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Discover your passions

District Highlights

Sometimes you have to look back

in order to understand the things that lie ahead.

Yvonne Wood

HUHS District Newsletter

August 2015

Join us for our construction open house on September 20


A Snapshot of

HARTFORD UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

1423 Students

13.2%

Students with Disabilities

23.4%

Economically Disadvantaged

1%

Limited English Proficient

25

63%

Clubs

participation

21

67%

Sports

3

Music Pathways

Beyond Academics

participation

19.4%

participation

HUHS Board of Education

HUHS Administrative Team

Ms. Tracy Hennes, President Mr. Dick Clement, Vice President Mr. Bill Savage, Clerk Mr. Josh Schoemann, Treasurer Ms. Deb Reinbold, Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer Ms. Elisha Jaeke, Senior Board Representative Ms. Chloe Christiaansen, Junior Board Representative Ms. Olivia Pusch, Sophomore Board Representative

Dr. Lisa Olson, District Administrator Mr. Mike Williamson, Director of Business Services Mr. Dan Dobner, Principal Ms. T.C. Motzkus, Director of Teaching and Learning Mr. Jon Duhr, Director of Teaching and Learning Mr. Chad Ellefson, Director of Pupil Services Ms. Teresa Redmond, Director of Special Education Mr. Nathan Mielke, Director of Technology Services


Please join us...

HUHS Annual Meeting

September 28, 2015 @ HUHS Drama Lecture Hall 6:15 PM Annual Meeting

5:45 PM Budget Meeting

Construction

UPDATE

Construction Project Ribbon Cutting to follow

The HUHS Board of Education approved funding of the $8.1 million construction project through the issuance of a $7.8 million bond issuance due to current debt reduction. This construction project was done without a referendum and without creating an impact to taxpayers.

Phases II and III of the HUHS construction began in late April and are slated to be completed by September. The construction project includes total demolition and remodel of the locker rooms, relocation and remodel of the kitchen and servery, redesign of four classroom spaces in STEM (science, technology, enegineering, math), updated culinary arts classroom and kitchen, and expansion of restroom facilities.

LOCKER ROOMS

Physical education and athletic locker rooms were original to the 1959 building. Construction updates include redesign of the layout for better accessibility, safety, and security. Included in the renovation of the lower level team locker rooms is the addition of a separate visiting team room, coaches’ office, and redesigned storage spaces. Orange and black are well represented in the new locker rooms!

KITCHEN

The HUHS kitchen was original to the building in 1959, although there were upgrades and remodeling to the cafeteria spaces since then. The appliances and space utilization was not efficient for serving meals to HUHS students. In addition, HUHS provides food services to Erin, Friess Lake, Richfield, and St. Gabriel’s K-8 schools. One of the freezers was previously located outside of the building, which provided additional challenges. The new space allows the delivery, storage, kitchen (cooking), servery, and cafeteria to be located in the same space with a more effective layout and updated appliances and equipment allowing for energy efficiencies.

CULINARY ARTS

Culinary arts lab and classroom will provide current kitchens with ADA compliance and learning spaces that are designed and outfitted with up-to-date appliances and equipment.

STEM

Additional classrooms are being renovated in the STEM hallways to match updates made last summer. The updated classrooms will house physics, engineering, computer science, and graphic design courses.

CONSOLIDATION UPDATE After thorough review of a budget forecast financial study and community survey results, Herman #22, Neosho J3, and Rubicon J6 School Boards approved an order to consolidate on July 15, 2015. This consolidation will be effective in the 2016-2017 school year. The new school district will be the HoNoR School District. The HUHS Board of Education is continuing to analyze options in its study of K-12 consolidation and welcomes community input. Please contact any HUHS Board member (email addresses are on the HUHS website at huhs.org).


Community Connections COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR HUHS HOSTS ANNUAL FAIR ON MARCH 18, 2015

This year, HUHS expanded our annual college and career fair by inviting even more business representatives and had 90% of our 345 juniors attend, as well as other students and their parents. All juniors in attendance had a passport to complete for the event. Students asked employers and educational institutions questions to help learn more about options and offerings and what they needed to do to be accepted into a post-secondary institution or to get hired. Feedback from students, parents, post-secondary representatives, and businesses was extremely favorable. Students appreciated the opportunity to meet with the variety of post-secondary institutions and even a few opportunities to learn about summer jobs or future careers with some businesses. Colleges and business representatives were impressed with the level of communication and engagement of HUHS students and found the event worthwhile.

