Hudson Middle School hosted an award breakfast for December’s Raider of the Month honorees. December’s theme was Service – The action of helping or doing work for someone for no personal tangible benefit. Each grade level house, Tech. Ed., Spanish and PE nominated two students to be honored with the award. The Middle School hosts this special breakfast on the third Friday of each month to acknowledge students who show outstanding qualities that embody the monthly theme. Great job Raiders!
On Saturday, Hudson High hosted the 25th annual Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition, where schools from three different athletic conferences – Big Rivers, Dunn-St. Croix and Middle Border – competed for the title of Conference Champions.
The Varsity Raidaires held on to their title of Big Rivers Conference Champs, with their award-winning performances in Jazz and Hip Hop. Back Row: Brooke J., Jordan T., Maddie C., Anna N., Mikaela B., Kassie E., Avery S., Julia B., Macey H., Elianna H., Gabby M., Hunter S., Natalia G., Olivia H., Sophia H., Ashton R. (captain). Row 2: Manager Maria A., Emily W., Natalia R., Lexie S., Elle F., Kylie S., Alivia T.(captain), Ella B., Sophi J., Hailey B., Madi D., Manager Owen G. Front: Hailey W. (captain) and Chloe H. (captain).
The Varsity Raidaires will head to the Western Regionals on January 26 in Wausau to compete for Regional Champion and qualify for the State Dance Competition, Feb. 2. The Varsity team is coached by Kim Hoff, Monica Servi and Kristin Van Den Broeke.
In the solo and ensemble division, soloist Chloe H. and Hailey B. were named First-Team All-Conference for Big Rivers, with Hailey B. placing third overall, and Chloe H. placing first. In the ensemble division, several Hudson duets took home Second-Team All-Conference honors, as well as placing in the top three including: Alivia T. and Ella B. (1st), Brooke J. and Lexie S. (2nd), Elle F. and Kassie E. (3rd) and Mikaela B. and Emily W. (4th).
For the JV division the Hudson JV team came away victorious and was awarded JV Conference Champions for their performances in Pom and Jazz. Next up, the JV Team travels to DC Everest High School to compete at JAM Saturday to retain their JV State Champions title. The JV team is coached by Carynn Arend and Ashley Herink.
Last week, Hudson Middle School conducted their annual GeoBee for the National Geographic Bee, an annual geography competition sponsored by the National Geographic Society. This year’s HMS winner was Shloke J., with second place going to Graeme P., and third place going to Sawyer R.
Shloke will have the chance to compete in Madison at the state-level competition in March. Great job and good luck in Madison!
Mr. Mick of Space St. Croix visited River Crest 3rd graders on December 21st, to share exciting information about the New Horizons Kuiper Belt Extended Mission! On New Year’s Day 2019, 12:33am EST, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Kuiper Belt, nicknamed Ultima Thule. The students were excited to learn about the mission and received a paper model of the spacecraft.
River Crest students made gratitude bead counters in their Kindness Crews this past week! They were encouraged to use the beads to help them remember to think of 10 things each day for which they are grateful!
During this holiday season, many Hudson elementary school students have been learning about practicing kindness in their community. North Hudson 3rd graders extended themselves with kindness by making and sending holiday cards to residents at the Christian Community Home. Thank you, North Hudson!
As part of their Researchers unit, 3rd grade students at North Hudson Elementary learned how to have a positive impact on their community. To put this learning into practice, they chose to collect household items for local organization, Tara’s Totes. Tara’s Totes provides essential, everyday items to families who have been displaced by a house fire. Great work, North Hudson!