Happy Friday to our Hudson Falls CSD community! With just a few weeks left of 2023, our Tigers are getting prepared to finish the year strong. This week, we had Parent Teacher Conferences for our students in the Kindergarten Center, Primary School, and Intermediate School. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to meet with your childs’ teachers and discuss their progress. In holiday news, both the Middle School and the PTSA hosted fundraising events to support their efforts both inside and outside of the classroom. It is always a pleasure to see the holiday spirit bring our community together.
Please be reminded that the holiday recess for the Hudson Falls Central School District will begin on Thursday, December 21. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2.
Winter Choir Concert Auditorium Dedication
Wednesday, December 13, we will be celebrating the career of Joyce Irwin with a special dedication during the 7:30pm winter concert. Joyce was the choir director for 40 years, a career that spanned generations of Hudson Falls students. Her legacy of having started the ”Choraliers”, a select chorus made up of HF high school students, continues today with performances alongside renowned musicians both locally and from around the world. Please take a moment to share a special memory! Link to form
Upcoming Holiday Concerts
Thank you to everyone that attended the concerts put on by our 6-8 Band and our 9-12 Orchestra and Chamber group this week. If you missed these performances, you can catch more performances by some of our talented Tigers in the upcoming week. 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 deck the halls with us!
Hudson Falls’ Choraliers at the Glens Falls Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert
This year, the Glens Falls Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert will feature guest appearances by select choral groups from the Hudson Falls, Glens Falls, and Queensbury high schools. The event will be held on Sunday, December 10 at 4 p.m. in the Glens Falls High School. Tickets are $26-$39, with a $10 option available to students. You can purchase tickets here.
Operation Santa: Accepting Donations
Operation Santa is still accepting donations up until Friday, December 15. If you are out holiday shopping this week, please consider grabbing an extra roll of wrapping paper, tape, bows or name tags to drop in the collection boxes for this great cause! Donation boxes are in each main office.
Hudson Falls Students at Women in Trades Day with BOCES
Hudson Falls students attended the Women in Trades Day, sponsored by WSWHE BOCES. This is part of their Women In Trades Initiative, the goal of the program is to narrow the skills gap and to encourage women to enter the trades. Students from the area are selected by their school districts to attend the event and learn more about the earning potential, career opportunities, and educational resources available.
Quick Note From the Health Office
It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or calling for an appointment with your health care provider is recommended. With an uptick in seasonal illness use the website to help determine when to keep your child home and when it is safe for them to return.
Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm.
School, District & Community Calendar
December Athletics: Click here to access all Hudson Falls Tiger contests
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 with a $1 Donation for HFMS student Adam Wells
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