received. This chart includes the date in which campuses will start reviewing a completed application and approximately how long that review process will take.  View Timeline


November Online Office Hours

UW HELP will once again be hosting several online office hours this month. During these sessions, we will walk through a few areas of the application where students may encounter issues. After that, we will open up the chat to answer specific student questions about their application. The online office hours will be held on either on a Tuesday or Wednesday this month (see below for dates and times). A link to access them will be posted on the home page  apply.wisconsin.edu  or you can use the button below. Here are the dates and times for November: 
 
Tuesday, November 5th - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 12th - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 20th - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 27th - 2:00pm - 3:00pm



Quick Links
Newsworthy
Football recap from Friday's game.
W FCA 2019 All-Region Teams Announced. Congratulations Jake Frantl, Joe Kasprzak, Steven Lazaris, and Justus Ojo and Nick Pepin. Well deserved honor.
Girls Swimming recap
Good luck at state swimming Saturday!
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