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Congratulations Ava Knouff

Congratulations to Ava Knouff for placing first in the Junior High Girls Race at the SCAL Meet with a time of 12:05.84.

FCCLA Family Movie Night

The FCCLA chapter will once again be hosting their annual Family Movie Night on Friday, October 14th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the school's commons for students in grades K-6. This year's movie is Hotel Transylvania. Students will be given one free popcorn and drink to enjoy throughout the movie. Students are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to lay on the floor, and parents are more than welcome to stay! It's a perfect night for a family or a parents' night out! Any questions, contact Mrs. Pleiman at or 937-295-3010 ext. 2025.

Second Annual Houston Golf Team Scramble Fundraiser

Help support the Houston Golf Team by playing in the Houston Golf Team Scramble, or by becoming a hole sponsor. Entry forms can be downloaded from or can be picked up in the Houston High School front office. Feel free to contact Coach Fridley with any questions at

Saturday, October 15th

1:00 PM Shotgun Start Scramble

Shelby Oaks Golf Course

**Ohio State Football game is a night game on October 15th, so you can play in the golf tournament and not miss the game!

Safety Day

Hardin-Houston Local School will practice our building-wide Emergency Evacuation Drill where our student population relocates to the Houston Community Center. This year’s drill is taking place on Friday, September 9th. Buses will depart Houston Community Center to deliver students home between 1:30 – 1:45 PM. You cannot pick students up at Houston Community Center.  Athletes, car riders and car drivers will be brought back to the school around 1:20 PM.  Students can be picked up at the normal spots. UVCC students will be brought back to campus at 12:30 PM. All work release and post-secondary students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. Depending on the weather, the makeup date will be Friday Sept 16th.

FFA State Convention

The Houston chapter of FFA attended the State Convention on May 5th and 6th. They received several awards at the State FFA Convention on May 6th. For pictures of award, click here.

Congratulations Ava Parin

Congratulations to Ava Parin for breaking the junior high pole vault record by clearing 7 feet 6 inches at the Covington Invitational on Tuesday, May 3rd. The previous record of 7 feet 3 inches was set by Megan Phyillaier in 2008.

Congratulations Macey Stang

Congratulations to Macey Stang for breaking the season RBI record with her 39th RBI on Thursday May 12th against Bradford. The previous RBI record was set by Kelli Watercutter in 2001. She also broke the career hits record with her 142nd hit on Tuesday, May 3rd against Anna. The previous record of 141 hits was held by Heidi Taviano. Macey has now extended her record to 150 hits. Macey previously broke the career runs scored record by scoring her 124th career run on April 26th against Botkins. Macey was passed by team mate Micalah Hensley for the runs scored record. The record of 122 runs scored was previously held by Kelli Watercutter.

Congratulations Micalah Hensley

Congratulations to Micalah Hensley for breaking two records. She broke the career home runs record with a grand slam against Fort Recovery on April 30th which was her 16th career home run. The previous record of 15 was set last year by Hannah Trent. Micalah also broke the career runs scored record by scoring her 129th career run on April 30th against Fort Recovery. She broke the record that was previously set by teammate Macey Stang earlier this season. The old record of 122 runs scored was previously held by Kelli Watercutter. Micalah has extended both of her records with her 18th career home run and her 141st career run scored.

JJ Huddle Team of the Week Nominee

The high school softball team has been nominated for the JJHuddle/Bucknuts Ohio High School Softball 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, April 18. You may vote as often as you like. Winners will be announced on the site Monday and will receive personalized awards. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

300 Wins

Congratulations to Coach Brent New on winning his 300th career fast pitch game on Monday, March 28th with a 15-4 run-rule of Jackson Center. 

Coach New with the softball team

Cargill Grant

Members of the Cargill Corporation's Environmental Committee attended the December 21st school board meeting to present the check for a $10,000 grant that will be used to help fund the school's greenhouse. Jason Brewer, Facility Superintendent for the Crush Plant, spoke to the board before presenting the check to FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, FFA President Micalah Hensley, and FFA Vice President Azen Reier.

Jason Brewer (second from left) speaks to the school board.

Jason Brewer (far left) and Karla Pottkotter (far right) of Cargill Corporation present the check to FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, and FFA officers Micalah Hensley and Azen Reier.

Houston Lego-Robotics

The 5th and 6th grade Robotics Team competed in the Lego Robotics Competition at Honda on November 19. A total of eleven teams competed.  The Houston Wild-Bots took first place with a commanding lead at 277 points. The second place team came in with 219 points. The team members include (from left to right): Megan Maier, McKynna Holbrooks, Shea Gordon, Ryan Ely, Alex Kellersmith, Bryce Sauvie, and Brodie Nishwitz. We want to wish a big congratulations to coaches Dr. Kellersmith and Mrs. Monnin and the team!

Houston Lego-Robotics

Students in Mrs. Sherman's Gifted and Talented class are preparing to take part in Shelby County's annual Lego-Robotic Scrimmage on November 19th at the Honda engine plant in Anna. It will be an all day competition against 10 teams. The team is part of an international competition organized by the First Lego League. They are working on designing and programming a Lego-Mindstorm EV3 robot to complete complicated missions on a playing field. Team members are 6th graders: Ryan Ely, Shae Gordon, McKynna Holbrooks, and Megan Maier and 5th graders: Alex Kellersmith, Brodie Nishwitz, and Bryce Sauvie.

Houston receives grant

Houston's FFA Chapter was awarded a $25,000 grant through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Monsanto Representatives Kyle Miller and Kevin Martin presented the the check to the Houston FFA during an assembly on October 16th. The money will be used to fund half of a brand-new greenhouse behind the school.

Monsanto Representatives Kyle Miller and Kevin Martin present the Houston FFA Officers and Advisor Derek McCraken with the check for the grant. Also pictured are Art Ayers, Paul Monnier and Bruce Walker, the local farmers that nominated the Houston FFA for the grant.

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