Celebrating Our Retirees and Honoring Years of Service

Staff recognition banquet program.

On May 11, 2022, Hudson School District Board of Education, Administrative Leadership Team, and Education Foundation of Hudson members held a banquet to celebrate School District retirees and recognize staff years of service.

2021-2022 Retirees

The group of retirees stand together.

Jodi Magee, 35 years Hudson Prairie; Becky Bevers, 23 years HMS; Marie Roe, 17 years HHS; Laurie Harmon, 21 years HHS;  Lisa Kein, 18 years HHS; JoAnn Augustin, 19 years Houlton; LeAnn Stein, 21 years HMS; Sheila Mullally, 26 years HHS; Jane Branson, 18 years HHS; Celeste Nelson, 26 years HMS; Tim Erickson, 16 years Administrative Office; Chloe Brine, 30 years Hudson Prairie/River Crest; Tim Scharfenberg, 28 years HMS; Mary Glasbrenner River Crest.

2021-2022 Honorees

(Not all staff were present for photos below. Those being honored are listed in alphabetical order.)

10 Years of Service

Staff who have served for 10 years.

Debra Amundson, Garret Belisle, Brandon Bock, Colleen Boissonneault, Beth Buckmaster-Dulon, Jodi Campbell, Tammy Cochrane, Suzanne Dettmann, Susan Erickson, Sarah Grossenbacher, Colleen Gullickson, Aaron Harker, Jennifer Johnson, Susan Judge, Anne Kalsow, Erin McNish, Alissa Miller, Laura Mlynarczyk, Laura Murphy, Edward Schiltgen, Erin Schiltgen, Heather Solie, Amanda Sumser, Amy Weikel

15 Years of Service

Staff with 15 years of service.  Clinton St John portrait

Michelle Beer, Toni Bendlin, Brian Burbach, Guadalupe Castrejon, Mandy Cummings, Teresa Hagar, Joshua Halvorson, Stephen Kennedy, Daniel Rock, Charmaine Lindberg, Tamara McKenzie, Pamela Rohde, Patrick Sahli, Heidi Shimon, Clinton St. John, Kristen Weaver

20 Years of Service

Staff with 20 years of service

Steve Gaffer, Corey Rogers, Kristen Clemmens, Amy Gallick, Lynn Elsenpeter, Paula Willi, Neil Hatfield, Traci Wolfe, Cheryl Klanderman (not pictured)

25 Years of Service

Staff with 25 years of service

Stephen Uhls, Lisa Wasson, Krista Anderson, Stephanie Chukel, James Peterson (not pictured), Amy Davis (not pictured)

30 Years of Service

staff with 30 years of service

Chloe Brine, Jonel McGee, Mary Jo Graetz, Michelle Hagan, Paula Feyereisen (not pictured)

35 Years of Service

Two staff with 35 years of service.

Jodi Magee and Veronica Guzman

Arial view of the banquet.

Nikki Benson hugs retiree Laurie Harmon.  Diane Schofield recognizes Becky Bevers  Nick Ouellette and Tim Erickson

Jim Dalluhn, LeAnn Stein, Celeste Nelson and Tim Scharfenberg

Thank you to the Education Foundation of Hudson for their support and collaboration in hosting this year’s Staff Recognition Banquet. 

Members of the education foundation

Board of Trustee members Lynn Krueger, Scott Snyder, and Ron Bernth.

Click here to learn more about the Education Foundation of Hudson.

HMS 7th Grade Team Wins National STEM Competition

Three students seated at the table.

The Covid 19 Pandemic has taught us that something happening on the other side of the world has the potential to affect us here in Hudson. A team of Hudson Middle School 7th-grade students, Arden Fenstermacher, Isabel Burant, Maren Mielke, and Addison Riendeau, chose to explore the dangers girls in developing countries face while doing laundry in rivers. 

First, the Middle School team researched the many health and wellness issues endured while doing laundry in a river. The team decided to develop a way to reduce the time girls were spending at the river by creating a mobile rolling washing machine for the eCybermission STEM competition. The team felt very passionate about their project and felt a real connection to the plight of the girls. The team noted, “Had we been born in a less fortunate place, that could have been us having to wash our clothes in a river.”   

