Old cinder track and scoreboard A student holds a school spirit sign A community member reads to students in the library We Are One is a puzzle piece mural fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria

Congratulations to Hudson's girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams on undefeated seasons and Patroon Conference titles!

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Many community members share their time to participate in Hudson Reads, a weekly reading mentor program that aims to strengthen the reading skills and confidence of students at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School.

One of HCSD's many student murals. The "We Are One" mural, painted by Class of 2013 students, perfectly illustrates the cultural diversity of our district.

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DISTRICT NEWS

School Board Meeting

The Board of Education Special Meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 will begin at 7:00 PM in the JLE Cafeteria. There will be a JLE Curriculum Workshop at 6:00 PM in JLE Cafeteria.


Policy Committee Meeting

The Hudson CSD Board of Education Policy Committee will meet Thursday, October 13, from 3:45-4:45 in the District Office.


Welcome Back Bluehawks!

Read Superintendent Suttmeier's "Welcome Back" letter, which includes curriculum updates, information about facilities and technology upgrades, expanded learning opportunities, and new personnel joining the Bluehawk family.


Pre-Kindergarten applications (2016-17)

Do you have a 4-year old child, or one who will be 4-years old on or before December 1, 2016? Do you live in the HUDSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT?

If you answered "YES" to both of these questions, we are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program:

  • Afternoon class (11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Visit the Registration page or download the complete registration packet here. For more information, please contact: Nikki DeDominicis at 828-4360, Ext. 2103


Important vaccine information

Beginning September 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering 7th and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York State. Learn more about the meningococcal vaccine school requirement on the NYS Department of Health website, or download this one-page fact sheet


Capital Project Updates

Stay up-to-date on the status and progress of the project with our Capital Project eNews!

Visit the Capital Project webpage for more information and past editions.


Assessment Calendars

The Hudson City School District is committed to providing your child with a high-quality, well-rounded education that advances their intellectual, social and emotional development in preparation for college and/or career. This mission includes the use of formative and summative assessments that provide us with detailed, targeted information that identifies your child’s strengths and areas of growth. With this valuable information at our fingertips, we are able to modify or enhance your child’s instruction to ensure they reach their full growth potential each school year.

It is important to us that you know what assessments your child is taking, when they are given, and why they are given. Learn more and view the assessment calendars for the 2016-17 school year.


District Insights: Volunteers help make it all possible

April is National Volunteer Month and April 18-22 is Public School Volunteer Week. This is a time to recognize volunteers — those who donate their time to benefit others. Our school district needs funding to operate, of course, but it also benefits from all the community volunteers that help make things possible by donating their time to support the district and its programs.

Read the rest of Superintendent Suttmeier's April column in the Register-Star.


Johnston & Pulcher Bus Company honored with 2016 Friends of Education award

Superintendent Suttmeier stands with recipients of 2016 Friends of Education AwardTami Johnston and Debbie Pulcher of the Johnston & Pulcher Bus Company that serves the Hudson City School District were honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award on April 20th at the Annual Capital Region Education Awards Dinner. This award is presented to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals serving students and their school community. Read more here


"Thank" You letter from Superintendent Suttmeier

The District was recently able to announce the great news that the Hudson City School District is no longer identified as a "Focus District" (more details in the Register-Star.)

Although addressed to parents/guardians, this "Thank You" letter from Superintendent Suttmeier really goes out to everyone. Coming off the "Focus List" is an accomplishment that would not have been possible without the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, parents and community partners!

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HCSD graduation rate at a 10-year high

Destination Graduation! Hudson CSD's graduation rate has been on a steady incline, up nearly 20 percentage points since 2012, and Superintendent Suttmeier said the credit goes to our teachers.

“For the first time in a long time, our high school report card has green checks instead of red Xs,” she said. “We should celebrate and recognize the good things that are happening, while there’s still more work to be done...There will be additional challenges, but we’re on the right track.” Using data to track individual student progress and "tell the story," the district has been able to identify key areas and put programs into place to address them.

"The credit lies with the teachers,” Dr. Suttmeier said. “They take the special interest. Once they had that data, they had something they could look at, they could draw a line to each student. All hands were on deck, looking to see how they could help students succeed.” Read the full article >>


Second Round of Community Feedback

The second community conversation regarding Hudson CSD’s long-range planning process, Vision 2020, occurred on October 1, 2015.

It was a follow-up session to the August 20th input session, at which community members responded to key questions built around the HCSD’s “Destination Graduation” commitment. These goals, established in 2013, have been the focus of the district’s ongoing efforts to advance the intellectual, social and emotional development of all students to prepare them for college, career and citizenship.

Read the feedback here. It includes input from both the August and October community conversations.

More information on the Destination Graduation initiative can be found online. For questions regarding the Vision 2020, please call the district office at (518) 828-4360, ext. 2101.


District Insights: The Board of Education

As a whole, the board of education of the Hudson City School District welcomes this opportunity to reach out to everyone in the community and provide a little insight into our purpose and function. We have been given this opportunity, in our superintendent’s regular monthly column, to share what the board does and how we conduct the business of the Hudson City School District. Please take this opportunity to understand our roles and let us know your thoughts on how we can better work together to achieve the goals of the district. Continue reading in the Register-Star >>


2016-2017 Bus Routes

Get the bus routes for the 2016-17 school year here >>


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