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  • Dance Marathon - June 15

    The Dance Marathon is taking place, tonight! Listen to an interview with Hen Hud seniors Samantha Aaronson and Taylor Prokopiak as they discuss the upcoming event. The brand new fundraiser will support Suz Crew, an organization that assists local families experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of cancer.

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  • Panelists Address Safety Themes at Community Forum

    The district hosted a Safety Forum on June 13 to share information on a range of topics, including, but not limited to, how the upcoming capital project will improve security at the district’s five school buildings and plans to hire a School Resource Officer (SRO) and additional security personnel.

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  • New Audio Interview: Hen Hud’s 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently chatted with Hendrick Hudson High School’s Valedictorian Danielle Smith and Salutatorian Melody Munitz.

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  • District Educators Assess New Classroom Technology

    On June 13, ten Hendrick Hudson educators attended a customized day of professional learning at the headquarters of Teq in Manhattan. Teachers and Library Media Specialists, along with Dr. Mathew Swerdloff, Executive Director of Educational Support Services, were onsite to help choose the next generation of interactive display panels for our schools.

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  • Hendrick Hudson Senior Receives Hudson Valley Gateway Scholarship

    Hendrick Hudson High School senior Danielle Smith was recently awarded a scholarship from the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Lisa Anderson Joins Westchester Putnam School Boards Association

    Board of Education Trustee Lisa Anderson, representing the Hendrick Hudson School District, will officially join the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association’s board of directors on July 1, 2018 for a three-year term.

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  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library Showcases District's Visual and Performing Arts

    The partnership between the Hendrick Hudson School District and the Hendrick Hudson Free Library is longstanding and unique. The district and library routinely collaborate to develop and implement programs that benefit both students and community.

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  • Upcoming Spring Concerts

    Be sure to mark your calendar and join our talented students at these upcoming performances throughout the district.

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  • High School Students Get a Glimpse of Life as an Artist

    Students in Jessica Nash's art classes at the high school met artists from the Peekskill Arts Alliance this past week as part of the PTA's "Advice and a Slice" workshop series.

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  • Local Superintendents Support Bills Increasing School Security

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter, along with superintendents from Putnam Valley and Lakeland, stood alongside NY State Senator Terrence Murphy on June 1 as he announced a number of bills aimed at increasing safety and security at schools throughout New York State.

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  • Hen Hud’s Literary Magazine Available Now

    The North Star, Hen Hud’s literary magazine, is now available. The magazine is free, but limited to 400 copies, most of which have been delivered to high school English teachers for distribution in their classrooms. There are also copies available in newsstands around the high school, in the main office of the high school and in the District Office lobby.

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  • High School Groups Earn High Marks at Music Competition

    The Hendrick Hudson High School Choral groups (Concert Choir, Harmonizers and Treble Makers) and the high school Band and Wind Ensemble recently competed against other high school choirs and bands at the Music in the Parks competition in Massachusetts and brought home many accolades.

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  • FGL Singers Earn Silver Award at NYSSMA Music Festival

    Congratulations to the Frank G. Lindsey fifth graders who attended the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Major Organization Festival on May 24 at Fox Lane High School and earned a Silver Award for their choral performance.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent Regarding "13 Reasons Why"

    Click here to read a letter from Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter on the second season of "13 Reasons Why," recently released on Netflix.

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  • HS Art Students Send the Gift of Art to Syrian Children

    Students in Jessica Nash's Art 2 Portfolio Prep course at Hendrick Hudson High School recently participated in the International Memory Project, creating portraits for children in Syria.

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  • FWS Students Bring Historic Figures to Life

    Kathleen Fucheck and Keli Leonardo's fifth grade students recently enjoyed a unit on famous Americans. The students read biographies, wrote book reports, and each had the opportunity to dress up as a famous American and deliver a speech to their classmates describing why they should be chosen for TIME Magazine’s “Famous Faces” issue.

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  • Hen Hud Mobile App Available Now

    The latest news and information from the Hendrick Hudson School District is now available on smartphones and mobile devices with the district’s new mobile app, available now in the online iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free. Click here for details.

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  • Acceptance and Kindness Week

    Inspired by global initiatives such as International Tolerance Day and World Kindness Day, Hen Hud’s PTAs organized events at Hendrick Hudson High School and the district’s three elementary schools to celebrate acceptance and kindness.

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  • Career Day Brings the World of Work to BMMS

    Blue Mountain Middle School students had the opportunity to explore a world of possibilities in terms of future jobs during the school’s recent Career Day event.

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent

    Dear Hendrick Hudson Community: I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to our community for overwhelmingly supporting the school budget and bond proposal this week.

