Screenagers event poster shows a group of teenagers seated on the steps all viewing their cell phones.

Screenagers promo poster with two students standing back to back on their cell phones.

Orange and black Screen Agers logo

The producers of Screenagers provide the following Parent Guide for setting rules and discussing screen time with kids.

“Having weekly, short, calm conversations with your family about tech is so important. Tech Talk Tuesday (TTT), our weekly blog, offers you tools and tips for discussions. Families tell us it’s making a huge difference. Visit our website: to try one. It’s never too late to start a conversation about technology but often doing it in baby steps is more effective.” ~ Delaney Ruston, MD, filmmaker of Screenagers

4 Basic Rules to Consider

  • No screens in bedrooms when kids and teens go to sleep (for younger kids keep screens out completely). Fact: 75% of teens get inadequate sleep. The presence of devices disrupts sleep cycles.
  • Set time goals for studying without multitasking and then, also, take tech breaks. Fact: Multitasking is linked to less retention and poorer academic outcomes.
  • Eat family meals without devices. Fact: Face-to-face conversations improve mood and empathy.
  • Put phones and devices away in the car. Fact: More than half of kids report seeing their parents text while driving.
  • Go to to find ways to enforce rules.

3 Tips to Help Your Child Build Self-control

  • Science shows that positive rewards work better than punishment. For example, if you observe your child focused while doing his/her homework without a device, praise him/her.
  • Build times when tech is out of sight. Self-control is hard, so decrease temptations.
  • Use Tech Talk Tuesday to let your kids share with you about the reasons they like tech in their lives – the  more they feel understood, the more they’ll work with you on tech limits.


HHS Project Lead the Way Distinguished High School

Project Lead the Way teal button recognizing Hudson High School as a Distinguished School for 2017-2018.

Congratulations to Hudson High School on being named a Project Lead the Way Distinguished High School!

Hudson is one of 133 high schools across the United States to receive this honor. Thanks to all our staff who provide this exceptional program for students in engineering, computer science, and biomedical sciences.

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Hudson High School had to meet the following criteria:

  • Offer at least three PLTW courses;
  • Have 25 percent of the students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;
  • Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.

Gymnastics Team is Heading to State

Eight of the HHS gymnasts pose with their sectional meet plaque.

After placing 2nd at sectionals, Hudson’s Gymnastics team will compete as a team at State! The team will compete Friday, March 2 at 1:35 PM in WI Rapids. Individual team members will also compete on Saturday, starting at 10:45 AM in WI Rapids. Individual team competitors include: Taylor Owens, Paige Hillman, and Caroline Erickson.

Gymnastics Earns Season High Score

Eight HHS gymnasts stand on the podium following their 2nd place win at River Falls meet.

Congratulations to Hudson High School Gymnastic Team for achieving a season high score of 139.925 at Friday’s meet. The team finished second at the meet and second overall in Big Rivers Conference. Individual team highlights include:

  • Taylor Owens took second on vault with a 9.15 and Paige Hillman took third with a 9.10
  • Paige Hillman took second on bars with a 9.250
  • Amber Robey took sixth on beam with an 8.7
  • Caroline Erickson tied for fourth on floor with a 9.30
  • Paige Hillman took fourth all-around with a 35.60, Caroline Erickson took sixth with a 35.50, and Taylor Owens took ninth with a 34.775

National Honors Society Holds Blood Drive

Give blood save life red droplet and blood IV bag

Hudson High School National Honor Society students are holding a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 20th from 3:00-7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church (1500 Vine Street, Hudson, WI) in the lower level.

Students, school staff and the community are welcome to donate.

Register online at:  Donors must be 17 years of age. Students who are 16 years old may donate with completed parent permission form.

Questions may be directed to Lisa Kein, RN at 715.377.3805 or

Seeking Proposals for Strength & Conditioning Program

Stadium aerial view.

Hudson School District is Requesting Proposals for its strength and conditioning program.

Questions may be directed to: Aaron Moen at 715.377.3714; ext. 8097 or


High School Construction Update – January 2018

Exterior view of the installed windows of the addition.

As people drive by the High School campus, they can see the majority of the majority of the exterior walls of the addition are complete. Inside, drywall is being installed throughout the addition. Above is an image of the new addition with installed stone exterior and windows.

A view of the steel construction of the new main corridor.

The image above shows the addition looking south from the new main corridor and locker bay.

A view of the steel construction of the new main corridor.

This image is a view west to east of the new main corridor.

Construction view of the addition with drywall being completed.

Installation of the drywall in the addition progresses.

Renovations on existing portions of the building are focused on the Music Department’s spaces. Below is a video clip showing the band room wall being deconstructed to make way for new doors and windows.

Construction of the choir room with overhead structures covered in spray insulation.

The new choir room above will be significantly larger than the old space.

Cement floor in the admin level of the rotunda.

The cement flooring has been poured in the administrative offices.