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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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  • Hudson 5th Grade Greenhouse Project

    This year the Hudson 5th grade students took five weeks out of their school year to go to the greenhouse located at the Hudson High School. They went three times per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The 5th graders […]

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  • Building Global Connections Through Science

    On Tuesday April 2nd, Musakamaika Lorento and Leboy Oltimbau of Arusha, Tanzania devoted time of their first ever trip to the U.S. to give a ninety-minute presentation to the 10th grade Biology Class and Advance Biology Class in Mr. Paulson’s room.  Mr. Paulson […]

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  • Horticulture Class Annual Plant Sale

    The Hudson Horticulture class has gained many valuable resources as we have been working in the greenhouse adjacent to the Agricultural Science room. As seen above, we will be hosting our annual plant sale starting in May, from the first […]

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  • Hudson Student Wins Journalism Honors

    Junior Abby Lashbrook has been named one of Iowa’s Top Ten Emerging Journalists. This contest, sponsored by the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA), seeks to identify and acknowledge emerging talent in newspaper, yearbook, and digital media. Lashbrook was selected […]

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  • Flashlight Friday!

    Hudson second grade students enjoy Flashlight Friday! Thanks to the generous donation of over 60 flashlights from Black Hawk Mutual Insurance Association, independent reading looks a little different on Fridays. Students in all three second grade classes have the option […]

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  • FFA Advances all Events to District Competition

    Congratulations on a job well done by our FFA chapter for advancing all events to the district competition. These students competed in the sub-districts on February 22nd at Hawekeye Community College in Waterloo. The district competition is scheduled for March […]

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  • Hudson Pirates Capture Two Medals at State Wrestling Tournament

      Hudson Pirates capture two medals at state wrestling championships, including an individual championship from Taylan Entriken at 170 lbs submitted by Coach Haskovec Nearly 130 schools across the state of Iowa were in preparation for setting the stage to […]

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  • Fourth Grade Wax Museum

    Imagine receiving an invitation to an event where past presidents, inventors, authors, musicians, and athletes alike were gathered to share their story.  Recently, Hudson’s fourth grade students created such an event during their wax museum open house. Shortly after winter […]

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  • Local School Board Members and Superintendents Lobby Legislators During IASB Day on the Hill

        Des Moines —Hudson Community Schools Board President Karyn Finn and Superintendent Dr. Tony Voss attended the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) annual Day on the Hill on January 24, 2017. School board members and superintendents from across […]

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  • Babysitting Available for Valentine’s Day

    Let the journalism students babysit your kids, ages 2-12,  so you can enjoy a date night. For just $5/hour or $3/half hour, per kid, your child can enjoy board games, coloring, crafts, movies, active games,  homework help, hair and nail […]

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  • Hudson Shows Improvement on Iowa Report Card

    Late last week the Iowa Department of Education released the results of the 2016 Iowa School Report Card. This web-based tool is designed to give Iowans a snapshot of how each attendance center is performing based on a number of […]

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  • Sign-up for Text Alerts

    Sign-up for Text/Email alerts to keep up with cancellations, late starts, early releases, and other important announcements.  If you need help signing up, contact any of the district offices: 319 988-3233 or 319 988-4226.    

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  • Hudson Joins Promise of Iowa Campaign to Support Public Schools

    The Board of Directors of the Hudson Community School District has passed a resolution in support of “The Promise of Iowa” campaign. The goal of the statewide campaign is to focus attention on the future of Iowa public school students […]

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  • Spring Testing

    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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  • Tis’ The Season of Giving

    Second grade students and staff teamed up with the middle school girls basketball team and coaches this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, there were more than 600 articles of gently used and new clothing collected. Kadens Kloset is […]

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  • Second Grade Experiments With States of Matter

    Each second grade classroom held a North Pole Breakfast.  It provided an opportunity to explore properties of matter and how they can be changed.  Students contributed items that made this day a huge success! Submitted by Mrs. Hottle

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  • Student Artwork to be Featured in College Calendar

    Congratulations to Siri Olsen and Brinkley Simmer! Both second grade students were chosen from a field of over 500 applicants to have their artwork featured in the 2017 Dordt College Center for Economic Education Calendar. The calendar features original drawings […]

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  • Adv. Biology Students Take Hospital Tour

    The students of Hudson High School Adv. Biology class were able to spend a morning touring parts of Allen-Unity Point Hospital.  Staff and Faculty at Allen made themselves available to answer questions about their professions and offered advice to students […]

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  • Hudson board member honored for excellence

    Des Moines, Iowa – At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Hudson board member Karyn Finn was honored with an individual Award of Achievement for 2015-16. The IASB Better Boardsmanship Awards Program highlights […]

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  • Library Donation Remembers Hudson Teacher, Linda Dober

    Hudson students are especially grateful this holiday season after a generous donation to the school library from the family of long-time Hudson teacher, Linda Dober. A portion of the donation was used to purchase 45 new books for our school […]

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  • Journalism Students Awarded Yearbook Honors

    by freshman Jenna Twait freshman Lexi Bergmeir, contributor The 2016 Hudson Community School District yearbook was awarded 3rd in the state for Class A by the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA). The award, which was announced during the state’s […]

