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NHS Thanks "giving" Food Drive

This holiday season, the National Honor Society held the Thanks "giving" Food Drive.  This effort resulted in 1,491 canned and boxed items being donated! The team of the Seniors, Kindergarten, and Pre-K classes won the competition, bringing in an average of 3.9 items per person. The items were donated to the food pantry at the Houston Congregational Church, where they will be shared with members of the local community. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared in the Wildcat spirit of giving!

Food donated during the drive.

Pictured with one of the truckloads of donations (L to R) are: Shelby Ayers, Dominic Beaver, Parker Cox, Tristin Freistuhler, Alyssa Kemp, Olivia Bowser, Hayden Riesenbeck, Addie White, Mariah Booher, Angelina DiLullo, Katelynn Garber, and Lauren Brubaker.

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Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed Wednesday November 22nd through Friday November 24th for Thanksgiving break.

Coach Opening

Houston High School is looking to fill the following coaching position, assistant varsity baseball coach. If interested, please contact Craig Knouff at by November 24th.

Regional Substitute Training

Interested in making a difference in a child's life? If so, attend the Regional Substitute Training at Hardin-Houston Local School on Wednesday December 13th. The training starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. For more information, click here.

Click here to register.

Hardin-Houston Lego-Robotics

The Hardin-Houston Robotics Teams competed in the Lego Robotics Competition at Versailles on November 11th. The 6th grade WildBots earned 3rd place in the robotics portion of the competition. The 5th grade Wildbots team won the Judge's choice award. The 7th and 8th grade Wildbots team consisting of Megan Maier, Shae Gordon, Ryan Ely, Alex Kellersmith, Chris Ward, Brodie Nischwitz, Bryce Sauvie, and Abby Hickerson won second place in the overall competition and will be advancing to Bowling Green in January. A huge congratulations to all three teams and best of luck to the Wildbots at the next competition.

The 7th and 8th Grade Wildbots team receiving their 2nd place trophy

The 7th and 8th Grade Wildbots team with their 2nd place trophy. From left to right: Abby Hickerson, Alex Kellersmith, Chris Ward, Bryce Sauvie, Ryan Ely, Brodie Nischwitz, Megan Maier, and Shae Gordon.

Veteran's Day Program

Hardin-Houston Local School hosted a program to recognize, remember, and honor our veterans on Friday, November 10th. To view photos from the assembly, click here. Thank you to yearbook member Rockelle Anderson for taking the pictures and most importantly a huge thank you to our veterans.

Houston High School Baseball Fundraiser

The Houston High School baseball program is holding its annual Christmas fundraiser once again. Everything this year is done on line. To order Houston apparel and other non-clothing Houston items, please follow these simple steps. Go to, and in the upper left corner of the website click the button FIND YOUR WEBSTORE, find the icon and click HOUSTON WILDCATS CHRISTMAS. The store will remain open until Thursday, November 30th. HAVE FUN and SHOP AWAY…. If you have any questions please contact Coach Brad Allen (937) 295-3010 ext. 2036 or email at -- The baseball program appreciates your support.

Cross Country State Results

Hollie Voisard and the high school boys cross country teams competed in the State Meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron on Saturday November 4th. Hollie placed 28th out of 143 runners. The boys team finished 15th out of 20 teams. Individual places were: Tristin Freistuhler - 69th, Ethan Knouff - 80th, Blake Jacobs - 118th, Dakota Francis - 129th, Jacob Slater - 137th, Parker Cox - 150th, and Patrick Meiring - 157th.

Coach Roeth, Coach McKinney, Tristin Freistuhler, Ethan Knouff, Parker Cox, Patrick Meiring, Jacob Slater, Dakota Francis, Blake Jacobs, Joseph Earl, Coach Boeke

Coach Roeth, Coach McKinney, Hollie Voisard, Coach Boeke


Cross Country State Sendoff

Hollie Voisard and the high school boys cross country teams were given a send off by the entire Hardin-Houston student body at 11:30 AM. They will compete in the State Meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron on Saturday November 4th. Click here to download a short video of the send off.

