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Power of the Pen

Congratulations to the members of the Power of the Pen teams as they successfully competed to earn medals and trophies at the District Power of the Pen held at Botkins High School on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The seventh grade team of writers won second place overall. Megan Mills won a Best of Round I and received a fifth place overall, as well as Grace Rader receiving an eighth place overall. At the eighth grade level, Macy Duhaime won first place overall 8th grade and Mariah Booher received a seventh place overall eighth grade. The eighth grade team also brought home a second place trophy overall. The next competition is the Regional to be held here at Houston High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

8th Graders Macy Duhaime(1st place overall) and Mariah Booher (7th place overall)

7th Graders Grace Rader (8th place overall) and Megan Mills (5th place overall and Best of Round I)

8th Grade Team members with their Second Place trophy. (Front Row): Gus Gothberg, Macy Duhaime, Mariah Booher (Second Row): Collin Walker, Iona Downing, Maddy Wills, Kierstyn Oberdorf

7th Grade Team members with their Second Place trophy. (Front Row): Viola Kies, Keirstin Ludwig, Megan Mills, Grace Rader (Second Row): Ava Knouff, Grace Slade, Callie Lentz

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. 

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.

Basketball Tournament Information

High School Boys

The high school boys will play the winner of Russia and Mechanicsburg on Wednesday March 1st at Piqua High School starting at 6:00 PM in the Sectional Tournament. For the complete bracket, click here. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and will be available for purchase in the office during school hours. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Teen of the Month

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

8th Grade Baseball Coach Needed

Houston High School is in need of volunteers to coach the 8th grade baseball team this summer. If interested, please contact Brad Allen at (937) 295-3010 ext 2031 or

Youth Volleyball League Schedule

To view the February and March Youth Volleyball League schedule, click here.

Homecoming King and Queen 2017

Congratulations to Isaiah Beaver and Allie Voisard for being crowned King and Queen during Homecoming festivities on Friday, January 27th. They presided over the Homecoming dance, “A Night at the Theater”, which took place on Saturday, January 28th.

The Court consisted of: senior attendants Kaitlyn Ellison, Ashtyn York, Devyn Ostrander, and Tristin Stangel; junior attendants Morgan Ely and Benjamin Lively; sophomore attendants Addie White and Ethan Knouff; and freshman attendants Brooke Duncum and Joshua Langenkamp. Crown bearers were second graders Aubrey Bodenmiller and Joey Leist.

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 February Schedule. For the March schedule, click here.

Geography Bee

Hardin-Houston Local School held their Geography Bee on Thursday, January 12th. 8th grader Gustav Gothberg was the winner and 8th grader Collin Walker was 1st runner-up. Congratulations gentlemen!

Hardin-Houston Geography bee winners Gustav Gothberg (1st place) and Collin Walker (1st runner-up)

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