Recent News



This year's Key Club Officers and members who were nominated for next year’s officers positions will meet the 2nd half of lunch Thursday.

There will be an AP Psychology review on Sunday, March 26 from 4:00-6:00 in the library.

Science National Honor Society applications are due to Mrs. Sergent or Mr. Perry by Friday, March 24. No late applications will be accepted.

March Madness begins next week the dress up days are:
Monday - Mardi Gras Monday
Tuesday - Jersey Day (favorite sports jersey)
Wednesday - Purple Day (Leukemia/Lymphoma awareness)
Thursday - College Colors (your favorite college gear or colors)
Friday - Pride in the Tribe (Red/White gear)

If you wish to sign up to be a donor for the National Honor Society blood drive, see Ms. Grim in Room 254 before Friday, March 31.

Putnam Wellness Coalition is holding a billboard contest for their 2017 Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign. The Grand Winner’s entry will be displayed on a billboard in Putnam County, plus a season’s pass to Waves of Fun or $200 worth of Teays Valley Cinemas passes. Other winners will receive Teays Valley Cinemas passes or iTunes gift cards. All entries should be 8 inches by 5.25 inches or 16 inches by 10.5, with original artwork, design or photography – detailed information is in the office. The deadline is Thursday, April 6th.

2017 Yearbook is on sale now! Yearbooks can be ordered online at or through Mrs. Dolin in room 152. $65 make checks payable to HHS Yearbook. Recognition ads can be purchased this year:
Full page 9x12 color $140 black & white $130
Half page 9x6 color $80 black & white $70
Quarter page 4 ½ x 6 color $50 black & white $40
Eighth page 4 ½ x 3 color $40 black & white $30

Any senior who has not yet ordered a cap and gown needs to do so as soon as possible. Jostens has expressed concern to us that a large percentage of students have not ordered and that if orders are not placed soon they won’t be able to fulfill late requests. Students who do not have a cap and gown will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. If the costs are a concern for your family please see your counselor.

Yearbook quotes are due by April 1st send them to

It’s time to start collecting pictures for the senior slide show at graduation, 1 senior, 1 baby and 1 candid picture. Email them to Mrs. Allen in jpeg form to or take them to room 155, be sure to have your name on the back of the pictures and on the envelope you bring them in. April 14th is the deadline.

Any junior girl interested in attending Girl’s State from June 11th – 16th should sign up outside Mrs. Graham’s office by March 31st. Only 4 girls will be interviewed. Signups are on a first come first serve basis. The number of girl’s that will be able to attend will depend on the number of sponsors we are able to obtain. Interviews will be held on April 6th at 9AM.

Elaine Howell Scholarship applications may be picked up from Mr. Merritt. The award, a $500 cash grant, goes to a senior female with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is actively involved in community activities as well as church or service organizations where she exhibits leadership and scholastic excellence. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 28th. All applications are turned in to Mrs. Francis by that date.

Governor’s School for the Entrepreneurship Applications are now available online at www.govschoolswvgov/gse High school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years can apply for a summer academy at West Virginia University which begins July 5 and lasts for 21 days. The program will provide educational experience to young entrepreneurs who will learn how to start up a company and sustain it through sound business practices. The application is in three parts: an online segment, a paper application, and the video. Directions are on the website.

Students who have previously attended the Junior Nursing Academy are eligible to apply to the Senior Nursing Academy. If interested stop by to see Mrs. Graham for information.

WV Women’s Commission will be holding Women’s & Girls’ Day at the Legislature on Monday, March 27th from 9AM-3PM – information is in the office if you would like to participate.

Any student interested in attending Ohio Business Week from July 16-22 please see Mrs. Barnes. OBW is a week-long residential business camp where high school students practice solving real world problems while having a real college experience on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.

Any junior or senior who is interest in a career in the hospital setting is invited to attend a career showcase on Tuesday, May 2nd from 10:30AM-11:30AM at the Charleston Civic Center. Some areas which will be represented are nursing, allied health, professional/technical support, clerical, management/administration and physicians. If you are interested please sign up in the office. 

Congratulations to the March 2017 Students of the Month!

Joey Sullivan

Chaz Sisk


Margaret Smith


Haley Paul

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About Us

Our Community:    
Hurricane lies halfway between the cities of Huntington and Charleston.  Families and businesses locate here because of the metropolitan proximity and clean suburban living.  Our area has seen a 23% population growth since the year 2000.  
Our School:  
As the largest of four high schools in Putnam County, Hurricane High School is a public institution for grades 9 through 12 with 1,270 students and 75 classroom teachers.  There are four administrators and four guidance counselors. 
Our Graduates:  
38% of students participate in the free or reduced lunch program.
78% of those graduating (260 students) intend to pursue a four-year degree program.  12% intend to pursue a two-year program at a community or technical college.