North Hudson Students Collect Donations for Tara’s Totes

North Hudson elementary students posing with items donated to Tara's Totes.

As part of their Researchers unit, 3rd grade students at North Hudson Elementary learned how to have a positive impact on their community.  To put this learning into practice, they chose to collect household items for local organization, Tara’s Totes. Tara’s Totes provides essential, everyday items to families who have been displaced by a house fire. Great work, North Hudson!

Hudson Prairie Students Practice Kindness

Pictured is the Executive Director of Grace Place, Duana Bremer, and Hudson Prairie's 5th Grade Leadership Team with all the items donated.
During this season of giving, Hudson Prairie students have put to practice what they’ve been learning about kindness and helping those in need, by bringing in toys, cleaning supplies, baby items, hats, mittens, socks, backpacks and gift cards. The items they collected will all be donated to St. Croix County and Grace Place. Pictured is Grace Place Executive Director, Duana Bremer, and Hudson Prairie’s 5th Grade Leadership Team along with all the donated items.

Junior Achievement Board Gives Presentation to Junior Class

On December 11th, the Junior Achievement board was at Hudson High School to speak to the entire Junior class.  The hour-long Personal Finance presentation, was given by Junior Achievement board members, below from left to right:  Deborah Smith (First American Bank), Burt Witthuhn (Provost Emeritus), Sachin Gore (Mathnasium), and standing, Bruce Hanson (RR Donnelley) and Joanne Kocik (First American Bank).  The overview covered the basics of Personal Finance and highlighted the plan and topics for the upcoming meetings with all Junior students.
Junior Achievement board members sitting on stage at the Hudson High School auditorium.
Volunteers will be assigned to Junior Advisory classrooms, and will present the materials on February 5 and March 5,  from 7:28 to 9:20 a.m.  Financial Literacy is such an important topic for students who are about to enter their post-high school years and begin their adult lives.  Topics covered will include earning, employment, income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, and smart shopping.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions regarding volunteering for this or any other Junior Achievement class, please contact Annette Kelley at 715-377-3705 or

Healthcare Careers Class Takes Part in Healthcare Discovery Day

High school Healthcare Careers class students pose in front of Christmas tree at Western Wisconsin Health.
On Friday, December 7th, around 35 Introduction to Healthcare Careers class students participated in Healthcare Discovery Day. The purpose of the day is to provide students with  knowledge about the careers available within the healthcare field through conversations with healthcare professionals, demonstrations, and facilities tours.  They toured Christian Community Home and Presbyterian Homes & Service’s Woodland Hill in Hudson, to learn about long term and geriatric care. The group proceeded to Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin where they were able to meet the therapy dog , Edgrrr the Dogtor, and learn about the services provided there. Students also had the opportunity to see the ER and hear from ER and OB nurses, phlebotomists, a social worker as well as other healthcare professionals.  The day concluded with a visit to St. Croix Therapy and Catalyst Sports medicine in Hudson to hear about PT, OT, and sports medicine.

Raidaires Dance Team Has a Fantastic Showing at Little Chute Holiday Invite

The Varsity and JV Raidaires Dance Team had an amazing day in Little Chute, WI at the Little Chute Holiday Invite. They faced fierce competition against some of the most talented teams in the state.  The Varsity team placed fourth in D1 Pom, third place in both D1 Jazz and D1 Kick, and first place in D1 Hip Hop; with a special Judges’ award for Best Choreography of the day!  JV also won first place in all three of their routines; jazz, pom, and kick!
In addition, many of the Varsity dancers won medals in the solo, duet and small group divisions.
Great job, Raidaires!

Home for the Holidays Concert – a Beautiful Beginning to the Christmas Season

The 13th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert took place December 9th and 10th.  They performed for a full house for every one of their four fantastic shows. The Hudson High School choirs were joined by a youth choir, the River City Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson United Methodist Wiegand Ringers Bell Choir.

Hudson High School Swing Choir Performing at Home for the Holidays in the auditorium lobby.


Family Skate Night at Hudson Prairie

Students and parents in roller skates and gear in the Hudson Prairie gym for family skate night.

Students at Hudson Prairie Elementary celebrated the PowerUp kick off with a free family skate night.  PowerUp is a HealthPartners sponsored campaign that strives to improve the health of communities. The event also celebrated student efforts in their PE unit on skating.  Families were invited to attend one of 3 skate sessions offered.  51 families participated in the healthy family activity sponsored by the Hudson Prairie Student Wellness Committee.