Middle School January Raider of the Month Breakfast

Middle school students with the Raider of the Month certificates.
Hudson Middle School hosted an award breakfast for January’s Raider of the Month honorees. January’s theme was Caring –  displaying kindness and concern for others. Each grade level house, Tech. Ed., Spanish and PE nominated two students to be honored with the award. The Middle School hosts this special breakfast on the third Friday of each month to acknowledge students who show outstanding qualities that embody the monthly theme. Great job Raiders!
  Hudson Middle School Raiders of the Month students pose with their certificates.
Hudson Middle School Raiders of the Month students pose with their certificates.  Hudson Middle School Raiders of the Month students pose with their certificates.

Hudson Prairie Fifth Graders Raise Funds for Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue

Hudson Prairie students with their Kiwanis Club mentors.
Hudson Prairie Elementary fifth graders Hunter Magnus and Luke Jannusch participated in Hudson Heroes, a program supported by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson.

Their project was to carry out a fund-raising campaign  for Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue. They were able to raise $300 in cash and gift cards, as well as collect various items which the organization will use to rescue and foster dogs.  These dogs are later put up for adoption. The boys were mentored by Paul and Bette Vandersteen of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson.

In the photo from left to right are Bette Vandersteen, Luke Jannusch, Alison Thompson of Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, Hunter Magnus and Paul Vandersteen.

WSCA Announces Program of Promise Award Winners

School counselors posing with their WSCA Program of Progress awards.

This year, ten school counseling programs met or exceeded the requirements for the Program of Promise award and received awards at the annual Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) conference in Madison, WI on February 7, 2019.

The Program of Promise award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from WSCA. School counselors submit a Wisconsin School Counseling Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR) highlighting their data driven program, student results in the career, academic, and social emotional domains, and school climate and safety. The peer reviewed WSCPAR must meet and exceed stringent content standards for award consideration.  WSCPAR’s are reviewed once per year by a panel of school counseling professionals with the next submission deadline being October 15, 2019.

“Completing and submitting a WSCPAR to WSCA shows a commitment to advancing, creating, and maintaining a comprehensive and data driven school counseling program,” said Stacey Miller, WSCPAR Coordinator. “Meeting and exceeding the standards for the Program of Promise award grants recognition in front of your colleagues.”

Program of Promise award winning schools include:

Burlington High School – Burlington Area School District

E.P. Rock Elementary School – Hudson School District

Hoover Elementary School – Neenah Joint School District

Hudson Prairie Elementary School – Hudson School District

Kettle Moraine High School – Kettle Moraine School District

Eisenhower Middle & High School – School District of New Berlin

Olga Brener Intermediate School – School District of Sheboygan

School District of Sheboygan Falls Elementary & Middle School

Willow River Elementary School – Hudson School District

Wilson Elementary School – Neenah Joint School District

The Wisconsin School Counselor Association exists to meet the needs of professional school counselors. WSCA’s membership is comprised of elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary school counselors, both practicing and retired. Focused on providing quality professional development opportunities, supporting comprehensive school counseling programs, and giving one voice to professional school counselors, WSCA is dedicated to empowering school counselors throughout the state.

Hudson School District award winners include: Kelly Curtis, School Counselor at E.P. Rock; Aria Krieser, School Counselor at Hudson Prairie; Sarah Flier, School Counselor at Willow River

Hudson Gymnastics Wins First BRC Championship Since 2007

HHS gymnastics team sitting in a row on a balance beam at BRC meet.
The gymnastics team competed in the BRC Tournament this weekend. The girls scored a season high of 141.70 and took first place at the meet. They were undefeated in their dual BRC meets so also won the BRC Championship. This is the first time Hudson Gymnastics has won the BRC championship since 2007.

Paige Hillman was back and had a great meet. She was the BRC champion on bars, beam and the all around. She took first on bars with a 9.45, first on beam with a 9.35 and first in the all around with her season high of 37.275. Paige also placed second on vault with a 9.25 and fifth on floor with a 9.225.

