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
 
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK
Click on the yearbook order form link in the menu tab (above left). Place your order by February 24th and the cost is $45; after that the price goes up to $50.

DORIAN BAND FESTIVAL
Houston High School Band has three students traveling to the Luther Band Festival Sunday-Monday, February 26-27. Ethan Papenfuss, Trumpet, Amber Chapel, Clarinet and Noah Carlson, Percussion, have been accepted into the Select Honor Bands at Luther. The three juniors will join nearly 600 students from 5 states who will come together and rehearse on Sunday and Monday before performing a concert on Monday night. The Massed Band Rehearsals will be under the direction of Dr. Linda Moorhouse from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Christopher White from the University of Maine.
The Grand Concert is Monday, February 27, at 6:30pm in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther Campus. The concert is open to the public and thee is no cost to attend.


BE A FAN OF THE GAME!
Our Category 5 student cheering section is eligible to be a Fan of the Game! What is a fan of the game? A fan of the game goes all out for the theme of the night. A fan of the game stays off their phone. A fan of the game cheers for the team in a positive manner. A fan of the game takes part in cheers, dances to music, and encourages others to cheer. In addition, a fan of the game is eligible for prizes.
Will you be the next Fan of the Game?

SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK
February 6-11 is National School Counselor Week
and Mrs. Sobotta would like to thank the students, parents and staff of Houston High School and Summit Learning Center for their support and contributions to the school counseling program. Whether it is applying to college or dealing with a personal challenge, your school counselor is here to support your success! 


SATURDAY NIGHT OPEN GYM
HHS student in grades 7-12 are invited to Saturday Night Open Gym! Hours are 7:00-10:00pm and admission is just $1. Students attending are reminded that you need to have an updated permission/emergency sheet on file with the chaperones. Forms are available from the left menu bar on this page or from the HHS office bulletin board. Parents/community members: Adult chaperones are the heart of this opportunity. Please contact Deb Chiglo at 896-2452 to volunteer to hang out with some terrific kids on a Saturday evening.

HURRICANE GEAR IS ON SALE YEAR ROUND!
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!

WEIGHT ROOM HOURS
Monday-Friday morning, 6:30-7:45am
Monday-Friday afternoon, 3:30-5:00pm
Speed & Agility
Tuesday and Thursday morning*, 6:30-7:00am

LOOKING AHEAD
Thurs 2/23: GBB Subsections @ Kingsland, 7:00pm
Sun-Mon 2/26-2/27: Dorian Band Festival @ Luther College
Mon 2/26: Dorian Grand Concert @ Luther College, 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.
Sun 3/12: C/B/A GBB Awards Banquet at the elementary gym, 5:00pm
Mon 3/13: Large Group Music Contest @ Fillmore Central in Harmony
Mon 3/13: Softball and Track start
Wed 3/15: MCA Science for 8th graders
Thurs 3/16: MCA Science for 10th graders
Mon 3/20: Baseball and Golf start
Thurs 3/23: End 3rd quarter
Check the school 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