Raider Tennis Wins Big Rivers Conference Home Opener

In what has become a trend for this year’s Raiders, Hudson swept the singles matches in dominating fashion going 4-0. The doubles, while contested with two of the three matches going to third sets to determine the winners, all went the way of the Mustangs from Menomonie as they swept the doubles.  Luckily for the Raiders, the final tally was 4-3 with the Hudson Raiders edging out the Menomonie Mustangs.  The four wins in singles for the Raiders went as follows:  Senior Captain Tyler Grosz at #1 won easily in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.  His younger brother, Sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz, won at #2 singles by the same straight set win score.  At #3 Singles, Senior Captain Luke Johnson gave up one game in his two set victory winning 6-0, 6-1.  And with what turned out to be the game winning match putting Hudson on top with the fourth win was Junior Kade Nickerson who won a closer match in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.

With the win, the Raiders are now 1-0 in the Big Rivers Conference and 8-3 overall.  Next up for the Raider netters will be a rescheduled match in Eau Claire on Tuesday, April 23 vs. the Old Abes.

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:

 

 

Top Raider Tennis Players Undefeated in Madison Tennis Tournament

Hudson High School boys tennis team in front of the Nielsen Center at the Madison tennis tournament

After only four days of tennis practice, of which three comprised tryouts for team selections this season, the Hudson Raider tennis team is off and running for 2019 in a Madison Tournament.  Because of the Raiders terrific season a year ago, where all 10 players on the varsity team moved on from Sub-sectional to Sectional play, the Raiders were invited to two elite invitational tournaments, the first of which was this first weekend of the new season in Madison for the I-94 Challenge Tournament.  Four teams from West Central Wisconsin were invited, including Hudson, Eau Claire Memorial, Madison Memorial and Madison West.  Those four schools faced four of the best teams from the Milwaukee area, including Marquette, Nicolet, Homestead and Brookfield Central.

Two shining spots for the Raiders were at the top with senior Captain, Tyler Grosz, at #1 Singles, along with his younger brother, sophomore Jacob Grosz both going undefeated at 4-0 each over the two days.  Knutson said of the Grosz brothers, “These guys exemplify the axiom that ‘you get out of it, what you put into it’.  Ty and Jacob both work year round on fitness and tennis with lessons, and numerous USTA tournament opportunities outside the High School season.  As good as they both were last year, they have both made tremendous gains in their play and abilities and it showed this weekend.”

Other bright spots for Hudson in their first action of the season came from Kade Nickerson, who at the #4 Singles spot won 3 of his 4 matches. And Luke Johnson went 2-2 for Hudson playing in one doubles match and three singles matches in the #3 position for the Raiders.

HHS Presents “The Nerd”

The Hudson High School presents, “The Nerd,” opening Thursday April 4th. This double-cast show includes the following Hudson High School actors:

Character“Blue” Cast

April 4, 7, 12,  & 13

“White”

April 5, 6, 11, & 14

WillumRazik SaifullahChase Kloster
TanseySydney RossiniMorgan Peters
RickDaniel VolkBen Gagliardi
AxelRex WengerGreg Romberg
WaldgraveJack WalterJacob Weber
CleliaSophia HawkRebecca Tank
ThorHannah BurnsEvgenia Roth

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence.

Performances: 

  • Thursdays, April 4 & 11 at 7:00 PM
  • Fridays, April 5 & 12 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays, April 6 & 13 at 7:00 PM
  • Sundays, April 7 & 14 at 2:00 PM

Tickets:

 

HHS Girls’ Hockey Team Members Visit Houlton

Four members of Hudson High School girls' hockey at Houlton Elementary.
Four seniors from the HHS girls hockey team visited their alma mater, Houlton Elementary, to share stories about their hard work and perseverance throughout this past hockey season.  They talked about not giving up, regardless of what activities the students are involved in. Pictured left to right: Dani Robson, Sydney Hendricks, Hana Hellmers and Kennedy Hendricks.

Lifeguard and WSI Training Offered Through Community Ed.

Child swimming underwater in a pool.

Hudson Community Education is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is being held March 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 10am – 6pm. You will learn the latest safety and rescue techniques, and learn to deliver critical care like CPR, first aid and AED administration. There is a pre-test for this course. Participants must be able to tread water for 2 minutes using legs only with their arms across their chest; swim 500 yards continuously using each of the following strokes for at least 100 yards: crawl, breaststroke, and side stroke; submerge to minimum depth of seven feet and retrieve a ten pound object and return it to the surface.  To become certified, participants must attend all days of instruction. You must be 15 before March 31st and must attend all days of instruction to receive your certification. Please register by Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

Through the American Red Cross WSI Training class you will earn a 2 year certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Participants must be able to swim 500 yards continuously using the front crawl and perform all Level IV strokes. To become certified, participants must attend all days of instruction and be 16 years old by April 14, 2019.  Class will be held Saturdays and Sundays, April 6, 7 and 14th, 9am – 6pm. Please register by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

 

Both of theses classes are posted on the Community Education page, found by clicking on the Community tab on the School District’s home page at hudsonraiders.org. You can also click on the FeePay shopping cart in the top left corner to access class registration and payment information. Checks and cash will still be accepted in the mail or in person at the Community Education Office, 1501 Vine Street (Hudson High School door #4). If you have questions or want more information, please call Michelle at 715.377.3722 or email saifullahmichelle@hudsonraiders.org.

 

Gymnastics Team Wins Sectional Championship

High School gymnastics team and coaches with their sectional award plaque.
The gymnastics team won the sectional championship Saturday. They took first place out of eight teams with a score of 139.475. Second place finish was Marshfield with a score of 136.40. The girls will stay undefeated all season going into the state competition this weekend in Wisconsin Rapids. The whole team will compete on Friday, March 1st in the team competition starting at 2:00 PM.

 

Individual competition will be on Saturday, March 2nd starting at 11:30 AM. Paige Hillman, Caroline Erickson and Ava Jensen will be competing on Saturday.

 

Sophomore, Paige Hillman was sectional champion on the balance beam with a score of 9.0. She placed third on floor with a 9.225, second place on bars with a 9.3 and second on vault with a 9.35. In the all around she finished second place with a 36.875. This makes her a qualifier for every event and the all around competition on Saturday at state.

 

Sophomore, Caroline Erickson was sectional champion on the floor exercise with a score of 9.475. She also qualified for state on the uneven bars placing fourth with an 8.45 and a fourth place finish in the all around with a total of 35.125.

 

Freshman, Ava Jensen qualified on vault placing fifth with a 9.05. Good luck at State!

 

Girls gymnastics team on awards podium with sectional trophy.

 

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 connections@hudsonraiders.org