Students pilot Chromebooks students stand with blue recycling bins Two girls tends to a school garden behind the building Career Day

Hudson CSD has invested in tablets and Chromebooks for all of our students, in grades K–12, to use as learning tools (as part of the 2016-17 approved budget).

A science class started a recycling initiative at Hudson Junior High School.

Mrs. Howard's science class tends to their shallots and asparagus behind the school.

Hudson Junior High School held Career Day! Community members came to speak to students about their jobs, and gave them advice on breaking into the field.

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HUDSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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.


Ways to Help Your Child Attend School Every Day

Every day counts!

The New York State government 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.


After School Tutoring for Grades 6-8

After school tutoring is now available through our partnership with the Hudson Area Library and the Bluehawk Nation After School Program. The tutoring program is open to students in Grades 6-8 and will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Hudson Area Library (51 N. 5th Street, Hudson).

If you would like your student to participate, please contact the Jr. High Guidance Department at 518-828-4360 ext. 8308 to let us know you are planning to send your child. There is limited space available so please contact us as soon as possible.   


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 Hudson JHS 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 Junior High School earn free classroom equipment and supplies, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Click here to read a letter about enrolling your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card to earn equipment and supplies for Hudson JHS.

Enroll your card at the Price Chopper Tools for Schools site. The school code for HJHS is: 16141



Authors Visit Ahead of Hudson Children's Book FestivalTorrey Maldonado reads to sixth graders

Each year, on the Friday before the annual Hudson Children's Book Festival, attending authors and illustrators visit K-8 students in the Hudson City School District.

Torry Maldonado (left) is a favorite author among our students, and came back again to speak with sixth graders at Hudson Junior High School. He read an excerpt from his most recent book, "Secret Saturdays."

 



Class Survey Reveals What Students Learned

Post-it notesMs. Zucker had students in her Health class fill out an "End of Semester" survey. After completing the survey, they had a class discussion to share their thoughts and ideas. Then, students wrote one “Take Away,” or valuable thing they learned, from the course and displayed them on a poster in the classroom. A few examples are: "Learning to get along with people while working with them," "how to deal with serious situations," "healthy eating," the "mental health unit," and "different ways of communication [that make] me see everything in a different view."

Ms. Zucker finds the feedback incredibly helpful in tweaking lessons and activities for the next semester. More importantly, she thinks it is encouraging, even empowering, to give students the opportunity to provide their teacher with feedback.


Supply Lists (2017-18)

Get the 2017-2018 school supplies lists for Grades 6-8 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

Junior High School  518-828-4360
Main Office Lorraine Dellavechia - ext. 8100
Principal Derek Reardon - ext. 8302
Associate Principal Alyssa Sabbatino - ext. 8318
Dignity Act Coordinator Eric Clark - ext. 8305
Nurse – ext. 3107 – Joni Groll
Guidance - ext. 8308
Attendance - ext. 3108

Fax Numbers:

JHS Main Office - 518-697-8522
JHS Guidance Office - 518-697-8791

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