H-BC Secondary Families:

Another GREAT week at HBC Secondary!  Please follow us on Facebook - @hbcpatriots1

This is a great way to see all the amazing happenings at HBC Public Schools!

And speaking of GREAT things, did you know that H-BC Elementary was identified as a Top 50 Elementary Schools in the state of Minnesota.   Please check out the article and tell your friends about our AMAZING elementary school!  

H-BC Elementary was identified as one of the top 50 elementary schools in the state of MN!

 LINK to Article

HBC OPERATING Referendum (Repeat):  Make sure to be informed of the upcoming Operating Referendum Election set for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 8 am until 8 pm.   Voting locations:  Beaver Creek City Hall and Hills Legion.  Here is more information.  It is important you vote on this important matter!  Please contact Mr. Holthaus with any questions   -t.holthaus@isd671.net 

Football and Volleyball Post-Season (New)

Good luck to our HBC Patriot Fall Sport Teams!  Please support our football and volleyball teams in the post-season which starts this week.    Please see the Section 3 Playoff Bracket on our HBC Live Feed.


Here is the Volleyball Section 3A Bracket LINK

Here is the Football Section 3 Bracket LINK

H-BC NEWS ON KQAD 800 AM (New) -  Did you know Mr. Holthaus and Mr. Kellenberger broadcast H-BC news & events on KQAD 800 AM Tuesday mornings at approximately 6:50?  Tune in for the latest news.  

Important Dates Ahead:

  • End of 1st Quarter - Friday, November 5

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

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins...Fall Back one hour on Sunday, November 7

  • Begin 2nd Quarter - Monday, November 8

  • Veterans Day Program at the Jr/Sr High School in Hills - Wednesday, November 11

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 16

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

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

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

School Lunch (Repeat) -- With current food availability our menus do change.  Our Food Service Director does keep the menu on the H-BC App current-  https://www.hbcpatriots.com/dining    Remember to refer to the App and not the newsletter for the most current menu.

MCA III / NWEA-MAP Growth Reports Mailed Home (Repeat)

HBC Secondary mailed your student(s)’ results home.   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 purposes.

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

If you would like more information about Interpreting the MCAs, please click this LINK

If you would like more information about interpreting the NWEA/MAPs, please click this LINK.

Wanted: Substitute Teachers & Substitute Para-Professionals (Repeat)

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)


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


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.



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