Thank You! We could not have made this fair possible without the businesses from near and far. Thank you to all that contributed! •

NCL Graphic Specialties Inc.

Hartford Police Department

Culver’s Frozen Custard

Triton Trailers

Auto Job Experts

Uptown Motors

School-Pak, Inc.

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Weld-Fab MFG Corp

2Fold IT

Maysteel Industries LLC

Sartori Cheese

Mantz Automation Inc

Quad Graphics

Fabco Equipment

Polyfirst Packaging

Aurora Health Care

WTKM

Signicast Investment Castings

Hartford Dental Group

ACR Management Consulting

Staffing Support Specialists

Helgesen Industries

Salon East

Payne & Dolan Inc.

Menasha Packaging Company

Kay9Calm LLC

Washington County

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home

Glacier Hills Credit Union

Sysco Eastern Wis, LLC

Steel Craft Corporation

David J. Frank Landscape Contractors

Toadally Natural Garden

Broan-Nutone


College & Career READINESS

COLLEGE

Students at HUHS are prepared for post-secondary education through a variety of unique opportunities.

20

14

12

35%

22.8%

25%

CLEP/Industry Certification Courses

Advanced Placement Courses

of HUHS Students Participate

of HUHS Students Participate

During the 2014-15 school year, students took 653 Advanced Placement exams as compared to 485 exams in 2009-10. The number of HUHS students recognized as AP Scholars increased from 3.9% in 2011-12 to 6.5% in 2014-15.

HUHS students can earn industry certifications in programs such as SolidWorks and Microsoft products. In the HUHS Class of 2014, 53 students earned at least one industry certification and allowed HUHS to receive incentive funding targeted to mitigate workforce shortages.

Technical College Courses

of HUHS Students Participate

Students may receive both high school credit and technical college credit for 12 classes in 4 different departments at HUHS. Students will receive both a high school transcript and technical college transcript.

CAREER Students at HUHS are prepared for entry into the real world via a variety of growing career cluster areas, but specifically three that are going to be growing at a greater pace in the near future:

Culinary Arts

New construction will provide Family and Consumer Science students a state-of-theart learning environment. Students can earn industry certification and technical college credit in culinary arts and food science.

Biomedical Sciences

Computer Science and Information Technolgoy

Computer Science continues to grow at HUHS at both the the introductory and Advanced Placement levels. Computer programming, information systems, website development, and hardware maintenance courses provide a wide range of options for students.

The Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program exists at HUHS to increase health care and science career opportunities. Shown on the left, our SMART team poses after presenting their research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and in Boston. Other courses include Medical Terminology and Introduction to Sports Medicine.


HUHS FUT

We engage and support all learners to discover their passions,

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Veterinary Medicine

Beginning Class Piano

English 12 Seminar

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CHING TEA DESIGN THINKING Innovative solutions leading to development of the Freshmen Cohort program.

NEW! CREDIT RECOVERY MODEL Based on Learning Targets

2% DECREASE

In Employee Health Insurance

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NEW COURSES

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION EVENTS

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

2014-15 A YEAR IN REVIEW

All students provided a district-issued laptop

100% All freshmen have a technology portfolio

BLOCKED COURSES Biology and World Cultures courses were taught in blocks of 97 minutes to reduce the number of courses each freshman had to take.

SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS

187

Students Worked Ahead in Courses

8

155 Courses Recovered

COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION ON SECURE ENTRY To provide a safe and secure environment for all student learning.


URE PLAN

achieve high academic goals, and contribute to a global society.

2015-16 LOOKING FORWARD

FLEX TIME

Personalizing Learning

To support a more personalized schedule, the HUHS Daily Bell Schedule will include an additional 25 minutes opposite of lunch for each student. During this time, students may be scheduled into an academic support or intervention, may work on recovering credits, or may be scheduled for their weekly music lesson. Some students may also choose to be in the commons area or to study or work in a quiet learning environment. This additional Flex Time during the school day will complement the Resource period at the end of the day, which was implemented in 2011-12. Students may also participate in online courses or summer school to work ahead or recover courses. HUHS is continuing to analyze opportunities to maximize student learning and to allow students to access the more than 200 courses.

FRESHMEN COHORT

Transforming Teaching

As an option for incoming freshmen, the Freshmen Cohort model is a teaching learning method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This model is focused on teaching students the curriculum of the academic subjects through competencies valuable for today’s world such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity and innovation Students are enrolled in English 9, world cultures, biology, and health through the Freshmen Cohort and will be engaged in an extended, rigorous process in which teachers can pace instruction on student need and support independence and acceleration of curriculum for some students and use additional supports for other students.

