Houston High School
306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
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
2014-15 Yearbook
Don't miss the price benefit of ordering your yearbook as early as possible. Look to the menu tabs, above left, to access an order form or you can order online at jostens.com. Price is $50 Dec-Feb.


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 12/18: Class ring delivery in the cafeteria, 8:00am
• Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2: Christmas Break. Classes resume January 5
• Tues 12/23: KFIL radio will broadcast selections from the holiday concert, 3:30pm (103.1 FM / 1060 AM)
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!