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Golf Team Qualifying Match

Student qualifying for our Varsity and JV golf teams will occur on August 1st at 8:00 am. Students should plan to be at Houston High School by 6:45 am in order to ride the bus to Shelby Oaks Golf Course (all students must ride the bus). All students participating in the golf qualifying round must have their physical forms completed and turned into coach by that morning.

Email Coach Fridley with any questions (

Elementary Class Supply List 2017-2018

Please click here for the Hardin-Houston Elementary class supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.

Houston Community Center Fair Booth

The Houston Community Center is in serious need of volunteers to work at the Food Booth during the Shelby County Fair.

The fair starts this coming Sunday and runs through next Saturday.

The shifts hours are 3.5 hours each and in return each volunteer will receive a $9 food voucher for each shift worked.

In addition, students in grades 7-12 can earn hours toward a community center college scholarship.

Our contact is Trisha Curl @ 937-638-6238.  Volunteers can either call or text her to sign up.

Classified Opening

Hardin Houston is accepting applications for the following position:

Elementary instructional aide

The ideal candidate will be able to provide math and reading instruction to large group, small group, and individuals, be flexible, and be able to get along with others.  Requirements are to hold an associates degree or be able to pass a math and ELA test in order to qualify for a paraprofessional license by the Ohio Department of Education.  Interested persons should send a completed application, a resume,  and a letter of interest to by July 19, 2017.

Classified Job Opening

Hardin-Houston Local School District will be accepting letters of interest for the following classified opening: a four-hour Custodial/Cafeteria/Seasonal Lawn Care/Athletic Game Cleanup PositionInterested persons should send application and letter of interest to Ryan Maier, High School Principal at 5300 Houston Rd. Houston OH, 45333 or

Hardin-Houston Community Members & Houston High School Athletes

The track on the sports complex will be closed starting July 5th for resealing & striping. The track will remain closed for approximately 3 weeks pending the weather. It will be available for use again when the padlocks are removed from the five entry gates. We appreciate your patience during this time frame as we complete this six year maintenance program in order to protect the condition and longevity of our district’s track!

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Technology Instructional Assistant Position

Hardin-Houston Elementary is currently seeking applicants for a technology instructional assistant. The applicant should have command of and be able to instruct skills in keyboarding, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Please contact Sara Roseberry, principal, at (927) 295-3010, email and submit an application and resume by June 1. Interested individuals must be able to obtain an instructional aide license from Ohio Department of Education.

Houston Volleyball Bash 2017

Houston will be hosting a volleyball tournament open to all friends and family members of Houston Volleyball players. All proceeds go towards the Houston Volleyball Program. For more info, please see the attached forms.

*Update: Tournament moved to Saturday, June 17th*

2017 Volleyball Bash

Medical Release Form

State Track Meet

David Stammen will throw discus on Friday June 2nd at 4:00 PM. For more information including parking, click here. Admission for the meet is $10 per person on each day.

Congratulations Ava Knouff

Congratulations to Ava Knouff for breaking the junior high girls 1600m run record with a time of 5:40.59 at the SCAL Meet on Friday May 12th. The previous record of 5:42 was set by Allison Roeth in 2008. Ava also broke her own record in the junior high girls 800m run with a time of 2:36.17 at the Houston Tri-Meet on Friday, April 28th. Her old record 2:39.79 was set at the Botkins Quad Meet on Monday, April 17th. The previous record holder was Allison Roeth with a time of 2:40.00 set in 2008.

Congratulations Mariah Booher

Congratulations to Mariah Booher for tying the junior high girls pole vault record with a vault of 7 feet 6 inches at the SCAL Meet on Friday May 12th. The record was set by Ava Parin in 2016. 

Youth Volleyball League Schedule (Updated)

Click here to view the February and March Youth Volleyball League schedule.

Congratulations Allie, Morgan, Becca, and Hollie

Congratulations to Allie Voisard, Morgan Ely, Becca Selanders, and Hollie Voisard for breaking their own record in the high school girls 4 x 800 relay with a time of 10:11.99 on May 10th during the SCAL Track Meet at Fairlawn. Their old record of 10:25.95 was set at Fairlawn on April 11th. The previous record holders were Julia Pohlman, Missi Locker, Rebekah Dawson, and Sara Michael with a time of 10:35.6 in 1996.

Allie Voisard, Becca Selanders, Morgan Ely, and Hollie Voisard after breaking the record

Youth Camps

Boys Basketball Camp

Boys basketball camp for boys currently in grades 3-8 will be held June 12-15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For more information, and the flyer, click here.

