winners of the Young Writers's Competition students hold championship banner high school students and staff in a workshopstudents and guidance counselors students analyze water samples outdoorsgroup holds banner in front of solar panels Psychology students learn about child psychology

My Brother's Keeper Fellows completed a service project about the MBK milestone "Equitable Access."

Students in the new Alternative Energy course helped unveil a solar array behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School, built in partnership with the state-sponsored K-Solar Program and NY Power Authority. (Photo: NYPA)

An HHS Envirothon team advanced to the New York State Envirothon to compete against other regional champions for the second year in a row.

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River: Science students in Marine Biology and AP Biology collect scientific data during their annual field trip to study the Hudson River ecosystem.

Students earning college credit in Psychology learn about Piaget’s cognitive development theory.

Digifabshop in Hudson welcomed HHS students for a tour of the facility, allowing them to see different career opportunities.



AP Exam Deadline for Home Schooled Students

Due to the deadline changes associated with the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, if you reside within the Hudson City School District but do not attend Hudson Senior High School (e.g., home schooled), and you are interested in challenging or taking an AP Exam, you must notify the HSHS Guidance Office no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 (518-828-4360, ext. 3111, or

Student Drop Off & Pick Up Area

As a reminder, student drop off and afternoon pick up (Grades 9-12) should take place in the north parking lot ONLY. The main entrance/bus loop is for school staff, visitors and school buses ONLY. If you have a student to be dropped off/picked up at the Junior High School, please use the south entrance next to the Elks Lodge (201 Harry Howard Avenue).

Please follow the traffic pattern below to help minimize vehicle hazards in the bus loop. Parent drop off/pick-up will not be permitted to come down the main bus loop. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this important safety matter.

aerial image of new traffic pattern

2019-2020 School Calendar

Click here to view the calendar-at-a-glance for the 2019-2020 school year (PDF). Please review and save this calendar as it includes holidays, half days, testing dates and more.

Freshman Orientation

The Class of 2023 Orientation at Hudson High School is being held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending. Included in the agenda:

  • Distribution of student schedules, Chromebooks, lockers, gym lockers
  • Parent Orientation
  • Opportunity to meet teachers and familiarize yourself with the building and location of your classes

Summer School Dates & August 2019 Regents Exams

Summer school classes begin on Monday, July 8th and will end on Monday, August 12, 2019. Classes are Monday-Thursday. Session #1 classes run from 8-10:15 a.m. and Session #2 classes run from 10:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

August Regents exams are scheuled for Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th.

If you have questions, please contact the senior high school guidance office at 518-828-4360, extension 3111. 

superintendent and six members of the senior class“Where Are You Going” Wednesdays

To find out where the Class of 2019 is headed after graduation, Superintendent Suttmeier invited every member of the senior class to have lunch with her. Each Wednesday, a group of seniors sat down with Dr. Suttmeier for pizza and homemade cookies while sharing their post-graduation plans and aspirations/ By the end of the “Where Are You Going” Wednesday lunch series, Dr. Suttmeier had insightful conversations with many soon-to-be Bluehawk alumni.

Click here to find out where they are going!

Young Writers' Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Young Writers’ Competition! Out of 60 total submissions, nine students were chosen as the top young writers in the following categories: Poetry, Non-fiction and Fiction. Click here to see all the winners.

Exam Schedule for NYS Regents & Final Exams (June 2019)

New York State Regents exams and class final exams begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Cilck here to download the complete schedule (PDF, 82 KB).

Hudson Earns Top Scores at State Envirothon Competition

Envirothon team holds plaqueJune 3, 2019 - The HHS Envirothon team participated in the New York State Envirothon competition where they came in 6th place out of 46 teams from across the state.

Although they didn’t win the overall competition, the Bluehawks finished with the highest score in the state in the Wildlife category!

HHS has a history of success at Envirothon events, which test students' knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, problem-solving and current environmental issues. They've gone to the statewide Envirothon competition six times in the last 10 years.

