Houston High School ~ Home of the Hurricanes 
A 2014 U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School
306 W. Elm St., Houston, MN  55943  •  Phone: 507-896-5323 option 1  •  Fax: 507-896-4665

The HHS Spiral Bands of Success
Dedicated  •  Encouraging  •  Safe  •  Community
Strengthening the Hurricane

Hurricane Apparel Fundraiser
Deadline for orders: Wed 11/26

Look to the menu tabs, above left, to access the order form for Hurricane Apparel. This has been a huge fundraiser for the After Prom Party (APP) Committee and they appreciate your support. The orders and money are due to either school office by November 26th, which will guarantee that you will have your orders in time for Christmas. One of the popular items not on the list is the Hurricane Stadium Chairs. These chairs would make a great gift for mom, dad, grandparents and fans that will spend a lot of time on the bleachers at various events. The chairs are exceptional quality and cost $45. There is a limited supply so if you are interested in making this purchase for a Christmas gift, please contact Kim Ness as soon as possible! Any other questions can also be directed to Kim at 507-450-5882 or any APP Committee Member.

2014-15 Yearbook
Don't miss the price benefit of ordering your yearbook early! Look to the menu tabs, above left, to access an order form.
After Nov. 30 the price will increase.

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... 
• Wed-Fri 11/26-11/28: Thanksgiving Break; No School
• Sat 11/29: Juniors and Seniors depart for Washing DC trip; return 12/5
• Tues 11/25: Pep Fest Bell Schedule; no Ramp Up sessions
• Wed 12/10: Mid-quarter; Half day of school fo students
• Mon 12/15: HHS Banc and Choir Holiday Concert, 7:30pm
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!