Graduating seniors wear regalia for a group photo National Honor Society inductees 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

Congratulations to the Bluehawk Class of 2017!

Twenty eight Bluehawks were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 16.

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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HUDSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Summer School Information

Summer School for Grades 6-12 begins on Monday, July 10 through Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and runs Mondays-Thursdays.

  • Session 1 classes are 8-10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2 classes are 10:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
  • NYS Regents Exams are scheduled for Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17

Summer School classes and exams will be held on the Junior High side of campus, therefore all students must enter using the Junior High School entrance.

If you are unsure if your child needs Summer School, please call the High School Guidance Deptartment at 518-828-4360, ext. 3111 or the Jr. High Guidance Department at ext. 8308.


2017 Senior Awards

Dozens of graduating seniors were honored with awards and scholarships during the annual Senior Awards Night on June 1, 2017. Click here to view a complete list of awards and recipients. Congratulations to all!


Students Volunteer at Local ShelterStudents visit cats in pet shelter

On June 10, students in the Environmental Club at Hudson Senior High School spent time helping in the community.

They volunteered their time to help cats in need at Animal Kind, a local pet shelter.



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.


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.


National Honor Society Inductees

Twenty eight Bluehawks were recently inducted into the National Honor Society:

Qurat Ain, Rebecca Allen, Bryant Barrientos, Arif Begh, Tyler Bleau, Zyan Brown, Nicole Conte, Kacey Crast, Lynette Dellavechia, Charles Goodermoote, Mohammad Jhilani, Jacob Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Lindsay Klugo, Autumn Kudlack, Hailey Lynch, Connor McCagg, Hasan Mufti, Kristen O'Connell, Monish Patel, Gillian Perry, Tanzil Sami, Katarina Scali, Ahsraful Shamrat, Noah Taylor, Morium Trisha, Kyle Ublacker, Michael Zhang.

Congratulations to all!

National Honor Society inductees


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.


New Club at HHSFour students play Magic: The Gathering card game

Game Club is the newest student club at Hudson Senior High School. It started as a small informal group of students but it grew so popular that Mr. Renner sought approval from administration to make it an official student club. Students have made this club a resounding success with 25 to 30 attending members, including gamers and athletes! It is open to all high school students.

The most popular games are Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and Chess. Many games were donated by Kirwan's Game Store in Catskill.

Game Club meets every Friday after school and they have tournament days every few weeks. See more photos on our Facebook page.


Freshmen Orientation Information

Download the PowerPoint from Freshmen Orientation Night , which was held on Thursday, March 23.


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 >>


Student Artwork on Display in Annual Juried Art Show

A girl smiles next to a charcoal drawingSophia Rice (senior) and Daniela Rivera (junior) were selected to participate in the annual Juried Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College. Mrs. Albino, high school art teacher, and Sophie Rice (pictured) attended the opening reception of the Columbia-Greene Community College 2017 Juried Art Show on Thursday, January 26.

Their artwork will be exhibited in the Foundation Gallery at CGCC until February 24, 2017.

 

 


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.)


Government and Citizenship Summer Educational Program

From Register-Star:

The Columbia County American Legion Committee is looking for local high school juniors interested in attending a unique summertime educational program that offers hands-on experience in government and citizenship.

Boys’ State is an educational program that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with government bodies and elected officials. It is designed to mirror the structure of local city, county and state government, providing training in practical citizenship, leadership and character development. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.


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 >>


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 >>


The Great Cardboard Boat Race

Students paddle a cardboard boat across the poolStudents in the Transportation Systems classes at Hudson High School and Ichabod Crane High School participated in a fun competition called The Great Cardboard Boat Race. Cole Moon, a Technology teacher at ICC, reached out to HHS Technology teacher, Jack Beyer, to organize the event.

The classes were tasked with building boats using only cardboard, duct tape, Elmer’s glue and plastic bottles. The boats had to hold two people who then had to paddle the length of the HHS pool. Spectators joined to cheer on both teams. Achieving the fastest time of 34.06 seconds, Hudson was declared the winner and received a trophy.

“This was a great learning experience for the students and a lot of fun,” said Mr. Beyer. See more photos on our Facebook page >>


Local Farm DonatesSquash to HHS

Students scoop seeds out of acorn squashThe Foods classes at Hudson High School had an "emergency lab day" thanks to a generous donation of acorn squash from Holmquest Farms and Greenhouse in Hudson, NY.

Holmquest Farms donated six cases of acorn squash, also known as winter squash, that weighed over 100 pounds! The students learned about food preservation as they prepared the squashes for cooking and freezing (to be used throughout the year). Thank you, Holmquest Farms!



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


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 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 >>


Archived news >>


CONTACT INFORMATION

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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