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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pledge of Allegiance


PBIS Winner today is Isabel Lesser, who received her ticket from Mr. Vix for being a Dedicated Hurricane. Way to go! Thanks for doing your part to Strengthen the Hurricane.

Happy 18th Birthday to Ben and Wyatt Walters from your family and friends at HHS!

Yesterday our Jr High Knowledge Bowl team of Nicole Beckman, Lilly Carr, Priya Kingsley, Jane Thompson and Sydney Torgerson earned a 2nd Place Team Award in the 2019-20 Regional - Tier A Junior High Knowledge Bowl Southeast Service Cooperative.  Congratulations Team!

Houston Drama Department Presents:  Death of the Doorstep Kiss, A Comedy in One Act by Kamron Klitgarrd (and produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC) will be performed on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM in the Houston Elementary School gym.  Admission is $1.00.

Blankets, Books and Beverages...Let’s Read!  Join Mrs. Ideker in January for some quiet, cozy reading time on Friday mornings from 7:30 - 8:15 AM.

Helpful tip: How to get sports and activity schedules from the district web calendar. If you want to get the most up to date activity or athletic schedule log on to http://www.houston.k12.mn.us. Click on any date on the Calendar on the left side of the screen. Next, choose the activities you would like to view from the View Schedules box on the right side of the screen. Finally, click the View button at the bottom of the list. Easy! If you would no longer like to receive HHS announcements or need to update your email address, please send an email to the high school office manager ( ) stating you would like your address changed or removed from the HHS announcements distribution list.


Counselor Corner:

Want to know the one parenting style to rule them all? Hint: it’s not helicopter moms or lawnmower dads. It’s Lighthouse Parenting. Lighthouse parents do their job by balancing care with protection. They’re like lighthouses: guiding their children so they don’t hit the rocks and sink, steadfast, keeping watch. They provide warmth and rules. Plus, lighthouse parenting is based in science. This illuminating parenting style will help you raise teens you want to hang out with, marvel at, and send into the world.


Students planning to take the ACT on February 25th are reminded that your $59 test fee is due by Friday, January 31st in the counseling office. Payments can also be made online through PaySchools.


2nd semester schedule changes: If you need a schedule change or need to register for an online class for 2nd semester, please note the following upcoming days/times for schedule changes:


Friday, January 17th: 12th grade

Tuesday, January 21st: 11th grade

Wednesday, January 22nd: 9-10th grade

Thursday, January 23rd: 7-8th grade


Students can find their 2nd semester schedules on the Infinite Campus portal. Please see Mrs. Sobotta on the designated day, if you are in need of a schedule change.

Are you a Military family? If so, your student is eligible for a reduced rate SAT/ACT testing prep. More information can be found by going to eKnowledge.com/OperationMilitaryKids

If you are a male that is 18 you are reminded to register with the Selective Service, 30 days prior to your 18th birthday, at www.sss.gov. You will not be eligible for financial aid-student loans and grants if you do not register. Also, it is against the law not to register. Please see Mrs. Sobotta if you need assistance.




January School Board Meeting held on January 23, 2020 in the HHS library at 6:00PM.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings:

Regularly scheduled meeting dates and times will be determined soon and will be posted here.

After Prom Party Parent Committee Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month at 6:30PM at the Legion.

Athletic Boosters: Last Wed of each month at the Legion at 6:0PM.

Junior High Knowledge Bowl: Every Tuesday at 7:30AM in Mr. Gatzlaff’s classroom (thru Jan. 14).

Senior High Knowledge Bowl: Every Thursday morning at 7:30AM in Mr. Gatzlaff’s room.

MN Honor Society: Fridays during lunch in Mrs. Mathers’ room.

School Board: First and third Thursdays of the month at 6:00PM in the HS library.

Student Council: Officers meet on Mondays during Advisory and on Thursdays during Advisory the entire Student Council group meets.

Yearbook Staff: Meet Thursdays and Fridays during Advisory.

7th grade & Mentors: Meet Tuesdays during Advisory in the gym.

Kindness Club: Meet Wednesdays during lunch.


FINE ARTS and ATHLETICS – Athletic schedules are subject to change

Girls Basketball home vs Kenyon-Wanamingo - Varsity 7:30 - JV 6:00

Dance Parent’s NIght - JV dance performs during JV basketball game and Kick performs during Varsity game.

Boys Basketball @ Kenyon-Wanamingo - Varsity 7:15 - JV 5:45 - Dismiss 2:55 - Bus 3:00

Weekly Events (when school is in session):

• Monday-Friday morning, 6:30-7:45am: Weight room open

• Monday-Friday afternoon, 3:30-5:00pm: Weight room open

• Monday (1:00) and Wednesday (1:00) afternoons: The Athletic Trainer visits HHS. Please sign up by 

11:45 and get a pass in the office. 


Thursday, January 23 - School Board Meeting in the HHS library 6:00PM

Friday, January 24 - End of 1st semester

Monday, January 27 - No School/In-Service

Tuesday, January 28 - Start of 3rd Quarter

Please check the school website calendar for more information as well as other events/opportunities.


To view a breakfast menu visit the school’s website, the cafeteria window or the office bulletin board.

Lunch today: BBQ pulled pork sandwich, Golden French Fries, coleslaw, lemon garbanzo beans salad, celery sticks and milk.

Alt Entrée*: Corn dog.

Lunch tomorrow: Sausage pizza, lettuce Romaine mix, applesauce, cucumber ranch salad, baby carrots and milk.

Alt Entrée: Cheese & pepperoni flatbread.

Fruit & Veggie Bar offered daily and includes: Diced tomatoes, salad toppings, fresh veggies and fresh and/or canned fruit, and much more!

* If you want the alternate lunch you must sign up for it by 10:00AM each day on the kitchen door.

**If you want to eat on an early out day, you must sign up for it by 10:00AM that day.