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Washington DC Trip Meeting

There will be mandatory meetings for the Washington DC Trip on Monday, September 25th. The meeting for chaperones will start at 6:15 PM in the High School Business Lab (Room 112). The meeting for parents and students will begin at 7:15 PM in the Auxiliary Gym.

Jostens - Class Ring and Graduation Orders

Class Rings: The Jostens Rep will be here on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:15 AM in the commons for class ring orders. 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: The Jostens Rep will be here on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:15 AM in the commons for graduation supply orders. Bring a $75 deposit and order form. Extra packets are available in the office.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing first at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Saturday, September 16th.

The team with their championship plaque from the Cedarville Friendship Invitational.

Athletic Patrons

It is time to sign up to be a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron.” This year we will again be including a page that mentions you and your family in the winter sports program. By taking part, you will receive one line to list your family members’ names in the program. You will also be helping the athletic department and the athletic boosters cover the many costs involved in running our athletic programs. Other schools’ winter sports programs include similar pages. They have been very well received in those communities. It has also been very successful here for the past nine years.

The cost of being a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron” is $10. We will put a page in the program with the heading, “The Houston Athletic Department and The Houston Athletic Boosters would like to thank the following Houston Wildcat Athletic Patrons.” The list of names will appear under this heading. Click here for the form and more information. All entries must be received by November 17, 2017.

Fall Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held the Fall Sports Awards Program on Tuesday, November 1st. Golf award winners were Tristin Stangel and Cameron Via with the Low Stroke Average, Cole Pitchford received the Most Improved Award and Bryan Funk was the Wildcat Award Winner. Volleyball award winners were Sarah Monnier with the Best Offensive Player Award, Olivia Bowser with the Best Defensive Player Award and the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the boys team were Tristin Freistuhler as the Top Runner, Wesley Jester as Most Improved, and Devyn Ostrander with the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the girls team were Morgan Ely as the Top Runner, Hollie Voisard as the Most Improved, and Allie Voisard with the Wildcat Award. Several cross country runners were also recognized for earning All League honors; they are Tristin Freistuhler and Hollie Voisard were 1st Team SCAL and Ethan Knouff, Parker Cox, Morgan Ely, and Allie Voisard were 2nd Team SCAL. 

Boys Cross Country Award Winners: Wesley Jester (Most Improved), Tristin Freistuhler (Top Runner), and Devyn Ostrander (Wildcat Award)

Girls Cross Country Award Winners: Allie Voisard (Wildcat Award), Morgan Ely (Top Runner), Hollie Voisard (Most Improved)

Golf Award Winners: Cameron Via (Low Stroke Average), Tristin Stangel (Low Stroke Average), Bryan Funk (Wildcat Award Winner), and Cole Pitchford (Most Improved Award)

Volleyball Award Winners: Sarah Monnier (Best Offensive Player Award) and Olivia Bowser (Best Defensive Player Award and Wildcat Award)

Junior High Dance

The Student Council will be holding a Junior High Dance on Friday September 22nd from 7:00-10:00 PM. This event is for Houston students only. No dates outside the school will be allowed. Students need to wear casual dressy clothes that are school appropriate, and no jeans. The tickets will be $3 at the door. A DJ will be running the music and there will be concessions available for purchase. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Merickel.

Ag Warrior Dash

The Houston FFA Chapter along with the Covington FFA Chapter are hosting an Ag Warrior Dash on September 30, 2017 for anyone in 7th grade or older. This 5K will include 10 obstacles that represent agricultural tasks. The cost is $25 and includes an Ag Warrior Dash medal and t-shirt. The event will take place at the Indian Hills 4H Camp. You can register by dropping off your registration paper, liability forms and registration fees at either the Covington or Houston Agricultural Education Departments, or online at Click the links below for more information and the forms.


Registration Form

Liability Form

2017 Houston Golf Team Benefit Scramble

The third annual Houston Golf Team Benefit Scramble will take place on Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 PM.  Teams and hole sponsors can sign up using the downloadable form on our website homepage (  Copies of the form are also available in the office, and you can always email Coach Fridley for a copy (  Forms need to be turned in by Friday, September 22nd.

All profits from this scramble go directly to help the Houston High School Golf Team purchase team memberships, equipment, and team uniforms for 2018.  These memberships provide over 20 students the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf.  Thank you for your support of these kids and for your support of Houston High School!

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing first at the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational on Saturday, September 9th.

The team with their championship trophy from the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing second at the Greenville Treaty City Invitational on Saturday, September 2nd.

The team with their second place trophy from the Greenville Treaty City Invitational.

Early Dismissal

Hardin-Houston Local School will be having a building safety training on Friday, September 1st.  The training will require the students to be released from school at approximately 2:00 PM.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on winning the Bob Schul Invitational on Saturday, August 26th.

The team with Bob Schul and their championship trophy.

The team with their championship trophy from the Bob Schul Invitational.

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 November 30th
  • Fall Sports pictures by November 30th
  • Senior Pictures by February 8th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by February 8th
  • Prom pictures by April 12th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is May 1st
  • Spring Sports pictures by May 1st


The Hardin-Houston School District is accepting sealed bids for the following items:

  • Existing metal doors (4) from the high school gym.
  • Interior wood doors (4) from the high school gym.
  • Bench press from weight room.
  • Leg machine from weight room.
  • 8ft. wide by 6ft. long wood building used for Diamond #3.
  • Concession trailer (former Pepsi trailer)

If you are interested in viewing any of the above items, contact Ryan Maier, Houston High School principal at 937-295-3010, ext. 2001 OR

All sealed bids must be received by the Hardin-Houston School District treasurer, Amy Ayers by Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 3:00PM

Classified Position 

Hardin-Houston School has the following classified position opening for at least December of the 2017-2018 school year:

Full time classroom aide

Applicants must obtain a paraprofessional license from the Ohio Department of Education. Interested persons should send a completed application, resume, and letter of interest to by August 9th, 2017.

