Hudson Prairie 4th grade students and staff participated in a day long Kindness Retreat. This event was put on by the Youth Frontiers organization with the goal to give students tools to develop empathy, promote kindness and prevent bullying. Students participated in small and large group discussions, role playing and other team building activities.
Thank you to the many teachers and parent volunteers who helped to facilitate the groups throughout the day.
The Youth Frontiers organization works to empower kids to be “everyday heroes” by using kindness to include others, to be respectful and to make the school a better place.
Outstanding technology and engineering programs from around the world, including the program from Hudson Middle School were honored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) at its 82nd Annual Conference held in March.
Thirty-one technology and engineering education programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels received ITEEA’s Program Excellence Award. The Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering education programs is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and students. The Program Excellence Award provides public recognition at the local/state through international levels.
The Program Excellence Award program is designed to recognize superior K-12 technology and engineering education programs from around the world. These award-winning programs serve as a standard for comparison and models for the development of other programs. Therefore, it is essential that each program selected and recognized reflects contemporary technology engineering education.
Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in their region, province, or state as proponents of advancing technological literacy for all.
ITEEA President, Dr. Philip A. Reed, DTE, shared, “The award winners exhibit so many high-quality programs and activities occurring globally in technology and engineering education! It is inspiring to learn from these leaders, and we should all feel proud to be connected with these colleagues.”
The Wisconsin School Counselors Association (WSCA) recently announced their Program of Promise Award Winners. Congratulations is extended to our elementary school counselors – Kelly Curtis, Chris Strop, Sarah Flier, and Aria Krieser!
This year, seven school counseling programs received the prestigious Program of Promise award from the Wisconsin Counselor Association (WSCA). Awards were presented to school counselors who met or exceeded the requirements in a submitted Wisconsin School Counselor Accountability Report (WSCPAR) in February 2020.
- EP Rock Elementary School (Kelly Curtis) implemented a multi-tiered support approach with staff and students and decreased behavior referrals for students of color by 38%, closing the gap between students of color and white students.
- At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (Aria Krieser), 57% of students met their MAP reading targets (who had not met the year prior) after participating in an academic success group facilitated by the school counselor.
- The North Hudson Elementary School (Chris Strop) counseling program reduced tardies by 36% for students with excessive attendance concerns.
- Willow River Elementary School (Sarah Flier) students gained a total of 11.65 hours of instructional time from counselor intervention due to a decrease in nurse visits.
The Program of Promise award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from WSCA. This award is granted to a small number of Wisconsin schools each year. To be considered, the school counselor(s) must submit an accountability report fulfilling stringent data expectations set forth by the Wisconsin School Counselor Association. This peer reviewed report illustrates the impact that the school counseling program has had on the academic, social-emotional and career development of students in the school.
Special shout out to Sarah Flier who also received the WI School Counselor of the Year award.