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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.

After Prom

The Houston After-Prom Committee is selling tickets to this years after prom event. After Prom will be held at the Apex Sports Zone in Sidney from 11:30 PM to 2:00 AM. Mrs. Swob will be selling tickets in the school office through Thursday, March 23rd. All pre-sale tickets will be $7 per ticket and $10 at the door.

All students planning to attend the After Prom must have a waiver of liability signed by parents to be allowed to enter and participate in the After Prom activities. This can be found on the back of your ticket and or by clicking here.

Information about this years after prom activities along with the waiver of liability was sent to all junior and senior parents.

Chicken Dinner

The Houston Community Classic Committee is raising money for this year's festival. They are selling tickets for a a chicken dinner meal on Saturday March 25th. Dinners include 1/2 a chicken, applesauce, chips and a dinner roll. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased from any committee member or calling 937-381-9093 through March 17th. Committee members are Cori Steiner, Jodie Stangel, Michael and Emily Ginn, Brad and Amy Timmerman, Jason and Beth Shaffer, and Curt and Paula Mohler. Dinners can be picked up at the Houston Community Center on Saturday, March 25th from 4:30-7:30 PM. Unclaimed meals will be available for purchase starting at 6:45 PM.

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.

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.

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.

Homecoming 2017

Friday, January 27th, the 2017 Homecoming Show will take place in the high school gym at 6:00 PM before the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball boys take on Fairlawn.
The Crown Bearers are second graders Aubrey Bodenmiller and Joey LeistHouston’s freshman attendants are Brooke Duncum and Joshua Langenkamp. Sophomore attendants are Addie White and Ethan Knouff. Junior attendants are Morgan Ely and Benjamin Lively. Houston’s Queen Candidates include Kaitlyn Ellison, Allie Voisard, and Ashtyn York. King Candidates include Isaiah Beaver, Devyn Ostrander, and Tristin Stangel. 
The Homecoming dance, “A Night at the Theater”, will take place in the commons area on Saturday, January 28th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM for Houston High School students and their dates. Tickets for the dance will go on sale on Tuesday January 17th. 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 27, 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 Tuesday January 24. 

Queen Candidates

Kaitlyn Ellison

Allie Voisard

Ashtyn York

King Candidates

Isaiah Beaver

Devyn Ostrander

Tristin Stangel

Youth Volleyball League
The start of the Midwest Youth Volleyball League is just around the corner!  Any 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls who are interested in playing, see the forms below. For any questions, contact Mrs. Gibson at school or e-mail at

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 in grades 7-12: if you are interested in using the weight room, click here for the January schedule.

Door Decorating Contest

The Junior High and High School Student Council held a Holiday Door Decorating Contest this December. There were three categories in which the entries competed.  The winners:

Best Holiday/Christmas Theme: Mrs. Wintrow's 8th period American Literature class

Most School Spirit: Mr. Bayless's 8th period Science 8 class

Best Overall Design: Ms. Bornhorst's 8th period Art II class

Congrats to the winners, and to everyone that participated!

Ms. Bornhorst's door

Mrs. Wintrow's door

Mr. Bayless's door

FFA State Job Interview Contest

Congratulations to Kelci Cooper for placing 2nd in Division 2 in the FFA State Job Interview contest on Saturday, December 3rd.

Jostens - Class Ring Delivery and Graduation Orders

Class Rings: The Jostens Rep will be here on Monday, November 7th at 7:15 AM in the commons for class ring delivery. Payments of cash or money order only at school – no checks accepted. If you want to order a class ring, bring a $50 deposit and see the representative for assistance. Extra packets are available in the office.

Graduation Orders: If you did not turn in your graduation order, Jostens will return on Monday, November 7th at 7:15 AM in the commons. This is the last in school order day. Bring a $75 deposit and order form. Extra packets are available in the office.

National Honor Society holds fall induction

The David L. Boggs Chapter of the National Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2016. The new inductees are Lauren Brubaker, Hanna Cassel, Melissa Compton, Cierra Cozad, Ailia DeWitt, Angelina DiLullo, Lauren DiLullo, Morgan Ely, Bryan Funk, Dexter Ingle, Chare Jeffries, Allison Langenkamp, Kara Maier, Sarah Monnier, Rebekah New, Devyn Ostrander, Kaeden Reier, Caleb Sluss, and Madison Stahler.

Fall 2016 Inductees

Congratulations Alyssa Kemp

Congratulations to Alyssa Kemp for breaking the Season Serve Percentage Record. Alyssa had a 99.0% Serve Percentage. The previous record of 98.2% was set by Jenna Mounts in 2015.

FFA Green House Dedication

On October 18th, Houston FFA Officers, FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, and Representatives from Cargill, Fertilizer Dealer Supplier, and Channel (a division of Monsanto) attended the dedication ceremony for the green house.

Pictured from left to right: Katelynn Garber, Chare Jeffries, Wyatt Mohler, Morgan Wemmer, Isaiah Beaver, Kyle Miler representing Channel, Brian Wooddell representing Fertilizer Dealer Supplier, Greg Holthaus representing Channel, Karla Pottkotter representing Cargill, FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, Danielle Holthaus representing Channel, Sarah Monnier, Eliza Mertz, Jess Monnier, Shelby Ayers, Kelci Cooper, and Drew Walker.

JJ Huddle Team of the Week Nominee

The high school boys cross country team has been nominated for the JJHuddle/Bucknuts Ohio High School Boys Cross Country Team of the Week AwardThese weekly awards are decided by fan vote, so we encourage you let others know in your school, district and community. Voting is live and will conclude at noon on Monday, October 3rd. You may vote as often as you like. Winners will be announced on the site Tuesday and will receive personalized awards. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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