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After School Activities Canceled

Hardin-Houston Local School has canceled all after school activities for Friday January 12, 2018.


Hardin-Houston Local School is closed Tuesday, December 1, 2015.


Hardin-Houston Local School is CLOSED Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

Rescheduled Games

The junior high girls basketball game at home against Ft. Loramie has been rescheduled for Tuesday January 16th at 5:00 PM. 

The junior high boys basketball game at Bradford has been rescheduled for Monday January 22nd at 5:30 PM.

The junior high girls basketball game against Fairlawn scheduled for January 13th has been rescheduled for Thursday January 25th at 5:00 PM.

The junior high boys basketball game at Lehman has been rescheduled for Tuesday January 30th at 4:45 PM.

The high school girls basketball game at Franklin Monroe has been rescheduled for Saturday February 3rd at 1:00 PM. 

The high school boys basketball game at home against Russia has been rescheduled for Monday February 12th at 6:00 PM. 

No School

Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed on Monday January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Elementary Cheer Camp

The Houston High School cheerleaders will hold their annual Cheer Camp for any student currently in grades Pre-K thru 6th on Monday January 22nd from 3:00-5:15 PM in the Auxiliary Gym. They will perform on at halftime of the JV Boys game against Lehman on Tuesday, January 23rd. Students that participate in the camp will get into the game free. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. For more information on cheer camp and the flyer, click here.

Geography Bee

Hardin-Houston Local School held their Geography Bee on Thursday, January 11th. Thirty students in fourth through eighth grade competed. 8th grader Colton Spriggs was the winner and 7th grader Hayden Mowery was 1st runner-up. Congratulations gentlemen!

Hardin-Houston Geography Bee winners Colton Spriggs (1st place) and Hayden Mowery (1st runner-up)

Hardin-Houston Student Nights

The Wildcats will be hosting a student night for both girls' and boys' basketball. Admission is only $1.00 for Hardin-Houston students in grades Pre K-12 on student night. The dates are December 19th during the boys' game against Fairlawn and January 16th during the girls' game against Riverside. Take advantage of the great price and cheer on your Wildcats!

NHS Dine to Donate

The Houston High School NHS is holding a dine to donate fundraiser on Wednesday January 17th from 5:00-9:00 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sidney. To support the group, simply have dinner, either dine-in or carry-out, at the Sidney Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday night and 10% of your total bill will go directly to our NHS. Click here for a flyer with more information. You do not need to bring the flyer to the restaurant, as all bills that evening will go toward the NHS fundraiser.

Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting

On Monday January 22, Houston High School will hold its annual CC+ Mandatory Meeting. It will be held at 6:30 PM in the Commons. Representatives from HHS, Edison Community College, Urbana University, and Wright State University will be on hand. They will present information and answer questions that parents and students may have. This meeting is for any current 6-11th grade students and their parents, interested in earning college credits while still in high school. Again, this meeting is required in order for students to qualify for the CC+ program for the 2018-2019 school year. Any questions, please contact Stephanie Merickel, Houston HS Counselor:

Homecoming 2018

The Student Council would like to present this year's Homecoming Court! The Crown Bearers are second graders Payton McDermit and Delaney White. Houston’s freshman attendants are Alexis Sowers and Gideon Dienhart. Sophomore attendants are Eve Siegel and Jairon Douglas. Junior attendants are Hayden Riesenbeck and Jacob Slater. Houston’s Queen Candidates include Angelina DiLullo, Morgan Ely, and Chare Jeffries. King Candidates include Parker Cox, James DiLullo, and Kaeden Reier. 
On Friday January 26th, the 2018 Homecoming Show will take place in the high school gym at 6:00 PM before the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball boys take on Botkins.
The court will preside over the Homecoming Dance on Saturday January 27th from 8:00-11:00 PM.  This year's Homecoming theme is "A Party in the Parthenon." Tickets for the dance will go on sale on Tuesday January 16th. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased in the office from Mrs. Merickel. Students must purchase tickets at school no later than Friday January 26th, as there will be no tickets sold at the door. Students wishing to bring a date from another school must complete a guest form which is available in the office. Guest forms are due by Wednesday January 24th. 

Queen Candidates

Angelina DiLullo

Morgan Ely

Chare Jeffries

King Candidates

Parker Cox

James DiLullo

Kaeden Reier

The Algebra III Math Students Get Creative!!!

Students in Algebra III had one semester to create an image of their choosing or creation. They were required to use and apply their knowledge of functions and transformations of function families to create an accurate and detailed image using a rubric provided on the first day of school. As students built their skills in class, they could apply those skills to get more creative with their images. Students were permitted to use a graphing calculator or All of the images you see below were created using mathematical equations written by the students this year. Some of them have more than 100 equations!!! When asked what they learned from this project, most students replied how to move or transform functions. When asked what advice they would offer to sophomores, most commented to not procrastinate on such a large project! Congrats to all of you!! These were some awesome projects!!!

