HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE
As a parent/guardian of a Hudson High School student, you’re automatically a member of the Hudson High School Home & School Association (HHS H&SA), so welcome to the club!
We’re a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization* whose mission is to:
enhance and support the educational experience at Hudson High School
to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement
to improve the environment at Hudson High School through volunteer and financial support. educational excellence and opportunity for our children through parent/guardian involvement and financial support.
Laura Styn, President, Christopher Yates, Vice President, Jennifer Smith, Treasurer, Christine Nelson, Secretary
*The HHS H&SA tax identification number is #80-0943260
we kindly request a $25 donation per family to support us
Venmo to Hudson High School H&SA @HHSHSA
Check payable to HHS Home & School Association mail to 69 Brigham St Hudson, MA 01749 THANK YOU!!!!!!
We meet monthly at 6:30 p.m. in Room A134 (teachers’ dining room near the gymnasium) at HHS. Meeting dates for 2022-2023:
HHS H&SA helps fund many wonderful programs, projects, and activities including:
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
Hudson High School Home & School Association has offered five $500.00 scholarships. Based on funds, it is the association's intention to offer this every year. Each scholarship is awarded to a community-oriented graduating senior of Hudson High School who has demonstrated a willingness to volunteer and help those around him/her.
Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
>Essay: 20 points
>Financial Need: 30 points
>Volunteer/Community Service Activities/work: 30 points
> Academic record: 20 points
Each applicant must be a graduating senior from Hudson High School, who will be enrolling in a trade/technical/vocational school or a junior/community college or a four-year college/university.
Included with the application is a copy of the applicant’s most recent transcript, including GPA, a list of volunteer/community service activities and hours served since grade nine, and a double space typed word essay (No more than 500 words) based on one of the essay topics listed on the application.
Applications are reviewed by a four-person committee, which is parents/guardians whose children are not seniors at Hudson High School. Applications are anonymous to avoid bias on the part of committee members. (Applicant names are “blacked out” by a designee of HHS H&SA and each applicant is assigned a number.)
Assuming the scholarship recipient remains a “student in good standing,” he/she must forward a first semester transcript from his/her post-secondary school to the Hudson High School Home & School Association, 69 Brigham Street, Hudson, MA 01749 and a check in the amount awarded shall be forwarded within 45 days.
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Each spring, HHS H&SA hosts the Hudson High School Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the cafeteria. This is the perfect opportunity for HHS families to thank the entire staff for its ongoing commitment to the education of our children.
Volunteers are usually needed to:
cook and bake for the luncheon (entrees, salads, appetizers, and desserts).
provide beverages for the luncheon.
help set up the luncheon, work during the luncheon, and clean up afterwards.
donate $10.00 gift cards that will be awarded at the luncheon
Monetary donation(payable to HHS H&S).
The luncheon is an important event and we rely on volunteer participation to make it successful. Your help is greatly needed and sincerely appreciated.
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!
Like most organizations, HHS H&SA depends upon volunteers to assist with projects, programs, and events. If you volunteer in any capacity where you have contact with students, you need a CORI (criminal background) check. Simply fill out a CORI application in the HHS main office and be sure to bring a photo ID. It takes a minimum of two weeks to process a CORI; so, please do so early in the school year.
At Hudson High School Home and School Association, we sponsor the red carpet event for the Junior prom; as well as the DJ and a photo booth inside. It is a fun and well received special activity that the town comes out to see!
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
If you volunteer in any capacity where you have contact with students, you need a CORI (criminal background) check. Fill out a CORI application in the Hudson High School main office or Hudson Public Schools Administration Building (155 Apsley Street) and bring a photo ID. It takes a minimum of two weeks to process a CORI, so please do so early in the school year.
Like most organizations, HHS H&SA depends upon volunteers to assist with projects, programs, and events including:
8th Grade Back to School Night Reception—Donate food and/or beverages. Set up, work at, and/or clean up the food and beverage station. Meet and greet incoming 8th grade students and families.
9th Grade Vision and Hearing Screenings—Assist HHS Health Office staff with escorting students to-and-from the Eye/Hearing Mobile, recording vision and hearing results, and managing the flow of students.
Box Tops for Education—Use the mobile app to submit your receipts for HHS H&SA. Every submission helps!
English Language Learners (ELL) Awards Banquet—Help arrange centerpieces, set up the banquet, work during the banquet, and/or clean up afterwards in the HHS cafeteria.
Hudson Holiday Coalition—Purchase holiday gifts and/or clothing for an anonymous high school student sponsored by HHS H&SA.
Junior Pre-Reception-Help with set up of the reception and/or donate beverages, food.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon—Donate door prize items and assemble door prize gift baskets. Contribute food and/or beverages. Help set up the luncheon, work during the luncheon, and/or clean up afterwards in the HHS cafeteria.
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