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


Hudson Prairie Receive Program of Promise Award

A group of elementary students participate in some social games with the School Counselor.

Hudson Prairie is one of ten school counseling programs that met or exceeded the requirements for the WI “Program of Promise” Award. The “Program of Promise” Award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from the Wisconsin School Counselor Association. School counselors submit a Wisconsin School Counseling Program Accountability Report highlighting the results of their student supports in the areas of academics; social emotional competence; career; and school climate and safety. Click here to view Hudson Prairie’s report.

Orchestra Announces Sting Ray Violin Winner

Congratulations to River Crest 3rd grader, Maddie M., on winning an autographed Mark Wood Sting Ray Violin at the recent Orchestra Electrify Your Strings Concert. Maddie won the violin by correctly guessing the number of tuning pegs in a jar. The correct number was 116. Three other people guessed correctly and Maddie’s name was then randomly drawn from a box containing the names of all of the correct answers.

The Hudson Orchestra Program would like to thank Mark Wood and Coda Bows for their donation of the violin. This made an already spectacular concert even more special. The Hudson Orchestra Program was able to raise over $1,000 for scholarships and future guest artist experiences.



Hudson Heroes at Hudson Prairie Fight World Hunger

Four 5th grade students from Hudson Prairie Elementary recruited nineteen volunteers to package meals at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Eagan, MN on January 19th.  These nutritious meals are sent to starving children and their families to fight world hunger in underdeveloped countries throughout the world.
Hudson Heroes is a program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson in cooperation with the school.  Kiwanis members work with the students on service projects that they feel passionate about.  World Hunger was the cause that drove  Josh Spors, Austin Sprague, Grant Slavsky and Everett Huth.  They recruited fellow students and their families to help with the packing at FMSC.  “What a great job they did, and they learned a lot about world hunger,” explained Dick Hagen, their Hudson Heroes coach. In all, Hudson Prairie volunteers packed 8,208 meals!

2019-2020 Kindergarten & 4K Registration

A group of kindergarten students pose with their 100 days hats.

Kindergarten Registration

  • Begins online or in-person Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (1400 Carmichael Road)

Families with children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019 are encouraged to register their child.

Hudson Community 4K Registration

  • In-person Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (1400 Carmichael Road

Families with children who will be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2019 may register. If you are planning to enroll in a community partner program, you must complete their registration process in addition to the Hudson School District’s registration.

Hudson School District 4K provides morning and afternoon programs. Hudson School Age Care is available in the mornings before school starts and in the afternoon at the end of the school day. Information about Hudson School Age Care is available by clicking here.

Click here to learn more about Hudson’s Community 4K Program.


Please call one of our elementary schools if you have additional questions.

  • EP Rock – 715.377.3840
  • Houlton – 715.377.3850
  • Hudson Prairie – 715.377.3860
  • North Hudson – 715.377.3870
  • River Crest – 715.377.3890
  • Willow River – 715.377.3880

Hudson High School Open House – January 7, 2019

The front entrance of the high school with flags centered.

Hudson High School is holding an Open House on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

A view of the High School STEM commons classroom space.

A view of the High School locker bay from the second floor.

Aerial view of the high school building, stadium and parking lot.

The high school forum during lunch hour.

Students working in the High School art classroom.

The Hudson High School construction project is complete and we inviting the public in to tour. Board of Education members and staff will be available throughout the building to answer questions.

Statistical Information Then & Now

  • 1975 HHS Building Area = 115,530 sq. ft. – 2018 HHS Building Area = 425,000 sq. ft.
  • 1975 HHS Student Population = 850 – 2018 HHS Student Population = 1,800
  • 1975 HHS Employees = 57 – 2018 HHS Employees = 216



Hudson Prairie Students Practice Kindness

Pictured is the Executive Director of Grace Place, Duana Bremer, and Hudson Prairie's 5th Grade Leadership Team with all the items donated.
During this season of giving, Hudson Prairie students have put to practice what they’ve been learning about kindness and helping those in need, by bringing in toys, cleaning supplies, baby items, hats, mittens, socks, backpacks and gift cards. The items they collected will all be donated to St. Croix County and Grace Place. Pictured is Grace Place Executive Director, Duana Bremer, and Hudson Prairie’s 5th Grade Leadership Team along with all the donated items.

Family Skate Night at Hudson Prairie

Students and parents in roller skates and gear in the Hudson Prairie gym for family skate night.

Students at Hudson Prairie Elementary celebrated the PowerUp kick off with a free family skate night.  PowerUp is a HealthPartners sponsored campaign that strives to improve the health of communities. The event also celebrated student efforts in their PE unit on skating.  Families were invited to attend one of 3 skate sessions offered.  51 families participated in the healthy family activity sponsored by the Hudson Prairie Student Wellness Committee.

In a World Where You Can Be Anything – Be Kind!

Group of elementary students sitting in a circle playing a connection game with yarn.

Hudson Prairie Elementary School started the school year out with the motto, “In a World Where You Can Be Anything. BE KIND.”  To teach this motto, students are divided into “TEAM Time”  groups with the purpose of getting to know each other throughout the school. Groups come together to do activities, help others through acts of kindness, and have fun!

In the first TEAM Time, the book “What Does it Mean to Be Kind?” was read and students talked about what kindness means.  The TEAM chant is “Be Responsible-Be Respectful-Be Safe-BE KIND!”

Pictured above the group is learning the names of each other through a yarn activity.  This was lead by Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Brettingen.

The next TEAM Time will focus on Grace Place, the needs they have, and WHY we give for the Giving Tree.  Hudson Prairie students and staff emphasize the Gift of Giving and find ways we can show kindness to others. Students are collecting donations for the school’s Giving Tree.  Items being collected include toys, cleaning supplies, baby items, hats & mittens, socks, backpacks and gift cards. All of the items collected will be donated to St. Croix families in need. 

Hudson Prairie Wellness

Students and teachers running on the track.
Students at Hudson Prairie began running daily during recess in October as part of their fall student wellness actions. Students ran laps around a 1/4 marked course and logged laps on a personal punch card.
To celebrate the outstanding work by all students, the entire school participated in a Pumpkin Run at the end of October. Grade levels wore various themes. For each lap completed, students earned a healthy treat provided by the Hudson Prairie Parent Group and Hudson Prairie Wellness committee.