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  • Hudson graduates the Class of 2018

    Hudson graduates the Class of 2018 by sophomore Jenna Twait On Sunday, May 21st , 43 seniors ended their journey at Hudson. Though one of Hudson’s smallest classes, their accomplishments were big. Four seniors committed to continuing their sport careers […]

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  • Hudson Elementary celebrates steady enrollment, future growth

    article and photo by sophomore Jenna Twait While some smaller schools in Iowa may be experiencing a decline in enrollment, Hudson is standing strong. As of  May 14th, Principal Mark Schlatter is anticipating the 2018-2019 school year will include 61 […]

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  • NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

    NHD was another success once again this season!  The 7th and 8th grade presented on an assortment of topics ranging from the Sullivan Brothers, the Little Rock Nine, Pearl Harbor, Child Labor, as well as, the Rath Meat Packing Plant.  […]

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  • Fun in the sun: Hudson Elementary prepares for Field Day

    article and photo by sophomore Jenna Twait The annual Field Day event, which was originally scheduled for May 11th, has been moved to Monday, May 14th, due to potential weather. On Monday, starting at 8:40 a.m. and running to 10:50 […]

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  • A video for the Class of 2018

    On March 26th, 19 students were inducted in the Hudson Chapter of National Honor Society. Hudson NHS strives for excellence in the following four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Along with upholding these characteristics, students are required to submit a total of […]

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  • JUNIOR JOB SHADOW DAY IS FAST APPROACHING

    JUNIOR JOB SHADOW DAY IS FAST APPROACHING All of the juniors at Hudson Community School will be participating in a job shadow experience Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.  This day is designed for the students to create and take responsibility for […]

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  • Plans announced for Prom and After Prom 2018

    This year’s prom, themed Starry Night, will take place Saturday, April 21st. The traditional Prom Walk Through begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hudson High School Auditorium. Couple and class pictures will begin at 7 p.m. at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. A pasta […]

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  • The Traditions Continues: Jazz Band Jouney to State

    by sophomore Abby Gaudian The Hudson High School Jazz Band competed against 14 other teams from around the state and brought home fourth place from the Iowa Jazz Championships. In addition, junior Emily Boote and senior Andrew Olsen were awarded […]

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  • Journalism students win individual accolades

    The Iowa High School Press Association has named junior Payton Sherwood a “Top 10 Emerging Journalist”. She was selected from what IHSPA called “a very competitive”  field of 39 students. Sherwood will receive a certificate, a pin, and  a $100 scholarship […]

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  • Friday ‘Footloose’ Sold Out – 29 Seats Available Saturday

    “Tonight’s (3/23) performance of ‘Footloose’ is SOLD OUT! There will be no walk-in seats available to purchase. There are still tickets left for Saturday’s show. Follow the link below or stop by the high school office to get your seats will they last! […]

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  • Hudson Yearbook celebrated nationally

    Hudson Community School’s 2016 yearbook, “MARVELoUS,” has received national recognition. The cover and back endsheet, both designed by Class of 2016 graduate Carmen Finn, are featured in Josten’s annual publication, The Look Book. This year, 13, 500 Look Books will be […]

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  • Hudson Pirates Garner Three Medals at State Wrestling Championships, including an individual championship from Cam Fulcher at 220 lbs.

                  Nearly 130 schools across the state of Iowa, in class 1A, were in preparation for setting the stage to what would be the final step of the season.  According to Executive Director of […]

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  • NHS Dance Marathon Reaches Goal

    On Friday, February 23rd, the first ever Mini Dance Marathon was held at the high school. Approximately 80 Hudson students attended the event along with three staff chaperones and members of the UNI Dance Marathon team!   Dance Marathon is a […]

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  • HHS Soccer Teams Host Camp

    Joining forces: HHS soccer teams host camp by sophomore Jenna Twait The boys and girls high school soccer teams are planning to pass their skills to the next generations on Feb. 28. This camp, which will run from 2-3:30 p.m. […]

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  • NHS Promotes Dance Marathon

    The Hudson chapter of National Honor Society is hosting a high school mini dance marathon sponsored by the UNI organization. This event will be held on Friday, February 23 from 6pm-10pm in the high school commons and high school gym. […]

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  • School board members, superintendents and parents lobby their legislators during IASB Day on the Hill

    Des Moines —Dr. Voss represented the Hudson Community School District at the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) annual Day on the Hill on Jan. 30, 2018. This is the first year that IASB has collaborated with Parents for Great […]

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  • Premier Blood Partner Status-UPDATE!

