We’re Hiring!

We're hiring

Are you looking for rewarding work? The Hudson School District has multiple full and part-time positions open. Whether you enjoy working directly with children or working behind the scenes – we have something for you! Click here to learn more about the the opportunities that are waiting for you!

Position Highlights

  • School Age Care – Full-time year round, with excellent health and retirement benefits.
  • Special Education Paraprofessional – Full-time, starting at $16.16/hour
  • Math/Reading Classroom Paraprofessional – Part-time, starting at $15.05/hour.
  • Nutrition Services – 8 hours/day during the school year. Salary range depending on position $18.32 – $15.53/hour
  • Custodians – Full-time year round, with excellent health and retirement benefits.
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches for Volleyball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Football
  • Noon duty, bus aides, and more!

Questions? Our Human Resources Department is here to help – 715.377.3706

Celebrating Our Staff

The group of retirees standing together.

At the close of each school year, we take a moment to celebrate the contributions of our retirees and congratulate those who have achieved years of service milestones. The Hudson School District is proud to honor the impact these individuals have made throughout their careers. They have touched the lives of thousands of learners, young and old. Their collective service exemplifies the School District’s vision to empower all students to cultivate their talents, embrace their passions, and leverage their learning to impact the world around them.

Those honored on June 2, 2021 included:

Retirees

Ernest Beachy (6 years); Lori Bieging (19 years); Diane Blihovde (24 years); Cynthia Brinsko (22 years); Cynthia Burak-Gresmer (16 years); Gwendolyn Conklin (20 years); Deborah Gangnon (15 years); Mary Gerzmehle (23 years); Dawn Grund (8 years); Laura Kiesler (24 years); Kris Larson (16 years); Christine Mattis (19 years); Cynthia Mitchell (35 years); Terri Ostertag (18 years); Brian Petermeier (27 years); Sandra Peterson (3 years); James Stejskal (23 years); Donna Stohlman (7 years); Julie Tangen (30 years); Natalie Thorson (24 years).

35 Years of Service

Cynthia Mitchell, Lois Zezza

30 Years of Service

John Dornfeld, Rachel Mueller, Julie Tangen

25 Years of Service

Heather Bohl, Timothy Chukel, Sheila Mullally, Celeste Nelson, Dolf Schmidt

20 Years of Service

John Aide, Susan Anderson, Rhonda Austin, Renee Bonse, Amy Briggs, Becky Brooks, Gwendolyn Conklin, Lori Finnegan, Jill Germain, Laurie Harmon, Phyllis Harper, Shelly Johannsen, Michele Johnson, Susan Johnson, Jay Kluz, Jason Lund, Ryan McCarthy, Erin Meier-Williamson, Cathy Schewe, Lisa Skoyen, Robert Smith, Jessica Stein, Leann Stein, Anita Stilwell

15 Years of Service

Kim Behnke, Kristine Bjerk, Charles Bublitz, Luke Chaffee, Tim Erickson, Lisa Faletti-Watkins, Karen Frye, Deborah Gangnon, Elizabeth Ganz, Crystal Geigle, Angela Goebel, Lisa Hayes, Adam Kaufman, Julie King-Hildreth, Blake Kotajarvi, Shane Magee, John McGinley, Vickie McLaughlin, Katie Murphy, Britt Peterson, Holly Quinn-Marrs, Angela Rehmus, Dan Weiland

10 Years of Service

Melissa Briese, Kalynn Brown, Cindy Clark, Lindi Everson, Jessica Flanagan, Nicole Gunderson, Megan Halvorson, Jody Kreibich, Greta Lewis, Christine Lila, Jessica Maalis, Lauren Mattson, Anthony Meincke, Julie Michaels, Aaron Moen, Steven Schoenecker, Nicholas Syman, Katie Vanasse

 

Hudson Named 2020 Best Communities for Music Education

Best Communities for Music Education poster

Congratulations to the Hudson School District for receiving the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education award. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to school districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Awards are determined based on annual survey information. Survey questions are aligned with goals for equity and access to music education for all students, and also with national standards for music education.  This survey seeks to support communities everywhere that are working to assure music education opportunities for all students. Criteria selection gauges funding, participation, opportunity, standards, community, facilities, and other factors that affect access to comprehensive music education.

