August 9, 2017
 Hartford Union High School District
Strategic Plan Survey

Be a part of the future! Take the survey!
Dear HUHS Stakeholder,
The District has begun a Strategic Plan process, which will produce 3 - 5 goals for the next 3 years. The process involves a Strategic Plan Team (SPTeam) of 30 stakeholder groups' representatives, who will review District data, participate in focus group listening sessions, and then develop the goals. The Board of Education has directed the process to be completed no later than December 2017, for implementation of the goals from January 2018 - December 2020.
Part of the data collection is a survey that we invite you and strongly encourage you to take. While it is a brief survey, there are opportunities for written input, as well. We need to hear from our entire school District community, so that the SPTeam can be best informed as it develops the goals.
Please be a part of the future by participating through the link on our website.  Please click here.  

Thank you, and thank you for supporting the education of our community's most important and valued assets - our kids!
Attila J. Weninger, Ph.D., Superintendent

2017-2018 Registration Information 

ONLINE PAYMENTS - Please use the quick link to access our online payments through rev track.  For the beginning of the year there are NO FEES to use Rev Track.  

General Information
On behalf of the entire HUHS staff, we hope you are enjoying your summer! It's hard to believe we are sending information out about registration already! This year we will start using online registration for school and all co-curricular athletics and activities. 

Click here for 2017-2018 School Registration Instructions

Click here for 2017-2018 Co-Curricular Registration Instructions

Students will still need to obtain their photo ID. 
  • The make-up Photo ID/Picture day is Monday, August 21, from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Photo Retakes for those that do not like photos are on October 4, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
If your child will not be attending HUHS for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact Sue Bell at (262) 670-3200 ext. 214.

Bus Information

Please refer to the Wittenberger Bus Service website for routes and information

Yearbook Information

Click here to order a 2017-2018 yearbook from Jostens. Please note, yearbooks will be delivered before the school year ends this year, a change from years past.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Beth Hermann at (262) 670-3200 x208 or

Freshman  - CLASS OF 2021
Class of 2021 Students and Parents/Guardian:
Welcome to Hartford Union High School District and the JumpStart! Program!  This two-day freshman transition event is on Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Our mission as a learning community is to engage and support all learners to discover their passions, achieve high academic goals, and contribute to a global society.  JumpStart! is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to get the year off to a great start and reduce the anxieties that come along with entering a new learning environment.
The Freshman JumpStart! Program is held from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM on August 28 & 29.  Students will take part in learning sessions and group assemblies, and lunch will be provided over the two days.  It is important for you to attend both days in order to take advantage of the full transition experience.   Please bring a pencil/pen and paper with you on both days.  An overview what students will do is presented below.
  • Walk through of Student Schedules
  • Laptop and Textbook distribution
  • Student Involvement/Leadership & Team Building
  • School Tours - Getting to Know Your High School
  • Freshmen Technology Standards
  • Student Panel Discussion
  • Tips and advice on success at HUHS!
Please click here to sign up for JumpStart! 
The District will provide bus transportation on both days for students, at no cost.  Wittenberger Bus Service has established JumpStart! pick-up and drop-off locations.  Please click here for the pick-up/drop-off locations and times. If you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact Wittenberger Bus Service directly at (262) 673-3777.
The administrators, teachers, and staff at Hartford Union High School look forward to seeing you in two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hermann at or 262-670-3200 ext. 208. 

Sophomores - CLASS OF 2020
Jostens will here on Thursday, September 21st to distribute order packets for Class Jewelry orders. They will return on Thursday, September 28th to take those orders.  Class rings then take about two months for delivery.  Extra order packets will be available in the Main Office.

Juniors - CLASS OF 2019
Key dates for the Junior Class of 2019

Seniors - CLASS OF 2018
It's always important to ready your email, but for Seniors it critical as there are many due dates associated with Graduation and Senior Year.  Transcripts, Scholarships and Graduation details are just some of the things to watch for.  Here are some key dates for the Class of 2018!

