H-BC Secondary Families:

Happy Thursday!   It is the conclusion of American Education Week!  I would like to thank the ELITE HBC Staff members and all their hard work to make HBC a great place to learn.  I believe Mr. Holthaus said it best!

“As American Education Week comes to a close, I cannot think of a better place to be than H-BC.  I am convinced that there is not a better group of educators out there!   I am honored to serve by their side.”                              

 - Mr. Holthaus, 

Elementary Principal                                                                                                                                                  District Superintendent

I couldn’t agree more!  Thank you to everyone who makes this district GREAT!

HBC Secondary Teachers

HBC Secondary Paras

HBC Cooks

Deb and Dalton - Secondary Facility, Maintenance & Transportation

HBC Secondary Office Staff

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 19th there will be NO SCHOOL at Hills-Beaver Creek Public Schools - Elementary and Secondary. 

 I hope you can make it to US Bank Stadium - Minneapolis to cheer on your HBC Football Patriots in the State Semifinals of the Prep Bowl Playoffs.   Hills-Beaver Creek will take on Fertile-Beltrami at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning, Friday, November 19th.   If you cannot make the game, you can also watch the game on the following link.   Go Patriots!

Here are some IMPORTANT DETAILS about tomorrow's game.

1. Tickets - Purchase Now (Recommended) or Purchase at Game (Expect Long Lines)

Please use this link to purchase and have on your phone.  DO NOT PRINT PAPER COPIES of YOUR TICKET (not accepted)!  You will need to have a digital ticket on a mobile device.   Here is the link to purchase your ticket.

2. Please make sure you wear your “Going to the Dome” Shirt or Red, White and Blue to show support for the Patriots!   Also a reminder to bring your Patriot Rally Rag for cheering on the team.

4. The MSHSL Football Program is Digital this Year.   Here is the LINK.


5. Please be safe in Minneapolis.   It is recommended to travel in large groups and do not travel/walk after dark if you do not have to.  This was the recommendation of the MSHSL with the happenings in the city currently.  

6. Here is the State Bracket for planning purposes.

Listen or watch the Semi Final Game:   Tune into 800 am radio or purchase the livestream from:

Please follow us on Facebook - @hbcpatriots1

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

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.  

Attention: 6th - 8th Graders: World Classroom Trip to Washington D.C. for Summer of 2023 - Registration

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!  At this point, we have over 30 student/parents signed up!  It would be wonderful to have more join this amazing educational experience.  

For more information and to register online click this LINK.

Important Dates Ahead:

  • 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