Last week, Hudson Middle School promoted walk or ride your bike to school day. About 70 students rode a bike or scooter to school for the event. Another 150 students walked. Students who live too far from school to bike or walk could choose to walk the track before school as participants.
Students who participated in the day had a chance to wing a bike helmet or frisbees provided by Healthier Together – Pierce and St. Croix Counties Coalition. All participants received bike reflectors.
Hudson Middle School 8th grade student council members participated in a spelling bee with residents at the Christian Community Homes. Resident Dorothy came in third, student Frankie Franta came in second, and the first place winner was resident Jeanne.
Several Hudson Middle School students were recognized as ‘Raiders of the Month’ for March. The learning habit for March was “Respect.” The goal was to treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule. Specifically, this group of students excelled in:
Being tolerant and accepting of difference.
Using good manners and not using bad language.
Being considerate of the feelings of others.
Dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements; not threatening, hitting or hurting others.
This group of students, their parents, and staff gathered for a celebration breakfast on April 26.
Pictured above are the Elective and Exploratory students recognized: Tayler Miller, Brady Richards, Dominic Stucci, Grace Hanson, Tayler Jones, Wade Congdon, Allyson Fetzer, Allison Jones, Ella Eytcheson, and Thomas Finneran-Flyckt.
Eighth-grade students recognized: Tayler Miller, Ryleigh White, Rhian Neitzel, Isabella Sofie, and Oran Lautenbach; not pictured Storm Keller, Peyton Sherman, and Carter Close
Seventh-grade students recognized: Sophia Slavsky, Rebecca Belany, Addison Schultz, Eli Olson, Owen Phillips, Harrison Ross, and Ella Carstensen; not pictured Hunter Schurtz
Sixth-grade students recognized: Tyler Lessard, Evan Holden, Brenna Sommers, Izabell Dusek, David Brown, Chelsey Wandmacher, Patrick Gibson, and Ava Milligan
The School District held its Annual Staff Banquet to recognize retirees and years of service. It was an evening of fond stories and genuine thanks for the dedication and passion each honoree has brought to the Hudson learning community. We are Raider Proud! Thank you!
Retirees include: Diane Claycomb (30 years), Lucindy DePratter (6 years), Brenda Foust (25 years), Karen Halvorson (31 years), Amy Hamborg (15 years), David Hammond (19 years), Kathy Heth (26 years), Jonathan Hilding (28 years), Brian Huser (27 years), Deborah Larson (15 years), Wendy Langer (15 years), Sandra Long (7 years), Susan Randall (22 years), Rita Robey (22 years), Linda Schwertel (19 years), Patricia Steely (35 years), Michael Stoskopf (30 years), Therese Swinney (20 years), Mary Wicker (26 years)
Thirty-five Years of Service: Patricia Steely – Forty-five Years of Service: Art Forester
Thirty Years of Service: Diane Claycomb, Mary Glasbrenner, Elizabeth Hovland, Steven Sollom, Michael Stoskopf, Michael Yell
Twenty-five Years of Service: Brenda Foust, Stephanie Heerdt, Julie Johnson, Amy Petermeier, Brian Petermeier, Timothy Scharfenberg, William Schaub
Twenty Years of Service: Laurel Anfinson, Yvette Alesso, Heidi Aschenbrenner, Lisa Bartlein, Elizabeth Bevers, Cynthia Brinsko, Margaret Derrick, Jaime Fall, Kathleen Hanner, Jennifer Heier, Jamison Holum, Gail Jung, Mark Klanderman, Kevin Knoke, Terri Lammo, Linda Morning, Daniel Murray, Laurel Nelson-Lundell, Lisa Plackner, Mark Rivard, Maija Stubbendick, Therese Swinney, Sean Thompson, Kristen Ziebol
Fifteen Years of Service: Sonja Baumgartner, Kathleen Bartch, Nichole Benson, Barbara Cook, Jodi Dalluhn, Patrice Denning, Christina Dobberstein, Patricia Donahue, Kristie Faust, Michael Griffith, Joy Hage, Amy Hamborg, Kari Heisler, Ryan Jamieson, Brian Johnson, Laura Johnson, Lisa Kein, Alleyne Knudson, Wendy Langer, Deborah Larson, Kara Lindstrom, Timothy Olson
Ten Years of Service: Julie Andracek, Cory Eller, Lori Head, Melissa Hines, Annette Kelley, Paul Krasin, Maren Luedtke, Kristen Mathison, Kristin Runk, Deanne Swanson, Jennifer Toll, David Tostrud, Jodi Youngman.
Board of Education members handed out recognition awards to each of the honoree groups. Short speeches were given by the administrators who worked with each of the retirees.
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!
Board members, Jamie Johnson and Bruce Hanson, took the oath of office at the April 22nd Board of Education work session. Both were recently re-elected and will serve for another three years. Thank you to both gentlemen for their service to our Hudson students, staff, and community.
Please join the Hudson School District’s Mental Health Advisory Council for a Community Conversation
Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Resource gallery will be available before and after the conversation
5:30-6:00 PM Gallery of Resources
7:30-8:00 PM Gallery of Resources
The Hudson School District believes that building a community-wide response to mental health awareness and services is critical in supporting our children. The School District has created the Mental Health Advisory Council consisting of staff, students, parents, and community members. The purpose of the Advisory is to discuss issues and barriers but most importantly, to develop goals to increase collaboration to better meet the needs of all our community members.
The Mental Health Advisory Council will seek different view points, gather meaningful input, and encourage solutions to address identified mental health issues within the Hudson School District.
For more information, contact:
Kristen Ziebol, Hudson School District Mental Health Coordinator
This past February, Hudson Middle School students in Deb Gangnon’s 8th grade Food Science/Snack Shop classes baked and donated bread to HOME (Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone) Program. Students also served a meal at Bethel Lutheran Church. Brian Ullom, one of the coordinators of the meals at Bethel Lutheran Church said guests were very appreciative and the student baked breads were a hit.
As part of this class, students learn the science behind baking bread. Once they learn the basics of bread baking, they explore recipe writing and the science involved to create their own original versions of whole wheat bread. Along the way, students learn how ingredients interact with each other, about food photography, and nutrition analysis. This project was sponsored in part by the King Arthur Flour Company, not only to encourage students to learn how to bake and the science behind it, but also give students the opportunity to serve their community. As part of the program called “Bake for Good”, King Arthur Flour Company donates the flour and yeast used for the donations.