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

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.



Suspicious Activity Reported (12/12/2018)

Suspicious Activity Reported on Arthur Avenue: Yesterday evening (Wednesday, December 12, 2018), at approximately 4 p.m. a student reported a suspicious person in the area of Arthur Avenue and Joslen Blvd. According to police, the student was approached by a man in a vehicle who repeatedly asked the student if he needed a ride, even after the student refused more than once. After driving down the street, the man turned around and drove back toward the student. At this point, the student reported the individual to neighbors. The suspicious person was described as a clean shaven African American male with short hair in his 30s, driving a dark blue Toyota SUV. Law enforcement was notified. We share this information as a precaution and ask that you report any suspicious persons or activity to law enforcement.

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 Tech Challenge. 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.

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.

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


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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