HHS Round Robin
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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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
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.
More information (club website): https://www.bseclub.org/babson-sustainability-forum-2021
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
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!
- 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?
· 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 email@example.com. We look forward to showcasing a wide representation of our whole community.
Reach out to Ms. Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Writing Contest Winners Announced
The Scribbler is pleased to announce the winners of our Annual Writing Contest 2020-2021.
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
First Place: “Twisted,” Dylon Medeiros
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
“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)
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 (email@example.com).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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)?
$2500 scholarship grant to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9 -12). Go to website for details: Cirkled In Scholarship Page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google ID Account Issues
Problems with a student's Google ID, please send an email to email@example.com. Questions concerning the repair status of a student's device can also be emailed to this same email address.
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.