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2014-2015 CALENDAR


A message from the superintendent

The Hudson City School District tragically lost a student member of the Hudson Senior High School today, September 30, 2014. We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of this individual. Counseling is available for all students affected by this news. Please contact your child’s school if you feel he/she needs counseling services. Please refer to the letter from Principal Antonio Abitabile that was sent home with all high school students today.

Superintendent offers information regarding NYS assessments

Superintendent Maria Suttmeier would like to offer information to parents and guardians regarding the New York State assessments that were given in April and May of 2014. Our student results have increased by 3 percent in English Language Arts, and 2.3 percent in math for grades 3-8. Please read the attached letter for more information on how to understand your student's level on these assessments, and on why they are given. Find the letter here.

No School October 10

There will be no school on Friday, October 10. Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

Harlem Wizards Coming to Hudson Senior High School

Harlem Wizards logoCome see the Harlem Wizards play at Hudson Senior High School on November 5. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought online at $8 for students and $10 for general admission, with a $0.99 processing fee. Tickets will go fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! To buy tickets at the high school, go to Room 29 or the Main Office, or call 828-4132 ext. 3118 or 3100. Junior class members are also selling tickets outside of Walmart on October 4 and October 26. You can also buy tickets at The online box office closes 24 hours prior to the event.

Chicken BBQ to benefit Book FestivalGiffy's Chicken BBQ

Don't miss the Giffy's Chicken Barbecue to benefit the Hudson Children's Book Festival on Wednesday, October 8 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Hudson High School. Tickets are pre-sold for $11, or you can pay $12 at the door. Dinner includes 1/2 Giffy's chicken, a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll with butter, a cookie, and a beverage. For tickets, bring a check to Bobby LaCasse at the high school, Jen Clark or Florence Berth at the junior high, Ellen Huemmer at the intermediate school, or Lori Below at the primary school. Make checks payable to Hudson Children's Book Festival.

A Letter from the Superintendent's Office

Superintendent Maria Suttmeier would like to remind the students at the Hudson City School District to be safe about strangers. It is important to walk in groups whenever possible, and not to talk to strangers. If approached by a stranger, leave and tell a trusted adult immediately. Never get into the vehicle of someone you don't know. Read a detailed letter from the superintendent here.

Administrators bag groceries for Hunger Action Month

Today, September 17, from 4:15-5:15 p.m., the administrators at the Hudson City School District will be bagging groceries at ShopRite to raise money for awareness of the issue of hunger in Columbia County. Throughout the "Help Bag Hunger" event, cashiers will be collecting donations that will go to local community food banks. Stop by ShopRite for your groceries today to say hi to your administrators, and to raise money to fight hunger in Columbia County.

Get informed about Enterovirus D68

As you may have heard, a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has affected children and others in recent weeks across the country. While we have no reported cases of EV-D68, the Hudson City School District is providing information from the NYS Department of Health and Center for Disease Control related to EV-D68 to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and the preventative measures you can take to help prevent the spread of this virus. Please read about it here.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a big successDads Take Your Child to School Day

The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School held its second annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Tuesday, September 16. The event included a special breakfast to honor the male caregivers in students’ lives. About 250 fathers, grandfathers, other relatives and friends were present to eat bagels and pastries with their young loved ones, and to get to know one another. Read more here...

Hudson CSD welcomes its new board presidentPeter Rice gets sworn in

The Hudson City School District Board of Education elected its new president on Monday, September 8. Peter A. Rice was sworn in on Tuesday, September 9. Rice has served on the Board of Education for almost four years. He is studying education at Columbia-Greene Community College. He has two children in the district, and his wife teaches in the district. Rice served in the U.S. Army for ten years. Read more about Rice in the Register-Star.

District Insights: Starting off positive

Last year, the Hudson City School District adopted “Destination Graduation” as our vision. Two simple words, yet they express a profound reminder of why we do what we do. They proclaim the passion and creativity we are called upon to put into each day for the benefit of the students entrusted to our care. We need a lot of energy to do our jobs, and having a clear vision allows us to focus that energy not just on our individual goals, but on the goals of our community. Read more...

Hudson CSD welcomes full-time SROschool-resource-officers

The Hudson City School District welcomes Jacob Hoffman as its new full-time school resource officer. Hoffman’s position was provided to the Hudson City School District by the Hudson Police Department. He will spend time in all four district schools, assisting with traffic during school arrivals and dismissals, and greeting students. Last year, the district welcomed Deputy Sheriff Wendy Guntert, a part-time school resource deputy through the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Guntert will remain in the district this year. The district is pleased to have these officers' safe presence.

Back to school at HCSDBack to school at HCSD

After a long, refreshing summer, the Hudson City School District has kicked off the 2014-15 school year. Teachers gave a warm welcome to new and returning students, who came to school prepared to learn and grow.

Welcome back, students! We look forward to a new, exciting year with you.

HCSD shows art at Columbia County Fair

Art at the Columbia County Fair

Students from the Hudson City School District had their artwork on display at the 2014 Columbia County Fair. Art was displayed from many districts in the area, giving fairgoers a taste of the incredible artistry that is developing in Columbia County's schools.

Click here to see more art.

HCSD welcomes new teachers

HCSD welcomes new teachers

On Thursday, August 28, the Hudson City School District held an orientation program for its new teachers. The district welcomes Laura Bartlett-Bender (HSHS, Social Studies), Carissa Joy (HSHS, ESL), Kimberly Lockman (HSHS, Special Education), Joseph Mazzone (HSHS, Special Education), Michelle Casazza (HSHS, Special Education), David Taylor (HJHS, Social Studies), Leah Phillips (MCSIS, Music), Andrew Millar (MCSIS, Grade 3), Christina Cranna (MCSIS, Social Worker), Anna McCloskey (MCSIS, Speech Pathologist), and Mary White-Schlenker (JLE, Speech Pathologist) to the school community.

Girls' soccer team does Ice Bucket Challenge

The Hudson City High School girls' varsity soccer team has taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The girls participated in the nationwide viral sensation in order to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They have donated $250 to the St. Peter's Hospital ALS Regional Center, and have encouraged the school community to join in raising awareness of this neurodegenerative disease. Check out their video here, and make an online donation to St. Peter's ALS Center.

Consortium receives grant to improve assessments

Hudson City School District is part of a consortium of districts led by Questar III that has received a grant to review and improve assessment practices. The "Teaching Is Core" grant, which will serve multiple districts in the area, allows for teams of teachers and administrators to review local assessment practices and implement changes to ensure that tests advance teaching and learning to their fullest potential. The grant also establishes a parent engagement program so that families are provided with the information they need to support their students' learning at home. For more information, check out Questar III's article.

CEP allows all students to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge

See our food services page for more information.

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