• The Week in Review at HMS: Notes from Dr. Cockley

    Week of September 25, 2023
     
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    Middle School Band Night at the HHS Football Game last Friday! Our 7th and 8th grade band students were showcased alongside the HS Marching Band at pregame! What a show!! 


     
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    These smiles say it all! School is amazing for so many reasons - we LOVE seeing the JOY through relationship building and time having fun together! 


     
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    Mixing some music about Ancient Greek culture, in 7th grade! Thank you, Hudson PTO, for your donations of such wonderful resources for our learners!


     
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    Civil engineers! Graphic designers! Computer programmers!  Our future is bright!  Loved seeing these “makers” at our first Maker Space Club meeting this week!

     

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    7th grade Science students are each designing a derby car using BlocksCad! These will be 3-D printed right here at HMS for race day, as students explore kinetic and potential energy...and coding!

     

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    In 8th grade Health & Wellness class, students explored the importance of stress relief through a variety of stations! They LOVED it!

     

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    It's Portrait of an Explorer Day - centered on the theme of Adaptive Problem Solver! So many great learning activities today! 7th grade held a Greek Olympics day, as part of their study of Ancient Greece in Social Studies!

     

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    So honored to share that our HMS Service Learning program will be recognized at the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA) state conference this fall! Thank you and congratulations to Ms. Hohenfeld, our Service Learning & Careers teacher, and to our incredible students for their service!!!


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    Congratulations on your retirement, Miss Joanne! You'll be missed - and we wish you all the very best! Thank you for making our kitchen a warm, welcoming place each day for our students and staff!
     
     
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    Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is coming up! Thursday, October 5th, is the day!  Join us!
     
     
     
     
     

    Important Notes:

    HMS Announcements - Please feel free to visit this site daily for up-to-date announcements for our students and school!

     

    10/5 Connecting the Dots Documentary Event at HMS 7:00pm

    • All Hudson parents/guardians, educators, and MS/HS students are invited to a community screening event of Connecting the Dots, through a partnership of State of Mind Hudson and Hudson Community First. 

    • This 90-minute event will take place in the Hudson Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, October 5, at 7:00pm

    • Check out this invitation for more detailed information.

    • About the Film: Connecting the Dots is the first feature documentary of its kind to offer a raw and intimate look at youth mental health from a global perspective. With heart-felt poignant stories of lived experience, the film exclusively showcases young voices breaking barriers surrounding youth mental health.  

     

    HMS Team Spirit Wear - order by 10/6:

    • We LOVE our middle school communities!! You will see an email communication soon from one of your child’s team teachers, sharing that we are offering HMS Team shirts again this year - designed by the team! Throughout the year, teams will hold spirit days to bring our students and staff together and to celebrate our team spirit! The purchase of team spirit wear is encouraged, but optional.

    • This link will take you to our Hudson Middle School sale, where you can then click on your child’s specific grade level team to view the selections and/or make a purchase. (The email from your child's team will have the DIRECT link to their team's shirt). Orders are due by Friday, October 6, and shirts will be delivered to your child at school. 

    • If you have any questions or need support purchasing a t-shirt, please contact your child’s team teacher named in the team email, or your child’s school counselor; they can help.

    • Profits from this sale will benefit your child’s team directly, providing for team activities throughout the school year.

     

    "Never Stop Exploring" Portrait of an Explorer Shirts:

    • We are truly grateful for the grant funding and donations that provided a complimentary "Never Stop Exploring" Portrait of an Explorer shirt for ALL students and staff PreK-12!! Students were instructed today to care for their shirt so that they have it ready to wear for our remaining 5 Portrait of an Explorer Days! 

     

    10/11 HMS Art Cube Dedication/Celebration Invitation

    • We are thrilled to invite you to a special event at Hudson Middle School on Wednesday evening, October 11, commemorating the installation of our Art Cubes! The beautiful tiles for the cubes were designed and created in a previous school year by HMS Sculpture students, working alongside local artist, Angelica Pozo. These collaborative pieces are based on the themes of acceptance, inclusivity, and connectedness

    • This Open-House-style event will take place on the Art Room Patio in the rear of the middle school, on October 11 from 6-8:00pm with a special dedication ceremony taking place at 6:00pm. The Cleveland Cookie Dough Company Food Truck will be at the event, with fun treat options available for purchase!

    • This phenomenal Artist-in-Residence opportunity for students was funded through the generous support of the Hudson City Schools Foundation and the Tom and Gail Tobin Family Fund. 

    • Please kindly RSVP using the QR Code in the attached invitation or this link by October 3rd so we can plan accordingly.

     

    A Message from our HS Athletic Director about HS Football Games:

    Our athletic program in the Hudson City School District carries a proud tradition of school spirit that is continually embodied by our many fans and community supporters.  This spirit is easily recognizable at any of our home athletic contests, including Friday night football games.  We are thankful that the festivities of a Friday night bring our community together, and allow an outlet to share our pride.  

    In an effort to provide an environment that is safe for all those in attendance, please note the following expectations, especially for students in elementary and middle school, who attend High School football games.

    • Middle school and elementary students attending games are encouraged to sit with their parents or families in the stands. Parents are responsible for the supervision of, or arranging supervision for, their children.  

    • “The Hill” area is closed, near the endzone by the home stands and the visiting stands. 

    • Roughhousing, throwing items, climbing on fencing and beams, and/or using profane language are strictly prohibited.

    If you have any questions regarding policies or procedures moving forward, please contact administration.

    Thank you for your continued support of our students and our community!