H-BC Secondary Families:

Happy New Year!  I hope this Secondary Bulletin finds you well and hopeful for 2022.

It was a GREAT week to be back at school.  With January now here, there are many activities starting and continuing.  Please continue to stay up to speed with the HBC App and Secondary Bulletin.   

Wellness and Well Being (New) 

Please continue to pay close attention to your child’s health and symptoms daily.  Use the screener that is listed below and when in doubt call the school office with questions.

Stay Updated (Repeat)

Please follow us on Facebook - @hbcpatriots1 or Twitter - @hbcpatriots

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

Important Dates Ahead (New)

  • Military Week - January 10-14, 2022 (see below)

  • Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School is in Session!)

  • Thursday, January 20 - End of Quarter 2 / Semester 1

  • Friday, January 21, Beginning of Quarter 3 / Semester 2

  • Friday, January 21 - Early Release at 12:30 PM (Secondary)

  • Monday, January 24--No School (Staff Development Day)

  • Thursday, February 17 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Friday, February 18 & Monday, February 21 - No School Presidents Day/Weekend

Jr. Parents Announcement (New)

Jr. Parent Meeting Monday, January 10th at 6:30 pm H.S. Commons

Looking Ahead - Military Week - January 10 - 14th, 2022 (Repeat)

As you know, a major priority is to make sure our students are College and Career Ready!  One career that allows students to pursue both their career and college goals is the military.  Options in the military have changed immensely over the past decade.  Many of our students will never know these options.   During the week of January 10th- 14th, 2022, all 9th - 12th secondary students will be invited to a presentation by the following military branches to discuss options for our students if they choose to join the specific military branch.  This opportunity will occur during College and Career Ready Time (11:35 - 12:05) Monday through Friday.

The following days are designated for the following branches!

Monday, January 10th - Army

Tuesday, January 11th - National Guard

Wednesday, January 12th - Air Force

Thursday, January 13th - US Navy

Friday, January 14th - US Marine Corp

Academics First - OntoCollege & Preparing Our Students for Colleges & Careers (New)

Our high school seeks to create two- and four-year college graduates with minimal debt.  Thus, we are bringing proven, entertaining ACT preparation—OnToCollege (OTC)-- to students. Each student will experience the course in school over the next few months leading up to the ACT or MCAs (ACT for Juniors is on April 5th, 2022 Test Date).  


Students will also have online access at home to further prepare and work through many of the Additional Prep and Solution Video resources that are available to them.  If your student is struggling with a specific subject area or concept on the ACT, OTC’s Additional Prep and Solution Video resources can help.  


Higher ACT scores can mean larger college scholarships. The average score increase from OnToCollege is 2-3 points for the ACT, which can save your family thousands in college costs and increase your child’s college choices. Click here to watch a short video where John Baylor discusses the importance of the ACT, even at test-optional schools.


We will be offering valuable instruction time during the school day (during College & Career Ready and Patriot Prep) to complete the course.  All students are expected to attend the classes to prepare for their test (ACT/MCA).  


You are invited to follow OnToColleges Twitter feed, Facebook page, and use resources, read blogs, or watch videos/podcasts available for free at OnToCollege.com.


We are excited to be doing even more to maximize your child’s chances to get into his or her best-fit college or technical school at the lowest cost and to become a college graduate with minimal debt.  Thanks for helping us ensure students prioritize this course and the upcoming test.


Free and Reduced Lunch (New)

If your family’s income has changed since the start of the school year it is still possible to complete an application for free and reduced lunch. With all meals currently free, this application can also provide additional program and activity benefits.   Forms are available online or at the secondary school office.

E-Learning Days (Repeat)

E-learning days...if school is cancelled because of inclement weather or any other reason.   Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days (Link).  

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

Open Gym Sundays - Hugo Goehle Gym - Hills (Repeat)

Deficiency Lists for End of 2nd Quarter- (New)

As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we have continued to utilize the Deficiency List.

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.  

HBC Athletics Updates (Repeat)

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

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.

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 a.kellenberger@isd671.net