A Newsletter for Parents of HUHS Students
October 4, 2019
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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. 
Students in American Literature demonstrated their ability to infer how two themes are developed in a work of literature as well as their ability to communicate information clearly with technology. HUHS’s new technology coach Valerie Verhunce aids students in using Adobe Spark. Students stretched their analytical skills and ability to communicate clearly with this powerful app!
Ms. Schulz's is engaging her Spanish II students with a relay race to review verbs!
Students in the Exploring Life Science and Agriculture classes are analyzing their leadership qualities and how different personality traits may influence how they lead in different situations. Students were grouped by key personality traits and then given a team building task to do. Afterwards, they reflected on how different traits might help or hinder their success. One of the major goals of this introductory course is helping students discover their passions and strengths as they develop themselves into the leaders of tomorrow. Application of leadership skills and self-reflection provide them with opportunities to grow.
Students in Mrs. Ruiz' Spanish classes completed a breakout box (escape room) for Hispanic Heritage Month on Homecoming Friday. It was tough in the shortened 25 minute class periods but one group broke out!!
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.

National College Fair
The National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 6, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The fair runs from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, will host over 200 colleges, and has free admission. This is an excellent chance to meet with college representatives from around the country.
Go to https://www.nacacfairs.org/ attend/national-college-fairs/milwaukee-national-college-fair/ to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share contact information with your choice schools. 

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 this past Tuesday, 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
College Goal Wisconsin
  West Bend High Schools are hosting College Goal Wisconsin, an organization that provides free assistance to Wisconsin’s college-bound students, on October 9 at 6:00pm in the West Bend East Cafeteria. The event will offer assistance to students who are completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid to pay for college, including grants and loans.

Students from all area high schools are invited to attend.
Dependent students, or those born after Jan. 1, 1996, should bring a parent with completed federal income tax returns for 2018 (if filing) and W2 statements. If a parent isn’t available or the federal income tax is not completed, students should still attend so they can begin the process.  There will be a drawing at the event for a $1,000 scholarship.
For more information on additional dates and locations, what to bring, and more, please visit www.CollegeGoalWI.org
Girls Swimming and Boys Cross Country Roundup
Girls golf and volleyball recap
Congratulations to the mountain bike team as they trudged through the muddy course at Nordic Mountain. Nick Skaalen pushed hard through the rain on a mud caked bike, while RJ Goldberg ran his bike with a flat. 
Football recap from Friday’s victory over Homestead.
Hartford-Slinger hangs on to best Grafton in pool
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