Talking HF Tigers 12/1

Welcome to December! During the holiday season, the Hudson Falls Central School District hosts many holiday-themed events for the community. Make sure to stay updated on any upcoming events by checking out our calendar and social media. As always, we will inform you of any upcoming activities in our weekly editions of the “Talking HF Tigers”!

UPK – 5 Parent Teacher Conferences 

Next week beginning Tuesday, December 5 through Friday, December 8 our elementary schools will have half-days to accommodate parent teacher conferences. This affects the Kindergarten Center, Primary School and Intermediate School for students in UPK through 5th grade.  Dismissals and information for each building is as follows:

KC – Dismissal will be at noon. There will be no AM UPK on Dec. 5 and 6. There will be no PM UPK on Dec. 7 and 8.

PS – Dismissal at noon, 1st grade parent pick up at 12:05 p.m., 2nd grade grade parent pick up at 12:10 p.m., and 3rd grade parent pick up at 12:15 p.m. 

IS – Dismissal at noon.

Hudson Falls Holiday Events This Weekend

On Saturday, December 2, the Hudson Falls Middle School will host their Basket Raffle from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. They will auction away over 50 baskets, with all proceeds benefiting our Middle School Student Council and the Parent Teacher Student Organization. This year, they will be offering a secondhand shop in the gymnasium where students and community members can come to shop for holiday gifts.

On Sunday, December 3, the Parent Teacher Student Organization will host their annual breakfast with Santa and Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair at the Primary School from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with the option to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Girls and Boys as an alternative. This admission will include access to the Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair, breakfast, kids crafts, and the meet and greet with Santa and Mrs.Claus.

Concert Schedule

The Hudson Falls Central School District is excited to show off the musical abilities of our students with upcoming holiday concerts. Our 6-8 Band and our 9-12 Orchestra and Chamber ensemble will perform at the High School on Wednesday, December 6 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, December 13, our High School Choir and Band will have their concert from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the High School. Then, on Thursday, December 14, our 6-8 Orchestra and 7-8 Choir will perform at the High School from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Come out and support our talented Tigers!

High School Student Council in the Spirit of Giving

The Hudson Falls High School Student Council and National Honor Society (NHS)  joined forces over the month of November to provide Thanksgiving meals to several families in the district. With five different buildings in the school district, the student leaders in both organizations saw an opportunity to unite the community in the service of others. Now, with the rest of the holiday season ahead of us and there are still people in need, it is time to switch gears. Our student council was able to make a $1,000 donation to Operation Santa Claus and a $500 donation to Toys for Girls and Boys. All of their efforts are for the benefit of the Hudson Falls school community, with these donations assisting some of our families in need for the holidays. Thank you for your commitment to our community!

Food For Thought

No child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, or try to learn on an empty stomach. “Food for Thought” is a charitable organization run through O’Brien’s Angels that works to get food to those needing assistance in schools throughout Warren and Washington Counties. Inspired and started by Kelly Stevens, a teacher’s aide at Kensington Road Elementary School, the development of the program developed organically after noticing students coming in without enough food to get through the school day. Now, they are asking for our help to keep this program going. The current need is approximately 11,000 snacks per month, in 14 local districts including Hudson Falls. They accept all donations at O’Brien Insurance Agency, 83 Bay St in Glens Falls or Hilltop Construction, 21 Casey Rd, Queensbury.

School, District & Community Calendar 

Friday, December 1: 6:00 p.m. Village Celebration and Santa Rescue, Juckett Park at the circle in Hudson Falls. Link to more information 

Tuesday, December 5 – Friday, December 8: UPK – 5th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, December 6: 6-8 Band, 9-12 Orchestra and Chamber Concert, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium

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

Wednesday, December 13: HS Choir and Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium

Thursday, December 14: 6-8 Orchestra and 7-8 Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium

Friday, December 15: Dress As Your Favorite Holiday Movie Character Day. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024: Holiday Recess

Tuesday, January 9, 2024: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the High School Library Team Room

Monday, January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School

Thursday, January 18, 2024: 4-5 Orchestra, 5 Band, and 3-5 Choral Club Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the High School

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – Friday, January 26, 2024: Regents Testing Days




Dan Ward, Superintendent