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  • Blast from the Past

    A blast from the past!  Almost 33 years ago, students, parents, and community members enjoyed several evenings of the musical, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying! (Directors: Mike Carroll, Cheryl Einsweiler)  Years later, under direction of Casey Tecklenberg, Hudson students […]

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  • Hudson FFA members compete and participate at National FFA Convention

    INDIANAPOLIS- Members of the Hudson FFA Chapter represented Iowa FFA in the National FFA Marketing Plan Career Development Event (CDE) in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 19-23. The Hudson FFA team of  Maddie Herring, Alex Fouts and Maria Geisler placed 4th in […]

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  • Student Shares Experience at Hickory Hills

      I’m happy to report that the Hickory Hills trip was a major success!   We participated in 4 different stations: archery, canoeing, fishing, and orienteering.  During archery, some fifth graders, including me,  were scared to shoot at first, but grew […]

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  • A View From the Practice Field

    It seems like just yesterday the school district purchased the old hotel property in the hopes it would allow more opportunities for our PE classes and athletic teams to practice. Though there were some initial struggles to get the field in the shape […]

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  • Hudson First Graders Show Love to Their Teacher

    Congrats to our final popular pick of the Good Things Happening photo contest! Carol Menefee’s “Hudson First Graders Show Love to Their Teacher” photo received 243 reactions and likes to win week 6. Thank you to all our submitters. We […]

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  • How To Succeed in Business Slated to Open November 4

    The Hudson High School Drama and Vocal Music Department is proud to present its fall musical production, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying! on November 4th & 5th at 7 p.m. in the Hudson High School Auditorium. Productions of this show have featured actors such […]

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  • Girls Cross Country Team Captures NICL Conference Title

    A little drizzle didn’t stop the Hudson girls cross country team from capturing the NICL Conference title on Saturday. The girls dominated placing all five of our scorers on an all-conference team. Another consistent and disciplined race set them apart […]

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  • Annual Report on Student Progress for the 2015-2016 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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  • Football Team Rolls to 5-0

    Friday, September 23rd we headed to Garwin to face the 2-2 GMG Wolverines in our third district game of the 2016 season. After a week full of rain we knew we would be on a wet field on Friday, but we […]

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  • Girls Earn Another Class 1A Win

    The Hudson cross country teams continue to improve as the season progresses. Last week they competed at the Starmont Invitational with 28 other schools. The girls continued building on their team bond with another team win in Class 1A. In […]

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  • Second Grade Visits Cattle Congress

    Second grade students participated in Program Discovery at the National Cattle Congress on Friday, September 16th. The program associated with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Black Hawk County gives elementary students an in depth look at farm life. […]

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  • Weight Room Hours Change on November 1st

    The operation of the weight room and hours of service is scheduled to change on November 1. Over the summer our old weight room was retired and replaced with a series of free weights. Beginning November 1, the weight room […]

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  • Hudson Volleyball Continues to Win

    The Hudson volleyball team suffered their first loss of the year last Tuesday at LaPorte City.  The #4 ranked team in 3A Union Knights swept Hudson in 3 sets. Led by a strong group of seniors, Madison Sallee, Annie Klenk, […]

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  • HS Biology Visits Hartman Reserve

    Submitted by Mr. Paulson On Thursday, September 8th, the Hudson High School Biology class traveled out to Hartman Reserve in Cedar Falls.  There they met 2 field biologist who took them on a canoeing experience and a forest walk through.  […]

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  • JH Tech Exploratory Class: Aerial Drone

    Mr. Haskovec’s JH tech exploratory working with a Phantom 4 drone in class.  The students were able to visualize the different modes the drone was able to function in, as well as, understand how the DJI app works.  Information on how […]

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  • Hudson Welcomes New Faculty

    It is a big year of transition as almost a dozen new teachers become faculty members for the Hudson Community School District! We are excited with the energy and enthusiasm of our new teachers and encourage you to get to […]

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  • Computer Roll-out Info Grades 7-12

    ATTENTION 2016-17 7th Grade Students (parent/guardian must attend): During the evening open house on Aug. 22th, seventh graders (and 7-12 students new to the district) must attend the Connected Learning Roll Out meeting at 6:00P.M. in the junior high auditorium. All paperwork and a $50 deposit will need to be completed […]

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  • New Hudson Schools Activity Calendar

    Hudson Schools has moved to a more advanced calendar system.  The cloud-based Activity Scheduler is the top software for automating all of our scheduling and administrative functions. It also provides a very powerful Web calendar for the whole  district, and […]

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  • Dr. Voss Honored with UNI Leadership Legacy Award

    Dr. Voss was awarded the UNI Educational Leadership Legacy Award at a short ceremony on May 19th.  Members of the UNI Ed Leadership faculty presented Dr. Voss with a plaque and gift congratulating him on his accomplishments and his commitment […]

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  • Dawn Fry Earns Gold Star Award

    Article by Hudson Herald staff Spanish teacher Dawn Frye received an award recently she never saw coming.  It walked right through her Hudson high school classroom door on April 20, brought  by co-sponsors, the R.J. McElroy, Trust and KWWL, who […]

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  • HEF Awards $23,650 to Class of 2016 Scholars

    On May 11th, at the Senior Awards Assembly, the Hudson Educational Fund awarded 41 scholarships to 35 deserving students for a total of $23,650. Thank you to our generous HEF donors who continue to impact the futures of so many […]

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