Bugs in the Classroom!

A boy uses a magnifying glass to get a closer look at a bug.

River Crest students recently participated in “Bugs in the Classroom.”  Volunteers from Trout Unlimited brought in various types of water insects for the students to observe how bugs look, move, their color, and more.  The students took notes on their observations and used their notes to complete additional coursework. The students and staff all had the opportunity to hold each of the creepy and crawly bugs.  

Principal Katie Coppenbarger holds a centipede in her hands. A group of children gathered around of small pan of bugs. Instructor showing children the parts of a bug poster.

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!

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.

 

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

Thank You School Age Care Staff!

A group of children gathered at a table in the library.

It is National School Age Care Recognition Week, take a moment and say thanks to this great group of people who welcome children to school every morning and keep them engaged in the afternoon! The Hudson School District appreciates the time and attention you give to children everyday!

School age care staff dressed in M&M t-shirts. School age care staff building Thor hammers.

A group of children are gathered at the table mixing items in a bowl. EP Rock school age care staff pose for the picture.

Student jumping rope. School Age Care staff pose with a giant Thanksgiving Turkey.

A group of children dressed as super heros posing

 

 

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:

 

 

River Crest Battle of the Books

A group of elementary girls pose with their Battle of the Books banner.

Since September, forty-six 4th and 5th graders from River Crest have been reading 20 books for fun as part of the annual Battle of the Books.  Students worked in teams of 2, 3 or 4 to answer questions on each book against other teams in the style of Family Feud. Students read the books more deeply so that they retain information about plot, character, theme, setting, and other elements to be able to answer the questions.  The students participated in the River Crest Battle and the winning team advanced to compete in the Hudson Battle and competed against 218 teams from around the state of Wisconsin.

The team of Ella Adams, Claire Hoier, Carly Meyer, Finley Murphy & Maya O’Keefe tied for 19th place in the state.  The River Crest Champs are all part of Mrs. Larson’s 4th Grade class. Some of the books that were read this year included Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins, Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.