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HBC Jr./Sr. High Bulletin 04-23-21
HBC Jr./Sr. High Bulletin 04-23-21
Andrew Kellenberger
Friday, April 23, 2021

GREAT work to our 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th grade MCA Math test takers this week!   Next week we will be testing MCA Science for 8th and 10th 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.   The headphones will proved text-to-speech for all questions and answers.


We also celebrated Earth Day with a Hills Town Clean-Up.  This is a great way to teach our students how to be stewards of our community.  Here are some pictures of Earth Day Clean-Up in Hills.

Students and Staff participated in an Earth Day Clean-Up around the city of Hills on Friday. 


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 Science for Grades 5, 8 and 10 (New)

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) will continue next week Wednesday (4/28).   

Students in grades 8th and 10th will be taking the MCA Science Assessments on Wednesday (4/28).  Please make sure your student is at school on time, well-rested and had breakfast.  Encourage your student to do the best they can.  

Good luck students!

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

Important Dates Coming Up (New)

May 11 - 6th Grade Field Trip 

May 14 - Senior Class Trip

May 23 - Senior Baccalaureate Ceremony 2-3 PM

May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School if ALL work completed

May 28 - Class of 2021 Graduation - 7 PM

June 2nd - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)


Last Day to Order the HBC Secondary Yearbook (New)



The last day to order a yearbook is April 30th.  Order at or get a form from the office. The cost is $45.

HBC Sports Awards Night - Monday, May 24th - 6 PM (New)

Please mark your calendars if your student athlete played a varsity sport. The HBC Sports Awards Night is scheduled for Monday, May 24th - 6 PM. Due to COVID, we will not be serving a meal. Two spectators per athlete are welcome to attend.

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

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.  

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!

 Only One Early Dismissal Left (New)

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, 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 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