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Volume 1, Issue 13
November 22, 2017

Superintendent's Message

Whether you are traveling or staying home this holiday week, I hope you are spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. I also hope that you will take time to celebrate the holiday by sharing with others the things in life that you cherish the most, the things that make you happy, and the things for which you are thankful.

Thank you for your friendship, partnership, commitment, and dedication to the students and families of the Hudson school community. I am thankful for all that you do!

Happy Thanksgiving! Go Hawks!!

Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

Celebrations and Updates

District Third Graders Visit Plimoth Plantation
3rd Grade students from Farley, Forest Avenue, and Mulready Elementary Schools recently visited Plimoth Plantation as part of their social studies curriculum on Massachusetts Cities, Towns: Geography and History. Students experienced life on a 17th-Century Wampanoag Homesite and 17th-Century English Village while engaging in hands-on history activities.
9th Graders Experience Local Government First Hand
On Monday, November 20th, 9th Grade Honors History students from Hudson High School attended the Hudson Special Town Meeting to experience democracy in action at the local government level.
Quinn Middle School STEM Egg Car Project
Quinn Middle School 7th Grade students in Mrs. Keck's Science class recently completed their Egg Car Crash Test Experiments. Students used engineering to design and create an egg car and physics equations to test its crashability by studying mass, momentum, impulse, and velocity. Students practiced with plastic eggs before the final run with a real egg.  The goal was to create an egg car that could ride down the ramp and protect the egg as it crashed into a small brick wall at the bottom of the ramp.
Hudson High School Student-Run Tech Support
With the addition of Chromebooks, and the new student information system Aspen, there has been an increased demand for tech support at Hudson High School. To address those needs, the high school created the Computer Techs in Action (CTIA) program. CTIA is a group of students who provide Chromebook, Aspen, and Google Classroom tech support to students and teachers. The help desk is located in the cafeteria and is staffed by student volunteers during lunch each day.
Hudson High School Teachers Present at Regional Conference
On October 20th, Hudson High School Social Studies teachers, Kiel Muarath and Jeff Kelly, presented a workshop at the fall Mass Council for Social Studies conference. Their workshop was called Roots of Citizenry: The Influence of Local History in Our Identity. In this workshop, participants learned practical teaching strategies to incorporate local history resources into their curriculum. Individuals acquired resources to examine the roots of their local identity, and strategies to teach these concepts to diverse learners. In the process, students will be able construct meaningful connections using local primary sources to the history, geography, and economics of their community.
Quinn Middle School Drama Society
The Quinn Middle School Drama Society students are rehearsing for their upcoming production SUPERHEROES - With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility. The full student cast list can be found here. You won't want to miss this hilarious play! The dates for the show are Thursday, November 30th & Friday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door.

Did you know....

Did you know these fun Thanksgiving Facts?
  • The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 and included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians and lasted three days.
  • Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who actually wrote the classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after writing letters for 17 years campaigning for this to happen.
  • There was no turkey on the menu at the first Thanksgiving.
  • No forks at the first Thanksgiving! The first Thanksgiving was eaten with spoons and knives — but no forks! That's right, forks weren't even introduced to the Pilgrims until 10 years later and weren't a popular utensil until the 18th century.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.

Upcoming Week's Events

Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st - Quinn Middle School Drama Club presents: SUPERHEROES - With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility. 7:00 p.m. 201 Manning Street. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door.

Saturday, December 2nd - Hudson Down Town Holiday Stroll from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Save the Date.

Follow upcoming events in town at: Hudson Public SchoolsHudson School Committee, Hudson Family NetworkTown of Hudson, Hudson Public Library, Hudson Historical Society, Hudson Recreation

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