H-BC Secondary Families:

Parent/Teacher Conferences at the Secondary this past week.  Thank you to all who attended! Family Engagement is critical to students’ success at all education levels and I encourage you to continue to reach out to your student(s)’ teachers, check JMC regularly (please add JMC Family App on your Smartphone - Directions Below) and continue to encourage your student to do his/her best at school.   

If you did not attend Secondary Conferences, please note that the next round of Secondary Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, November 16th after Quarter 1.  Please mark your calendars now.

Also, parents/guardians were able to pick up their student(s)’ Standardized Assessment at conferences - Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) and NWEA/MAP Growth Assessments.  If you were unable to attend, the school district will mail your student(s)’ results to you.

Finally, the HBC FLU Clinic is happening on Wednesday, October 13.  Forms are due on MONDAY, OCTOBER 11!!  FORMS Below!

Thank you for partnering in your student(s)’ education!

Important Dates Ahead:

  • No School - Friday, October 22

  • Early Dismissal - Friday, November 5 - 12:30 pm at Secondary

  • End of 1st Quarter - Friday, November 5

  • Begin 2nd Quarter - Monday, November 8

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 16

  • Early Dismissal - Wednesday, November 24 - 12:30 pm at Secondary

  • No School - Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26


SCREENER - Also a friendly reminder to continue to SCREEN your students daily.  (Repeat)

Safe Return In Person Learning Plan Fall 2021(Repeat)

Hills-Beaver Creek  Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff and students. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following Health Safety Plan in response to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns. Please click this LINK for the Plan.

Tuesday, October 12th - Operating Referendum Public Meeting - Please Come! (Repeat)

 Please see this link for information about the upcoming operating referendum special election slated for Tuesday, November 2, 2021. https://www.hbcpatriots.com/ page/of  Also, make sure to attend one of the informational meetings on either Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm at the Elementary School in Beaver Creek and on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 pm at the Secondary School in Hills.

All School Assembly - Cory Greenwood - Your Story Matters / Tackling Tough Subjects and Inspiring Healthy Conversations - Monday, October 11th (Repeat)

All 6th - 12th Grade Students will participate in an all-school assembly on Monday, October 11th.  The assembly will be about: 1. Find positive mentors 2. Engage in Healthy conversations with others about life 3. Being resilient through tough times (adversity) 4. Focus on solutions instead of problems 5. Appreciate others in their life 6. Make positive decisions

Cory Greenwood travels the country to talk about an inspiring message for teenagers.

MCA III / NWEA-MAP Growth Reports Mailed Home Next Week!

HBC Secondary will be mailing your student(s)’ results home next week.   As you know, the students take standardized tests each year to check their progress and proficiency in various subject areas including Reading, Math and Science.   Here are the following assessments and purpose.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) - The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III (MCA- III's) are reading, mathematics, writing and science tests that help schools and districts measure student progress toward the state's academic standards.  The assessment will tell if a student is Does Not Proficiency, Partially Proficiency, Meets Proficiency or Exceeds Proficiency with grade-level standards.

NWEA/MAP Assessment - The NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association)- is the educational non-profit organization responsible for the MAP assessment. MAP, which stands for Measures of Academic Progress, refers to tests given multiple times throughout a school year to measure your student's growth in a variety of subjects including reading and math.   The assessment will show the student(s)’ growth and percentile for reading and math versus national peers.

The following Grade Levels take the following assessments.

6th Grade - Reading MCA, Math MCA, Reading NWEA, Math NWEA

7th Grade - Reading MCA, Math MCA, Reading NWEA, Math NWEA

8th Grade - Reading MCA, Math MCA, Science MCA, Reading NWEA, Math NWEA

9th Grade - None

10th Grade - Reading MCA, Science MCA

11th Grade - Math MCA

12th Grade - None

Wanted: Substitute Teachers & Substitute Para-Professionals

H-BC is seeking qualified, professional Substitute Teachers & Paraprofessionals to join our team!  Substituting allows for a very flexible work schedule.  You choose the days you are interested in working.  Substitutes work on a daily/temporary basis as a replacement for a full time staff member.  A background check is submitted on all employees.

 Substitute Teachers – $140 full day/$75 half day.  Individuals must hold a bachelor’s degree and a minnesota teachers license.  If no teachers license, a four-year degree and short-call license from the Minnesota Department of Education is required.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

 Paraprofessional Substitutes - Our substitute Paraprofessionals work in the classroom under a licensed teacher.  Responsibilities may include one-to-one student guidance or assisting with classroom, lunchroom, and recess duties.

 To learn more,  please call  Superintendent Todd Holthaus – 507-673-2541 ext 1102.

Look at Student(s)’ Grades, Progress, Attendance, Lunch Bill, ETC on JMC App - Smart Phone (Repeat)


Order FFA Shirt and Support HBC FFA (Repeat)

Students, Parents and Community Members, Please support our HBC FFA by purchasing an HBC FFA shirt. Orders are due Fri., Oct. 15th. Please bring exact change or a check (payable to HBC FFA) to Starla in Hills or pay when your items arrive. Cost: $15-30 depending on style. #HBCFFA https://forms.gle/PmkSfP4nXhLtpNV89

Attention 6th Grade Volleyball Players - VOLLEYBALL CAMP (Repeat)

Grades 1-6 Volleyball Camp Registration is complete.  Please Note: The Saturday Camp dates are October 23, October 30 and November 6th.   This is a change from the original schedule.

Deficiency Lists for 1st 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 1.

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. 

The picture below shows the different levels of the Deficiency List.  


Varsity Football and Volleyball Updates (Repeat)

For the most updated information about sporting events, please download the HBC App or the HBC School Website

ACTION NEEDED: (Repeat)  It is important that families, if you haven’t done so already,  fill out the free and reduced lunch applications otherwise known as “Application for Educational Benefits”.  Registration link found here:  https://tinyurl.com/y5yz9soj


AM BUS CHANGES--For morning bus changes please call or text the bus line--make sure to identify your student and the bus number they are riding:  507-962-3240 Ext. 4.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON BUSSES (Repeat):  As you know, students need to wear a masks on the school bus.  We need your assistance.  Please have your child prepared with their mask in the AM and PM bus route.  The district’s supply of Masks is quickly dwindling.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


School Lunch (Repeat) -- All  H-BC Students will have free lunch.  That is correct FREE!  Here is the letter explaining this...Letter LINK.

Student Flu Consent Form and LINK (New)


Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-962-3240 or email a.kellenberger@isd671.net