The Hudson School District is excited to report that the School District is ranked in the top 8% of Wisconsin school districts according to the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards. All of the Hudson Schools scored an Exceeds or Significantly Exceeds Expectations on their report cards. The School District is particularly proud of progress made on closing learning gaps and making academic progress for all children.
Individual 2018-2019 School Report Cards can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
EP Rock Elementary School 4th grade students used their observation skills to learn about the animals that live near and around the St. Croix River. Students discovered the interconnectedness of a river ecosystem, which humans are a part of, and they created an ecosystem model. Community resources, National Park Ranger Jamie Kern and St. Croix River Association Naturalist, Laura Istel taught the lesson.
Every year, each elementary school fifth-grade class spends several days at an environmental education camp. Our North Hudson fifth-grade enjoyed their experience at Camp Sandstone. This overnight experience, paired with the outdoor activities, serves to build knowledge, social-emotional skills and confidence for these older elementary children before their transition to middle school.
Outdoor learning provides a unique opportunity to explore multiple subjects through hands-on, real-world activities. These activities make science, math, language arts and history fun. The children can see how social, ecological, economic and cultural issues are interconnected.
Socially, the activities promote building citizenship and leadership skills. The children are challenged to share their knowledge and skills as they work in teams. Whether it is completing a ropes course together or building a fire, the children learn the importance of relying on each other for support and giving support to others.
North Hudson Elementary School first grade students recently visited the Heritage Center in New Richmond. They compared their school to a one room school, learned how a blacksmith worked with metal, saw the Ubet general store, and learned how to navigate a world without technology. What a great way to make learning fun and how fortunate we are to have this area resource!
Willow River Elementary recently installed a Tower Garden in Ms. Weiland’s 4th grade classroom. A Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that will grow up to 28 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet. The Tower Garden will provide students with a daily opportunity to observe, collect data and journal the growing process as they learn to maintain their classroom garden. The students will also gain an understanding of the role technology and engineering innovation plays in modern food production. With 3-4 annual harvests, students will be provided the opportunity to touch, smell and eat what they have grown and experience the pride that comes with tending to their own crop.
Kindergarten students in Ms. Wahlberg’s class take a brain break in the atrium. They are exploring the sensory path. The path helps children develop motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness.
Hudson and River Falls teamed up to host the 7th annual Rhythm by the River Marching Band Competition at Hudson on Sunday. Seven schools participated in two performance classes and were judged by a panel of 8 music and marching band professionals.