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Youth Volleyball League
The start of the Midwest Youth Volleyball League is just around the corner!  Any 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls who are interested in playing, see the forms below. For any questions, contact Mrs. Gibson at school or e-mail at

Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 

Book Fair dates: December 5th – December 9th

Shopping hours: During school hours

Special activities: Family night on Wednesday December 7th.  Time: after school until 7:00

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Our online Fair is available from November 27th to December 10th.

3rd and 4th Grade Musical, Twas One Crazy Night Before Christmas

"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a..." Wait a minute! What's going on here? Mom's running pass plays in the kitchen, Sis is doing her best Martha Stewart imitation, dad and the uncles are taking root in front of the TV, and the kids are...hmmm? Join us as we take a light-hearted look at Christmas in the typical American household.

Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m. for music, laughter and Christmas joy!

Coaching Opening

Houston High School has an opening for the JV Baseball Coach position. Interested applicants should complete a coaching application (click here)Send application, resume, and references to: 

    Houston High School
    Craig Knouff
    5300 Houston Road
    Houston, OH 45333

Two Hour Delay

Hardin-Houston Local School will be operating on a two hour delay on Friday, December 16th for professional development. Due to the agenda of the training, students and parents are not permitted on campus before 9:30 AM.

Early Dismissal

Hardin-Houston Local School will dismiss 1 hour early on Wednesday, December 21st to start the holiday break.

No School

Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed Thursday, December 22nd through Monday, January 2nd for holiday break.

Baseball Fundraiser

It's that time of year again when the Houston High School Baseball team is putting together their annual fundraiser. We will be selling different Houston gear including short and long sleeved T-shirts, hoodies, quarter zips, crew sweatshirts, and a couple different men's and women's polo shirts along with other accessories such as lanyards, gym bags, draw string bags, beanies, headbands, car decals, and new this year, stadium chairs. These do make great Christmas gifts. Orders postmarked by December 2nd should arrive by December 21st (unless there is a backorder).  Please help out the Houston baseball team with your orders and we certainly appreciate your support. You can click here to download the order form. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Allen at the school.

Senior Slideshow

Seniors, it's time to start bringing in senior pictures, baby pictures, and other pictures for the senior slideshow. Pictures can be dropped off in Mr. Brown’s computer lab whether they are hard copy or digital copies. Any pictures that can be sent in digitally (on a CD, flash drive, camera, or email) will be greatly appreciated since scanning the pictures takes up the most time. If you bring in hard copies of the pictures, please write your name on the back so they can be returned to you. Please turn in your pictures on time as no late pictures will be accepted unless you have spoken to Mr. Brown first. There are multiple deadlines for pictures and they are listed below. For more information about the senior slideshow, contact Mr. Brown at the school either by email ( or by phone (937) 295-3010 ext 2013.

  • Baby Pictures and non-senior year candid pictures by January 12th
  • Fall Sports pictures by January 12th
  • Senior Pictures by January 12th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by February 10th
  • Prom pictures by April 11th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is April 28th
  • Spring Sports pictures by April 28th

Engraved Brick Pavers

Hardin-Houston Local School is currently selling personalized engraved paver bricks to residents, alumni and local businesses. The 4" X 8" pavers will be placed at the front entrance of the new building. The personalization may include your name, company name, recognition of military service, or in memory of loved ones. There will be approximately thirteen hundred pavers available, sold on first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the information below and attach your check of $50.00 payable to “Houston Athletic Fund.” For more information and the order form, click here.

Yearbook Orders

The 2016-17 Houstonian Yearbook can now be ordered online through Jostens. Click here to order a yearbook.

Weight Room Schedule

Attention students: if you are interested in using the weight room this school year, click here for the December schedule. 

FFA State Job Interview Contest

Congratulations to Kelci Cooper for placing 2nd in Division 2 in the FFA State Job Interview contest on Saturday, December 3rd.

Spelling Bee

Hardin-Houston Local School held the spelling bee on Wednesday, November 30th. The winner was 6th grader, Bryce Sauvie. The runner-ups were 6th grader, Grace Koenig and 8th grader Maddy Wills.

