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Dedicated, Encouraging, Safe, and Community

~ We Are the Hurricanes ~

Monday, February 17, 2020

Pledge of Allegiance


PBIS Winner today is Ashley Laschenski, who received her ticket from Mr. Momsen for being an Encouraging Hurricane. Way to go! Thanks for doing your part to Strengthen the Hurricane.

Help Needed! The International Owl Festival is March 6-8. ECFE will be running the concession stand on Saturday from 9-3 and Sunday from 9-2 at the Houston High School cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for both days. Please let Mrs. Woodard know if you can help, 896-5323 ext. 7 or . Shifts are usually 2 hours, but we will take whatever time you can give! All proceeds benefit the Early Childhood Family Education program.

Registration for the 2020 Spring Clay Target League is now open through March 23rd. Team members should be looking for emails from that league about registering for this spring.  Anyone who would like to join the team needs to contact Chad Walters or Jon Hibbs at the contact info below.  New team members need to be added by the coaches, so the league can generate a registration email for them. Any student or parent that has questions, can contact Chad or Jon.

Jon Hibbs        j.hibbs@mchsi.com            507-450-6869   

Chad Walters        wallyofhouston@acegroup.cc        507-313-3017

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:


The following scholarships are due this week:

Monday: Alpha Kappa Psi 


The ACT fee is past due for students planning to take the ACT on February 25th. Please bring your $59 fee in as soon as possible. Checks can be made out to: Houston High School and can be paid in the counseling office or district office. You are also able to make payments online through PaySchools. If your family qualifies for free or reduced meals, your ACT fee will be waived.

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.



Track & Field Informational Meeting for 7th-12th grades, Monday, February 24 during Advisory in the cafeteria.

Student Council Meeting for all members on Tuesday during Advisory.

Mental Health Committee Meeting on Thursday during Advisory.

Prom Committee Meeting on Thursday, February 27 during Senior High lunch.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings:

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

Athletic Boosters: Last Wednesday of each month at the Legion at 6:00 PM.

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

Senior High Knowledge Bowl: Every Thursday morning at 7:30 AM 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 6:00 PM 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 Games Week of February 17 - 21:

Thursday: Sections game - Varsity at home vs Spring Grove - 7:00 PM

Wrestling Meets Week of February 10-15:

    Friday and Saturday: Caledonia/Houston Varsity Sections in Rochester

SrH Knowledge Bowl Meet 7:15 - 3:30 on Wednesday, February 19

Hurricane fans - Houston Softball online gear and apparel order is now open. The store closes on February 17th. Here is the link. https://houston-hs-softball.itemorder.com/

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 

11:00 and get a pass in the office. 


School Board Meeting: February 20th at 6:00 PM in the HHS library.

Wednesday, February 26 - Half day of school for Mid-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: Sausage pizza, green beans, celery sticks, baby carrots, radishes and milk.

Alt Entrée*: Italian meatball sub.

Lunch tomorrow: Hot ham & cheese Panini, potato wedges, coleslaw, radishes, baby carrots and milk.

Alt Entrée: Potato crusted fish and a dinner roll.

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.