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:

 

 

Hudson Prairie Math Masters Compete

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

On March 26, 2019, 9 students from Hudson Prairie competed in the annual Math Master’s competition facing off against students from Willow River, EP Rock and Hillside Elementary.  Students took individual fact drill & order of operation and problem solving test as well as worked as part of their respective teams during the team test. Each test was graded and awards were given for the 1st three places.  Also, the top 5 students from each school will go on to compete at the Regional meet in Hammond for the Regional Meet at the end of April.

Hudson Prairie students placed in the following:  

  • Fact Drill and Order of Operations
    • 4th place: Joseph Heckman
  • Individual Test
    • 3rd Place: Jylian White
  • Team Test
    • 3rd Place: Norah Keech, Grant Slavsky, Cale Larson, Anthony Radke

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

Hudson 3rd Graders Visit Orchestra Hall

Hudson 3rd grades at Orchestra Hall.

Hudson School District 3rd graders had the opportunity to visit Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis as part of their orchestra unit in music. The performance of Carnival of the Animals was part of the Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts series.

Hudson Prairie Fifth Graders Raise Funds for Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue

Hudson Prairie students with their Kiwanis Club mentors.
Hudson Prairie Elementary fifth graders Hunter Magnus and Luke Jannusch participated in Hudson Heroes, a program supported by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson.

Their project was to carry out a fund-raising campaign  for Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue. They were able to raise $300 in cash and gift cards, as well as collect various items which the organization will use to rescue and foster dogs.  These dogs are later put up for adoption. The boys were mentored by Paul and Bette Vandersteen of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson.

In the photo from left to right are Bette Vandersteen, Luke Jannusch, Alison Thompson of Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, Hunter Magnus and Paul Vandersteen.

WSCA Announces Program of Promise Award Winners

School counselors posing with their WSCA Program of Progress awards.

This year, ten school counseling programs met or exceeded the requirements for the Program of Promise award and received awards at the annual Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) conference in Madison, WI on February 7, 2019.

The Program of Promise award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from WSCA. School counselors submit a Wisconsin School Counseling Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR) highlighting their data driven program, student results in the career, academic, and social emotional domains, and school climate and safety. The peer reviewed WSCPAR must meet and exceed stringent content standards for award consideration.  WSCPAR’s are reviewed once per year by a panel of school counseling professionals with the next submission deadline being October 15, 2019.

“Completing and submitting a WSCPAR to WSCA shows a commitment to advancing, creating, and maintaining a comprehensive and data driven school counseling program,” said Stacey Miller, WSCPAR Coordinator. “Meeting and exceeding the standards for the Program of Promise award grants recognition in front of your colleagues.”

Program of Promise award winning schools include:

Burlington High School – Burlington Area School District

E.P. Rock Elementary School – Hudson School District

Hoover Elementary School – Neenah Joint School District

Hudson Prairie Elementary School – Hudson School District

Kettle Moraine High School – Kettle Moraine School District

Eisenhower Middle & High School – School District of New Berlin

Olga Brener Intermediate School – School District of Sheboygan

School District of Sheboygan Falls Elementary & Middle School

Willow River Elementary School – Hudson School District

Wilson Elementary School – Neenah Joint School District

The Wisconsin School Counselor Association exists to meet the needs of professional school counselors. WSCA’s membership is comprised of elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary school counselors, both practicing and retired. Focused on providing quality professional development opportunities, supporting comprehensive school counseling programs, and giving one voice to professional school counselors, WSCA is dedicated to empowering school counselors throughout the state.

Hudson School District award winners include: Kelly Curtis, School Counselor at E.P. Rock; Aria Krieser, School Counselor at Hudson Prairie; Sarah Flier, School Counselor at Willow River

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

 

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.


Questions?

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