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

 
We're Gearing Up for the New School Year - Are You?
• If you've not done so already, stop in the high school office to pick up your student packet, which contains required parent forms, athletic forms, class schedule, Meal Benefit Application, and more!

• Get your Phy. Ed. or athletic locker early!  A refundable $10 deposit is required to obtain a locker.
If paying by check, please make payable to Houston Public Schools.

• All athletes need to have their user fee paid, a sports physical on file with the office, and their MSHSL Eligibility Statement completed and turned in before they are eligible to practice.
Contact the high school office for more information or download forms from the left menu tab.

• Athletic fees are $60 per sport for grades 7-8 and $70 per sport for grades 9-12. Fees for Knowledge Bowl, One Act Play, Three Act Play/Musical, Robotics, Speech, and Cheer are $30 per activity.
The school year Family Max is $200.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
At Houston High School students can choose the school supplies that work best for them to be organized and successful in class. Some students like to use a 5-subject notebook or zippered binder while others like to color code folders and notebooks for individual subjects. It is really based on personal preference. However, students should plan to have supplies for 6 classes, as most have a music class or study hall in their 7-period day. Teachers will give instruction the first week of school if any specific items are needed for a particular class. This list is a general guideline of supplies that will be needed:
• Notebooks (single subject or multi-subject)
• Folders
• Pens/Pencils
• Colored Pencils
• Book Covers (purchased or homemade)
• In addition to the basic supplies, all 7th and 8th graders will need two wide-ruled notebooks that will be used specifically for Reading class.
• Assignment notebooks will be provided to 7th and 8th graders the first week of school.

ATHLETIC EVENT PASSES
• Student Pass: $15
• Adult Pass: $40
• Couples Pass: $70
• Sr. Citizen (62 or older): $25
Passes are on sale in the district office and can also be purchased at the admission table of home volleyball, football, and basketball games. Without a pass admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12).

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS (through Sept 2)
Monday-Thursday 7:00am-4:30pm and Friday 7:00-11:00am

WEIGHT ROOM HOURS, SUMMER (through Sept 2)
Monday-Friday morning, 6:00-8:00am
Monday-Friday evening, 4:30-6:00pm

WEIGHT ROOM HOURS, FALL 2016 (Sept 6-Nov 11 on scheduled school days)
Monday-Friday morning*, 6:30-7:45am
Monday-Friday afternoon, 3:30-5:00pm

Speed & Agility
Monday and Wednesday morning*, 6:30-7:00am

* Morning hours will remain the same for the full school year.

LOOKING AHEAD
Tues 9/6: First Day of School
Tues 9/13: Picture Day
Wed 9/14: Half day of school for students
Thurs 9/22: Back to School Night for 7th-8th grade and parents
Mon-Fri, 9/25-9/30: Homecoming Week
Wed 10/5: Mid-quarter and a half day of school for students
Thurs 10/20-Fri 10/21: MEA Fall Break, No School
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


HURRICANE GEAR IS ON SALE YEAR ROUND!
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!