Middle School Supply Kits On Sale Now

A jumbled mix of various school supplies.

Hudson Middle School 2018-2019 Supply Kits are on sale now until May 31st. Kits can be picked up at school on Picture Days – August 20 or August 27th.

The Write Stuff logo pencil

Ordering Instructions

  1. Visit www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/hudsonms
  2. Select the kit needed for the 2018-2019 school year
  3. Enter student information
  4. Follow prompts to check out!

Orders placed by May 31 will be shipped to school for FREE.

After May 31, kits will be shipped to your home or office. Standard shipping rates will apply. The last date to order before school starts is July 1, 2018.

Questions? Please contact your school parent coordinator: Renee Pruzek at rpruzek@hotmail.com

Phone orders are also accepted Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 800.871.8456

Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day

A large group of bike in the bike rack.
Middle School students were encouraged to bike or walk to school on May 10th as part of Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day. We had an estimated 100 walkers, bikers, and skaters travel from their homes to school. Another 200 students walked the track when they arrived at school! We had beautiful weather for the occasion and was a great way for kids to exercise early in the morning.
Kudos to our students who put in the extra time to exercise and thank you to the staff who helped support this special event.
Middle School student locks up her bike on the bike rack.
Students taking an early morning hike on the track, with the sun shining in the background.
Students walking on the track.
Four Middle School students pose next to the track.
Two Middle School Students are walking on the track.
Two of the staff members pose for a photo on the track.

East Gym Demo

An image of the new gym space looking at the old gym wall.

This week, the East Gym’s west wall was demolished. The video clip below shows the demo robot at work on the wall. Above you are looking at the wall prior to it’s removal from inside the new gym extension.

Below is the demo robot on the east side where the new fitness center will be.

The video clip below is on the running track. Missing in this clip are the windows that have now been installed.

 

Tour the Construction Site

Workers are on the roof between the old office roof and new gym space.

Now that winter is finally on its way out, the High School construction project is nearing completion of the classroom addition, forum area, media center, and administrative offices. Renovations have moved into the old choir and orchestra rooms, the east gym is undergoing its big transformation as it expands into a Varsity competition gym with 3 full courts, and the east side classrooms will be gutted once school is out for summer.

Recently Board President, Jamie Johnson, toured the construction site with Superintendent Dr. Ouellette as River Channel followed along. Check out their highlights below:

Additional images of areas under construction are below.

A railing of icicles is in the foreground of the new addition.

Hard to believe so much snow and ice in April! Above is a view of the new classroom addition from the soon to be enclosed running track. We’re excited to have this space available for students and the community next winter and spring.

Renovated choir classroom filled with chairs.

Above is a view of the new choir room. The space is more than double and the practice rooms are a significant improvement from what we had previously. Check out the old choir room below. This space is under construction and will eventual open up into Project Lead the Way space for engineering classes.

The old choir room with the risers demolished.

Orchestra no longer has tiered seating but rather a large single level classroom space for more flexible use.

Floor in the locker area is being finished.

The terrazzo flooring is being poured and polished prior to the lockers being installed in the new main corridor. Gone is the “outdoor hallway”!

A view from above the grand stairway looking toward the cafeteria.

Here you can see a view looking down the main stairway from the media center. The wall straight ahead covered in plastic will eventually be demolished and open to the auditorium and forum areas. The area to the left, where the pink insulation is, will eventually become the secondary servery to add to the main cafeteria. This will provide substantially more seating for students and faster lunch service.

A view of the demolished roof over the former gym commons hallway.

This photo might be hard to guess. Imagine you were walking into the old main entrance (Door 1) and the gym and restrooms are to your right and the commons to your left. What you are seeing is that hallway without a roof. You can see the tiles to the old restrooms on the right.

Congratulations Middle School Raiders of the Month

A large group of Middle School students stand together displaying their Raider of the Month certificates.

During the month of March, Middle School students focused their attention on respect. The following students were recognized from each house for showing and modeling respect. The students attended the Raider of the Month breakfast.

Seven 8th grade students stand together displaying their Raider of the Month certificates.

Eighth grade students recognized include:

  • Norman: Danny C. & Sophie J.
  • Windsor: Andon H. & Makenzie J
  • Nobles: Ethan P. & Emma M.
  • Lancaster: Logan S. & Sophia C.

Six 7th grade students stand together displaying their Raider of the Month certificates.

Seventh grade students recognized included:

  • Avalon: Brady H. & Delaney R.
  • Camelot: Sam R. & Addie A.
  • Knights: Brennan C. & Nicole H.
  • Hastings: Oliver S. & Grace L.

Seven 6th grade students stand together displaying their Raider of the Month certificates.

Sixth grade students recognized include:

  • Raider White: Jett S. & Harmony M.
  • Raider Blue: Ethan E. & Savannah S.
  • Excalibur: Chase G. & Riley S.
  • Merlin: Carter S. & Catt D.

