HHS Project Lead the Way Distinguished High School

Project Lead the Way teal button recognizing Hudson High School as a Distinguished School for 2017-2018.

Congratulations to Hudson High School on being named a Project Lead the Way Distinguished High School!

Hudson is one of 133 high schools across the United States to receive this honor. Thanks to all our staff who provide this exceptional program for students in engineering, computer science, and biomedical sciences.

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Hudson High School had to meet the following criteria:

  • Offer at least three PLTW courses;
  • Have 25 percent of the students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;
  • Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Big Success

A group of Hudson Prairie students hold up a Pennies for Patients banner along with the three staff who shaved their hair and beards for meeting fundraising goals.

Students at Hudson Prairie Elementary School recently participated in their annual Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign. Pennies for Patients supports children with leukemia and lymphoma. As an incentive to reach their goal, teachers and staff volunteered to have the hair shaved off their heads depending on the amounts of money raised. Mr. Schaub, Mr DeMoulin, and Hudson Principal, Mr. Behnke, shaved off their beards and hair as a result of students exceeding their goal. The students and staff raised over $2,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Pictured in the front row are, Kearnery S., Rich H., Deandra C., Ella L., Emily W., Molly P., Kathryn S.; in the middle row, Victoria T., Annabelle J., Josh S., Brenna N., Mark S., Parker R., Nikolai B., Sydney V., Peyton M.; in the back row, Libby B., Abi U., Principal Behnke, 4th Gr. teacher Mr. DeMoulin, and Physical Education teacher Mr. Schaub.

Gymnastics Team is Heading to State

Eight of the HHS gymnasts pose with their sectional meet plaque.

After placing 2nd at sectionals, Hudson’s Gymnastics team will compete as a team at State! The team will compete Friday, March 2 at 1:35 PM in WI Rapids. Individual team members will also compete on Saturday, starting at 10:45 AM in WI Rapids. Individual team competitors include: Taylor Owens, Paige Hillman, and Caroline Erickson.

Elementary Orchestra Sign Up

Orchestra Sign Up Night is Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Hudson Middle School Multi-purpose Room

All 3rd grade students are invited to attend.

We have two meeting times to help make the registration process more convenient. Please attend the meeting scheduled for your student’s school.

The Orchestra Sign Up Night will start with a brief informational meeting and a questions and answer session. Please bring your child with you to the meeting!

The Hudson Orchestra program is a great way for students to participate in a music ensemble!

What instruments can my child play?

Student can play violin, viola, cello, or bass. Elementary orchestra teachers will be visiting your child’s classroom to demonstrate the differences between these awesome string instruments!

When are lessons?

Lessons will begin in September of next school year. Students will need to bring their instrument to school one day per week. They have large group lesson before school at 8:00 AM and a small group during the school day.

How much does it cost?

The rental costs vary by instrument. We work with area music store representatives who will be at the meeting to explain how the rental program works. The initial rental cost for the four-month trial period is $45 for violin and viola, $65 for cello, and $95 for bass.

Following the Orchestra Sign Up Night, we will help you pick the right size instrument for your child and you will have the opportunity to set up an instrument rental.

Questions may be directed to: Britt Peterson at petersbri@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3890; ext. 2759.

Congratulations HMS Spelling Bee Participants

A large group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students hold up their spelling bee participant awards.

Thirty-five students from Hudson Middle School and St. Pat’s participated in the annual Hudson Spelling Bee at the end of January, 2018. The Hudson Champion was seventh grader Shloke Jani, who advanced to the February regional competition. Jani correctly spelled cabaret and nebulosity for the win in the 16th round. Last year, Jani won both the Hudson and Regional Spelling Bees. Fellow seventh grader Grace Jones was the runner up.

Participants above included: Sixth grade in the front row – Andy E., Ethan E., Graham C., Annabel S., Zach D., Andrew S., Jimmy Q., Ian R., Nolan G., Sammy B., Gabrielle D. Seventh grade in the middle row – Karin C., Carter C., Frankie F., Shloke J., Nene X., Storm K., Addyson W., Grace J., Betsy A., Grace L., Isabel P., Lauren G., Victoria B. Eighth grade in the back row – Landon B., Megan M., Ethan P., Parker T., Tristen B., Travis H., Natalie S., Kayla K.

Not pictured: Mallory A., Meghan F., Gus R.

Gymnastics Earns Season High Score

Eight HHS gymnasts stand on the podium following their 2nd place win at River Falls meet.

Congratulations to Hudson High School Gymnastic Team for achieving a season high score of 139.925 at Friday’s meet. The team finished second at the meet and second overall in Big Rivers Conference. Individual team highlights include:

  • Taylor Owens took second on vault with a 9.15 and Paige Hillman took third with a 9.10
  • Paige Hillman took second on bars with a 9.250
  • Amber Robey took sixth on beam with an 8.7
  • Caroline Erickson tied for fourth on floor with a 9.30
  • Paige Hillman took fourth all-around with a 35.60, Caroline Erickson took sixth with a 35.50, and Taylor Owens took ninth with a 34.775

Parent Seminar – Understanding Your Adolescent Brain

Hudson Middle School is hosting a Parent Seminar on Monday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 PM.

The seminar topic is, Understanding Your Adolecent Brain, presented by Brian Crim, LMFT

Brian will be presenting an abbreviated version of his Understanding Your Adolescent seminar. He will discuss how the teenage brain works, the changes it is going through during these years, and how to encourage a healthy and positive relational dynamic with teens. Time permitting, Brian hopes to touch on a couple of areas he is frequently asked about at these seminars…media/technology and depression/anxiety in teens.

For additional information contact Ms. Bellville, HMS School Social Worker at 715.377.3820 or bellvicn@hudson.k12.wi.us.