State of the Hudson Schools Quarterly Newsletters
Welcome to the Hudson School District!
As I start my second year with the Hudson School District, I am proud of the accomplishments our school and community have achieved. The most visible accomplishment was the successful referendum campaign that has allowed the School District to move forward with additions and remodeling at the Middle and High Schools; two projects which will enable us to improve the way we deliver academic programming for our students. Additionally, a third referendum question supported upgrades to the existing fine arts auditorium and the construction of a new multi-use athletic stadium on the current High School campus. I am particularly proud of the level of community engagement we were able to provide in partnership with our families, staff, and community. It has been a testament to the power of working together for the greater good of our students. To help keep you informed of the progress on each of these projects, we will provide a monthly update to our Board of Education meetings, post details on our website under the CONSTRUCTION tab, and mail out quarterly newsletters.
This year we are accelerating the implementation of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative. We will equip all students in grades 3 and up with a Chromebook. The initial feedback on this initiative has been very positive. Both teachers and students believe the 1:1 Chromebooks have improved their learning process. Providing students with learning supports, like the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, helps build on our promising track record of academic achievement.
Hudson is recognized at the state and national level as a high performing school district. For the second year in a row, Hudson has been named to the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. For the fifth time in six years, Hudson is on the National College Board’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll. Houlton Elementary School received both High Achieving and High Progress awards as a Title I school. We have students excelling in and outside the classroom in music, art, and athletics. There is a lot to be proud of in our Hudson Schools. I invite you to learn more at the School Board’s Annual Meeting in September to share in celebrating the past year and looking to the future we are building together to continue our Raider tradition of success.
Nick Ouellette, PhD
Superintendent of Schools