As a result of their hard work, research, and clever prototype, the team was awarded top honors by state judges. They were one of the top three (3) teams in 11 states in the north-central region in the eCybermission STEM Competition earning the team $8000.00 in savings bonds.   eCYBERMISSION is an online science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes teamwork, self-discovery, and the real-life applications of STEM. Students work in teams, with the help of a Team Advisor, to choose a problem in their community to explore with science or solve with engineering. Students experience STEM firsthand and learn how they can use it to change the world while interacting with STEM professionals and competing for the state, regional, and national awards. eCYBERMISSION students have applied for and received patents, expanded their projects into businesses, and achieved national recognition, including the first-ever TIME’s “Kid of the Year .” eCYBERMISSION is part of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and administered by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

In addition to the team award, Advisor Chris Deleon was recognized at the eCYBERMISSION team advisor of the year!

Congratulations to the Arden, Isabel, Maren, Addison and Mr. Deleon!

eCYBERMISSION logo

Thank You to the Amazing Hudson School District Staff!

Thank you in a heart.
As Staff Appreciation Week draws to a close, we want to take this opportunity to give a public shout-out to the amazing individuals who serve our students, families, and community in the Hudson School District each day.
Our custodial team works around the clock to ensure our schools are clean, safe and comfortable. Each custodian is responsible for approximately 30,000 square feet of building space each day. More than the spaces they clean, they provide a welcoming smile to students and staff.
By 6:00 AM, the School Age Care team opens our elementary doors to children who need care before the school day starts. They greet the child who just wants another hour of sleep with compassion. They enthusiastically engage the child who is wide-eyed and ready to shoot hoops.
Before the schools come alive with student voices, our Nutrition Services staff are busy preparing breakfast and planning for lunch. They serve an average of 1,400 breakfasts and 2,600 lunches each day. When you are running on empty and need a brain break, the Nutrition team is ready to serve.
As the students arrive, support staff are busy answering student and parent questions. They assist with finding and delivering classroom resources, logging absences and connecting students with the items they forgot at home that were delivered by parents. Payroll, accounts receivable, employee benefits, bussing, interviews, background checks, distribution of classroom materials, registration of students – an endless list of job duties that support over 800 staff and 5,400 students. It’s a whirlwind of responsibilities that are calmly managed.
The day’s main event is the learning and connections developed in the classroom. Dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals, Instructional Technology staff, and administrators serve students in concert with each other. Their goal is to empower all students to cultivate their talents, embrace their passions, and leverage their learning to impact the world around them.
The learning and activities do not end when the last bell rings for the day. Some elementary students return to School Age Care, and students across the District participate in club and athletic activities. There are Community Education classes, community youth sports fill our gyms and fields, and those who want to get in a workout enjoy the Raider Fitness Center. These activities could not occur without the coaches, advisors, and support staff who work evenings and weekends.
And when 10:00 PM finally arrives, there is a small but mighty crew of custodians once again preparing schools for the next day.

Exciting achievements for our Hudson DI teams!

DI Seniors

Exciting achievements for our Hudson DI teams!

This year seven teams have qualified for DI Globals. Hudson had 15 teams complete at the state tournament earlier this month.  A special red tie is given to recognize senior teams who compete at the state level.

 

Human Growth and Development Advisory Council Application

Human Growth and Development Advisory Council
The Hudson School District is looking for parents and community members interested in joining the Human Growth and Development Advisory Council. The council will work to advise the Board of Education in considering applicable statutes, School District policies, standards, and community perspectives. The council will begin meeting in April and continue to meet throughout the following months.
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Human Growth and Development Advisory Council, please click here to complete the application. 
Hudson School District Teaching & Learning Department
715.377.3705

Data Privacy & Security for Families – April 27 @ 6:00 PM

The Hudson School District IT Department is hosting a Data Privacy and Security workshop for families on April 27 at 6:00 PM at Hudson High School.

Why does data privacy and security matter?

  • Protecting your personal devices allows you to better protect your children.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Cybercrime is up 600%.
  • Detect possible identity fraud.
  • Learn parental control security options.

Our Instructional Technology staff will be available to help you determine what works best for you family’s home needs following their presentation.

