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5th grade "Reading Buddies" visit pre-kindergarten classes.

The Hudson Reads program invites community members to help students practice reading skills during lunch.

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

The community was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new primary wing at M.C. Smith Elementary School.

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.

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Camp Invention at Hudson City School District

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The Hudson City School District is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed “Camp Invention” summer program beginning on July 9, 2018! Camp Invention banner

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! It is open to students entering Grades 3-5 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

About Camp Invention

Camp Invention allows children to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork while rotating through several fascinating modules inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Children will engage in activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century learning skills.

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover, and achieve while having fun! Campers in Grades 3-5 will engage in innovative activities such as:

  • Create a vehicle of the future
  • Design a mechanical robot dog
  • Build futuristic dream homes

Educators from M.C. Smith Elementary School will lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that encourage children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! High school students may serve as Leadership Interns.


WHEN: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)

WHERE: John L. Edwards building (360 State St, Hudson; transportation is not provided)

WHO: Students entering Grades 3-5. Registration is open to children residing within the Hudson City School District, homeschooled students, and children in neighboring school districts

COST: $130 per student (regular price is $250 but we are excited to offer a reduced price for Hudson families! Unfortunately students from outside the district will need to pay the full registration cost.)

Registration is limited to the first 40 students, so download the Camp Invention registration form and reserve your spot today!

Download this Camp Invention flyer or visit the Camp Invention® website for more information. If registering online or by telephone (800.968.4332), make sure to identify our school with the zip code (12534) and/or program code (C-NY17-10974-18).


Questions can be directed to:

April Prestipino at or 518.828.4360 Ext. 2134
Mark Brenneman at or 518.828.4360 Ext. 1112
Bridget Smith at

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