H-BC Secondary Families:

Please make sure to support our HBC Theater Department this Sunday & Monday!   HBC One Act Play presents Goldilocks on Trial this Sunday and Monday!  See below for details.  

This is about a 30 minute production.  

Goldilocks on Trial - One Act Play Performance (New) January 22 & January 23 (New)

HBC Patriots App & Website (New)

We’ve had A LOT of postponed basketball games this season already.  Please make sure to look at the HBC Website or download the HBC App for the rescheduled games.  You can also visit the RedRockConference website for the most accurate information for games/times/locations.

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 January Newsletter LINK

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.  


  • Sunday, January 22 - Goldilocks on Trial Performance at Secondary 2 PM (details below)

  • Monday, January 23 - No School/Staff Development

  • Monday, January 23 - Goldilocks on Trial Performance at Secondary 6 PM (details below)

  • Tuesday, January 24 - Goldilocks on Trial Performance for Student Body 8:45 AM

  • Wednesday, February 15 Early Dismissal at Secondary 12:30 PM

  • Thursday, February 16 P/T Conferences 3:45-7:30 pm

  • Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 - No School 

  • February 23 - Quarter 3 Mid Quarter 

End of Semester/Quarter 2 - Thursday, January 19th- Reminder to check JMC for Academic Progress (New)

On Thursday, January 19th, it is the end of the semester and Quarter 2.   Due to the E-Learning Day & Snow Day this past week, some teachers may be finishing up 1st semester work on Tuesday, the 24th.  

1st Semester Grades will be sent on Friday, January 27th.  

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)

February 16th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Secondary (New) -  Due to the inclement weather, the winter conferences were canceled last month.   The next conferences will be held on Thursday, February 16th 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.

SWMN CEO for Sophomores & Juniors (New)

If you haven’t had a chance to learn about the SWMN CEO program that our students have the ability to participate in, you might want to check it out here Current 10th and 11th grade student applications must be submitted by February 10, 2023 for the 2023/24 school year. 

On January 25th, the Sophomores and Juniors will have an opportunity to hear from Facilitator Katie Baustian and student Oliva Bork about this amazing opportunity!  

Free Hamburgers and Rib Ticklers Sponsored by Rock County Corn & Soybean Growers (New)

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

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- (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 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