HUDSON — The School Board heard a presentation last week from Hudson Reads, with mentors and students reading from books and poetry they’ve enjoyed during the year.
Board Member Jeri Chapman reminded the public that the program will need more mentors next year to start with 3rd graders since current mentors will remain with their charges.
Many community leaders have taken part in the program. They include school board members, Ms. Chapman, Peter Meyer and Emil Meister. School Superintendent Jack Howe, Common Council Treasurer Eileen Halloran and Election Commissioner Virginia Martin are also involved.
School Literacy Coach Elizabeth Dolan, who started the Hudson Power Lunch program, said the program will be passing out free books to students at the end of the school year to encourage summer reading. Amy Fermio, who was an intern in the school literacy corner, has developed a summer reading list for students.
Superintendent Howe congratulated the members of the high school track team with special praise for the four who won state championships in track and field.
The FIRST Robotics team gave a demonstration of the robot they built to show how it can pick up inflated forms and hang them on a rack and presented plaques to the team’s sponsors, Jack Bayer and Bruce Mueller. The high school has had robotics teams for the past seven years.
“This is what our district is really all about,” said Superintendent Howe.
Eleven teachers received tenure, and the school band received praise for its performance in Hudson’s Flag Day parade.
Mr. Howe explained the 501(c)3 (tax exempt) endowment fund is open to applications from teachers to fund special programs, with up to $5,000 available per program. An independent committee will be formed to select grant recipients.