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


Raidaires Have Fantastic Showing at State Dance Competition

Hudson Raidaires dance team poses with 2nd place trophy at WACPC State Dance Competition.

This Saturday the Raidaires Dance Team competed at the WACPC State Dance Competition in La Crosse, where they placed second in Division 1 Jazz and third in Division 1 Hip Hop. Two members of the team were also named to the All-State team for their solo performances; Senior Captains Chloe Hoff and Ashton Randolph. The team is coached by Kristin Van Den Broeke, Monica Servi and Kim Hoff.

Pictured in awards photo: L-R
Back row: Ashton Randolph, Sophia Huber, Olivia Huseby, Julia Bartels, Natalia Rulli, Avery Solheid, Ella Blomker, manager Luke Koebler, Anna Nelson, Kassie Ehrman, manager Owen Getschel. Row 2: Sophi Johnson, Elliana Hurtgen, Maddie Congdon, Chloe Hoff, Hunter Sivek, Madi Dulon, Kylie Schmidt, Elle Fallon, Macey Hofer, Brooke Jackson, Natalia Gamboa. Bottom: manager Maria Annen, Gabby Maack, Hailey Burgraff, Livi Tennant, Mikaela Bolopue, Emily Waldschmidt, Hailey Wilson, Jordan Thill and Lexie Sherman.

Congratulations Raidaires!

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.



Gymnastics Wins Again at Henry-Sibley Warrior Invite

Hudson High School Gymnastics won another meet this Saturday at Henry-Sibley High School. They took first place out of seven teams at the Warrior Invite. The team scored a season high of 140.25.
Freshman, Ava Jensen lead the team on Saturday taking first in the all-around competition with a 36.0. She also took first on vault with a 9.4, second on balance beam with a 9.25 and fourth place on floor with a 8.95. Caroline Erickson had a first place finish on the floor exercise with a 9.2. She also placed third on vault with a 9.05, third on bars with a 8.75 and third in the all-around with a score of 35.0. Amber Robey took third place on the beam with a 9.15. Ava Wilbur took third on floor with a 9.0. Paige Hillman had a season high on her bar routine taking first place in the event and scoring a 9.55. Our next meet is this Tuesday, January 22nd at Rice Lake High School. Way to go Raiders Gymnastics!

High School & Middle School Orchestras Join Mark Wood for Electrify Your Strings Concert

High School and Middle School orchestra students performing on stage with Mark Wood for Electrify Your Strings concert.

Electrify Your Strings is a music education program created by electric violinist and recording artist Mark Wood. Wood came to Hudson High School for an intensive and energizing 2 day visit with the Middle and High School orchestras, that culminated in an exciting rock orchestra concert. The joint orchestras gave an exhilarating performance that included classic rock arrangements and Wood’s own compositions.

Hudson Hosts Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition

Hudson Varsity Raidaires team photo at Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition at Hudson High School.

On Saturday, Hudson High hosted the 25th annual Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition, where schools from three different athletic conferences – Big Rivers, Dunn-St. Croix and Middle Border – competed for the title of Conference Champions.

The Varsity Raidaires held on to their title of Big Rivers Conference Champs, with their award-winning performances in Jazz and Hip Hop. Back Row: Brooke J., Jordan T., Maddie C., Anna N., Mikaela B., Kassie E., Avery S., Julia B., Macey H., Elianna H., Gabby M., Hunter S., Natalia G., Olivia H., Sophia H., Ashton R. (captain). Row 2: Manager Maria A., Emily W., Natalia R., Lexie S., Elle F., Kylie S., Alivia T.(captain), Ella B., Sophi J., Hailey B., Madi D., Manager Owen G. Front: Hailey W. (captain) and Chloe H. (captain).

The Varsity Raidaires will head to the Western Regionals on January 26 in Wausau to compete for Regional Champion and qualify for the State Dance Competition, Feb. 2.  The Varsity team is coached by Kim Hoff, Monica Servi and Kristin Van Den Broeke.

Hudson Varsity Raidaires solo ensemble division medal winners at Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition at HHS gym.

In the solo and ensemble division, soloist Chloe H. and Hailey B. were named First-Team All-Conference for Big Rivers, with Hailey B. placing third overall, and Chloe H. placing first.  In the ensemble division, several Hudson duets took home Second-Team All-Conference honors, as well as placing in the top three including: Alivia T. and Ella B. (1st), Brooke J. and Lexie S. (2nd), Elle F. and Kassie E. (3rd) and Mikaela B. and Emily W. (4th).

Hudson JV Raidaires pose with championship trophy at Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition at HHS gym.

For the JV division the Hudson JV team came away victorious and was awarded JV Conference Champions for their performances in Pom and Jazz.  Next up, the JV Team travels to DC Everest High School to compete at JAM Saturday to retain their JV State Champions title. The JV team is coached by Carynn Arend and Ashley Herink.