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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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  • 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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