Spring Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held their Spring Sports Awards Program on Monday, May 15th. Special award winners in girls track were Shelby Ayers with Most Points Field, Hollie Voisard with Most Points Track, and Kaitlyn Ellison with the Wildcat Award. Special award winners in boys track were David Stammen with Most Points Field, Ethan Knouff with Most Points Track, Devyn Ostrander with the Wildcat Award, Cameron Arnold with the Russ Richards Award, and Wesley Jester with the Ryan Mohler Award. Special award winners in baseball were Dylan Hensley with the Best Offensive Player Award, Tristin Freistuhler with the Best Defensive Player Award, and Isaiah Beaver with the Wildcat Award. Special award winners in softball were Jenna Jarrett with the Best Offensive Player Award, Olivia Bowser with the Best Defensive Player Award, and Lydia Lentz with the Wildcat Award. Receiving first team All County recognition in softball were Jenna Jarrett and Sarah Monnier. Olivia Boswer and Addie White received second team All County. Dylan Henlsey received first team All County in baseball. Congratulations to all spring athletes!

Baseball Award Winners: Dylan Hensley (Best Offensive Player), Isaiah Beaver (Wildcat Award), and Tristin Freistuhler (Best Defensive Player)

Softball Award Winners: Jenna Jarrett (Best Offensive Player), Olivia Bowser (Best Defensive Player), and Lydia Lentz (Wildcat Award)

Boys Track Award Winners: David Stammen (Most Points Field), Wesley Jester (Ryan Mohler Award), Ethan Knouff (Most Points Track), Devyn Ostrander (Wildcat Award), and Cameron Arnold (Russ Richards Award)

Girls Track Award Winners: Shelby Ayers (Most Points Field), Kaitlyn Ellison (Wildcat Award), and Hollie Voisard (Most Points Track)

Baseball and Softball All County Recipients: Olivia Bowser (Second Team), Jenna Jarrett (First Team), Dylan Hensley (First team), Addie White (Second Team), and Sarah Monnier (First Team)

Baseball Seniors: Dylan Hensley and Isaiah Beaver

Softball Seniors: Jenna Jarrett and Kaytlyn Riffell

Track Seniors: Caity Falls, Audrey Kittel, Kaitlyn Ellison, Allie Voisard, Tristin Stangel, Cameron Arnold, Quinton Cox, Seth Stoodt, and Devyn Ostrander

Elementary Volleyball

Congratulations to the 6th grade volleyball team that took part in the Midwest Youth Volleyball League. The 6th grade team finished in 2nd place out of 30 teams in the gold division. 

The 6th grade team placed 2nd in the gold division. Front: Emily Hollinger, Lainey Peacock, and Amanda Bixler. Back: Malina Chappie, Aliya Stangel, Emma Kemp, Macey Huffman, and Coach Misty Gibson

Congratulations Kaitlyn!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Ellsison on receiving a State FCCLA Scholarship at the FCCLA State Conference. She was one of 8 students to receive a $500 scholarship from the FCCLA Endowment! Kaitlyn, Harley Burns, Kendra Hecht, Jordan Manuel and FCCLA Advisor Mrs. Pleiman attended the conference from April 24th through April 25th. 

Kaitlyn receiving her award on stage

Kaitlyn on stage after receiving the award

Kaitlyn with her award

Kaitlyn with other Houston FCCLA delegates Harley Burns, Kendra Hecht, and Jordan Manuel

FFA Greenhouse Sale Fundraiser

The Houston FFA Chapter will be hosting a greenhouse sale fundraiser running Monday, April 24th – Saturday, May 6th or while supplies last. Products include flowers, vegetables, hanging baskets and mulch. The greenhouse, which is located behind the high school, will be open for sales from 3-6pm Monday-Wednesday and from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on Saturdays.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Derek McCracken at 937-295-3010 ext. 2026 or by email at Thank you for supporting the Houston FFA. Click here for a flyer. For a price list, click here.

It’s Time to Order Your Houston Band Calendars

Keep in the know of our community happenings while supporting the youth in the Houston High School Band. The calendar lists school functions, meetings, and important dates, along with local organizations’ functions, and special days of family and friends. Calendars are $10.00 each with ten (10) FREE listings. Additional listings are $.50 each. Click here for an order form.

Speed Dating a Book

The Reading Between the Lines Book Club held Speed Dating a Book, as a sequel to their Blind Date with a Book held in February, on the morning of Wednesday April 26. Each student read a different book and proceeded to have speed dates with other students as they asked and answered questions about each others books. The club is advised by Mrs. Chappie, Mrs. McClurg, and Mrs. Paulus.

Congratulations Shelby Ayers

Congratulations to Shelby Ayers for breaking her own high school discus record at the Botkins Quad Meet on Tuesday April 18th. Shelby uncorked a throw of 121' 8." She set the previous record of 113'4" at the Coldwater Quad Meet on March 29th.  

Congratulations Logan Baltes

Congratulations to Logan Baltes for breaking the junior high boys long jump record with a jump of 18' 7.5" on April 8th at the Ft. Loramie Junior High Invitational. The previous record of 17' 7" was set by Chris Cox in 1986.

Senior Recognition Night

On Tuesday April 4th, Houston High School held the second annual Senior Recognition Night. All seniors and their parents were invited and those seniors with plans for college or military service were recognized.

Front row: Audrey Kittel, Kaitlyn Ellison, Emma Mertz, Ashley Fogt, Brittany Timmerman
Back Row: Bryce Norris, Samantha Doyle, Brandon Wray, Quinton Cox

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