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State Cross Country Information

Congratulations to Devon Jester on advancing to the State Cross Country Championship. He will be competing on November 1st at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. The race starts at 11:00 AM. For more information, click here.


Houston High School presents Unplugged on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 and athletic passes are not accepted.

Could you live without technology for 30 Days? That's the question in this smart and fun play by award-winning playwright Laurie Bryant. Ten years ago, tiny North Creek, Wisconsin became "The Most Wired Town in America" thanks to a contest-winning essay from local resident Abigail Rickman. As their prize, SOLOtech outfitted the entire town with state-of-the-art wireless technology. Fast forward to now and the citizens of North Creek do absolutely everything virtually. But when Tom Morris, the founder of SOLOtech, learns that Abigail has sent back her SOLOpad, claiming life was better without it, he seeks Abigail out, concerned that there might be some truth in what she's saying. Despite the protests of his assistants, he offers the town $30 million dollars to unplug for an entire month. With a host of "plugged in" teenagers, an online science teacher who relishes never having to dress professionally from the waist down, and Winston, a virtual hamster whose very life is dependent on SOLO technology, the residents of North Creek learn a valuable lesson about moderation and the time and place for technology in our lives.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hardin-Houston Local School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00-7:30 PM. There will be an early dismissal on both of those days at 1:54.

Elementary Parents: To schedule an appointment with your child's teachers, return the form that will be sent home on Wednesday by Thursday, October 29th. For an extra copy of the form and more specific information, click here.

Junior High and High School parents: To schedule an appointment with your child's teachers, you can return the purple form that has been sent home with your child, call the school at 295-3010 extension 2000, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also walk in and wait until the teacher is available.

Fall Sports Award Program

Houston High School will be holding their Fall Sports Awards Program on Monday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM in the commons.

Veterans Day Program at Houston High School

Houston High School will host a program to recognize, remember, and honor our veterans on Tuesday, November 11th, starting at 9:00 AM. This program is not only for the students and staff of Houston High School, but also is open to the public. A special invitation is extended to local and area veterans who would like to and are able to attend. Last year, there was a good turnout of veterans and the school would like to see even more at this year’s program. All veterans who attend will be recognized during the program. In addition, the high school band will perform. We hope to see many guests in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, November 11th, as we salute and thank our veterans of the United States Armed Forces. All Hardin-Houston grandparent or parent Veterans are invited to enjoy doughnuts and coffee with their Hardin-Houston students in the Commons at 8:10 AM.


Ryan Maier, Principal

Houston High School

937-295-3010 Ext. 2001

New Website Features

Some new features have been added to the Hardin-Houston Local School website recently. The Daily Announcements will be linked in the red menu on the left side and should be updated between 8:00 and 9:30 AM everyday. The new PTO page will be permanently linked from the Parents page which can be reached through the Parents & Students menu at the top.

Washington DC Trip

Relive the Eighth Graders trip to our nation's capital, go to the new Washington DC pages.. Thank you to Louie and Tina Mertz for providing the pictures while they are in DC. Next week these pages will only be accessible by going through the clubs and activities page via the parents and students menu on the top menu bar.

Athletic Patrons

It is time to sign up to be a "Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron." Please click on the appropriate link below to read about the Athletic Patron Information and to view a printable brochure. For the Business Patrons form, click here. For the Wildcat Athletic Patron form, click here.

Since it is now Houston school policy that our students do not leave campus for the purpose of soliciting monies for our athletic programs, the athletic department is asking you to become a patron to help us raise funds to support all of our teams. The money donated through this program serves all of Houston's athletic teams. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.