Keys to Success Conference

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The Hudson School District, in collaboration with Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI), and CESA 11, invites you to the 20th Annual Keys to Success Conference. The Keys to Success Conference provides information, resources, and support to families of children with disabilities. This year’s conference will focus on mental health.

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Hudson High School – 1501 Vine Street, Hudson WI
  • FREE for anyone supporting children with disabilities: parents, caregivers, educators, and service providers.

365体育投注This year’s keynote address with be delivered by national speaker and author, Tasha Schuh.

  • The registration deadline is March 27th.

Keys to Success is a regional conference which serves all school districts and communities in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Healthy Use of Screen Time

Multiple images of children using different screen time devices.

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health offers the following information as a guide for families on the topic of screen time ().

“In Wisconsin, adolescents who experience episodes of major depression have steadily increased. At the same time, there has been a growing body of evidence to suggest the amount of screen time usage may initiate or worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce social connectedness, and contribute to poor social and emotional wellness.”

 

BizTown + Financial Literacy = Fun

A group of students pose in the Biz Town center.

Each year, Hudson Middle School sixth graders participate in “BizTown”, a learning lab simulation in St. Paul sponsored by Junior Achievement. Leading up to the lab simulation, students study economics and finance in their World Studies and Math classes. Students complete resumes, job applications, and participate in job interviews in their Language Arts classes. During their time in the lab, students work to operate a profitable business, manage their finances, gain an understanding of local government, and experience being an “adult” for the day. 

This year’s “Mayor” Lily Welle, from the Raider White House had this to say about her BizTown experience, “This experience will be very hard to forget. During the day my job was to run the whole town, answer questions or concerns, and spot out who was being a good worker and citizen. As mayor in others’ eyes, it seems that all you do is walk around and talk to people, when that is not it. As mayor, you have many responsibilities like making sure all of the citizens get paid the right amount, do all of the bank loans, give speeches about what’s going on in the town, set up the voting station, encourage others to have fun and get their work done, and more. Being mayor of BizTown was an amazing opportunity, and the staff and volunteers were so nice and encouraging. I hope that someday I can have a role or job just like this.”

Congratulations To Our State Kick Champion Raidaires

Raidaires team hold up their trophy.

It was a great season for the Hudson Raidaires. The Raidaires finished as the state D1 Kick Champions and the D1 Jazz Runner Up. The coaches summed up the season following the Jazz performance, “This season was full of twists and turns, injures and surprises… Our jazz routine to, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” perfectly captured our emotions. These girls left their hearts out on the floor. Special thanks to ALL of our close friends and family who’ve ‘moved mountains’ for us throughout this season!! We appreciate you.” #WeAreRaiderProud

Luther Automotive Community Partner in Education

Students and their Tech Ed teacher are having a look under the hood of the new jeep.

Representatives from Luther Automotive Group donated a 2015 Jeep Liberty to Hudson High School’s Technology Education department so students in automotive classes have a newer model vehicle to use for instruction.

Matthew Carlson, Service Specialist with Luther, spoke to students in Mr. Hovland’s class about Luther’s Tech Trac Student Sponsorship Program. Tech Trac is dedicated to supporting Technical College students with the passion and ambition to become an automotive technician. Students who qualify are provided financial support to complete a 2-year certificate or degree and paid, part-time work at a Luther dealership with a fast-track transition to full-time employment once the student has completed certification. Qualifying students are also eligible for a tool grant of up to $2,000. Learn more about Luther’s Tech Trac program at: http://www.lutherauto.com/techtrac.htm

365体育投注Also present were Superintendent Nick Ouellette who spoke briefly about his tech ed background and the opportunities afforded students who are interested in the trades. Luther Chevrolet Hudson’s Service Manager, Steve Boyd (a Hudson High School alumni), spoke about the need for automotive technicians and if students wished to pursue a career in transportation, there will always be work.

Much thanks to Luther Automotive Group for their support as a community partner in education!

Love and Logic Parenting Class

Two adults walking with a child in between them.

“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” provides parents with practical, easy to use techniques and tools to help children become responsible adults. When parents us “Love and Logic” techniques with children, they are better able to hand the challenges of today’s real world.

365体育投注Class is being offered at Hudson Prairie Elementary School on Tuesdays, March 10 – April 14 (there is no class the week of spring break). The classes are scheduled from 5:45 – 7:45 PM

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  • Cost for this program is $40/person or $60/couple. The fee includes a “Love and Logic” parent handbook.
  • Free child care is provided.

365体育投注The class is facilitated by Aria Krieser, school counselor at Hudson Prairie Elementary School, and Chris Strop, school counselor at North Hudson Elementary School.

The Joy of Dance!

A group of elementary and High School students gathered in the gym.

The Hudson High School Rhinestone Raiders recently visited North Hudson Elementary School and performed for Mrs. Anfinsons and Mr. Schiltgen’s special education students, as well as fifth graders in Mrs. Brackemyers class. Following their performance, the group of high schoolers taught our junior Raiders some dance moves. It was fun to have some former North Hudson Elementary students return and share some time with the young learners.

The Rhinestone Raiders are a Hudson High School club that provides peer-to-peer support for students with disabilities through the shared enjoyment of cheerleading and dance. The group focuses on building confidence, teamwork, perseverance, friendship, inclusion and school spirit.