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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.

Classified Job Openings

Hardin-Houston Local School District will be accepting letters of interest for the following classified openings: two full-time instructional aide positions, a four-hour cafeteria/custodial position, and a full-time technology instructional aide (K-6). Click here for more information on the positions. Interested persons should send application and letter of interest to Ryan Maier or Sara Roseberry, Building Principals.


5300 Houston Rd.

Houston OH, 45333.  

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2017.

Staff Appreciation Banquet 2017

On Wednesday April 19th, Hardin-Houston Local School held their annual Staff Appreciation Banquet. Bertha Swob and Sandy Kemp were recognized with retirement awards for 30 years and 28 years of service respectively. Congratulations to all those that received service awards. 

Bertha Swob and Sandy Kemp with their retirement awards

Youth Volleyball Camp

Houston's Annual Youth Volleyball Camp will be held on May 22nd-24th from 9:00AM-11:00AM. The cost is $30.00 per player and includes a t-shirt. Registration by May 10th guarantees a shirt. Please make checks payable to Houston High School. If you need additional information please contact Head Coach, Misty Gibson at 

Click here for registration forms

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 Ava Knouff

Congratulations to Ava Knouff for breaking the junior high girls 800m run record with a time of 2:39.79 at the Botkins Quad Meet on Monday, April 17th. The previous record of 2:40.00 was set by Allison Roeth in 2008.

Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Opening

Houston High School is looking for a head varsity boys basketball coach. Possible teaching opening available. If interested please send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director - Craig Knouff at 

Deadline: April 31, 2017

Congratulations Allie, Morgan, Becca, and Hollie

Congratulations to Allie Voisard, Morgan Ely, Becca Selanders, and Hollie Voisard for breaking the high school girls 4 x 800 relay record record with a time of 10:25.95 on April 11th at Fairlawn. The previous record of 10:35.6 was set by Julia Pohlman, Missi Locker, Rebekah Dawson, and Sara Michael in 1996.

Allie Voisard, Becca Selanders, Hollie Voisard, and Morgan Ely with the record setting baton

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

Prom King and Queen

Congratulations to Seth Stoodt and Kaytlyn Riffell on being crowned Prom King and Queen on April 1st during "A Golden Night."

State Geography Bee

Congratulations to Gustav Gothberg on competing at the State Geography Bee on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University in Columbus. As the Hardin-Houston Local School Champion, Gustav took an online test to qualify for the State Bee. Congratulations Gustav!

Hardin-Houston Geography bee winner Gustav Gothberg

Jenna Jarrett signs with Edison State

Congratulations to Jenna Jarrett who signed on Wednesday, March 29th to play NJCAA Division 2 softball for Edison State Community College. Jenna is the daughter of Beckie and Aric Leonard. She is a three year letter winner. Jenna would like to thank her friends and family for all their support through this journey. Jenna is excited to continue her softball career at Edison.

Jenna with her parents Beckie and Aric Leonard, grandmother Brenda Jarrett, Coach Brent New, Coach Tammy Vondenhuevel, and Edison Coach Dan Cain

Jenna with Coach Brent New, Coach Tammy Vondenhuevel, Edison Coach Dan Cain, and teammates

Kaytlyn Riffell signs with Edison State

Congratulations to Kaytlyn Riffell who signed on Wednesday, March 23rd to play NJCAA Division 2 softball for Edison State Community College. Kaytlyn will be majoring in criminal justice. She is the daughter of Jason and Summer Riffell. She is a three year letter winner. Kaytlyn would like to thank her family and friends for all their support through this journey. She is excited to continue her softball career at Edison.

Kaytlyn with her parents, Summer and Jason and brother Alan

Kaytlyn with Coach Brent New, Coach Tammy Vondenhuevel, Edison Coach Dan Cain, and teammates

Kona Ice for LLS fundraiser

Thank you to all who participated in the Student Council’s Kona Ice for LLS fundraiser! Hardin Houston Elementary was presented a check for $626.50 to LLS to contribute to our Pennies For Patients Drive. The students had a great time and were able to make a positive impact on the lives of children affected by childhood cancers. 

Pictured are Mrs. McKee, Caleb Strunk, Sophia Sharp and Sarah Lay of Kona Ice.

Junior High and High School Spring Testing Schedule

Houston Junior High and High School will begin testing on March 21st. The full schedule is below.




March 13th: Juniors ACT Registration (3rd Period)


April 24th: 7th Grade (afternoon)

March 21st: Junior Class (morning)


April 25th: 8th Grade (morning)

April 19th: Make-up ACT


April 26th: Math I Students (afternoon)



April 27th: Math II Students (morning)

English and Language Arts (ELA)


April 28th: Math Make-up Tests

April 3rd: 7th Grade (morning)



April 4th: 8th Grade (afternoon)


April 5th: 9th Grade (morning)


April 6th: 10th Grade (afternoon)


April 7th: ELA Make-up Tests




Social Studies

May 1st: Biology (morning)


May 2nd: U.S. History (afternoon)

May 3rd: 8th Grade Science (morning)


May 4th: Government (morning)

May 5th: Science Make-up Tests


May 5th: Social Studies Make-up Tests

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 January 12th
  • Fall Sports pictures by January 12th
  • Senior Pictures by January 12th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by February 10th
  • Prom pictures by April 11th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is April 28th
  • Spring Sports pictures by April 28th

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: if you are interested in using the weight room this school year, click here for the March schedule. Click here for the April schedule.

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