A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
October 4, 2019
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Most Important
Last Thursday night, the advanced Culinary classes showcased their skills at the first-ever "Set N' Serve Hors d' oeuvres" event prior to the varsity girls volleyball game!"  The students did an amazing job and are already looking forward to their next opportunity to serve!
Junior students who register online for the optional PSAT/NMSQT test can receive a copy of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for testing. Registrants can pick up a guide to the Oct. 16 test in the Student Services Office. 
Events
Canine Career Skills with Horse & Companion Animals
The students enrolled in Horse & Companion Animals have been busy prepping & practicing their canine career skills. Over the last few weeks they have been learning how to identify body language and behaviors, safely handle and restrain, and perform a long list of grooming techniques. Tuesday and Wednesday 7 dogs of varying sizes came to visit to help students put their skills to the test. Student brushed coats and teeth, examined and cleaned out ears, practiced restraints, clipped nails and did a dry shampoo on their dogs. All of these skills correlate with job opportunities in the US's $72.56 billion dollar pet industry, providing students with the chance to explore career options working with animals.
Math Meet HIGHLIGHTS
1)  JV Team 1 took 1st place with 132 points ( Jon Brown, Bradley Butler, Aryan Kalluvila, Hanna Northway, Harsh Patel, Anna Pearce, Jordan Schultz, Lucas Zenisek) !
2) JV -  Harsh Patel  took  3rd place  with 23 points
3) JV -  Aryan Kalluvila, Anna Pearce, Zoe Ramstack  - took  4th place  with 22 points.
4) JV -  Jordan Schultz  and  Kaleb Shaker  - took  5th place  with 20 points
5)  Varsity Team 1 took 5th place with 107 points
Ms. Marshall's students were in the hallway doing an activity to learn Newton's 3rd Law. The goal was to get a balloon to move from one side of the hallway to the other with just a piece of string, tape, and a straw. They could not interact with the balloon or equipment at all once it was released. We had a great class, and they were totally engaged during it. It also turned into a competition to see which group could figure it out first.
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:

October 26, 2019                           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.


Wisconsin College Fair
The Wisconsin Education Fair is coming to Arrowhead High School on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Over 100 different colleges, universities, technical schools, trade schools, and military representatives are available to provide information to interested students.   Go to http://www.wefs.org to register for a bar code that allows you to speak longer to a representative and not have to fill out any of the information cards at the table.


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

UW HELP – October Online Office Hours

UW HELP will be hosting several online office hours this month. During these sessions, staff will walk through a few areas of the University of Wisconsin application where students may encounter issues. After that, UW HELP staff will open up the chat to answer specific student questions about their application. The online office hours will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and a link to access them will be posted on  apply.wisconsin.edu

Here are the dates for October: 
 
Tuesday, October 15th 
Tuesday, October 22nd 
Tuesday, October 29th
Newsworthy
Girls Tennis Roundup
Girls Cross Country Update!
Recap- Ruona heads to State Golf!!
Good Luck at State Monday Amanda Ruona!
Great job Girls Volleyball!
Hartford Union High School District
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Phone: 262-670-3200 • Fax: 262-673-8943