The drumline stands on a platform The Hudson High Robotics Team holds a championship flag High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School Principal Abitabile smiles with students in the school parking lot

A drum line performs before the annual Homecoming Bonfire at Barrett Field.

The Hudson High School Robotics Team competed in a national robotics championship (the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Championship in St. Louis) on April 27-30, 2016.

Students taking the college credit Spanish V class taught a Spanish lesson, which they created themselves, to kids at MCSIS.

Principal Abitabile was selected as Principal of the Year for the Capital Region! Thank you for your service to our school and our district!



Practice lock down drill

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th, Hudson Senior School participated in a scheduled lock down drill. This was one of several drills that will be practiced over the course of the school year. The school returned to a normal schedule at approximately 10:30 a.m. We thank all of our staff and students for their cooperation in this safety procedure.

Info meeting for Youth Employment Services Program

The Hudson City School District will once again be offering the Youth Employment Services Program starting in November. This free employment training program is open to students ages 14 and older.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, a parent or guardian is required to attend one informational meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The meeting will be held in the High School. You may choose to attend the morning session at 9 a.m. or the evening session at 5:30 p.m. Please contact Tara McSherry at 828-4360, ext. 3221 if you plan to attend.

Letter to parents about the tragic loss of a recently enrolled student

October 12, 2016

It is with extreme sorrow that we write to you about the passing of a recently enrolled member of our student body. Out of respect for the family, we cannot release the name or any information about the student or the incident at this time. Our thoughts are with the student’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Read the full letter

Please note that each individual’s reaction to the passing of a friend or fellow student can be different. If you feel your child is in need of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Counseling Office at 828-4360, ext. 3111.

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 >>

Important vaccine information

Beginning September 1, 2016, students entering 7th and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York State. Learn more about the meningococcal vaccine school requirement on the NYS Department of Health website, or download this one-page fact sheet

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.

Bard in Hudson Civic Academy

In a partnership with Bard College, the Hudson City School District offers a new dual enrollment program, Bard in Hudson Civic Academy. The pilot year will begin in September 2016.

At Bard in Hudson Civic Academy, high school students will be able to earn Bard College credits, which are transferable upon acceptance to Bard, most CUNY and SUNY programs, and many other colleges and universities across the United States. A pilot program will begin this fall, with an inaugural class of seniors from Hudson CSD and Germantown CSD. The future of the program may also include high school juniors. Read more here >>

Students help with Cornell University research

environmental science students collecting water samples from Hudson RiverStudents in Mr. McDarby's Advanced Placement Environmental Science class collected water samples to be analyzed by Cornell University as part of the institution's Invasive Species Program. Researchers are going to look for microscopic traces of DNA (what they call eDNA) from three invasive species - sea lampreys, Asian carp and round goby.

The students' findings will be added to Cornell's state map of invasive species and a tag will be added giving credit to the class and Hudson High School.

HHS senior receives Giddings Scholarship

Sheila DeJesus is a 2016 recipient of the Giddings Scholarship, provided by the Alice & Murray Giddings Foundation. Sheila is about to graduate from HHS as well as Questar III's Culinary Arts program. Read more about Sheila on Questar III's website >>

HHS sophomore selected as environmental ambassador

brianna poses with class reptile CharlieBrianna Tsitsera, a sophomore at Hudson High School, was recently selected to join the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s new 4-H Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT). Tsitsera is one of 16 teenagers from across New York State, and the only one from Columbia County, to be chosen for the team.

The brand new program, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, aims to educate youth about the impact of invasive plant species on “both the ecology and economy of New York State,” according to the website. The ISAT ambassadors will also share information about the ways in which other youth can become involved in the monitoring and eradication of local invasive species.

Read more here >>

HHS teacher featured in national publication

In the recent edition of Nefe Digest, a publication of the National Endowment for Financial Education, one of our very own teachers was featured.

Laura Bender, a Social Studies teacher at Hudson High School, discusses the ways in which her students explore personal financial literacy. "Students create a unique picture of what their lives will be like in the future," says Mrs.Bender. Read it here >>

Principal Abitabile chosen as Administrator of the Year

Principal Abitabile

Hudson High School Principal Antonio Abitabile was chosen as Administrator of the Year for the Capital Region. Chuck Smith, president of the Empire State School Administrators Association (ESSAA), Capital Area chapter, presented Principal Abitabile with his award at the June 8 Board of Education meeting. The award was formally announced at the ESSAA’s awards ceremony on May 29.Smith’s award speech discussed Principal Abitabile’s incredible success as a teacher, associate principal, and now as a principal, but most importantly, always as a “lifelong learner.” Thank you, Principal Abitabile, for your service to our district, and congratulations on your achievement! Read more here

Bus routes (2016-17)

Get the bus routes for the 2016-17 school year here >>

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High School: 828-4360
Main Office: 3100
Principal: Antonio W. Abitabile -– 3114: Ellen Miller
Associate Principal: Robert LaCasse – 3118:  Jodi Keyser
Guidance Office: 3111 – Shannon Hoose
Nurse's Office: 3107
Attendance: 3108
Pool Coordinator: 3115

Fax Numbers:

HSHS Main Office - 518-697-8418
HSHS Guidance Office - 518-697-8568
HSHS Nurse - 518-697-8798
HSHS Room 29 - 518-697-8755
HSHS Library - 518-697-87658

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