All 10 Raiders Place in BRC Tennis Tournament

Hudson Boy's Tennis team photo at BRC tournament.

The Hudson Raiders took the top two spots in the BRC Tennis Tournament with senior Captain Tyler Grosz winning the #1 Singles Championship.  Younger brother, and sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz also won the Championship Title at #2 Singles.  Hudson took two second place spots with senior Captain Luke Johnson at #3 Singles and the #2 Doubles team of Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost.  Three Raider positions garnered 3rd place finishes including junior Kade Nickerson at #4 Singles, the #1 Doubles team of Jack Geurkink and Brett Covey and the #3 Doubles team of Lewis Holmberg and Charlie Neuenschwander.  Seven of the top ten Raider varsity players also garnered All Conference Honors.  First Team Honors were awarded to Tyler Grosz and Jacob Grosz.  Second Team All Conference Honors were bestowed upon Luke Johnson, Jack Geurkink and Brett Covey and Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost.

Front row from left to right, Hudson’s Singles players: #4, Kade Nickerson, #1 Tyler Grosz, #2 Jacob Nickerson and #3 Luke Johnson.  Standing from left to right are assistant coach John Dahl, #3 doubles Charlie Neuenschwander & Lewis Holmberg, #2 doubles Isaac Hennemann and Mitchell Drost (missing), and #1 doubles Brett Covey and Jack Geurkink, along with varsity head coach John Knutson.

Hudson boy's tennis coaches along with two BRC Singles Champions.

From left to right,  Hudson assistant coach John Dahl, Sophomore Captain Jacob Grosz, the #2 BRC Singles Champion, Senior Captain Tyler Grosz, the #1 Singles BRC Champion, along with varsity head coach John Knutson.

Hudson will have one more match in New Richmond for a three-way meet with New Richmond, River Falls and Hudson on Thursday.  The Sub-sectionals will be held on Monday, May 20th with the Sections being held on Wednesday, May 21st followed by the WIAA State Tournament the following week.

Middle School Sustainability Club Issues Milk Carton Challenge

Students from Willow River Elementary posing outside with their newly planted maple tree.

The Middle School Sustainability Club sponsored a “Milk Carton Challenge” for all Hudson schools on America Recycles Day. Willow River was the district winner and received a Red Blaze Maple to plant at their school.  Chris Reckinger’s 5th grade class hosted the contest. The tree was presented by Timothy Frank, a club representative and Willow River Alumni. Students planted the tree on Arbor Day.

6th Graders Creating New Things and Mending Old

Middle schoolers posing with their sewing projects.
Hudson Middle School 6th grade Family & Consumer Science students learned basic hand sewing and machine sewing techniques while creating a stuffed creature. Students used their new sewing skills while mending classroom pillows throughout the middle school. What a great way to use those skills!

Back Row: Micah Rambo, Brennen Wagner, Grayden Anderson, Kendra Huppert, Tyler Hay, Easton Sonnentag
Front Row: Piper Jensen, Chloe, Hartlep, Lauren Kromrey, Nevaeh Tillman, Carter Caruso

Houlton Gets a Visit from Alumni Athletes

High school athletes posing next to Houlton Elementary sign.

Houlton alumni students came back to read to classes, as part of the Athletes Making Progress (AMP) club.  The HHS students spent a half hour in each classroom, introducing themselves, sharing their involvement in sports and speaking about the lessons in leadership and teamwork they’ve learned through sports.  Each of the athletes read a book to a classroom of students and answered questions afterward.

  High school students leading a discussion with elementary students sitting on the floor.High school student reading to elementary students as the sit on a classroom floor.
High school student sitting in a chair reading to elementary students sitting on a classroom floor.

Okello Kelo Sam Shares His Music With Hudson Prairie Students

A drummer and musician from Uganda teaching Hudson Prairie students about drumming.

Okello Kelo Sam, a renowned drummer and musician from Uganda, visited Hudson Prairie to teach students drumming patterns, songs, singing games, and dances in Mrs. Gallick’s music classes.  Okello leads workshops throughout Europe and the U.S. on Ugandan dance and music. A big thank you to the Hudson Prairie PTO for sponsoring this very special guest.

Pictured: Ava Johnson, Aaron Egger, Blake Serpico, Okello Kelo Sam, Lauren Gates, and A.J. McKeown.

Earth Day at North Hudson

North Hudson students post with decorated grocery bags for Earth Day.

Second graders in Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Filarsky’s classes at North Hudson Elementary partnered with Family Fresh for the “Earth Day Bags” project. The project is done by students all over the United States to share and learn about Earth Day. Students decorated grocery bags for customers to use with environmental facts and suggestions to help us appreciate and take care of our Earth.


Three North Hudson Elementary students pose with their Earth Day decorated grocery bags.