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HBC Secondary Bulletin 3/19/21
HBC Secondary Bulletin 3/19/21
Andrew Kellenberger
Friday, March 19, 2021

We have only 1 week left in the 3rd Quarter.    Please make sure you are checking your student(s)’ JMC to look at their grades.  Each week, students take one advisory period (called Academic Check) to look at their grades and create a goal for the following week.   All parents can also look at their student(s)’ grades on JMC (JMC Parent LINK).  If you forgot your username or password, please call the Secondary School Office at 962-3240.  

Please encourage your student to do their best and to finish the quarter strong. 

Here are some pictures from the week.


Congratulations to the HBC Robotics Team on being named Robot Design Champion out of 28 teams! Robot Design is awarded to the team that impresses the jury with an innovative and robust design, as well as creative and efficient programming. Way to go Patriots! 

Check out the NEW Banners in our gymnasium.  Thank you Mr. Harnack and HBC Computer Publishing!

Ag 10 students germinate seeds for the school garden.  

Freshmen Geometry students learning math in a Volume Scavenger Hunt in Ms. Wysong's class. Students are working on finding the volumes for various 3-D shapes using collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and of course... calculators help!


Transportation Survey Still Open (Repeat)

Parents, please check your email for an email subject “Please complete: Activity Transportation Survey”.  Please complete this survey by Monday, March 22.

Spring Sports Seasons Starting (Repeat)

Track Season starts March 29th

Golf Season starts March 30th


Penny Wars through Friday, March 29th(Repeat)


Order HBC Secondary Yearbook (Repeat)

Don't miss out on the Early Bird Offer and save $5.00!  If you order by March 19, you will get your yearbook for $40.00 (plus tax), after March 19, the price will go up to $45.00 (plus tax).  The yearbook staff has been working hard to complete this year's book.  It will be a yearbook like you have never seen before!  We are excited for the results and to share it with you!  Return this order form with the correct amount (please include the tax in your payment) by March 19 to save $5.00!  Order forms are in the commons and office.

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. *Early Dismissals are for students who have a failing grade, students who are on the deficiency list and for students who need any extra 1:1 support from their teacher.  


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



Basketball Tournament Time (New)



Our HBC Boys Basketball Team finished their season on Thursday (3/18) with a loss to HLO-F.  Great work this season players and coaches.  Our boys team ended up 9-9 on the shortened season.  


Good luck to our HBC Girls Basketball Team!  Our girls will play...


Friday, March 19th - Girls Varsity vs RRC (Home game) at 7 PM - Channel 242 and (subscription only)


Due to MSHSL guidelines, each player/coach will be allotted a certain number of tickets for each game.  Players/Parents will need to complete a form (sent out via email) to register their spectators for both home and away games.  The cost will be $7/ticket (payable at HBC Secondary Office).  


Please wait for the email to complete your registration for the game.   Please bring $7 to the office for each spectator.  



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. 




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 (Repeat)


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. 



Deficiency Lists for 3rd Quarter- (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  25th.

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

There are a number of golf and track meets coming up this spring.  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