Students Travel to France
A group of 14 students and 3 adults from HUHS went on a tour of France from June 12-25, 2017.  The trip exposed the travelers to the varied history of the country as well as the varied climates and regions.  The group landed in Switzerland and drove to Chamonix where they visited the Aiguille du Midi for a view of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.  After that they traveled to Lyon, a city which boasts a 2000 year history and then on to the south.  There the group was able to see some of the Roman ruins such as the Pont du Gard-a former Roman -aquaduct an old Roman temple, an amphitheater, and La Tour Magne-a tower that overlooks the old Roman city of Nimes.  There was a visit to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for some time at the Mediterranean, and then the group moved on towards the west where they visited the "pink city" of Toulouse, center of the aerospace industry and the medieval walled city of Carcassonne.  From there, the group moved on to Oradour sur Glane, a small village in which the inhabitants were rounded up by the Nazis and exterminated and the village burned to the ground.  After that, the group went on to the city of Tours, a former Gallic-Roman settlement with side tours to two of the kings' summer residences in the Loire Valley, Chambord and Chenonceau.  Following this example of luxury, the group continued to the north to the village of Bayeux, took a side trip to Mont Saint Michel-a monastery at the top of an island-and then continued on to experience several D-day sites in Normandy and the Peace Museum in Caen.  After this sobering day, the group moved on to the city of Versailles and visited the palace where there were many peace treaties signed over the years.  Paris was the final destination.  The group saw many of the major tourist sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Opera, the Sacred Heart Basilica, the Louvre and the Orsay Museums, the Arch of Triumph, and the Catacombs.  After two scorching hot weeks, the group returned to Hartford very tired, but very happy!

Students Travel to Peru
This summer 21 students traveled to many majestic Inca sites in Peru; the highlight being Machu Picchu.  The students spent seven days in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu, in homestays.  Students became a part of a Peruvian family, meaning the students practiced their Spanish speaking skills, learned about the customs and culture of the city, and ate typical Peruvian food.  

In addition the days in Cusco, students spent two days in Puno, allowing them to visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca and one day in the capital city of Lima.

One of the days, students visited a school on the outskirts of Cusco.  Although school wasn't in session due to a teacher's strike, the Principal gathered students to play games, sing songs, and speak Spanish with our students.

Sophomore Erin Popies Travels to Europe to Play the French Horn
Erin Popies, who will be a Sophomore at HUHS in the Fall, spent three weeks this summer playing across Europe. Erin is 2nd chair horn (there are 3 total). The picture below is from her last stop in the Netherlands.  

Student Logo Designs
Students in Ms. Danay's Introduction to Digital Communications were challenged to design a number of logos throughout the spring semester for different community organizations.

Hartford Downtown Lights Committee Logo
Hannah Kaphingst
Abigail Denhartigh
The students were challenged with a broad topic from the Downtown  Lights Committee to create a logo with bright lights that represented downtown Hartford and then had to work through the tweaks all via online communications. Hannah Kaphingst and Abigail Denhartigh created two different logos in Adobe Illustrator for the Downtown Lights Committee and the committee requested that the girls work together to combine their logo into one design, with a few tweaks.  Overall, it was a great learning experience to work with the committee, our "customers", and to give students an experience to come together on a project when they were not expecting to. Both girls did a great job in working together and meeting the needs of the committee.

Abigail Denhartigh's Original Logo
Hannah Kaphingst's Original Logo
Final Logo by Abigail and Hannah

Logo Design Contest Option for the West Bend Barton Gun Club
In another class assignment option, students had the opportunity to design a logo for a contest that the West Bend Barton Gun Club put out for a new logo. Marissa Telderer submitted a logo that she designed in Adobe Illustrator for the contest. Her logo below was selected, but will need a few tweaks. She has won a cash price as well as clays. She will be presenting her logo to the board at an upcoming meeting. Congratulations Marissa!!

