Connecting During Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health survey using yarn to answer questions.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Hudson High School students involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) and Spreading Mental Health Awareness Through Hudson (S.M.A.T.H.), engaged other students in an interactive survey to help raise awareness regarding the stigma that can be related to mental illness.

Using yarn, participants answered question that ranged from, “Do you know someone with a mental illness?”, “Do you think people with mental illness don’t try hard enough?”, to “If I had a mental illness, I would feel safe telling a trusted friend.”

Students standing in line to take the mental health survey.

Celebrating our Staff

A large group of Kindergarten students stand with their teacher outside giving a "thumbs up"

This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Each our schools, with the support of our Parent Groups, have been celebrating the amazing contributions our staff make to student learning each day!


A group of students making heart shapes with their hands for their teacher.

Students at River Crest Elementary School are sharing their enthusiasm for their teachers!

North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon. North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon.

North Hudson staff were treated to a luncheon provided by their Parent Group.

Houlton custodian smiling for the camera. Teacher getting a hug from student. A group of students standing while playing their violins. Two staff members stand for a picture. Two staff smiling with their coffee.A group of students rehearsing their school concert. A group of students seated with their teacher with thumbs up.

Our Houlton Staff are full of smiles! What a great group of people serving our kids!

Hudson Heroes

A group of 5th grade students pose with their awards.

Students in the Hudson Prairie Elementary School “Hudson Hero” program were recognized by the Hudson Kiwanis Club with a pizza party and award ceremony. A “Hudson Hero” is someone who sees a problem in the world and takes some action to solve the problem in order to make the world a better place. The 5th grade heroes helped animals, world hunger, children with prosthetic devices, and collected items for service men and women. The group met during their lunch time with a Hudson Kiwanis Club mentor to work on their projects.

Pictured above: Joey A., Cale L., Grant S., Everett Huth, Luke J., Austin S., Rylie M., Sydnee P., Brenna N., Norah K., Jylian W, Peyton K., Ruby W., Kaitlyn D., Madeline M., Josh S., Hunter M.

Four students and a Kiwanis member show off the boxes of items collected.

Pictured above: Kiwanis member Dick Hagen, Joey A., Cale L., Jilian W., Peyton K.