December 2017 Students of the Month were presented with a plaque and a certificate at the January 8, 2018 Board meeting. Parker Seeger, 5th grade, Lincoln Elementary, Ellie Schutte, 7th grade, Hudson Middle School, Liberty Mohr, 10th grade, Hudson High School and Gabrielle Daniels, 9th grade, CSI. Congratulations!
From the desk of: Superintendent Dr. Michael Osborne
RE: School Board Recognition Month - January 2018
As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. They are alternately described as having the most important volunteer jobs in the country and facing the toughest challenge in elected American government. Yet school board members are just ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our nation’s public schools. All Michigan citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and the crucial role they play in the education of our children.
Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are deeply rooted in U.S. tradition. It’s the foundation on which our democracy was built. Today local school boards continue to do the most important work of their communities—that of educating our youth.
Their job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate for continuous improvement in student learning. The job of a school board member is tough, the hours long and the thanks few and far between. Too often we’re quick to criticize school board members without really understanding the complex nature of their decisions. Now’s the time to thank them for their untiring efforts.
School board members come from a variety of backgrounds, yet they share a common goal—helping students achieve in school and life. As a state, Michigan has faced many challenges, but the key to a brighter future is a strong public education system.
We often forget about the personal sacrifices school board members make. Board members contribute hundreds and hundreds of hours each year leading their districts. The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend leading their districts. Collectively, they spend more than 7,500 hours on professional development to keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership, are deeply involved in community activities and spend many hours at extracurricular events. They continually advocate for the children of our state, and in the past year school board members made more than 1,100 passionate pleas to legislators, speaking out against budget cuts and pushing for smart reforms.
The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. In January, join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools.
Thank you to the Hudson Area Schools Board of Education for all that you do for our students, our staff and our community!
November 2017 Students of the Month were presented with a plaque and a certificate at the December 11, 2017 Board meeting. Annalyse Ames, 7th grade, Hudson Middle School, Jacob Pickford, 5th grade, Lincoln Elementary, and Chase Edmonson, 9th grade, Hudson High School.
Congratulations to Varsity Football Head Coach Chris Luma! He has been informed that he will be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Congratulations Coach Luma, this is a well deserved honor!
HEF awards financial scholarships to graduating Seniors at Hudson High School at the annual Kiwanis Scholastic Honors Banquet in May. The application is open through December 15, 2017. Last year, over $70,000 was awarded to students. Check out the website for more information.
The Lincoln Drama Club is presenting "Jackie and the Beanstalk" on Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th at 7:00 PM in the MS gym. Tickets are $3.00 each and will be on sale starting tomorrow in the elementary office. Tickets will also be sold at elementary parent/teacher conferences tomorrow evening and Thursday afternoon by some of our actors/actresses. If you have any questions please call the office at 448-8912 ext. 248 or 242.
We hope to see everyone at the play!
National Honor Society is sponsoring a Blood Drive next Tuesday, November 28th. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are more than welcome. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact Jeff Webb, teacher and NHS advisor, at email@example.com or (517)448-8912, ext. 246. Thank you for your support!
October Students of the Month were presented with a certificate and plaque at the November 13th Board of Education meeting:
Elementary: Jordan Davis, 5th Grade, Mrs. Strodtman
Middle School: Maize Sholl, 8th Grade, Mrs. Mason & Mr. Reincke
High School: Dylan Cuykendall, 12th Grade, Mrs. Aube
Missing from photo: CSI: Nicholas Dowd, 12th Grade, Mr. Jones
Hudson Area Schools, with much help from Lincoln Elementary and 4th Grade Teacher Amy Leffel, honored all Veterans on Friday, November 10th at the annual Veteran's Day Assembly. The assembly took place at the High School Gymnasium. Thank you to the students, staff and Veterans who particiated in the event. Hudson Area Schools would like offer their gratitide to all Veterans for their service to our country and our people. Your sacrifice is appreaciated and will never be forgotten.
Great day for Hudson Cross Country at the D4 State Finals at MIS on Saturday, November 4th. The girls placed 4th! Senior Sydney Feekings earned All State Honors. The boys placed 17th with senior Dan Holder receiving All State Honors also. Congratulations to all runners and coaches!