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On Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. the Annual Blue & Gold Senior Awards Night will be held in the high school auditorium. Seniors will be recognized for their high school accomplishments by receiving over 100 awards and scholarships. Many local organizations are sponsors of the awards and scholarships. The evening will culminate with a senior video and the distribution of the Blue & Gold Yearbook to seniors.
Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets at graduation rehearsal with their cap & gown. Graduates (only) may sign up for the "lottery" in the Main Office from May 26-June 16 for any extra tickets that may be available for graduation. No forms will be accepted after June 16, 2015. The graduate may complete one (1) "lottery" form that allows them the win up to four (4) additional tickets - one at a time after graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Graduates must be in attendance at the lottery drawing in order to receive their tickets. The high school office will not have any tickets to offer anyone. All tickets will be distributed to the graduates.
The Youth Employment Services program at Hudson CSD is having its graduation celebration on Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30 at Club Helsinki. Those interested in attending can contact Deirdre Kelly at 828-4360 x. 8306 or Tara McSherry at email@example.com by May 28. Read the invitation here...
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.
The Honorable Richard Koweek has been chosen to give the 2015 commencement address for the Hudson Senior High School. Koweek received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and his law degree from Albany Law School. He has served as Columbia County Court Judge since 2012. He was a Hudson City Court judge from 2009 – 2011. Prior to this, he was a practicing attorney in Columbia County for 32 years. He practiced with Koweek, Cranna & McEnvoy, P.C. from 1983 to 2011, concentrating in the areas of surrogate practice, criminal law, civil law, and family law. Read more...
Congratulations to Atia Begh and Brittany Varriale, winners of the Berkshire Bank scholarship! Begh and Varriale earned $1,500 scholarships to college.
Students from the Hudson High School played horn instruments for a new album. The album, presented by Tuff Gong Worldwide, features singers from 1World Chorus, a non-profit that unites and empowers kids through music. The singers are children from the U.S., Kenya, Colombia, and Jamaica. The album is a series of covers of Bob Marley songs. Hudson students can be heard playing on "Smile Jamaica" and "Wake up and Live." They played the tuba, clarinet, tenor sax, alto sax, french horn, trombone, and trumpet. Check out the album here!
The Hudson High School's Envirothon team finished first in the county and third overall in the region in the regional competition. They will now be going on to compete at the statewide level. Twenty-three teams from five counties participated in the contest, which tests students' knowledge of aquatics, forestry, problem-solving, current issues, soils, and wildlife. The team has been training twice a week since September. Led by teacher Jim McDarby, HHS has a history of success at this event, having gone to the statewide event four times in the last 6 years. The final showdown will be held on May 27 and 28.
Renowned children's author Jacqueline Woodson visited the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools to talk about writing and to enjoy some lunch with students. She answered questions about the writing profession and gave advice to students who might want to become writers. Woodson placed emphasis on the value of slow reading, because she said slow readers might just be learning how to write by studying others' work. Woodson is the author of the children's bestseller Brown Girl Dreaming. Read more about her visit in the Register-Star.
Check out the latest edition of The Owl to find out about the Book Festival, the Hamlet assembly, the Marine Science trip to NYC, the Envirothon team's win, the Battle of the Belts, Youth Government Day, Junior Prom, spring sports, and March Madness. Written entirely by students! Read it here...
The Hudson High School P.E. department held a Badminton Tournament! Over 35 teams participated. The event was so successful that they went on to hold a staff/student competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who played! Wednesday winners: Joey Rivette and Fahim Hussain; Runners Up: Tulona Zumona and MD Islam; Thursday winners: Fardin Nabid and Amjad Murshad, Runners Up: Alif Anwar and Shoheb Khan; Staff/Student Winners: MD Islam & Dan Hernandez; Runners Up: Fahim Hussain & Nancy Graziano
Senior Prom – Saturday, May 9th @ 7:00 p.m.
Senior Awards Night – Thursday, June 4 @ 6:30 p.m.
Graduation Rehearsal – Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:30 a.m.
Baccalaureate – Wednesday, June 24th @ 7:00 p.m. Seniors arrive @ 6:30 p.m.
Graduation – Friday, June 26th @ 7:00 p.m. Seniors arrive @ 6:00 p.m.
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...
Principal Antonio Abitabile is very pleased to announce that Gina Leccese and Adriana Tampasis have been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Graduating Class of 2015. Gina will be attending Siena College in the fall to major in business. Adriana plans to study science and art at Bard College in the fall. Both young women are members of the National Honor Society, and are very involved in school activities, community service, athletics, and the arts. Read more about them here...
Hudson City School District is sharing the results of a recent survey that asked teachers, students and parents to give their thoughts about how well their schools are performing in important areas such as district leadership and capacity, school leader practices and decisions, and curriculum development and support, among others. According to Superintendent Maria Suttmeier, “The survey showed that our district has made a number of advancements, particularly in school safety. And looking toward a bright future, we will keep building on our accomplishments, while striving to improve areas of concern.” The district reviewed these results with site-level administrators and shared their findings with the Board of Education on Monday, March 23, 2015. See the results…
Congratulations to Justin Slater and Joe Rivette, the 100-yard Freestyle Swim Relay Champions this year at the Hudson High School! Justin and Joe swam the event in one minute. These relays were the culmination of a very student-led swim unit, in which students organized the teams and relays themselves.
Congratulations to freshmen students Will Sill and Khadija Khan, whose poems were chosen to be published in The Anthology of Poetry By Young Americans! This annual anthology contains selections from students all across the United States.The anthology strives to engage students to express themselves through verse. Students from Hudson High School have appeared throughout the years in various editions of this anthology. For more information, go to www.anthologyofpoetry.com.
Congratulations to Noor and Qurat Ain who placed in the regional eSchoolData Art Contest! Art teacher Liz Albino submitted her students' artwork to the contest in November. Noor's artwork was selected to appear on the eSchool Data login page, and she won the first-place award in the amount of $500. Qurat won the honorable mention award in the amount of $50. Noor and Qurat are sisters in the tenth grade at the high school.
During the boys' JV and varsity home basketball games on Friday, January 16, the Hudson High School Student Council held a special fundraiser to support the Student Council Scholarship. Students had the opportunity to participate in duct taping Associate Principal Bob LaCasse to the wall at the cost of one dollar per yard of duct tape. Mr. LaCasse stood on a stool against the wall while students placed their duct tape, and when he was fully stuck on they removed the stool and watched Mr. LaCasse suspend for a few seconds. This enjoyable event will help pay for a scholarship for a deserving senior at the end of the year.
For the first year ever, the Hudson High School is participating in a new partnership called Hudson: Art Works. In this program, 15 students will be paired up with local professional artists to make self-portraits of themselves. Students will be randomly paired with their partners so as to promote new perspectives. Portraits can be made using any medium--paint, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc. From now through April, students will meet with their artist partners on their own time to work on their portraits. The portraits will be presented at the Hudson Opera House in May.
High School: 828-4360
Main Office: 3100
Principal: Antonio W. Abitabile -– 3114: Ellen Miller
Associate Principal: Robert LaCasse – 3118: Jodi Keyser
ALP Principal: Thomas Gavin – 8318
Guidance Office: 3111 – Shannon Hoose
Nurse: 3107 – Joni Groll
Pool Coordinator: 3115