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After Prom Fundraiser

The Houston After-Prom Committee will have a fundraiser at Buffalo Wings and Rings in Piqua on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00-8:00 PM. 10% of sales (not including carry out) will be donated to the Houston High School After Prom Committee. Everyone is encouraged to go to Buffalo Wings and Rings to support the After Prom. Click here for a flyer with all the information.

Kaytlyn Riffell signs with Edison State

Congratulations to Kaytlyn Riffell who signed on Wednesday, March 23rd to play NJCAA Division 2 softball for Edison State Community College. Kaytlyn will be majoring in criminal justice. She is the daughter of Jason and Summer Riffell. She is a three year letter winner. Kaytlyn would like to thank her family and friends for all their support through this journey. She is excited to continue her softball career at Edison.

Kaytlyn with her parents, Summer and Jason and brother Alan

Kaytlyn with Coach Brent New, Coach Tammy Vondenhuevel, Edison Coach Dan Cain, and teammates

K-12 Intervention Specialist Opening

Hardin-Houston School is accepting applications and resumes for a K-12 Intervention Specialist position for the 17-18 school year.  Please send all information to OR

Ryan Maier
5300 Houston Rd.
Houston, OH 45333

The deadline to apply is April 7.

Kona Ice for LLS fundraiser

Thank you to all who participated in the Student Council’s Kona Ice for LLS fundraiser! Hardin Houston Elementary was presented a check for $626.50 to LLS to contribute to our Pennies For Patients Drive. The students had a great time and were able to make a positive impact on the lives of children affected by childhood cancers. 

Pictured are Mrs. McKee, Caleb Strunk, Sophia Sharp and Sarah Lay of Kona Ice.

Power of the Pen

A big "Thank You" goes out to all runners, parent volunteers in the tab room, staff, and administration for a successfully run Power of the Pen Regional competition held here on Saturday. The results were Houston's own 7th and 8th grade teams racked up points to earn a 4th place out of 21 schools. Congratulations to 8th graders Macy Duhaime who earned a 5th place trophy and Maddy Wills earned 12th place, both out of 50 writers. Next we continue on to the State level in May. An announcement of those writers who qualify will be made at a later time.

8th Grade Power of the Pen award winners Maddy Wills (12th place) and Macy Duhaime (5th place)

The 8th grade Power of the Pen team of Maddy Wills, Macy Duhaime, Iona Downing, and Mariah Booher placed 4th.

The 7th grade Power of the Pen team of Keirstin Ludwig, Grace Rader, Grace Slade, Megan Mills, and Ava Knouff placed 4th.

Junior High and High School Spring Testing Schedule

Houston Junior High and High School will begin testing on March 21st. The full schedule is below.




March 13th: Juniors ACT Registration (3rd Period)


April 24th: 7th Grade (afternoon)

March 21st: Junior Class (morning)


April 25th: 8th Grade (morning)

April 19th: Make-up ACT


April 26th: Math I Students (afternoon)



April 27th: Math II Students (morning)

English and Language Arts (ELA)


April 28th: Math Make-up Tests

April 3rd: 7th Grade (morning)



April 4th: 8th Grade (afternoon)


April 5th: 9th Grade (morning)


April 6th: 10th Grade (afternoon)


April 7th: ELA Make-up Tests




Social Studies

May 1st: Biology (morning)


May 2nd: U.S. History (afternoon)

May 3rd: 8th Grade Science (morning)


May 4th: Government (morning)

May 5th: Science Make-up Tests


May 5th: Social Studies Make-up Tests

Youth Volleyball League Schedule (Updated)

Click here to view the February and March Youth Volleyball League schedule.

Prom 2017


Houston Juniors present “A Golden Night” to be celebrated Saturday, April 1st at Shelby Oaks from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Candidates for King and Queen will be crowned at 6:30 to kick off the evening’s festivities. Dinner will be served by Spot catering followed by the dance with music provided by Marc Adams of In Reality. Prom tickets are $30 per person and will be available for purchase starting March 8th. The last day to purchase a ticket is March 22nd.

