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.



Important Announcement

In response to recent incidents in downtown Hudson, we want to reassure our families that the safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. While we cannot control the actions of others outside our schools, we are taking every step we can to ensure our students will be safe on school grounds when they return on September 6. This includes a full-time School Resource Officer at JLE Primary School, requests for additional patrol cars and officers near the schools, as well as thorough review and reinforcement of our safety measures and emergency response procedures. We are appreciative of the Hudson Police Department's assistance in protecting our children as law enforcement agencies continue to investigate these senseless acts. If you notice any suspicious person or activity near our school buildings, please contact the Hudson Police Department immediately at 518-828-3388

Updates to Bus Routes

September 11, 2017 -- Due to some timing issues with dismissal, we will be shifting the order of the routes for Bus 2 in the afternoons only. Currently, we start by picking up Route 4 from the JHS first at dismissal. However, starting Monday, September 18, we will be starting with Route 6 at the MCSIS building and then coming up to pick up Routes 4 and 5 from the JHS.

Route 6 MCSIS - Due to this change your students' bus will be dropping them off at the bus stop in the afternoon immediately after dismissal - they should be dropped off at their stop at approximately 2:45 to 2:50 p.m.

Route 4 & 5 JHS - Due to this change your students' bus will be dropping them off at the bus stop in the afternoon approximately 20 minutes later then it currently does.

There are no changes to the morning pick-up and all three routes will remain the same. If you have questions, please call 518-828-4360, ext. 2103.

Download the letter from the HCSD Transportation Department (PDF).

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.

Supply Lists (2017-18)

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

Closing & Opening Ceremonies for Athletic Fields

upcoming events post-it noteOn Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a celebratory Closing Ceremony at Barrett Field (behind M.C. Smith Intermediate School) followed by the annual homecoming bonfire. *All former Bluehawk athletes and coaches, regardless of what sport(s) you played/coached at Hudson, are invited to join us and be recognized during the Closing Ceremony (no individual invitations have been or will be sent).*

The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new track/athletic field will occur at 6:30 p.m. the next day, September 28, 2017, at the new Bluehawk Sports Complex behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School. Activities will include: free food, mascot appearance, first lap around the new track, music (including live performances by HCSD musical groups), student races and fireworks.

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.

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.

Hudson JHS news archive >>


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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