2010-11 News

School Report Card Release for Hudson CSD

The State Education Department announced the release of 2009-10 School Report Cards for all schools and districts throughout New York.  To view the Hudson City School District’s Report Cards, please use the following link: 

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb/

Please note that, for the 2009-2010 school year results, the Education Department raised the English Language Arts and Math "cut scores" for the "Basic" and "Proficient" performance levels. Raising the cut scores in this manner caused a statewide drop in the percent of students scoring at proficiency levels 3 and 4. Additional information about the change in cut scores can be found at the following addresses:
http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/Grade3-8_Results07282010.html

http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/Regents_Approve_Scoring_Changes.html


Student Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy

The Board of Education Policy Committee is working to finalize the Student Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy. A review of the policy and an opportunity for public input will be included on the January 10, 2011 Board of Education meeting agenda.

Please click hereto review a draft of the policy.


Summer Academic Support for Students

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to local education agencies to support Title I schools identified for improvement to meet the progress goals in their school improvement, corrective action and/or restructuring plans and thereby improve student performance. The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School and the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools are identified as schools eligible to receive this Title I School Improvement support.

Summer academic academies are made possible through Title III, VI and Title I School Improvement grants. Students entering Kindergarten, transitioning to another building and K – 2 English Language Learners will have an opportunity to meet their principal and a few teachers in readiness for this giant academic and social leap. Students will be engaged in a preview of the curriculum and learn about the school community. This is a valuable experience to help prepare students for the academic and social expectations of the new school.

Kindergarten Preview Academy (incoming Kindergarteners) and Boost Up Academy (incoming 3rd graders) will run for eight days, August 8-11 & August 15-18 9:00 to 12:00 

Jr. High Prep Academy(incoming 7th graders) & Freshman Academy (incoming 9th graders) will run for four days, August 15-18 from 9:00 to 12:00

Transportation provided by School Improvement grant. Please contact your building principal for more information about registering your child for one of these summer academies.


Afterschool Program registration information

Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program registration forms will be mailed the week of August 15th.  Forms should be returned to the Jr. High Main Office between the hours of 8:00 - 2:00 by August 22nd.  This year we are instituting a lottery system.  On August 22nd at 3:00 the returned forms will be drawn randomly to determine who will fill the slots available.  Families will receive a call on Aug. 23rd regarding the results.  For further information please call Kathy Clark or Michael Fulton at 828-4360 ext. 7301.


Hudson Children's Book Fair

Character dog biscuit with children at the book fair

The Third Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival which took place on May 7 was a resounding success once again with children of all ages pouring over the book displays of the 111 authors/illustrators in attendance. In addition to the books, author workshops, roaming storybook characters, food, and over forty exhibitor activities filled the day with excitement. Special performances by local teens of the Columbia Youth Theatre, singer/ songwriter and author, John Farrell, “The Dirtmeister”, author Steven Tomecek, The Rattles Band and Radio Disney entertained the crowd with music, dance and fun!  Every child who attended the festival received a free book from a wide range of age appropriate selections.

Senator Saland with children at the book fair

Senator Steven Saland, who has attended each year, and newcomer Congressman Chris Gibson were in awe over the enormous turnout of authors and book lovers of all ages. 

Co-Directors, Lisa Dolan and Maria Suttmeier sincerely thank the HCSD BOE Members, Superintendent Howe, the Hudson/Catskill Newpapers and Investments in Youth for their support of the festival each year. And, a BIG thank you to the countless volunteers who worked hard to ensure that the festival ran smoothly from start to finish! 

We are honored to bring this event to Hudson each year to promote reading to and by children and celebrate the day to day literacy efforts of our schools.

Woman and child reading at the book fairGirl talking with Katie and Jerry Davis


21st Century Afterschool Classes

Beginning February 15th, Hudson High School will be offering 21st Century classes after school from 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Learn more...


Hudson City School District moves to new calendar system

Please check out our new District Calendar on the left, under Upcoming Events.

It contains a more complete and updated schedule for the district for your convenience.

If so desired, you can filter down to individual schools by using the drop down arrow next to “View All Locations”, choosing the school you’d like, and clicking the “filter” button.

You can download our Facility Use Form and our Facility Use Rules to fill out and return if you would like to request to use our facilities.