A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
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Events
Here at Hartford Union High School, our Technical Education Department is preparing students for their future and engaging students with their interests. In Mr. Kraus' Auto Technician class, we had students learning about tire alignment, diagnosing computer codes in vehicles, learning how to change a timing belt, changing brakes and rotors, and rebuilding an engine. All this was happing in just one class! These students have great skills for the future.
Our Civics students are sharing their knowledge and voice about how federalism impacts our lives. Students researched current events and points of view on who should have control- State or Federal government. After research, students developed their own podcasts for others to listen to. Our students explored topics such as education, drinking age, gun laws, voting laws, and endangered species. It was a great chance for each student to have a voice in their topic and explore a way to share with others. This was a great collaborative project with our Civics teachers- Mr. Manlick, Mrs. Weddig, Mr. Meinberg, Mrs. Yu (Librarian), and Mrs. Verhunce (Instructional Technology Coach).
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

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 29th
Newsworthy
HUHS Football roundup!
Good Luck HUHS! Football Playoffs!
Getting ready for the playoffs!
Gook luck to our football team!
Cross Country recap
Gilrs Volleyball recap
HUHS Girls Swimming roundup
Hartford Union High School District
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Phone: 262-670-3200 • Fax: 262-673-8943