Congratulations to Junior attendants Parker Cox, Hanna Cassel, Dexter Ingle and Sierra Harrison.  Prom King candidates are Cameron Arnold, Kaleib Freistuhler, and Seth Stoodt. Prom Queen candidates are Jenna Jarrett, Emily Picker and Kaytlyn Riffell.

State Geography Bee

Congratulations to 8th grader Gustav Gothberg on qualifying for the State Geography Bee. As the Hardin-Houston Local School Champion, Gustav had to take an online qualifyng test. The Ohio State Geography Bee will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Congratulations Gustav!

Hardin-Houston Geography bee winner Gustav Gothberg

FFA Public Speaking Competition

Houston FFA members Shelby Ayers and Kelci Cooper competed in the state public speaking competition on Saturday March 4th at Marysville High School. Both qualified for the finals with Shelby placing 3rd in the state in her category, beginning prepared and Kelci placing 4th in the state in extemporaneous speaking. Congratulations to Shelby and Kelci!

Kelci Cooper with her 4th place plaque and Shelby Ayers with her 3rd place plaque.

Winter Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held the Winter Sports Awards Program on Monday, March 6th. Boys basketball award winners were Isaiah Beaver with the Best Defensive Player Award, Quinton Cox with the Wildcat Award, and Cameron Arnold with Best Offensive Player Award and the Rebounding Award. Girls basketball award winners were Jess Monnier with the Best Offensive Player Award, Kara Maier with the Best Defensive Player Award, Sarah Monnier with the Rebounding Award, and Morgan Ely with the Wildcat Award. Cheerleading Award winners were Allie Voisard with the Spirit Award and Emily Picker with the Wildcat Award. Winter athletes that received All League Honors were Cameron Arnold with 2nd Team SCAL and Jess and Sarah Monnier with Honorable Mention SCAL. Congratulations to all winter athletes!

Boys Basketball Award Winners: Cameron Arnold (Best Offensive Player and Rebounding Award) and Isaiah Beaver (Best Defensive Player)

Girls Basketball Award Winners: Morgan Ely (Wildcat Award), Sarah Monnier (Rebounding Award), Kara Maier (Best Defensive Player), and Jess Monnier (Best Offensive Player)

Cheerleadng Award Winners: Allie Voisard (Spirit Award) and Emily Picker (Wildcat Award)

Dodgeball Tournament

The softball team held their annual dodgeball tournament on March 3rd. Twenty-four teams competed for the coveted title of Houston Dodgeball Champions. Limitless Range defeated G.O.A.T. in the finals to complete an undefeated run through the tournament.

2017 Champions Limitless Range. Team members (left to right): Joshuah Douglas, Noah Shoemaker, James DiLullo, Hollie Voisard, Hayden Riesenbeck, Emilee Foster, Howie Ludwig, and Cameron Arnold.

2017 Runner-ups G.O.A.T. Team members (left to right): Jake Pence, Wyatt Poling, Adam Winner, Corey Tingler, Jake Trent (kneeling), Rockelle Anderson, Josh Langenkamp, and Alex Freytag.

Freshmen visit Honda Plant

On Friday March 3rd, Houston High School freshmen traveled to the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville and will take a tour of the Honda Plant

Kindergarten Screening

Hardin-Houston Local School will hold Kindergarten Screening for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, April 6th and Friday April 7th. Times for screening are 8:00, 10:00, or 1:00. Parents can sign up by using the KG screening link on the left side of the page under quick links or by clicking here.

Memory Book Order Form

Click here to view/print a memory book order form. Please return your order and payment to your homeroom teacher by March 10th. 

Teen of the Month

Congratulations to Isaiah Beaver for being named the February Teen of the Month by the Sidney Kiwanis Club.

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 March schedule.

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