Hello Cupcakes

Six students stand in a row posing with a cupcake they decorated.

Hudson Community Education recently offered a cupcake decorating class for students in Grade 1-6. Instructor Renee Reinardy, introduced students to a variety of spring inspired decorating techniques. Each child left the class with six delicious cupcakes.

 

Community Education offers a variety of classes for young learners this spring and summer. Check out the full list of classes by clicking on the FeePay shopping cart in the top left corner of the website and click on Community Education. You can select the Explore All Programs search bar to open both Community Education and Summer School Programs.

Screenagers

2020欧洲杯导航The producers of Screenagers provide the following Parent Guide for setting rules and discussing screen time with kids.

“Having weekly, short, calm conversations with your family about tech is so important. Tech Talk Tuesday (TTT), our weekly blog, offers you tools and tips for discussions. Families tell us it’s making a huge difference. Visit our website: to try one. It’s never too late to start a conversation about technology but often doing it in baby steps is more effective.” ~ Delaney Ruston, MD, filmmaker of Screenagers

4 Basic Rules to Consider

  • No screens in bedrooms when kids and teens go to sleep (for younger kids keep screens out completely). Fact: 75% of teens get inadequate sleep. The presence of devices disrupts sleep cycles.
  • Set time goals for studying without multitasking and then, also, take tech breaks. Fact: Multitasking is linked to less retention and poorer academic outcomes.
  • Eat family meals without devices. Fact: Face-to-face conversations improve mood and empathy.
  • Put phones and devices away in the car. Fact: More than half of kids report seeing their parents text while driving.
  • Go to to find ways to enforce rules.

3 Tips to Help Your Child Build Self-control

  • Science shows that positive rewards work better than punishment. For example, if you observe your child focused while doing his/her homework without a device, praise him/her.
  • Build times when tech is out of sight. Self-control is hard, so decrease temptations.
  • Use Tech Talk Tuesday to let your kids share with you about the reasons they like tech in their lives – the  more they feel understood, the more they’ll work with you on tech limits.

 

Congratulations HMS Spelling Bee Participants

A large group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students hold up their spelling bee participant awards.

Thirty-five students from Hudson Middle School and St. Pat’s participated in the annual Hudson Spelling Bee at the end of January, 2018. The Hudson Champion was seventh grader Shloke Jani, who advanced to the February regional competition. Jani correctly spelled cabaret and nebulosity2020欧洲杯导航 for the win in the 16th round. Last year, Jani won both the Hudson and Regional Spelling Bees. Fellow seventh grader Grace Jones was the runner up.

2020欧洲杯导航Participants above included: Sixth grade in the front row – Andy E., Ethan E., Graham C., Annabel S., Zach D., Andrew S., Jimmy Q., Ian R., Nolan G., Sammy B., Gabrielle D. Seventh grade in the middle row – Karin C., Carter C., Frankie F., Shloke J., Nene X., Storm K., Addyson W., Grace J., Betsy A., Grace L., Isabel P., Lauren G., Victoria B. Eighth grade in the back row – Landon B., Megan M., Ethan P., Parker T., Tristen B., Travis H., Natalie S., Kayla K.

Not pictured: Mallory A., Meghan F., Gus R.

Parent Seminar – Understanding Your Adolescent Brain

Hudson Middle School is hosting a Parent Seminar on Monday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 PM.

The seminar topic is, Understanding Your Adolecent Brain, presented by Brian Crim, LMFT

2020欧洲杯导航Brian will be presenting an abbreviated version of his Understanding Your Adolescent seminar. He will discuss how the teenage brain works, the changes it is going through during these years, and how to encourage a healthy and positive relational dynamic with teens. Time permitting, Brian hopes to touch on a couple of areas he is frequently asked about at these seminars…media/technology and depression/anxiety in teens.

2020欧洲杯导航For additional information contact Ms. Bellville, HMS School Social Worker at 715.377.3820 or bellvicn@hudson.k12.wi.us.

High School Construction Update – January 2018

2020欧洲杯导航As people drive by the High School campus, they can see the majority of the majority of the exterior walls of the addition are complete. Inside, drywall is being installed throughout the addition. Above is an image of the new addition with installed stone exterior and windows.

The image above shows the addition looking south from the new main corridor and locker bay.

2020欧洲杯导航This image is a view west to east of the new main corridor.

2020欧洲杯导航Installation of the drywall in the addition progresses.

2020欧洲杯导航Renovations on existing portions of the building are focused on the Music Department’s spaces. Below is a video clip showing the band room wall being deconstructed to make way for new doors and windows.

The new choir room above will be significantly larger than the old space.

The cement flooring has been poured in the administrative offices.

Hudson High School Presents “The Sound of Music” – Box Office Opens Feb. 1st

2020欧洲杯导航Hudson High School Theater presents “The Sound of Music” for six performances, February 16th  –  February 25th in our beautiful new auditorium! Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for students. The box office is open beginning Feb. 1st from 3PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. The Box Office number is: 715-377-3808.

Women in STEM Open House

Hudson School District is holding its 6th Annual Women in STEM+ Open House.

2020欧洲杯导航The event is open to all students in the area in grades K-12. The event includes:

  • Nearly 100 fun, hands-on, engaging STEM+ activities.
  • Representatives from 75 employers and post-secondary schools.
  • Meet and talk with STEM+ female professionals.

For more information contact: Jodie Bray, Engineering and Technology teacher at Hudson Middle School brayjf@hudson.k12.wi.us or Melisa Hansen, Hudson School to Career Coordinator hansenma@hudson.k12.wi.us.