A high-profile performance that spotlights a Civil Rights story came to M.C. Smith Intermediate School! Ally Sheedy, perhaps best known for her roles in "The Breakfast Club" and "Psych," is directing a one-woman performance based on the 2015 memoir, “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March” by Lynda Blackmon Lowery.
Here is a short video about the performance, courtesy of Lance Wheeler:
Students at the Intermediate School brought donations to Catholic Charities and the Columbia Greene Humane Society this week. The 15 kids who donated the most food helped Mrs. Ordway's class load and unload the donations!
Thank you to MSJ Bus Company for generously donating the bus.
The Hudson Intermediate School is once again collecting box tops. Please send them in with your children or drop them off in the lobby. A list of participating products is available. If you register with ShopRite online we get double the points when you purchase these items at Shoprite. Register online at ShopRite for My School
Dads Take Your Child to School
On September 22, 2015 over 350 people participated in M.C. Smith Intermediate School’s third annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day.The event began at 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria with a light breakfast and refreshments.
Dads Take Your Child to School (DTYCTS) is a campaign to promote father involvement by encouraging fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, godfathers, and other significant male caregivers to take their children to school or Head Start in September and remain involved throughout the year.
Major League Baseball has donated 250 Mets tickets to the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School! Students who won the Principal’s Award in the first and second trimesters, as well as members of the Hatch Afterschool Program, will be heading to Citi Field on Wednesday, May 27 to see the Mets play against the Phillies.
Thank you to Major League Baseball and the Commissioner of Baseball for this donation!
Students visit Lincoln exhibit
On April 23, students in the Afterschool Program visited the Daughters of the American Revolution to see the Lincoln Funeral Train exhibit with Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Dolan. In late April, Hudson honors the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln and his subsequent trip back to Illinois on the Hudson River RR, passing through towns with tracks bordering the Hudson River.
Winter edition of Smith Spotlight is released
Check out the 2014-15 Winter Edition of M.C. Smith's "Smith Spotlight," a magazine that was launched last year "by the students, for the students." This edition uses mathematical averages to show which AmeriCorps members are the best at Chubby Bunny, which teachers are the most fashionable, and which activities are most favored by students. Read it here!
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…
Read-a-thon is another huge success
The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School held its annual Read-a-thon on Friday, February 13. This all-day event celebrated and promoted literacy through a number of fun educational activities. The theme for this year’s celebration was “100 days of school,” as the day fell very close to this landmark. Read more...
Afterschool Instructional Services available
The Hudson Intermediate School through the Community Schools Grant is able to offer After School Instructional Services to all of our students. The program will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday until 3:45. If they are a participant in the afterschool program, they can just walk there when done. If they do not attend the afterschool program, they will need to be picked up at the front door of the school at 3:45. Please let us know if your son/daughter will be attending by returning the slip below. If you respond yes, we will contact you with a starting date and the name of the teacher they will be working with. Please call if you have any questions. Click here for the form to fill out.
Two classes pilot Chromebooks
Mrs. Parmentier's and Mrs. Semanick's classes are participating in a pilot program to integrate the use of Google Chromebooks into education! Mrs. Parmentier's class kicked off the day with StarWalk, an online library where students can choose from fiction and non-fiction books that are aligned with the Common Core. Then they initiated their Google Classroom lesson which walked students through writing and math assignments at their own paces while Mrs. Parmentier walked around to provide support to students. Mrs. Semanick's class did a "web quest" on author Rick Riordan's website.
The Hudson City School District, in partnership with our community, advances the intellectual, social and emotional development of all students to prepare them for college, career and citizenship.