Houston High School ~ Home of the Hurricanes 
A 2014 U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School
306 W. Elm St., Houston, MN  55943  •  Phone: 507-896-5323 option 1  •  Fax: 507-896-4665

  
 
                                       
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The HHS Spiral Bands of Success
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Strengthening the Hurricane



HHS Fall Concert and Music Booster Auction
Tuesday, Oct. 28
A hearty thank you to all who came out to support the annual Fall Concert and Music Booster Auction! Over $4500 was raised for the benefit of the local elementary and high school music students.


Need Hurricane Gear? 
Click on the banner at the bottom of this page for the Hurricanes Online Store. There are many items to choose from for yourself or for a gift. Not sure what to get? Gift Certificates are also available!


A 2014 U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School!
We are extremely proud to announce that Houston High School has been honored by U.S. News and World Report as a Gold Medal School for 2014! We were ranked 3rd in the state of Minnesota and of the 19,411 public high schools included in the national ranking, HHS placed 308th! WOW! Among other things, rankings are based on college readiness, test scores, and participation and success in Advance Placement (AP) classes. In addition, the comprehensive ranking methodology “is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”
In addition, Summit Learning Center, Houston’s alternative learning center, was awarded a Bronze medal…a feat that is almost unheard of from an area learning center. The students, staff, and community should be very proud of these distinguished awards. Log on to http://www.usnews.com/education for detailed information.

Mark Your Calendar... 
• Sun 11/2: Daylight Savings Time ends; turn clocks back one hour
• Fri 11/7: No School; Teacher In-service day
• Mon 11/10: BBB and GYMN start
• Thurs 11/13: Hearing and Vision Screening
• Thurs 11/13: Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, 4-8pm (open house style)
• Mon 11/17: GBB and WRS start
Check the website calendar for more information as well as other events/opportunities.


Rachel's Challenge...start your own chain reaction!             
1. Look for the Best in Others  
2. Dream Big  
3. Make Goals  
4. Keep a Journal  
5. Choose Positive Influences  
6. Speak with Kindness
Find out more at www.rachelschallenge.org