teacher wearing Math Rules t-shirts two students fry eggs on a griddle Kids wearing orange clothing a student and teacher build a pencil catapult aerial view of new driveway and traffic pattern solar panels students sit on the stage in auditorium

Sixth grade teachers showed their love for math to help encourage students during the New York State exams.

Students wear orange for Unity Day, a national anti-bullying event in October.

On Fridays, the Life Skills class runs the "Egg Shack" and cooks made-to-order breakfast sandwiches for staff.

Students applied STEM concepts when they built working pencil catapults.

Students participate in "The Power of Peace," a grant-funded program that promotes tolerance, acceptance, and positive school climate and culture.

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

A solar array was built behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School in partnership with the state-sponsored K-Solar Program and NY Power Authority.



Schools Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

All Hudson schools will be closed from Thursday, May 23rd through Tuesday, May 28th for the Memorial Day Weekend. (Tuesday, 5/28, is a Board-approved "give back" day as a result of unused emergency closing days.) Schools re-open on Wednesday, May 29th.

Spring Concerts

Grades 6-8 bands and choirs will have their spring concerts on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Hudson Junior/Senior High School auditorium.

New York State Assessments for ELA and Math (Grades 3-8)

The dates for state exams for students in Grades 3-8 are as follows:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) exam scheduled for April 2 & 3, 2019
  • Math exam scheduled for May 1 & 2, 2019

Click here to learn more about recent changes to the state assessments and how we use the results to improve our educational practices.

Hudson Children's Book Festival (May 4, 2019)

The annual Hudson Children's Book Festival is on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Huson Junior/Senior High School.

Need a ride? There will be free bus transportation around Hudson and Greenport from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click here to download the bus route map (PDF).

Info for Current 8th Grade Parents

If you missed our informational session for parents/guardians of incoming ninth grade students, click here to download the presentation from March 13, 2019 (PDF, 614 KB). Topics include graduation requirements, Regents exams, course schedules, electives and more.

"FAME: The Musical" (March 29-31, 2019)

fame the musicalThe Hudson Junior/Senior High School Drama Club presents "Fame: The Musical" this spring. It is a stage adaptation of the 1980 movie about students of the famous New York High School of the Performing Arts.

Opening night is Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31st. All performances are in the Hudson Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. Click here for show details and ticket information.

Sign Up for Extended Learning Time

We are pleased to offer our students an opportunity for additional academic instruction before and after school. The Extended Learning Time program is designed to help your child succeed in Math, Science, and English/Language Arts (ELA). Teachers will work with your child on specific skills he/she needs to be better prepared for the next grade level.

If you are interested in having your child attend Extended Learning Time to receive extra support in these subjects, complete this sign-up form (PDF) and return it to the Guidance Office by March 3, 2019.

2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

Congratulations to the Bluehawks who earned spots on the honor rolls for the second quarter!

2nd Quarter Positive Referrals

More than 85 junior high students received positive referrals from staff during the second quarter. Click here to see the list and find out what they did to receive positive recognition from their teachers.

New Visitor Management System photo identification card clipart

New safety measures are coming to the Hudson City School District. Effective November 19, 2018, all school buildings will begin using School Gate Guardian, a computerized visitor management system.

Any visitor entering one of our district facilities will be required to provide photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state-issued photo ID). Click here to learn more about School Gate Guardian.

1st Quarter Honor Rolls

Congratulations to the HJHS Bluehawsks who made high honor and honor rolls for the first quarter!

Dismissal and Bus Change Procedures

Please help us ensure a safe and smooth dismissal each day by following the guidelines for changing your child's afternoon dismissal/transportation plans.

Power of Peace Returns to JHS

students and staff seated in chairs in a circleThe first Power of Peace at Hudson Junior High School was held on September 17, 2018. This program, which helps to cultivate self-awareness, acceptance and tolerance, is experienced by almost all Hudson students (staff, too!) by the time they enter high school. Our aim is to promote a positive school climate and culture that students can also apply to other aspects of life.

We are grateful to have this grant-funded program return for another year!

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.

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

Supply Lists (2018-19)

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

Students Learn to Create Computer Games

students creating computer gamesSixth graders learned how to create computer games during an Hour of Code event in Mr. Millar’s Library Skills class. For this event, a one-hour tutorial showed students how to follow code steps, problem solve and create interactive computer games. As they advanced through the programs they relied on previous knowledge to complete more complex STEM tasks using coding. Not only did the students enjoy creating new interactive games, but also modifying them using different functions to build or change the characters. Mr. Millar said the students seemed proud of what they accomplished because they kept calling him over to show off their creations!

Exploring Careers with "Chip & Sip" art student uses colored pencils to design cookie package

Junior high students are exploring different careers as part of the curriculum in Family & Consumer Sciences with Mrs. Ostrander.

Along with Mr. Peters’ Art students, they collaborated on a “Chip & Sip” project, which is a fun take on the popular Paint & Sip trend. FACS students baked delicious double chocolate chip cookies while Art students created unique package designs (based on a template designed by Aiesha Gaffor).

While enjoying cookies and juice, they talked about different career possibilities such as baker, pastry chef, graphic designer and marketing careers.


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.

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.   

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Junior High School  518-828-4360
Main Office Courtney McDonald - ext. 8100
Principal Derek Reardon - ext. 8302
Associate Principal Alyssa Sabbatino - ext. 8318
Dignity Act Coordinator Eric Clark - ext. 8305
Nurse – ext. 8311
Guidance - ext. 8308
Attendance - ext. 3108

Fax Numbers:

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

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