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~ We Are the Hurricanes ~
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Pledge of Allegiance
Due to a water main break the high school was closed at about 8:15 this morning and students were taken back home on the busses (or walked/drove home if that is the norm). This closing did/does not affect the elementary school.
Dance practice will be held at 3:30 for students who are able to be there.
The football game will still be held this evening as scheduled, 7:00 kick off. Remember, season passes are not accepted for admission to tournament events. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.
Special Note: The wooded area surrounding the school grounds is off-limits during the football game. Anyone using the woods for the purpose of pranking will be asked to leave the grounds.
Concession workers are urgently needed! Four students and four parents are needed to work in the
concession stand for the Hurricane football playoff game tonight. First half volunteers should arrive at 6:00pm
and second half volunteers are needed at half-time. Please contact Lisa Daoust, if you are available to help
Picture Retake Day is in the process of being rescheduled. Watch your announcements for information.
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This week is “College Knowledge” week and to celebrate Mrs. Sobotta is reminding everyone to wear a favorite college shirt on Wednesday. Door prizes will be given out at random for students participating.
Students planning to participate wrestling or gymnastics this winter will need to attend the Caledonia Winter Sports Parent/Player meeting on Monday, November 7, at 6:15pm. The meeting will consist of a short presentation in the Caledonia High School Auditorium followed by breakout sessions for each individual sport.  Please contact our athletic director if you have questions.
The Houston Music Boosters are looking for your talents and creations. Please keep in mind items you can donate for the annual auction on Tuesday, November 1: We are looking for baked goods, crafts, services, etc. Donations can be brought to the High School at 306 West Elm Street any time up until the night of the concert. The proceeds are used to purchase equipment and other needed items for the elementary and high school music programs. Thank you!
Would you like to order some Hurricane Basketball gear? If so, please use the link below to place your order. The deadline is Oct. 30 and orders will be shipped to the high school around Nov. 23. Contact Coach Moga if you have any questions.
If you are planning to come to school dressed up for Halloween next Monday, please remember that you cannot wear full-faced masks or bring weapons or look-alike weapons. We respectfully ask that there be no clown costumes.
VB Subsections, Houston @ Rushford-Peterson: Sadly, our girl’s finished their season last night at the hands of the R-P Trojans, 0-3.
This week is College Knowledge Week at HHS. Throughout the state of MN, colleges and universities are waiving their application fees during this week so seniors- now is the week to apply! To celebrate this week, we are reminding everyone to wear their favorite college shirt on Wednesday. Door prizes will be given out at random for students participating. Mrs. Sobotta is available throughout the week to assist with your college application questions.
A reminder to both senior parents and students: You are now able to complete the FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year. The application opened October 1st at www.fafsa.gov and 2015 tax information will be used. Please contact the guidance office you have further questions on beginning or completing the FAFSA. Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school.
• Wednesday during Channel One: Student Council meeting in the cafeteria.
• Thursday during Channel One: Softball meeting for any girls interested in playing next spring; meet in the cafeteria. If you are a 7th grader or mentor we understand you have your mentoring session.
• Friday during Channel One: Prom Committee meeting for all juniors interested in joining the committee; meet in room 22
• Friday (11/4) during Channel One: 8-12th grade GBB meeting in the cafeteria.
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.
NEW: After Prom Party (APP) Committee: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the American Legion meeting room, Grant St.
Athletic Boosters: Last Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the library.
7th grade & Mentors: Thursdays during Channel One in the library.
Student Council: Nov 10…3rd hour;  Nov 23…Ch1;  Dec 15…1st hour; all meetings in cafeteria
FINE ARTS and ATHLETICS – Athletic schedules are subject to change
• V FB Sections, Houston hosts Lanesboro, 7:00pm
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.
Tues 11/1: Fall Band/Choir Concert & Music Booster Auction, 7:00pm
Thurs 11/3: 7th grade and Mentors to MN Zoo, all day
Fri 11/4: End 1st Quarter
Mon 11/7: Teacher In-Service Day; No school for students
Wed 11/9: 7th grade and Mentors at Youth Frontiers event; time/location TBA
Thurs 11/10: Screening for Hearing (grades 8, 11) and Vision (grades 7, 10); periods 1-2
Thurs 11/10: Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences in the gym, 4:00-8:00pm
Mon 11/14: Girls Basketball starts
Tues 11/15: DC Packing Meeting for parents and students, 6:30 in the gym
Fri 11/18 – Sun 11/20: HHS Musical “Sister Act” on Elem. Stage
Mon 11/21: Boys basketball and Wrestling start
Thurs 11/24 – Fri 11/25: No School, Thanksgiving Break
Sun 11/27 – Sat 12/3: DC Trip for juniors and seniors
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 tomorrow: Potential changes to the menu; check tomorrow’s announcements
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