Hudson 3rd Graders Visit Orchestra Hall

Hudson 3rd grades at Orchestra Hall.

Hudson School District 3rd graders had the opportunity to visit Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis as part of their orchestra unit in music. The performance of Carnival of the Animals was part of the Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts series.

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

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

 

Orchestra Announces Sting Ray Violin Winner

Congratulations to River Crest 3rd grader, Maddie M., on winning an autographed Mark Wood Sting Ray Violin at the recent Orchestra Electrify Your Strings Concert. Maddie won the violin by correctly guessing the number of tuning pegs in a jar. The correct number was 116. Three other people guessed correctly and Maddie’s name was then randomly drawn from a box containing the names of all of the correct answers.

The Hudson Orchestra Program would like to thank Mark Wood and Coda Bows for their donation of the violin. This made an already spectacular concert even more special. The Hudson Orchestra Program was able to raise over $1,000 for scholarships and future guest artist experiences.

 

 

2019-2020 Kindergarten & 4K Registration

A group of kindergarten students pose with their 100 days hats.

Kindergarten Registration

  • Begins online or in-person Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (1400 Carmichael Road)

Families with children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019 are encouraged to register their child.


Hudson Community 4K Registration

  • In-person Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (1400 Carmichael Road

Families with children who will be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2019 may register. If you are planning to enroll in a community partner program, you must complete their registration process in addition to the Hudson School District’s registration.

Hudson School District 4K provides morning and afternoon programs. Hudson School Age Care is available in the mornings before school starts and in the afternoon at the end of the school day. Information about Hudson School Age Care is available by clicking here.

Click here to learn more about Hudson’s Community 4K Program.


Questions?

Please call one of our elementary schools if you have additional questions.

  • EP Rock – 715.377.3840
  • Houlton – 715.377.3850
  • Hudson Prairie – 715.377.3860
  • North Hudson – 715.377.3870
  • River Crest – 715.377.3890
  • Willow River – 715.377.3880

Hudson High School Open House – January 7, 2019

The front entrance of the high school with flags centered.

Hudson High School is holding an Open House on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

A view of the High School STEM commons classroom space.

A view of the High School locker bay from the second floor.

Aerial view of the high school building, stadium and parking lot.

The high school forum during lunch hour.

Students working in the High School art classroom.

The Hudson High School construction project is complete and we inviting the public in to tour. Board of Education members and staff will be available throughout the building to answer questions.

Statistical Information Then & Now

  • 1975 HHS Building Area = 115,530 sq. ft. – 2018 HHS Building Area = 425,000 sq. ft.
  • 1975 HHS Student Population = 850 – 2018 HHS Student Population = 1,800
  • 1975 HHS Employees = 57 – 2018 HHS Employees = 216

 

 

E.P. Rock Peer Helper Program Empowers Students

A peer help and student pair sitting together in the hallway at E.P. Rock.

At E.P. Rock, students contribute to the school community in a thoughtful and meaningful way. For the past several years, fourth and fifth grade peer helpers have assisted younger students daily with academic and social skills, while increasing school engagement.  Since starting the program informally with just a few students in 2015, participation has grown, with 42 students helping in 2017-18, and already 38 paired up with younger students this school year. That was approximately 900 volunteer hours last year alone.

Teachers nominate responsible fourth and fifth graders to become peer helpers, while kindergarten, first and second-grade teachers make requests for individual student needs or general classroom assistance. Peer helpers are paired with these students or classrooms and generally volunteer daily for 10-15 minutes. They may read books with students, practice flash cards, read social stories that encourage positive behaviors, or play games in more of a mentor role.

Fifth grade peer helper Jace Buchholz said, “I think it makes Kerry really happy when I come, and that makes me happy that I’m helping out.” The program works for everyone involved – both the peer mentors, and the students needing support, benefit from the substantial contributions made to the school climate – an empowering combination!

   

 

EP Rock Completes Media Center Mural

Student designed mural above the media center entry.
EP Rock was excited to unveil their Media Center mural created by local artist Liz Malanaphy with students. Ms. Malanaphy is a Reading and Math assistant at the school. Last spring she worked with every EP Rock student to design and create the mural. Some classes contributed individual art pieces, others help paint the back ground, and every student helped to make it possible. The mural was funded through an Education Foundation of Hudson Star Grant.

Willow River Open House – 100 Years of Education

Willow River Open House brochure cover with old and new school.

Willow River Elementary School invites you to their 100 Years of Education Open House on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Willow River Parent Group will be hosting an ice cream social from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The school will also be open for self-guided tours with volunteers placed throughout the building sharing stories of our history.

Hudson High School Dedication & Open House

Main entrance of High School with flags in the foreground.

Hudson High School invites you to their Dedication & Open House on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00- 8:00 PM

Dedication Open House program featuring the HS faculty.

HHS Open House Facts

Statistical Information Then & Now

  • 1975 building area: 115,530 sq. ft.
    • 2018 building area: 425,000 sq. ft.
  • 1975 student population: 850
    • 2018 student population: 1,800
  • 1975 High School employees: 57
    • 2018 High School employees: 216

Bond Question 1: Transforming and Reinvesting in Hudson High School for Our Next Generation of Learners.

  • Design classrooms that are flexible and adaptable to changing instructional and curricular needs.
  • Increase and improve special education learning spaces.
  • Create space to support the High School’s growing academy programs.
  • Improve building function, including safe and efficient movement of students.
  • $74,300,000

Bond Question 3: Transforming Our Performing Arts, Physical Education, and Outdoor Athletics Venues to Enhance Opportunities for Student and Community Use.

  • Expand student and community athletic opportunities with new multi-purpose stadium.
  • Enhance student and audience performance experience with auditorium renovations.
  • $8,200,000