Middle School Sustainability Club Issues Milk Carton Challenge

Students from Willow River Elementary posing outside with their newly planted maple tree.

The Middle School Sustainability Club sponsored a “Milk Carton Challenge” for all Hudson schools on America Recycles Day. Willow River was the district winner and received a Red Blaze Maple to plant at their school.  Chris Reckinger’s 5th grade class hosted the contest. The tree was presented by Timothy Frank, a club representative and Willow River Alumni. Students planted the tree on Arbor Day.

Middle School Promotes Walk/Bike to School Day

Three boys stop for their picture on the track.

Last week, Hudson Middle School promoted walk or ride your bike to school day. About 70 students rode a bike or scooter to school for the event. Another 150 students walked. Students who live too far from school to bike or walk could choose to walk the track before school as participants.

Students who participated in the day had a chance to wing a bike helmet or frisbees provided by Healthier Together – Pierce and St. Croix Counties Coalition. All participants received bike reflectors.

Two students pose for the camera as the walk the Middle School track in the early morning.Two boys stop for their picture on the track. A group of students smile for the camera.

Celebrating our Staff

A large group of Kindergarten students stand with their teacher outside giving a "thumbs up"

This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Each our schools, with the support of our Parent Groups, have been celebrating the amazing contributions our staff make to student learning each day!

 

A group of students making heart shapes with their hands for their teacher.

Students at River Crest Elementary School are sharing their enthusiasm for their teachers!

North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon. North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon.

North Hudson staff were treated to a luncheon provided by their Parent Group.

Houlton custodian smiling for the camera. Teacher getting a hug from student. A group of students standing while playing their violins. Two staff members stand for a picture. Two staff smiling with their coffee.A group of students rehearsing their school concert. A group of students seated with their teacher with thumbs up.

Our Houlton Staff are full of smiles! What a great group of people serving our kids!

HMS Raiders of the Month

Elective and exploratory Raider of the Month recipients.

Several Hudson Middle School students were recognized as ‘Raiders of the Month’ for March. The learning habit for March was “Respect.” The goal was to treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule. Specifically, this group of students excelled in:

  • Being tolerant and accepting of difference.
  • Using good manners and not using bad language.
  • Being considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements; not threatening, hitting or hurting others.

This group of students, their parents, and staff gathered for a celebration breakfast on April 26.

Pictured above are the Elective and Exploratory students recognized: Tayler Miller, Brady Richards, Dominic Stucci, Grace Hanson, Tayler Jones, Wade Congdon, Allyson Fetzer, Allison Jones, Ella Eytcheson, and Thomas Finneran-Flyckt.

8th grade Raider of the Month recipients.

Eighth-grade students recognized: Tayler Miller, Ryleigh White, Rhian Neitzel, Isabella Sofie, and Oran Lautenbach; not pictured Storm Keller, Peyton Sherman, and Carter Close

7th grade Raider of the Month recipients.

Seventh-grade students recognized: Sophia Slavsky, Rebecca Belany, Addison Schultz, Eli Olson, Owen Phillips, Harrison Ross, and Ella Carstensen; not pictured Hunter Schurtz

6th grade Raider of the Month recipient

Sixth-grade students recognized: Tyler Lessard, Evan Holden, Brenna Sommers, Izabell Dusek, David Brown, Chelsey Wandmacher, Patrick Gibson, and Ava Milligan

 

Staff Banquet – A Night to Say Thank You!

The School District held its Annual Staff Banquet to recognize retirees and years of service. It was an evening of fond stories and genuine thanks for the dedication and passion each honoree has brought to the Hudson learning community. We are Raider Proud! Thank you!

The group of retirees honored at the Staff Recognition banquet.

Retirees include: Diane Claycomb (30 years), Lucindy DePratter (6 years), Brenda Foust (25 years), Karen Halvorson (31 years), Amy Hamborg (15 years), David Hammond (19 years), Kathy Heth (26 years), Jonathan Hilding (28 years), Brian Huser (27 years), Deborah Larson (15 years), Wendy Langer (15 years), Sandra Long (7 years), Susan Randall (22 years), Rita Robey (22 years), Linda Schwertel (19 years), Patricia Steely (35 years), Michael Stoskopf (30 years), Therese Swinney (20 years), Mary Wicker (26 years)

Patricia Steely and Art Forester banquet honorees.

Thirty-five Years of Service: Patricia Steely – Forty-five Years of Service: Art Forester

Thirty years of service staff honorees

Thirty Years of Service: Diane Claycomb, Mary Glasbrenner, Elizabeth Hovland, Steven Sollom, Michael Stoskopf, Michael Yell

Twenty-five Years of Service: Brenda Foust, Stephanie Heerdt, Julie Johnson, Amy Petermeier, Brian Petermeier, Timothy Scharfenberg, William Schaub

Twenty years of service honorees.

Twenty Years of Service: Laurel Anfinson, Yvette Alesso, Heidi Aschenbrenner, Lisa Bartlein, Elizabeth Bevers, Cynthia Brinsko, Margaret Derrick, Jaime Fall, Kathleen Hanner, Jennifer Heier, Jamison Holum, Gail Jung, Mark Klanderman, Kevin Knoke, Terri Lammo, Linda Morning, Daniel Murray, Laurel Nelson-Lundell, Lisa Plackner, Mark Rivard, Maija Stubbendick, Therese Swinney, Sean Thompson, Kristen Ziebol

Fifteen year honorees

Fifteen Years of Service: Sonja Baumgartner, Kathleen Bartch, Nichole Benson, Barbara Cook, Jodi Dalluhn, Patrice Denning, Christina Dobberstein, Patricia Donahue, Kristie Faust, Michael Griffith, Joy Hage, Amy Hamborg, Kari Heisler, Ryan Jamieson, Brian Johnson, Laura Johnson, Lisa Kein, Alleyne Knudson, Wendy Langer, Deborah Larson, Kara Lindstrom, Timothy Olson

10 years of service honorees.

Ten Years of Service: Julie Andracek, Cory Eller, Lori Head, Melissa Hines, Annette Kelley, Paul Krasin, Maren Luedtke, Kristen Mathison, Kristin Runk, Deanne Swanson, Jennifer Toll, David Tostrud, Jodi Youngman.

Board of Education members handed out recognition awards to each of the honoree groups. Short speeches were given by the administrators who worked with each of the retirees.

 

6th Graders Creating New Things and Mending Old

Middle schoolers posing with their sewing projects.
Hudson Middle School 6th grade Family & Consumer Science students learned basic hand sewing and machine sewing techniques while creating a stuffed creature. Students used their new sewing skills while mending classroom pillows throughout the middle school. What a great way to use those skills!

Back Row: Micah Rambo, Brennen Wagner, Grayden Anderson, Kendra Huppert, Tyler Hay, Easton Sonnentag
Front Row: Piper Jensen, Chloe, Hartlep, Lauren Kromrey, Nevaeh Tillman, Carter Caruso

Board Members Take Oath of Office

Board members, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson, signing their oath of office while member Logelin looks on.

Board members, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson, took the oath of office at the April 22nd Board of Education work session. Both were recently re-elected and will serve for another three years.  Thank you to both gentlemen for their service to our Hudson students, staff, and community.

Board members Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson