Stadium Open House – August 19

View of the Raider Stadium bleachers prior to the addition of the bleacher seats.

We are excited to see the new Hudson High School Raider Stadium near completion! To celebrate we are having a Stadium Open House on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 6:00 PM.

We will be kicking off the Open House with a celebration of our Hudson athletes. In the tradition of an Olympic style opening ceremony, all of our school and community athletic programs have been invited to march through the stadium. The Hudson High School Marching band will lead the stadium march.

Following the march of athletes, we have a welcoming address presented by Board of Education President Jamie Johnson, Hudson High School Alumni – Jason Swavely and Erin Coyer, Superintendent Nick Ouellette, HHS Principal Peg Shoemaker, and HHS Athletic Director Stephanie DeVos.

The Hudson Marching Band will also perform their fall field show.

We will end the celebration with a family movie shown on the new scoreboard video display. People are welcome to bring blankets and sit on the field to watch the movie.

We anticipate a “soft open” of our new concession stand in preparation for our first Hudson High School Raider Football game on August 25th.

If you have questions regarding our opening ceremony, please contact Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, Assistant Director of Community Relations at 715.377.3795

Busy Inside and Outside at Hudson High School

High School footings and foundations for the new addition looking from the west to the east.

We are busy inside and outside at the High School! The auditorium is filled with scaffolding as part of the renovations to lighting, sound and house; the north west classrooms that support STRIVE, Family and Consumer Science, and Special Education classrooms have been redesigned and are now ready for drywall. In the front of the school you can see the footings for the new addition.

Governor Walker Visits Hudson High School

Governor Walker surrounded by students in the auditorium.

It was an honor to have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visit Hudson High School this morning (Friday, June 2nd). He was able to take a brief tour of the school where we highlighted the great work of our students and staff. Kudos to the Chemistry and Orchestra students who represented Hudson High School’s academic excellence.

Following his tour of the school, Governor Walker addressed students, staff, parents and community members in the auditorium. His remarks focused on the opportunities available to students who are going on to post-secondary learning or the workforce in Wisconsin. Perfect timing for our seniors who were in the audience as they prepare for graduation tomorrow. The Governor also spoke about his investment in K-12 school funding in his biennial budget proposal.

Governor Walker smiling as he presents to Hudson High School students in the auditorium.  Governor Walker chatting with Board President Jamie Johnson and Superintendent Nick Ouellette

Governor Walker’s optimistic remarks and good humor were well received by the audience. Following the presentation, Board of Education President, Jamie Johnson and Superintendent Nick Ouellette had some time to chat directly with Governor Walker.




Interested in Earning Some Additional $ – How About Becoming a Community Education Instructor?

Elementary student during tennis lesson in gymnasium.

Hudson Community Education is looking for ideas and instructors to expand our course offerings. If you have an interest in providing a class please complete our Course Proposal form (see the link below) or give us a call at 715.377.3722.

Community Education is a great way to earn income and share your talents. Instructors receive 70% of the tuition fee for the classes they teach. Community Education takes care of finding you free classroom space, advertising, and student enrollment.

We are looking for instructors who can teach youth enrichment courses after school and on weekends. We are also looking for instructors to teach classes that enhance the learning and recreational needs of adult community members.

Thank you for sharing your time and talents with Hudson Community Education!

Click here to complete our Course Proposal Form by June 1, 2017


Hudson Prairie 3rd Graders Study Inventions

Adult male presenter on inventions to group of 3rd-grade students

Hudson Prairie’s 3rd-grade classes with Mrs. Gernes, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Larson studied inventions as part of their Integrated Unit of Inquiry. Students studied how inventions or discoveries changed the world. Students had to answer three “essential” questions:

  1. How have discoveries and inventions impacted the world?
  2. What are the characteristics and actions of successful problem solvers and inventors?
  3. What actions can you take to address problems or needs in the world?