     Hudson National Honor Society has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2018, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply. Last year, the National Honor Society […]

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  • State Required CPR Training

    High School students grades 9-11 will be taking Iowa Assessments on February 7th from 8:10 A.M. to 11:10 A.M.  During that time seniors must report for mandatory CPR training.  For information on testing or CPR training for seniors, please contact […]

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  • Iowa Assessments in February

    Hudson Students Testing in February/March In the next few weeks, your child will be taking the Iowa Assessments. The Iowa Assessments provide detailed information about your child in a variety of important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, […]

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  • In the Spotlight: Show Choir Season Begins

    by sophomore Morgan Hansen After putting in over 100 hours of practice combined, both First Edition and Premiere Edition are ready to kick off their 2018 show choir seasons. High school’s First Edition will start their season with a public […]

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  • Deciding ‘Weather’ or not to Have School

    Superintendent Shares Decision-Making Process for Winter Weather by sophomore Abby Gaudian The process behind the decision to delay, cancel, or release students early from school is never an easy one. When the administration makes such a decision due to inclement […]

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  • Yearbooks Past and Present Available

    by sophomore Abby Gaudian Yearbooks are great way to bring back memories, but only if you have one. Five of the 2016-2017 “Between the Lines” are available for purchase. This yearbook is ranked first in Class A yearbooks for the […]

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  • Production Set to Begin for ‘Footloose’

    by Caleb McCullough As the semester comes to a close and most people are preparing for break, high school choir teacher Casey Tecklenburg has his sights set on next semester. He will be directing a production of Footloose at Hudson […]

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  • Leading the Way: Hudson Students Attend Leadership Conference

    by sophomore Sophie Selenke Eleven students represented Hudson High School at the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy this fall. “It’s a great honor to be selected by teachers to help make Hudson better by being a leader,” said Sara Hansen, […]

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  • Walking Club Begins for Hudson Faculty

    by senior Caleb McCullough High school PE teacher Sean Leonard has started a “Pirate Walking Club” for staff. “Staying active during the winter can be difficult,” said Leonard. “It’s cold, our bodies feel sluggish, and it gets dark early.” Leonard […]

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  • Journalism Students Travel to Texas

    by senior Olivia Kolterman Twenty Hudson High School journalism students traveled to the national convention in Dallas November 15-19th. The conference, hosted by the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association, is the largest conference for high school journalists. […]

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  • Hudson Journalism Program Wins State Award

    by Sophomore Brooke Busch The  Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA) awarded the Hudson High School journalism students with top honors. The 2016-2017 high school newspaper staff received the first ever “All Iowa News Team of the Year” award and […]

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  • Hudson Students Take Academic Excursions

    by senior Olivia Kolterman This year three Hudson electives plan to attend further enhance their learning by traveling outside of the state. From October 24 – October 28, 19 current Hudson Future Farmers of America students, along with Hudson Class […]

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  • Former President Comments to High School Newspaper

    by senior Caleb McCullough The Pirate Press newspaper staff received an email of a lifetime October 17th from former President Barack Obama. In preparation for the October issue’s feature on race relations at Hudson, seniors Hailey Elder and Abby Lashbrook […]

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  • Construction Trades Class Builds Garden Shed

    During the 2016-2017 school year the High School Industrial Tech dept was contacted about building a garden shed. Mr. Liekweg thought this would be a great opportunity for the Construction Trades class to learn about the building process. The class was given […]

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  • Fall Tech Exploratory Newscast

    The 7th and 8th grade technology exploratory just wrapped up its six week session with our fall newscast.  The newscast highlights all of the activities currently going on within the junior high.  The video is in its 5th season of […]

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  • Annual Report on Student Progress for the 2016-2017 School Year

    It is our pleasure to present to you this annual report for the Hudson Community School District. We are honored to assume the responsibility of preparing the young people of this school district for their future. Our entire faculty and […]

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  • Because Everybody Needs a Buddy: Hudson Elementary Fights Loneliness

    No one wants to be alone. That’s why on September 11th, Hudson added a bench to its playground. Schools around the country have started to install similar benches at their elementary schools. This isn’t any ordinary bench, though. This is […]

