Middle School Students Practice Persuasive Writing

Student holds up thank you letter and gift cards.

Middle School students in Ms. Hackbarth Miller’s 6th grade Language Arts class wrote reviews of local restaurants to practice their persuasive writing skills, editing skills, and to create a stronger community connection. After students completed their final essays, they wrote thank you notes to restaurant managers, and sent them to their respective restaurants. Much to their surprise, some restaurants wrote back and even sent gift cards! The students appreciated this writing opportunity and to be part of such a caring community!

Student holds up thank you letter and gift cards.

Student holds up thank you letter and gift cards.

HMS Student Council Community Service

A group of students stand by their school's adopt-a-highway sign in their safety vests.

Much thanks to this great group of kids representing the Hudson Middle School Student Council who spent time cleaning along Highway 12. The Student Council adopted this section of the highway.

Pictured above in the back row from left to right is, Preston Jensen, Ryleigh White, Bennett Hatfield, Addie Aune, Kellen Grossenbacher, Nathan Kromrey, Frankie Franta, and Brin Swenke. In the front row from left to right is, Abby Obermueller, Olivia Huber, and Francis Foster.

Middle School Sustainability Club Issues Milk Carton Challenge

Students from Willow River Elementary posing outside with their newly planted maple tree.

The Middle School Sustainability Club sponsored a “Milk Carton Challenge” for all Hudson schools on America Recycles Day. Willow River was the district winner and received a Red Blaze Maple to plant at their school.  Chris Reckinger’s 5th grade class hosted the contest. The tree was presented by Timothy Frank, a club representative and Willow River Alumni. Students planted the tree on Arbor Day.

Middle School Promotes Walk/Bike to School Day

Three boys stop for their picture on the track.

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.

Two students pose for the camera as the walk the Middle School track in the early morning.Two boys stop for their picture on the track. A group of students smile for the camera.

Celebrating our Staff

A large group of Kindergarten students stand with their teacher outside giving a "thumbs up"

This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Each our schools, with the support of our Parent Groups, have been celebrating the amazing contributions our staff make to student learning each day!

 

A group of students making heart shapes with their hands for their teacher.

Students at River Crest Elementary School are sharing their enthusiasm for their teachers!

North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon. North Hudson staff gathered at tables for Parent Group luncheon.

North Hudson staff were treated to a luncheon provided by their Parent Group.

Houlton custodian smiling for the camera. Teacher getting a hug from student. A group of students standing while playing their violins. Two staff members stand for a picture. Two staff smiling with their coffee.A group of students rehearsing their school concert. A group of students seated with their teacher with thumbs up.

Our Houlton Staff are full of smiles! What a great group of people serving our kids!

HMS Raiders of the Month

Elective and exploratory Raider of the Month recipients.

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.

8th grade Raider of the Month recipients.

Eighth-grade students recognized: Tayler Miller, Ryleigh White, Rhian Neitzel, Isabella Sofie, and Oran Lautenbach; not pictured Storm Keller, Peyton Sherman, and Carter Close

7th grade Raider of the Month recipients.

Seventh-grade students recognized: Sophia Slavsky, Rebecca Belany, Addison Schultz, Eli Olson, Owen Phillips, Harrison Ross, and Ella Carstensen; not pictured Hunter Schurtz

6th grade Raider of the Month recipient

Sixth-grade students recognized: Tyler Lessard, Evan Holden, Brenna Sommers, Izabell Dusek, David Brown, Chelsey Wandmacher, Patrick Gibson, and Ava Milligan