Pentagame Update

The following students traveled with Ms. Espinosa and Ms. Zimmerman to the wilds of Newberg to participate in Pentagames: 7th: Tyler Cota, Adan Velasquez, and Brandon Garcia 8th: Paige Barker, Jessie Miotke, and Kaylub Melzer Algebra/Open: Austin Cates, Angelique Hernandez-Tuttle, and Bryan Cimino   Brandon Garcia received a trophy for getting 1st place for [...]

April 26th, 2017|

5th Grade Open House

See the attached flyer for information about our upcoming 5th Grade Open House.

April 26th, 2017|


Parents, we have seen an increase in toys being called fidgets used during class time. Fidgets are not allowed in class unless it has been provided by a staff member to support academic success.

April 24th, 2017|

Electronics Policy

Parents, we need your support to make Houck a distraction free learning environment. Staff will confiscate ALL electronics that are actively in use starting at 8:10. The confiscated item will remain in a locked cabinet in the attendance office until the end of the school day.

April 24th, 2017|

Battle of the Books Final Elimination

We had our second elimination battle today. It was a real nail biter. All 3 teams did an amazing job. However, the team that will represent us at the District Battle will be Hakuna Matata. They are: Tylynn Neal, Maliyah Swartwout, Cristal Pineda, Bryson Keith and Sydney Goodpasture. If you see them around wish them luck! The District Battle [...]

April 21st, 2017|

Low Cost Sports Physicals Available

Check out the attached flyer to find out about low cost sports physicals so you can be ready to play football or volleyball, run cross country, wrestle, and participate in track and field for the 2017-18 school year!

April 21st, 2017|

Week of Service

Houck students will be participating in the following service projects the week of April 24th: Monday, April 24th Mary Eyre School Grounds Clean Up- 1:45-2:50 Sponsored by Leadership and Catering Tuesday, April 25th Houck Middle School Grounds Clean Up- 3:00-3:30 Sponsored by NJHS Wednesday, April 26th Houck Lunch Clean Up Sponsored by Community 101 Thursday, [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Houck Choir Highlighted on District Social Media

Houck's Choir was featured on Salem-Keizer's social media accounts this week for their excellent performance at the Middle School Advanced Concert Choir Festival at South Salem High School. They are pretty awesome. Please visit their feed and give our students some love (or likes). Facebook Twitter

April 19th, 2017|

Round Up of Recent Events

Before Spring Break, we held our second annual Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game. We won't rub in the fact that the staff won, again; here are the pictures Our first track meet of the year was Thursday, April 13th; here are the pictures We also had our first elimination round in Battle of the Books. [...]

April 17th, 2017|

1000 Soles Fundraiser

Houck's Leadership class will once again be competing in the District 1000 Soles Collection Drive. Schools are collecting gently-used shoes of all sizes to distribute to homeless students. Contact Maleah Haugen if you have questions.

April 4th, 2017|