Excellence in Education Nominations

The Sidney Rotary Club invites you to nominate a teacher for the 2017-2018 Excellence in Education Award. Any state certified TEACHER of grades pre-K through 12 who is employed by an accredited school in Shelby County, Ohio, is eligible for nomination for one of the three awards. The spouse and/or children of any CURRENT officer, board member of The Sidney Rotary Club, or Excellence in Education committee member are not eligible for consideration DURING THE CURRENT YEAR. Awards will be presented during the month of April 2018 at a Sidney Rotary recognition program. Students, colleagues, parents, administrators or the general public may nominate. Teachers may not nominate themselves. To nominate a teacher, click here.

National Honor Society holds fall induction

The David L. Boggs Chapter of the National Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The new inductees are Shelby Ayers, Dominic Beaver, Olivia Bowser, Kelci Cooper, Parker Cox, Emilee Foster, Tristin Freistuhler, Katelynn Garber, Katherine Gothberg, Wyatt Jacobs, Alyssa Kemp, Benjamin Lively, Cassidy Mayse, Eliza Mertz, Jessica Monnier, Joshua Renner, Hayden Riesenbeck, Becca Selanders, Jacob Slater, Lena Stangel, Isaac Stephenson, Owen Swigert, Hollie Voisard, Drew Walker, and Adelaine White.

Fall 2017 Inductees

Fall Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held the Fall Sports Awards Program on Monday, October 30th. Golf award winners were 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 Shelby Ayers with the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the boys team were Tristin Freistuhler as the Top Runner, Blake Jacobs as Most Improved, and Parker Cox with the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the girls team were Hollie Voisard as the Top Runner, Addie White as the Most Improved, and Morgan Ely with the Wildcat Award. Several athletes were also recognized for earning All League honors. Receiving 1st Team SCAL were cross country runners Tristin Freistuhler, Ethan Knouff, and Hollie Voisard. Receiving 2nd Team SCAL were cross country runners Blake Jacobs and Morgan Ely, golfer Bryan Funk, and volleyball player Sarah Monnier. 

Cross Country Top Runners: Tristin Freistuhler and Hollie Voisard

Cross Country Most Improved: Blake Jacobs and Addie White

Golf: Cameron Via (Low Stroke Average) and Cole Pitchford (Most Improved)

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

Wildcat Award Winners: Parker Cox (Boys Cross Country), Morgan Ely (Girls Cross Country), Shelby Ayers (Volleyball), and Bryan Funk (Golf)

All SCAL 1st Team: Ethan Knouff, Tristin Freistuhler, and Hollie Voisard. All SCAL 2nd Team: Morgan Ely, Sarah Monnier, Blake Jacobs, and Bryan Funk.

Fall Sports Seniors. Golf: Bryan Funk and Cameron Via; Volleyball: Sarah Monnier; Cross Country: Morgan Ely, Parker Cox, James DiLullo, and Dakota Francis.

Washington DC Trip

Relive our 8th graders trip to tour our nation's capital. Click here to view the pictures. Thank you to Chaperone Gina Maier for taking the time to send pictures for the website.

Congratulations Alyssa Kemp

Congratulations to Alyssa Kemp for breaking the Season Assists Record with 503. The previous record of 500 was set by Heather Bray in 2003.

Congratulations Sarah Monnier

Congratulations to Sarah Monnier for breaking the career digs record with 750 digs. The previous record of 563 was set by Jessica Girod during the 2002-05 seasons. 

Students tour Wright State University

On Thursday October 5th, sixty Houston High School seniors and juniors traveled to Wright State University to tour the campus. 

Students attend Honda Manufacturing Day

On Wednesday October 4th, Houston High School students traveled to the Honda Plant in Anna to take part in Honda Manufacturing Day. They received a plant tour and then visited with some colleges. 

Philip S. Abbott Junior Honor Society holds fall induction

The Philip S. Abbot Junior Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, September 29th, 2017. The new inductees are Devin Barker, Elijah Beaver, Cole Crim, Doug Ellison, Ryan Ely, Shae Gordon, Bruce Jones, Kiannah Jones, Bradley Jenkins, Libby Knapke, Ava Knouff, Wyatt Kunk, Callie Lentz, Megan Maier, Andrea Mantor, Liam McKee, Katrina Meiring, Katie Miller, Hunter Mowery, Peyton New, Kierstyn Oberdorf, Brandon Pollock, Justin Pollock, Grace Rader, and Autumn Williams. 

Fall 2017 Inductees

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.

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

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 November schedule.

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