Congratulations Ms. Murphy AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

Teacher Ms. Murphy standing at the microphone addressing the Board of Education.

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Katherine Murphy of Hudson High School in Hudson, Wisconsin as a 2017 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Ms. Murphy is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in the program in its second year.

Ms. Murphy teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography in Hudson, Wisconsin. As part of the award for being selected as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow, Ms. Murphy attended the AGS Fall Symposium November 16 and 17, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City. The Symposium provided Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.

Thank you for your work Ms. Murphy!

Gymnastics Score Season High

A group of 5 girl gymnasts pose with medals.

Hudson placed 4th out of 10 teams scoring a season high of 131.55 at the Chippewa Falls Snowflake invite on Saturday, December 9th. River Falls won the meet with a score of 138.875. Out of the ten varsity teams competing, Caroline Erickson took 3rd place all around with a score of 34.50. Amber Robey and Caroline Erickson both placed on the balance beam; Robey scored a 9.025 placing 3rd, and Erickson scored an 8.925 placing 4th. The JV team also competed on Saturday, taking 1st place overall with a score of 123.20.

The JV girls gymnastics team poses after their 1st place finish.

High School Students Visit German Immersion School

A high school female sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

Hudson High School students visited the Twin Cities German Immersion School. Hudson students were responsible for preparing and reading German fairytales with the immersion school’s 2nd grade students. Additionally, they worked with first graders on writing and read to Kindergarten. There was also time to work on some art and game playing. The elementary students rated their experience as a 5 out of 5!

A group of 40 high school students pose in the entry of the Twin Cities German Immersion School.

A high school female reads at a table with six elementary students.

A high school female sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

A high school male sits on the floor reading to a group of elementary students.

Two male high school students sit at a table with six elementary students reading.

Nice job representing Hudson High School!

Health Care Discovery Day

Physical therapy staff demonstrate exercises with several groups of students.

Hudson High School students participated in a Health Care Discovery Day at Catalyst Sports Medicine. Students met with sports medicine staff to learn and experience about the functions of each job.

Physical therapist demonstrates MedX Cervical and Lumbar devices.

Physical Therapy Assistant, Brenda Randleman, demonstrates the MedX Cervical and Lumbar devices used for neck and back pain rehabilitation.

Athletic trainer speaks to a group of high school students about fitness testing equipment.

Athletic Trainer, Mike Renfro, explains how he utilizes technology for Industrial Medicine services.

Athletic trainer works with a group of students on exercises on the indoor turf.

Strength Coach, Derek Nieland, shows students several strength and conditioning exercises.

Athletic trainer demonstrates some of the strengthening equipment.


Girls Tennis – Div 1 Second Team All-State Honors

Two high school girls pose with their certificate recognizing them as all-state honors in tennis.

Congratulations to Anna Wilgren and Taylor Owens who received Division 1 Second-Team All-State Honors for Tennis! We’re proud of your accomplishments!

Anna and Taylor were the team’s Senior Captains this year the Raider’s #1 Doubles Team. They were undefeated in the Big Rivers Conference play with a record of 6-0. They finished the season 25-3 overall in match play, winning 70% of all games played, 85% of their sets played and a staggering 89% of their matches played against the best doubles teams in the Big Rivers Conference and from around the state. In addition to winning the Big Rivers Conference title of #1 Doubles, they also advanced from sub-sectionals to sectional play where they also defeated the three best teams in the section to win the Sectional Championship. The pair were awarded the #15 seed in the WIAA State Tournament out of 64 competitors playing for the state title in Madison. Anna and Taylor defeated a team from Stevens Point in the first round, and then a doubles team from Cedarburg. They ended their season with a hard-fought match against the #2 seed, a highly decorated team from Homestead.

Hudson Varsity Head Coach, John Knutson had this to say about Anna and Taylor, “What these two have accomplished this year is incredible and memorable. Undefeated in conference play, Big Rivers Conference Champions, Sectional Champions and now being acknowledged as All-State competitors is just a fitting end to their senior season of tennis. They’re both exceptional tennis players; fiercely competitive and unbelievably determined. Along with our whole team, I was so proud of how they represented our team and our community of Hudson wherever they went and with whoever they played. They most certainly led our team by example. Our Raider tennis team will certainly miss Anna and Taylor, and we applaud them for being recognized with 2nd Team All-State Honors!”

