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.
Hudson Children's Book Festival 2017
Mark your calendars for this year's Hudson Children's Book Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Get more info and this year's author line up at the Hudson Children's Book Festival website.
Hudson JHS Parent Teacher Organization Meeting Dates
Hudson Junior High PTO meetings are located in the JHS library at 6 p.m. on the following dates:
- Monday, March 20, 2017
- Monday, April 24, 2017
- Monday, May 15, 2017
NY State Assessments Letter from Dr. Suttmeier (March 20, 2017)
We are quickly approaching the time for New York State exams for Grade 3-8 students. The English/Language Arts (ELA) exam will be administered March 28-30 and Math will be administered May 2-4. We understand and respect the concerns that some parents/guardians had about these exams in past years.
However, much has changed about the state testing program that you should be aware of. I would also like to explain our approach and how we use the results so that you have all of the information needed to make educational decisions on behalf of your child.
Click here to continue reading about the recent changes to NYS testing (available in other languages).
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Class Survey Reveals What Students Learned
Ms. Zucker had students in her Health class fill out an "End of Semester" survey. After completing the survey, they had a class discussion to share their thoughts and ideas. Then, students wrote one “Take Away,” or valuable thing they learned, from the course and displayed them on a poster in the classroom. A few examples are: "Learning to get along with people while working with them," "how to deal with serious situations," "healthy eating," the "mental health unit," and "different ways of communication [that make] me see everything in a different view."
Ms. Zucker finds the feedback incredibly helpful in tweaking lessons and activities for the next semester. More importantly, she thinks it is encouraging, even empowering, to give students the opportunity to provide their teacher with feedback.
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 >>
Enroll your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card to help Hudson JHS
Have you linked your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card to our school? Simply sign up and shop to help Hudson Junior High School earn free classroom equipment, all donated by the Price Chopper "Tools for Schools" program! Enroll at www.pricechopper.com. Our school code is: 16141
Click here to read a letter about enrolling your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card to earn equipment and supplies for Hudson JHS.
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.
Letter about Dress Code from Principal Reardon
Principal Reardon would like to remind parents about the school dress code as we move into the warmer season. Please click here to read the letter.
Supply lists (2016-17)
Get the 2016-17 supply lists here >>
Bus routes (2016-17)
Get the bus routes for the 2016-17 school year here >>
Hudson JHS news archive >>
Junior High School 828-4360
Main Office Lorraine Dellavechia - ext. 8100
Principal Derek Reardon - ext. 8302
Associate Principal Ian MacCormack - ext. 8318
Dignity Act Coordinator Eric Clark - ext. 8305
Nurse – ext. 3107 – Joni Groll
Guidance - ext. 8308
Attendance - ext. 3108
JHS Main Office -518-697-8522
JHS Guidance Office -518-697-8791
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