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

2017-18 School Supplies Lists

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.


Summer School Information

Summer School for Grades 6-12 begins on Monday, July 10 through Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and runs Mondays-Thursdays.

  • Session 1 classes are 8-10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2 classes are 10:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Summer School classes and exams will be held on the Junior High side of campus, therefore all students must enter using the Junior High School entrance.

If you are unsure if your child needs Summer School, please call the High School Guidance Deptartment at 518-828-4360, ext. 3111 or the Jr. High Guidance Department at ext. 8308.


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.


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."

 



NY State Assessments Letter from Dr. Suttmeier (March 20, 2017)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are quickly approaching the time for New York State exams for Grade 3-8 students. The English/Language Arts (ELA) exam will be administered March 28-30 and Math will be administered May 2-4. We understand and respect the concerns that some parents/guardians had about these exams in past years.

However, much has changed about the state testing program that you should be aware of. I would also like to explain our approach and how we use the results so that you have all of the information needed to make educational decisions on behalf of your child.

Click here to continue reading about the recent changes to NYS testing (available in other languages).

(Note: In order to download PDFs, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at Adobe's Website)


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.


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 >>


Enroll your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card to help Hudson JHS

Have 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, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Enroll at www.pricechopper.com. Our school code is: 16141

Click here to read a letter about enrolling your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card to earn equipment and supplies for Hudson JHS.


Changes to 2016 New York State Assessments

The New York State Department of Education has recently issued changes to the Grades 3-8 English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests, which will be in effect for the 2016 tests. The changes include fewer test questions, untimed testing and greater teacher involvement in creating and reviewing tests.

Here is a letter sent home to parents on March 8, 2016 about the NYS assessments in math and ELA that will take place in April. The letter explains how the district uses the test results to improve education for students and the changes to help address concerns of parents and educators.

If you have any questions about the assessments, please do not hesitate to contact your child's principal.

More information:
Grade 3-8 Test Changes Flyer for Parents - English
Grade 3-8 Test Changes Flyer for Parents - Arabic
Grade 3-8 Test Changes Flyer for Parents - Bengali
Grade 3-8 Test Changes Flyer for Parents - Spanish


Letter about Dress Code from Principal Reardon

Principal Reardon would like to remind parents about the school dress code as we move into the warmer season. Please click here to read the letter.


Supply lists (2016-17)

Get the 2016-17 supply lists here >>


Bus routes (2016-17)

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


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CONTACT INFORMATION

Junior High School  828-4360
Main Office Lorraine Dellavechia - ext. 8100
Principal Derek Reardon - ext. 8302
Associate Principal Ian MacCormack - 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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