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Hudson Reads begins Students reading in class Hudson girls soccer Students eating lunch in the cafeteria Dads go to school with their children at Dads Take Your Child to School Day

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…

These students are on their way to Destination Graduation! Destination Graduation is the Hudson City School District’s commitment to raise the bar, close the gap, and align our curriculum and instruction to more rigorous standards.

Follow Hudson Athletics on Twitter! The new page highlights important upcoming games, big wins, player achievements, and more!

Free meals will now be offered at the Hudson City School District. The district has qualified for a Community Eligibility Provision. Additional items can still be purchased using student accounts. Visit the Food Services page for more information.

The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School held its second annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Tuesday, September 16. The event included a special breakfast to honor the male caregivers in students’ lives. Read more about the event.

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Harlem Wizards Coming to Hudson Senior High School

Harlem Wizards logoCome see the Harlem Wizards play at Hudson Senior High School on November 5. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought online at $8 for students and $10 for general admission, with a $0.99 processing fee. Tickets will go fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! To buy tickets at the high school, go to Room 29 or the Main Office, or call 828-4132 ext. 3118 or 3100. Junior class members are also selling tickets outside of Walmart on October 4 and October 26. You can also buy tickets at The online box office closes 24 hours prior to the event.

"Go Home Early" Drill Scheduled for Nov. 10

The annual "Go Home Early" drill is scheduled for Monday, November 10. On that day, all students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than the normal dismissal time. This is a requirement of the NYS Education Department to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location.

Please plan accordingly as students will then also be arriving home approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. For more information on the drill, please contact your child's school building main office.

Note: Student-athletes who have who have school athletic events will have to leave the building at dismissal but may return as instructed by their coach.

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.

Jeopardy fundraiser to benefit Mock Trial Club

The Mock Trial Club will be holding a game of Teachers vs. Students Jeopardy on Thursday, November 13 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.

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.

Consortium receives grant to improve assessments

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. For more information, check out Questar III's article.

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