H-BC Secondary Families:

As you already know, today, 12/9/22, was an E-Learning Day   Here is the E-Learning Day Procedure

E Learning Days Procedure Plan Hills-Beaver Creek

Please make sure you student(s) complete the E-Learning Activities/Assignments to be counted absent.  

HBC Patriots App (Repeat)

Also the winter sports season has officially begun!  Please make sure to download the HBC Patriots App (details below) to get your student-athletes’ schedules.   Thank you for supporting HBC Athletics!

If you missed it, here is the December Newsletterhttps://5il.co/1lbqq

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.  


  • December 9 - Midterm for Quarter 2

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

  • December 15 - Secondary Conferences 3:45 - 7:30 PM (Details Below)

  • December 16 - Student Council Plaid-Out & Deck the Doors (Free Admission if wearing PLAID to Boys/Girls Varsity Games) - More Details to Come

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

  • December 26-January 2 - No School 

  • January 3 - School Resumes

Midterm for Quarter 2 - Friday, December 9th - Reminder to check your students Midterm Progress Report (New)

On Friday, December 9th, it is Midterms for Quarter 2.   This is the halfway point for the Quarter.   The school will be sending paper copy progress reports for all students who are failing or have a ‘D’ grade.   Please continue to encourage your student(s) to always do their best, seek teacher support if they need help (before or after school) and complete all assignments.   Students may also have an option to retake tests if they check with the teacher.  

You can see up-to-date grades on JMC.  (See below)

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


December 15th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Secondary (Repeat) - Please mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, December 15th from 3:45 - 7:30 PM.  Conferences will look similar to Open House where parents/caregivers can come and meet with their students’ respected teachers during the 3.5 hour time block.  Teachers will be available to discuss students’ progress during this time.  Please be considerate of other parents/caregivers who may be in the room by patiently waiting outside of classroom until classroom is open.

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

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 - 23

H - Honest - November 28 - December 2

A - Accepting - December 5 - 9

N - Nice - December 12 - 16

All staff will be looking for students who are showing N-Nice for next week - December 12-16.  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

Christmas Dress-Up Days - December 19 - 23


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



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.  


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