H-BC Secondary Families:

Happy Monday!   Congratulations to our State-Bound HBC Patriots Football Team!  Our Patriots football team will play again on Friday, November 12th at 7 PM at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.  It would be great to have as many people to SMSU, Marshall, MN to cheer this team on!  Here are some pictures from this past Friday.  

Please follow us on Facebook - @hbcpatriots1

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

H-BC OPERATING Referendum (New):  Thank you to all those that voted in the district special election this past Tuesday, November 2.  The Special Election included two questions.  Question one was for renewal of the current $897.15 this question passed.  Question two was to add an inflationary increase to the current referendum amount.  Question two also passed.  Also, Harley Fransman was elected to finish out a term from a previous board member’s resignation. The Operating Referendum is for a 10 year term.


Purchasing State Football Tickets for Friday, Nov. 12th HBC vs. Renville Co. West (New)

Good luck to our HBC Patriot Football Team in the State Quarter-Finals vs Renville Co. West.  Kickoff at 7:00 PM Friday, Nov. 12th at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN.   Please come and support our Patriots!  Here is the Football State Tournament Bracket LINK

Here are the details about ticket costs for game LINK

H-BC NEWS ON KQAD 800 AM (Repeat) -  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.  


Veterans & Community Invited - VETERANS DAY PROGRAM (Repeat) - Thursday, November 11th, 9:00 AM, H-BC Secondary School in Hills.  The community is invited to this program honoring our veterans.    H-BC Students and Faculty will take part.  Elementary students will be bussed to Hills.  Students are encouraged to wear red, white & blue.

Attention: 6th - 8th Graders: World Classroom Trip to Washington D.C. for Summer of 2023 - Virtual Parent Information Meeting (New)

This past summer over 25 students and 20 parents/guardians attended the World Classroom Trip to Washington D.C.   This trip was a highlight of my summer and many of our students!   This opportunity will be offered again to our students who are currently in 6th - 8th Grade for the Summer of 2023.   Yes, you can also attend as a parent!   Parents of 6th - 8th Grader, please mark your calendars for the Virtual Parent Information Meeting.  More details will come home with your student.

The Virtual Parent Information Meeting for the Washington D.C. Summer 2023 Trip is Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  


Tuesday, November 16th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Secondary (Repeat) - Please mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, November 16th from 3:45 - 7:30 PM.  Conferences will look similar to Open House where parents/caregivers can come and meet with their students’ respected teachers during the 3.5 hour time block.  Teachers will be available to discuss students’ progress during this time. If your student is not passing or struggling in a particular subject, it is strongly recommended that both student and parent(s) have a conference with his/her teacher.  

H-BC BASKETBALL APPAREL (New) -  Starting Monday, November 8th, the following link/store will be open for those interested in ordering H-BC Basketball Apparel.   Please order by November 15th.  

Important Dates Ahead:

  • Begin 2nd Quarter - Monday, November 8

  • Veterans Day Program at the Jr/Sr High School in Hills - Wednesday, November 11 @ 9:00 AM

  • HBC Patriots vs. Renville Co. West - State Quarterfinals - Friday, November 12 @ 7 PM (SMSU - Marshall, MN)

  • 6th - 8th Graders & Parents - World Classroom to Washington D.C. Virtual Meeting @ 7 PM

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 16 - 3:45 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

  • MS/HS Band/Choir Concerts & Art Gallery, Monday, December 6th 7-8 PM

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-    Remember to refer to the App and not the newsletter for the most current menu.

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


HBC Athletics 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.

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


Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-962-3240 or email