H-BC Secondary Families:

It is already mid October and we had another great week at HBC.   This week was the HBC FFA Corn Drive.   The HBC FFA Chapter would like to thank everyone who donated to our FFA and their charitable causes.   Here are some pictures from Thursday.

Also a thank you to Ms. Leenderts for organizing the Flu Clinic at HBC Secondary and Elementary this past week.  

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK:  H-BC Celebrated National School Lunch Week - Oct. 10-14. Thanks to Mrs. Burgers, Mrs. Blank, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Durst for bringing us lunch!  More information found-

Here are some of the Upcoming Dates you should remember.


  • October 16 - CEO Fall Festival in Luverne - at Big Top Tent & Event (see below)

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

  • October 19 - HBC Football Game (Battle for the Red Rock vs Edgerton)

  • October 20 - School in Session

  • 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 - Community Welcome (at HBC Secondary - Hills) (see below)

  • 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

Repeat - Here is LINK to the District October Newsletter if you missed it LINK.  

CEO Sunday Fall Festival (New) - Sunday is the day! Come out and join us from 1-5 PM at Big Top in Luverne for a day to remember with activities for all! Make sure to save your appetite to purchase pizza, cookies, trail mix, hot apple cider, and hot chocolate!


OCTOBER IS BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH: (Repeat)  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.  



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.


Battle for the Red Rock Game - Inaugural Game 10/19/22 


We hope to see everyone at the HBC Patriots Football vs Edgerton Dutchmen Football Game on Wednesday, 10/19/22 at 7 PM.   Free tailgating meal sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy.  Winner gets the RED ROCK!


Community Invited - VETERANS DAY PROGRAM (New) - Friday, 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 and Community are encouraged to wear red, white & blue.  We would like to invite all of our Veterans to participate.

Varsity Football and Volleyball (and Winter Sports) Updates

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


Full time- Paraprofessional  opening 


CHILD CENSUS:  If you or someone you know has recently moved to the H-BC District, or if there is a new addition to your family, the school needs the information to update our child census information.  Please email with the information.  Thank you!

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:


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  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.


Deficiency Lists for 1st Quarter- (Repeat)

As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we began our deficiency lists starting for Quarter 1.

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.  



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: 


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

Mr. Kellenberger