Hudson Middle School News

Daily Announcements for Thursday, April 17, 2014    This is a No Friday week

New!  There is no practice for the Power of the Pen team today. 

The 7th Grade + 3rd period 6th Grade Band Concert will be next Monday, 4/21/14 at 7:00pm in the HMS Auditorium.  The 8th Grade + 5th period 6th grade Band Concert will be next Tuesday, 4/22/14 in 7:00pm in the HMS Auditorium.

There will be an informational meeting with high school gymnastic coach, Randi Chepke, after school on Thursday, 4/17/14, for any girl who interested in finding out more info about the high school gymnastics program.

Everyone thinks they are safe. But are you?  Monday, April 21 at the HHS media center come to view an interactive display representing a teenager’s bedroom where drug and alcohol items are Hidden in Plain Sight presented by the Copley and Bath Police Depts.  Additionally, an Internet Safety program will be presented. Hear John Galonski, deputy chief assistant prosecutor in Summit County share education and safety tips about how kids can be safe on the Internet. This event is sponsored by Community of Concern a Community First Program. The doors open at 6:15 for the room viewing. Programs will run 7-8:00pm and 8-9:00pm.

Attention 8th grade parents! The 8th Grade Lock-in will be here before you know it! Parent volunteer Jennifer Villa Podoll would like to begin gathering photos for the 8th Grade Video.  Please e-mail no more than 6 photos by April 20th to:  

Attention 8th graders and parents!   The 8th Grade Lock-In, “Summer Nights, City Lights, Road Trip to 2018”, will be held on Friday, May 2nd from 8pm – 11pm at the Middle School.  Tickets are $20 and will be sold  April 15–17th and April 23-25th during 8th grade lunch. No tickets will be sold at the door. Student ID, a parent-signed Registration Form and a check for $20 will be needed to purchase a ticket. Checks should be made payable to Hudson City Schools.  THE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ALL FOOD AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE EVENING. Let's hit the road and see where it takes us! Note that the correct e-mail address to send pictures is

Do you remember how much fun you had shopping for books at the McDowell Used Book Sale when you were in third grade?  Please bring in your used books that are used first through fifth grade reading levels to donate to this year’s book sale at McDowell.  There will be a collection box in the office.  The sale is April 22-24 so please bring in your books before April 18.  All proceeds go towards McDowell classroom libraries.  For further details, please visit Hudson PTO or contact Laura Jones with questions.

We are asking all interested 7th Graders to create an original design for their 8th Grade t-shirt and the 2014-2015 Student Planner. Entry forms will be located by the Student Resource Center. All entries will be considered and the top 6 t-shirt designs will be on display for you to vote on in May. You can turn in as many designs as you would like and we hope that everyone turns in at least one! Deadline is April 25th!

We wanted to remind students and parents of our Dress Code policy at HMS now that the weather is starting to get warmer! 

Middle School have established the following standards:

1.      Shorts and skirts will be permitted as long as they are appropriate for school and no shorter than mid-thigh (longer than fingertip length).

2.    All shirts must have sleeves and cover the shoulders, chest, and waistline.  Sleeveless shirts, tank tops and camisoles are not permitted.

3.      Yoga pants and leggings must be worn with shorts or a skirt over them.

4.      Footwear should be appropriate and safe for school.  Slippers are not permitted.

5.      Special permission must be granted by Administration for hats, bandannas and pajama pants to be worn during the school day.

In any case where a question exists regarding the application of the Dress Code policy, the final determination will rest with the Administration

The 4kids committee has introduced a new program at HMS! We have developed a partnership with a small electronics company called Planet Green. Students have the opportunity to bring in old ink, laser-jet and toner cartridges (Sealed in a plastic baggie) as well as small electronics such as old cell phones. We will collect items during lunches. Students who bring in items will receive a raffle ticket for chance to win prizes/gift cards donated by Hudson merchants.

Athletic Fees for Spring Sports are due on Friday, April 4, 2014.  Click here to pay online or send your payment to the main office.  Thank you!

