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Hurricanes' Happenings:

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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DISTRICT OFFICE
306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 5

HOUSTON PRESCHOOL
402 S. Grant Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 8


HOUSTON ELEMENTARY
310 S. Sherman Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 2


SUMMIT LEARNING CENTER
306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
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HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
306 West Elm Street
Houston, MN 55943
507-896-5323, option 1
HOUSTON  ACCOLADES
  • Alyssa Rostad has surpassed the record of most points scored in a career for girls basketball. Previous record holder was Kelly Jerviss, Class of 2016.
  • CONCERTS:
    • HHS CHOIR @ Cross of Christ 7pm on Dec. 10
    • HES K-4 CHOIR @ Elementary Gym 6:30pm on Dec. 13
    • HHS BAND @ HHS Gym 7pm on Dec. 17
    • HES BAND & CHOIR @ HES Gym 6:30pm on Dec. 20
  • Jr/Sr Trip in Washington DC November 25 - December 1
  • Veterans' Day Program at 9:30 at Elementary Gym on November 9.
  • Houston Football to play in the Section 9 man finals on Friday, November 2
  • Ariel Scanlan is KFIL player of the game vs Kingsland
  • Jaytin Millen is Fillmore County Journal's Athlete of the Week!
  • Wizard of Oz practices are underway promising to be a great show! Oct. 26 @ 7:30 pm, Oct. 27, 28 @ 2:00 pm
  • Houston Hurricanes Football has a 5-0 record
  • Volleyball team starts season with a 3-0 record!
  • Football team is 1-0!
  • Congratulations to Noah Carlson as he is at the National Youth Science Camp.  http://www.nysf.com/w/congratulations-noah-carlson/ ;
  • Cullan Olson placed 6th in the shot put at the State Track and Field. Cullan is the son of Brandon and Rebecca Olson.
  • Houston Hurricanes won the conference in Clay Target Shooting! Congratulations!
  • Jerad Larson and Mackenzie Zibrowski qualified for State for Adapted Bowling in pairs bowling.
  • Zach Schneider​ is the first wrestling State Champ in Houston High School history. Zach is the son of Nick and Amy Schneider.
  • Noah Carlson is MSHSL Class A winner of the Triple A award. Noah is the son of Bob and Mimi Carlson.
  • Houston Public Schools recognized as 2018 Best School Districts in America - #362 nationwide and #15 in the state of Minnesota.
  • Lisa Myran-Schutte recognized as National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Certified Athletic Administrator
  • Lisa Myran-Schutte receives WHY WE PLAY Leadership Citation Award
  • Shelley Jerviss elected i.t.a. Foundation President
  • Grand Re-opening of the schools A public event to see the work that was completed in the school buildings this summer.
  • Houston Elementary designated 2016-17 Reward school
  • Houston Public School District has received the Minnesota Department of Education 2016 School Finance Award
  • Austin P. joins HHS Boys Basketball 1000-Point Club
  • MNVA wins National Compliance Award
  • Kelly J. joins HHS Girls Basketball 1000-Point Club
  • Houston Elementary designated 2015 Celebration School
  • Tina Barness named Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA) Elementary Counselor of the Year. She can now be nominated for the national award!
  • MNVA Student Rebecca R. Named Winner of Nation-wide Academic Sprint Spring Contest
  • Houston Robotics Team selected for Alliance
  • Houston Public School District has received the Minnesota Department of Education 2015 School Finance Award.
  • Jacqueline Mathers selected to participate in the Teaching with Primary Sources program which is sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
  • Houston Elementary School earned Rewards School status all four years the award has been given. Only 20 schools in the state have achieved this feat.
  • Houston Preschool earned the 4-Star Parent Aware status, which qualifies for state-funded scholarships.
  • Kiel Koehler won second place in the Miller Ingenuity Competition. He used the majority of his winnings to purchase Lego robots to expose all seventh grade students to the technology and engineering skills associated with building and operating the robots. These robots were delivered to Houston High on Friday, March 6.
  • Kiel Koehler also was awarded the grant for a classroom set of desktop computers.
  • Erica Upton-Wurst received the Breaking Barriers Award this fall.
  • Tina Barness was named the Southeast Minnesota Elementary School Counselor of the Year. She is now in the running for the statewide award.
  • Houston Junior High Knowledge Bowl Team 1 earned top honors at the regional Knowledge Bowl meet in January.
  • The one-act play placed third at the Sub-Section 1A meet, just missing a chance to advance to Sections.
  • Successfully completed the Office of Civil Rights review.
  • Houston High School was named a 2014 Gold Medal School by US News and World Report. Houston High ranked third out of all the schools in Minnesota and 308th nationally.
  • Summit Learning Center was named a 2014 Bronze Medal School by US News and World Report.
  • Houston Elem/ MS FLL Robotics team Knit Wits placed second overall in head-to-head competition and won the Core Values award for their encouraging and polite behavior.
 
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Houston
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 alarms.org 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: alarms.org]

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