Students were able to meet with Hudson inventor, Vance Zahorski, who was on the television show Shark Tank. Mr. Zahorski created “Line Cutters,” which began as a ring that could be worn on your finger cut fishing line easily. He shared his process for finding a solution to a problem. Through this process, he realized other people would also benefit from his idea. With the support of his family and friends, Mr. Zahorski began his journey to achieve his dream.

2017-2018 School Registration – Complete Online By June 1st

School bus driving down road with fall tree foliage along the roadway.

Student registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is open online.

  • Families need to complete the registration process for each child by June 1st.
  • If you have a child currently enrolled in the school district, begin the registration process by logging into your Skyward Family Access account by clicking here.
  • In addition to your Skyward registration, you will be able to pay fees, and sign up for transportation.
    • All students who are eligible for transportation must opt IN as you complete the transportation section. If you have questions regarding transportation call Safe Way at 715.386.2824.
  • If you do not have access to a computer at home, please call your child’s school office for assistance.

The instructions below will walk your through the registration process:


Families who are new to Hudson School District:

If you are new to the Hudson School District and your child has never been enrolled here, please click on the New Student Online Enrollment Portal and request an account to enroll your child(ren). If you are unsure of the elementary school boundaries, please click here and type in your address.

Once you create an account, you will be emailed a login and password to our Skyward Family Access program in order to complete the New Student Online Enrollment form.

Kiwanis Sponsors Hudson Heroes Project at Hudson Prairie Elementary

4 Elementary students pose with Kiwanis volunteers. Holding a large donation check for $130.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson sponsors a project at Hudson Prairie Elementary School called Hudson Heroes. The students select the topic they wish to pursue and then mentors from the Kiwanis Club assist them in defining and accomplishing their goals. The group which focused on wolf preservation consisted of Nolan G., Johnathan B., Ian R. and Jacob W. The group raised $130 through sales at the school store for the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN. They were also able to have a representative from the Wolf Center come to Hudson Prairie to do an educational presentation on wolves to all of the fifth grade classes. They were mentored by Paul and Bette Vandersteen of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson

Looking for Something to Do this Summer?

Two students using Lego kit to build a solar car.

Community Education offers a variety of enrichment classes for students over the summer. Whether your child is interested in art or wants to be active in a sports camp – check out our summer offerings below:

Click here to search and register for Community Education classes.

Destination Imagination Teams to Compete at Global Finals

Our Destination Imagination teams had another great year and we have a number of teams heading to the Global Finals.

You can help support our DI teams by attending one of their fundraisers to offset the cost of their expenses to the Global Finals.

  • Tuesdays, May 9 & 16: Painting night at Bayport BBQ; bring out your inner artist and enjoy some painting and great food. For more information and to register go to:
  • Monday, May 15: Burger Night at the Village Inn, North Hudson from 5:00-8:00 PM. Burger, fries and soda pop for $8.
  • Saturday, May 20: Community Garage Sale at Willow River Elementary School from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information contact:
  • There is also a GoFundMe site to contribute by click here.

Congratulations to our Global Teams – the one above and the four below!

Destination Imagination global competition team.

Destination Imagination team #5 includes 4 boys from Hudson High School.

Here’s a peak at some of our teams:

Destination Imagination team members pose for the camera at regional competition.

“Where’s Brian” HHS Team: featuring Julia W., Andrew K., Ellie J., Connor J., and Joe A.

Destination Imagination team from Hudson Middle School pose at state competition.

“The Not So Perfect Octopus” Hudson Middle School Team: featuring Michelangelo S., Brooke M., Thea B., Evy R., and Kacia J.

Destination Imagination competitors from the Burpy Derp team.

“Burpy Derps” Willow River Elementary Team: featuring Ari B., Brody D., Anthony T., Auggie C., and Henry B.

Destination Imagination students dressed in their competition costumes as cheerleaders and birds.

This team is lined up for the awards ceremony: featuring in the back row Ryia E., Hannah P., Eliza I., Yeni B., Ava E. and in front is Stella B.