Hudson Junior High School News Archive

Summer School Registration (Grades 6-12)

The dates of summer school are July 9-August 15, 2018 (Monday through Thursday, no classes on Friday):

  • Session 1 classes are from 8-10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2 classes are from 10:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

This year, all summer school classes and exams for Grades 6-12 will be held on the High School side of campus. All students must enter the building using the high school entrance.

If you are unsure if your child needs to attend summer school this year, please call the High School Guidance Office at 518-828-4360 (ext. 3111) or the Junior High Guidance Office (ext. 8308).

4th Quarter Honor Rolls

Congratulations to the HJHS Bluehawsks who made high honor and honor rolls for the fourth quarter!

Positive Referral Recipients

Congratulations to the students who received positive referrals in May 2018!

Authors Visit Ahead of Hudson Children's Book FestivalTorrey Maldonado reads to sixth graders

May 5, 2017 -- Each year, on the Friday before the annual Hudson Children's Book Festival, attending authors and illustrators visit K-8 students in the Hudson City School District.

Torry Maldonado (left) is a favorite author among our students, and came back again to speak with sixth graders at Hudson Junior High School. He read an excerpt from his most recent book, "Secret Saturdays."


Class Survey Reveals What Students Learned

Post-it notesFebruary 2, 2017 -- 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.

Mud Creek ELC visits HJHS

Students learning about plants

Students in Mrs. Howard's science class got a visit from the Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center on February 11th. The students got to examine and analyze samples from local plants and trees.

For more pictures, visit the district Facebook page.





Junior High holds Career DayCareer Day

The Hudson Junior High School held Career Day on Tuesday, May 5. The school invited people from around the community to visit classes and discuss their careers with eighth-graders. Led by former teacher and current substitute teacher Carolyn West and afterschool director Kathy Clark, this special day brought in 28 guests from all different jobs. The day began with a breakfast for the school’s special visitors. Members of the Junior Honor Society took Career Day speakers on a tour of the school. Then each speaker went into a different classroom to present to students. The event lasted for four school periods, with some speakers staying for as long as two periods to talk with two separate groups of students.

Jacqueline Woodson visits JHS

Jacqueline Woodson

Renowned children's author Jacqueline Woodson visited the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools to talk about writing and to enjoy some lunch with students. She answered questions about the writing profession and gave advice to students who might want to become writers. Woodson placed emphasis on the value of slow reading, because she said slow readers might just be learning how to write by studying others' work. Woodson is the author of the children's bestseller Brown Girl Dreaming. Read more about her visit in the Register-Star.

Laurie Faria Stolarz visits JHS

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Laurie Faria Stolarz is the bestselling author of several popular young adult novels including Welcome to the Dark House, the Touch series, Project 17, Bleed, and the Blue is for Nightmares series. She is currently working on Return to the Dark House, the second book in the Dark House series, which will be out in the summer of 2015. Laurie visited the 7th grade ELA classes on the Friday before the Hudson Children’s Book Festival to talk about how she became a writer and stressed the message that perseverance is key to meeting and exceeding your goals.

Hudson CSD shares survey results

Hudson City School District is sharing the results of a recent survey that asked teachers, students and parents to give their thoughts about how well their schools are performing in important areas such as district leadership and capacity, school leader practices and decisions, and curriculum development and support, among others. According to Superintendent Maria Suttmeier, “The survey showed that our district has made a number of advancements, particularly in school safety. And looking toward a bright future, we will keep building on our accomplishments, while striving to improve areas of concern.” The district reviewed these results with site-level administrators and shared their findings with the Board of Education on Monday, March 23, 2015. See the results…

JHS holds Power of Peace trainingsPower of Peace

The Hudson Junior High School held Power of Peace trainings in February. Students trained with Youth Voices Inc. executive director Michael Arterberry. The program is intended to promote a respectful and supportive school environment by developing leadership, conflict resolution, team work, collaboration, and effective decision-making skills. Similar trainings had been held in the high school earlier in the year. Students have reported that after these trainings they feel much more connected to their peers, and make better personal and social choices. To read more about the Power of Peace trainings, click here.

Scarf represents diversity at HCSDLong scarf

Mrs. Ostrander's 7th and 8th grade Home and Careers classes are making a very, very long scarf! The colorful, unique scarf is intended to represent diversity and warm feelings in the district. The scarf can be found hanging in the Tech wing of the Junior High School. Each student who chose to participate could crochet or knit a 12-inch section of the scarf. Faculty and community members participated as well. Students learned how to crochet and knit with the help of teachers, parents, and grandparents. Mrs. Ostrander says that the scarf has also been a great way for students to learn a valuable and relaxing hobby.

Junior High offers Extended Learning Time

Hudson Junior High is pleased to be able to offer our students an opportunity for additional academic instruction in ELA and Math through the Extended Learning Time program. The program is designed to help prepare your son/daughter for the New York State ELA and Math exams. The ELA exams are April 14-16 and Math April 22-24. The Common Core Standards were designed to make sure all children succeed once they graduate from high school. Junior High teachers will work with your child on specific skills to prepare for the exams. Click here for more information.

Winners of the Kid’s Kastle Fundraiser

From left to right: Principal Derek Reardon, Hayley Gaudiosi, Keanna Cruz,and Bryson Upright

2014-15 Credit Promotion Documents

The Credit Promotion documents for the 2014-15 school year are in! Click these links and print to utilize your grade's credit form and credit record.

Winners of the Kid’s Kastle Fundraiser were: 1st place – Keanna Cruz - $75 VISA gift card, 2nd place – Bryson Upright – MP3 player, 3rd place – Hayley Gaudiosi – Binoculars Thanks to all students who participated. $1,700 was made for the Jr. High PTO.

Posted November 14, 2013

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is an after-school program being offered for eight weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The workshop will focus on poetry that pops off the page. Students and teacher will listen to and read poems for performance, then write and recite their own. Guest poet/performers will visit the class, and the class will culminate in a public reading/performance.
Students create water rocketsStudents create water rockets

Posted November 6, 2013

Welcome Back to School!

It’s time to prepare for school already. We are looking forward to an exciting school year beginning on Thursday, September 6th at 8:00 a.m. sharp. We look forward to working with you this year. Please come to our Meet the Teacher Night on September 13th from 5:45-8:00 p.m. and meet your child’s new teachers and tour the facility. Please meet with me from 5:45 to 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium to discuss the Junior High’s credit based promotion policy. Read more...