GREAT work to our 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th grade MCA Reading test takers this week!   Next week we will be testing MCA Math for grades 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th grade.  Good luck students and please remember to bring your ‘old’ headphones with the auxiliary jack.  You cannot use any bluetooth headphones during the MCAs.   


Also GREAT job to our HBC Secondary Band and Choir students who performed for the solo/ensemble contest today, Friday! Although a little different this year due to COVID, our choir hosted six group and two solo performances this year. Our band students also performed for the judge - Mr. Nelson!  (Pictures below)


Senior Spotlight

This senior class is going to be missed but we know the world will be a better place once they leave our doors. For the next 6 weeks, I will be highlighting each student from our 2021 Senior Class. Good Luck Seniors!  My how they’ve grown!


MCA Math for Grades 6, 7, 8 and 11 (New)

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) will continue next week Tuesday (4/20) and Wednesday (4/21).   

Students in grades 6th (reading & math), 7th (reading and math), 8 (reading, math & science), 10 (reading & science) and 11th(math) will be taking the MCA Assessments.  Here is the LINK to the HBC Assessment Calendar and the Important Dates this month.  Please make sure your student is at school on time, well rested and had breakfast.  Encourage your student to do the best they can.  

April 20 & 21st - MCA Math for Grades 6,7,8 and 11th

April 27th - MCA Science for Grades 8 and 10th

Good luck students!

Students taking the MCAs will be provided with a granola bar and a juice before taking the test.   


Earth Day Cleanup in Hills on Friday, April 23rd! (New)

Giving back to our community and being good stewards of the environment are important to our students and school. On Friday, April 23rd our secondary students will be participating in cleaning up Hills. Students will be cleaning up both campuses, the Hills Tuff Home and the Rez.  Please have your student bring GLOVES on Friday to eliminate more unnecessary waste (plastic gloves).

Please do your part to keep our community clean by keeping your yard and neighborhood clean.

Senior Graduation Set - Friday, May 28th - 7:00 PM (New)

Our Graduation for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, May 28th at 7:00 PM in the HBC New Gymnasium. Due to covid, each senior will be allowed 6 guests/spectators. Congratulations Class of 2021!

Spring Sports Seasons Starting (Repeat)

Track Season and Golf Season has officially started!  Please make sure to view the upcoming meets by visiting the HBC Website or HBC App.  

Order HBC Secondary Yearbook - $45 (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 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.  


Friday, April 23 - Early Dismissal (No Students due to Professional Development for Teachers)

Thursday, April 29 - Early Dismissal

*******No Early Dismissals in May*******



Summer Rec Calendars (New)

The 10U, 12U & 14U Softball and Baseball schedules & information are posted to our hbc.patriots.com website.  They are located under: Menu, Parent Information, Summer Recreation.


Deficiency Lists for 4th 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 through Quarter 4.  Students who are failing will be REQUIRED to stay after school during early releases to improve their grades.  Note: There will be NO Early Releases in May, however students may come before school (7:30 - 8:05 AM) or after school (3:05 - 3:30).  

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.  


Please email me or call if you have any questions.  

Andrew Kellenberger, Principal

Phone- 507-962-3240 ext. 2101 or email a.kellenberger@isd671.net