Explorers On the Mic Podcast

  • Ep. 20 - Hudson Leadership Conference

    by Length: 28

    One of the highlights of life at Hudson High School is the annual Leadership Conference for students. Why is the event so popular and so rewarding?  Hear from two of our students and the advisor who has been a part of the conference for decades.

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  • Ep. 19 - Six District Compact & Hudson

    by Length: 25

    The Six District Compact, serving Hudson and five other local school districts, offers numerous educational opportunities for students.  From aeronautics and engineering to criminal justice, learn more about how students can start preparing for their future careers while still in high school.  We'll talk with a student in Athletic Health Care and Fitness, as well as Mary Jane Stanchina, the Superintendent of the Six District.

     

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  • Ep. 18 - Fulbright Scholars

    by Length: 32

    This fall, Hudson City Schools was pleased to welcome four Fulbright Scholars from overseas.  These four teachers spent weeks in the U.S., learning and collaborating.  Hear what lessons they plan to take back to their respective classrooms and their thoughts about Hudson.

     

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  • Ep. 17 - District Finances

    by Length: 29

    Board of Education President Steve DiMauro and District Treasurer Phillip Butto join us on the podcast to talk about school funding, student opportunities, and why the district has Issue 9 on the ballot in November.

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  • Ep. 16 - Hudson Community First & the District

    by Length: 37

    Hudson Community First offers programming and events for the community and provides an outlet for students to gain skills that assist them in becoming caring and responsible.  Hear from HCF Co-Director Jennifer Fisher, Student Advisory Board Co-Advisor Brittany Amiet, and HHS Junior Henrique Sa on what is planned for this school year and how you can participate.

     

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  • Ep. 15 - Life After Hudson City Schools

    by Length: 33

    Students in Hudson are fortunate to have numerous opportunities to prepare for life after graduation.  But what seemed to help the most?  Three of our 2022 graduates reflect back on their time in Hudson and offer advice for current Explorers.

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  • Ep. 14 - All About Music

    by Length: 34

    From playing an instrument in the Marching Band or Orchestra to auditioning to be in the Chamber Choir, Hudson City Schools offers many opportunities for students who want to be involved with music.  Hear from three of our musical directors about successes from this past year, hopes for the future, and why music is such an important component of school life.

     

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  • Ep. 13 - Mental Health & Our Youth

    by Length: 33

    The mental health needs of students have increased in recent years.  What's behind the rise and what resources do our schools provide to assist children?  Hear from our Director of Pupil Services, a school counselor, and a clinical counselor as they discuss the issue during Mental Health Awareness Month.

     

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  • Ep. 12 - Seniors in the Homestretch

    by Length: 39

    The Class of 2023 is in the home stretch of their educational time with Hudson City Schools.  Hear from three members of the senior class as they reflect on life lessons, favorite memories, challenges, and plans for the future.

     

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  • Ep. 11 - Secondary Education

    by Length: 32

    Parents are usually fairly familiar with the curriculum in lower-level grades, but once students get to the middle school (and eventually high school!), there are a lot more choices.  Hear from Principals Dr. Kim Cockley and Mr. Mike Miller on what students and parents should know as their children move through the educational process.

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  • Ep. 10 - New Dimensions

    by Length: 32

    Dating back more than fifty years, New Dimensions is an interdisciplinary, team-taught humanities class at Hudson High School.  How is the class structured and why has this curriculum stood the test of time?  Hear from the two instructors and a senior student about the rigor of New Dimensions, as well as the highlight of the class: the annual trip to New York City!

     

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  • Ep. 9 - Communicating with the Community

    by Length: 27

    From videos and social media to print newsletters highlighting happenings in the district, the Hudson City School District utilizes many platforms to reach its stakeholders.  Hear from Manager of Communications Jennifer Reece, Communications Specialist Angie Hake and HCTV Station Manager Dan Gerbracht on the importance of telling the district's stories to the community.

     

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  • Ep. 8 - Elementary Education

    by Length: 37

    What can parents expect their children to learn once they begin kindergarten, and move along through the elementary grade levels?  McDowell Principal Beth Trivelli, Ellsworth Hill Principal Jen Filomena, and East Woods Intermediate Principal Natalie Wininger discuss the ins and outs of elementary education, and exciting initiatives taking place in the Hudson City School District.

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  • Ep. 7 - 66 Years of the PTO Pancake Breakfast

    by Length: 25

    For decades, the Hudson PTO has been raising money through its premier fundraiser, the annual Pancake Breakfast.  Learn what it takes to organize and run a fundraiser of this magnitude by two people who know it best, Darcy Mihalek and Bruce Hubach.

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  • Ep. 6 - Safety & Our Schools

    by Length: 25

    The safety of the staff and students at Hudson City Schools is the number one priority.  Ahead of the planned Safety Forum on February 28th, Superintendent Dana Addis talks with both School Resource Officers and HHS Unit Principal Michael Sedlak about what the district does on a daily basis to keep everyone safe.  They also discuss what we've learned from the past.

     

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  • Ep. 5 - Auto Tech

    by Length: 29

    Hudson students in the Auto Technology program, led by Instructor Chad Groom, are preparing for jobs of the future.  The auto specialization is part of the Six District Educational Compact, which encompasses six local school districts.  Hear from students on what they're learning and how they are planning to succeed in this ever-evolving industry.

     

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  • Ep. 4 - The Impact Of HCER

    by Length: 28

    Hudson Community Education and Recreation, or HCER, has been a part of Hudson City Schools for decades. Its programming serves both children and adults, and offers something for just about everyone. Learn about some of the most popular activities and field trips, and what's ahead for the summer months.

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  • Ep. 3 - Enriching the Community: 25 Years of Service Learning

    by Length: 34

    Each week, Hudson High School students are out in the community volunteering their time to help others.  From assisting patients in hospice to working with special needs students, those in Service Learning demonstrate what it means to be a leader in the community.  Hear from current students about why Hudson's Service Learning Program, founded in 1998, has served as a model for the Ohio Department of Education.

     

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  • Ep. 2 - Portrait of an Explorer

    by Length: 30

    Hudson City Schools is known for its academic rigor, but what about the qualities students need to succeed when they leave the hallways of high school?  This year, the district set aside six days to focus on the characteristics that make up the "Portrait of an Explorer."  Hear from teacher Marc Zustin and two students about why the initiative was needed, and what they hope to achieve in the months and years to come.

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  • EP. 1 - Teamwork & Tenacity: The Secret to Hudson's Athletic Success

    by Length: 32

    Community support is an integral part of our winning sports teams in Hudson City Schools.  Football games under the Friday Night Lights attract thousands of people each week during the fall to hear the band, watch the cheerleaders, and cheer our team to victory.  What was it like to be part of a team that went 13-0 for only the third time in school history?  You'll hear from Quarterback Jagger Pallay, Coach Jeff Gough and Athletic Director Mike Chuppa, as they talk with Superintendent Dana Addis about building teamwork and tenacity.

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