Houston High School
306 West Elm Street Houston, MN 55943      ♦      Phone 507-896-5323, option 1      ♦     Fax 507-896-4665

Houston High School ~ Home of the Hurricanes 
A 2014 U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School

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

Last Chance for Yearbooks
Click on the tab (above left) to access your yearbook order form. The deadline is May 31st.

KFIL and Subway Players fo the Game
Congratulations to these Hurricane athletes for being named the KFIL and Subway Player of the Game: Kelly Jerviss, GBB vs. Hope Lutheran 2/24; Anna Sweet, GBB vs. Fillmore Central 2/26; and Trevor Lundberg, BBB vs. Fillmore Central 2/19. Way to go!

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... 
• Thurs 4/2 through Mon 4/6: No School; Easter Break
• Wed 4/8: APP sign up during sr. high lunch
• Thurs 4/9: HHS Conferences by appointment. Parents: watch your mailbox for your conference time.
• Fri 4/10: PBIS Breakfast of Champions by invitation
• Wed 4/15: APP sign up before school by the senior lockers (7:45-8:30am)
• Wed 4/15: Half day of school for students
• Thurs 4/16: Small Group Music Contest @ Rushford-Peterson
• Fri 4/17: 7th grade and Mentors to UWL Ropes Course, 8:30-noon
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 

Need Hurricane Gear? 
Click on the banner below 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!