Middle School Supply Kits On Sale Now

Hudson Middle School 2018-2019 Supply Kits are on sale now until May 31st. Kits can be picked up at school on Picture Days – August 20 or August 27th.

The Write Stuff logo pencil

Ordering Instructions

  1. Visit www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/hudsonms
  2. Select the kit needed for the 2018-2019 school year
  3. Enter student information
  4. Follow prompts to check out!

Orders placed by May 31 will be shipped to school for FREE.

After May 31, kits will be shipped to your home or office. Standard shipping rates will apply. The last date to order before school starts is July 1, 2018.

Questions? Please contact your school parent coordinator: Renee Pruzek at rpruzek@hotmail.com

Phone orders are also accepted Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 800.871.8456

Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day

A large group of bike in the bike rack.
Middle School students were encouraged to bike or walk to school on May 10th as part of Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day. We had an estimated 100 walkers, bikers, and skaters travel from their homes to school. Another 200 students walked the track when they arrived at school! We had beautiful weather for the occasion and was a great way for kids to exercise early in the morning.
Kudos to our students who put in the extra time to exercise and thank you to the staff who helped support this special event.
Middle School student locks up her bike on the bike rack.
Students taking an early morning hike on the track, with the sun shining in the background.
Students walking on the track.
Four Middle School students pose next to the track.
Two Middle School Students are walking on the track.
Two of the staff members pose for a photo on the track.

Elementary Attendance Boundary – Community Input

A Community Forum on Elementary Attendance Boundaries is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM. The public forum will be held at River Crest Elementary School in their cafeteria/multipurpose room.

There will be a brief presentation by the consulting firm, RSP and Associates. The presentation will be followed by a community input activity to assist the committee in understanding the community’s thinking about how neighborhoods should be considered when assigning elementary attendance areas. Click here to view the presentation power point.
Work stations will be set up with committee members at each work station. Large maps, like the one below will used to collect information on neighborhood boundaries. Community members will be asked to reflect on the following statement, “My vision of a neighborhood as it would relate to a school attendance area is a place that has the following components…” Community members will also be asked to complete a survey worksheet. The map below identifies some of the areas the community will be asked to provide recommendations on neighborhood areas.
A map of the school district boundaries and areas of potential growth.
We hope you can join the conversation on Tuesday.
Questions or comments may be directed to: connections@hudsonraiders.org

Staff vs. Senior Football Game Supports Senior Scholarship

The first Staff vs. Senior – Class of 2018 football game was a great success; raising over $1,600 for the Senior Scholarship Award. The evening event included the football game, staff pep band,  and staff cheerleaders. The game was followed by a concert by Yam Haus, a Twin Cities band with HHS alumni. All proceeds from ticket sales and concession profits were contributed to the Senior Scholarship Award.

Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee Update

The Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee had their first meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at River Crest Elementary School. The committee work was led by RSP and Associates. The first half of the meeting included an overview of the committee process, the role of the School Board, administration, the committee, and the community, and a look at the current elementary school attendance boundaries. (Click here to view the powerpoint presentation provided by RSP)

RSP also provided data on projected enrollments.

Committee Members agreed to the following guiding principles:

  • The School Board considers this work as part of the district plan. It’s one part of a whole.
  • The boundary should reflect providing better educational opportunities at each school for there to be an equitable student experience at each school.
  • The committee recognizes the power of an elementary school to create community.
  • The boundary can anticipate future growth of the neighborhood.
  • The boundary proposed should utilize all the available District resources.
  • Consider boundary lines that follow natural/manmade boundaries.
  • Grandfathering/transfers/student options are determined by Administration.
  • Decisions are not limited, but the School Board would prefer to not close a school.
  • New elementary could be an option starting after the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Elementary additions could be an option starting after the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Conversation must remain on elementary boundaries only.

Committee members spent the final portion of the meeting defining what “neighborhood” means. The following definitions were identified:

  • Neighborhoods are defined by natural and manmade boundaries. These need to be considered for transportation.
  • Geographic boundaries that include walkability between homes and roads that connect an area.
  • There are subdivisions that share amenities like parks.
  • There are some neighborhoods defined by housing styles and lot sizes.
  • Neighborhoods can be defined by their proximity to a school.

Community Forum – Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 PM at River Crest Elementary School

Join the Elementary Boundary Committee at the first of two Community Forums on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM. The group will be meeting in the River Crest Elementary cafeteria/multipurpose room. There will be a presentation on the elementary boundary resetting process and elementary enrollment projection data. Community members will be asked to provide feedback on how they would define neighborhoods.

If you have questions or feedback please email: connections@hudsonraiders.org

Elementary Attendance Boundary committee members are seated and table groups.

Elementary Attendance Boundary committee members gather around a table and map of the school's boundaries.

Elementary Attendance Boundary committee members gather around a table and map of the school's boundaries.

Elementary Attendance Boundary committee members gather around a table and map of the school's boundaries.

 

Congressman Duffy Tours HHS Construction & Talks About School Safety

Congressman Duffy and Representative Shannon Zimmerman toured Hudson High School’s construction project on Tuesday, May 1st. Their visit centered around school safety and learning about the safety features that have been included in the High School’s addition and renovations. Joining the tour of the building and adding to the conversation regarding school safety were, St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson, Hudson Police Chief Geoff Willems, School Resource Officer Brent Ellwanger, School Board President Jamie Johnson, along with Superintendent Dr. Ouellette and Principal Peg Shoemaker.

Dr. Ouellette walks down one of the new hallways with Congressman Duffy.

Congressman Duffy stands with SRO Ellwanger and Principal Shoemaker