In This Issue
Quick Links
Student Announcements
Lunch Menu
District Calendars & Schedule
Rev Track
Calendar of Events
Board of Education Meeting, 5:45 PM
Make-Up Picture Day, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AUGUST  28 29
Freshman Jumpstart!, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

First Day of School, 7:25 AM

Coaches vs Cancer Game

Board of Education Meeting, 5:45 PM

SEPT 25 - 29
Homecoming Week

SEPT  29  - Homecoming
Pep Rally 12:30, Parade 1:30pm, Game 7:00

SEPT 30  
Homecoming Dance

Strategic Plan - Parent Focus Group Invite
Hartford Union High School has begun its Strategic Plan process, and developed a Strategic Plan Team.  The Team is charged with developing three to five goals for the District to accomplish over a three year time period, January 2018 - December 2021.   The Team is scheduling Focus Group Listening Sessions for District stakeholder groups in order to gather as much information as possible for the process of setting these goals.  Parents/guardians of HUHS students are invited to participate in a Focus Group Listening Session to be held on Tuesday, August 29, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school's Library Media Center (LMC).  We encourage you, and all parents/guardians, to be a part of the process.  We look forward to seeing at the Parent Focus Group Listening Session!  
Hartford Community Happenings

The Hartford Business Improvement District is constantly organizing awesome events in our city. Click  here  to check out their website.
Hartford Rotary Club - HOST FAMILY NEEDED
Your family has the opportunity to welcome Hartford Rotary's incoming high school exchange student during the fall 2017 school semester, or alternatively during the spring semester into the summer of 2018.  Muhammad Raza, a good-natured 16-year-old competent English speaker from Indonesia, will be welcomed by the Hartford Rotary Club and Hartford-area community in late August.  He goes by "Faza", plays soccer and enjoys developing his computer skills.  He is excited about coming to Hartford and making friends with Hartford High School students, his host family, Rotarians, and members of the high school community.  Contact Rotarian Scott Helms at the High School, or Rotarians John Spielmann  (262-224-0770 ) or Ron Schlitt  (262-673-6092 ) for more information, or to ask to be a host for Faza.  

2016-2017 Yearbook Delivery
Did you purchase a 2016-2017 Yearbook?
If so, they are ready for pick up at the main office.

Please note that only the student or parent/guardian may pick up their yearbook! Please make sure to have your ID!
2017-2018 Yearbook
Purchasing A Yearbook
Please purchase a yearbook directly through our Publisher, Jostens.
Click here to access the website for the HUHS Yearbook on Jostens Website:

The cost of a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year will be $67 until October 28. After October 29, the yearbook will be $70 until it can no longer be purchased on March 1, 2018.

Yearbooks will be delivered in May 2018, and a supplement with the spring sports and events will be delivered in the Summer of 2018.
Senior Photo Deadlines

The Deadline for Senior Pictures for the Class of 2018 will be NOVEMBER 1, 2017!

Due to the yearbook being delivered in the Spring, the Senior Picture deadline will be on November 1, 2017. It is important to note that this is much earlier than in years past!

Click here to see the senior photos that have been submitted.

Senior Photo Requirements 
  • Senior pictures are due November 1, 2017. Photos not turned in by this deadline will result in a $25.00 fine. Photos received after November 15, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED in the 2017-18 yearbook
  • Please email one digital file of your photograph to It must be at least 2x3 inches at 300dpi. If you cannot send a digital file, we can digitize it, but this will reduce the quality from the original. Please name your file with your last name, _ , then your first name (example: doe_john.jpg). File types can be .jpg or .tiff
  • DO NOT SEND IN a screenshot of your senior picture from your photographer, if at all possible, have your photographer send the photo to prevent losing any quality!
  • Photos must be vertical color prints, with  no pets, no hats, and have a simple background. Dress needs to be school appropriate. Remember, the pictures in our yearbook are small, so ideally the photo should show just the head and shoulders. We want to maximize your face size.
  • Many local photographers have these deadlines and may the send the photo for you if you ask. Please understand that your photographer will need probably 6 weeks or more to get photos done. This means you should have your pictures taken by the middle of September to get them done with enough time to spare.
  • We cannot accept prints from a Laser or inkjet home computer printer.
Any students who do not turn in senior pictures will have their HUHS school picture published in the yearbook.

