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

    Week of February 26, 2024
    Students in Medical Detectives class are experiencing true hands-on learning, through dissection!
    Amazing opportunity!! Our students Zoom with students across the globe in Tanzania! Orkeeswa students and HMS students collaborate on their Agents of Change projects!
    "Thank you for being a friend!" Check out this great "photo booth" opp with Superintendent Addis visiting with one of our students!
    Ancient Egyptian Museum projects in 6th grade Social Studies! Students created amazing presentations, and then learned from their peers in a museum walk!
    How would the Preamble sound if it were written as a News Headline, or a Dear Diary entry, or a Haiku...? 8th grade History students delved into the meaning of the Preamble in a number of ways, to acquire deeper understanding.  
    The 8th Grade Choir LOVED performing for, and alongside, the HHS Choirs at the Concert of Choirs this week! What incredible music!
    Book talks in 6th grade, with students presenting and answering questions about their choice books. Great discussions about the love of books!!
    Our HMS PTO rocks! Thank you for organizing Friday night’s 7th and 8th grade White Out dance, so that our students could just have fun together! So many amazing volunteers who made this possible!

    Important Notes:

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


    Monday, March 4, 2024 is Inclusion Day!

    Students and staff in Hudson are encouraged to wear orange on Monday, March 4, as part of the Summit County-wide effort to kick off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and promote community inclusion. 

    • We will have an Inclusion Banner available in the Commons each morning, during the week of March 4, for students wishing to add their orange thumbprint heart, in support of inclusion!

    • Summit DD has also partnered with the Akron Zoo again for Inclusion Day. Wear ORANGE and get FREE admission March 2-4, 2024! (Parking is $3 in advance online or $5 at the door.) Get details about Inclusion Day at the Zoo!


    8th Grade T-Shirt: Class of 2028

    • Attention Parents of 8th Graders: The link to order your student’s HMS Class of 2028 shirt is now available.  Orders will be accepted through Friday, March 15, and will be distributed at HMS approximately two weeks after spring break.  Proceeds from the sale will help support the Class of 2028’s after-prom event.  

    • Click here to order now. 

    • If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Gorman in the main office at gormand@hudson.k12.oh.us


    2023-24 HMS Yearbook - Student Name

    • In our school yearbook, student names are typically printed as they appear on their birth certificate.

    • If the birth certificate name is OK to print for your child, you do not need to complete the form.  

    • If you prefer that a different name appear in the yearbook for your child, please complete this Google Form by March 8 (for example, if your child is known by their middle name rather than their first name). 

    • Thank you for your help with this as we create a book for our students that commemorates our school year together!


    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!


    March Kindness Month

    • Throughout the entire month of March, our focus will be on kindness, empathy, and belonging which are themes of the book New Kid, by author and illustrator Jerry Craft, who will be visiting our school on March 19! Of course, our goal is that every month is kindness month at HMS! :-)

    • Check out our March Kindness Month schedule of events, including kindness-themed lesson plans for Team Advisory, themed dress-up days for Right to Read Week, and a day of reading/activities with New Kid on Empathetic Contributor Day (Friday, March 15) in preparation for the author visit.

    • A HUGE THANK YOU to our donors (including PTO, Kiwanis, Hudson League for Service, and the Maltz Museum) for grant funding to provide a copy of the book for EACH student! For graphic novels, this is especially important so students can interpret meaning from the text as well as the images. Students may then choose to donate their copy back to the school to benefit future students.


    Panorama Survey - March 20 during FOCUS: 

    • On February 15, 2024, communication was sent by Jennifer Reece to families of students in grades 3-12 about our upcoming Spring Panorama Survey. Information from this survey provides us with valuable information about the effectiveness of our programming, helps us to create additional learning opportunities, and guides us in creating safe and supportive learning environments.

    • At HMS, we will be administering the survey during FOCUS on Wednesday, March 20.

    • If you would like to opt your child out of the survey, but have not yet notified me this school year and received a reply, please email Kim Cockley, HMS Principal, via email at cockleyk@hudson.k12.oh.us by Friday, March 1. We appreciate you letting us know annually, because preferences and situations sometimes change. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


    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 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