Blackboard Message 3/31/14

Dear Hudson Middle School families,

This is Dr. Kim Cockley, the principal of Hudson Middle School, with an important reminder of our procedures for student drop off and pick up.  We need your help in implementing this plan to ensure that students are never crossing in front of a moving vehicle.  In addition, if your child rides with another individual, please alert that driver to the appropriate procedures.  The information, including a simple visual, is available on our website, but please note specifically that:

·       Parents dropping off or picking up students must enter from Aurora Street to Franklin Street, and follow the lane to the right of the sidewalk nearest the garages.  Parents will then turn right at the stop sign at the end of the garages and exit onto Oviatt Street.

·       Students should exit or enter the vehicles from the sidewalk between the garages and the staff parking lot, and utilize the crosswalk.

Again, these procedures ensure that students are never crossing in front of a moving vehicle.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in support of the safety of all of our children.  Have a great day, and thank you! Please click here to view our current drop off procedures.

The Hudson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will award the 2014 Teacher of the Year Award to two teachers who exemplify excellence in creativity, innovation, and initiative.  In addition and new this year, we will also be recognizing a Staff Member of the Year for their work in helping our schools run so smoothly. For more information on this award and nomination forms, click here.

Student Fees Thanks to everyone who has paid their student, activity and athletic fees for the 2013-1314 school year!  This guarantees that your child will be able to participate in upcoming field trips and field days. In case you haven't paid your fees, it's not too late!  Click here to pay online or send your payment to the main office.  Thank you!

Parent Drop Off Reminder  Please click here to view our current drop off procedures.

Student  BYOD Wi-Fi is now active for all HMS students.  You must sign up online here, print out the parent permission form on the last page, and turn it into the main office prior to receiving access. After completing this process, if you need help getting your device on the wireless network, assistance is available in the media center.

For information about the school breakfast program, click here

To see the Hudson Middle School afternoon bus line-up, please click here.

You can now follow Hudson Middle School on Twitter @hudsonohHMS.


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Last Updated April 10th, 2014

Announcing “Summer Nights, City Lights: Road Trip to 2018”, the much-anticipated 8TH GRADE end of the year LOCK – IN party! It will be held on Friday, May 2nd from 8PM until 11PM at the Hudson Middle School. All Hudson 8th grade middle school students are invited to attend this exciting annual event. The evening will include music, dancing, games, contests, prizes, food, and beverages. Tickets and registration forms will be available in April. But our committees are already working hard, and we need your help in order to make this event a success for this year’s eighth grade class! There are many ways that you can volunteer, big and small! Please click here for more information on the event and to download a volunteer/donation form.

FROM THE PRIZE COMMITTEE: At the 8th Grade Lock-In, prizes will be given throughout the night by random drawings. To make the evening a “winning” night for many, parents can donate items to give away such as gift cards, movie passes, merchandise, tickets to sporting events, spirit wear, etc. These donations can be put in the box marked “PRIZES” in the school office OR mailed to Lisa Charpentier (675 Westbrook Way, Hudson). If you have any questions about prizes, please contact the coordinator, Lisa Charpentier (234-380-3075 OR

On August 22, 2013, students attended grade level assemblies focused on behavioral expectations and changes made to the student handbook, including the dress code and the electronic device policy.  These policies are listed in the student handbook. To view the presentation, click here.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. To help prevent activities that could negatively impact our schools, we have worked many years with Security Voice, Safe Schools Helpline, an outside company, with no ties to our schools. This is an anonymous helpline that you can use to let us know about and try to prevent problems before they occur. We have added a new "Safe Schools Helpline" button (white with red letters) on the main page of the district web site and on each building's web page. Listed on the page are three ways, either phone, text or Internet, to report acts such as violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, sexual harassment, weapons, bully behavior, etc.  If you are not comfortable reporting these types of incidence, or information to our staff, please consider using this secure, anonymous service. Please, if you see, read, or hear something that threatens our school safety, please say something!

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