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Hurricanes' Happenings:


Hurricanes Spring Sports have started.
A lot of inside practices, but Spring will come (eventually).

As of March 11, 2019:

High School school day: 8:23 am-3:25 pm
Elementary School day: 8:30 am-3:12 pm
4-year-old Preschool school day dismissal: 3:05 pm

From the Office of the Superintendent:

Due to the numerous snow days at Houston Public Schools, we have fallen behind the required number of hours of instruction at Houston High School. At the Houston Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 7, the Board voted for the option that was the least disruptive to families and students but still allowed us to build back missed hours. The bus schedule in the morning will probably not change, and the bus schedule after school will be delayed by 7 minutes.  If your bus schedule changes, you will be contacted by the school. The school day will start for the high school at 8:23. The elementary start time will not change. The high school will be dismissed at 3:25. The elementary and preschool will be dismissed 5 minutes later than the current schedule.

Even though legislation is pending to give districts back some of the lost time, the Board felt that the time granted by legislation might not be enough to compensate for potential weather-impacted days yet this school year and acted in the best interest of the students and the district.

Congratulations to Lilli
Carlson and Ben Beckman!

They are Houston High School's
representatives for the Triple A award.

He was a state participant for the 
Caledonia/Houston Wrestling team!

Congratulations to Alex VanGundy.
He is the 12th Hurricane to join the 
1000 point club at Houston High School.

Congratulations to James Hongerholt!
He has scored 1000 career points in
boys basketball. He joins 11 other Hurricanes'
basketball players in this club!

Congratulations to Alyssa Rostad!
She has become the ALL-TIME
leading scorer for Hurricanes Basketball.
She broke the previous record of 1673 career
points held by Andy Sires, Class of 2009. 

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Public School District
ranked one of the Best School Districts in America

Houston Public School District has been ranked one of the best school districts in America.  Our district is ranked #362 nationwide and #15 in the state of Minnesota. The article below from explains the factors used in this ranking.

"Ensuring that their children receive a good education is something few American parents are willing to compromise on. Since most cannot afford private schooling, families strive to place their kids in the best public school districts that their financial situation will allow.

While the debate over the importance and degree of funding necessary in delivering an excellent education has gone on for decades, nearly all experts agree that money is important. The schools that perform the best have plenty of it, and those that don’t typically under-perform in key areas. Revenue taken in by school districts is used to keep resources and curriculums up to date and allow schools to hire the best teachers available as faculty. There’s really no substitute for good funding.

Obviously another key factor in judging the value of a school district is the student body’s overall performance in math and reading tests. Enrolling your child in a school where students perform well on tests and get good grades will increase his or her own achievement through osmosis. Children and teenagers are highly influenced by their peer groups and competition between students to achieve top marks can be a very good thing.

Two intertwined criteria that also play an important role in a school district’s overall quality are dropout rate and poverty rate. Nobody wants their child to drop out of high school as it has been demonstrated that high school dropouts earn 200,000 less on average over their lifetimes than those who received a high school diploma. A school with a high dropout rate is not a place parents want to send their children.

Unfortunately, dropout rate is often linked to the level of poverty experienced by students in a given school district. Even if a school receives in a decent amount of funding, students can still struggle with test scores and grades if they experience a significant amount of poverty in their lives. While schools may provide adequate textbooks and other learning materials, poorer students are often deprived of basic needs such as proper nutrition and domestic stability that are essential to fostering positive academic performance. That is why poverty rate is also a determining factor in our ranking." [source:]

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