HHS Round Robin

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


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Upcoming Events:


Friday, March 12 ~ Sophomore Online Movie Night at 7:00 pm (see related article)


Friday, April 2 ~ No School


Wednesday, April 7 ~ No School - Staff Professional Development


Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23 ~ No School - April Vacation


Thursday, April 29 ~ Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (see related article)

Spring and Summer Opportunities for Students

Below are three separate opportunities available to Hudson High School students that are free to attend (or have the potential for a scholarship)

Babson College Sustainability Forum (March 16-20)

The 15th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum will take place online March 16th - 20th! This year's event features a four day speaker series with leaders in sustainable fashion, food upcycling, impact investing, CSR, and more! And yes, there will be networking as well! We will end the week with a sustainable design-thinking challenge on water, where teams will compete for a cash prize of $500.


Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/dd09aa38-93cb-44ae-96b4-e176e3500ce1/summary


More information (club website): https://www.bseclub.org/babson-sustainability-forum-2021

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is currently accepting applications!

Their Summer Immersion Program is a free 2-week virtual program and we encourage eligible 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students to apply.

  • Participation is 100% free & Girls Who Code provides need-based tech access support!
  • Participants learn HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills and don’t need any prior experience!
  • Qualifying applicants can apply for need-based stipends of up to $300!


The application deadline is March 19th!



Why should you join Girls Who Code this summer?

· Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills to make an impact on what matters to you. Not a coder yet? No problem!

· Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and make lifelong friendships!

· Meet women in tech from top corporations like Disney, AT&T, Twitter & more.

· You can join for free! Plus, Girls Who Code will provide need-based tech support for those who qualify.


Join an information session

AI (Artificial Intelligence) Summer Camp

AI Camp is offering scholarships for their summer program. In this 3 week summer program, you will get to learn machine learning and create an impressive AI product. No coding experience is needed. To apply for the scholarship, go to this address. The application deadline is 3/21. With the full scholarship, you get to enjoy this $2,000 USD program for free. AI Camp was founded by Stanford Ph.Ds and advised by a Stanford Professor and CTOs from Silicon Valley."

The Scribbler Call for Submissions


The Scribbler is open for general submissions to our online journal. We are seeking creative writing pieces that span the gamut from short fiction to memoir to poetry and beyond. We also invite you to submit artwork and photos using a shareable pdf, jpeg or other accessible format for image sharing. Include your name, grade level, and email/phone contact information with your submission.


Send your work to Ms. Hobbs at chobbs@student.hudson.k12.ma.us. We look forward to showcasing a wide representation of our whole community.


Reach out to Ms. Hobbs at chobbs@student.hudson.k12.ma.us if you have questions.

Writing Contest Winners Announced


The Scribbler is pleased to announce the winners of our Annual Writing Contest 2020-2021.


Nonfiction

First Place: “They Were My Friends,” Melody Uribe

Second Place: “ Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” Thuy-Tien Nguyen

Third Place: “Controversial Dress Codes,” Haley Gould


Fiction

First Place: “Twisted,” Dylon Medeiros


Poetry

First Place (2 awards given): “Passing Tranquility,” Ian Ludlam; “Search Party,” Alessa Maiuri

Second Place: “Home is My Culture,” Maria Borges

Third Place (2 awards given): “The Mirror,” Molly Fahey; “Queen,” Eduardo De Sousa Meinberg


Honorable Mentions

“Beach Delight,” Jake Bater; “The Astronauts,” Rebeca Brun Da Silva; “The Beatles,” Dhiogo De Oliveira


Congratulations to our first, second, and third place winners and to those students receiving honorable mention. We are delighted to see the wonderful work of Hudson High’s writing community represented in our print and online journal due out in May 2021.


Thank you to the editorial staff who make this journal possible:

Ilan Levine (Editor-in-Chief)

Gemma Grant

Anna Helble

Jane Jeudy

Emma Leonardo

Michael Peckham

Cyan Prather

Olivia Scafidi

Ms. Carol Hobbs (teacher-advisor)

Math Department Celebrates Pi Day!


Pi Day is coming on Sunday, March 14th! To celebrate the day, Table Talk Pies has generously donated a number of snack sized pies to HHS. They will be distributed to interested students at dismissal on Friday, March 12th (for Cohorts B and C) and Monday, March 15th (for Cohort A). We hope you pick one up on your way out of the building and enjoy Pi Day!

Sophomore Movie Night


The Class of 2023 officers are hosting an online movie night on Friday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. We will be watching the film "Harriet." Sophomores should check their email for an invite to a google classroom with information about how to watch the movie with your classmates on Friday night. Email Ms. Nielsen with any questions (wbnielsen@hudson.k12.ma.us).

Last Chance to Order a Senior Sweatshirt or T-Shirt


Didn't get a chance to get your senior sweatshirt or t-shirt last round??? Here's your last chance....


We have been asked to do a Class of 2021 Apparel Re-Launch. Senior students who didn’t purchase a sweatshirt or t-shirt will have another opportunity.


Order now until Saturday, March 20th. The cost is $35 for sweatshirt and $15 for a t-shirt. Make sure you order the correct size! Orders will be delivered before April vacation. The class must sell at least 14 items in order for any apparel to be printed and delivered. Order yours today by clicking here.

