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Hudson CSD Facebook Students visiting college representatives at the College Fair Hudson Reads begins Mrs. Shumway’s class hatched butterflies from chrysalises!

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The Hudson High School held its College Fair on Tuesday, October 21. Colleges came from all over the state to offer information to seniors and to guide them in their college search.

The Hudson Reads Power Lunch program began on October 14. Volunteers from around the community join students once a week at the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School to read with them during lunch! Read more about the program…

Mrs. Shumway’s class hatched butterflies from chrysalises at the John L. Edwards Primary School!

2014-2015 CALENDAR


School Board Meeting

The Board of Education Regular Meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 will begin at 7:00 PM in the Hudson High School.

Hudson CSD launches parent feedback survey

On November 12, 2014, Hudson CSD launched the 2014-2015 Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey to meet New York State Department of Education requirements for Priority and Focus Schools. The survey will be open until December 3, 2014.

Designed and administered by our independent partner K12 Insight, the survey asks for your input in several areas that impact educational outcomes. We want to know how you feel our district is performing in Central Office and school leadership, curriculum development, teaching practices, students’ social and emotional health, and community engagement. Read more...

Superintendent featured in EngageNY video

Check out this video to see Superintendent Maria Suttmeier talk about what it means to be a teacher leader! This is part of an effort to celebrate, promote, and sustain teacher leadership statewide. The Hudson City School District has had a Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness grant for two years to fund a district-wide professional developer and lead evaluator, as well as five teacher leader coaches. Superintendent Suttmeier comes in at 1:25.

What Is a Teacher Leader? from EngageNY on Vimeo.

Teaching Is the Core Grant

Hudson City School District is part of a consortium of districts led by Questar III that has received a grant to review and improve assessment practices. The "Teaching Is Core" grant, which will serve multiple districts in the area, allows for teams of teachers and administrators to review local assessment practices and implement changes to ensure that tests advance teaching and learning to their fullest potential. The grant also establishes a parent engagement program so that families are provided with the information they need to support their students' learning at home. Read more...

Ways to help your child attend school every day

The New York State government has launched an initiative to help parents improve their children's attendance. This website offers tips for encouraging your student to attend school every day. It can help you boost your child's confidence, keep your child on track with school work, keep your child healthy, and protect your child from bullies.

Jeopardy fundraiser to benefit Mock Trial Club

The Mock Trial Club will be holding a game of Teachers vs. Students Jeopardy on Thursday, November 20 in the Hudson High School Auditorium from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to raise money for transportation. Mr. Hernandez will MC the game of Jeopardy. Students will vote for the teachers that they'd like to see participate through a coin drop at lunches. One student from each grade will be chosen to play. Admission is $1 for students, and $2 for general admission.

District Insights: Dollars for Scholars Program helps Destination Graduation

With the help and support of our families and friends, the Hudson City School District has made great strides toward Destination Graduation this year. The evidence is shown in our test scores, reading levels, community involvement, event success and in our students’ smiling faces every day. But the education pipeline does not begin and end within the confines of our schools. Our students strive to succeed in high school so that they can continue to learn in the colleges and careers that they choose. With the ever-rising cost of tuition and the economic downturn, it is more important now than ever that we, as a community, join together to make college education a reality for our students. Read more...

Out of the Darkness WalkOut of the Darkness Walk

Thirteen Hudson City School District staff and students participated the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, October 25. Altogether, the walk had 144 total walkers, and raised $9,879.33. This annual walk, led by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, honors loved ones, raises money for research about suicide prevention, and increases awareness of ways to prevent suicide.

Resources for Drug Addiction Prevention

This past June, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to develop and conduct a public health awareness campaign to address the dangers of opioid addiction and heroin use. State agencies worked collaboratively to develop a new campaign to raise awareness about the risks, inform individuals about the warning signs and educate the public about resources available to help. The campaign includes public service announcements, a new website, digital (online) ads, social media and print materials, featuring real individuals who have experienced the tragic consequences of opioid and heroin use. Please see a letter from Commissioner John King. Learn more about talking to young people about drugs, and read the “Ws” of talking to kids about substance abuse.

Social Media Resource

Wondering what social media resources your children might be using? This handy resource shows the most popular social media resources among teenagers!

District Insights: Family and community engagement is ever-growing

As we consider what the Hudson City School District has accomplished this year and what we have yet to achieve, I would like us to recognize the importance of community and family involvement in our children's education. Research has shown that these elements are crucial to school success, and this district's experiences have highlighted this fact time and time again. Read more…

Hudson CSD has new eNews

The Hudson City School District has launched a new quarterly eNews service! Our October 2014 eNewsletter has information about new staff, changes to food services, an alumni spotlight, information about events at schools, and much more! Please click here to access this eNewsletter as a webpage, and click here to access our eNews archive. Please check back in a few days for a form on which you can subscribe to future eNews.

Superintendent offers information regarding NYS assessments

Superintendent Maria Suttmeier would like to offer information to parents and guardians regarding the New York State assessments that were given in April and May of 2014. Our student results have increased by 3 percent in English Language Arts, and 2.3 percent in math for grades 3-8. Please read the attached letter for more information on how to understand your student's level on these assessments, and on why they are given. Find the letter here.

A Letter from the Superintendent's Office

Superintendent Maria Suttmeier would like to remind the students at the Hudson City School District to be safe about strangers. It is important to walk in groups whenever possible, and not to talk to strangers. If approached by a stranger, leave and tell a trusted adult immediately. Never get into the vehicle of someone you don't know. Read a detailed letter from the superintendent here.

Get informed about Enterovirus D68

As you may have heard, a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has affected children and others in recent weeks across the country. While we have no reported cases of EV-D68, the Hudson City School District is providing information from the NYS Department of Health and Center for Disease Control related to EV-D68 to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and the preventative measures you can take to help prevent the spread of this virus. Please read about it here.

Hudson CSD welcomes its new board presidentPeter Rice gets sworn in

The Hudson City School District Board of Education elected its new president on Monday, September 8. Peter A. Rice was sworn in on Tuesday, September 9. Rice has served on the Board of Education for almost four years. He is studying education at Columbia-Greene Community College. He has two children in the district, and his wife teaches in the district. Rice served in the U.S. Army for ten years. Read more about Rice in the Register-Star.

District Insights: Starting off positive

Last year, the Hudson City School District adopted “Destination Graduation” as our vision. Two simple words, yet they express a profound reminder of why we do what we do. They proclaim the passion and creativity we are called upon to put into each day for the benefit of the students entrusted to our care. We need a lot of energy to do our jobs, and having a clear vision allows us to focus that energy not just on our individual goals, but on the goals of our community. Read more...

Hudson CSD welcomes full-time SROschool-resource-officers

The Hudson City School District welcomes Jacob Hoffman as its new full-time school resource officer. Hoffman’s position was provided to the Hudson City School District by the Hudson Police Department. He will spend time in all four district schools, assisting with traffic during school arrivals and dismissals, and greeting students. Last year, the district welcomed Deputy Sheriff Wendy Guntert, a part-time school resource deputy through the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Guntert will remain in the district this year. The district is pleased to have these officers' safe presence.

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