LEARNING SPACES

Evolving Structures

Both the Summer 2014 and Summer 2015 building projects included creating learning spaces which better meet the teaching and learning needs for today’s education. In the STEM hallway, we have redesigned two computer labs, added a “wet” lab, repurposed space for three physics labs/classrooms, and a computer science and graphics room. The flexible learning spaces allow for multiple configurations and are open to the hallways. These layouts encourage collaboration among courses and departments. In addition, the library media center has been reconfigured for better class, group, and individual spaces. Commons areas have been designated as part of the construction and will provide spaces for students to gather for a variety of purposes.

Decision-Making Framework

For more information about the HUHS Future Plan, annual goals, and progress, please visit www.huhs.org/page.cfm?p=770


Co-Curriculars

2014-15 NEXT LEVEL STATE AND NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

Our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports, organizations, and clubs at HUHS. The students below showed a great amount of success in their sports and organizations during the 2014-15 school year.

SPORTS Cross Country: Drew Dueck Girls Golf:

Amy Holzer

Girls Tennis:

Hannah Peters & Stephanie Doerfert Mallory Knight & Courtney Lindemann

Boys Wrestling: Beau Breske - 2nd Place in State at 170# Girls Swim:

Nicole Schweitzer, Meredith Huber, Cora Meinberg, Carlie DeBack, & Miriam Stevanovic

Girls Track:

Sam Noennig - 1st Place in State Shotput Sam Noennig - 1st Place in State Discus Hannah Mertens - 3rd Place in State 300 Hurdles Cora Meinberg, Sam Noennig, Ashley Melvin, Hannah Mertens, 4x200 Relay Cora Meinberg, Sam Noennig, Ashley Melvin, Hannah Mertens, 4x400 Relay

Boys Track:

Drew Dueck - 800M Run Brett Burkholz - High Jump Garrett Worman - Pole Vault Drew Dueck, Nolan Wallenkamp, Emmett Williams, Noah Goecks - 4x800M Relay Drew Dueck, Nick Wilichowski, Brett Burkholz, Mitch Berti - 4x400M Relay

Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Championships: Boys Soccer, Girls Golf, Boys Swimming, Girls Soccer, Girls Track and Field Relays

ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS Bowling : State Qualifiers Joshua Beaudoin, Ted Gerfin, Tannor Parr, Adam Pozorski, Nathan Seibold, Jeff Thoenes, Charles Gillis FBLA:

National Qualifiers Jordan Dvorak - Intro to Business Adam Opichka & Jacob Hoppe - 3D Animation 10th Place in the Nation Mitchell Datka, Brady Olson, & Dylan Weber - Management Information Systems Benjamin Marinin & Collin Brault - Sports Marketing

Skills USA: National Qualifiers Andrew Huelsman, Connor Koch, & Jacob Larson - Automated Manufacturing 7th Place in the Nation Emma McCauley - Job Interview Jeff Thoenes - Graphic Communication 14th Place in the Nation Adam Pozorski - Motorcycle Technology 6th Place in the Nation


What does it mean to be an HUHS graduate?

 The quotes above are responses from a graduate survey that was sent to all graduates from classes 2008 to 2013 in December of 2013, as well as from a recent graduate survey given to 2015 grads. After our students graduate, it is important for us to reflect upon their preparation for post-secondary education and/or the workforce while attending HUHS. HUHS values the opinions of our graduates.


HUHS Scholarship Foundation, Inc CLASS

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Matthew Scharpf Aurora Medical Center Washington County Volunteers $700

