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Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed on Friday, October 21st for teacher professional development.

Cross Country District Information

The High School Cross Country teams will compete in the District Cross Country Meet at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course located in Cedarville. The boys will race at 1:00 PM and the girls will race at 1:45 PM. Admission is $6 per person. For more information including directions and a course map, click here. 

5th and 6th Grade Basketball Jersey Order Form

Participants in the 5th and 6th grade basketball program will need a reversible red/white jersey. Please click here for a printable jersey order form. If you already have a jersey, you will still need to fill out the order form in order to confirm the jersey number.

Winter Sports Preseason Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the volleyball tournament game, the winter sports preseason informational meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, October 24th at 6:00 PM in the commons. 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. A parent and athlete are only required to attend one of these meetings per school year. If a parent and athlete attended the fall meeting, the parent and athlete do not have to attend the winter or spring meetings. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Again, this is a mandatory meeting and your child’s participation will be declined until the requirement is met.

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.

Yearbook Orders

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

Loving Lives

Houston High School presents Loving Lives on October 28th and 29th at 7:30 PM in the commons. Tickets are $5. The production is under the direction of Ms. Bornhorst. It's 1948, it's the dead of winter, and it's time for "Loving Lives," a radio soap opera on its last legs. A pompous romantic lead, an incapacitated announcer, an obnoxious kazoo-tooting child star, and multiple off-the-air seductions all contribute to the hilarious demise of the radio show.

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

Athletic Patrons

It is time to sign up to be a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron.” This year we will again be including a page that mentions you and your family in the winter sports program. By taking part, you will receive one line to list your family members’ names in the program. You will also be helping the athletic department and the athletic boosters cover the many costs involved in running our athletic programs. Other schools’ winter sports programs include similar pages. They have been very well received in those communities. It has also been very successful here for the past eight years.

The cost of being a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron” is $10. We will put a page in the program with the heading, “The Houston Athletic Department and The Houston Athletic Boosters would like to thank the following Houston Wildcat Athletic Patrons.” The list of names will appear under this heading. Click here for the form and more information.

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.

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