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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.

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.

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

The Junior Class is raising money for Prom 2018! They are selling tickets for a chicken dinner meal on Friday, October 13th. The dinner includes ½ chicken, roll, applesauce and chips. Tickets are $8.00 each and can be purchased from any junior or by calling Prom Advisors Gina Maier at 295-3010 ext 2020 or Tina Mertz at 295-3010 ext. 2015. Ticket sales end Wednesday, October 4th. Dinners can be picked up at Houston High School on October 13th from 4:30-6:30 PM using the back parking lot near the track. Delivery to your car is available by pulling up to the curb. Thank you in advance for supporting the Junior Class.  Please make checks payable to Houston High School.

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.

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!

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

Coach Opening

Houston High School is looking for a 7th Grade Girls Basketball coach. If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director - Craig Knouff 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.

Weight Room Schedule

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

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