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Monday January 26:

Hardin-Houston Local School is Closed

Mandatory Dual Enrollment/PSEOP Meeting

There will be mandatory dual enrollment/PSEOP meeting on Monday, February 16th at 6:00 PM in the Commons. 

All current 9th through 11th grade students who wish to participate in Dual Enrollment/PSEOP next year are required to attend this meeting, accompanied by a parent. Representatives from Urbana University and Edison Community College will be here to explain the newly merged program, College Credit Plus. Families will be able to ask questions and receive paperwork to get signed up for the program.

If a student or parent cannot attend, arrangements must be made prior to February 16th via Mrs. Merickel.  You can contact her by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (937) 295-3010 ext. 2002

Coach Opening

Houston High School has a junior varsity baseball coaching position open. If interested, please contact John Willoughby by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 937-295-3010. Click here for an application. Print the application, fill it out, and mail it to the school. Deadline: Friday, February 13th.

Geography Bee

On January 22nd, Hardin-Houston Local School held their annual Geography Bee in the commons. Congratulations to Shelby Ayers for winning the bee, Owen Swigert for finishing in second place, and Lena Stangel and Patrick Meiring for finishing in a third place tie. They are pictured below.

Athletic Schedule Changes

There have been some schedule changes due to weather. 

The high school girls basketball game at home against Sidney will now be on January 26th at 6:00 PM.

The junior high girls basketball game against Lehman at Piqua Catholic has been rescheduled for Monday, January 26 at 5:00 PM.

The junior high boys game at Miami East will now be on January 26th at 5:00 PM.

The junior high boys basketball at Bradford is now on February 3rd at 5:00.


Elementary Cheer Clinic

The High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic for students in Pre-K through 6th grade on Saturday, January 24th from 9:00-12:00. They will perform during half time at the JV boys basketball game that same night. The clinic costs $20.00 and includes a t-shirt. Registration forms need to be returned to the office by Friday, January 9th. Click here for a form.

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. Their are multiple deadlines for pictures and they are listed below. For more information, click here.

  • Baby Pictures and non-senior year candid pictures by January 30th
  • Fall Sports pictures by January 30th
  • Senior Pictures by January 30th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by January 30th
  • Prom pictures by April 24th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is April 30th
  • Spring Sports pictures by April 30th


On Friday, January 16th, the 2015 Homecoming Show took place in the high school gym before the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball boys take on Jackson Center.

Congratulations to King Devon Jester and Queen Hannah Trent

The crown bearers are Addie Mowery and Carson Niekamp. Freshman attendants are Allison Langenkamp and Kaeden Reier. Sophomore attendant is Kaitlyn Ellison. Junior attendants are Jenna Mounts and Nick Shoemaker. Senior attendents include Nicole Maier and Carly St. Myers. King Candidates include Drake Cassel, and Kage Brubaker.

The Homecoming dance, “Drops of Jupiter”, will take place in the commons area on Saturday, January 17th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM for Houston High School students and their dates. Tickets are $7.00, and can be purchased in the office.

Senior Attendants


Houstonian Yearbook

The Winter Yearbook sale is under way - reserve your copy of the 2015 Houstonian before winter break and save!  Order online or print an order form and return with payment by Tuesday, December 23rd to secure your copy at the lowest price of the year.  Contact Lori Bornhorst, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with questions. To download an order form, click here. To order online, click here.

Paw Print Tattoos and Eye Black Peelers

The Hardin-Houston PTO will begin to sell paw print tattoos and eye black peelers each week from now through basketball season. The tattoos are $0.50 each and the eye black peelers are $1.00 per pair. Students are to bring their money in by Wednesday of each week, so that the tattoos and eye black peelers will be distributed by Friday. Teachers for grades prek-6 will have order forms in the classroom, and Jr. High and High School will have order forms in the office. Click here to view the flyer. 

AmeriGas School Days Program

Thanks to AmeriGas Propane, we are beginning a donation program that benefits the school district. The School Days program allows district residents to turn in their original propane receipts to the school district, and submit them to AmeriGas Propane for a donation. For every gallon shown on those original receipts, our school will earn $.02. Now, that might not seem like a lot of money, but it adds up quickly.  

Original receipts can be submitted to the school office anytime, and we will do the rest.  Please help us help our school.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ayers at 295-3010 ext. 3002.

Now Hiring Full-Time Bus Drivers
Interested applicants should fill out the Support Staff Application from the Employment page (click here) and submit it to the Superintendent, at the address above.