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Junior High Volleyball Tournament

The draw for the Junior High SCAL Volleyball Tournament has been completed. The 7th grade team will play Russia at 5:00 PM on October 15th at Jackson Center. For the bracket, click here. The 8th grade team will play Jackson Center at 6:30 PM on October 15th at Botkins. For the full bracket, click here.

Picture Day

Hardin-Houston Local School will hold make-up picture day on Thursday, October 15th for students in grades PK-12. 

Pre-season OHSAA Meeting

Houston High School will hold the mandatory pre-season meeting for winter sports on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 PM in the Commons. If a parent and athlete attended the fall meeting, they do not need to attend the winter meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. The Ohio High School Athletic Association requires the Houston High School Athletic Department to hold preseason informational meetings for parents and athletes in grades 7-12.  Again, this is a mandatory meeting and your child’s participation will be declined until the requirement is met.

No School

Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed on Friday, October 23rd for teacher professional development. 

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

The Junior Class is raising money for Prom. They are selling tickets for a chicken dinner meal on Friday, October 16th. The dinner includes ½ chicken, roll, applesauce and chips.  Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased from any junior or by calling Prom Advisors Gina Maier at 295-3010 ext 2020 or Tina Mertz at 295-3010 ext. 2015. Ticket sales end Friday, October 9th. Dinners can be picked up at Houston High School on October 16th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. using the back parking lot near the track.  Delivery to your car is available by pulling up to the curb. Thank you in advance for supporting the Junior Class.  Please make checks payable to Houston High School.

5th and 6th Grade Music Program

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the entire history of Rock and Roll music, from the invention of the wheel to the birth of Disco as told through popular hits of the time that serve as milestones through out this colorful history. Please join us on October 22nd at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM for a fun filled show including hits from Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis, The Beach Boys and many more!

Athletic Patrons

Please consider to join the Houston Wildcat Athletic Club - the 200410C. This is a push by the Houston Athletic Department to encourage individuals/and family members to join the Athletic Patron Club and Businesses to become a Business Patron. For more information about the Athletic Patron club, click here. For more information about being a Business Patron, click here.

This is the Athletic Department's attempt to raise funds for ALL of Houston's athletic teams. Each year the club has grown in its membership; so please join this year. 

Keep in mind that we do not send our students out to area businesses to solicit monies for advertisements anymore. Besides gate receipts and a lot of help from our boosters, this is the only way we receive support for our teams and athletes.

Thank you for your consideration and support of Houston Athletics.

Students take part in the Harbor Tour

On September 30th, Houston High School students traveled to the University of Dayton Arena to take part in the "Harbor Back to School Tour" presented by Jostens. They listened to motivational speaker Mike Smith, who started the event by having a student from each school come down to the floor to participate in an impromptu dance contest. He spoke to the students about their legacy and how to be better leaders. After lunch, he left them with one question, "What's your legacy?" Each school then had their own break out session to discuss their legacy.


Andrew Sluss preparing for the dance contest

 Motivational speaker Mike Smith


Students in the breakout session


Students enjoy the world of music

At our first Muse Machine assembly of the year, Houston Junior High and High School students were given the pleasure of being entertained by guitarist and composer Michael Kelsey. The students were able to see how to make music out of anything and became a part of his "world" for a while. The students were able to laugh and enjoy the assembly while learning new things. Thank you, Michael Kelsey!

What's chirping in the Ag room?

Mr. McCracken's Animal and Plant Science classes are conducting a research project for the next month on animal nutrition. The purpose of the project is to determine the effects of protein and fat levels in poultry feed rations. The class will be raising 40 broilers which are meat chickens. The chicks will be placed in different cages and each group will be given different feeds containing varying levels of protein. The class will examine the rate of gain and feed efficiency of the various feeds. At the end of the project, the chickens will be donated to the Alpha Center to help feed the needy. The students and Mr. McCraken would like to thank the Farmers Elevator in Houston for donating the feed. 


After three weeks at the school, the process of raising the chickens will be finalized off site before being donated to the Alpha Center to help feed the needy.