Screenagers event poster shows a group of teenagers seated on the steps all viewing their cell phones.

Screenagers promo poster with two students standing back to back on their cell phones.

Orange and black Screen Agers logo

The producers of Screenagers provide the following Parent Guide for setting rules and discussing screen time with kids.

“Having weekly, short, calm conversations with your family about tech is so important. Tech Talk Tuesday (TTT), our weekly blog, offers you tools and tips for discussions. Families tell us it’s making a huge difference. Visit our website: to try one. It’s never too late to start a conversation about technology but often doing it in baby steps is more effective.” ~ Delaney Ruston, MD, filmmaker of Screenagers

4 Basic Rules to Consider

  • No screens in bedrooms when kids and teens go to sleep (for younger kids keep screens out completely). Fact: 75% of teens get inadequate sleep. The presence of devices disrupts sleep cycles.
  • Set time goals for studying without multitasking and then, also, take tech breaks. Fact: Multitasking is linked to less retention and poorer academic outcomes.
  • Eat family meals without devices. Fact: Face-to-face conversations improve mood and empathy.
  • Put phones and devices away in the car. Fact: More than half of kids report seeing their parents text while driving.
  • Go to to find ways to enforce rules.

3 Tips to Help Your Child Build Self-control

  • Science shows that positive rewards work better than punishment. For example, if you observe your child focused while doing his/her homework without a device, praise him/her.
  • Build times when tech is out of sight. Self-control is hard, so decrease temptations.
  • Use Tech Talk Tuesday to let your kids share with you about the reasons they like tech in their lives – the  more they feel understood, the more they’ll work with you on tech limits.


STEM+ Maker Night

STEM+ Maker Night promotion poster including a head in profile with multi-colored gears floating above it.

Hey students in grades 3-5! Do you enjoy science and building things? Come join Hudson High School STEM+ Academy students as they host a night of science and engineering fun.

Activities for the evening include:

  • Creating an office grabber
  • Conductive dough and circuits
  • Designing a spacecraft for a mission to planet Oobleck

Register online by click here or send in your registration by clicking here to complete the registration form.

Questions? Contact Hudson Community Education at 715.377.3722


Elementary Orchestra Sign Up

River Crest Elementary orchestra students.

Orchestra Sign Up Night is Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Hudson Middle School Multi-purpose Room

All 3rd grade students are invited to attend.

We have two meeting times to help make the registration process more convenient. Please attend the meeting scheduled for your student’s school.

The Orchestra Sign Up Night will start with a brief informational meeting and a questions and answer session. Please bring your child with you to the meeting!

The Hudson Orchestra program is a great way for students to participate in a music ensemble!

What instruments can my child play?

Student can play violin, viola, cello, or bass. Elementary orchestra teachers will be visiting your child’s classroom to demonstrate the differences between these awesome string instruments!

When are lessons?

Lessons will begin in September of next school year. Students will need to bring their instrument to school one day per week. They have large group lesson before school at 8:00 AM and a small group during the school day.

How much does it cost?

The rental costs vary by instrument. We work with area music store representatives who will be at the meeting to explain how the rental program works. The initial rental cost for the four-month trial period is $45 for violin and viola, $65 for cello, and $95 for bass.

Following the Orchestra Sign Up Night, we will help you pick the right size instrument for your child and you will have the opportunity to set up an instrument rental.

Questions may be directed to: Britt Peterson at or 715.377.3890; ext. 2759.

Elementary Summer School & Swim News

Reads summer school with graphic of sunglasses and a book.

We are excited to offer two elementary summer school sessions this year!

Summer School Enrichment

Session Dates:

  • June 4-15, 2018 from 8:00 – 11:55 AM
    • River Crest Elementary and North Hudson Elementary Schools
  • August 6-17, 2018 8:00 – 11:55 AM
    • Hudson Prairie Elementary School (this location has not yet been confirmed)

Summer school classes are open to children entering 1st-6th grades in the fall of 2018. Sixth graders may attend summer school at either an elementary school or the Middle School.

The Summer School day will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 11:55 AM. You can sign your child up for any part of the summer school day (1-4 hours). June classes will be either one or two hours in length. August classes will be set up a “camps” that will be two hours in length. The camps will provide children with more in-depth exploration and engaging experiences related to the camp theme.

Registration information is below.

Math and Reading Camps

Math and Reading Camps will be held in August for students who are recommended to attend by their teacher. This support camp will be scheduled with the August 6-17 enrichment classes.

