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

The HHS Spiral Bands of Success
Dedicated  •  Encouraging  •  Safe  •  Community
Strengthening the Hurricane

HHS Fall Concert and Music Booster Auction
The event is quickly approaching! Performing at the concert will be the Jazz Band, Junior High Concert Choir and Band, and Senior High Concert Choir and Band. The Music Booster Auction will follow the concert. This is the major fundraiser for the year. Last year more than $9700 was spent by the Boosters to purchase musical equipment and experiences for the K-12 students of Houston schools. Please come out on Tuesday, October 28, and enjoy a night of outstanding music. The concert will begin at 7:00; admission is just $1.

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... 
• Mon 10/27: Sophomore Class Ring meeting during Channel One
• Tues 10/28: Picture Retake Day
• Thurs 10/30: Class Ring orders due; a deposit will be required

• Thurs 11/13: parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, 4-8pm (open house style)
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