National Honor Society Inductees

Twenty-nine Bluehawks were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 29, 2019. Congratulations to the following students, who joined the 42 current NHS members at Hudson High:

Kiemita Alce, Jada Alert, Mackenzie Alexander, Theodora Avramidis, Abida Begum, Emma Bernockie, Matthew Bowes, Marie Box, Giavanna Chiarito, Halima Chowdhury, Zainul Chowdhury, Rida Farzana, Matthew Gower, Michael Green, Noah Hamm, Abigayle Jepsen, Melina Jeune, Emma Johnson, Mollie Keeler, Most Khatun, Hannah Konow, Steven Kritzman, Elijah Kudlack, Neil Mingua, Saba Moklach, Ainsley Pizza, Tanner Race, Noshin Tasnim, Hasiter Tonni

2019 National Honor Society members and new inductees on auditorium stage
Photo: Lance Wheeler

Kudlack and Shamrat Named Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Dr. Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, is pleased to announce that Autumn Kudlack has achieved Valedictorian and Ahsraful Shamrat has achieved Salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Click here to read more about Autumn and Ahsraful.

Envirothon Team Advances to State Competition for 2nd Straight Year

Envirothon teams hold bannerThe Hudson High School Envirothon teams took first and second place in this year’s Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon competition on May 1st. The Envirothon competition tests students' knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, problem-solving and current environmental issues.

The first-place team will advance to the New York State Envirothon to compete against other regional champions for the second year in a row. HHS has a history of success at Envirothon events, having gone to the statewide event six times in the last 10 years.

The 2019 state competition will be held at the Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 22nd and 23rd.

Pictured, left to right: Autumn Kudlack, Malaysia Singh, Michael Zhang, Ahsraful Shamrat, & Olivia Elliott (1st Place Team), and Reagan Schlimgen, McKennzi Sapcoe, Kyle Farley, Fahim Ahmed, & Arianna Camacho (2nd Place Team)

Field Day After Party (Wednesday, May 22nd)

Join us for fun games and activities for all ages at the “Field Day After Party” on Wednesday, May 22nd from 3:15-6:15 p.m. at Hudson High School! There will be tons of activities like face painting, tie-dying, slip-and-slides, sack races and more. There will also be a raffle for door prizes from local businesses!

The event is open to the community. Admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and children under the age of 10. Barbecue food, fresh fruits and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Club and Volleyball Club. All proceeds will benefit HHS students’ educational trip to Costa Rica in 2020. If you have questions, please email Jennifer Talma at or Jamie Rodriguez at

Heavy Hudson Hearts

Fardush SultanaThe Hudson Bluehawk community mourns the loss of Fardush Sultana, a dear member of the Class of 2016. Fardush will be remembered for her smiling face and friendly demeanor. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the track team. Fardush worked to improve the lives of those around her and continued to be a proud member of the Bluehawk community after graduation, even assisting her former teammates on the Hudson High School Robotics Team #1665 a few weeks before her passing. Fardush is the daughter of Abul Bashar and Parveen Akhter of Hudson and the sister of Fariah and Farzana Sultana. She will be dearly missed.

Local Business Supports Environmental Field Trip

local business representatives present big check to teacher and principalMr. McDarby’s Marine Science and AP Biology students will go on the annual field trip to the New England Aquarium thanks in part to a generous donation from A. Colarusso & Son. The status of the field trip was uncertain due to rising transportation costs, so many thanks to A. Colarusso & Son for their support. Their donation will help offset the cost of transportation and admission to the New England Aquarium, as well as a Whale Watch that Marine Science and AP Biology students are greatly looking forward to!

(Pictured, left to right: Dr. Abitabile, Nicole Colarusso, her daughter Leighton, Mr. McDarby, Kelly Colarusso and her son, Clayton)

Info for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

If you missed our informational session for parents/guardians of incoming ninth grade students, click here to download the presentation from March 13, 2019 (PDF, 614 KB). Topics include graduation requirements, Regents exams, course schedules, electives and more.

