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School Board Meeting

The Board of Education Regular Meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 will begin at 7:00 PM in the HHS Library.

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.

Vacant Board of Education Seat

Interested parties for the vacant Hudson City School District Board of Education seat should submit a letter of interest to the Board Clerk at 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534, no later than close of business Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  The term is from September 8, 2014 through May 19, 2015.

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

See our food services page for more information.

AMCP, NSPRA honor Hudson CSD

Hudson CSD recently earned awards from the National School Public Relations (NSPRA) and the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP) for the district’s new website. Hudson CSD earned an honorable mention in NSPRA’s annual publications/websites contest and an honorable mention in the AMCP’s Hermes Creative awards, an international competition. The two contests are judged by industry professionals who look for work that exceeds a high standard of excellence and serves as a benchmark for the industry. “We are pleased to learn that our new website was recognized by these two organizations. Thank you to Questar III’s Communications Service for working with the district to create an award-winning website,” said Hudson CSD Superintendent Maria Suttmeier.

Hudson teachers recognized for excellenceHudson teachers honored for excellence

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione is pictured during her recent "Teacher of Excellence" award ceremony held at Columbia High School in East Greenbush.

During the June 5, 2014 ceremony, Senator Marchione congratulated 25 terrific teachers and thanked them for their service. Band educator Scott Vorwald was recognized from the Intermediate School and Science Teacher Jim McDarby was recognized from the High School.

The HCSD is honored to have these fine teachers recognized for their distinct talents.

School budget and proposition pass, three BOE members elected

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. The 2014-15 school budget was passed by a vote of 560 to 298. Read more...

Hudson CSD 2014-15 Budget

The Board of Education approved the 2014-15 spending plan at the April 7th meeting. The tax levy of 2.17% is the lowest since the 2008-09 school year with no staff cuts. The PowerPoint prepared by Superintendent Maria Suttmeier and Business Executive Robert Yusko is available for your review. The budget vote is Tuesday, May 20th. The public will vote on the proposed budget, three open board seats and a proposition to approve the sale of the Greenport school. Budget Summary PowerPoint

Parent Notification of Teacher/Principal Evaluation Scores

In accordance with Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) regulations, parents and legal guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each of the teachers and/or principal of the school building your child is attending for the current school year. Read more...

Hudson CSD develops three year goals and targets

The Board of Education, in collaboration with the Superintendent and administrators, has developed three year goals spanning 2013-2015 and targets for the 2013-2014 school year. These goals and targets were designed to map out the steps toward Destination Graduation. You may access these documents by clicking on the Destination Graduation logo on any page.

Additionally, individual School Comprehensive Education Plans (SCEPs) and the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) are located on the “Curriculum” page under the “Academics” tab. These documents are required by the NYS Education Department as evidence of the corrective actions steps we are taking to improve our Focus status.

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