Runner-ups Grace Koenig and Maddy Wills with spelling bee winner Bryce Sauvie

3rd and 4th Grade Boys Basketball Schedule

Please click here to view the 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball gym schedule.

Philip S. Abbott Junior Honor Society holds fall induction

The Philip S. Abbot Junior Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, November 4, 2016. The new inductees are Rockelle Anderson, Mariah Booher, Makayla Brelsford, Sage Cowan, Iona Downing, Brooke Duncum, Joseph Earl, Gus Gothberg, Kendra Hecht, Vita Maksimov, Samantha MillerCatryn MohlerMarah SandersCody Selanders, Amber Stangel, Collin Walker, and Serenity Wissman. 

Fall 2016 Inductees

Fall Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held the Fall Sports Awards Program on Tuesday, November 1st. Golf award winners were Tristin Stangel and Cameron Via with the Low Stroke Average, Cole Pitchford received the Most Improved Award and Bryan Funk was the Wildcat Award Winner. Volleyball award winners were Sarah Monnier with the Best Offensive Player Award, Olivia Bowser with the Best Defensive Player Award and the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the boys team were Tristin Freistuhler as the Top Runner, Wesley Jester as Most Improved, and Devyn Ostrander with the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the girls team were Morgan Ely as the Top Runner, Hollie Voisard as the Most Improved, and Allie Voisard with the Wildcat Award. Several cross country runners were also recognized for earning All League honors; they are Tristin Freistuhler and Hollie Voisard were 1st Team SCAL and Ethan Knouff, Parker Cox, Morgan Ely, and Allie Voisard were 2nd Team SCAL. 

Boys Cross Country Award Winners: Wesley Jester (Most Improved), Tristin Freistuhler (Top Runner), and Devyn Ostrander (Wildcat Award)

Girls Cross Country Award Winners: Allie Voisard (Wildcat Award), Morgan Ely (Top Runner), Hollie Voisard (Most Improved)

Golf Award Winners: Cameron Via (Low Stroke Average), Tristin Stangel (Low Stroke Average), Bryan Funk (Wildcat Award Winner), and Cole Pitchford (Most Improved Award)

Volleyball Award Winners: Sarah Monnier (Best Offensive Player Award) and Olivia Bowser (Best Defensive Player Award and Wildcat Award)

National Honor Society holds fall induction

The David L. Boggs Chapter of the National Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2016. The new inductees are Lauren Brubaker, Hanna Cassel, Melissa Compton, Cierra Cozad, Ailia DeWitt, Angelina DiLullo, Lauren DiLullo, Morgan Ely, Bryan Funk, Dexter Ingle, Chare Jeffries, Allison Langenkamp, Kara Maier, Sarah Monnier, Rebekah New, Devyn Ostrander, Kaeden Reier, Caleb Sluss, and Madison Stahler.

Fall 2016 Inductees

Washington DC Trip

Relive our 8th graders trip to our nation's capital. Click here to view the pictures. Thank you to Chaperones Tina Mertz and Scott Bayless for taking the time to send pictures for the website.

Congratulations Alyssa Kemp

Congratulations to Alyssa Kemp for breaking the Season Serve Percentage Record. Alyssa had a 99.0% Serve Percentage. The previous record of 98.2% was set by Jenna Mounts in 2015.

FFA Green House Dedication

On October 18th, Houston FFA Officers, FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, and Representatives from Cargill, Fertilizer Dealer Supplier, and Channel (a division of Monsanto) attended the dedication ceremony for the green house.

Pictured from left to right: Katelynn Garber, Chare Jeffries, Wyatt Mohler, Morgan Wemmer, Isaiah Beaver, Kyle Miler representing Channel, Brian Wooddell representing Fertilizer Dealer Supplier, Greg Holthaus representing Channel, Karla Pottkotter representing Cargill, FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, Danielle Holthaus representing Channel, Sarah Monnier, Eliza Mertz, Jess Monnier, Shelby Ayers, Kelci Cooper, and Drew Walker.

Congratulations Ava Knouff

Congratulations to Ava Knouff for placing first in the Junior High Girls Race at the SCAL Meet with a time of 12:05.84.

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