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College and Financial Aid Night

If your child is planning to go to college after high school, Houston is hosting its annual College and Financial Aid Night. The event will be on Tuesday October 24 at 6:30 PM in the school's Media Center. College representatives will present information on finding the right college and the financial aid process, including the FAFSA. There will also be a presentation on the Barnes Trust Student Loan program. Hope to see all of you there!

No School

Hardin-Houston Local School will be closed on Friday, October 20th for teacher professional development.

Volleyball Tournament Information

Varsity Volleyball

In the Sectional Tournament, Houston defeated Botkins in the first round and will play Twin Valley South in the semifinals at Arcanum High School on Saturday October 21st starting at 2:30 PM. Admission is $6 per person. For the complete bracket, click here.

Cross Country District Information

The high school boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the District Meet at Cedarville on Saturday October 21st. The girls will run at 10:00 AM and the boys will run at 10:45 AM. Admission is $6 per person. For more information including a course map, click here. 

Winter Sports Pictures

Houston High School will hold winter sports picture day on Saturday, November 11th starting at 7:30 AM. Please arrive early. Be ready for your pictures in full uniform 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. See the schedule below for picture times.

High School Gym

7:30 AM – Varsity Boys Basketball, JV Boys Basketball, Freshman Boys Basketball

8:00 AM – 8th Grade Girls Basketball, 7th Grade Girls Basketball
8:20 AM – 8th Grade Boys Basketball, 7th Grade Boys Basketball
8:40 AM – Junior High Cheerleaders

8:50 AM – High School Cheerleaders
9:10 AM – Varsity Girls Basketball, JV Girls Basketball

Congratulations Volleyball Players

Congratulations to Sarah Monnier on receiving 2nd Team All SCAL and Jess Monnier for receiving Honorable Mention All SCAL. 

Sarah Monnier earned 2nd Team All SCAL and Jess Monnier earned Honorable Mention All SCAL

Congratulations Bryan

Congratulations to Bryan Funk on receiving 2nd Team All SCAL Honors.

Bryan Funk earned 2nd Team All SCAL

Congratulations Cross Country Runners

Congratulations to the cross country runners that earned All SCAL Honors at the SCAL Meet on Saturday October 14th. For the boys team, Tristin Freistuhler and Ethan Knouff earned 1st team honors and Blake Jacobs earned 2nd team honors. For the girls team, Hollie Voisard earned 1st team honors and Morgan Ely received 2nd team honors.

Morgan Ely earned 2nd Team All SCAL and Hollie Voisard earned 1st Team All SCAL

Tristin Freistuhler and Ethan Knouff earned 1st Team All SCAL and Blake Jacobs earned 2nd Team All SCAL

Congratulations Sarah Monnier

Congratulations to Sarah Monnier for breaking the career digs record with 722 digs. The previous record of 563 was set by Jessica Girod during the 2002-05 seasons. 

Fall Sports Awards Program

Houston High School will hold the Fall Sports Awards Program on Monday, October 30th at 6:00 PM in the Auxiliary Gym.

High School Grant Challenge

Houston High School has advanced to Round 2 in the High School Grant Challenge sponsored by McDonald's and presented by Touchdown 7. Go to to vote for Houston in Bracket 2 D-IV. The two schools with the most votes will win a $10,000 McDonald's Activities Grant. 

Students tour Wright State University

On Thursday October 5th, sixty Houston High School seniors and juniors traveled to Wright State University to tour the campus. 

Students attend Honda Manufacturing Day

On Wednesday October 4th, Houston High School students traveled to the Honda Plant in Anna to take part in Honda Manufacturing Day. They received a plant tour and then visited with some colleges. 

Philip S. Abbott Junior Honor Society holds fall induction

The Philip S. Abbot Junior Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, September 29th, 2017. The new inductees are Devin Barker, Elijah Beaver, Cole Crim, Doug Ellison, Ryan Ely, Shae Gordon, Bruce Jones, Kiannah Jones, Bradley Jenkins, Libby Knapke, Ava Knouff, Wyatt Kunk, Callie Lentz, Megan Maier, Andrea Mantor, Liam McKee, Katrina Meiring, Katie Miller, Hunter Mowery, Peyton New, Kierstyn Oberdorf, Brandon Pollock, Justin Pollock, Grace Rader, and Autumn Williams. 

Fall 2017 Inductees

Athletic Patrons

It is time to sign up to be a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron.” This year we will again be including a page that mentions you and your family in the winter sports program. By taking part, you will receive one line to list your family members’ names in the program. You will also be helping the athletic department and the athletic boosters cover the many costs involved in running our athletic programs. Other schools’ winter sports programs include similar pages. They have been very well received in those communities. It has also been very successful here for the past nine years.

The cost of being a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron” is $10. We will put a page in the program with the heading, “The Houston Athletic Department and The Houston Athletic Boosters would like to thank the following Houston Wildcat Athletic Patrons.” The list of names will appear under this heading. Click here for the form and more information. All entries must be received by November 17, 2017.

Senior Slideshow

Seniors, it's time to start bringing in senior pictures, baby pictures, and other pictures for the senior slideshow. Pictures can be dropped off in Mr. Brown’s computer lab whether they are hard copy or digital copies. Any pictures that can be sent in digitally (on a CD, flash drive, camera, or email) will be greatly appreciated since scanning the pictures takes up the most time. If you bring in hard copies of the pictures, please write your name on the back so they can be returned to you. Please turn in your pictures on time as no late pictures will be accepted unless you have spoken to Mr. Brown first. There are multiple deadlines for pictures and they are listed below. For more information about the senior slideshow, contact Mr. Brown at the school either by email ( or by phone (937) 295-3010 ext 2013.

  • Baby Pictures and non-senior year candid pictures by November 30th
  • Fall Sports pictures by November 30th
  • Senior Pictures by February 8th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by February 8th
  • Prom pictures by April 12th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is May 1st
  • Spring Sports pictures by May 1st

Coach Opening

Houston High School is looking for a 7th Grade Girls Basketball coach. If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director - Craig Knouff at

Engraved Brick Pavers

Hardin-Houston Local School is currently selling personalized engraved paver bricks to residents, alumni and local businesses. The 4" X 8" pavers will be placed at the front entrance of the new building. The personalization may include your name, company name, recognition of military service, or in memory of loved ones. There will be approximately thirteen hundred pavers available, sold on first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the information below and attach your check of $50.00 payable to “Houston Athletic Fund.” For more information and the order form, click here.

Weight Room Schedule

Attention students in grades 7-12: if you are interested in using the weight room, click here for the October schedule.

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