Okello Kelo Sam Shares His Music With Hudson Prairie Students

A drummer and musician from Uganda teaching Hudson Prairie students about drumming.

Okello Kelo Sam, a renowned drummer and musician from Uganda, visited Hudson Prairie to teach students drumming patterns, songs, singing games, and dances in Mrs. Gallick’s music classes.  Okello leads workshops throughout Europe and the U.S. on Ugandan dance and music. A big thank you to the Hudson Prairie PTO for sponsoring this very special guest.

Pictured: Ava Johnson, Aaron Egger, Blake Serpico, Okello Kelo Sam, Lauren Gates, and A.J. McKeown.

Earth Day at North Hudson

North Hudson students post with decorated grocery bags for Earth Day.

Second graders in Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Filarsky’s classes at North Hudson Elementary partnered with Family Fresh for the “Earth Day Bags” project. The project is done by students all over the United States to share and learn about Earth Day. Students decorated grocery bags for customers to use with environmental facts and suggestions to help us appreciate and take care of our Earth.


Three North Hudson Elementary students pose with their Earth Day decorated grocery bags.

Raider Tennis Wins Big Rivers Conference Home Opener

In what has become a trend for this year’s Raiders, Hudson swept the singles matches in dominating fashion going 4-0. The doubles, while contested with two of the three matches going to third sets to determine the winners, all went the way of the Mustangs from Menomonie as they swept the doubles.  Luckily for the Raiders, the final tally was 4-3 with the Hudson Raiders edging out the Menomonie Mustangs.  The four wins in singles for the Raiders went as follows:  Senior Captain Tyler Grosz at #1 won easily in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.  His younger brother, Sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz, won at #2 singles by the same straight set win score.  At #3 Singles, Senior Captain Luke Johnson gave up one game in his two set victory winning 6-0, 6-1.  And with what turned out to be the game winning match putting Hudson on top with the fourth win was Junior Kade Nickerson who won a closer match in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.

With the win, the Raiders are now 1-0 in the Big Rivers Conference and 8-3 overall.  Next up for the Raider netters will be a rescheduled match in Eau Claire on Tuesday, April 23 vs. the Old Abes.

Mental Health Community Conversation

Mental Health Community Conversation April 23

Please join the Hudson School District’s Mental Health Advisory Council for a Community Conversation

  • Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00-7:30 PM.
  • Resource gallery will be available before and after the conversation
    • 5:30-6:00 PM Gallery of Resources
    • 7:30-8:00 PM Gallery of Resources

The Hudson School District believes that building a community-wide response to mental health awareness and services is critical in supporting our children. The School District has created the Mental Health Advisory Council consisting of staff, students, parents, and community members. The purpose of the Advisory is to discuss issues and barriers but most importantly, to develop goals to increase collaboration to better meet the needs of all our community members.

The Mental Health Advisory Council will seek different view points, gather meaningful input, and encourage solutions to address identified mental health issues within the Hudson School District.

For more information, contact:



River Crest Battle of the Books

A group of elementary girls pose with their Battle of the Books banner.

Since September, forty-six 4th and 5th graders from River Crest have been reading 20 books for fun as part of the annual Battle of the Books.  Students worked in teams of 2, 3 or 4 to answer questions on each book against other teams in the style of Family Feud. Students read the books more deeply so that they retain information about plot, character, theme, setting, and other elements to be able to answer the questions.  The students participated in the River Crest Battle and the winning team advanced to compete in the Hudson Battle and competed against 218 teams from around the state of Wisconsin.

The team of Ella Adams, Claire Hoier, Carly Meyer, Finley Murphy & Maya O’Keefe tied for 19th place in the state.  The River Crest Champs are all part of Mrs. Larson’s 4th Grade class. Some of the books that were read this year included Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins, Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

Hudson Prairie Math Masters Compete

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

On March 26, 2019, 9 students from Hudson Prairie competed in the annual Math Master’s competition facing off against students from Willow River, EP Rock and Hillside Elementary.  Students took individual fact drill & order of operation and problem solving test as well as worked as part of their respective teams during the team test. Each test was graded and awards were given for the 1st three places.  Also, the top 5 students from each school will go on to compete at the Regional meet in Hammond for the Regional Meet at the end of April.

Hudson Prairie students placed in the following:  

  • Fact Drill and Order of Operations
    • 4th place: Joseph Heckman
  • Individual Test
    • 3rd Place: Jylian White
  • Team Test
    • 3rd Place: Norah Keech, Grant Slavsky, Cale Larson, Anthony Radke

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

EP Rock Welcomes New Classmates

Hudson Schools Welcome Graphic

On Thursday, April 4th, the School District provided school tours for the children who will be attending a different school in 2019-2020 due to recent elementary attendance boundary changes. EP Rock students wanted to help their new classmates feel welcome and share the best things about their school –  so they created the video below:

River Crest Wins Area Spelling Test Competition

River Crest Elementary is the proud winner of the Agave Kitchen Spelling Test Contest! River Crest also won the classroom competition with Mrs. Gornick’s class taking the 1st place award.

Students from Hudson and neighboring school districts brought their perfect (100%) spelling tests into the restaurant on Wednesdays for a free kid’s meal. The school with the most tests turned in would receive $500 and the classroom with the most would receive $100. Yay to River Crest for winning both this year! (North Hudson was a close 2nd, finishing just 20 points behind).