Summer Fun & Learning – Blast to the Past History Camp

Hudson, Wisconsin's famous Octagon House

Blast back to the past and learn about history at the Octagon House Museum. During this five day camp, we will take your child through major periods in local and national history. We will explore Hudson in the early days, the teens, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and recovery decades, the 60’s-80’s and Hudson today. Through games, walking field trips and a fun research project (did you know making homemade ice cream with all the fixings is a research project?)  students will be introduced to concept of  making history fun! The camp will culminate with a living history presentation in which students portray important historical figures from local, state and national history. Please send a nut free snack and water bottle each day of camp.

This camp, for ages 7-12, will be held on June 26th – June 30th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Tuition is $90.00 per student.  Register online by click here and type in Blast to the Past in the search bar.  You can also register by calling 715.377.3722 or visit the Community Education office on Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, at 644 Brakke Drive.

Mrs. Schwalbach’s 5th Grade Class Water Project

 

As a result of some classroom learning regarding access to clean water worldwide, students decided to fund-raise to support 2 non-profits: Water First International and Charity:Water. Both organizations provide greater access to clean water to children around the world and were researched and chosen by the class. Students produced public service announcements, an informational program for other students in the building, and raised funds in 2 ways- by selling full water bottles for $2 on Husky Fun Run day, and by getting pledges for the “Walk for Water” which was held on June 1. Students walked to Lake Mallalieu and around the block surrounding the school carrying gallon containers full of water. It was meant to represent the 4-6 mile average walk that kids worldwide take each day to get water for their families. Students raised a total of $1,276. Thanks North Hudson families for all of your support! 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

NHE K – 3rd Grade Track & Field / All School Fun Run

The kindergarten – 3rd grade students participated in a track & field day at NHE. There were stations set up for the students to try their skills at the football & target throw, jumping rope, gunny sack race, obstacle course, 50/10 yard dash, basketball dribble, football kick, hula hoop, soccer kick, hockey shots, cup stacking and many other fun events. The students had a great time! The track & field day was followed by the All School Fun Run!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and made the day a great success!!

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

 

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.

2017-2018 North Hudson School Supply Kits

A jumbled mix of various school supplies.

Great news! This year we will again be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program. This is a great opportunity offered by the Parent Group but it is optional. SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by teachers. Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands teachers are requesting in a personalized box ready for your child’s first day of school. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive with the child’s school, name, and grade. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. No more shopping around trying to find just what you need!

Orders must be placed by June 2nd – Click here to get started on your order.

  • Please remember to order the kit for the grade your child will be going into this fall.
  • Enter North Hudson Elementary School Account #55272
  • The kits will be on your child’s desk at our Meet the Teacher Night.

School supply kits can only be ordered online. When you place your order, please consider making a donation of either a whole kit for a student in need or provide a dollar amount towards a student’s supplies.

Questions? Contact Renee at rpruzek@hotmail.com

 

North Hudson 5th Grade Math Masters

Congratulations to North Hudson’s 5th Grade Math Masters!

On Friday, April 21st, five 5th grade North Hudson students loaded a bus at 7:00 a.m. and headed to the Math Masters of Minnesota Competition in Hammond, Wisconsin. Math Masters challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics while recognizing academic effort and achievement.

The North Hudson team consisted of Graham Close, Aaron Sparling, Sarah Davis, Charlie Rode, and Nathan Prestrud. Over the past four months, these five students were coached twice a week and spent numerous hours problem solving and practicing fact drills. The competition in Hammond involved three different parts:

  • The first part was a 5-minute seventy-five problem individual fact round. This round consisted of basic facts and more complex facts requiring students to be advanced in their understanding of math computation and Order of Operations.
  • This was followed by four 10-minute individual problem-solving rounds.
  • Finally, 5th graders finished this four-hour competition with three 15-minute team problem-solving rounds.

North Hudson was so excited to have three students receive a ribbon for being in the top 12 out of 77 students participating in the Individual Fact Round.

  • Graham Close: 10th place
  • Aaron Sparling: 10th place
  • Sarah Davis: 5th  place

Additional Congratulations to Graham Close for taking 1st place in the Individual Problem Solving rounds. Graham received a score of 23/24 problems correct which is a rare achievement!

The awards didn’t end there! These North Hudson 5th graders also brought back the Third Place Math Masters of Minnesota Team Award! What a wonderful accomplishment!

5th grade team, your hard work, dedication, and persistence these past 4 months have been amazing! Thank you, also to the classroom teachers for cultivating their mathematical abilities; and parents, for supporting, encouraging and helping at home!

 

 

 

 

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: birchbarkcreations@hotmail.com
  • 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: lizmalanaphy@gmail.com
  • 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.