"FAME: The Musical" (March 29-31, 2019)

fame the musicalThe Hudson Junior/Senior High School Drama Club presents "Fame: The Musical" this spring. It is a stage adaptation of the 1980 movie about students of the famous New York High School of the Performing Arts.

Opening night is Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31st. All performances are in the Hudson Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. Click here for show details and ticket information.

Mr. Vorwald Named First "Top Teacher" of 2019

music teacher Scott VorwaldHHS Music teacher Mr. Vorwald was selected as the first "Top Teacher" of 2019 by WNYT NewsChannel 13! Click here to watch his segment, which aired on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

In addition to teaching high school band, Mr. Vorwald teaches jazz band and AP Music Theory (Advanced Placement). He also runs the extracurricular activities Tri-M Music Honors Society and marching band. He was nominated by the HHS Student Council.

Congrats to Mr. Vorwald on this recognition!

HCBF Logo Contest Winnerstudent holds t-shirt with a colorful astronaut illustration on it

The winner of the 2019 Hudson Children’s Book Festival logo contest is Shami Miah, a ninth-grade student at Hudson Senior High School. Shami's colorful astronaut illustration was selected out of 24 design submissions. Congrats, Shami!

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Click here for more information about the book festival and to see this year's line-up of authors and illustrators.


My Brother's Keeper Fellows Complete Service Project

Two HHS seniors, Mike Zhang and Quin Strickland, were selected to participate in the My Brother’s Keeper Fellows program, which offers young men of color opportunities to gain leadership experience and be forces of change in their communities. They recently completed a service project addressing the MBK milestone of “Equitable Access” in which they spoke to junior high students about opportunities associated with scholarly accomplishments.

My Brother's Keeper students Mike and QuinThe MBK Fellows shared insights about goal-setting and resources available to assist with the college application process (such as financial aid, scholarships and essay writing workshops at HHS). Mike and Quin also encouraged students to not be afraid of taking challenging courses such as Honors, Advanced Placement or college-level courses while still in high school.

Mike and Quin will join other New York State MBK Fellows to present their work during the "Stand and Deliver Workshop" at the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus in Albany, NY, from February 15-17, 2019.


New Visitor Management System photo identification card clipart

New safety measures are coming to the Hudson City School District. Effective November 19, 2018, all school buildings will begin using School Gate Guardian, a computerized visitor management system.

Any visitor entering one of our district facilities will be required to provide photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state-issued photo ID). Click here to learn more about School Gate Guardian.

Local Business Supports STEM & Career Initiatives a shop employee shows students the pieces of wood he is manufacturing

November 2018 - A group of Hudson High students recently toured the local Digifabshop facility on 3rd Street. They got to see how STEM concepts are applied in the manufacturing process, from design to finished products. This field trip was an extension of the Creative Career Luncheon Series at HHS, which brings community members into the school to speak with students about their career paths.

Many thanks to Digifabshop for coming to HHS and speaking to students about careers, as well as bringing them onto the shop floor to see processes in action.

Furthermore, Digifabshop has donated $500 to support the HHS Robotics Club's participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Thank you again to the Digifabshop family!

Students Collect Scientific Data at Hudson River

students analyze water samples outdoorsScience students took their annual field trip to examine “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River.” Students tested river water to determine its properties (such as salinity, dissolved oxygen and pH), netted fish to identify some local species, and described the physical nature of the river (such as the tide, weather, and currents). The Marine Science and AP Biology classes participated, as well as members of the HHS Envirothon Team.

During this event, many school groups along the Hudson River visit the waterfront to collect scientific data that helps build understanding of the river ecosystem. The students’ data is then shared online and compared with other areas, so they can build a better understanding of how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. "A Day in the Life" is sponsored by DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program.