Honoring Our Employees

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

The Hudson School District recently honored retirees and milestone years of service at our annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above are pictured our retirees who have served the Hudson School District for a combined 380 years. Our retirees include: David Stene, Deb Heinisch, Connie Root, Sandra Perron, Marcia Scheruman, Pam Barthman, Susan Kouba, Sylvia Strom, Tess Rizzardi, Georgia Krusell, Wendy Haesemeyer, Susan Anderson, Peggy Eller, John Kurkowski. Not picture: Cindy Anderson, Matthew Friedl, Diane Olson, Daniel Steel

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above: Constance Root (35 years of service) and Karen Halvorson (30 years of service)

Additional staff with 30 years of service: Vicki Aulert, Isabel Barr

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above: Megan Gornick, Candice Miller, Mary Wicker, and Kathy Heth (25 years of service)

Additional staff with 25 years of service: Leonard Boesel, Chloe Brine, David Dahl, Gail Gerdts

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above: Molly Dado, Kimberly Larson, Craig Jilek, Linda Jacobs, Beth Gallagher, Julie Weinberg, Mary Gerzmehle, Bridget Schuett, Susan Kouba, Linda Wagner, Julie Solfest, Lori Williquett, Stacey Tiedemann, Lori Rossini, Sandra Burke (20 years of service)

Additional staff with 20 years of service: Elsa Brettigen, Veronica Ellingson, Thomas Klatt, Christine Paulson Strop, Lisa Persinger, Tamara Schullo, Jim Stejskal, Debbie Taylor, Tara Zinck

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above: Patricia Griffith, Joann Augustin, Elizabeth Smith, Sue Hellmers, Susan Bopray, Julie Fenner, Nancy Bowers, Deb Heinisch, Michele Yuengst, Cynthia Millin, Wendy Haesemeyer (15 years of service)

Additional staff with 15 years of service: Linda Blair, Jeffrey Busby, Sara Ellstrom, Matthew Friedl, Andrew Haase, Thomas Hellmers, Ryan Huppert, Nicholas Koss, Dana Krahenbuhl, Kyle Krumrei, Nichole Lagerstrom, Lezlee Lawrence, Mary McConaughey, Donna Nelson, Terri Ostertag, Suzanne Robole, Tammy Zacharias

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above: (Front Row) Megan Martin, Lacy Ament, Brooke Wert, Sara Filarsky, Jessica McQuade, Amanda McCarthy; (Middle Row) Jayme Eberlin, Lynn Doucette, Teale Giedd, Jessica Slaikeu, Jamie Strapon, Caroline Wolf, Melissa Burkart, Rachel Knipfer; (Back Row) Timothy Miner, Kelly Hackbarth-Miller, Tracy Metz, Shari Pearson, Sarah Johnson, Erika Estrella, Michele DeLong, Elizabeth Halama, Marcia Krier (10 years of service)

Additional staff with 10 years of service: Brielle Anfinson, Jeffrey Dabruzzi, Larry DeVos, Stephanie DeVos, Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, Kris Karlson, Jesse Lam, Lori Mara, Heather Mathews, Lisa Nagel, Ann Truhler, Julie Warren, Adam Wert, Cody Williquett

 

Join 6th Grade Choir

2017 Best Communities for Music Education award logo.

Hey 5th Graders -We Invite you to Join Middle School Choir!

During the 5th grade tours of the Middle School on May 7-9, students will have an opportunity to sign up for choir in 6th grade. If you miss this sign up, you can still join by:

  • Calling the Middle School Office at 715.377.3820
  • Sign up with Ms. Maher in the fall when school begins.

Science Olympiad Team Has Top Season

A middle school student competing in his tower building event as part of Science Olympiad, two adults stand by observing.

The Hudson Middle School Science Olympiad team just completed its best season to date. The Wisconsin State Science Olympiad competition was held at UW-Milwaukee April 6-7th. Hudson Middle School sent twenty-nine future scientists and engineers to represent the school in twenty-three different events.

The team competed valiantly against forty-two other teams from around the state. When the dust settled, Hudson placed 6th in the State, the school’s best finish to date. The team was proud to bring home a trophy for the first time at the state level. The team also received twenty-six medals in events ranging from Ecology to Tower Building. Top honors went to 8th grader Ayush Bhakta, who achieved top six honors in all four of his events.

Congratulations to the HMS Science Olympiad team and head coach Mr. Anderson  on a great season!

2018 Wisconsin State Event Medalists:

  • 2nd in Optics – Ella Schienle (8) and Esme Mergendahl (8)
  • 3rd in Mystery Architecture – Nixon Franta (8) and Grady Neer (8)
  • 3rd in Ecology – Isabel Isaac (7) and Gabby Cesena (6)
  • 4th in Tower – Nixon Franta (8) and Channing Miller (7)
  • 4th in Solar System – Ayush Bhakta (8) and Liam Thoreson (8)
  • 4th in Dynamic Planet – Ayush Bhakta (8) and Shloke Jani (7)
  • 5th in Fast Facts – Abby Olson (8) and Ayush Bhakta (8)
  • 5th in Disease Detectives – Shloke Jani (7) and Gus Richter (8)
  • 5th in Microbe Mission – Grace Jones (7) and Gus Richter (8)
  • 5th in Density – Braden DuCharme (8) and Brett Hauser (8)
  • 5th in Thermodynamics – Kaitlyn Wright (6) and Nolan Gerads (8)
  • 6th in Tower – Braden DuCharme (8) and Brett Hauser (8)
  • 6th in Ecology – Esme Mergendahl (8) and Ayush Bhakta (8)

Four middle school students pose with their Science Olympiad medals. Four middle school students pose with their Science Olympiad medals. Two middle school girls pose with their Science Olympiad medals. Two middle school boys pose with their Science Olympiad medals. Two Science Olympiad competitors get ready to launch their car.