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.

River Crest Wins Area Spelling Test Competition

River Crest Elementary is the proud winner of the Agave Kitchen Spelling Test Contest! River Crest also won the classroom competition with Mrs. Gornick’s class taking the 1st place award.

Students from Hudson and neighboring school districts brought their perfect (100%) spelling tests into the restaurant on Wednesdays for a free kid’s meal. The school with the most tests turned in would receive $500 and the classroom with the most would receive $100. Yay to River Crest for winning both this year! (North Hudson was a close 2nd, finishing just 20 points behind).

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.

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

 

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.

 

 

Mr. Mick of Space St. Croix Visits River Crest

Christopher Mich of Space St. Croix speaking to River Crest Students.

Mr. Mick of Space St. Croix visited River Crest 3rd graders on December 21st, to share exciting information about the New Horizons Kuiper Belt Extended Mission! On New Year’s Day 2019, 12:33am EST, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Kuiper Belt, nicknamed Ultima Thule.  The students were excited to learn about the mission and received a paper model of the spacecraft.

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

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