AP Scholars 2018

AP Scholars 2018It is with great honor that Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, announces that eight seniors have been recognized as AP Scholars. To receive this honor, students must achieve grades of 3.0 or higher on at least three full-year AP (Advanced Placement) Exams.

Congratulations to Spencer Goldstien, Autumn Kudlack, Sarah Li, Rowan Meyers, Gillian Perry, Katarina Scali, Kyle Ublacker and Michael Zhang!

Ways to Help Your Child Attend School Every Day

Every day counts!

New York State 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.

Help HHS by Enrolling Your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card!

Price Chopper Tools for SchoolsHave you linked your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card to our school? Simply sign up and shop to help Hudson Senior High School earn free classroom equipment and supplies, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Earn double points for our school when you purchase store brand products.

Enroll your card at the Price Chopper Tools for Schools site. The school code for HHS is: 16142


Important Vaccine Information

Beginning September 1, 2016, 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

Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation

Cilck here to download information from the Class of 2022 Orientation (PDF) that was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Model UN Students Win Awards at First Summitstudents hold certificates

Hudson High School’s very first Model UN team participated in a summit at SUNY New Paltz in April. It was the first time the team of six and advisor Mrs. Factor participated in such an event. They did a great job at their first showing, with two students winning awards. Congratulations to Devon Sweatt (left) and Pierre Jeune (right), who were awarded certificates for Outstanding Delegate and Best Delegate, respectively, at the SUNY New Paltz Model UN Conference.

Thank you to the Highland Model UN team for helping our students navigate the process and successfully participate in their first Model UN conference. The team is already looking forward to next year!

Mrs. Bender Named WNYT Top Teacher

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Bender on being named a WNYT NewsChannel 13 Top Teacher! Click here to watch her segment, which aired on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

In addition to teaching Social Studies and Economics, Mrs. Bender is the facilitator of the student-run Google Help Desk. She also facilitates the H&R Block Budget Challenge, which is a personal finance simulation that allows seniors to compete with students across the country for $20,000 in scholarships. Mrs. Bender is the second HHS teacher in less than one year to be recognized as a Top Teacher (Mr. McDarby, a Science teacher, received the honor in April 2017).

Mrs. Bender (smiling in pink!) gave us this photo of her and many of the members of the HHS Student Council who wrote the nomination letters.

Mrs. Bender and the Hudson Senior High School Student Council

New Traffic Pattern at Jr./Sr. High School Begins on November 20, 2017

On Monday, November 20, 2017, the new driveway on the north side of the junior/senior high school campus will open. Effective 11/20, the new entrance/exit should be used for:

  • High school student and district office staff parking
  • Drivers dropping off or picking up students who go to the high school (arrival and dismissal)

Changes to the traffic pattern affect student/district office staff parking and high school parent drop off/pick-up only (until further notice). High school staff, visitors and school buses should continue to enter the parking lot through the main entrance. Parent drop off/pick-up will not be permitted to come down the main driveway. If you have a student to be dropped off/picked up at the Junior High School, please use the entrance next to the Elks Lodge (201 Harry Howard Avenue).

Visit the Capital Project webpage for more details, including an aerial image of the new driveway with arrows to indicate the traffic pattern changes.

Mrs. Nowak Selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

Mrs. Nowak, a science teacher at Hudson Senior High School, was recently chosen to participate in the highly selective New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP). The purpose of the NYSMTP is for regional Master Teachers to collaborate and develop STEM content, which they can bring back to their home school districts and use to strengthen their science programs.


NYS School Boards Association Features Community Schools Writing Center

The Community Schools Writing Center at Hudson High School was featured by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in a video installment of NYSSBA News:

(February 7, 2017: A writing center provides students the opportunity to express themselves through poetry and collaborative projects, which in turn helps them develop written communication and critical thinking skills.)

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Principal: Dr. Antonio W. Abitabile -– 3114: Ellen Miller
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