Willow River’s Tower Garden has moved on to Mrs. Jackson’s 4th grade class. We’re excited to see what sprouts!
The Hudson School District is holding its District-wide 4K Registration and Kindergarten Information night for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- 4:30 – 6:30 PM
- Hudson Prairie Elementary School, 1400 Carmichael Road
What do I need to complete my child’s registration?
- Proof of residency and a copy of current immunizations
- District registration and partner site registration are both required for 4K.
This evening is optional for incoming Kindergarten families. There will be staff available to answer questions. If your child has not been part of a Hudson 4K program, Kindergarten registration begins online by clicking here.
If you have questions, you may contact one of the following elementary schools or the Hudson Community 4K Program:
- EP Rock Elementary School: 715.377.3840
- Houlton Elementary School: 715.377.3850
- Hudson Prairie Elementary School: 715.377.3860
- North Hudson Elementary School: 715.377.3870
- River Crest Elementary School: 715.377.3890
- Willow River Elementary School: 715.377.3880
- Hudson Community 4K Program: 715.377.3850; ext. 2321
Here’s something really simple that families can do to improve their children’s chance of future health and success: make sure they spend plenty of time playing outside! In the Hudson Elementary Schools, our students have daily recess built into their days, to provide opportunities to develop important life skills.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, there are several benefits found in being outdoors:
1. Exercise. While children can be active indoors, playing outside with a ball, bike or sled encourages kids to get exercise and fresh air!
2. Creativity and Problem Solving. The unstructured feel of playing outside encourages creativity, with children making up their own games, figuring things out, and finding things to keep themselves busy.
3. Socialization. While structured settings, such as school or sports teams, have benefits, children need to learn how to work and play together on their own. Playing outside with friends provides plenty of opportunities for interaction.
Whether it’s sunny or snowy, there are lots of things for children to do outside. Find time for your kids to play in the snow – make a snowman, have a snowball fight, or go sledding. There are many adventures waiting for you when you just get outside and play!!
In November, Willow River Elementary teachers shared their “passion projects” with their students. For the teachers, their passion project is the creative activities they do in their spare time. A variety of passion projects were shared with students including, animal care, Tai Chi and yoga, rocks and gems, and making friendship bracelets.
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.
- EP Rock Elementary School
- Houlton Elementary School
- Hudson Prairie Elementary School
- North Hudson Elementary School
- River Crest Elementary School
- Willow River Elementary School
- Hudson Middle School
- Hudson High School
- Hudson School District
Click on the following link to learn more about Wisconsin School Report Cards: https://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards
Willow River Elementary recently installed a Tower Garden in Ms. Weiland’s 4th grade classroom. A Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that will grow up to 28 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet. The Tower Garden will provide students with a daily opportunity to observe, collect data and journal the growing process as they learn to maintain their classroom garden. The students will also gain an understanding of the role technology and engineering innovation plays in modern food production. With 3-4 annual harvests, students will be provided the opportunity to touch, smell and eat what they have grown and experience the pride that comes with tending to their own crop.
Kindergarten students in Ms. Wahlberg’s class take a brain break in the atrium. They are exploring the sensory path. The path helps children develop motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness.
Raider homecoming spirit spread across the district today, as the Spirit Bus along with the football team, marching band and the Raidaires visited our elementary schools; promoting Raider Pride, sportsmanship and having some homecoming fun. Go Raiders!
It’s that time of the year to get signed up for Destination Imagination!
We are hosting a DI Maker Day so you can find out what DI is all about. on
- Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
- 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Willow River Elementary School.
- All children are welcome.
- Click here to get your registration form.
Drop in any time, stay for the fun. We will provide:
- A room full of crazy, creative things for you to create with!
- All the information you need to join a DI team or start your own team (between 2 and 7 kids, any grade, K through 12)
- Copies of the New Challenges!
Students is Ms. Everson’s Physical Education classes started the year with parachute games.