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  • Hendrick Hudson Passes School Budget, Approves Capital Project

    Thank you to the Hendrick Hudson school community for passing the 2018-19 School Budget and supporting our schools and our students. The budget passed with 962 “Yes” votes and 158 “No” votes. Additionally, the proposed $18.5 million Capital Project was approved by a vote of 913 to 207.

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  • Spring Edition of The Lanyard Available

    Click here to access the Spring Issue of The Lanyard.

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  • BMMS Students Rock a Healthy, Positive Message

    As part of Red Ribbon Week, Blue Mountain Middle School students were invited to paint rocks with positive, kind and healthy (anti-drug) messages. The colorful rocks are now scattered around the front of the building for all to enjoy.

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  • Hendrick Hudson High School Ranked in Top 100 Nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

    Hendrick Hudson High School achieved a “Silver” ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 high school rankings list. Each year, tens of thousands of schools are ranked based on four attributes: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, rigor of courses offered, graduation rates and college readiness.

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  • District Receives A+ Rating from Standard & Poor’s

    Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC confirmed its A+ Stable credit rating for the Hendrick Hudson School District. The May 7 rating was issued as part of the regular update of the district’s financial picture.

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  • End-of-Year Schedules

    As we head into the final weeks of school, here are key dates and times:

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  • District Supports Senate Bill to Increase School Safety

    The New York State Assembly will soon vote on a package of school safety bills that recently passed in the State Senate. Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter wrote to the district's representatives in the Assembly to urge their approval of these bills. Click here for more information and to read the letter.

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  • 2018 Soundings Budget Newsletter

    Click here to read the 2018 Soundings Budget Newsletter

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  • Kindness Rocks Throughout Hendrick Hudson School District

    The Hen Hud Kindness Rocks project was started by the Hendrick Hudson High School Art Honor Society as a way to promote positivity in the school community.

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  • FGL Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

    April was Autism Awareness Month, and students and staff at Frank G. Lindsey celebrated the fact that it’s “OK to be different” through art.

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  • HHHS Announces Third Quarter Honor Rolls

    The third marking period 2017-18 Honor Roll and High Honor Roll at Hendrick Hudson High School have been announced. Click here to read more.

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  • Teaching Assistant Helps Students Make Beautiful, Recycled Music

    Teaching assistant Marilyn Strang created a STEM-oriented activity for students in Todd Leonardo’s second grade class at Frank G. Lindsey. For the class’s unit on energy, students designed and built their very own musical instruments out of recycled materials.

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  • Senior Ashley Lupi Signs National Letter of Intent

    Hendrick Hudson High School senior Ashley Lupi has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. Graduating this upcoming June, Lupi has been a mainstay in head coach Kurt Thomas’ lineup for the Sailors for the past five years.

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  • Hen Hud Students Get Down to Business at FBLA Conference

    Hendrick Hudson High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club had a very successful showing at the New York FBLA Leadership Conference in Binghamton, NY. Click here to read about it and listen to a new Superintendent's Audio Interview with two of the participants, Maggie Bernstein and Jack Briggi.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent

    Click here to read a letter from Superintendent Joseph Hochrieter

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent

    Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter regarding a recent incident at Hendrick Hudson High School.

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  • Hockey Player Brett Hanson Named League MVP

    Hendrick Hudson senior Brett Hanson was recently named League MVP for Section 1, League D. Hanson, a member of the newly created Cortlandt Rebels Ice Hockey team, will graduate as Hen Hud’s all-time scoring leader, with a career total of 151 points.

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  • HEART Fundraiser Raises Thousands for Texas School District Devasted by Hurricane

    On March 22, the Hendrick Hudson Music and Art departments held a fundraiser for the Houston Independent School District, whose music and art programs were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Hen Hud’s music and art teachers joined forces to create HEART (Hen Hud Endowment of Artists Relief Team) and hosted the first-ever Faculty Recital and Art Auction. The evening raised nearly $3,000 for the programs in Houston.

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  • $24 Million Fund Announced to Benefit District and Communities upon Closure of Indian Point

    State Senator Terrence Murphy held a press conference in front of Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School, announcing the inclusion of a $24 million fund in the state budget, money set aside specifically for local communities affected by power plant closures.

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  • BMMS Students Compete at You Be the Chemist Challenge

    Five Blue Mountain Middle School students recently participated in the Chemical Education Foundation’s (CEF) You Be the Chemist (YBTC) Challenge at BASF Corporation’s headquarters in Tarrytown, NY, and Annika and Aiden are now moving on to state-level competition on April 14 at the Tarrytown site.

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  • High School Students Attend Creative Writing Conference

    On March 14th, a group of 11 Hendrick Hudson High School students attended the 31st Annual Young Authors Conference, hosted by P|NW BOCES at Westchester Community College.

