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

Get Your Hurricane Apparel!
Need Hurricane apparel or want to do some holiday shopping early? Check out the attached flyer/order form on the left menu listing above. Orders with payment are due in the high school office as noted:
• Due Wed 11/25: General Hurricane apparel; proceeds benefit the Houston After Prom Party.

Our Band Members are on the Move!
Nov 14-15: Four Sr. High Band members participated in the UW-L Honor Band. Musicians included: Justin Cripps, Trombone; Brandon Grupe, Trumpet; Maria Esch, Tenor Sax; and Kassandra Kitching, Flute.  The guest director was Dr. Thomas Seddon from UW-L. The students rehearsed Saturday and Sunday and performed a very fine concert Sunday afternoon.
Nov. 21: The band had six students travel to Randolph, MN, for the SE Conference Honor Band: Brynne Schultz, Percussion; Alicia Smith, Flute; Ethan Papenfuss, Trumpet; Evan Heintz, Trumpet; Brandon Grupe, Trumpet; and Maria Esch, Tenor Sax. The guest director for the SE Honor Band was James Miller, Director of the Wind Orchestra at Gustavus College.
You can hear these fine musicians and more at the Music Department’s Holiday Concert on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 in the HHS Gym. The concert will feature Jr. and Sr. High Choirs and Bands.

Looking Ahead
Wed 11/25: Pepfest Bell Schedule
Thurs-Fri 11/26-11/27: Thanksgiving Break; no school
Tues 12/1: Jr. High Knowledge Bowl @ SESC/Rochester, periods 1-5
Tues 12/8: Sr. High Knowledge Bowl @ SESC/Rochester, periods 1-6
Mon 12/14: Jr/Sr High Band and Choir Holiday Concert, 7:30pm
Wed 12/16: Midquarter; half day of school for students
Thurs 12/24-Fri 1/1: Christmas Break; no school. Classes resume Mon 1/4/16

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 

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!