Principals present awards to eight seniors 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 A student holds a school spirit sign High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School Graduating seniors wear regalia for a group photo

Congratulations to the Bluehawk Class of 2017!

Eight members of the Class of 2018 were presented with awards. Read more >>

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.

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Parent/Guardian Survey About 1st Quarter Report Card Conferences

HHS Parents/Guardians,

If you attended 1st Quarter Report Card Conferences on Thursday, November 16, please take a moment to complete this short survey on the effectiveness of the event. Click here to begin the survey.

Your responses are anonymous, as no identifying information will be derived from your participation in the survey. Thank you in advance for your feedback.


Forum to Discuss Possible Revisions to Grading & Ranking Policies

grade bookGrades 8-12 Students and Parents/Guardians --

How much do you know about the district’s current policies on weighted grading and class ranking? Whether you know a little, a lot or nothing at all, we want to hear from YOU!

Join us for a student/parent forum to discuss possible revisions to the district’s current class ranking and grade weighting policies*:

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
Location: Junior High School Library

*All policy revisions would be subject to approval from the HCSD Board of Education and would not go into effect until 2019.


November School Closings & Early Dismissals

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Annual emergency early release drill. All schools will dismiss 15 minutes early. There will be no Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program.

Friday, November 10, 2017 - All schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Half day early dismissal for all schools. Grade 6-12 Report Card Conferences from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Half day early dismissal for a Superintendent's Conference Day.

Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Recess (all schools closed). Schools will re-open on Monday, November 27.


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).

aerial view of new driveway and traffic pattern

The goal of this part of the capital project is to help improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, especially during arrival and dismissal. The new parking lot configuration also includes a new turnaround section to allow vehicles to loop around the lot to exit. By offering an alternative entrance/exit, fewer vehicles will need to cross in front of the campus’ main entrances or wait behind school buses during dismissal.

As shown in the aerial image (above, courtesy of the Wheeler Drone), the new entrance/exit is a two-way road that opens onto Joslen Boulevard. The intersection, which was previously a three-way stop, will now be a four-way stop. The district received a signed letter of approval from the Town of Greenport Highway Department in January that granted permission for the district to build a new driveway in this location. The only times this intersection will experience higher than usual volumes of traffic are during arrival and dismissal (about 8 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. on school days).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District Office at 518-828-4360, extension 2101.


NYSSMA Area All State Festival

Congratulations to Brianna Tsitsera (Grade 12) for being selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 17-18 at Taconic Hills High School in Craryville, N.Y.!

In order to be selected to participate in the festival, students were required to prepare and perform a solo for a NYSSMA judge, as well as sight read a short melody. The highest scoring music students in Dutchess, Putnam & Columbia Counties were selected to participate in this event.

Students will participate in intense rehearsals on Friday afternoon (Nov. 17) and Saturday morning (Nov. 18). The concert will be on Saturday afternoon under the direction of conductors from around the Capital District and beyond.


AP Scholars 2017

It is with great honor that Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, announces that 2017 graduate, Jared Scali is the recipient of the AP Scholar with Honor. To achieve the Honor status, Jared achieved grades of 3.0 or higher on at least four full-year AP Exams with an average of at least 3.25.

It is with further pride that Mr. Abitabile states that Brianna Tsitsera and Kayleigh McCagg have received the honor of AP Scholars for 2017. Miss Tsitsera and Miss McCagg receive this award for achieving grades of 3.0 or higher on at least three full-year AP Exams.


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.

You can also read our Quarter 1 Attendance Newsletter - October 2017 (PDF) for other ways you can support your students.


Principals Present Class of 2018 Awards

Principals present awards to eight seniorsStudents in the Class of 2018 were presented with recognitions from Hudson Senior High School Principal Antonio Abitabile and Associate Principal Bob LaCasse. Click here to see what awards each student received.

Pictured (L to R): Mr. LaCasse, Karissa Garbarini, Jessica Sherman, Emily Clark, Maya Alvarez, Siddique Ahmed, Saima Hannan, Brianna Tsitsera, Alicia Salvatore and Principal Abitabile


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 >>


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

 


Students Collect Data for Cornell Lab of Ornithology

students looking at paper in a fieldA few of Mr. McDarby’s students at Hudson Senior High School are monitoring nest boxes in the Greenport Conservation Area as part of an ongoing “nest watch” program with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

With the assistance of John Horton from the Columbia Land Conservancy, the students enter the conservation area every three to four days to check on the status of 10 nest boxes. The data collected by students will be used to track the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, the number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive.


Student Accepted to National Juilliard Dance Program

Orlando HarbuttOrlando Harbutt, a sophomore at Hudson High School, is a talented dancer who has received scholarships to Manhattan Youth Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre School. Harbutt worked out a plan with Hudson High School that allows him to leave early on Fridays in order to travel to New York City and participate in the Manhattan Youth Ballet.Orlando Harbutt holding a ballet pose

Recently, Harbutt became one of only 44 students in the nation to be accepted into the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive, which is a three-week program in classical ballet and modern dance.

“Dancing allows me to express myself in a way that can’t be done with any other activity,” said Harbutt. “It portrays emotion. I love it.”

The exclusive Juilliard summer program begins in July.


Dellavechia and Sumayya Named Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2017.Tyler Dellavechia

Tyler Dellavechia, son of Lorraine and Lance Dellavechia of Claverack, and Esrat Sumayya, daughter of MD Elias and Shirin Akhtar of Hudson, have been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

Tyler is a member of the National Honor Society, the Class of 2017 President, a member of Yearbook Committee, Band, Jazz Band and Choir, and active in Varsity Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf and Tennis. He received the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding contributions as a student and a leader. Tyler will attend college to study Business.

 

Esrat SumayyaEsrat was a Rotary Student of the Month, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA), was active on the Robotics team, National Honor Society, Art Club and Yearbook Committee.

She was awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology in recognition of outstanding achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology. She also received the Elmira College Key in recognition of high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship and participation in extracurricular activities.

Esrat plans to attend Pace University to study Nursing.


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.

Read more >>


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.)


Senior Helps Team Win State Competition

Student holds plaque at Albany Law SchoolJared Scali (right), a senior at Hudson High School who attends the Capital Region BOCES New Visions Law & Government program, helped his civics team win a state championship on February 11. For the third consecutive year, the high honors team won the state-level "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition.

The team now advances to the national "We the People" competition held in Washington, D.C. on April 21-24, 2017.

Click here to read more about how the team won the state championship >>


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 >>


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


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


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CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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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