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  • BMMS Select Choir Performs at Lincoln Center

    On March 19, the Blue Mountain Middle School Select Choir performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The choir was participating in the “I Dream A World National Festival Chorus.”

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  • BMMS Students Recognized in K-12 Art Contest

    Six students from Blue Mountain Middle School’s Accelerated Art class will have their artwork published in an anthology as winners of the “Celebrating Art” contest, a competition sponsored by Blick Art Materials.

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  • A Doggone Good Lesson for FGL Students

    The newest member of the Peekskill Police Department, Police Dog Charlie, recently visited Lindsay Giacomantonio's ABC3 class at Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School, as part of the D.A.R.E. program. Students had the opportunity to feed Charlie treats, practice commands for Charlie to sit and lay down, and play Hide-and-Seek with his dog toy.

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  • BMMS Trombonist Performs in All-County Music Festival

    Hannah Quigley, a 6th grader at Blue Mountain Middle School, participated in the All-County Music Festival on March 4. The only Hendrick Hudson instrumentalist in the district to participate in this year’s event, Hannah played trombone in the Elementary All-County Band.

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  • Six Hen Hud Students Sing in ACDA Honor Choir

    Congratulations to senior Amelia Bisaccia and juniors Kiely Beltran, Katherine Bisaccia, Larisa Bushkin, Rachel Moon, and Matthew Quarles for their participation in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Region Honor Choir from March 7 – 10, 2018.

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  • Hen Hud Represents at Destination Imagination Tournament

    Hen Hud had four teams competing at the Destination Imagination Eastern Regional Tournament this past Saturday, March 10, 2018. Three out of the four teams will be advancing to the State Competition to be held in Binghamton, NY on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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  • Hen Hud Singers Perform in All-County Concert

    18 Hendrick Hudson students participated in the Westchester All-County Chorus concert at SUNY Purchase on March 3. The annual performance is a valuable opportunity for young singers to learn challenging repertoire and perform with some of the best vocalists in the county.

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  • Letter From Superintendent Hochreiter Regarding Upcoming Weather and Snow Day Scorecard

    Dear Hendrick Hudson Parents Families: I write to you again as the Weatherman, sadly. All reports indicate that tomorrow's storm may bring significant snow and windy conditions. Although we try to be mindful of the number of Snow Days used, safety remains the most important factor in making the decision. It will always be the most important factor.

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  • District Launches First of Three K-5 Literacy Nights

    The District hosted the first of three districtwide K-5 Literacy Nights at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School on March 5. The goal of Literacy Night is to demonstrate to parents the work our elementary school teachers are doing in the areas of reading and writing.

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  • High School Receives National Recognition for STEM and Career Learning Program

    Hendrick Hudson High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW [Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering]. It is one of just 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S. The Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.

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  • Eighth Grade Diver Qualifies for New York State Championship

    Eighth grader Ioannis (Yanni) Schattman has qualified for the New York State Diving Championships on Friday, March 2 at Eisenhower Park in Long Island. Schattman qualified for the event when he placed second overall in Section One at the Sectional Championships at SUNY Purchase on February 8. This is his inaugural appearance in the New York State Championships, and Schattman is already the most decorated male diver in the history of Hendrick Hudson Boys Swimming and Diving.

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  • Hen Hud Music Teachers Head to NYC for Inspiration

    The Hendrick Hudson Music Department took a trip to Lincoln Center this past weekend to hear the New York Philharmonic play pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and former Cortlandt Manor resident Aaron Copland.

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  • FGL Students Publish “The Anchorzine”

    Frank G. Lindsey’s “Anchorzine” after school class in magazine writing and production is part of the school’s Academy offerings, and it is going strong, now in its third year.

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  • Senator Delivers B-V’s Valentines for Veterans

    New York State Senator Terrence Murphy stopped by Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School to pick up Valentine’s Day cards the students prepared for veterans at the VA hospital in Montrose.

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  • New Superintendent Audio Interview: Varsity Basketball

    With its first league title in 30 years under its belt, the boys’ varsity basketball team is generating excitement throughout the district. Superintendent Hochreiter sat down with the team's captains, senior Kyle James and junior Mekhi Gray, and Coach Jordan Hirsch, to find out how the team is feeling as it prepares for playoffs.

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  • Hen Hud AD Tom Baker Named Athletic Administrator of the Year

    The New York State Athletic Administrators Association has named Tom Baker, Hendrick Hudson Athletic Director, the “Section One Athletic Administrator of the Year.”

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  • Winter Issue of The Lanyard Available Online

    The district's digital newsletter, The Lanyard, is now available. Click here to read about lots of great Hen Hud happenings.

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  • Let the Games Begin! Furnace Woods Celebrates the Olympics

    Furnace Woods students and staff are incorporating the excitement of the Winter Olympics into their school days, with a school-wide Opening Ceremonies event, Olympic-themed games, and daily medal counts and trivia questions.

