Congratulations HMS Science Olympiad Teams

Two middle school boys work with a variety of tools during a Science Olympiad engineering competition.

A large group of middle school students pose for their Science Olympiad photo.

Two of the Middle School’s three Science Olympiad teams participated in the recent 11th Annual Boyceville Invitational. A total of 34 middle school teams representing Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa. This is the third year of the Middle School’s Science Olympiad program and the third time students have competed in the Boyceville Invitational.

The year, Hudson Middle School students earned 64 medals! This far surpasses the Middle School’s previous medal count of 22 earned in 2016 and 2 earned in 2017. Of the 64 medals earned, the Middle School received 12 gold medals!

To add to this amazing total of medals, the Hudson Blue Team was awarded the 2nd Place trophy in the division. In an unprecedented event, the Hudson White Team finished in 3rd Place in the division. No school has ever had two teams in the top three before in this competition.

Congratulations to the Hudson Middle School Science Olympiad Teams and their Coach, Mr. Anderson!

 

RAIDER OF THE MONTH

“RAIDER OF THE MONTH”

At Hudson Middle school we value such traits as Responsibility, Cooperation, Honesty, Compassion, Creativity, Service, Leadership and Academic Excellence. Academic excellence includes several learning habits. These habits are dispositions that empower creative and critical thinking in our students when they are faced with a problem that has no apparent solution.  Because we value these traits, we have decided to recognize our students who demonstrate these qualities.  Each month we highlight a specific trait and teachers identify students who routinely demonstrate that quality in their school work and in interactions with others.  Students from each grade level and each House are selected for recognition and, at a special breakfast with the Administration and teachers, are presented with a “Raider of the Month” certificate. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join their son / daughter for this celebration!  We are proud of the many positive things our Middle School students do and this is one way we can let them know it.

The theme for October is “Taking Responsible Risks”.

6th grade students holding raider of the month certificates

6TH GR. “RAIDER OF THE MONTH”

7th grade students holding raider of the month certificates

7TH GR. “RAIDER OF THE MONTH”

8th grade students holding raider of the month certificates

8TH GR. “RAIDER OF THE MONTH”

 

The theme for September is “Striving for Accuracy”.

6th, 7th, 8th Grade students holding their raider of the month certificates

6TH, 7TH, 8TH GR. “RAIDER OF THE MONTH”

 

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

High School Addition and Auditorium

Red steel structure of the new high school addition.

The High School addition is taking shape as the second floor is placed and the forum/media center steel structure is completed.

Steel structure for the high school rotunda.

Classroom addition steel structure and second floor deck.

A view under the deck of the new classroom structure.

The old temporary hallway has been removed and replaced with a larger hallway that will eventually open into the forum area. You see the auditorium entrance on the left in this image.

A view of the temporary hallway and auditorium entrance.

In the auditorium, work has been completed on the support systems above the ceiling of the “house.” New acoustical ceiling panels and lighting have been hung. Work is progressing on the new wood panel walls as well as cutting through the concrete floor for electrical prior to the installation of seating.

A view of the auditorium ceiling with acoustical panels.

A view of the auditorium ceiling with acoustical panels.

A view of the auditorium ceiling with acoustical panels.

A view of the stage proscenium.

The front of the stage is being redesigned with a curved apron.

Close up image of the extended apron on the auditorium stage.

6th Grade Minnesota Zoo ZooMS Exhibit Redesign Field Trip

students working on zoo project

Students from Hudson Middle School are participating in the Minnesota Zoo ZooMS Exhibit Redesign. The students are working through the engineering process of design and redesign to create a new exhibit for the Amur Tigers. They recently participated in a class at the zoo where they learned more about the tigers and participated in a mock exhibit redesign to help guide them on their projects.

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Influenza Season is Here

Blue and green microscopic image of influenza virus.

The start of this year’s influenza season appears to be earlier than in past years. Flu seasons are unpredictable when it comes to determining when the season will start, the severity, and the actual type of influenza virus. The following is a guide for families based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4 main ways you and your family may keep from getting sick with the flu at school and at home:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow; not into your hands.
  • Stay home if you or your child is sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Get your family vaccinated for influenza. Flu shots are still available.

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Symptoms of flu may include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever. People with the flu may infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5-7 days or while they still have symptoms.

What should you do if your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms?

  • Let your child’s school know if he/she is home sick due to flu-like symptoms.
  • Students with flu-like symptoms should stay home for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever (temperature of 100° or higher) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Children may continue to be sick for 5 or more days.
  • Monitor the health of other school-aged children for fever and other symptoms of the flu.
  • Consult your health care provider if you have additional questions or concerns. Antiviral medications can treat flu illness. These medications are prescribed by a doctor and work best when started during the first 2 days of illness.
  • If your child seems very sick call your health care provider right away. Warning or emergency signs include: fast breathing or trouble breathing, bluish or gray skin color, not drinking enough fluids, severe or persistent vomiting, not waking up or not interacting, being so irritable that the child does not want to be held, flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and/or cough, has other health conditions (like heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma).

Additional information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Please watch for any signs and symptoms listed above and notify your child’s school health office in the event of a confirmed case of influenza.