Last Friday while the students were enjoying a day off from classes, staff members from across the district came together to hear from Don Shomette about school safety and the measures that can be taken to create a better and safer school environment. His presentation, “Safe & Loved”, focused on ways to enhance our school’s culture through a number of effective safety filters. A very special thanks to Don for making Hudson Falls a stop on his schedule!
Spirit week kicked off last Thursday at the High School and on Tuesday at the Middle School. Students chose the themes of “Awareness Day” and “Twin Day” as a way to unite our students and staff. Friday’s pep rallies were full of friendly competitions and activities. Join us for Homecoming on Saturday (10/14) at noon on the Football Field for our game against Ichabod Crane. Following the game, high school students are invited back for their Homecoming semi-formal dance from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the HS gym. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Congratulations to our girls tennis team who captured a Section 2 runner-up finish in sectionals, losing in the championship match on Wednesday to defending champion Ichabod Crane 5-2. Our Tigers earned their spot in the championship by defeating Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 7-0 at home on Tuesday. Way to go girls!
It is hard to believe that fall sports are winding down already. Registration for JV/Varsity winter sports is now open on FamilyID. Registration for modified winter sports (grades 7 and 8) will open on October 27. If you need more information on anything athletics, including FamilyID registrations, visit our athletics webpage.
For our younger students that are not able to compete in interscholastic athletics, HFCSD Recreation has winter sign-ups available now. Visit the HFCSD Rec section on our website for easy online registration.
Halloween Craft Night
On Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., our elementary PTSA will be hosting a Halloween craft night for our Kindergarten Center families. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and join for a fun night of crafting and snacking. Admission is $2 per child or $5 per family. Come out for this fun evening to support the PTSA!
Hudson Falls Run 4 Kids
The Hudson Falls Teachers’ Association and the Hudson Falls Rotary Club are bringing back two long standing community events for the second consecutive year. The Operation Santa 5K and The Tony Luciano Run will take place on Sunday, November 12 at 10 a.m. by the Hudson Falls High School Franklin St. entrance. Proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Santa and the HF Rotary Club scholarship fund. For more information and to register for the event, click here.
School, District & Community Calendar
Saturday, October 14: Homecoming, Football vs. Ichabod Crane at 12:00 p.m. at the High School
Saturday, October 14: High School Homecoming Dance, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, October 16: Primary School Picture Day
Tuesday, October 17: Primary School Picture Day
Tuesday, October 17: Halloween Craft Night for KC families from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m at the Kindergarten Center
Wednesday, October 18: Financial Aid Parent Night for Jr. and Sr. families from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the HS Large Cafeteria
Thursday, October 19: Kindergarten Center Picture Day
Friday, October 20: Intermediate School Picture Day
Monday, October 23: Harvest Family Fun Night for PS families from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Primary School
Wednesday, October 25: Employee Flu Shot Clinic at Hudson Falls High School, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25: Science Research Parent Night for HS families from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m in the HS Large Cafeteria
Saturday, October 28: Trunk or Treat, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the High School Franklin St. side
Thursday, November 9: Early release drill. Buildings will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier.
Friday, November 10: Veterans Day Observed, no classes
Sunday, November 12: HF Community Run 4 Kids, 10:00 a.m at the High School Franklin St. side
Have a green and white weekend,
Dan Ward, Superintendent