H-BC Secondary Families:

The school year is coming to a close quickly.  Please continue to encourage your students to finish the school year strong.   

Reminder:   Due to the severe weather on 5/12, the HBC 5-12 Band Concert has been moved to Monday, May 16th.  See details below.

HBC 6-12 Choir & 5-12 Band Concert Update: Both Band & Choir Concerts will be on Mon., May 16. Choir concert from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Secondary Commons; Band Concert from 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the Secondary Gymnasium. Art Exhibit 6-12 will be in Secondary Commons as well. 

2022-2023 School Year Schedule Update (New)

This past week our 8th - 11th grade students registered for classes for the 2022 - 2023 School Year.   The following changes will be made for next school year: 

  • Traditional 8 Period Day  (44 minute class periods)

  • No Advisory Classes (College & Career Ready and Patriot Prep)

  • Students in 6th/7th/8th Grade will be in a Middle School Model Schedule where all grade levels visit different teachers for the their core classes: Math/Reading/Science/Social Studies

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at the below email address/phone number.  


Better Speech and Hearing Month:   School-based Speech-Language Pathologists work with students in grades K-12, as well as 3-5 years and 0-3 years.  SLPs help students effectively use their speech and language skills to be successful within the educational environment.  Some areas which an SLP may help students are: speech sounds, spoken and written language, stuttering (fluency), cognition, social communication, voice and augmentative and alternative communication.  If you have questions or concerns about your child's communication, please contact Jil Vaughn, MA, CCC/SLP, H-BC Schools


National School Nurses Day:  H-BC is privileged to have Mrs. Leenderts as our School Nurse!  Happy School Nurses Day on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Here is the link to the May Newsletter if you missed it. LINK

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Important Dates Ahead (New)

  • Friday, May 13 - 8th - 11th Grade Class Registration due for 22-23 School Year

  • Monday, May 16 at 6:30 PM - HBC 6th - 12th Choir Concert at HBC Secondary Commons (Art Exhibit also on display)

  • Monday, May 16 at 7:30 PM - HBC 5th - 12th Band Concert at HBC Secondary Gymnasium (Art Exhibit also on display)

  • Friday, May 20th - FFA Banquet - Steen Reformed Church - 7 PM 

  • Sunday, May 22nd - HBC Bachelorette - 2 PM 

  • Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day for Seniors

  • Friday, May 27th - Last Day for Students (half-day/dismissal at 12:30 PM)

  • Friday, May 27th - HBC Graduation Class of 2022 Commencement - 7 PM 

Senior Graduation Set - Friday, May 28th - 7:00 PM (New)

Our Graduation for the Class of 2022 will be on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 PM in the HBC New Gymnasium. Congratulations Class of 2022!!  


2022-2023 School Calendar: The Hills-Beaver Creek Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 School Calendar at its meeting on 2/28/22.  Here is the LInk to the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

Scholastic Book Fair: BIG NEWS!   In an effort to promote summer reading, each H-BC  K-8 Student will receive $20 to spend on books at the book fair!  These funds have been made possible by a grant.  Watch for more information to come!

Summer Basketball Camp:  Students currently in grades 2-8 are invited to register for this year's Summer Basketball Camp.  The camp will run May 31-June 3 at the H-BC Secondary School in Hills.  Registration is due before May 18.   See the form below.   

Summer Speed Training 2022 - Grades 4th - 12th

Dates: June 6 - July 30th

See Details Below

Come to the CEO Trade Show - Wednesday, May 18th - St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone

The CEO Trade Show on Wednesday, May 18 at St. Leo Catholic Church in PIpestone from 5-7pm.  Please come and support our three HBC Students - Sam Moser, Kenzie Voss and Eli Klosterbuer.


Deficiency Lists for the Start of 4th 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.

If a student is on the Deficiency List, students must turn in their phone with their respected study hall teacher(s) to promote students engaging in their school work.   Students should hand in their phone to the teacher at the beginning of class and will get their phones back at the end of class.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kellenberger.  

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-    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.


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