Thank you to our Hudson School District music teachers and the many community partners who support music as an essential component of learning in the lives of children!

 

Healthy Use of Screen Time

Multiple images of children using different screen time devices.

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health offers the following information as a guide for families on the topic of screen time (click here to read Supporting Child Well-being Through Healthy Use of Screen Time).

“In Wisconsin, adolescents who experience episodes of major depression have steadily increased. At the same time, there has been a growing body of evidence to suggest the amount of screen time usage may initiate or worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce social connectedness, and contribute to poor social and emotional wellness.”

 

Congratulations To Our State Kick Champion Raidaires

Raidaires team hold up their trophy.

It was a great season for the Hudson Raidaires. The Raidaires finished as the state D1 Kick Champions and the D1 Jazz Runner Up. The coaches summed up the season following the Jazz performance, “This season was full of twists and turns, injures and surprises… Our jazz routine to, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” perfectly captured our emotions. These girls left their hearts out on the floor. Special thanks to ALL of our close friends and family who’ve ‘moved mountains’ for us throughout this season!! We appreciate you.” #WeAreRaiderProud

Team with their state win.

Team performing in a heart shape.

Raidaires during performance.

Raidaires Kick line up

Team members posing with their medals

Team posing in red white and blue

Team posing at Conference Team posing at Little Chute.

Luther Automotive Community Partner in Education

Students and their Tech Ed teacher are having a look under the hood of the new jeep.

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.

Students listen to a speaker from Luther Automotive.

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!

The Joy of Dance!

A group of elementary and High School students gathered in the gym.

The Hudson High School Rhinestone Raiders recently visited North Hudson Elementary School and performed for Mrs. Anfinsons and Mr. Schiltgen’s special education students, as well as fifth graders in Mrs. Brackemyers 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. 

Playing with the parachute. Playing with the parachute.

Playing with the parachute.

Rhinestone Raiders dance for elementary students.

Rhinestone Raiders dance for elementary students. HS Rhinestone Raiders pose in a cheerleading pyramid.

Rhinestone Raiders dance for elementary students.

Rhinestone Raiders pose in the gym.

HHS Graduate Shares His Work As Ceramics Artist

Dane Hodges, ceramic artist, working on a pot on the wheel.

Ceramics artist and Hudson High School graduate Dane Hodges, held a ceramics and sculpture workshop at the High School for students in the Ceramics and Sculpture classes.  Dane held the all day workshop in coordination with Hudson High School art teachers Jason Lund and Nick Koss.

During the workshop, Dane presented a slideshow of his artwork from his high school days to the present. He discussed his art background and detailed his artistic style progression over the years. Dane provided several live demonstrations for the High School art students including throwing pots of varying sizes on the potter’s wheel and how to alter or sculpt pots after they have been taken off the wheel.

Dane graduated from Hudson High School in 2007. While attending Hudson High School, Dane took art classes from all three of the current art teachers, Mary Muchlinski, Jason Lund and Nick Koss. Dane majored in Ceramics and Art Education at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. In addition to being a professional ceramics artist, Dane teaches art at Columbia Heights Middle School in Minnesota.

Dane Hodges, ceramics artist, measuring a clay pot. Dane Hodges, ceramics artist, presenting to a classroom at Hudson High School.

Take Your Legislator to Work

Rep. Zimmerman poses with student and Knoke's owner.

As part of the School District’s Access and Transition Program that works to increase employment for youth with disabilities, our students invited their legislators to work last month. Senator Patty Schachtner and Representative Shannon Zimmerman joined the students at their various worksites including Knoke’s Chocolates, Croix Gear, and Christian Community Homes.

Did you know…

  • People with disabilities have a 48% higher tenure at their jobs as compared to their peers.
  • People with disabilities have 34% fewer safety accidents.
  • Absenteeism is 40% less than that of their peers.
  • 90% of people with disabilities perform equal to, or better than that of their peers.

Are you a community partner who wants to get involved with this amazing program? Contact Robin Rivard at rivardre@hudsonraiders.org.

Senator Schachtner with student at Knoke's. Senator Schachtner and student at Knoke's. Student posing with representatives from Croix Gear and Senator Schachtner. Students talking with Rep. Zimmerman. Students with Rep. Zimmerman and their teacher Robin Rivard. Student and Senator Schachtner at construction site.