Students eating breakfast in cafeteria Children and their teacher smile during the snow nature walk A student does a science experiment with a college student from Bard Students work on individual laptops Two boys with blue and gold facepaint Jungle Book Kids cast

Some students at MCSIS received Mr. Brenneman's "Principal's Award" and they got to celebrate with a special breakfast!

Students enjoyed a snowy nature walk where they saw animal tracks, nests, scat and even a confused caterpillar.

Undergraduates in the Citizen Science program at Bard College visited the Intermediate School to conduct science experiments with students.

These Chromebook laptops provide students with the means to conduct research in the classroom, remotely work together on projects, and easily connect with teachers and peers outside of the classroom.

Students show their Bluehawk Pride during a football facepainting event.

MCSIS Drama Club & CCYT Theatre Inc. present Disney's Jungle Book KIDS on May 10, 2017.


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2017-18 School Supplies Lists

Get the 2017-2018 school supplies lists for Grades 2-5 here.

Summer Academy at MCSIS

readyWe are pleased to extend the opportunity for first and second grade students to participate in the Intermediate Boost Up Academy this summer!

The two-week Academy will run during the weeks of July 31 and August 6, 2017, Monday through Thursday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m., breakfast/lunch available, no transportation provided).

The Academy will focus on preparing your child for the rigors of third grade. The summer program is designed to help students who require additional support so they can smoothly transition to a new school (more details here).

To register your child, please call us at 828-4360, extension 1112 by Thursday, July 27. 

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 >>

Chores for Change

Children watch a screenThird grade students decided to participate in a civic-minded project called “Chores for Change” after reading books on children’s rights, sustainability, water accessibility and educational differences of children in various communities around the world. The students persuaded their parents to allow them to earn money for doing household chores. To date, they have earned more than $100 to put toward a clean water well project or purchase a goat for families in Africa. The project will continue through the spring.

Annual Turkey Trot

Kids run a race in front of the schoolThe annual Turkey Trot at MCSIS was on November 18th and more than 20 frozen turkeys were awarded to students in grades 3-5. Each turkey weighed more than 22 pounds!

Students who had collected enough PBIS tickets were allowed to participate in a fun race competition to win Thanksgiving turkeys. The boys and girls who finished in the top two spots in each grade level won a frozen turkey, and random names were drawn for additional prizes in between races. The MCSIS Glee Club kicked off the event with the “Star Spangled Banner.” Students who chose not to run still participated in the Turkey Trot by cheering on their classmates with chants such as, “One more lap!”

A BIG thank you to ShopRite on Fairview Avenue and Hudson Community Schools for donating the turkeys!! See more photos on our Facebook page >>

A visit from Hudson the Railroad Puppy

A boy pets a gray dogHudson in Hudson! Local celebrity Hudson the Railroad Puppy and his dad, Richard Nash, came to M.C. Smith Intermediate School.

The students learned about Hudson and his "magic paw" before his visit. Mr. Nash answered any questions the students asked. They got so many pets and licks from Hudson! Even students that were uneasy about dogs ended up petting him by the end of his visit!

See more photos on our Facebook page >>


"Dads Take Your Child to School" Day on September 20th

Clip art father holding child's hand

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, we invited fathers (and stepfathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, etc.!) to our annual "Dads Take Your Child to School" breakfast event. Thank you to all the male caregivers for being involved!

MCSIS Dads Breakfast 2016

(If you got your picture taken but do not see it in this album, please email

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.

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

Afterschool Instructional Services available

The Hudson Intermediate School, through the Community Schools Grant, is able to offer After School Instructional Services to all of our students. The program will be offered after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday until 3:45 p.m., beginning immediately and running through the end of the school year in June.

Please let us know if your son/daughter will be able to attend by returning this form to MCSIS. If you respond yes, we will contact you with a starting date and the name of the teacher they will be working with. Students will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Please call if you have any questions (518-828-4360, Ext. 1112).

Hudson's "Lights On Afterschool" Featured in ASW:NYSAN Newsletter

The recent newsletter from AfterSchool Works: New York State Afterschool Network contains a blurb about MCSIS' afterschool program. Check it out here, and then head to their Facebook page for photos!

Grades 3-5 supply lists (2016-17)

(July 27, 2016) -- The supply lists for Grades 3 through 5 are now available. Two third grade teachers are still to be determined (parents/guardians of children in these classes should be receiving information directly from the main office).

Grade 3 (Kipp, Hungerford, Parmentier, Pratt, Wheeler)
Grade 4 (Pierro, Lent, Huemmer, Quinion, Malin/Gaylord, Hanley)
Grade 5 (Acevedo/VanAlphen, Curry, Clark, Keeler, Landry, Semanick)
Grade 3/4 (Carson)
Grade 3/4 (Ordway)
Ms. Van Slyke (Special Education)

Bus routes (2016-17)

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

Mission Statement

Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School has a new page for its Mission Statement. Check it out here, and you can always find it on the left MCSIS Links sidebar.

MCSIS news archive >>


Intermediate School 828-4360
Main Office ext. 1112
Principal Mark Brenneman ext. 1111
Nurse’s Office ext. 1118
Guidance Office ext. 1117
Attendance ext. 1117 
Dignity Act Coordinator Christine Cranna ext. 1127

Fax Number: 518-697-8434

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