A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
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Most Important
Todd Levy, Principal Clarinettist, from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera came and worked with Andy Hacker’s Symphonic Band students WednesdayZ. A great opportunity for our students to learn from an expert!
HUHS band students, Santiago Cloud, Holden Glass, Elizabeth Gonnering, Miranda Neu, Anna Rousseau, and Peter Schneider, will be performing at a concert on 12/1 at UWM at Washington County with the Moraine Symphonic Band! 

The fall concert will take place in the UWM-Washington County Theater on the Hill. They will perform works of Schuman, Vaughan Williams, Sousa, and J. Strauss plus more!

We hope you come to this free event and support our HUHS musicians!
Congratulations to Jalen Spuhler on signing with UW Parkside!! Jalen will wrestle for the Rangers next year!
I Second That!
This week Ms. Schadrie's Exploring Life Science & Agriculture classes have started to learn the basics of parliamentary procedure - or how to properly run a business meeting. This experience, taught in conjunction with their agribusiness unit, encourages students to think on their feet, develop their professional speaking skills and practice sharing their ideas and opinions in front of a group. Throughout the course of two weeks, they will learn to present the main motion, amend it, refer it to a committee and several other key skills that are used by companies and organizations to ensure every voice is heard in the decision-making process. Each student takes the role of the meeting chair throughout the unit and the class will show off their skills in a demonstration assessment in early December.
Hartford Union High School’ H-Club members organized a canned food drive November 18-22.  Students collected non-perishable food and monetary donations from 2nd-hour classes.  They raised nearly $2,000 in monetary donations and approximately 2100 canned goods and non-perishable items for the Hartford Food Pantry.

The top two teachers brought in over a $1000 of money donations and canned goods on the last day of collections alone!  The winner of the 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive was Mr. Kelly's 2nd-hour class, followed closely by Mr. Weddig's class. The final class to receive a pizza party, after having nearly $250 of total donations today was Ms. Ruiz's class. Ms. Reaves and Mr. Kania rounded out the top five while just missing out on the top spots.
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
HUHS students attend Global Youth Institute
Girls State Swimming recap
GIRLS BASKETBALL Slinger and Hartford Union Preview - Go Orioles!
Hartford Union High School District
805 Cedar Street, Hartford, WI 53027
Phone: 262-670-3200 • Fax: 262-673-8943