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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Pledge of Allegiance
Happy Birthday, Samantha Schmitz, from your friend at HHS! Have wonderful day!
Have a great Homecoming Week, Hurricanes! Please see separate section below for Homecoming details.
These students may be dismissed after 5th hour for float building during periods 6-7. Please meet in the teardrop: From 8th grade – Morgan, Ava, Becca, and Richelle; From 11th grade – Zach B, Nick, Jessica, Noah, Jason; From 12th grade: Bridget, Audrey, Noah, Annette, Eryk, Wesley, Brandon. No students from 7th, 9th, or 10th should be dismissed nor students not included in this list.
Come One, Come All to the Pre-game Chili Feed tomorrow night before the game! This event will be put on by the students going to Washington D.C. and their parents and advisors. Serving will be from 5:00-6:30pm in the bus garage. $5.00 per meal. Come join Hurricane fans for some pre-game Homecoming predictions! Juniors and seniors and parents should contact Mr. Diekman for a time to volunteer.
Due tomorrow: first payment for the DC trip; give to Mr. Diekman by the end of the day.
Next Tuesday the Meca Letter Jacket rep will be at HHS from noon-1:00 in the cafeteria. There are information flyers available on the bulletin board – please take one! A $100 deposit is due when you place your order.
HELP NEEDED! Volleyball concession workers are needed on October 3rd, October 4th and October 17th. Please contact Ms. Primmer if you are available to help out. You get $5 off your yearbook each time you work!
These students still have a 2015-16 Yearbook to pick up from Ms. Primmer. Please stop in before school or during Channel One: Jordan Anderson, Chris Bartz, Lilly Carlson, Jacob Cripps, James Hongerholt, Noah Carlson, Trent Edwards, Maria Esch, Brandon Chapel, Macey Englund, and Emily Graham.
HOMECOMING 2016 • Sept 26-30 “We Don’t Take Holidays Off!” Holiday theme
Due Today: Dance guest registration forms. Any students planning to bring a non-HHS guest to the dance need to get a Guest Registration form from the office, have it completed, and return it to the office by the end of the day today.
Dress Up Days and Events:
Today: “Class Theme* Day”; Float Decorating p5-7 for committee only; VB @ Schaeffer; SOC vs. La Crescent (girls away, boys home)
* Class Themes:  7 Valentine’s Day •  8 St. Patrick’s Day •  9 Easter •  10 Halloween •  11 Independence Day •  12 Christmas • Staff: Thanksgiving
Friday: “Spirit Day”; Class Fun Day; Parade at 2:30; FB home vs. Mabel-Canton
Saturday: All School Reunion – see note below; Homecoming Dance for grades 9-12, elem. gym 7-11pm, $5 per person, semi-formal
Sunday: Class Window clean up at 2:00
This Saturday! Everyone is welcome to attend the All-School Reunion on Saturday, October 1, at 10:00am in the elementary gym. Superintendent Abraham will give a welcome and describe the recent renovations to the school, followed by the presentation of the Hurricane Foundation’s 2016 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards, and tours of both buildings.  Preceding the Reunion on Saturday will be a Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 – 10:00am in the Community Center, sponsored by the Houston Park & Rec Committee and the Class of 1966.  Free-will donations will go to the Park Playground Renovation project.  The menu includes pancakes with optional creative toppings and syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. Come hungry! Questions? Contact Audrey Hegland.
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Today during Channel One a Luther College rep will be visiting HHS. Get a pass form Mrs. Sobotta to attend.
Due Monday: Wendy's High School Heisman due on October 3rd.
*Students must have a 3.0 gpa and be a leader in the community and in the sport(s) in which they participate.
Next Tuesday, October 4, juniors and seniors have a great opportunity to attend the Mayo Healthcare Career Festival in Rochester. This is an excellent day bringing together students and the professionals in the field, giving students up to date information and opportunities for hands-on learning. This event fills up fast so apply now! Transportation and lunch will be provided.
To apply go to https://www.rctclearn.net/career/mayo
The National College Fair is being held October 4-5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This event features colleges from throughout the US giving up to date information on admissions and other college questions you may have.
• Today during Channel One: DC Trip meeting for any interested juniors and seniors; meet in Mr. Diekman's room.  If you are not able to attend please see Mr. Diekman for any needed information.
• Tonight at 6:30pm: Parent-Student meeting with the DC Trip tour guide; meet in the gym. This meeting is for any interested students and parents. The tour guide from Hawkeye Stages will be here to provide additional information on the trip and answer any questions.
• Monday during Channel One: Mandatory junior class meeting in the library. Please see Mrs. Sobotta if you are unable to attend. 
Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
Yearbook Staff: Every-other-Monday morning from 7:30-8:10 in Ms. Primmer’s room.
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm in the library.
Athletic Boosters: Last Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the library.
7th grade & Mentors: Thursdays during Channel One in the library.
FINE ARTS and ATHLETICS – Athletic schedules are subject to change
Activity fees are due for the Musical and Knowledge Bowl. Please bring $30 to the district office and then your receipt to Mrs. Sires in the HS office. Your fee is due before you are eligible for rehearsals or practices.
• Cheerleaders should meet in Mrs. Thompson’s room at 3:30.
• JV/V VB @ Schaeffer, 6:00/7:15pm [4:10 bus]. Note: No Jr. Reserve game tonight.
• JV SOC vs. La Crescent, 5:00pm (boys home; girls away)
Our Pep Band performs again on Friday in the parade and for the football game.
Monday night is Volleyball Parent’s Night for grades 7-12. Recognition will take place between the JV and varsity games.
Weekly Events (when school is in session):
• Monday-Friday morning*, 6:30-7:45am: Weight room open
• Monday-Friday afternoon, 3:30-5:00pm: Weight room open
• Monday and Wednesday morning*, 6:30-7:00am: Speed & Agilities
• Mon/Wed afternoons (Mon at 2:00/Wed at 1:45): The Athletic Trainer visits HHS. Sign up and get a pass from the office
* Morning hours will remain the same for the full school year.
Wed 10/5: Mid-quarter and a half day of school for students
Thurs 10/20-Fri 10/21: MEA Fall Break, No School
Tues 10/25: Picture Retake Day
Tues 11/1: Fall Band/Choir Concert & Music Booster Auction, 7:00pm
Please check the school website calendar for more information as well as other events/opportunities.
To view a breakfast menu visit the school’s website. It is also posted at the cafeteria window.
Lunch today: Soft shell beef taco, cilantro-lime rice, and milk Alt Entrée*: Chicken quesadilla
Lunch tomorrow: Pepperoni Stromboli, marinara dipping sauce, green beans, and milk Alt Entrée*: Italian sausage flatbread
Everyday: Fruit & Veggie Bar includes: fresh veggies and fresh and/or canned fruit, and much more!
* If you want the alternate for lunch you must sign up for it by 10:00am each day on the kitchen door