Wednesday Morning Lights

A student produced news show featuring HHS highlights of the week.
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Jr. Boosters Food Drive


Please join the Jr. Boosters in collecting food and monetary donations for families through the Hudson COVID-19 Food Relief. Donations can be made through Venmo or PayPal at hudsonboosters. Please put Spring Meals in the comment section.


Spring-themed Goody Bags for children of all ages throughout our community will also be available. Food donations or monetary donations are not required to receive a goody bag.


Drop off boxes for food will be located at 15 John Robinson Drive, Hudson. Donation drop off and goody bag pick up is March 13th through March 16th.


If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at hhsjrboosters@gmail.com. Members of the Jr. Boosters thank you for your help!

HHS Home & School Association


The Home & School Association is looking for a fourth volunteer to join our senior scholarship review committee. Help us read HHS Home & School scholarship applications and essays to choose 4 recipients. We would meet in early April to receive the completed applications and will need to finalize the review by mid April. Parents of seniors are exempt. If interested, please email us at HHS_HAS@hudson.k12.ma.us.

School Counseling Department


The College Panel Night recording from March 4 is available on YouTube for anyone who wasn’t able to join us! We are so grateful for the expertise of the college admission counselors who joined us for this program.


Virtual SAT Prep Course

A virtual SAT Prep course will be offered to all juniors this spring. The prep course will prepare students for the SAT test that juniors will take this spring. The SAT test scores are an important piece to the college admission program. Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting March 10th and run for eight Wednesdays until May 5th from 3:00-6:00pm. Classes are not held over April vacation week. The practice tests can be taken in person at school since the SAT exam is still an in person paper/pencil test or we can give it to students to take at home. If you are interested in taking the class and would like more information on course fee and registration, please email Angie Flynn at awilcox@hudson.k12.ma.us.


Spring 2021 Virtual College Fairs

Spring 2021 Virtual College Fairs: various options available January-May! Look at our website for more information about registering for the NACAC National College Fairs, Big Future Days by College Board, and the Sudbury Education Resource Fund College Fair Week!


Need information or support regarding the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- the college financial aid application)?

Recordings of past webinars for Massachusetts FAFSA Day are available online.

Additional webinars about financial aid are available here.


$2500 scholarship grant to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9 -12). Go to website for details: Cirkled In Scholarship Page.


Charles W. Eliott II Scholarship for Seniors


School Counseling website

Instagram and Facebook

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, April 29


Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Thursday evening, April 29 from 6:30-8:30pm. Online registration will open at 8:00am on Thursday, April 15 and close at 11:00pm on Tuesday, April 27. The link to register for a conference will be included in the April 14 Round Robin.

How to Get Student Technology Support

HPS Technology Device Repair Form

If a student is experiencing technical issues with a district-issued device, students/parents must fill out this online repair form.


After filling out the online repair form, the student/family must bring the device to their school’s main office. The Technology Department will pick up the device, conduct an evaluation, repair the device, and send an email to the student/family when the device can be picked up from the main office of the student’s school.


Aspen Account Issues

If parents/students are experiencing problems with their Aspen Account, they should send an email to aspenhelp@hudson.k12.ma.us.


Google ID Account Issues

Problems with a student's Google ID, please send an email to chromebook_rts@hudson.k12.ma.us. Questions concerning the repair status of a student's device can also be emailed to this same email address.

Class Dues


Hudson High School students in grades 9-12 are assessed annual class dues. Dues are collected annually, rather than in one lump sum in senior year, to help families better manage expenses such as graduation caps and gowns and yearbooks which are not included in the school department budget.


Class dues have been set at $35.00 for freshmen, sophomores and juniors and $40 for seniors. Class dues payments can be paid with a credit card on your child's MySchoolBucks account or by submitting a check made payable to Hudson High School to the appropriate class treasurer or advisor. Please be sure to include your child's name and YOG in the memo section if paying by check.

After School Help Available on Google Meet!


Reminder for students and families: All teachers offer after school help on Google Meet. Students can contact individual teachers for more information about their weekly extra help schedule. Click here for a list of teacher emails.

Links to Important Information


Still haven't signed up to review your student's grades, assignments, and attendance? Click here to access the link to the Aspen Family Portal.


Need a Work Permit? Click on the appropriate language to obtain a MA Employment Workers Permit in English | Portuguese | Spanish. Bring the completed work permit to Mrs. Ahearn in the School Counseling Office for processing.


Find out what’s going on at Hudson High here.

Check out the Hudson High School website here.

Click here to view the updated HPS School Year Calendar.

Click here to view the HHS staff email directory.

Click here to view the 2020-2021 HHS Program of Studies.

To view a list of HHS Extra-curricular Activities and Clubs, click here.


View Hudson High School Bus Routes, Policies and Procedures here.


Become an Athletic Booster member: Click here for a Membership Form.

Add These Important Websites to your Favorites


www.hudson.k12.ma.us - Hudson Public Schools website where you will find the school year calendar, bus routes, staff email and telephone directory, HHS Student/Parent Handbook, HHS Program of Studies, Athletic Registration, and Parent/Teacher Conference links, Summer Reading information, etc.


www.mwlma.org - Hudson High School's Calendar of Events including athletic events. Sign-up to receive notification via email/text message of postponement/cancellations of athletic events.

www.MIAA.net - Get the best directions to area schools and athletic facilities / MIAA Handbook


www.hhshawksboosters.com/ - Information regarding Hudson High School's Athletic Boosters/Junior Booster Clubs.