Talking HF Tigers 12/16

My #TigerPride has reached a new bar. It is not often in one’s role as superintendent the opportunity comes around to celebrate with you in one newsletter: a new teacher who is also a very recent HFCSD graduate; a much-awaited new academic program (that she’s teaching); and 68 scholar-athletes.

Winning in the Classroom! 8 Teams; 68 Students Receive Scholar-Athlete Honors

NYSPHSAA has announced its Fall 2022 scholar-athlete teams and individuals, and the lists for Hudson Falls are taking up some serious real estate.

“This is affirmation of the strong relationship between academic success and extracurricular activities. Congratulations to our fall sports teams in their commitment to their academics and athletic performance”  Thank you to all the parents, guardians, faculty and staff for supporting our Tiger student athletes.

The teams receiving Scholar-Athlete recognition are:

  • Boys Golf
  • Boys Soccer
  • Football
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Swimming/Diving
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball

Our individual athletes receiving Scholar-Athlete recognition represent the following teams (number of athletes in parentheses): boys golf (6); boys soccer (12); football (10); girls cross country (3); girls soccer (12); Girls Swimming/Diving; (6); girls tennis (6); girls volleyball (10); Cheer (4).

Ag-citing Development: 2018 Grad Maggie Hogan Brings Ag Learning to Life

To meet Maggie Hogan is a chance to experience full on commitment and passion for not only agriculture but teaching students. We could not be more fortunate, and it could not be more fitting that her devotion to ag and love of teaching it have landed right here in Hudson Falls. Where I believe we might all agree, she rightly belongs.

Having an agriculture program for our students has been in the works for a few years. That this program is now a reality is yet another post-pandemic triumph for HFCSD. The classes offered allow our students another authentic opportunity to engage with relevant topics that are essential to our success as a community and society. I encourage you to read our web story about Maggie and talk about her and what she’s teaching with your student. I can guarantee it will spark many a student’s interest in exploring one of her classes.

Primary School: Family Fun Night

On Monday, Dec. 19, the Primary School will be having a Family Fun Night from 6-7:30 p.m.

Families should stop by and join in on some of these festive activities:

  • Teacher Read Aloud
  • Family Reading Area
  • Book Giveaway
  • Christmas Tree Contest
  • Grinch Ornament Craft
  • Cookies & Coco
  • Books for Bingo
  • Gingerbread House Decorating
  • Reindeer Food Station
  • Letter Writing to Santa
  • Snowball Shooters Activity

Adding to 65 Years of Memories: Final Performance in Auditorium Dec. 21

The final concert of 2022 on Wednesday will also mark the final performance in the auditorium until August 2023. The renovation work will go into full swing and we await with much anticipation what the new auditorium will provide our students, families, and community.

Sixty-five years of memories fill that space and will continue to be a source of smiles and pleasure as we look forward to all the newly-renovated space will provide. Come join us for this memorable occasion. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and features the high school choir, choralier, jazz concert, and Chamber.

There is an active effort underway to hold our Spring concerts in a nearby, temporary location. Will will provide information soon!

Have a safe, warm, and fun weekend, 

Dan Ward, Superintendent

photo collage of students in agricultural science classes, posterboards, a chinchilla and animal models.