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Students teach others as part of Google Help Desk course
High school students had the opportunity to take a semester-long hybrid class/independent study in which they earned their Google Help Desk Certification. As part of Mrs. Bender's course, the students wrote blogs and reveiwed apps and tutorials. The course also required students to run a Google Help Desk, so not only did they learn hands-on skills but they also gained customer service experience.
For their final projects the students gave presentations to other students and faculty about various Google apps such as Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and Google Classroom. These informative sessions provided the students with additional experience in training others to use these technologies.
Psychology class learns concepts through real-world experience
Mrs. Abitable used real-world examples to illustrate psychology concepts known as Piaget's cognitive development theory. She brought her children, Ellis and Gavin, to the Psychology 101 class to help students learn about the cognitive stages of development, such as "self-concept."
The students conducted a series of tests with Ellis (age 19 months) and Gavin (age 4 years 9 months) to determine in which stage of Piaget's cognitive development theory the children currently are. In this photo, seniors Lauren Bowes and Ali Bartolotta are testing Gavin's conservation of number with graham crackers.
Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the experiments.
Performance at Elks Club Memorial Service
A group of Hudson High students joined Music teacher Mrs. Mastrianni to perform "Remember Me This Way" at the Elks Club Memorial Service on Sunday, December 6th.
Pictured (from left to right): Mrs. Mastrianni, Antonia Bellamy Talbot, Annette Sturdivant, Emily Spateholts, Devon Sweatt, Brianna Tsitsera, Damion Virgo, Rebecca Allen, Hailey Lynch.
Science and Health classes view virtual autopsy
Students at Hudson High got to view real autopsies! Science teachers Mrs. Flint and Mrs. Nowak and Health teacher Mrs. Zincio took their classes on a virtual field trip to see science in action. They had the unique opportunity to witness a general autopsy and a forensic autopsy, all while meeting national science education content standards for Grades 9-12 as well as standards for health and physical education!
The general autopsy discussed characteristics of living organisms, the structure and function of different systems, disease prevention/treatment, and kinesiology (or body movement). The forensic autopsy expanded the topics and focused on vocabulary, collecting and analyzing evidence, establishing a timeline and time of death, considering environmental factors and assessing the scene, and how to determine cause of death.
The group of students consisted of biology, health, and forensic science classes as well as members of the Scrub Club. A special thank you to Ray Vollmerr and the Adventures in Medicine and Science program at St. Louis University Medical Center!
HS teacher featured in national publication
In the recent edition of Nefe Digest, a publication of the National Endowment for Financial Education, one of our very own teachers was featured.
Laura Bender, a Social Studies teacher at Hudson High School, discusses the ways in which her students explore personal financial literacy. "Students create a unique picture of what their lives will be like in the future," says Mrs.Bender. Read it here.
Hudson Boys Basketball fundraiser
The Hudson Boys Basketball program is raising money to help bring the athletic program to the next level!
Coach Briscoe is excited to announce that the organization is participating in the Hoffman Car Wash Helping Hands fundraiser. The money raised will help the players participate in summer and fall basketball leagues, allowing the student players to not only practice their skills on the court year-round but also strengthen their teamwork skills during the off-seasons.
You can buy tickets here and have them delivered electronically, directly to an email or mobile device. You can also see the progress of the Hudson Boys Basketball fundraiser and learn more about the organization. Feel free to share this address with your friends, family, coworkers - everybody needs a car wash!
Italy 2017 trip
The Italy 2017 trip is now being planned!
Students who sign up for the Italy 2017 trip by Wednesday, December 30, 2015 will receive $200 off the price! After December 30th, the cost will continue to increase (due to airline prices). Another benefit of signing up by 12/30? More time to pay for the trip on a monthly basis.
Parents--you are welcome on the trip, too! Many students have invited their parents or other family member on past trips.
HHS students have enjoyed going on the Italy trip for years now. Students will see the Historical Center of Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice. They will also see art museums and experience the cities in which people walked thousands of years ago.
- Students must be at least 14 years old by the time of the trip (spring 2017)
- Students have to be in good standing with grades and cannot have any negative referrals in order to be eligible for the trip
- Being enrolled in an Italian class is recommended but not required
- The love of learning about history, art, culture, architecture, and travel are definitely pre-requisites!
All interested parties should contact Signora Barletta.
Meet the Teacher Night Survey
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Principal Abitabile chosen as Administrator of the Year
Hudson High School Principal Antonio Abitabile was chosen as Administrator of the Year for the Capital Region. Chuck Smith, president of the Empire State School Administrators Association (ESSAA), Capital Area chapter, presented Principal Abitabile with his award at the June 8 Board of Education meeting. The award was formally announced at the ESSAA’s awards ceremony on May 29.Smith’s award speech discussed Principal Abitabile’s incredible success as a teacher, associate principal, and now as a principal, but most importantly, always as a “lifelong learner.” Thank you, Principal Abitabile, for your service to our district, and congratulations on your achievement! Read more...
Congrats Rotary participants!
Every month, the Hudson Rotary Club hosts two students from Hudson Senior High School at their weekly meeting. The students have an opportunity to learn about the local, national and international workings of the Rotary Club and to broaden their civic involvement. This year’s Class of 2016 participants were Jenna Gregory, Farzana Akhter, Ramisa Tasnim, Jenifer Rosete-Garcia, Victoria Younes, Olivia Waldron, Shane McNally, Lauren Bowes, Alexandra Bartolotta, Shervanessa Baker, Kody Pinkowski, Shamar Daniels, Little Isaiah Johnson, and Joshua Moon.
Class of 2016 Awards
Students in the Class of 2016 have been presented with recognitions from
their guidance counselors Rocky Payne and Liz Novine recently at Hudson Senior High
School. See who won the awards here...
Congrats to NHS inductees
Congratulations to the National Honor Society inductees: Clair-Djinie Bazar, Logan Cozzolino, Eoghan Deforest, Tyler Dellavechia, Thao Doan, Sophie Filli, Anthony Guzzi, Julie Klugo, Justine Marotta, Christopher Meano, Omer Mufti, Ellis Richardson Jr., Cecille Ruiz, Jonathan Simmons, Emily Spateholts, Esrat Sumayya. The induction ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 5.
Rosete-Garcia wins science award
Hudson High School junior Jenifer Rosete-Garcia has received the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, which is sponsored by the University of Rochester. She received a framed medallion and a certificate for her achievement. Additionally, if she chooses to apply to the University of Rochester, her application fee will be waived and she will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year. Every year, participating high schools each nominate one student for the award. Read more...