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: www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/ 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The image above shows the addition looking south from the new main corridor and locker bay.
This image is a view west to east of the new main corridor.
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.
The new choir room above will be significantly larger than the old space.
The cement flooring has been poured in the administrative offices.
In a recent visit to Concordia Language Village – Waldsee, Hudson High School students were transported to a small German village. Every detail from the Bahnhof (train station) to the Gasthof (dining hall) immerses students in German life and culture for the weekend.