Principals present awards to eight seniors The drumline stands on a platform Psychology students learn about child psychology A view of the Catskill Mountains The Hudson High Robotics Team holds a championship flag A student holds a school spirit sign High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School Graduating seniors wear regalia for a group photo

Congratulations to the Bluehawk Class of 2017!

Eight members of the Class of 2018 were presented with awards. Read more >>

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

Students earning college credit in Psychology learn about Piaget’s cognitive development theory.

A view of the beautiful Catskill Mountains behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School

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.

Congratulations to both the Boys' and Girls' Varsity Basketball teams on earning their second straight Patroon Conference Championship titles in the 2016-17 season!

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

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AP Scholars 2017

It is with great honor that Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, announces that 2017 graduate, Jared Scali is the recipient of the AP Scholar with Honor. To achieve the Honor status, Jared achieved grades of 3.0 or higher on at least four full-year AP Exams with an average of at least 3.25.

It is with further pride that Mr. Abitabile states that Brianna Tsitsera and Kayleigh McCagg have received the honor of AP Scholars for 2017. Miss Tsitsera and Miss McCagg receive this award for achieving grades of 3.0 or higher on at least three full-year AP Exams.


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


Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is on Wednesday, October 4 from 6-8 p.m.


Changes to Bus Routes

September 27, 2017 -- In an effort to decrease the amount of time some of our students have been waiting for their afternoon buses home, the district has opted to add four new bus routes, which has reduced waiting time considerably. In addition to the new routes, the existing routes 10, 11, 12, and 13 have been adjusted as well. Please refer to this notice (PDF) which gives a description of each route, the locations and grades they serve.

As indicated in the notice, all the routes in question now start at 7 a.m. – which gives time for all students to get breakfast if they choose to do so. At dismissal there are no longer any “B” runs – your student will not have to wait for their bus to return for the second run – and they will board at dismissal or as soon as the bus arrives to load at their building. Please expect to make changes to the time you were meeting your student at the stop or when they are dropped off in the afternoon – all "B" run students will be home / at the stop approximately 20 minutes earlier than they currently are.

The changes are scheduled to begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 so please be prepared for the new routes and times to take effect on that date. If you need to make other arrangements with sitters, please be sure to send a letter in writing to your child’s main office for the changes to take effect.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes. It is with the safety and best interests of all our students in mind that we continuously striving to improve our transportation department and how we transport our students each day.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call your child’s building or the Transportation Department at 518-828-4360, ext. 2103.


Ways to Help Your Child Attend School Every Day

Every day counts!

New York State 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.

You can also read our Quarter 4 Attendance Newsletter (June 2016-2017) (PDF) for other ways you can support your students.


Principals Present Class of 2018 Awards

Principals present awards to eight seniorsStudents in the Class of 2018 were presented with recognitions from Hudson Senior High School Principal Antonio Abitabile and Associate Principal Bob LaCasse. Click here to see what awards each student received.

Pictured (L to R): Mr. LaCasse, Karissa Garbarini, Jessica Sherman, Emily Clark, Maya Alvarez, Siddique Ahmed, Saima Hannan, Brianna Tsitsera, Alicia Salvatore and Principal Abitabile


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 >>


Help HHS by Enrolling Your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card!

Price Chopper Tools for SchoolsHave you linked your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card to our school? Simply sign up and shop to help Hudson Senior High School earn free classroom equipment and supplies, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Earn double points for our school when you purchase store brand products.

Enroll your card at the Price Chopper Tools for Schools site. The school code for HHS is: 16142

 


Students Collect Data for Cornell Lab of Ornithology

students looking at paper in a fieldA few of Mr. McDarby’s students at Hudson Senior High School are monitoring nest boxes in the Greenport Conservation Area as part of an ongoing “nest watch” program with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

With the assistance of John Horton from the Columbia Land Conservancy, the students enter the conservation area every three to four days to check on the status of 10 nest boxes. The data collected by students will be used to track the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, the number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive.


Student Accepted to National Juilliard Dance Program

Orlando HarbuttOrlando Harbutt, a sophomore at Hudson High School, is a talented dancer who has received scholarships to Manhattan Youth Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre School. Harbutt worked out a plan with Hudson High School that allows him to leave early on Fridays in order to travel to New York City and participate in the Manhattan Youth Ballet.Orlando Harbutt holding a ballet pose

Recently, Harbutt became one of only 44 students in the nation to be accepted into the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive, which is a three-week program in classical ballet and modern dance.

“Dancing allows me to express myself in a way that can’t be done with any other activity,” said Harbutt. “It portrays emotion. I love it.”

The exclusive Juilliard summer program begins in July.


Dellavechia and Sumayya Named Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2017.Tyler Dellavechia

Tyler Dellavechia, son of Lorraine and Lance Dellavechia of Claverack, and Esrat Sumayya, daughter of MD Elias and Shirin Akhtar of Hudson, have been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

Tyler is a member of the National Honor Society, the Class of 2017 President, a member of Yearbook Committee, Band, Jazz Band and Choir, and active in Varsity Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf and Tennis. He received the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding contributions as a student and a leader. Tyler will attend college to study Business.

 

Esrat SumayyaEsrat was a Rotary Student of the Month, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA), was active on the Robotics team, National Honor Society, Art Club and Yearbook Committee.

She was awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology in recognition of outstanding achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology. She also received the Elmira College Key in recognition of high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship and participation in extracurricular activities.

Esrat plans to attend Pace University to study Nursing.


Mrs. Nowak Selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

Mrs. Nowak, a science teacher at Hudson Senior High School, was recently chosen to participate in the highly selective New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP). The purpose of the NYSMTP is for regional Master Teachers to collaborate and develop STEM content, which they can bring back to their home school districts and use to strengthen their science programs.

Read more >>


NYS School Boards Association Features Community Schools Writing Center

The Community Schools Writing Center at Hudson High School was featured by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in a video installment of NYSSBA News:

(February 7, 2017: A writing center provides students the opportunity to express themselves through poetry and collaborative projects, which in turn helps them develop written communication and critical thinking skills.)


Senior Helps Team Win State Competition

Student holds plaque at Albany Law SchoolJared Scali (right), a senior at Hudson High School who attends the Capital Region BOCES New Visions Law & Government program, helped his civics team win a state championship on February 11. For the third consecutive year, the high honors team won the state-level "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition.

The team now advances to the national "We the People" competition held in Washington, D.C. on April 21-24, 2017.

Click here to read more about how the team won the state championship >>


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 >>


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


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CONTACT INFORMATION

High School: 518-828-4360
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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