Christmas tree created by Shelby Ayers, Becca Selanders, and Drew Walker

Dragonite created by Mason Brewer

Frog created by Kate Garber, Chare Jeffries, Cassidy Mayse, and Lena Stangel

Barack Obama created by Kate Gothberg and Josh Renner

Homer Simpson created by Dominic Beaver, Tristin Freistuhler, Ethan Knouff, and Isaac Stephenson

Turtle created by Eliza Mertz

Snowflake created by Jessica Monnier

Minion created by Michael Mayse, Scott Smith, and Owen Swigert

Car created by Kaycie Asher, Kelci Cooper, and Morgan Wemmer

Snowman created by Olivia Bowser, Jacob Slater, and Addie White

Door Decorating Contest

The Junior High and High School Student Council held a Holiday Door Decorating Contest this December. Although each door was great, winners had to be chosen. The recipients of top honors in the annual contest are as follows:

Most School Spirit: Mrs. Bornhorst's Math II class

Best Christmas/Winter Design: Mrs. Chappie's Spanish I class

Best Overall Design: Mrs. Paulus's English 7 class

Congrats to the winners, and to everyone that participated!

Mrs. Bornhorst's door

Mrs. Chappie's door


Mrs. Paulus's door


Here We Come A-Caroling

The Houston High School chorus went caroling through the halls during 2nd period on Tuesday December 19th to the delight of students and staff.

DARE Essay Winners

The 5th grade students celebrated their graduation from DARE on December 13. All students are required to write an essay to demonstrate what they learned from the program. DARE essay winners were: Dylan Shaffer, Reagan Steiner, and Skylar Bowman. 

DARE essay winners (left to right): Dylan Shaffer, Reagan Steiner, and Skylar Bowman

Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Our online Fair is available from November 29th to December 12th.

Early Dismissal

Hardin-Houston Local School will dismiss at 1:54 PM on Wednesday, December 20th for Christmas Break.

3rd and 4th Grade Music Program, Surfin' Santa

You are invited to join 3rd and 4th grade as they perform "Surfin' Santa" on Thursday, December 7th. There will be a day performance for elementary students at 2:00 PM and an evening performance for the community at 7:00 PM. 

Santa is dreaming of a ... warm Christmas! And after winning the sweepstakes, he gets his wish! In the meantime, Santa's Toyshop falls victim to a hostile take-over attempt, and the Christmas toy delivery seems in jeopardy. Thanks to the diligence of Mrs. Claus, the whole North Pole gang and two young friends, all ends happily; Santa gets his vacation and the boys and girls get their Christmas.

Employment Opportunities
Hardin-Houston School is accepting applications for the following positions:
-Substitute Cook
-Substitute Custodian including athletic game clean-up.
Applications should be sent to Ryan Maier, Houston High School principal at

Houston High School Baseball Fundraiser

The Houston High School baseball program is holding its annual Christmas fundraiser once again. Everything this year is done on line. To order Houston apparel and other non-clothing Houston items, please follow these simple steps. Go to, and in the upper left corner of the website click the button FIND YOUR WEBSTORE, find the icon and click HOUSTON WILDCATS CHRISTMAS. The store will remain open until Thursday, November 30th. HAVE FUN and SHOP AWAY…. If you have any questions please contact Coach Brad Allen (937) 295-3010 ext. 2036 or email at -- The baseball program appreciates your support.

Spelling Bee

Hardin-Houston Local School held the spelling bee on Wednesday, November 29th. The winner was 7th grader, Katelynn Rockwood. The runner-up was 6th grader, Cienna Kennedy.

Spelling bee winner Katelynn Rockwood with runner-up Cienna Kennedy

Coach Opening

Houston High School is looking to fill the following coaching position, assistant varsity baseball coach. If interested, please contact Craig Knouff at by November 24th.

Regional Substitute Training

Interested in making a difference in a child's life? If so, attend the Regional Substitute Training at Hardin-Houston Local School on Wednesday December 13th. The training starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. For more information, click here.

Click here to register.

NHS Thanks "giving" Food Drive

This holiday season, the National Honor Society held the Thanks "giving" Food Drive.  This effort resulted in 1,491 canned and boxed items being donated! The team of the Seniors, Kindergarten, and Pre-K classes won the competition, bringing in an average of 3.9 items per person. The items were donated to the food pantry at the Houston Congregational Church, where they will be shared with members of the local community. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared in the Wildcat spirit of giving!

Food donated during the drive.

Pictured with one of the truckloads of donations (L to R) are: Shelby Ayers, Dominic Beaver, Parker Cox, Tristin Freistuhler, Alyssa Kemp, Olivia Bowser, Hayden Riesenbeck, Addie White, Mariah Booher, Angelina DiLullo, Katelynn Garber, and Lauren Brubaker.

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