The drumline stands on a platform A view of the Catskill Mountains The Hudson High Robotics Team holds a championship flag A student holds a school spirit sign High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School

A drum line performs before the annual Homecoming Bonfire at Barrett Field.

A view of the beautiful Catskill Mountains behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School

The Hudson High School Robotics Team competed in a national robotics championship (the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Championship in St. Louis) on April 27-30, 2016.

Congratulations to Hudson's girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams on undefeated 2016 seasons and Patroon Conference titles!

Students taking the college credit Spanish V class taught a Spanish lesson, which they created themselves, to kids at MCSIS.



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.

You can also read our Quarter 2 Attendance Newsletter (February 2016-2017) for other ways you can support your students.

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.


Student artwork on display in annual Juried Art Show

A girl smiles next to a charcoal drawingSophia Rice (senior) and Daniela Rivera (junior) were selected to participate in the annual Juried Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College. Mrs. Albino, high school art teacher, and Sophie Rice (pictured) attended the opening reception of the Columbia-Greene Community College 2017 Juried Art Show on Thursday, January 26.

Their artwork will be exhibited in the Foundation Gallery at CGCC until February 24, 2017.



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.)

Government and citizenship summer educational program

From Register-Star:

The Columbia County American Legion Committee is looking for local high school juniors interested in attending a unique summertime educational program that offers hands-on experience in government and citizenship.

Boys’ State is an educational program that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with government bodies and elected officials. It is designed to mirror the structure of local city, county and state government, providing training in practical citizenship, leadership and character development. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

YES Program class schedule

The schedule of classes for the YES Program is as follows (all classes are on Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

  • February 7, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • February 28, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • March 14, 2017 (recently added)
  • Snow Date (if needed): March 21, 2017

Please contact Tara McSherry if you have questions ( or by phone at 518-828-4360, ext. 3221

Senior helps team win regional competition

Student holds plaque at Albany Law SchoolJared Scali, a senior at Hudson High School who attends the Capital Region BOCES New Visions Law & Government program, helped his team win the regional "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition on January 10.

Their winning team will advance to the state-level competition in February. Students in this New Visions: Law & Government program have won the "We the People" state competition for the last two years in a row. Will they be a three-peat? Congratulations to all, and GOOD LUCK!

Coming soon to a classroom near you!

This year, some HCSD teachers are piloting a communication platform called LivingTree in order to share important information with the parents of their students. Parents will be able to receive messages, photos, event notifications and more directly from their child's teacher. LivingTree even has instant translation for more than 40 languages!

So if you see an email in your inbox from LivingTree it is not junk, it is from your child's teacher!

Get more information and quick start guides here >>

The Great Cardboard Boat Race

Students paddle a cardboard boat across the poolStudents in the Transportation Systems classes at Hudson High School and Ichabod Crane High School participated in a fun competition called The Great Cardboard Boat Race. Cole Moon, a Technology teacher at ICC, reached out to HHS Technology teacher, Jack Beyer, to organize the event.

The classes were tasked with building boats using only cardboard, duct tape, Elmer’s glue and plastic bottles. The boats had to hold two people who then had to paddle the length of the HHS pool. Spectators joined to cheer on both teams. Achieving the fastest time of 34.06 seconds, Hudson was declared the winner and received a trophy.

“This was a great learning experience for the students and a lot of fun,” said Mr. Beyer. See more photos on our Facebook page >>

Local farm donates squash to HHS

Students scoop seeds out of acorn squashThe Foods classes at Hudson High School had an "emergency lab day" thanks to a generous donation of acorn squash from Holmquest Farms and Greenhouse in Hudson, NY.

Holmquest Farms donated six cases of acorn squash, also known as winter squash, that weighed over 100 pounds! The students learned about food preservation as they prepared the squashes for cooking and freezing (to be used throughout the year). Thank you, Holmquest Farms!

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

Bard in Hudson Civic Academy

In a partnership with Bard College, the Hudson City School District offers a new dual enrollment program, Bard in Hudson Civic Academy. The pilot year will begin in September 2016.

At Bard in Hudson Civic Academy, high school students will be able to earn Bard College credits, which are transferable upon acceptance to Bard, most CUNY and SUNY programs, and many other colleges and universities across the United States. A pilot program will begin this fall, with an inaugural class of seniors from Hudson CSD and Germantown CSD. The future of the program may also include high school juniors. Read more here >>

Students help with Cornell University research

environmental science students collecting water samples from Hudson RiverStudents in Mr. McDarby's Advanced Placement Environmental Science class collected water samples to be analyzed by Cornell University as part of the institution's Invasive Species Program. Researchers are going to look for microscopic traces of DNA (what they call eDNA) from three invasive species - sea lampreys, Asian carp and round goby.

The students' findings will be added to Cornell's state map of invasive species and a tag will be added giving credit to the class and Hudson High School.

HHS senior receives Giddings Scholarship

Sheila DeJesus is a 2016 recipient of the Giddings Scholarship, provided by the Alice & Murray Giddings Foundation. Sheila is about to graduate from HHS as well as Questar III's Culinary Arts program. Read more about Sheila on Questar III's website >>

HHS sophomore selected as environmental ambassador

brianna poses with class reptile CharlieBrianna Tsitsera, a sophomore at Hudson High School, was recently selected to join the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s new 4-H Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT). Tsitsera is one of 16 teenagers from across New York State, and the only one from Columbia County, to be chosen for the team.

The brand new program, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, aims to educate youth about the impact of invasive plant species on “both the ecology and economy of New York State,” according to the website. The ISAT ambassadors will also share information about the ways in which other youth can become involved in the monitoring and eradication of local invasive species.

Read more here >>

HHS 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 >>

Principal Abitabile chosen as Administrator of the Year

Principal Abitabile

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 here

Bus routes (2016-17)

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

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High School: 828-4360
Main Office: 3100
Principal: Antonio W. Abitabile -– 3114: Ellen Miller
Associate Principal: Robert LaCasse – 3118:  Jodi Keyser
Guidance Office: 3111 – Shannon Hoose
Nurse's Office: 3107
Attendance: 3108
Pool Coordinator: 3115

Fax Numbers:

HSHS Main Office - 518-697-8418
HSHS Guidance Office - 518-697-8568
HSHS Nurse - 518-697-8798
HSHS Room 29 - 518-697-8755
HSHS Library - 518-697-87658

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