EP Rock’s Marvelous Mentors

A group of students and adults enjoying muffins at a table.

On Wednesday, May 22nd the E.P. Rock Stand By Me Mentor Program held its 21st annual Mentors and Muffins event with over 120 people in attendance.  This year 48 students were fortunate enough to have a mentor!  The program was started 21 years ago by a group of teachers and has been going strong ever since.  If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful program or would like more information, please contact Holly Quinn-Marrs, Stand-By-Me Mentor Coordinator at quinnha@hudsonraiders.org. A student and his mentor smile for the camera. A group of students and adults enjoying muffins at a table.

Students are lined up for muffins. A group of students and adults enjoying muffins at a table. A group of students and adults enjoying muffins at a table. A group of students and adults enjoying muffins at a table.

A student and her mentor smile for the camera. A student and his mentor smile for the camera.

A student and her mentor are reading a book. A student and his mentor are playing a board game. A student and his mentor are working on the computer.

A student and his mentor are playing with Legos. A student and his mentor are eating lunch together.

Two mentors and their two students standing together. A student and his mentor smile for the camera.

A student and her mentor smile for the camera. A student and his mentor are playing chess. A student and his mentor are playing a board game.

A student and his mentor smile for the camera. A student and his mentor smile for the camera.

A student and his mentor smile for the camera. A student and his mentor smile for the camera. A student and her mentor playing UNO. A student stands with his mentor.

Celebrating our Staff

A large group of Kindergarten students stand with their teacher outside giving a "thumbs up"

This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Each our schools, with the support of our Parent Groups, have been celebrating the amazing contributions our staff make to student learning each day!


A group of students making heart shapes with their hands for their teacher.

Students at River Crest Elementary School are sharing their enthusiasm for their teachers!

North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon. North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon.

North Hudson staff were treated to a luncheon provided by their Parent Group.

Houlton custodian smiling for the camera. Teacher getting a hug from student. A group of students standing while playing their violins. Two staff members stand for a picture. Two staff smiling with their coffee.A group of students rehearsing their school concert. A group of students seated with their teacher with thumbs up.

Our Houlton Staff are full of smiles! What a great group of people serving our kids!

Rock 5th graders help with Special Olympics

A group of 5th graders pose in the Special Olympics track helper t-shirts.

EP Rock 5th grade student helpers have joined Special Olympics track training. The group of 5th graders help to support track practice on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 PM. Rock students join training in a variety of events like softball throw, running long jump, shot put, javelin, 100 meter and 200 meter dash and relays.  The group consists of 21 athletes, 10 student volunteers, 4 teacher volunteers and 6 coaches.

A group of students and coaches working out in the gym.

Staff Banquet – A Night to Say Thank You!

The School District held its Annual Staff Banquet to recognize retirees and years of service. It was an evening of fond stories and genuine thanks for the dedication and passion each honoree has brought to the Hudson learning community. We are Raider Proud! Thank you!

The group of retirees honored at the Staff Recognition banquet.

Retirees include: Diane Claycomb (30 years), Lucindy DePratter (6 years), Brenda Foust (25 years), Karen Halvorson (31 years), Amy Hamborg (15 years), David Hammond (19 years), Kathy Heth (26 years), Jonathan Hilding (28 years), Brian Huser (27 years), Deborah Larson (15 years), Wendy Langer (15 years), Sandra Long (7 years), Susan Randall (22 years), Rita Robey (22 years), Linda Schwertel (19 years), Patricia Steely (35 years), Michael Stoskopf (30 years), Therese Swinney (20 years), Mary Wicker (26 years)

Patricia Steely and Art Forester banquet honorees.

Thirty-five Years of Service: Patricia Steely – Forty-five Years of Service: Art Forester

Thirty years of service staff honorees

Thirty Years of Service: Diane Claycomb, Mary Glasbrenner, Elizabeth Hovland, Steven Sollom, Michael Stoskopf, Michael Yell

Twenty-five Years of Service: Brenda Foust, Stephanie Heerdt, Julie Johnson, Amy Petermeier, Brian Petermeier, Timothy Scharfenberg, William Schaub

Twenty years of service honorees.

Twenty Years of Service: Laurel Anfinson, Yvette Alesso, Heidi Aschenbrenner, Lisa Bartlein, Elizabeth Bevers, Cynthia Brinsko, Margaret Derrick, Jaime Fall, Kathleen Hanner, Jennifer Heier, Jamison Holum, Gail Jung, Mark Klanderman, Kevin Knoke, Terri Lammo, Linda Morning, Daniel Murray, Laurel Nelson-Lundell, Lisa Plackner, Mark Rivard, Maija Stubbendick, Therese Swinney, Sean Thompson, Kristen Ziebol

Fifteen year honorees

Fifteen Years of Service: Sonja Baumgartner, Kathleen Bartch, Nichole Benson, Barbara Cook, Jodi Dalluhn, Patrice Denning, Christina Dobberstein, Patricia Donahue, Kristie Faust, Michael Griffith, Joy Hage, Amy Hamborg, Kari Heisler, Ryan Jamieson, Brian Johnson, Laura Johnson, Lisa Kein, Alleyne Knudson, Wendy Langer, Deborah Larson, Kara Lindstrom, Timothy Olson

10 years of service honorees.

Ten Years of Service: Julie Andracek, Cory Eller, Lori Head, Melissa Hines, Annette Kelley, Paul Krasin, Maren Luedtke, Kristen Mathison, Kristin Runk, Deanne Swanson, Jennifer Toll, David Tostrud, Jodi Youngman.

Board of Education members handed out recognition awards to each of the honoree groups. Short speeches were given by the administrators who worked with each of the retirees.


Board Members Take Oath of Office

Board members, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson, signing their oath of office while member Logelin looks on.

Board members, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson, took the oath of office at the April 22nd Board of Education work session. Both were recently re-elected and will serve for another three years.  Thank you to both gentlemen for their service to our Hudson students, staff, and community.

Board members Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson

Thank You School Age Care Staff!

A group of children gathered at a table in the library.

It is National School Age Care Recognition Week, take a moment and say thanks to this great group of people who welcome children to school every morning and keep them engaged in the afternoon! The Hudson School District appreciates the time and attention you give to children everyday!

School age care staff dressed in M&M t-shirts. School age care staff building Thor hammers.

A group of children are gathered at the table mixing items in a bowl. EP Rock school age care staff pose for the picture.

Student jumping rope. School Age Care staff pose with a giant Thanksgiving Turkey.

A group of children dressed as super heros posing



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:



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:

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