River Crest students made gratitude bead counters in their Kindness Crews this past week! They were encouraged to use the beads to help them remember to think of 10 things each day for which they are grateful!
During this holiday season, many Hudson elementary school students have been learning about practicing kindness in their community. North Hudson 3rd graders extended themselves with kindness by making and sending holiday cards to residents at the Christian Community Home. Thank you, North Hudson!
As part of their Researchers unit, 3rd grade students at North Hudson Elementary learned how to have a positive impact on their community. To put this learning into practice, they chose to collect household items for local organization, Tara’s Totes. Tara’s Totes provides essential, everyday items to families who have been displaced by a house fire. Great work, North Hudson!
During this season of giving, Hudson Prairie students have put to practice what they’ve been learning about kindness and helping those in need, by bringing in toys, cleaning supplies, baby items, hats, mittens, socks, backpacks and gift cards. The items they collected will all be donated to St. Croix County and Grace Place. Pictured is Grace Place Executive Director, Duana Bremer, and Hudson Prairie’s 5th Grade Leadership Team along with all the donated items.
Thank you to our City of Hudson partners for the new signs on the corner of North and 2nd Street, highlighting our State Champions. It’s a great way to recognize our athletic program and express how proud we are as a community.
On December 11th, the Junior Achievement board was at Hudson High School to speak to the entire Junior class. The hour-long Personal Finance presentation, was given by Junior Achievement board members, below from left to right: Deborah Smith (First American Bank), Burt Witthuhn (Provost Emeritus), Sachin Gore (Mathnasium), and standing, Bruce Hanson (RR Donnelley) and Joanne Kocik (First American Bank). The overview covered the basics of Personal Finance and highlighted the plan and topics for the upcoming meetings with all Junior students.
Volunteers will be assigned to Junior Advisory classrooms, and will present the materials on February 5 and March 5, from 7:28 to 9:20 a.m. Financial Literacy is such an important topic for students who are about to enter their post-high school years and begin their adult lives. Topics covered will include earning, employment, income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, and smart shopping.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions regarding volunteering for this or any other Junior Achievement class, please contact Annette Kelley at 715-377-3705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, December 7th, around 35 Introduction to Healthcare Careers class students participated in Healthcare Discovery Day. The purpose of the day is to provide students with knowledge about the careers available within the healthcare field through conversations with healthcare professionals, demonstrations, and facilities tours. They toured Christian Community Home and Presbyterian Homes & Service’s Woodland Hill in Hudson, to learn about long term and geriatric care. The group proceeded to Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin where they were able to meet the therapy dog , Edgrrr the Dogtor, and learn about the services provided there. Students also had the opportunity to see the ER and hear from ER and OB nurses, phlebotomists, a social worker as well as other healthcare professionals. The day concluded with a visit to St. Croix Therapy and Catalyst Sports medicine in Hudson to hear about PT, OT, and sports medicine.
The Varsity and JV Raidaires Dance Team had an amazing day in Little Chute, WI at the Little Chute Holiday Invite. They faced fierce competition against some of the most talented teams in the state. The Varsity team placed fourth in D1 Pom, third place in both D1 Jazz and D1 Kick, and first place in D1 Hip Hop; with a special Judges’ award for Best Choreography of the day! JV also won first place in all three of their routines; jazz, pom, and kick!
In addition, many of the Varsity dancers won medals in the solo, duet and small group divisions.
The 13th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert took place December 9th and 10th. They performed for a full house for every one of their four fantastic shows. The Hudson High School choirs were joined by a youth choir, the River City Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson United Methodist Wiegand Ringers Bell Choir.
Students at Hudson Prairie Elementary celebrated the PowerUp kick off with a free family skate night. PowerUp is a HealthPartners sponsored campaign that strives to improve the health of communities. The event also celebrated student efforts in their PE unit on skating. Families were invited to attend one of 3 skate sessions offered. 51 families participated in the healthy family activity sponsored by the Hudson Prairie Student Wellness Committee.