On January 21st, Hudson Middle School Student Council Students volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. They helped to pack 65 boxes of food, feeding 38 children for a year. #WeAreRaiderProud
River Crest Elementary School 3rd graders made their monthly trek to Camp St. Croix to visit the pond. The visit is part of their phenology study; observing how nature changes during the seasons.
Our Willow students voted on what they would like to grow in the classroom hydroponic garden. They started the year by growing basil for pesto. Next they planted a salsa kit which included heirloom cherry tomatoes and jalapenos peppers. The students spent three-four months noticing how the tomato plants grew more quickly than the peppers. Students were responsible for watering and adding nutrients to the garden. They were excited to see each flower turn into a tomato or pepper. After testing the ripeness of the tomatoes, students made salsa.
Given the choice to start new plants, students chose to try more tomatoes so they can put together tomatoes, basil and mozzarella for Italian crostini.
Representatives from Luther Automotive Group donated a 2015 Jeep Liberty to Hudson High School’s Technology Education department so students in automotive classes have a newer model vehicle to use for instruction.
Matthew Carlson, Service Specialist with Luther, spoke to students in Mr. Hovland’s class about Luther’s Tech Trac Student Sponsorship Program. Tech Trac is dedicated to supporting Technical College students with the passion and ambition to become an automotive technician. Students who qualify are provided financial support to complete a 2-year certificate or degree and paid, part-time work at a Luther dealership with a fast-track transition to full-time employment once the student has completed certification. Qualifying students are also eligible for a tool grant of up to $2,000. Learn more about Luther’s Tech Trac program at: https://www.lutherauto.com/techtrac.htm
Also present were Superintendent Nick Ouellette who spoke briefly about his tech ed background and the opportunities afforded students who are interested in the trades. Luther Chevrolet Hudson’s Service Manager, Steve Boyd (a Hudson High School alumni), spoke about the need for automotive technicians and if students wished to pursue a career in transportation, there will always be work.
Much thanks to Luther Automotive Group for their support as a community partner in education!
Hudson Prairie’s school counselor, Mrs. Krieser, spends time discussing conflict resolution with 2nd grade students. This group is discussing “big” and “small” problems and the steps to solve the problem.
“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” provides parents with practical, easy to use techniques and tools to help children become responsible adults. When parents us “Love and Logic” techniques with children, they are better able to hand the challenges of today’s real world.
Class is being offered at Hudson Prairie Elementary School on Tuesdays, March 10 – April 14 (there is no class the week of spring break). The classes are scheduled from 5:45 – 7:45 PM
- To learn more and register click on the following link.
- Cost for this program is $40/person or $60/couple. The fee includes a “Love and Logic” parent handbook.
- Free child care is provided.
The class is facilitated by Aria Krieser, school counselor at Hudson Prairie Elementary School, and Chris Strop, school counselor at North Hudson Elementary School.
The Hudson High School Rhinestone Raiders recently visited North Hudson Elementary School and performed for Mrs. Anfinson’s and Mr. Schiltgen’s special education students, as well as fifth graders in Mrs. Brackemyer’s class. Following their performance, the group of high schoolers taught our junior Raiders some dance moves. It was fun to have some former North Hudson Elementary students return and share some time with the young learners.
The Rhinestone Raiders are a Hudson High School club that provides peer-to-peer support for students with disabilities through the shared enjoyment of cheerleading and dance. The group focuses on building confidence, teamwork, perseverance, friendship, inclusion and school spirit.
Local ceramic artist Katie Mattis recently visited North Hudson Elementary School. Katie showed the students some of her ceramic pieces that she made when she was their age, alongside many pieces that she is currently creating. She taught the students about potters wheels, different types of clay, a kiln’s mechanics, how to attach handles, and many other ceramic techniques. She provided each student with a chunk of clay and worked with them step-by-step to create a mini ceramic version that replicates the types of ceramic dishes that she is currently creating in her studio space. She discussed what it means to be an artist and all her future goals as a professional ceramicist.
Thank you Katie Mattis for teaching our North Hudson students that we are all great artists!
North Hudson Elementary School families had an active evening exploring Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM)!
Middle School students recently participated in the National Geographic GeoBee competition. The school’s first place winner will get a chance to qualify for the state competition in March. Congratulations to our top three competitors: Aaron M., Taylor B., and Graeme P.! #WeAreRaiderProud