East Gym Demo

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分This week, the East Gym’s west wall was demolished. The video clip below shows the demo robot at work on the wall. Above you are looking at the wall prior to it’s removal from inside the new gym extension.

Below is the demo robot on the east side where the new fitness center will be.

The video clip below is on the running track. Missing in this clip are the windows that have now been installed.


Tour the Construction Site

Now that winter is finally on its way out, the High School construction project is nearing completion of the classroom addition, forum area, media center, and administrative offices. Renovations have moved into the old choir and orchestra rooms, the east gym is undergoing its big transformation as it expands into a Varsity competition gym with 3 full courts, and the east side classrooms will be gutted once school is out for summer.

Recently Board President, Jamie Johnson, toured the construction site with Superintendent Dr. Ouellette as River Channel followed along. Check out their highlights below:

Additional images of areas under construction are below.

Hard to believe so much snow and ice in April! Above is a view of the new classroom addition from the soon to be enclosed running track. We’re excited to have this space available for students and the community next winter and spring.

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Above is a view of the new choir room. The space is more than double and the practice rooms are a significant improvement from what we had previously. Check out the old choir room below. This space is under construction and will eventual open up into Project Lead the Way space for engineering classes.

Orchestra no longer has tiered seating but rather a large single level classroom space for more flexible use.

The terrazzo flooring is being poured and polished prior to the lockers being installed in the new main corridor. Gone is the “outdoor hallway”!

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Here you can see a view looking down the main stairway from the media center. The wall straight ahead covered in plastic will eventually be demolished and open to the auditorium and forum areas. The area to the left, where the pink insulation is, will eventually become the secondary servery to add to the main cafeteria. This will provide substantially more seating for students and faster lunch service.

This photo might be hard to guess. Imagine you were walking into the old main entrance (Door 1) and the gym and restrooms are to your right and the commons to your left. What you are seeing is that hallway without a roof. You can see the tiles to the old restrooms on the right.

Honoring Our Employees

Staff members pose at the annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

The Hudson School District recently honored retirees and milestone years of service at our annual Staff Recognition Banquet.

Above are pictured our retirees who have served the Hudson School District for a combined 380 years. Our retirees include: David Stene, Deb Heinisch, Connie Root, Sandra Perron, Marcia Scheruman, Pam Barthman, Susan Kouba, Sylvia Strom, Tess Rizzardi, Georgia Krusell, Wendy Haesemeyer, Susan Anderson, Peggy Eller, John Kurkowski. Not picture: Cindy Anderson, Matthew Friedl, Diane Olson, Daniel Steel

Above: Constance Root (35 years of service) and Karen Halvorson (30 years of service)

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Additional staff with 30 years of service: Vicki Aulert, Isabel Barr

Above: Megan Gornick, Candice Miller, Mary Wicker, and Kathy Heth (25 years of service)

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Additional staff with 25 years of service: Leonard Boesel, Chloe Brine, David Dahl, Gail Gerdts

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Above: Molly Dado, Kimberly Larson, Craig Jilek, Linda Jacobs, Beth Gallagher, Julie Weinberg, Mary Gerzmehle, Bridget Schuett, Susan Kouba, Linda Wagner, Julie Solfest, Lori Williquett, Stacey Tiedemann, Lori Rossini, Sandra Burke (20 years of service)

Additional staff with 20 years of service: Elsa Brettigen, Veronica Ellingson, Thomas Klatt, Christine Paulson Strop, Lisa Persinger, Tamara Schullo, Jim Stejskal, Debbie Taylor, Tara Zinck

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Above: Patricia Griffith, Joann Augustin, Elizabeth Smith, Sue Hellmers, Susan Bopray, Julie Fenner, Nancy Bowers, Deb Heinisch, Michele Yuengst, Cynthia Millin, Wendy Haesemeyer (15 years of service)

Additional staff with 15 years of service: Linda Blair, Jeffrey Busby, Sara Ellstrom, Matthew Friedl, Andrew Haase, Thomas Hellmers, Ryan Huppert, Nicholas Koss, Dana Krahenbuhl, Kyle Krumrei, Nichole Lagerstrom, Lezlee Lawrence, Mary McConaughey, Donna Nelson, Terri Ostertag, Suzanne Robole, Tammy Zacharias