Washington DC Trip Payments

The fourth student payment of $175 and the third chaperone payment of $175 is due by Friday, September 8th. Please bring payment into the Treasurer's office by the due date. If you have any questions, feel free to call Mrs. Poeppelman at the school.

Classified Position:

Hardin-Houston School has the following classified position opening for the 2017-2018 school year:

In-school restriction monitor/substitute aide/substitute cook. 

Applicants must obtain a paraprofessional license from the Ohio Department of Education.  Interested persons should send a completed application, resume, and letter of interest to by August 9th, 2017.

Fee Pay Day:

Fee Pay Day is on Thursday, August 10th from 7:00AM- 7:00PM.  Students can pick up class schedules, pay school fees, deposit money in lunch accounts, purchase a parking pass, and acquire locker combinations.  Due to the extended hours on Fee Pay Day, office hours on Friday, August 11th will be 7:00AM- 11:00AM.

Elementary fees are $65.00

9th & 7th Grade Orientation:

9th & 7th grade orientation will be on August 10th in the Commons. 9th grade orientation starts at 6:00PM with 7th grade orientation at 6:30PM.

Open House:

Hardin-Houston School will have Open House on Monday, August 14th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Please take this opportunity to meet the staff, pick up schedules, and walk around the school campus.

Young 5   /Kindergarten


1st Grade

2nd Grade



1 small school box

1 book bag

3 boxes Crayola crayons


3 boxes (24 ct) Crayola crayons

2 boxes (24 ct.) Crayola crayon

1 pair Fiskars pointed scissors


2 pink erasers

1 yellow highlighter

1 pk. #2 Ticonderago pencils


1 book bag  (not rolling)

6 glue sticks

Crayola water color paints


4 pks. Ticonderoga #2 pencils

4 pink erasers

Paint shirt (old large t-shirt)


1 boxes 200 ct. tissues

1 box Crayola broad tip markers

12 glue sticks


1- 70 page wide ruled notebook

48 #2 Ticonderoga Pencils

1 box tissues


2 pks. Of 100 index cards 3x5

1 pk. black dry erase markers

school bag your child can open


2 yellow highlighters

2 boxes 200 ct. tissues

4 containers of playdough


4 dry erase skinny markers

1 canister Clorox wipes

1 box zip lock qt. bags (boys)


1 box gallon size ziplock bags Girls

1 hand sanitizer-12 oz or larger   boys

1 box zip lock gal. bags (girls)


12 Elmer glue sticks

1 12 ct Crayola colored   pencils-girls

2 Clorox wipes


1 Clorox Wipes Boys

1 box quart  ziplock bags-boys

2 pink erasers


1 Quart Ziploc Bags Girls

1box gallon ziplock bags-girls

1 earbud/headphones


1 medium/large hand sanitizer Boys

1 earbud/headphones

No School box needed


1 earbud/headphones

No school box or folders needed









3rd Grade


4th Grade

5th Grade &   6th Grade



1 small school box

2 highlighters

1 8 ct. classic crayola markers


1 Crayola crayons (24 count)

1 box markers

1 box Kleenex


2 glue sticks

1 pack colored pencils

1 can playdough any color


1 set of colored pencils

3 glue sticks 1 Elmers liquid glue

1 pack dry erase markers


3 boxes (24 ct.) Ticonderago Pencils

48 no. 2 pencils

1 pencil pouch with holes


2 bottles of Elmer's glue

2 black or blue pens

1 pk. Post-it any color


2 pkg. wide ruled loose-leaf paper

2 red pens

1 set multiplication flash cards


5 composition books

4 thin dry erase markers (5th)

       to keep at home


1 box of 200 count tissues

1 pair pointed scissors

1 Yellow Highlighter


1 white eraser

1 pk. Index cards

2 24 ct. crayola crayons


1 yellow or orange Clorox wipes

2 box tissues

2 glue sticks


1 highlighter pack

1 pkg. disinfecting wipes

2 pink erasers


2 pack of skinny Expo markers

3    pkg. paper

1 small pencil sharpener


Boys-1 box Ziploc   Quart Freezer bags

1 large pencil bag

      w/ canister for shavings


Girls-1 box Ziploc Gallon Freezer bags

composition notebook 1 (5th) 2   (6th)

5" kids fiskers pointed   scissors


1 earbud/headphones

1 3-subject notebook

1 box gallon size ziploc bags


No binder or folders needed

2 large pink pencil erasers

3 boxes Ticonderoga #2 pencils


1 pair earbuds/headphones

1 earbud/headphones


Binders and folders will be   provided

Please label everything with name


No binder or folders needed


Junior High Supply List

Please click here to view the 2017 - 2018 school year supply list for Junior High School students.

Junior High Volleyball

Monday, July 31st at 6:00PM in the Commons is the mandatory OHSAA preseason meeting. This meeting will be followed by a brief parent/player meeting to go over expectations for the season. Practice begins August 1st from 8:30 - 10:30AM. All players must have a completed physical to participate.

Fall Sports Preseason Meeting

Houston High School will hold the fall sports preseason informational meeting on Monday, July 31st at 6:00 PM in the commons. The Ohio High School Athletic Association requires the Houston High School Athletic Department to hold preseason informational meetings for parents and athletes in grades 7-12. A parent and athlete are only required to attend one of these meetings per school year. If a parent and athlete attend the fall meting, the parent and athlete do not have to attend the winter or spring meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Again, this is a mandatory meeting and your child’s participation will be declined until the requirement is met.

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