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2014-2015 CALENDAR


School Board Meeting

The Board of Education Regular Meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 will begin at 7:00 PM in the JHS Library.

Vacant Board of Education Seat

Interested parties for the vacant Hudson City School District Board of Education seat should submit a letter of interest to the Board Clerk at 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534, no later than close of business Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  The term is from September 8, 2014 through May 19, 2015.

CEP allows all students to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge

"Hudson Is A Summer Festival" booklet lists summer programs for children

The “Hudson Is A Summer Festival” booklet is a great resource for parents who want to encourage learning, social skills, and just plain fun, while making new friends throughout July and August. Inside the booklet, the list of programs will help parents choose among all sorts of exciting educational and recreational activities for their children to get involved in.

AMCP, NSPRA honor Hudson CSD

Hudson CSD recently earned awards from the National School Public Relations (NSPRA) and the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP) for the district’s new website. Hudson CSD earned an honorable mention in NSPRA’s annual publications/websites contest and an honorable mention in the AMCP’s Hermes Creative awards, an international competition. The two contests are judged by industry professionals who look for work that exceeds a high standard of excellence and serves as a benchmark for the industry. “We are pleased to learn that our new website was recognized by these two organizations. Thank you to Questar III’s Communications Service for working with the district to create an award-winning website,” said Hudson CSD Superintendent Maria Suttmeier.

Posted June 24, 2014

District Insights: On track for Destination Graduation

In September of 2013, we launched the Destination Graduation … Get on Board vision with pride, hope and commitment. We pledged to stand by our students along the UPK- 12 journey to graduation day and beyond. Soon afterward, we adopted sound three-year goals to: 1. Raise the Bar, 2. Close the Gap and 3. Align our Curriculum and Instruction. Attached to these goals are annual targets spanning grades UPK-12 that will move us closer to achieving our goals. We are determined to meet these goals and plan to set new 2014-15 targets over the summer. Read more...

Posted June 10, 2014

Hudson teachers recognized for excellenceHudson teachers honored for excellence

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione is pictured during her recent "Teacher of Excellence" award ceremony held at Columbia High School in East Greenbush.

During the June 5, 2014 ceremony, Senator Marchione congratulated 25 terrific teachers and thanked them for their service. Band educator Scott Vorwald was recognized from the Intermediate School and Science Teacher Jim McDarby was recognized from the High School.

The HCSD is honored to have these fine teachers recognized for their distinct talents.

Posted June 9, 2014

Summer food program offers free meals to children

The Summer Food Program provides free, nutritious meals to children 18 years or younger during the summer months. Meals are served at the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School Cafeteria and Oakdale Playground. For more information, view the flyer.

Hudson High School seniors honor teachers with video

Hudson High School seniors present video to HHS faculty in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month as a gift from the Class of 2014.

If you are unable to watch the video, view it on YouTube

Posted May 22, 2014

School budget and proposition pass, three BOE members elected

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. The 2014-15 school budget was passed by a vote of 560 to 298. Read more...

Posted May 21, 2014

District Insights: A busy, exciting May

Those of us working inside the Hudson City School District join our students and parents in welcoming the month of May with a big sigh of relief that the New York state exams are behind us. Whether or not we agree with the state’s testing procedures, discouraging students from taking the test is not the solution. Read more...

Posted May 15, 2014

District Insights: State of the budget

The Hudson City School District’s adopted 2014-15 budget is within the calculated tax levy limit of 2.17 percent and for the first time New York state is offering a tax rebate program to its taxpayers. The 2014-2015 New York state budget contains a property tax freeze program in which all taxpayers who are STAR eligible and live within a municipality that abides by the New York state tax levy cap calculation will receive a tax rebate from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Read more...

Posted April 28, 2014

Hudson CSD 2014-15 Budget

The Board of Education approved the 2014-15 spending plan at the April 7th meeting. The tax levy of 2.17% is the lowest since the 2008-09 school year with no staff cuts. The PowerPoint prepared by Superintendent Maria Suttmeier and Business Executive Robert Yusko is available for your review. The budget vote is Tuesday, May 20th. The public will vote on the proposed budget, three open board seats and a proposition to approve the sale of the Greenport school. Budget Summary PowerPoint

Parent Notification of Teacher/Principal Evaluation Scores

In accordance with Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) regulations, parents and legal guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each of the teachers and/or principal of the school building your child is attending for the current school year. Read more...

Posted November 7, 2013

Hudson CSD develops three year goals and targets

The Board of Education, in collaboration with the Superintendent and administrators, has developed three year goals spanning 2013-2015 and targets for the 2013-2014 school year. These goals and targets were designed to map out the steps toward Destination Graduation. You may access these documents by clicking on the Destination Graduation logo on any page.

Additionally, individual School Comprehensive Education Plans (SCEPs) and the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) are located on the “Curriculum” page under the “Academics” tab. These documents are required by the NYS Education Department as evidence of the corrective actions steps we are taking to improve our Focus status.

Posted November 6, 2013

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