306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 5

402 S. Grant Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 8

310 S. Sherman Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 2

306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 7

306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 1

Paraprofessional Recognition Week,  January 25 - 31
Thank you Paraprofessionals!  
We recognize and appreciate your hard work and dedication to our students.
Houston Public Schools would not be the same without you!
Proclamation Proclamation WHEREAS: The week of January 25, 2015, has been named Paraprofessional Recognition Week by the Minnesota Department of Education; and

WHEREAS: Minnesota is home to more than 20,000 paraprofessionals who provide services in multiple settings within schools, including support for instruction and individual students, student activities, and numerous tasks that contribute to educational success; and

WHEREAS: The support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to improving student achievement and increasing the effectiveness of Minnesota schools; and WHEREAS: The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education are committed to excellence in education and recognize the role that paraprofessionals play in ensuring educational success.

Now, therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim the week of January 25-31, 2015, as Paraprofessional Recognition Week in the State of Minnesota, and encourage all schools to recognize and honor those who provide these services and supports to our students.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 21st day of November.
(signed) Mark Dayton, Governor (signed) Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State (source)

Math Wizards at Houston Elementary
Carter Elli Emma Nikki Sadie Therese
The results of the Math Wizard Meet in Spring Grove yesterday, January 26, 2015,  are as follows:
  • Carter placed 9th on the Wizard Quiz
  • Sadie placed 4th on the Wizard Quiz
  • Emma placed 6th on the Wizard Quiz
  • Elli placed 7th on the Individual Quiz
  • Sadie placed 4th on the Individual Quiz
  • Carter placed 1st on the Individual Quiz
The 5th grade team placed 2nd overall (Carter, Sadie, Elli, Nikki, and Therese)   Great Job to all the participants!!

Houston Junior High Knowledge Bowl Places 1st
Congratulations to the Junior High Knowledge Bowl Team 1 for placing 1st at Regionals on Wednesday!  Houston Team 2 also represented Houston well with a 10th place finish. 

Mrs. Carr said her favorite part of the day was when a coach from another school told her how impressed she was with how well the Houston teams work together and have fun.  What a proud moment for the Hurricanes! 
(Read the full article and see more pictures)

Houston Elementary Spelling Bee Winners
Left to Right: Elli, Jane and Brooke The Houston Elementary Spelling Bee, held at Houston Elementary School on January 21, 2014,  went 19 rounds.  
The winners are:

1st Place: Jane
2nd Place: Brooke
3rd Place: Elli
Congratulations to the winners and great job to all the participants.  Click here for more pictures!
Three Houston Students Chosen for Honor Bands
Congratulations to Andie (clarinet), Lena (baritone) and Sarah (trombone) for being chosen for the eighth annual Southeast Minnesota Band Directors Association 6-8 and 9-10 Honor Bands. Andie will be in the 6-8 band while Sarah and Lena will be in the 9-10 band.

Andie, Lena and Sarah traveled to Rochester on Saturday, January 17th  to rehearse and perform with 160 fellow students from 35 schools across southeast Minnesota. Rehearsals began at 9:00 am and ended with a concert performance at 4:00 p.m. which was held at the Rochester Century High School Auditorium.

Miller Ingenuity Challenge winner Kiel Koehler earns $5000 for Houston High School
"...we're here to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of a quality education..." - Steve Blue, president and CEO, Miller Ingenuity


'At School' Event and Activity Calendar - click on event to see the event details