Summer Ovations Newsletter
If you missed our Summer issue of the Ovations District Newsletter, click here to read the full issue!

Homecoming 2017 - A Night on the Nile
September 25-30, 2017

Friday, September 29
Pep Rally -12:30 PM
Parade -  1:30 PM
Game - 7:00 PM
Come and Work at Hartford Union High School!
Hartford Union High School has great job opportunities available which include: a Special Education Teacher, a Speech/Language Pathologist, a Math Teacher, a Lead Custodian, a Help Desk Specialist, and coaching positions in various areas. Please check out our website at  under Employment, at the bottom of the page, for more information.
Student Services

Seniors will need to request a final transcript from Parchment if they are college-bound.  Most colleges and universities require a final transcript to complete the admission process.
Seniors need to log into their Parchment account to make that request.  Be certain to supply a personal email address (not the HUHS student email).   Request a "final transcript" when submitting the order; transcripts will be available the end of June.

If a Parchment account has not been set up yet, please go to, where the link to Parchment is available by clicking on Transcripts.

Any transcript questions can be directed to the Student Services Office.

Some News from Activities & Athletics
Coaches vs Cancer
The annual Hartford/Slinger Coaches vs Cancer game will come up quickly as we play on September 8th.  Please click here for information on how to order the t-shirts.

Sideline Store

Shop Now and SAVE  with your Official Sideline Store Apparel Store.
Students, athletes, parents, alumni, and fans can now purchase their favorite SCHOOL custom logo'd apparel products at a great price.
It is as easy as 1,2,3:
Pick your product, Pick your color, Add your favorite logo, and it ships directly to your front door.
Don't forget you can customize many apparel items with your name, number, or year to celebrate your athlete's journey.
Your school's Sideline Store operates 24/7 and is supported by an expert customer service team.

Fall Sport Picture Dates
Girls Golf - Friday August 11 - 8:00 at Hartford Golf Club
Football - Monday August 14 - 2:00 on the football fields behind school
Girls Tennis - Thursday August 17 - 10:00 on the tennis courts
Girls Volleyball - Thursday 24 2:00 in the field house
Girls Swimming - Thursday August 24 3:00 in the Pool
Boys Soccer - Friday August 25 - 2:00 on the soccer fields behind school
Cross Country - Friday August 25 3:00 near the soccer practice fields
Boys Volleyball - Friday August 25 4:00 in the field house
Dance - Still need date
Cheer - Still need date
Fall Sport Start Dates

Senior All Star Game - Girls Soccer

On July 22nd Mallory Knight participated in the Masonic/WSCA Senior All Star Game. Mallory was on the Blue Team made up of schools from the north. The Blue Team won the game 3-2 and Mallory played an impressive game at the striker position.

Mallory is in the middle of the back row on the Blue Team.

Attention Girls Softball Players
Girls Fall Ball Softball! Any interested softball players should contact Randy Groonwald @ League to be played in Sussex High School, beginning August 27 and running for 6 weeks on Sundays, skipping Labor Day weekend. Practices to be held August 16, 22, and 24 at Lincoln Fields at 530 PM
Check out our New Conference - The North Shore!
Our new sports conference is the North Shore Conference which will include Hartford, West Bend East, West Bend West, Slinger, Whitefish Bay, Port Washington, Nicolet, Homestead, Grafton and Cedarburg

Coaching Positions
Fall Weight Room Supervisor

Head Girls Softball Coach
Head Boys Golf Coach

Assistant Wrestling Coach
Assistant Gymnastics Coach
Assistant Girls Basketball
Assistant Boys Basketball
Assistant Girls Softball Coach

Contact Scott Helms if interested
Booster Club

Click here for Booster Club Membership and Business Sponsorship Information!

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