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
 
SPRING RUtR CONFERENCES and SCHEDULEING NIGHT
Parents and students are encouraged to attend HHS Course Scheduling Night and Up to Readiness (RUtR) Conferences Thursday, March 30, for grades 7-10 and 12. Students need to attend with at least one parent and all sessions will be held in the student’s Ramp Up room. Grades 7 and 9 will meet at 6:00pm; grades 8, 10, and 12 will meet at 7:00pm.
Ramp Up teachers will lead a group discussion on the student’s Personalized Learning Plan and talk about other RUtR activities. Grades 8-10 will also talk about next year’s scheduling process and class registration forms will be given.

BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS
Friday, March 31, at 6:45am eight HHS students will be recognized at the Breakfast of Champions for their part in Strengthening the Hurricane: Katrina Erdmann, Lizzy Gaustad, Ethan Hargrove, Shelby Norlien, Grace Rohweder, Michaela Spear, Audrey Stilin, and Alex Townsend. Invitations have been mailed to the honorees and an RSVP is needed by Wednesday.


CHICKEN-Q FUNDRAISER
Houston's After Prom Party Chicken-Q will be held Sunday, April 2nd from 11-2 at the American Legion.  Menu includes 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and dessert.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets find a committee member, junior or senior student, or parent. 
 
AFTER PROM PARTY SIGN UP
APP sign up will be on Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, and Friday, April 7th.  The cost is $15 for individual and $25 for a couple.  Students will be able to sign up with Mrs. Dankers in room 24, the Resource room, but only on the listed dates. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Dankers.
Prom and After Prom Party are scheduled for Saturday, May 6th.
 
TUX RENTAL OPPORTUNITY
Tuxedo rental for the boys will take place on Wednesday, April 5th starting at 7:00pm in the choir room. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Dankers.


ORDER YOUR 2016-17 YEARBOOK
Order by Wednesday, April 12 (at school) or Friday, April 14 (online), and your cost is $50; after that the price increases to $55. Forms are available by clicking on the link in the left menu bar or from Mrs. Meyer.


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?

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
Tues 3/28: Dance Team Awards Banquet at the elementary gym, 6:00pm
Wed 3/29: Jostens graduation product delivery before school in the cafeteria
Thurs 3/30: Spring RUtR Conferences and Class Registration Night, 6:00-8:00pm
Fri 3/31: Breakfast of Champions, HS cafeteria, 6:45am
Thurs 4/13-Mon 4/17: Easter Break, no school
Sat 5/6: Prom and After Prom Party

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