group holds banner in front of solar panelsstudents hold blue ribbonsaerial view of new driveway and traffic pattern The drumline stands on a platform Psychology students learn about child psychology A view of the Catskill Mountains The Hudson High Robotics Team holds a championship flag High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School

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 won 1st place in Columbia County and will compete against other county champs at the the New York State Envirothon on May 23 & 24.

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

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

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 both the Boys' and Girls' Varsity Basketball teams on earning their second straight Patroon Conference Championship titles in the 2016-17 season!

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

Please be advised of traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Harry Howard Avenue & Joslen Boulevard. Click here for more details.



Meet the Teacher Night (Tuesday, October 9th)

Meet the Teacher Night at HHS is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet teachers in the Senior High School and discuss their child’s curriculum for the academic year. You are encouraged to review progress reports and 1st quarter grades on Parent Portal in advance and discuss individual student progress with teachers.

Fundraiser for HHS National Honor Society (9/17-10/3/2018)

tote bags and kitchenwareGet eco-friendly tote bags, travel bags, kitchenware & more through a Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser! This fundraiser will benefit the Hudson Senior High School National Honor Society.

Click here to view the Fall 2018 catalog, or click here to order online (use the Fundraiser ID: 830424). Free shipping applies to orders over $75. You can also register and track your online orders here.

If you have questions, please contact 518-828-4360, Mrs. Miller (ext. 3114) or Mrs. Hoose (ext. 3111). Orders are due by October 3, 2018.

Click here to download the flyer (PDF).

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.

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.

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


Schoolgirl Queen 2018 Nominee

Lindsey KlugoCongratulations to Lindsey Klugo, Hudson High School's 2018 Schoolgirl Queen contestant!

Each spring, students at several area school districts nominate one junior girl to compete for Schoolgirl Queen. The Schoolgirl Queen contestants from each school district in Columbia County will represent their schools at the Columbia County Fair in August (one of whom will be chosen as the winner).

Seniors Complete Bard Early College Hudson Programhigh school students hold certificates

Six Hudson seniors, along with a few others from neighboring districts, were recently recognized for their scholastic achievements in the Bard Early College Hudson program. Congrats to Bluehawks Angel Canarte, Jimmy Canarte, Michael Dolan, Dominic Domkoski, Connor McCagg and Alicia Salvatore!

These seniors and others from Germantown, Taconic Hills and Coxsackie-Athens completed five college courses this year and received 13 credits from Bard College. Courses were in Humanities, U.S. History, Psychology, Creative Writing and Theatre. Colleges they're planning to attend include Bard College, Pace University, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, Hartwick College, SUNY New Paltz, Cazenovia College, American International College and Tufts University.

In addition to the seniors, seven juniors from school districts in and around Hudson participated in Bard Early College Hudson this year. Next year, participation will grow to 23 students, inclduing 16 Hudson students and seven others who will participate through Questar III BOCES.

The early college program, which began in 2016 and is located at a special satellite campus on Warren Street, is made possible through a partnership of Bard College, the Hudson City School District, Questar III and the Galvan Foundation.

National Honor Society Inductees

Twenty-nine Bluehawks were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 30, 2018:

Jasmin Ahmed, Lili Barglowska, Hailey Beaumont, Monalissa Carius, Tori Colarusso, Emma Eaton, Olivia Elliott, Victoria Gardner, Osman Gofran, Spencer Goldstein, Lauren Gower, Jahid Hasan, Miftahul Huq, Ian Hutchings, Katherine Jepsen, Byonte Jones, Aaron Li, Sarah Li, Sanjida Lopa, Joshua Meicht, Majed Murshed, Emilia Ortiz, Caleigh Parmentier, Ravid Rahmen, Hailey Rolon, Hannah Romano, Emily Sullivan, Fariah Sultana, Autumn Tampasis.

Congratulations to all!

Alvarez and McCagg Named Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2018. Maya Rose Alvarez and Kayleigh Elizabeth McCagg, both of Hudson, have been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

Maya Alvarez - Valedictorian

Maya AlvarezMaya Alvarez is the President of the National Honor Society, Yearbook, SADD, BrainBee, Environmental Club, Prison Public Memory Project, Underground Railroad Project, Scrub Club, Math Club, and Mentor Foundation USA. She played volleyball, basketball and softball. Maya was also a Power of Peace graduate.

Maya achieved the Lawrence Tech Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and CGCC Certificate of Excellence. During high school, she raised over $500 for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and volunteered as a math tutor to assist students with passing the Algebra Regents. Ms. Alvarez will attend college to study Biology and prepare for medical school in the field of Cardiology.

Kayleigh McCagg - Salutatorian

Kayleigh McCaggKayleigh McCagg is a member of National Honor Society, SADD, Varsity Club, Tri-Music Honor Society, Drama Club, Yearbook and BrainBee. She participated in the Youth Employment Services (YES) program, JV and Varsity softball, Varsity soccer, Varsity Cross-Country, Varsity Track and JV Basketball.

Kayleigh received the Advanced Placement Scholar Award, Rotary Student of the Month, Gellert Cornell Admissions Invitation, winner of the regional BrainBee competition (Rensselaer Chapter), participated in the national Brain Bee, received a scholar athlete award in soccer, participated in All-County Choir, All-County Band, All-County-Jazz Band. Additionally, she has received the CASDA Scholars Recognition.

Ms. McCagg organized a fundraiser through Centro Civico Foundation for the families affected by Hurricane Maria and has been a Salvation Army bell ringer and volunteer. She is also a member of Stottville Volunteer Fire Company, Post 42 American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary member, International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) and an assistant at St. Mary’s Church Religious Education.

Kayleigh plans to attend college to study Biology and minor in Neuroscience, with her sights set on becoming a Pediatric Neurologist.

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!

Envirothon Team Heading to State Competitionstudents holding blue ribbons

Congrats to the Hudson High School Envirothon teams for finishing in first and second place in Columbia County during the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon competition on April 25! Twenty-three teams from six counties participated in the contest, which tests students' knowledge of aquatics, forestry, problem-solving, current issues, soils, and wildlife.

The first-place team (pictured) will advance to the New York State Envirothon to compete against other county champions. Under the guidance of Mr. McDarby, HHS has a history of success at Envirothon events, having gone to the statewide event five times in the last nine years! The final competition will be held at the Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 23rd and 24th. Good luck, Bluehawks!

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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High School: 518-828-4360
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

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