students and guidance counselors students analyze water samples outdoors high school students and staff in a workshop group holds banner in front of solar panels students hold blue ribbonsaerial view of new driveway and traffic pattern Psychology students learn about child psychology High school students hold Spanish signs in front of Intermediate School

My Brother's Keeper Fellows completed a service project about the MBK milestone "Equitable Access."

Students in the new Alternative Energy course helped unveil a solar array behind Hudson Jr./Sr. High School, built in partnership with the state-sponsored K-Solar Program and NY Power Authority. (Photo: NYPA)

An HHS Envirothon team won 1st place in Columbia County and will compete against other county champs at the the New York State Envirothon on May 23 & 24.

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River: Science students in Marine Biology and AP Biology collect scientific data during their annual field trip to study the Hudson River ecosystem.

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

Digifabshop in Hudson welcomed HHS students for a tour of the facility, allowing them to see different career opportunities.

Students taking the college credit Spanish V class taught a Spanish lesson, which they created themselves, to elementary students.

Please be advised of traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Harry Howard Avenue & Joslen Boulevard. Click here for more details.



Heavy Hudson Hearts

Fardush SultanaThe Hudson Bluehawk community mourns the loss of Fardush Sultana, a dear member of the Class of 2016. A Janazah prayer service is being held in the Hudson High School gymnasium on Friday, April 19th beginning at 1:45 p.m. The community is welcome to attend (please enter through the event entrance at the center of the Jr./Sr. High campus). These funeral services are mostly silent with a short prayer. Appropriate attire is full covering on arms and legs. Head covering is optional for non-Muslim friends.

Fardush will be remembered for her smiling face and friendly demeanor. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the track team. Fardush worked to improve the lives of those around her and continued to be a proud member of the Bluehawk community after graduation. As recently as two weeks ago, Fardush assisted teammates on the Hudson High School Robotics Team #1665. Fardush is the daughter of Abul Bashar and Parveen Akhter of Hudson and the sister of Fariah and Farzana Sultana. She will be dearly missed.

Please join us on Friday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. to remember this bright young woman who left us far too soon. If you would like to make a donation to help cover funeral expenses, please visit the #PrayForFardush fund.

Upcoming Spring Recess

All Hudson schools will be closed for spring recess starting on Friday, April 19, 2019. We'll be back in session on Monday, April 26th.

spring break april 19 through april 26 2019

Local Business Supports Environmental Field Trip

local business representatives present big check to teacher and principalMr. McDarby’s Marine Science and AP Biology students will go on the annual field trip to the New England Aquarium thanks in part to a generous donation from A. Colarusso & Son. The status of the field trip was uncertain due to rising transportation costs, so many thanks to A. Colarusso & Son for their support. Their donation will help offset the cost of transportation and admission to the New England Aquarium, as well as a Whale Watch that Marine Science and AP Biology students are greatly looking forward to!

(Pictured, left to right: Dr. Abitabile, Nicole Colarusso, her daughter Leighton, Mr. McDarby, Kelly Colarusso and her son, Clayton)

Info for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

If you missed our informational session for parents/guardians of incoming ninth grade students, click here to download the presentation from March 13, 2019 (PDF, 614 KB). Topics include graduation requirements, Regents exams, course schedules, electives and more.

"FAME: The Musical" (March 29-31, 2019)

fame the musicalThe Hudson Junior/Senior High School Drama Club presents "Fame: The Musical" this spring. It is a stage adaptation of the 1980 movie about students of the famous New York High School of the Performing Arts.

Opening night is Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31st. All performances are in the Hudson Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. Click here for show details and ticket information.

Mr. Vorwald Named First "Top Teacher" of 2019

music teacher Scott VorwaldHHS Music teacher Mr. Vorwald was selected as the first "Top Teacher" of 2019 by WNYT NewsChannel 13! Click here to watch his segment, which aired on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

In addition to teaching high school band, Mr. Vorwald teaches jazz band and AP Music Theory (Advanced Placement). He also runs the extracurricular activities Tri-M Music Honors Society and marching band. He was nominated by the HHS Student Council.

Congrats to Mr. Vorwald on this recognition!

HCBF Logo Contest Winnerstudent holds t-shirt with a colorful astronaut illustration on it

The winner of the 2019 Hudson Children’s Book Festival logo contest is Shami Miah, a ninth-grade student at Hudson Senior High School. Shami's colorful astronaut illustration was selected out of 24 design submissions. Congrats, Shami!

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Click here for more information about the book festival and to see this year's line-up of authors and illustrators.


My Brother's Keeper Fellows Complete Service Project

Two HHS seniors, Mike Zhang and Quin Strickland, were selected to participate in the My Brother’s Keeper Fellows program, which offers young men of color opportunities to gain leadership experience and be forces of change in their communities. They recently completed a service project addressing the MBK milestone of “Equitable Access” in which they spoke to junior high students about opportunities associated with scholarly accomplishments.

My Brother's Keeper students Mike and QuinThe MBK Fellows shared insights about goal-setting and resources available to assist with the college application process (such as financial aid, scholarships and essay writing workshops at HHS). Mike and Quin also encouraged students to not be afraid of taking challenging courses such as Honors, Advanced Placement or college-level courses while still in high school.