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Above: (Front Row) Megan Martin, Lacy Ament, Brooke Wert, Sara Filarsky, Jessica McQuade, Amanda McCarthy; (Middle Row) Jayme Eberlin, Lynn Doucette, Teale Giedd, Jessica Slaikeu, Jamie Strapon, Caroline Wolf, Melissa Burkart, Rachel Knipfer; (Back Row) Timothy Miner, Kelly Hackbarth-Miller, Tracy Metz, Shari Pearson, Sarah Johnson, Erika Estrella, Michele DeLong, Elizabeth Halama, Marcia Krier (10 years of service)

Additional staff with 10 years of service: Brielle Anfinson, Jeffrey Dabruzzi, Larry DeVos, Stephanie DeVos, Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, Kris Karlson, Jesse Lam, Lori Mara, Heather Mathews, Lisa Nagel, Ann Truhler, Julie Warren, Adam Wert, Cody Williquett


Join 6th Grade Choir

2017 Best Communities for Music Education award logo.

Hey 5th Graders -We Invite you to Join Middle School Choir!

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分During the 5th grade tours of the Middle School on May 7-9, students will have an opportunity to sign up for choir in 6th grade. If you miss this sign up, you can still join by:

  • Calling the Middle School Office at 715.377.3820
  • Sign up with Ms. Maher in the fall when school begins.

Welcoming the Class of 2031

A young elementary student poses in a Class of 2031 picture frame.

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分This week, our Hudson elementary schools are welcoming incoming Kindergarten students who represent Hudson’s Class of 2031!

If you have a child who will be turning age 5 on or before September 1, 2018 and you have not yet registered, please contact one of our elementary schools below:

  • EP Rock – 715.377.3840
  • Houlton – 715.377.3850
  • Hudson Prairie – 715.377.3860
  • North Hudson – 715.377.3870
  • River Crest – 715.377.3890
  • Willow River – 715.377.3880

Community Ed Hosts Daddy Daughter Dance

Three small girls do a conga line dance.

Hudson Community Education welcomed over 650 dads and their daughters to the 3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance held at Hudson Middle School. It was a fun filled evening of dancing, crafts, and quality time between the girls and their dads or other significant adults. The dance is open to pre-K through 5th grade girls. Participants were also asked to bring in a non-perishable food donation for the Hudson Area Food Shelf.

This successful event was created by parent Katie Elwood. Much thanks to Katie for putting together this fabulous community event.

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Below are some of our dance participants.

There was time for decorating a picture frame, taking a break for refreshments, and of course lots of dancing.

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.


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.


STEM+ Maker Night

Hey students in grades 3-5! Do you enjoy science and building things? Come join Hudson High School STEM+ Academy students as they host a night of science and engineering fun.

Activities for the evening include:

  • Creating an office grabber
  • Conductive dough and circuits
  • Designing a spacecraft for a mission to planet Oobleck

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Questions? Contact Hudson Community Education at 715.377.3722


Elementary Orchestra Sign Up

Orchestra Sign Up Night is Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Hudson Middle School Multi-purpose Room

All 3rd grade students are invited to attend.

We have two meeting times to help make the registration process more convenient. Please attend the meeting scheduled for your student’s school.

  • 5:00 PM: E.P. Rock, North Hudson, Hudson Prairie
  • 6:30 PM: Houlton, River Crest, Willow River
  • If you are unable to attend your assigned school due to a scheduling conflict, feel free to come to the other meeting.

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分The Orchestra Sign Up Night will start with a brief informational meeting and a questions and answer session. Please bring your child with you to the meeting!

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分The Hudson Orchestra program is a great way for students to participate in a music ensemble!

What instruments can my child play?

2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分Student can play violin, viola, cello, or bass. Elementary orchestra teachers will be visiting your child’s classroom to demonstrate the differences between these awesome string instruments!

When are lessons?

Lessons will begin in September of next school year. Students will need to bring their instrument to school one day per week. They have large group lesson before school at 8:00 AM and a small group during the school day.

How much does it cost?

The rental costs vary by instrument. We work with area music store representatives who will be at the meeting to explain how the rental program works. The initial rental cost for the four-month trial period is $45 for violin and viola, $65 for cello, and $95 for bass.

Following the Orchestra Sign Up Night, we will help you pick the right size instrument for your child and you will have the opportunity to set up an instrument rental.

Questions may be directed to: Britt Peterson at petersbri@ocitservices.com2020欧洲杯体育足球即时比分 or 715.377.3890; ext. 2759.