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

    Week of February 12, 2024



    The HMS Talent Show this past Friday night was PHENOMENAL!!!! Our students (and staff!!) were incredible! Thank you for an amazing event! 



    Celebrating our January Students Making a Difference! These students are kind, encouraging, welcoming, conscientious, and so much more! They make HMS a better place for everyone - thank you for making a difference!



    Students in Spanish 1 share their videos from their cooking activity at home! Such a fun way to connect families with learning!




    One of our 7th grade teams visited the Maltz Museum, as an extension of learning about the Holocaust and their Stop the Hate essay and poetry writing. The Girl in the Diary exhibit and the Stanley Bernath AI exhibit were so moving and memorable for our students and staff.



    Thank you to Mr. Bob Jackson, from Traveling Classrooms, for meeting with our 7th grade parents to share details about our 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC, in October! Families, all information is posted on our HMS website: https://www.hudson.k12.oh.us/domain/1199 



    8th Grade French 1 students enjoy learning about the celebration of Mardi Gras!



    Happy Valentine's Day from our HMS Office Staff! Wishing you a happy day and extended weekend!


    Important Notes:

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


    Presidents' Day Weekend:

    • Just a reminder that school is not in session for students on Thursday, February 15, due to Staff Professional Development (grades 6-12) and Records Day (PreK-5).
    • In addition, there is no school in HCSD on Friday, February 16, or Monday, February 19, for Presidents' Day.


    Traffic Pattern Reminder - Enter via Oviatt only (NOT Franklin)

    • Please do not enter from Franklin Street (in the morning or after school). Our HMS entrance is via Oviatt Street, for drop-off and pick-up. This helps provide a smooth traffic flow around our circle at these times.
    • Franklin Street is EXIT ONLY during the hours of 7-8:00am and 2:00-3:00pm.
    • It takes all of us working together to help ensure our students' safety, so we appreciate your attention to this.
    • Thank you for your help in sharing this with anyone else who may drive or pick up your child. 
    • HMS Traffic Pattern posted on our HMS website


    HMS Drama Production - Beauty and the Beast Jr! - March 8 and 9

    • Hudson Middle School drama club proudly presents Beauty and the Beast Jr!

    • We are excited to offer three shows this year! 

      • Friday, March 8, at 7:00pm

      • Saturday, March 9, at 3:30pm

      • Saturday, March 9, at 7:00pm

    • Click here to order tickets ($9.00/each), and select your seat!


    Social Inclusion Lesson through HMS Advisory this Spring:

    • New legislation in Ohio (House Bill 123) requires us to teach a lesson on Social Inclusion, in grades 6-12. Our district has selected the “Start with Hello” curriculum, through Sandy Hook Promise Learning Center, which is a state-approved curriculum provider. The lessons from “Start with Hello” align with our Advisory purpose of building relationships!
    • This spring, our students will take part in an Advisory lesson centered on relationships and connections with one another: Start with Hello: HMS Advisory Lesson 2023-24 
    • If you would like to opt your child out of this lesson, please email Dr. Cockley by March 1 at cockleyk@hudson.k12.oh.us 


    Right to Read Week at HMS - Author Visit!

    We are THRILLED to announce our annual PTO Right to Read Week happening March 18 through March 22, 2024, featuring award-winning author Jerry Craft!!! Mr. Craft will be visiting Hudson Middle School on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

    • Author Visit
      • Special thanks to our AMAZING Hudson PTO and Kiwanis of Hudson for providing the funding to bring this author to HMS for our middle school students! How fortunate are our students to be surrounded by this community of support!  HMS Author Visit Flyer
      • Jerry Craft is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the New Kid series. New Kid is the only graphic novel in history to win the John Newbery Medal for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature (2020)! Additional awards include (among many others) the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and the 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Award! And, recently, “Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to New Kid, with LeBron James’ The Spring Hill Company on board to develop and produce. Craft will be an executive producer” (www.jerrycraft.com, 2024). 
    • One Book One School,  Day of Reading: New Kid
      • We are so grateful to share even more amazing news! This year, each student will receive a complimentary copy of New Kid (Book 1 in the series), for our March 15 One Book One School Day of Reading!! This is thanks to GENEROUS grant-funding from Hudson PTO, Kiwanis of Hudson, Hudson League for Service, and the Maltz Museum!!
      • Students will have the option to donate their book back to HMS for use by future students, if they’d like to at the end of the day.
    • Book Sale: March 13 - 19
      • In conjunction with the author visit, Hudson PTO is offering the two additional books in Craft’s New Kid series: Class Act (Book 2) and School Trip (Book 3) for student purchase.
      • This in-person sale will occur at HMS before school in the Commons between March 13 - March 19 and during lunches those same days at our PTO Bookstore. 
      • No pre-sale orders will take place. 
      • Students who purchase Book 2 and/or Book 3 from the PTO Book Sale will be able to have their books signed by Mr. Craft! 

    Please watch for Right to Read daily happenings and activities coming soon, in connection with our HMS March Kindness Month efforts. To learn more about the author and Right to Read Week, please contact Leah Anglin-Walsh at anglinwalsh@gmail.com or Marra Teti at marrateti@gmail.com 


    HMS Staff Shout Outs: 

    • Has an HMS staff member made a difference for your child? We love to show appreciation for our amazing staff at HMS! Here’s an opportunity to share more personally if a staff member has made a difference, no matter how big or small. I will be sure to recognize their efforts individually and quietly. HMS Staff Shout Out Google Form