Student do a science experiment with college students from Bard College kids sitting on stage kids wearing chef costumes at Odyssey of the Mind competition students with hands in the air School leaders hold a shovel at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new primary wing Students with a bloodhound in front of a police cruiser Students work on individual laptops Two boys with blue and gold facepaint

The MCSIS Drama Club and CCYT present, “The Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids” on Friday, May 11, 2018.

These second graders are the first Odyssey of the Mind team from Hudson to participate in the regional competition in almost a decade.

Wiltsie the Bloodhound, a NYS Police K-9, visited MCSIS with Troopers Fran Torhan and Kristi Wilson to teach students about her job.

Construction of the new primary wing at MCSIS began in October 2017. Read more about the capital improvement project >>

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.

Students put on an amazing performance during the annual winter concert!


Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School

Counselors Available

In light of the recent tragic event in Hudson, the District has counselors available during school hours this week for any students needing assistance. High School students may stop in or parents may call 518-828-4360 to contact the school your child attends.

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.

STEM Summer Camp for 3rd, 4th and 5th GradersCamp Invention

Camp Invention is coming to Hudson in July 2018! This exciting, week-long STEM summer camp program offers children the opportunity to explore robots, design inventions, take apart machines, make new friends while solving challenges and more! Camp Invention is open to students entering Grades 3-5 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The camp runs from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018.

Click here to learn more about Camp Invention and how to register your child!

Band Program Sign Upselementary students holding instruments

Any Grade 3 student has the opportunity to join the band program for the upcoming school year! Students entering Grade 4 in September 2018 can request to join the band program by handing in a completed form to Mrs. Phillips.

Click here to get more information and to download the band form.


“The Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids” on Friday, May 11

Pirates Past Noon posterThe Montgomery C. Smith School Drama Club and Columbia County Youth Theater, Inc. present, “The Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids.” The magic begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, in the MCSIS auditorium (102 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson). The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Under the direction of former Hudson teacher Edgar Acevedo, Columbia County Youth Theatre Inc. (CCYT) produces the school’s drama programs. Join the CCYT and MCSIS Drama Club for this free event!

Student Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College

pencil drawing of carThe Hudson City School District Student Art Show will be on display at Columbia-Greene Community College beginning on Monday, April 9, 2018. Students in grades K-12 will exhibit 2D and 3D artwork in two galleries at the college: the Kaaterskill Gallery and the Blue Hill Gallery.

An Opening Reception is planned for Tuesday, April 10, from 5-7 p.m. The show runs until the end of April.

(Pictured: pencil drawing by Hudson High School senior, Tanzil Sami)

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Helps Donate 1,000 Pounds of Pet Food

elementary students at a pet shelterStudents and staff at the Hudson City School District donated more than 1,000 pounds of pet food to local organizations during the holiday season. M.C. Smith Intermediate School added pet food to its annual Stuff the Bus event this year, and students who collected the most donations got to deliver the items in person to Out of the Pits and Animal Kind. The human food donations were brought to the Catholic Charities food pantry. The HCSD Transportation Department also contributed mass quantities of pet food and monetary donations for Animal Kind and the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

See more photos of the kids delivering donations on our Facebook page.

Help MCSIS 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 Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School earn free classroom equipment and supplies, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Earn double points for our school when you purchase store brand products.

Enroll your card at the Price Chopper Tools for Schools site. The school code for MCSIS is: 16140

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.

CMH Dental Van Returns for 2017-18 School Year

UPDATE (11/8/2017): Due to the volume of children participating this year, the CMH Dental Van is extending its time at JLE through November 21. The van will relocate to MCSIS on either November 21 or November 27 (instead of November 14, as originally planned).

The Dental Van from Columbia Memorial Hospital is returning to MCSIS at the end of November 2017 (through January 9, 2018)! With a completed and signed consent form, sent home from the school, your child can be seen for dental services on the mobile dental van. Services include:

  • Dental exam and digital x-rays
  • Cleaning and flouride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Fillings and simple tooth extractions

Each visit is about 20-30 minutes and a report will be sent home with your child after each visit. Participating children will also receive a gift bag with toothpaste, toothbrush and other products.

A consent form will be sent home from school. You complete the conesnt form, CMH provides the care! If your child is covered by insurance, the insurance company will be billed (simply include information on consent form), however no insurance is required for your child to participate. If you have questions, please call Columbia Memorial Hospital Dental Program Office at 518-697-7892.

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 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!

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 518-828-4360
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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