Introduction to Kindergarten

Introduction to Kindergarten will be offered in June and August. This class is designed for children who would benefit from spending time preparing for Kindergarten. Factors to consider include, maturity of the child, previous experience in preschool/4K, need for support with transitions or need of support with separation.

  • Classes will be offered at all six elementary schools. If there are not enough students registered at a particular building, parents will be asked to attend an alternative school.
  • Registration will open online Thursday, March 1, 2018 through FeePay (see registration information below).

Summer Swim

Session Dates:

  • Session A: June 4-15
  • Session B: June 18-29
  • Session C: July 9-20
  • Session D: July 23-August 3

Registration information is located below.


Registration will begin, March 1, 2018. You may view the Summer School and Summer Swim class descriptions on the website beginning Friday, February 23rd (click here to view the class descriptions).

Registration Steps:

  1. Click on the FeePay shopping cart in the top left corner of the website or click here to access FeePay directly.
  2. Click on the Summer School box to see a full list of the summer school classes and to register online.
  3. If you are unable to register online, you may register at the School District’s Administrative Services Office at 644 Brakke Drive beginning Thursday, March 1st from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
    1. Please register with the Teaching and Learning Office.
    2. Staff will help you fill out the registration information.
    3. You will be asked to select a first and second choice for classes.


If you have questions, please contact Teaching and Learning Services at 715.377.3705.

High School Construction Update – January 2018

Exterior view of the installed windows of the addition.

As people drive by the High School campus, they can see the majority of the majority of the exterior walls of the addition are complete. Inside, drywall is being installed throughout the addition. Above is an image of the new addition with installed stone exterior and windows.

A view of the steel construction of the new main corridor.

The image above shows the addition looking south from the new main corridor and locker bay.

A view of the steel construction of the new main corridor.

This image is a view west to east of the new main corridor.

Construction view of the addition with drywall being completed.

Installation of the drywall in the addition progresses.

Renovations on existing portions of the building are focused on the Music Department’s spaces. Below is a video clip showing the band room wall being deconstructed to make way for new doors and windows.

Construction of the choir room with overhead structures covered in spray insulation.

The new choir room above will be significantly larger than the old space.

Cement floor in the admin level of the rotunda.

The cement flooring has been poured in the administrative offices.

Hudson High School Presents “The Sound of Music” – Box Office Opens Feb. 1st

Sound of Music Promo Picture

Hudson High School Theater presents “The Sound of Music” for six performances, February 16th  –  February 25th in our beautiful new auditorium! Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for students. The box office is open beginning Feb. 1st from 3PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. The Box Office number is: 715-377-3808.

3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Poster announcing Daddy Daughter Dance with dad and daughters feet.

This year’s Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on:

  • Saturday, March 17
  • 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Rd., Hudson
  • Open to pre-K through 5th grade

Space is limited. Register online by clicking here or call Betsy Ganz at 715.377.3722

Women in STEM Open House

Multi-colored posted advertising Women in Stem Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-8PM at Hudson Middle School.

Hudson School District is holding its 6th Annual Women in STEM+ Open House.

The event is open to all students in the area in grades K-12. The event includes:

  • Nearly 100 fun, hands-on, engaging STEM+ activities.
  • Representatives from 75 employers and post-secondary schools.
  • Meet and talk with STEM+ female professionals.

For more information contact: Jodie Bray, Engineering and Technology teacher at Hudson Middle School or Melisa Hansen, Hudson School to Career Coordinator

Kindergarten and 4K Registration – January 23, 2018

Banner that reads Kindergarten and 4K districtwide registration 2018-2019 and students seated at lunch table.

Join us for our Annual Kindergarten and 4K Registration and information event on Tuesday, January 23 from 4-6:00 PM. Families who interested in enrolling their child for Kindergarten or Hudson’s Community 4 K program are invited to visit stations and get more information on Health Services, Nutrition Services, School Age Care, technology, Kindergarten learning, and opportunities for getting involved.

Please plan on bringing proof of residency. Online registration for the 2018-19 school year will open on Wednesday, January 24th for families who have not enrolled their child in 4K or early childhood previously with the Hudson School District.

Drop Everything and Read!

Three students sitting on the library floor, reading books.

Willow River Elementary students recently had an all-school DEAR moment (“Drop Everything And Read”). The goal of DEAR is to encourage independent silent reading for extended periods of time on a daily or weekly basis. During this DEAR moment, some students read silently to themselves, while some older students read quietly to their younger Book Buddy.

Willow River Elementary students Drop Everything and Read

Willow River Elementary students Drop Everything and Read

Willow River Elementary students Drop Everything and Read

Willow River Elementary students Drop Everything and Read

Willow River Elementary students Drop Everything and Read