The warmer than usual weather will allow construction to begin at Hudson High School earlier than planned. Construction fencing and barriers are being installed. When students and staff return from Spring Break temporary access to the site will change. Please refer to the image above.
Specifics about the temporary parking and entry plans include:
95 student parking spots will be moved from Hudson High School to St. Patrick’s Church parking lot. The school district is temporarily leasing additional parking spaces.
Student drivers will always enter and exit at the main front entrance of the school from Vine Street. Students will no longer be able to enter from the back entrance and drive to the front parking lot.
Parents may drop off students on the north side of the school; however, there is no student pick up on the north side after school.
The walking path from Vine Street through the wooded area will be blocked by the construction fence.
The walking path east of the north practice fields will be blocked by the construction fence. There will be a temporary walking path from Oak Street to school grounds.
There will be no open driving loop around the school building.
This month River Crest focused as a school on community service and caring for others both near and far. Our projects are highlighted below:
Students learned about Bolivia and the Rosa Vera Fund from one of the founders, Karen Melik. Students decided to collect money to support the Baha Cochlear Implants needed for Maria Cielo so she would be able to hear! Families are still able to donate online.
Students made just over 2,000 sandwiches that were donated to The Sandwich Project Minnesota with the financial support of the River Crest Parent Group.
Students learned about Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue and made blankets and dog toys with materials donated by the River Crest Parent Group.
Students also made cards that will be distributed to nursing home residents.
Finally, River Crest families participated Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event.
Hudson Prairie 5th graders collected and purchased much needed supplies for students in the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Students were able to purchase $100 worth of supplies from profits from the Hudson Prairie School Store. The supplies will be delivered to Wounded Knee school children. Supplies included pens, pencils, paper, markers and more. In the process of collecting supplies, our Hudson Heroes learned about the Oglala Lakota Native American people.
Principal Alice Phelps of Wounded Knee Schools had this to say about the donation, “We are very thankful for the efforts of your students. This is great!”
This Hudson Heroes group and three others have been meeting and working since December on service projects that they feel passionate about. The Hudson Heroes program is under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson and Hudson Prairie Elementary Principal Susie Prather. With their adult volunteers, the Hudson Heroes are making a difference in their school, community and the world.
As a culminating activity for our story element unit, my students worked together in a small group to rewrite the resolution to the familiar story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Each group then worked with a Third Grade Husky Pal to write their story elements into a Google Classroom slide. They then completed this project by choosing a background for their video presentation, which was given using a green screen. This was an extremely fun project for our class and they are so proud of all their hard work and their final presentation. We hope you enjoy it!
At North Hudson Elementary, we are proud to say students have earned an all school acknowledgment for following school-wide expectations for being respectful, responsible, and safe. Students in grades K-5 voted on mini golf as one of their celebration events. Student Council members helped create and build a mini golf course and all students enjoyed a session of mini golf on February 14 and 15!
The 4th Grade students in Meg Derrick’s class have been studying Power and Energy. As part of their study of energy, students demonstrated their knowledge of potential energy followed by kinetic energy as key components of mechanical energy. Students worked in teams of three with limited materials to problem solve and create a prototype to race using wind energy.
In January, the Hudson High School Raider Boys Basketball team and the Team Bridge Special Olympic basketball players came together to play ball. Through this annual event, the Hudson basketball coaches and team share their time and knowledge of the game with these Special Olympic athletes. For the athletes it’s their favorite day of the season because it is a day designed for ALL basketball players. The Raider coaches and players send a message of acceptance and true sportsmanship to athletes and their families. It’s a day where everyone is the same.
Susan Erickson, the parent of a Special Olympic athlete, had this to say about the event, “I am proud to say that I am a member of the Hudson community. A community that has good basketball coaches, but more importantly, quality men.” The day reminded her of a quote by John Wooden, “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”