 

Questions? Email us at connections@hudsonraiders.org.

Summer School Session II – Elementary Jump Start Camps

Summer School Session II

2022 Elementary Summer School Session II – Jump Start Adventure Camp

  • Open to all children entering grades 1st – 5th fall 2022-2023
  • When: August 1 -12, 2022
  • Where: EP Rock, Hudson Prairie, North Hudson, and River Crest Elementary Schools
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Click here to register
  • Registrations deadline is July 15, 2022

Introduction to Kindergarten: August 1 – August 12

  • Location: All six elementary schools
  • Open to incoming Kindergarten children who would benefit from spending time preparing for school
  • Cost: Hudson School District residents – no charge; Non-residents – $50 for 10-day session
  • Time: Either 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Registration deadline is July 15, 2022 (Registration opens April 1st)
  • Click here to register for Introduction to Kindergarten

Introduction to Kindergarten will be held at each of our 6 elementary schools for children entering Kindergarten fall 2022. However, if there are not enough children registered at a particular school, families will be asked to attend an alternate school.

This camp is an opportunity for incoming Kindergarten children who would benefit from spending time preparing for Kindergarten. There are two class periods offered (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM), you should only sign your child up for one class period.


2022 Elementary Summer School – Session I (June 20-July 1)

2022-2023 School Year Registration Now Open

2022-2023 school year registration now open

Families wishing to enroll for the 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten Registration:

  • Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st of the year they plan to attend school in order to register for Kindergarten.
  • If your child attended the Hudson School District Community 4K program, you can register online using Skyward Family Access (click here).
  • If you have not already registered with the Hudson School District as a 4K student, please call an elementary school or click here to begin the online process.
  • Please bring proof of residency (i.e. a utility bill, rental lease, driver’s license with current address).

4K Registration:

School Age Care and 4K Wrap Care Registration:

  • Registration for summer programming will begin March 7, 2022
  • Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year will begin June 1, 2022

National School Counselors Week

Three school counselors pose with award.

Shout out to the our elementary school counselors who were recently recognized as WSCA 2022 Equity in Action Award recipients.

Elementary School Counselors Sarah Flier, Anna Lurndal, Chris Strop, Aria Krieser, Kristen Ziebol, and Kelly Curtis have been recognized as the 2022 Equity In Action Award winners.  This award is meant to recognize school counselors who have made significant contributions to the advancement of equity in education for students in Wisconsin.  The Hudson Team was recognized in November 2021 at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference, which takes place each November in the Wisconsin Dells.

The Hudson counselors are data driven- looking for gaps in academic and behavioral performance. They address these areas with targeted interventions to help make school more equitable and accessible for all. The Hudson counselors serve as building leaders in Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and equity teams. By creating district-wide empowerment practices such as ‘Peaceful Playgrounds’ and ‘Stop/Walk/Talk’ the Hudson counselors have helped all students know what to do when faced with disrespectful situations. The Hudson counselors lean into the uncomfortable and are not afraid to have the tough conversations. As a team they have facilitated two parent conversations about race, one in the summer 2020 and one as a book club in spring 2021. Additionally, the team’s commitment to data informed work has earned them a total of eleven Program of Promise Awards from the Wisconsin School Counselor Association.

Every year the Wisconsin School Counselor Association recognizes individuals within the school counseling profession who demonstrate profound impact on the school counseling profession and lives of students. Nominations for the Equity In Action Award are submitted to the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Professional Recognition & Scholarship Committee and are rated by a committee of active and retired school counselors. Award recipients are determined based on their demonstrated leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to achieve systemic change to create equitable practices in their school community. The organization selects one school counselor or counseling team to receive this award.

About the Wisconsin School Counselor Association

School Counselors are essential to the lifelong learning and success of all students. Our vision is for Wisconsin to be the model for excellence in equitable school counseling practice, exemplified by the advocacy, leadership, and expertise of the members of the WSCA. Focused on providing quality professional development opportunities, supporting comprehensive school counseling programs, and giving one voice to professional school counselors, WSCA is dedicated to empowering school counselors throughout the state. For additional information about WSCA visit www.wscaweb.org