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  • Sailors Claim Share of League Championship in Comeback Against Poughkeepsie

    The Varsity Boys Basketball team claimed a share of the league title in a comeback win this week against the Poughkeepsie Pioneers. It’s the first league championship for the Sailors in 30 years.

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  • Science Research Students Excel at Symposium

    Six Hendrick Hudson High School Science Research students recently competed at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at John Jay High School in Katonah.

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  • FGL Students and Staff Go RED to Support Heart Health

    You’ve got to have heart! That was the song -- and theme -- characterizing Frank G. Lindsey’s GoRED Town Hall meeting this week. In what has become a beloved annual event, the school’s GoRED celebration caps a week of activities in the school aimed at raising funds for, and awareness of, heart health. Proceeds from the school’s fundraising activities go to the American Heart Association.

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  • Senior Explores Medical Field through BOCES’ Sports Medicine Program

    Hen Hud senior Jill Walsh has her sights set on a career as a radiology technician, and as a student in Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES’ Sports Medicine program, she has enjoyed the unique advantage of shadowing different types of medical professionals in a hospital setting while still in high school. Jill volunteers at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and is interning at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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  • New Audio: Superintendent’s Indian Point Update

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter provides an update on developments regarding Indian Point and the district’s continuing efforts in light of the plant’s impending closure.

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  • FGL's Out of this World Museum Visit

    If you could create a new planet, how would it provide for human needs? FGL first graders pondered this rather advanced question during a recent trip to the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. The trip dovetails with a new Science 21 curriculum from Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES: “Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles – The Sun, Moon and Stars.”

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  • WNYC Features District's Perspective in “Morning Edition” Story on Indian Point

    New York Public Radio station WNYC, featured the Hendrick Hudson School District in a story on Indian Point’s impending closure on its weekday show, “Morning Edition.”

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  • Talented Hen Hud Artists Exhibit Work at Katonah Museum of Art

    Hendrick Hudson High School’s AP Art students are participating in Katonah Museum of Art's annual Young Artists" show. Now in its 35th year, the Young Artists exhibition highlights the extraordinary talents of aspiring artists. The exhibit features more than 400 artworks by high school students from over 40 schools across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess and Fairfield counties.

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  • New Audio Interview: Christina Feal and Ramona the Therapy Dog

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently sat down with SAILOR program teacher Christina Feal and therapy dog Ramona, to discuss the impact Ramona has had on students since her arrival this fall.

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  • New Superintendent Audio Interview: Hen Hud's Peer Leaders

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently chatted with four of the high school’s Peer Leaders to learn about how the group helps freshmen adapt to life at Hendrick Hudson High School, as well as the valuable leadership qualities they have gained through membership.

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  • Superintendent Audio Interview: National Art Honor Society Officers

    Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently met with HHHS National Art Honor Society officers Jessica Conklin (12th grade), Caitlyn Coronel (11th grade) and Lara Castaneda (11th grade). Jessica is NAHS President and Caitlyn and Lara serve as Co-Vice Presidents.

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  • Hendrick Hudson Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Athletics

    Three Hendrick Hudson High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent this week, representing their commitment to playing athletics at three Division 1 programs.

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  • Active Learning at Hen Hud’s Academy

    Step into a classroom within Hendrick Hudson High School’s Academy program, and you will see students clustered together around high-top tables, seated throughout the room in upholstered, wheeled chairs or perched upon stools that wobble. Welcome to “active learning spaces,” classrooms designed to foster greater engagement and prepare students for the 21st century college classrooms and workspaces that lie ahead.

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  • Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at Buchanan-Verplanck

    Buchanan-Verplanck students are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month, which takes place from September 15 - October 15th.

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  • She’s Warm, She’s Fuzzy, and She’s Here to Work.

    “She's basically a 60-pound, living, breathing weighted blanket,” said SAILOR program teacher Christina Feal, describing Ramona, the yellow Labrador retriever who has recently become part of the SAILOR program at Hendrick Hudson High School.

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  • New Superintendent Audio Interview: Local Realtor Donald Dwyer

    When Indian Point announced its impending closure back in January, many residents expressed concern about the local housing market. Seven months later, those worries have proven unfounded, according to local realtor and Hen Hud parent Donald Dwyer, who recently sat down with Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter to discuss the local housing market.

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  • New Superintendent Audio Interview: Sean Bugara Cycles the Erie Canal for the BMMS PTA

    For eight days in July, Blue Mountain Middle School science teacher Sean Bugara pedaled 400 miles along the Erie Canal, as part of the 19th annual Erie Canal Bike Tour, which runs from Buffalo all the way to Albany. He recently discussed the experience with Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter.

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