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It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up the second marking period and are halfway through the academic school year. While it may still feel like there is a long way to go with this school year, a lot of hard work has already taken place. Kudos to everyone for their hard work to date. And I promise, more daylight is coming soon.

We talk a lot about community here. I just want to take a minute to remind you that we aim to support the community beyond the classrooms, fields, and courts. There are many services available to assist you along the way, from academic support to health and wellness. Please reach out to your building’s counselor or use the following link if you would like to inquire about services. We are all in this together as Tigers.

Care Solace

If you need mental health or substance use support, Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance. Hudson Falls Central School District partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members.

If you or a family member are looking for help and would like to use Care Solace to find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Snowflake Shake at the Middle School

The annual semi-formal dance “The Snowflake Shake” will take place on Friday, February 2 at the Middle School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This dance is hosted by Team Oswego and is open to our 7th and 8th graders. Tickets are $10 and include snacks, pizza, a photo booth, dancing and prizes. Every purchase includes one raffle ticket and students may pay $12 for entry and receive 10 raffle tickets. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Monday 1/29 through Friday 2/2. Dust off your dancing shoes and take advantage of this special evening.

Varsity Reads

Despite it being Regents and midterm testing week at the high school, some athletes from our winter sports programs took time to visit our elementary schools, reading to our “little” Tigers. I would like to extend thanks to Mrs. Middleton, elementary counselor, and Mr. Carpenter, Athletic Director, for collaborating and providing this remarkable opportunity for our students. I would also like to pass along my gratitude to the following students for taking time to read on behalf of their sports program: 

  • Wrestling – Colin and Jesse
  • Boys Basketball – Brady, Victor and Ethan
  • Girls Basketball – Ella, Abigail, Seneca and Madalyn
  • Indoor Track – David and Sheniqua

Community Tailgate Tonight

Mother Nature is serving up a mild January evening to join in the Girls’ Basketball festivities.  Starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Franklin Street parking lot, games, music, food, and fun will be offered free to all who attend.  Immediately following, we invite you to cheer on both our J.V. and Varsity girls basketball teams in the HS gym for senior night. Go Tigers! 

School, District & Community Calendar 

January Athletics: Click here to access all Hudson Falls Tiger contests

Friday, January 26, 2024: *New Date* Community Tailgate, Franklin St. parking lot at the High School/Gymnasium, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 2, 2024:The Snowflake Shake for 7-8 graders, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 10, 2024:Sweetheart Dance for PS Students, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Primary School

Tuesday, February 13, 2024: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the High School Library Team Room

Monday, February 19, 2024 – Friday, February 23, 2024: Mid-Winter Recess, No School

Sunday, February 25, 2024: Evangeleanah Marshall Benefit, Sully’s West, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 8, 2024: Superintendent Conference Day, No Classes 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the High School Library Team Room

Friday, March 15, 2024: Culture Fair, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the High School


All the best,


Dan Ward, Superintendent 


a photo collage of high school athletes reading to elementary children