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

    Week of April 8, 2024
    April 8, 2024 - incredible photo of the total eclipse in Hudson, Ohio! Courtesy of our amazing secretary, Mrs. Brodbeck!
    Congratulations to our March Students Making a Difference - and thank you for brightening our hallways and classrooms with your kindness, conscientious manner, and inclusivity! We appreciate you!
    Welcome future 6th graders! Our HMS Showcase and 5th Grade Orientation included student-led tours, a student panel, and performances and descriptions of our electives offerings! Thank you to all who made this event possible! 
    Health and Wellness students review their 24-hour food logs and then create a MyPlate visual depicting what they've eaten. They will use these to set goals for nutrition and wellness!
    Our Principal Advisory Committee (PAC) rocks! They have been focused all year with us on creating and furthering a sense of belonging for each student! Thank you, PAC!! You make a difference!
    Some of our HMS students attended Anatomy Camp, hosted at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, designed to inspire and educate! The day included hands-on experiences, interactive learning sessions, and mentorship from medical students.
    What a beautiful day to make our corner of the world better! HMS Builders Club members got up early and cleaned up Hudson Springs Park on Saturday! These kids are phenomenal!  Thank you, City of Hudson, for the supplies!

    Important Notes:

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


    Middle School Scheduling Information for 2024-25:

    • We are so fortunate to have electives options for our students to explore and develop areas of interest!
    • On Thursday, April 11, an email with detailed information was sent by Mr. Ganz or Mrs. Fitzgerald (depending on the grade level) to parents/guardians and students. 
    • On Friday, April 12, a Scheduling Google Form was shared with your child in Google Classroom. 
    • By Friday, April 19, completed Scheduling Google Forms are due.


    Upcoming ELA OSTs (Ohio State Tests):

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17, 2024, HMS will be participating in Ohio’s Statewide Tests (OST’s) in English Language Arts for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.  

    All students should bring: 

    • CHARGED iPad :-) [NOTE: The iPad should be updated to 17.1 or higher] 
    • iPad charger 
    • A pencil
    • A book to read silently after testing
    • No additional electronic devices other than iPads are permitted per testing rules.

    As with every day, students will perform their best with plenty of rest the night before, a well-balanced breakfast that morning, and prompt arrival to school each day of the test. As a reminder, testing begins at 8:00am each day.


    Math and Science OST Information:

    • Math OSTs will take place 4/23 and 4/24
    • 8th Grade Science OSTs will take place 4/25
    • More information will be shared as these dates near


    Hands of Gratitude Sponsorship:

    • Each year, we seek sponsorship in order to continue the life-changing Hands of Gratitude program that is part of our Service Learning & Careers Course at Hudson Middle School!

    • If you know of a person or organization who may be interested in supporting this program at our school, please feel free to pass this on. We've made the sponsorship even easier, through our simplified PaySchools link: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/32397 

    • Our students are making a difference and are so appreciative of your support!  

    • See our Hands of Gratitude Sponsorship flier for more details about this incredible program and how you can help!


    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