H-BC Secondary Families:

Another great week of school at HBC Secondary.  Thank you to everyone who made it to conferences at the secondary on Thursday evening.   Staying engaged and involved in your student(s)’ education is very important.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student(s)’ teacher(s).  Here is a LINK to the HBC staff directory.  

Please make sure you and your student are keeping track of academics by checking JMC regularly.  You can find grades, missing assignments, attendance and even lunch balances.  If you need help getting the JMC app on your smart phone, please call the office or come on in.  (directions below)

Repeat - Here is LINK to the District October Newsletter LINK.  

OCTOBER IS BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH:  Please continue to have conversations with your student about how to report bullying and how to lead by example or with your words when you see bullying occur.  


  • October 11 - Juniors go to College Expo in Luverne

  • October 12 - Flu Vaccine Clinic - please return flu vaccination consent form to office

  • October 13 - FFA Corn Drive

  • October 19 - Unity Day - Bullying Prevention Day - Wear Orange

  • October 21 - No School MEA Break 

  • October 26-28 - FFA National Convention 

  • November 2 - Re-take Photos at Secondary (see below)

  • November 3 - MS/HS Band Concert at Secondary

  • November 4 - End of 1st Quarter

  • November 4 - Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM Secondary

  • November 7 - Beginning of 2nd Quarter

  • November 8 - Election Day (No Evening Events)

  • November 11 - Veterans Day Program (at HBC Secondary in Hills) - Public Welcome

  • November 23 - Early Dismissal

  • November 24/25 - No School

  • December 5 - HS/MS Choir Concert at Secondary

  • December 14 - Early Dismissal

  • December 15 - Secondary Conferences


World Classroom Field Trip for 9th - 10th Graders to New York City (Repeat)

Current 9-10th Graders and Parents who are interested in a School Trip to New York City during the Summer of 2024 can register now.  

This trip will allow our future Juniors & Seniors (current 9th - 10th graders) & PARENTS a once in a lifetime experience for 4 days. Check out the tentative schedule here.

If you are still interested in going (we have over 20 people going), please register at the following link.  https://portal.worldclassrooms.com/signup/HillsMNNYC24


FFA Corn Drive - Thursday, October 13th (Repeat)

Ms. Anderson, FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher, has been busy planning the FFA Corn Drive which will be on Thursday, October 13th during the school day.   FFA Members who have passing grades (C or better) and no missing assignments will be invited to participate.   FFA members will be out in our school community collecting corn, monetary gifts and also providing our farmers with a FREE grilled lunch at New Vision.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Ms. Anderson at c.anderson@isd671.net


Get your shirts for the DIG PINK HBC Volleyball Fundraiser! Dig Pink Shirts cost $20 and orders are due by Monday. Shirts will be worn on Monday, October 17th vs. Adrian/Ellsworth volleyball game. #HBCvolleyball #Share



Battle for the Red Rock Game - Order Shirts by October 7 (New)



Varsity Football and Volleyball Updates

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


Full time- Paraprofessional  opening 

Part time - Related Services Nurse opening

ACTION NEEDED:  It is important that families, if you haven’t done so already,  fill out the free and reduced lunch applications otherwise known as “Application for Educational Benefits”.  Registration link found here:  https://tinyurl.com/y5yz9soj

FLU Clinic at HBC on Wednesday, October 12th (Repeat)

We are very pleased to announce that Sanford Luverne Clinic, your school district, and the Luverne Area Community Foundation will be offering flu vaccines to all children enrolled in grades K-12.

We will bill your insurance for the flu vaccine if you have coverage. However, through collaboration with the Luverne Area Community Foundation, all out-of-pocket and non-insured costs will be covered for school-aged children.

The in-school flu shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

To receive the flu shot, the attached consent forms must be completed and returned to the school by Monday, October 10, 2022.  LINK

For more information about this free flu shot clinic, contact Lois Leenderts, RN, school nurse, at l.leenderts@isd671.net.

Back to school JMC Online Registration--Thanks to all the parents and families that completed their student online registration through JMC.  It is an easy way for the school to collect the necessary information for school enrollment.  If you have not yet completed registration for your student please do so as soon as possible.  Log into www.hbc.onlinejmc.com.  If you receive a message from the school stating all or a portion of your students registration is incomplete, please act promptly!  Call the office with questions 507-673-2541.


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.

H-BC Secondary Picture Days - Round 2 on 11/2/22 (Repeat)

Lunch News - SECOND ENTREE PURCHASE: New This Year:  Students in grades 6-12 may purchase a second entree with their meal.  The entree is $2.00.  Students with a free or reduced meal benefits must pay the $2.00 out of pocket.   Students must sign up on the cafeteria door before 2nd Period.


Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (New)

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  With winter months coming, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. wants to ensure all households eligible for energy or water bill assistance have access to help.   H-BC Offices do have the Application Forms for anyone interested.  Here is the link for more information:  https://tinyurl.com/r2evtx4h 


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