H-BC Secondary Families:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Repeat - I thought I would share a fun Turkey of all things HBC staff are THANKFUL for.  Thank you for being part of HBC and sharing your students with us!  We have A LOT to be Thankful for.


EARLY OUT & THANKSGIVING BREAK: (New)  Wednesday, November 23rd is a 12:30 dismissal at the Secondary School.  No School November 24 & 25.  School resumes on Monday, November 28th.

FACILITY SURVEY DEADLINE:  Friday, December 2 is the last day to turn in your responses to the District Facility Survey.  If you have already turned in, thank you, if not, please do so now.  The district needs your input.  If you need a new link, please email a.rozeboom@isd671.net for a code to fill out online or you may have a paper copy to fill out. Paper copies may be picked up in either school office.

E-LEARNING DAYS (Repeat):  If school is canceled because of inclement weather or any other reason.  Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days.


We will again be using our Parent Notification System to inform you of weather related late starts and other items of importance at Hills-Beaver Creek Schools.  As we get into that time of year, this system is reliable, however please keep an eye on other avenues as well, such as AM 800 or FM 101.5, and Sioux Falls television/websites: KELO, KDLT and KSFY. 

Here are some important reminders.  


  • November 23 - Early Dismissal - 12:30 PM at Secondary

  • November 24/25 - No School

  • December 5 - HS/MS Choir Concert at Secondary & Art Exhibit (7 PM) details below

  • December 14 - Early Dismissal - 12:30 PM at the Secondary

  • December 15 - Secondary Conferences

  • December 23 - Early Dismissal - 12:30 PM at the Secondary

  • December 26-January 2 - No School 

  • January 3 - School Resumes

Congratulations to our Secondary Writer Winners

Congrats Patriot Writers! Two 8th Graders Brynn Bakken (2nd Place) & Hailey Moser (3rd Place) competed in the VFW's Patriot's Pen "My Pledge to our Veterans". 11th grader Avril Susie (1st place) in her Voice of Democracy writing. Brynn and Avril will move on to the next round. Thank you to Ms. Klumper and Ms. Scruggs for encouraging our writers in this amazing opportunity.  

Be Like E (Ethan) for the Month of November & December (New)

Throughout November & December, HBC Secondary will start the ‘Be Like E - Ethan’ Month.   To honor our son, brother, friend, classmate, student, teammate - Ethan Erickson, we are going to be recognizing the characteristics/traits that Ethan did well. 

E- Empathetic - November 14 - 18

T - Thankful - November 21 

H - Honest

A - Accepting

N - Nice

All staff will be looking for students who are showing T - Thankfulness to others.  Students will receive a GREEN G.R.A.D. Ticket if they are caught showing Thankfulness.  At the end of the week, there will be a special drawing for those students who showed Thankfulness. E-T-H-A-N

Monday, December 5th at 7 PM - Middle/High School Choir Concerts & Art Exhibit 

Winter Sports Updates

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.

Deficiency Lists for 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 begin Quarter 2 DL on November 22nd.

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 Trap Team Apparel (New)

Store Opens on Monday - See HBC Social Media on Monday, 11/14 and closes on 11/27.


 Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (Repeat)

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

Mr. Kellenberger