The Gerald M. Reeves High School Media Centers Opens with Fanfare!
About the Media Center
The Hudson City School District is proud to dedicate its newly renovated High School Media Center to former and long-time Superintendent Gerald M. Reeves. Nearly 125 people attended the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, August 20, 2018. The High School Media Center is the heart of the school, where learning can come to life in an open and experiential space. Students come to the media center to research, collaborate, study, create, and share ideas. Students see the media center as a quiet place to study, a place for lively collaboration, a place to relax in thoughts, and a place to dive into passions. Students truly live in the Media Center.
The Media Center provides students with different areas to engage in their high school life. The Media Center project created four new learning spaces to house 3D zSpace technology, videoconferencing technology, and a small mac lab. The area encompasses a large group instructional space and two small collaboration spaces where students can have a more quiet area for independent or group study. The Media Center also features a Digital Den for virtual learning and a makers space that provides students with a means to create capstone pieces for student-driven project.
The project also included new carpet, LED lighting, painting, and some new furniture. Many of the walls are also painted with writable paint for dynamic learning, collaboration, and reflection.
It is the first project to be completed as part of the District's Master Facility Plan.
About Gerald M. Reeves
A Legacy of Educational Leadership and Vision Dedicated to all Hudson Students, Staff and Community Superintendent 1981–1993
Assistant Superintendent 1973–1980
Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal 1957–1972
Gerald M. Reeves, “Jerry”, was inducted into the Distinguished Hall of Fame in 2013, having led the Hudson City School District through unprecedented growth. He was involved in the building of Hudson High School: all three phases of former Junior High School, now East Woods; the building of McDowell Elementary, two additions to the former High School, now the Middle School; Lavelli Stadium; the former field house; and the Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium.
In 1984, under the direction of Jerry Reeves and the standard of excellence set forth by Hudson teachers, students and community, Hudson High School and Junior High School, became one of the first schools in the nation to be selected by the United States Department of Education for recognition in the Secondary Schools Excellence in Education Program.
During his tenure as superintendent, he created the Hudson Public Schools Endowment Fund, which provides thousands of dollars of scholarships each year to graduating seniors. Established in 1990, the endowment fund received its first gift from Donald Barlow, a 1933 graduate of Hudson High School, in memory of his wife, Emily.
“Our schools success and reputation are built on the quality of our students and the foresight of our leaders. Jerry Reeves stands at the top as an example of an educational leader whose vision has been the foundation of all that is represented in our Hudson Schools today.” – Ed Sogan, President of the Hudson City Schools Foundation and Chairman of the Hudson Hall of Fame Induction Committee Hudson
Board of Education Resolution of Commemoration, June 25, 2018
Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, August 20, 2018
Board of Education: David Zuro, President, Steve DiMauro, Vice President, James Field, Thomas Tobin, and Alisa Wright
Superintendent: Phillip Herman
Treasurer Kathryn Sines
Principal Brian Wilch