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 [email protected]

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.

SADD Holds Tie Blanket Party for Area Children

A group of students pose with their completed blankets.

The S.A.D.D. student group at the High School recently held a “Tie a Blanket” party and asked advisories to make their own blankets.  All of the tie blankets will be delivered to Northwest Passage in Grantsburg, WI and Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis for their younger patients who won’t be home for the holidays and winter break. During the blanket party, ten (10) blankets were made with the help of our amazing HHS students!

A group of students working on their blanket. A group of students working on their blanket. A group of students working on their blanket. Two students working on their blanket. Two students working on their blanket.

Hudson Schools Exceed or Significantly Exceed Expectations

State of Wisconsin with the number 83.9 Significantly Exceeds Expectations

The Hudson School District is excited to report that the School District is ranked in the top 8% of Wisconsin school districts according to the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards. All of the Hudson Schools scored an Exceeds or Significantly Exceeds Expectations on their report cards. The School District is particularly proud of progress made on closing learning gaps and making academic progress for all children.

Individual 2018-2019 School Report Cards can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Click on the following link to learn more about Wisconsin School Report Cards: https://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards

All Night Senior Party News

All night senior party news with seated graduation image in the background.
Hudson High School Seniors/Parents – register now for the Senior All Night Graduation Party!
The All Night Party is a lock-in celebration held the night of the graduation ceremony for all graduating seniors. For 30 years, the Hudson community, schools, and parents have teamed together to help our graduates celebrate their big night in a safe, chemical-free environment. Students can expect dozens of fun activities and games, music, fabulous food, and BIG PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES! The event has been highly successful, with about 85% of the graduating class in attendance in a typical year.
Register your senior now at HudsonSAFE.org by clicking on the following link: https://www.hudsonsafe.org/2020-senior-party/senior-party-registration. The cost is $50 and includes a class T-Shirt. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Tom Klatt Wins Ann Marie Grant for Plasma Cutting Software

Tech Ed. teacher using computer alongside metal cutting machine.

Congratulations to Tom Klatt, high school Technology Education and Project Lead the Way instructor, on being awarded a $1,774.00 Ann Marie Grant for CNC Plasma Cutting Software. This software allows students to intricately and accurately create designs and cut metal. The award will help purchase software and equipment to increase the number of student workstations from the current one to four.