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

    Week of March 4, 2024
    Such an honor to recognize HMS 8th grade students Brendan and Katherine at the OMLA Breakfast of Champions! Celebrating 36 incredible students from middle schools throughout all of northeastern Ohio, for character, service, leadership, and scholarship! These two students are so inspiring!

    Celebrating our February Students Making a Difference! Thank you to these incredible students who are kind, inclusive, welcoming, hard-working, and so much more! You make a positive difference in our school and community!

    Our students begin a project connected to the community of Hudson! Painting rocks with positive messages to be part of the "365-Day Kindness Rock Garden......Take One, Leave One, Share One and Help Spread Kindness All Year Long" endeavor. So happy to contribute to this incredible effort to spread kindness in our community!
    Math students reflecting on their recent assessments. What are your strengths, what areas do you need to continue to practice, how did you study, and is there anything you want to tell the teacher?
    In Medical Detectives, students experiment on brain tissue with our special guest, Mrs. Callahan, who presented an Intro to Immunohistochemistry!
    8th grade Health & Wellness students practice a number of strategies to relieve stress! After studying mental health, students enjoyed the opportunity to try some strategies to keep calm! 
    6th grade students collaborate in our flexible Team Learning Area while they research Global Issues and youth changemakers in preparation for writing an eBook on a topic of choice!
    Supporting and celebrating inclusion in our school and community! Students add their thumbprint heart to the Summit DD banner!

    Important Notes:

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


    Quarter 3 Report Cards:

    • Quarter 3 report cards will be available next Friday, 3/15, at 4:00pm in HAC. 

    • Each quarter, the report card is available electronically by clicking on the Grades icon in HAC. Once there, click on the Print button in the upper right corner to view the Report Card on our official middle school report card template. You can then choose to print, save, or simply view the report card. . 

    • A paper copy of the report card is sent home for the first and last quarter of the school year.

    • At Hudson Middle School, we calculate Honor Rolls for Semester 1 and Semester 2.


    Campus Traffic Safety:

    • Our students have been instructed that, if they are walking home or to an after school event, they should exercise extreme caution when crossing an intersection and at crosswalks. This week, we had a report of a concern at the driveway entrance/exit from the middle school to Oviatt Street.

    • We are asking drivers to drive slowly and cautiously through our campus, alert for students who may be walking.

    • Thank you for keeping everyone safe!


    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!


    3/15 - 3/22 Homeroom Competition for POE Day and Right to Read Week Dress Up Theme Days!

    Starting Friday, 3/15, through Friday, 3/22, we'll hold a friendly competition ​among homerooms in each grade level to help inspire participation in our POE Day and Right to Read Week themed days! We truly appreciate your support, encouragement, and participation! 
    • Friday: POE Shirts! Wear your Never Stop Exploring shirts to celebrate our PreK-12 community!
    • Monday: Cozy Clothes! Wear your PJs or comfy clothes, to celebrate the New Kid characters feeling more comfortable in their school and with each other! 
    • Tuesday: Be Inspired Day! Wear a shirt that shares a positive message! Inspire others, and be inspired yourself!
    • Wednesday: Share your Passion Day! The New Kid characters connect with others as they learn about their areas of interest and passion. Today, wear clothing that shows others what YOU care about: art, music, sports, organizations, and so much more!  
    • Thursday: You are a Light! Each of you brightens our school in your own way! Show us your brightest clothing and let your light shine!
    • Friday: Team Spirit Wear Shirts! Just as the New Kid characters come together, let’s come together by wearing our community/team shirt or Hudson attire. We love our HMS communities where our goal is that each student knows that they belong


    8th Grade T-Shirt: Class of 2028 - orders due by 3/15

    • 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


    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.


    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