March 5, 2021

It was a great week at HBC Secondary.   Here are some pictures from this week.  

Hannah is working on a wood burning technique for her Patriot Millworks project. 

Ag 9 students had 2 visitors to their classroom this past week.  Two baby goats (kids) visited the students during their Goat Unit of Study. 

7th Grade students learning problem solving skills and coding in Computer 7.


DO NOT FORGET TO SCREEN YOUR STUDENT REMINDER: (Repeat)  Make sure to screen your child everyday, prior to coming to school!  Here is the link for Screener.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

 Early Dismissals and Important Dates (New)

The following dates are the early dismissals scheduled for March and April.  HBC Secondary will be dismissed at 12:30 PM on early dismissal days.  The elementary will follow at 12:45 PM.


Thursday, March 11 - Early Dismissal


Wednesday, March 17 - Early Dismissal


Thursday, March 25 - Early Dismissal


Friday, March 26 - End of 3rd Quarter


Monday, March 29 - No School for Students


Tuesday, March 30 - 4th Quarter Begins


April 1 - 5 - NO School


Wednesday, April 14 - Early Dismissal


Friday, April 23 - Early Dismissal


Thursday, April 29 - Early Dismissal





Driver’s Education Starting Monday, March 22nd (Repeat)



Driver’s Education Course will be starting on Monday, March 22nd.  The class will mostly be held after school for a duration of three weeks ending on April 7th.  The class is a total of 30 hours of coursework.  The cost of the course is $340.00 and will be due before you attend the first class on Monday, March 22nd.  Letters with more information were sent out on Tuesday, 2/16 for those students/families who signed up. 



Grade 6 Swimming Lessons - March 8 - 19 (New)


We are pleased to provide this important life skill.  No lessons on Early Dismissal Days 3/11 and 3/17.  Students need to remember their swimsuit, plastic bag & towel.  If you have NOT sent in payment and registration, please do so.  Thank you!



ACT on Tuesday, March 30th - All Juniors (Repeat)



On Tuesday, March 30th, all HBC Juniors will be taking the ACT Assessment.  The ACT is a standardized test for post-secondary/college admissions.  The cost of this test is FREE and all students will have the opportunity to take the test to help them decide their next steps after high school.  All juniors are registered to take the ACT on the morning of Tuesday, March 30th.   Juniors will take the ACT at HBC Secondary.  


Starting Monday, February 22nd, our Juniors will begin ACT prep - On to College in their advisory classes which will benefit them greatly if they take this prep time seriously.   Please encourage your Junior student to start preparing now by having their grades up, and making sure they use their advisory time wisely.  Students are encouraged to practice and prepare during advisory and at home to prepare for March 30th.


Junior students also signed up for their account.   Students can take practice ACT tests for each subject to prepare for the March 30th assessment.


If you have any questions, please contact the school.



HBC Prom Update for Juniors and Seniors (New)


Juniors, Seniors and Parents,


Due to regulations set forth by the MDE and MDH, Hills - Beaver Creek Public Schools has decided not to host a HBC Prom 2021 this school year.  Our goal for this school year has always been to keep our students and staff safe, to keep our students learning in-person and create as much of a 'normal' educational experience as possible.  Due to the regulations, we do not feel we can accomplish our goals and host a prom for this school year.    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the secondary office. 


2021 HBC Trap Parent & Student Meeting (New)

Friday, March 12 from 6pm-8pm

 Meeting will be held at:    Garretson Sportsmen’s Club

48606 255St

Garretson, SD  57030


  • About

  • Registration

  • Schedule

  • New Shooters

  • Returning Shooters

  • 2021 Schedule

*If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact: 

Travis Dwire 507-920-6044 or at

HBC Trap Team is part of the MN Clay Target League.

This opportunity is available for those in grades 8-12.


Deficiency Lists - Starting Tuesday, February 16th (Repeat)

As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we began our deficiency lists starting for Quarter 3.  Students who are failing will be REQUIRED to stay after school during early releases to improve their grades.  Next early release is Thursday, March 11th. 

The Deficiency List / Academic Eligibility is located in Section 9 of the Secondary Student Handbook (LINK).  

This slide explains the different levels of deficiencies.  Parents and students will receive an emailed letter notifying them if their student is on the deficiency list.  Please continue to support your student who may be struggling with completing school work.  


Spring Assessments Coming Soon

Spring Testing is an important time to check progress for our students.  As we get closer to March and April, we will enter Spring Assessment season.   Please click this LINK to see our HBC Assessment Calendar.  This will give you an idea when each assessment is scheduled for ACTs, MCAs and NWEAs.   


E-Learning Days (Repeat)

E-learning days...if school is cancelled because of inclement weather or any other reason.   Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days (Link).  


HBC Basketball Season - HBC App, Facebook & Twitter (Repeat)

There are a number of games coming up this week through March.  Please download the HBC App today for up to date schedules and scores.   You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for information and changes.   Thank you for supporting HBC Athletics.

Unpredictable Spring Weather and Dressing Appropriately (Repeat)

PLEASE make sure your student is prepared for the colder weather.  Students will be walking to their PE classes which are located at Hugo Goehle Gymnasium which is 6 blocks away if the conditions are NOT slippery or wet.   In most cases, students will walk and need to be dressed for the colder weather.

Please email me or call if you have any questions.  

Andrew Kellenberger, Principal

Phone- 507-962-3240 ext. 2101 or email