Celebrating National Computer Science Week

Two elementary students sit with headphones on at their computers.

Students at North Hudson Elementary wrapped up National Computer Science Week by participating in an “Hour of Code.” Several grade levels and classrooms learned about code and had the opportunity to practice coding.

What is the Hour of Code?

  • The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” show that anyone can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Why would do we have students participate?

  • Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

Elementary boy gives a thumbs up as he works at his computer.  Four elementary students work at their desks on laptops.

5th Grade Supports Pennies for Patients

A large group of 5th grade students stand in the gym in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

During the month of November, 5th grade students at EP Rock Elementary School led their school in a fundraiser built around changing cancer. With guidance from “Pennies for Patients” through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, students instructed all classrooms on the meaning behind their pennies or dollars. They kept a tally of weekly donation totals and wrote thank you notes to each classroom.

The total amount raised after three weeks was an amazing $4,236.31!

Congratulations EP Rock 5th graders for making such a significant impact!

Congratulations Ms. Murphy AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

Teacher Ms. Murphy standing at the microphone addressing the Board of Education.

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Katherine Murphy of Hudson High School in Hudson, Wisconsin as a 2017 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Ms. Murphy is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in the program in its second year.

Ms. Murphy teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography in Hudson, Wisconsin. As part of the award for being selected as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow, Ms. Murphy attended the AGS Fall Symposium November 16 and 17, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City. The Symposium provided Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.

Thank you for your work Ms. Murphy!

High School Students Visit German Immersion School

A high school female sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

Hudson High School students visited the Twin Cities German Immersion School. Hudson students were responsible for preparing and reading German fairytales with the immersion school’s 2nd grade students. Additionally, they worked with first graders on writing and read to Kindergarten. There was also time to work on some art and game playing. The elementary students rated their experience as a 5 out of 5!

A group of 40 high school students pose in the entry of the Twin Cities German Immersion School.

A high school female reads at a table with six elementary students.

A high school female sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

A high school male sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

Two male high school students sit at a table with six elementary students reading.

Nice job representing Hudson High School!

Congratulations HMS Science Olympiad Teams

Two middle school boys work with a variety of tools during a Science Olympiad engineering competition.

A large group of middle school students pose for their Science Olympiad photo.

Two of the Middle School’s three Science Olympiad teams participated in the recent 11th Annual Boyceville Invitational. A total of 34 middle school teams representing Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa. This is the third year of the Middle School’s Science Olympiad program and the third time students have competed in the Boyceville Invitational.

The year, Hudson Middle School students earned 64 medals! This far surpasses the Middle School’s previous medal count of 22 earned in 2016 and 2 earned in 2017. Of the 64 medals earned, the Middle School received 12 gold medals!

To add to this amazing total of medals, the Hudson Blue Team was awarded the 2nd Place trophy in the division. In an unprecedented event, the Hudson White Team finished in 3rd Place in the division. No school has ever had two teams in the top three before in this competition.

Congratulations to the Hudson Middle School Science Olympiad Teams and their Coach, Mr. Anderson!

 

Hudson High School Home for the Holidays

Image of two pine trees in the snow.

Hudson High School Choirs present:

  • 2017 Home for the Holidays: As the Dark Awaits the Dawn
  • Sunday, December 10th, performances at 5:00 PM (this performance is sold out) & 7:30 PM
  • Monday, December 11th, performances at 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Performances will be at St. Patrick’s Church (1500 Vine Street, Hudson)
  • Click on this link to access the public Home for the Holiday ticket order form.
    • Tickets: $12.00 for Adults; $7.00 for Students
    • Box Office opens December 1st – Monday thru Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM
    • For ticket information call: 715.377.3808

Fall Athletes Present to the Board of Education

Four high school girls present to the Board of Education.

Hudson High School athletes presented the results of their fall season to the Board of Education. Above representatives from the Girls Swim and Dive team presented. Below, members of the Cross Country team addressed the Board of Education.

A group of high school boys and girls present to the Board of Education.

Click here to read the Fall Athletics Newsletter.

Congratulations to the Hudson athletes for earning this year’s WIAA Award of Excellence! The award recognizes WIAA member schools for their efforts and achievement in the area of sportsmanship, ethics, leadership and character.  We are one of fifteen schools that were presented this award out of 512 schools. Athletic Director Steph DeVos said, “We are doing a lot of great things and it is nice to be recognized by the state. Congratulations to all of you!” 

Congratulations State Honors Musicians!

A group of middle school stand at a microphone before the Board of Education.

Congratulations to Hudson’s Middle and High School State Honors musicians. Thank you for sharing with the Board of Education.

High School Honors (includes grades 10-12)

  • Isaiah Baumgartner  – Mixed Choir
  • Mackenzie Farrell – Band
  • Karsyn Garber – Mixed Choir
  • Jennifer Holter – Treble Choir
  • August Krueger – Band
  • Connor Renn – Band
  • Rebecca Tank – Band
  • Daniel Volk – Mixed Choir

Middle Level Honors (includes present grades 7-9)

  • Maggie Brown – Choir
  • Erin Farrell – Band
  • Brenna Forster – Choir
  • Emma Hatch – Choir   
  • Ben Heckmann – Choir
  • Claire Hockman – Choir
  • Sarah Kleiber – Band
  • Emily Kleiber – Orchestra
  • Nick McCarthy – Band
  • Emma McGrath – Band
  • Gwen Peterson – Choir
  • Peyton Poling – Choir
  • Rhiannon Ullom – Band
  • Molly Weber – Choir
  • Adrienne Weaver – Orchestra
  • Sam Wyland – Band