Raider Tennis Wins Big Rivers Conference Home Opener

In what has become a trend for this year’s Raiders, Hudson swept the singles matches in dominating fashion going 4-0. The doubles, while contested with two of the three matches going to third sets to determine the winners, all went the way of the Mustangs from Menomonie as they swept the doubles.  Luckily for the Raiders, the final tally was 4-3 with the Hudson Raiders edging out the Menomonie Mustangs.  The four wins in singles for the Raiders went as follows:  Senior Captain Tyler Grosz at #1 won easily in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.  His younger brother, Sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz, won at #2 singles by the same straight set win score.  At #3 Singles, Senior Captain Luke Johnson gave up one game in his two set victory winning 6-0, 6-1.  And with what turned out to be the game winning match putting Hudson on top with the fourth win was Junior Kade Nickerson who won a closer match in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.

With the win, the Raiders are now 1-0 in the Big Rivers Conference and 8-3 overall.  Next up for the Raider netters will be a rescheduled match in Eau Claire on Tuesday, April 23 vs. the Old Abes.

Mental Health Community Conversation

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.

Hudson Prairie Math Masters Compete

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

On March 26, 2019, 9 students from Hudson Prairie competed in the annual Math Master’s competition facing off against students from Willow River, EP Rock and Hillside Elementary.  Students took individual fact drill & order of operation and problem solving test as well as worked as part of their respective teams during the team test. Each test was graded and awards were given for the 1st three places.  Also, the top 5 students from each school will go on to compete at the Regional meet in Hammond for the Regional Meet at the end of April.

Hudson Prairie students placed in the following:  

  • Fact Drill and Order of Operations
    • 4th place: Joseph Heckman
  • Individual Test
    • 3rd Place: Jylian White
  • Team Test
    • 3rd Place: Norah Keech, Grant Slavsky, Cale Larson, Anthony Radke

A group of students work at a table at the Math Masters competition.

EP Rock Welcomes New Classmates

Hudson Schools Welcome Graphic

On Thursday, April 4th, the School District provided school tours for the children who will be attending a different school in 2019-2020 due to recent elementary attendance boundary changes. EP Rock students wanted to help their new classmates feel welcome and share the best things about their school –  so they created the video below:

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).

Houlton Performs Wizard of OZ

Houlton elementary students performing a scene from the Wizard of Oz; including Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion

Over 60 students spent the last week of March rehearsing and preparing their production of the Wizard of Oz with the help of Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre.  Students began the week with auditions and over the next five (5) days, learned all their music, lines and dance moves. From start to finish, they had just five (5) days to get the show perfect and it all culminated with two performances on Friday, March 29.  The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre (Barrett, MN) production was sponsored by the Houlton Parent Association.  Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre provided two actors who worked with the students for the week to produce the show. The professional actors directed the show, guided the backstage crew and performed at the Wicked Witch and Scarecrow. The students had a great experience over the week of rehearsals and performances and the show was enjoyed by all who attended.

Top Raider Tennis Players Undefeated in Madison Tennis Tournament

Hudson High School boys tennis team in front of the Nielsen Center at the Madison tennis tournament

After only four days of tennis practice, of which three comprised tryouts for team selections this season, the Hudson Raider tennis team is off and running for 2019 in a Madison Tournament.  Because of the Raiders terrific season a year ago, where all 10 players on the varsity team moved on from Sub-sectional to Sectional play, the Raiders were invited to two elite invitational tournaments, the first of which was this first weekend of the new season in Madison for the I-94 Challenge Tournament.  Four teams from West Central Wisconsin were invited, including Hudson, Eau Claire Memorial, Madison Memorial and Madison West.  Those four schools faced four of the best teams from the Milwaukee area, including Marquette, Nicolet, Homestead and Brookfield Central.

Two shining spots for the Raiders were at the top with senior Captain, Tyler Grosz, at #1 Singles, along with his younger brother, sophomore Jacob Grosz both going undefeated at 4-0 each over the two days.  Knutson said of the Grosz brothers, “These guys exemplify the axiom that ‘you get out of it, what you put into it’.  Ty and Jacob both work year round on fitness and tennis with lessons, and numerous USTA tournament opportunities outside the High School season.  As good as they both were last year, they have both made tremendous gains in their play and abilities and it showed this weekend.”

Other bright spots for Hudson in their first action of the season came from Kade Nickerson, who at the #4 Singles spot won 3 of his 4 matches. And Luke Johnson went 2-2 for Hudson playing in one doubles match and three singles matches in the #3 position for the Raiders.