Cecilia Elsbernd

Audrey Carroll



Grace & Glenn Broker Family Scholarship $700

Hartford & Kettle Moraine Lions Clubs Endowment Fund-Jack Bell Memorial $700

Lindsey Semler

Brady Olson

Bruno G. & Catherine Jordan Scholarship $700

Elizabeth Werner Dave’s Job Shop Scholarship $700

The Koch Family Scholarship $1,000

Andrew Childs

David & Susan Schulteis Scholarship $700

Elmer J. Ebling Scholarship Trust $700

Donna & Dennis A. Carroll Family Scholarship $700

Amanda Silva

Hartford & Kettle Moraine Lions Clubs Endowment Fund-Jack Bell Memorial $700

Mallory Oleshko

Catherine Grundy

Jessica Wachs

Hartford Players Fine Arts $1,000



Nolan Wallenkamp

Jim Kreuser Woodworking Memorial $1,000

Monica Stephans

Thomas H. & Lori. L Seeboth Scholarship $700

First National Bank of Hartford Scholarship $700

Dylan Weber

Kirsten Opichka

Stephanie Doerfert

Bryanna Bauer

Hartford Rotary Club Scholarship $1,000



Benjamin Marinin

Betty and Carl Labuwi Scholarship $700

Hartford Savings Bank Scholarship $700

E.A. Laubenstein Trust Scholarship $700

Monica Grimm

Team SummyrSummyr Aulenbacher Zuern Scholarship $700

The following HUHS Alumni have been awarded an additional year of their specific scholarship: Emma Piechura................Jim and Jean Bell Endowed Scholorship - $1,000 Audra Boettge..................Ruth A. Knoll Music Endowed Scholarship - $1,000 Caitlyn Josten ..................Jim & Doreen Mohr Arts Endowed Scholarship - $700 Emily Clement..................Kenneth & Anita Reed Endowed Scholarship - $700 Echo Borges ....................Jack & Gerry Russell Endowed Scholarship - $700 Danielle Priesgen.............Jack & Gerry Russell Endowed Scholarship - $700


OF 2015 Marco Carini

Ashley Kellicut

Jacob Bawolek

Luis & Iris Garcia Scholarship $700

John M. Grandine UW- Madison Scholarship $1,000

Hartford Community Services, Inc. Terror on Rural Street Scholarship $700

Leah Klink

Brett Burkholz

Madelyne Kellner

HUHS District Scholarship $700

Amber Drewek

Florence Place Scholarship $700

HUHS Faculty & Staff Scholarship $700

Lisa LaBelle

Del and Ellie Renzaglia Scholarship $700

William Kreuser

Nina Bustamate Nadeau Hartford & Kettle Moraine Lions Clubs Endowment Fund-Jack Bell Memorial $700

Mitchell Schweda

Mitchell Datka

Hartford Community Services, Inc. Terror on Rural Street Scholarship $700



HUHS Faculty & Staff Scholarship $700

HUHS Faculty & Staff Scholarship $700

Mark Hermann

Jonathan Higgins

Jack & Gerry Russell Scholarship $700

Mary Roemer Thomas Scholarship $1,400

Brian J. Janzer Memorial Scholarship $1,400

Adam Pozorski

Mr & Mrs. F.W. Schauer Scholarship $700

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Annah Horst $700

 Hannah Peters

$700

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP DONORS General Scholarship Donations of any size from corporations, civic and charitable groups, and individuals can be made annually. Donors will be recognized as follows: Platinum - $5000 and above, Gold - $1000 - $4999, Silver - $500 - $999, and Bronze – Up to $499.

Hartford Rotary Club...............................................................................Platinum Hartford Area Foundation.......................................................................Gold Kenealy All Star Memorial, Inc................................................................Gold Wayne Heidel and Jennifer Semmann Foundation.................................Gold Louis Knoke in Memory of Barbara Harry................................................Bronze Shawn & Sara Leu in Memory of Barbara Harry......................................Bronze


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262.670.3200 www.huhs.org

ECRWSS POSTAL CUSTOMER

discover your passions at Hartford Union High School HOMECOMING 2015 September 20-27

 NEW!

PARADE

Sunday, September 20 2:00PM HUHS TOURS

Sunday, September 20 3:30PM

PEP RALLY

Friday, September 25 1:30PM

FOOTBALL GAME

Friday, September 25 7:00PM

DANCE

Saturday, September 26 8:00PM

See you on Sunday, September 20!

www.huhs.org Nondiscrimination Statement:It is the policy of the Hartford Union High School District, pursuant to s. 118.13, WI Stats., and PI 9 that no person, on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity), pregnancy, marital or parental status, military status, genetic information, or physical, mental, emotional, learning disability or handicap, may be denied participation, be denied admission to any school in this District or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any co-curricular, pupil service, recreation, or other program. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Hartford Union High School District has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination. In addition, the District has adopted procedures regarding the processing of discrimination complaints. Copies of the policy, procedures and complaint forms are available, upon request from any administrator. It is the policy of the Hartford Union High School District, pursuant to PI 41.04(1)(a), to provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. Requests for accommodations may be directed to any administrator. Questions or concerns regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policy and procedures should be directed to the Coordinator of Discrimination Complaints, Chad Ellefson, Hartford Union High School, 805 Cedar Street, Hartford, WI 53027, (262) 670-3200. Page 8 infographic image thank you to Freepik.

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