Hudson High School Home for the Holidays

Image of two pine trees in the snow.

Hudson High School Choirs present:

  • 2017 Home for the Holidays: As the Dark Awaits the Dawn
  • Sunday, December 10th, performances at 5:00 PM (this performance is sold out) & 7:30 PM
  • Monday, December 11th, performances at 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Performances will be at St. Patrick’s Church (1500 Vine Street, Hudson)
  • Click on this link to access the public Home for the Holiday ticket order form.
    • Tickets: $12.00 for Adults; $7.00 for Students
    • Box Office opens December 1st – Monday thru Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM
    • For ticket information call: 715.377.3808

Fall Athletes Present to the Board of Education

Four high school girls present to the Board of Education.

Hudson High School athletes presented the results of their fall season to the Board of Education. Above representatives from the Girls Swim and Dive team presented. Below, members of the Cross Country team addressed the Board of Education.

A group of high school boys and girls present to the Board of Education.

Click here to read the Fall Athletics Newsletter.

Congratulations to the Hudson athletes for earning this year’s WIAA Award of Excellence! The award recognizes WIAA member schools for their efforts and achievement in the area of sportsmanship, ethics, leadership and character.  We are one of fifteen schools that were presented this award out of 512 schools. Athletic Director Steph DeVos said, “We are doing a lot of great things and it is nice to be recognized by the state. Congratulations to all of you!” 

Congratulations State Honors Musicians!

A group of middle school stand at a microphone before the Board of Education.

Congratulations to Hudson’s Middle and High School State Honors musicians. Thank you for sharing with the Board of Education.

High School Honors (includes grades 10-12)

  • Isaiah Baumgartner  – Mixed Choir
  • Mackenzie Farrell – Band
  • Karsyn Garber – Mixed Choir
  • Jennifer Holter – Treble Choir
  • August Krueger – Band
  • Connor Renn – Band
  • Rebecca Tank – Band
  • Daniel Volk – Mixed Choir

Middle Level Honors (includes present grades 7-9)

  • Maggie Brown – Choir
  • Erin Farrell – Band
  • Brenna Forster – Choir
  • Emma Hatch – Choir   
  • Ben Heckmann – Choir
  • Claire Hockman – Choir
  • Sarah Kleiber – Band
  • Emily Kleiber – Orchestra
  • Nick McCarthy – Band
  • Emma McGrath – Band
  • Gwen Peterson – Choir
  • Peyton Poling – Choir
  • Rhiannon Ullom – Band
  • Molly Weber – Choir
  • Adrienne Weaver – Orchestra
  • Sam Wyland – Band

Hudson High School Recognized as AP Pacesetter School

A view of a high school classroom with student attention directed at the front of the class.

Congratulations to Hudson High School for being recognized by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council as a Pacesetter school in Advanced Placement. Based on the criteria below, Hudson High School received a Level 1.

  • Level 1: Percent of students taking AP exams is greater than 30% of the school’s population and the percent of students with scores of 3 or above is greater than 70%.
  • Level 2: Percent of students taking AP exams is greater than 20% of the school’s population and the percent of students with scores of 3 or above is greater than 65%.
  • Level 3: Percent of students taking AP exams is greater than 10% of the school’s population and the percent of students with scores of 3 or above is greater than 60%.

This recognition underscores the efforts of Hudson High School to provide access to AP courses and high quality instruction. The chart below shows the number of schools out of a total 424 public schools who earned recognition at each level.

2016 Pacesetter Results (*2015 AP data) 2015 Pacesetter Results (*2014 AP data)         2014 Pacesetter Results (*2013 AP data)
Level 1 schools               16 Level 1 schools             12 Level 1 schools               7
Level 2 schools               32 Level 2 schools              36 Level 2 schools              36
Level 3 schools               92 Level 3 schools              85 Level 3 schools              89