Caroline Erickson was the BRC champion on floor with a first place score of 9.55. Also a season high for her. She took fourth place on vault with a 9.15 and took fourth in the all around with a 35.0.

Ava Jensen was the BRC champion on vault with a season high of 9.475. She also placed third on bars with an 8.3 and third in the all around with a 35.325.

Amber Robey took second place on beam scoring a 9.025 and eighth place on floor with a 9.05.

The girls go back to Chippewa Falls this weekend on Saturday, February 23rd for the sectional meet. They need to finish as a team in the top two to advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids. The meet starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday.

Hudson gymnastics team on the awards platform at the BRC Championship.

Inclement Weather Make Up Plan Begins Monday, Feb. 18

Students making a snow fort at E.P. Rock playground.

On Monday, February 11th, 2019, the Board of Education approved a plan for making up the lost minutes of instruction caused by inclement weather. The plan will begin Monday, February 18, 2019. The plan includes the following:

  • Students will be released from school 15 minutes later than their usual end time. Students who ride the bus can expect to arrive home 15 minutes later than their usual drop-off time. School start and end times are:
    • Hudson High School:  7:28 AM – 3:06 PM
    • Hudson Middle School: 7:42 AM – 3:12 PM
    • EP Rock Elementary School: 8:55 AM – 4:03 PM
    • Houlton Elementary School: 9:00 AM – 4:08 PM
    • Hudson Prairie Elementary School: 8:55 AM – 4:03 PM
    • North Hudson Elementary School: 8:55 AM – 4:03 PM
    • River Crest Elementary School: 9:00 AM – 4:08 PM
    • Willow River Elementary School: 8:55 AM – 4:03 PM
  • The following two (2) late starts and one (1) early release day will be changed to full days:
    • February 28 will be a full day of school.
    • April 11 will be a full day of school.
    • May 24 will be a full day of school.
  • The April 19th Non-School Day will be changed to a full day of school.
  • All High School Thursday morning late starts will be removed. Students will begin their day at 7:28 AM.

This plan provides students with an extra day in the event of an additional closure due to inclement weather. The last day of instruction will continue to be June 11, 2019.

If you have questions or comments, please contact connections@hudsonraiders.org

 

Champion’s 3rd Win Makes Hudson Spelling Bee History

Hudson Middle School student spelling bee participants. in a group photo.

24 students from Hudson Middle School participated in the annual Hudson Spelling Bee on February 5.  The students are (from left to right): 
Sixth graders in front row:  Piper Burke, Freya Fenstermacher, Beth Piehl, Ellie Bower, Mary Jane Jacobs, Brayden Kline, Sharv Jani
Seventh graders in second row: Gabby Delisi, Allie Dzioba, Logan Willems, Liam Getchel, Graham Close, Jimmy Quiney, Grace Jones, Kiera Strong
Eighth graders in back row: Shloke Jani, Channing Miller, Addyson Wolfe, Katie Moos, Xander Johnson, Ben Healy, Cooper Fallon, Lucas Kamke, Brandon Kost, Mary Jane Jacobs, Brayden Kline, Sharv Jani
Seventh graders in second row: Gabby Delisi, Allie Dzioba, Logan Willems, Liam Getchel, Graham Close, Jimmy Quiney, Grace Jones, Kiera Strong
Eighth graders in back row: Shloke Jani, Channing Miller, Addyson Wolfe, Katie Moos, Xander Johnson, Ben Healy, Cooper Fallon, Lucas Kamke, Brandon Kost

Hudson Middle School spelling bee winners posing with their trophies.

The 2019 Hudson Spelling Champion, eighth grader Shloke Jani (left), will compete next at the Southern Regional Spelling Bee on February 20 in Baldwin.  Jani correctly spelled Babylon and fascist to win in the 22nd round. This is Jani’s third consecutive year winning the Hudson Spelling Bee, the only student in Hudson history to advance to the Regional Spelling Bee three times. In both sixth and seventh grades, Jani won regionals and advanced to the Badger Spelling Bee in Madison.  Seventh grader Grace Jones (right) was the runner-up for the second year in a row.