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  • Starting small: Hudson adds PreK program to the district

    by Abby Gaudian This year, Hudson Elementary became a PreK-6 school.   The school district thought it was time to add a preschool program. In past years, the private preschool, Humpty Dumpty, rented out space from the school, but Hudson […]

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  • New Directors Seated

    Monday, September 18th was a day of transition for the Hudson Community School District Board of Directors. The final meeting of the retiring board truly was a memorable evening as longtime Board Member and past President of the Board Jerry […]

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  • Marching Band Returns to Hudson

    by senior Grace Jorgensen The first week of August typically serves as a kick-start to various fall activities for Hudson students. But this year, a new camp, hosted by Hudson’s High School Band Director, Nicole Davis, was added. From Aug. […]

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  • PARENT CANVAS OBSERVER:

    PARENT CANVAS OBSERVER: We are excited to give you the chance to use Canvas, our online portal to your students’ classes, so that you can see grades, assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. This will allow you to […]

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  • So the Macbook Air is Coming Home, Now What?

    Parents, Students have had their computers for about a week and most are bringing them home at night.  We hope you have continued to talk to your child about your expectations for the computer and its use at home and […]

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  • School Starts: Positive Enrollment Gains

    School started in the Hudson Community School District on Wednesday, August 23rd. Enrollment for the first day of schools is recorded with 722 students in grades K-12 and does not include preschool which is scheduled to begin after Labor Day. […]

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  • New Faculty Excited to Come Aboard!

    The new school year is just around the corner! Brand new teachers to the profession had their first day on August 11th, while those teachers who are joining Hudson for the first time started on August 17th. As has been […]

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  • 7th Grade Computer Roll-out Meeting

    A letter sent to 7th grade parents that outlines a mandatory meeting about computer rollout.  Please read through the message below. August 9, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students in Grade 7 In 2015, the Board of Directors for the Hudson […]

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  • Seniors Taking College Classes

    This letter was sent to seniors taking college classes (and their parents) and will include their Hawkeye class assignments: The school year is fast approaching and your son or daughter has signed up for a concurrent enrollment Hawkeye Community College (HCC) class […]

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  • On To State! Pirate’s Continue to Roll in the Post-Season

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 RD 1 of Districts in Reinbeck vs GMG, Wolverines (11-14) Hudson started off postseason play with GMG.  This game took place in Reinbeck, as the Rebels would play host for half of the first round districts.  […]

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  • Hudson Junior High Teacher, Students Honored

    by junior Abby Lashbrook On May 31, at-risk coordinator Jeff Bell presented ​junior high language teacher Chris Dvorak and her 2016 Pirate Term, Crafters: On A Mission, a certificate of appreciation from the members from the 185th CSSB in Afghanistan. “It’s […]

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  • Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation

    by Grace Jorgensen On Sunday, May 21st, 34 seniors graduated from Hudson High School. Although small in numbers, the class achieved many accomplishments. Two seniors committed to continuing their sport careers in Division I athletics, four led the Hudson Volleyball […]

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  • Hudson Journalism Students Win State Accolades

    The Hudson High School newspaper, THE PIRATE PRESS, has been named an All-Iowa News Team Finalist by the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA). This is the first year for this competition. The top five newspapers in Class A, Class […]

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  • Seniors Honored at Annual Award Assembly

    On May 10th at the Senior Awards Assembly, the Hudson Educational Fund awarded 39 scholarships to 21 deserving students for a total of $21,950. Thank you to our generous HEF donors who continue to impact the futures of so many […]

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  • Pirate Term Right Around the Corner

    Pirate Term is right around the corner.  Pirate term is concept based learning opportunity that takes place at the end of the school year (some of you may be familiar with May Term at the college level). Don’t mistake concept […]

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  • Hudson FFA Students Field Questions to Sec. Agriculture, Sonny Perdue

     Local FFA members of Hudson had a rare and unique opportunity Monday afternoon to ask the nation’s new Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue questions during a virtual town hall meeting via the internet.  The Hudson chapter was among six groups of […]

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  • Lions Club Peace Poster Winners Announced

    Each year there is an international Peace Poster contest held by the Lions Club. Our Hudson chapter consistently has one of the higher numbers of entrants, thanks in part to Christy McNeal and the Hudson art program.  This year there […]

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