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

 

Middle School Music Programming

piano key board and sheet music

For over 10 years, the Hudson School District and community have been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as a “Best Communities for Music Education.”

Be a part of the excitement! Being part of band, choir, and or orchestra is a great way to learn new skills and meet new people! Your child does not need previous music experience to be part of our music programs.

Registration is now beginning for Middle School Band and Choir, click on the links below for details:

Many students have already connected to the Middle School music program through Orchestra – we look forward to seeing you in 6th grade as well!!

If you have questions about the Middle School Music Program, please contact one of the teachers below:

  • Kaylynn Brown (Band) brownkl@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4330
  • Angela Kroska (Band) kroskaangela@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4321
  • Jared Schulz (Band) schulzjared@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4329
  • Erin Maher (Choir) maheree@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4323
  • Leann Stein (General Music) steinlm@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4319
  • Rachel Knipfer (Orchestra) knipferl@hudsonraiders.org or 715.377.3820; ext. 4338

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!

 

4th Grade Participate in Kindness Retreat

Students in a conga line.

Hudson Prairie 4th grade students and staff participated in a day long Kindness Retreat. This event was put on by the Youth Frontiers organization with the goal to give students tools to develop empathy, promote kindness and prevent bullying. Students participated in small and large group discussions, role playing and other team building activities.

Thank you to the many teachers and parent volunteers who helped to facilitate the groups throughout the day.

The Youth Frontiers organization works to empower kids to be “everyday heroes” by using kindness to include others, to be respectful and to make the school a better place.

Students talking in a group.

Students talking in a group.

Students talking in a group.

Students talking in a group.

Students talking in a group.

Students in a large group.

Congratulations to Program of Promise Award Winners

Four of the elementary counselors pose with the program of promise award.

The Wisconsin School Counselors Association (WSCA) recently announced their Program of Promise Award Winners. Congratulations is extended to our elementary school counselors – Kelly Curtis, Chris Strop, Sarah Flier, and Aria Krieser!

This year, seven school counseling programs received the prestigious Program of Promise award from the Wisconsin Counselor Association (WSCA). Awards were presented to school counselors who met or exceeded the requirements in a submitted Wisconsin School Counselor Accountability Report (WSCPAR) in February 2020.

  • EP Rock Elementary School (Kelly Curtis) implemented a multi-tiered support approach with staff and students and decreased behavior referrals for students of color by 38%, closing the gap between students of color and white students.
  • At Hudson Prairie Elementary School (Aria Krieser), 57% of students met their MAP reading targets (who had not met the year prior) after participating in an academic success group facilitated by the school counselor.
  • The North Hudson Elementary School (Chris Strop) counseling program reduced tardies by 36% for students with excessive attendance concerns.
  • Willow River Elementary School (Sarah Flier) students gained a total of 11.65 hours of instructional time from counselor intervention due to a decrease in nurse visits.

The Program of Promise award is the highest recognition that a comprehensive school counseling program can receive from WSCA. This award is granted to a small number of Wisconsin schools each year. To be considered, the school counselor(s) must submit an accountability report fulfilling stringent data expectations set forth by the Wisconsin School Counselor Association. This peer reviewed report illustrates the impact that the school counseling program has had on the academic, social-emotional and career development of students in the school.

Special shout out to Sarah Flier who also received the WI School Counselor of the Year award.

#WeAreRaider Proud

 

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.”