Mike and Quin will join other New York State MBK Fellows to present their work during the "Stand and Deliver Workshop" at the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus in Albany, NY, from February 15-17, 2019.


New Visitor Management System photo identification card clipart

New safety measures are coming to the Hudson City School District. Effective November 19, 2018, all school buildings will begin using School Gate Guardian, a computerized visitor management system.

Any visitor entering one of our district facilities will be required to provide photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state-issued photo ID). Click here to learn more about School Gate Guardian.

Local Business Supports STEM & Career Initiatives a shop employee shows students the pieces of wood he is manufacturing

November 2018 - A group of Hudson High students recently toured the local Digifabshop facility on 3rd Street. They got to see how STEM concepts are applied in the manufacturing process, from design to finished products. This field trip was an extension of the Creative Career Luncheon Series at HHS, which brings community members into the school to speak with students about their career paths.

Many thanks to Digifabshop for coming to HHS and speaking to students about careers, as well as bringing them onto the shop floor to see processes in action.

Furthermore, Digifabshop has donated $500 to support the HHS Robotics Club's participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Thank you again to the Digifabshop family!

Students Collect Scientific Data at Hudson River

students analyze water samples outdoorsScience students took their annual field trip to examine “A Day in the Life of the Hudson River.” Students tested river water to determine its properties (such as salinity, dissolved oxygen and pH), netted fish to identify some local species, and described the physical nature of the river (such as the tide, weather, and currents). The Marine Science and AP Biology classes participated, as well as members of the HHS Envirothon Team.

During this event, many school groups along the Hudson River visit the waterfront to collect scientific data that helps build understanding of the river ecosystem. The students’ data is then shared online and compared with other areas, so they can build a better understanding of how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. "A Day in the Life" is sponsored by DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program.

AP Scholars 2018

AP Scholars 2018It is with great honor that Antonio W. Abitabile, Principal of Hudson Senior High School, announces that eight seniors have been recognized as AP Scholars. To receive this honor, students must achieve grades of 3.0 or higher on at least three full-year AP (Advanced Placement) Exams.

Congratulations to Spencer Goldstien, Autumn Kudlack, Sarah Li, Rowan Meyers, Gillian Perry, Katarina Scali, Kyle Ublacker and Michael Zhang!

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.

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


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

Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation

Cilck here to download information from the Class of 2022 Orientation (PDF) that was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Model UN Students Win Awards at First Summitstudents hold certificates

Hudson High School’s very first Model UN team participated in a summit at SUNY New Paltz in April. It was the first time the team of six and advisor Mrs. Factor participated in such an event. They did a great job at their first showing, with two students winning awards. Congratulations to Devon Sweatt (left) and Pierre Jeune (right), who were awarded certificates for Outstanding Delegate and Best Delegate, respectively, at the SUNY New Paltz Model UN Conference.

Thank you to the Highland Model UN team for helping our students navigate the process and successfully participate in their first Model UN conference. The team is already looking forward to next year!

Envirothon Team Heading to State Competitionstudents holding blue ribbons

April 2018 - Congrats to the Hudson High School Envirothon teams for finishing in first and second place in Columbia County during the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon competition on April 25! Twenty-three teams from six counties participated in the contest, which tests students' knowledge of aquatics, forestry, problem-solving, current issues, soils, and wildlife.

The first-place team (pictured) will advance to the New York State Envirothon to compete against other county champions. Under the guidance of Mr. McDarby, HHS has a history of success at Envirothon events, having gone to the statewide event five times in the last nine years! The final competition will be held at the Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 23rd and 24th. Good luck, Bluehawks!

Mrs. Bender Named WNYT Top Teacher

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Bender on being named a WNYT NewsChannel 13 Top Teacher! Click here to watch her segment, which aired on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

In addition to teaching Social Studies and Economics, Mrs. Bender is the facilitator of the student-run Google Help Desk. She also facilitates the H&R Block Budget Challenge, which is a personal finance simulation that allows seniors to compete with students across the country for $20,000 in scholarships. Mrs. Bender is the second HHS teacher in less than one year to be recognized as a Top Teacher (Mr. McDarby, a Science teacher, received the honor in April 2017).

Mrs. Bender (smiling in pink!) gave us this photo of her and many of the members of the HHS Student Council who wrote the nomination letters.

Mrs. Bender and the Hudson Senior High School Student Council

New Traffic Pattern at Jr./Sr. High School Begins on November 20, 2017

On Monday, November 20, 2017, the new driveway on the north side of the junior/senior high school campus will open. Effective 11/20, the new entrance/exit should be used for:

  • High school student and district office staff parking
  • Drivers dropping off or picking up students who go to the high school (arrival and dismissal)

Changes to the traffic pattern affect student/district office staff parking and high school parent drop off/pick-up only (until further notice). High school staff, visitors and school buses should continue to enter the parking lot through the main entrance. Parent drop off/pick-up will not be permitted to come down the main driveway. If you have a student to be dropped off/picked up at the Junior High School, please use the entrance next to the Elks Lodge (201 Harry Howard Avenue).

Visit the Capital Project webpage for more details, including an aerial image of the new driveway with arrows to indicate the traffic pattern changes.

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.


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.)

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