Blue Mountain Middle School students Daniel Fitzmaurice, Zorka Lipovac, Riva Shukla, Eoin Clarke and Aidan Clarke recently participated in the Chemical Education Foundation’s (CEF) You Be the Chemist (YBTC) Challenge at BASF Corporation’s headquarters in Tarrytown, NY, and Daniel, Zorka, Riva and Eoin are now moving on to state-level competition on April 29 at the Tarrytown site.
"West Side Story" cast members Melody Munitz and Devan Burke recently chatted with Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter about the upcoming high school musical, and both students praised the show’s catchy score. “You will probably walk out of the play humming a song,” said Devan.
This week State Senator Terrence Murphy introduced two provisions into the state budget that would benefit the Hendrick Hudson School District: one that would allow the district to establish a reserve fund to offset the fiscal impact of Indian Point’s closure on local taxpayers and another to expedite a comprehensive study regarding the reuse of the Indian Point property.
Please click HERE for a brief audio update regarding recent developments pertaining to the closing of Indian Point and our collective advocacy efforts.
Dear Hendrick Hudson Families: As we continue to learn about the Indian Point closure and related next steps, many suggestions are swirling about regarding the future use of the Indian Point property, including the possibility of placing a gas power plant on the site. I am writing to emphasize that, while our district is closely connected to Indian Point through our decades-long partnership, we are not a decision-maker in formulating a plan for the site’s future.
Emma Weinstein, a student from the Hendrick Hudson School District who attends Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES’ Pines Bridge School, has been named a Student of Distinction for the month of March. Emma was recognized at this week’s Board of Education meeting at Hendrick Hudson High School, where she received a certificate and medal from superintendent Joseph Hochreiter.
Four Hendrick Hudson High School students competed at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, held at Sleepy Hollow High School on March 4. The fair featured 568 projects presented by students from across Westchester County, and all four Hen Hud students returned home with a prize.
On Monday, March 13, 15 Hen Hud students attended the 30th Annual Young Authors Conference, hosted by PNW BOCES, at Westchester Community College. The students, accompanied by creative writing teacher and literary magazine advisor Mrs. Maye, were all chosen for their passion and skill in the area of creative writing.
Hendrick Hudson High School will present West Side Story on March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Joan Thompson Auditorium.
Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter provided testimony at a recent public hearing on the topic of Indian Point’s closure and its effect on the community. The hearing, held by State Senator Terrence Murphy, took place on March 2, 2017 at the Local 21 Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Hall (the former McKinley school) in Peekskill.
This past weekend, 18 Hen Hud students participated in the Westchester All-County Chorus concert at SUNY Purchase. Under the direction of conductors Dr. Cara Bernard from the University of Connecticut and Mark Zizolfo of the Port Chester School District, the students performed 10 pieces demonstrating their hard work and commitment.
Listen to the latest Entergy update from Superintendent Joseph Hochrieter.
Hendrick Hudson School District Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter has been named to the state’s newly created Indian Point Closure Task Force. Organized by the New York State Department of Public Service, the task force will consist of both state agencies and community stakeholders and will address a wide range of issues surrounding the closure of Indian Point.
On Tuesday, February 28, Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter, along with Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker, offered testimony before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Energy regarding the impact of Indian Point’s closure on the school district and community.
In the past few days we have heard from many students, families and alumni seeking additional information pertaining to transgender student rights and protections.
On Tuesday, February 28, Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter will testify at a joint session of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Energy regarding the impact of Indian Point’s closure on the Hendrick Hudson School District.
A new podcast is available on the district website in which Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter discusses the latest developments in the district’s response to the impending Indian Point closure.
The printable, one-page 2017-2018 Hendrick Hudson School District calendar is now available.
The Sailors Cheerleaders have been fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, with the goal of raising $10,000 for the hospital. Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently sat down with two members of the team, Madison Maiorano and Samantha Aaronson, as well as Coach Selvaggi-Landry, to discuss the teams’ fundraising efforts.
Dear Hendrick Hudson Parents and Community Members, Please take a few minutes to listen to another brief audio update regarding Entergy and Indian Point. Click here for the six-minute update.
Please take a few minutes to listen to another brief audio update regarding Entergy and Indian Point. From Click here for the six-minute update.
Read the Journal News' editorial about the closure of Indian Point, based upon its recent Editorial Board Meeting with Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter, Assistant Superintendent for Business Enrique Catalan, along with key local government officials. Full video of the meeting is available.
Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter and Assistant Superintendent for Business Enrique Catalan, along with Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, Cortlandt Town Attorney Thomas Wood and Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker met with the Journal News Editorial Board this morning to discuss the closure of Indian Point and how it will impact the school district and the local community.
Update from the Superintendent January 15, 2017
On January 12, Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter and Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi were the featured guests on WVOX’s radio program, “High Noon at lohud.” Mr. Hochreiter and Ms. Puglisi were interviewed by Phil Reisman and Mark Lungariello and discussed the recently announced closure of Indian Point by 2020/21.
Superintendent Discusses Indian Point Closure at Board of Education Meeting
Hendrick Hudson High School Theatre proudly presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hendrick Hudson High School auditorium.
There will be a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 11 in the Hendrick Hudson High School Library at 7:30 p.m.
On December 2 and 3, Blue Mountain Middle School students performed in the school’s second annual winter musical, Middle School Madness. While the show focused on the craziness of middle school life, with fun scenes and songs about lockers, lunch ladies and friendship, it also dealt with important and serious issues like eating disorders and bullying.
The following students have been named to the first marking period 2015-16 Honor Roll at Hendrick Hudson High School.
The education website Niche just released its 2017 school district rankings, and Hendrick Hudson was rated among the 100 best districts in New York.
Blue Mountain Middle School’s Student Government representatives conducted a Thanksgiving food drive that directly supported a number of school district families, as well as the Holy Spirit Food Pantry in Peekskill.
Earlier this week, the Hendrick Hudson School District was prominently featured in a Journal News story about improved security in area school districts. The district’s recent hiring of three additional security staff members was highlighted, as was the positive relationships the security staff seeks to nurture with district students.
The Harlem Wizards and the Hendrick Hudson Community Educational Foundation All-Stars raised the roof at the Hendrick Hudson High School gym on November 19.
Click here to access the latest issue of The Lanyard, the district's e-newsletter.
Hendrick Hudson High School senior girls’ swimmer, Emily Sullivan has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for the College of the Holy Cross.
Please click here to read a letter from Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter regarding Entergy.
The Hendrick Hudson National Art Honor Society's first ever Art Auction will take place on November 17 in the high school library.
There will be a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, November 9 in the Hendrick Hudson High School Library at 7:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Varsity Football player Nick Cunningham, who has been named a Con Edison Athlete of the Week. The Con Edison award recognizes students in Westchester and Putnam schools who excel athletically. Additionally, academic achievements, leadership, citizenship and school and community activities are taken into account.
The district has recently made upgrades and changes to its handy mobile app, and the new version is now available for users to download.
Music and mammograms were on the program today, as recording artist Cindy Alexander, (accompanied by Ali Handal) performed a number of original songs for students at the high school this afternoon and spoke about breast cancer prevention and treatment.
At various varsity games this fall, athletes had the opportunity to say “thank you” to staff members in a very special way.
Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter recently sat down with junior Peter Manthey and sophomore Katie Mahoney to discuss their experience attending the HOSA-FHP (Health Occupations Students of America – Future Health Professionals) conference in Nashville, Tennessee in June.
Please be reminded that the district will be closed on October 3 and 4 and again on October 10 - 12, in observance of the Jewish holidays and Columbus Day. We hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.
Patti Singer, a special education teacher’s aide at Hendrick Hudson High School, was recently recognized by New York State Senator Terrence Murphy as a 2016 Woman of Distinction.
Recording artist Cindy Alexander will perform a special acoustic concert at the high school on Thursday October 6th to support the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter chatted with Hen Hud students Emily Fareed, Katy Kenny, Kristen Bartolomeo and Katie Ciulla about their upcoming performance as featured soloists with the Daisy Jopling Band.
The Peer Leaders at Hendrick Hudson High School hosted their second annual Freshman Field Day on Monday, and even the soggy weather couldn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.
Click here for a letter from Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter.
Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter provides an update on the new district website.
All students in 7th and 12th grade must be be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. FORMS MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 6, 2016.
The district’s newest teachers and teaching assistants are kicking off the school year by participating in a two-day orientation session. The program is designed to introduce the new employees to the Hendrick Hudson School District.
Dear Parents, The 2016-2017 Student Attendance Calendar for the Hendrick Hudson School District is now available, and we have provided a link to the document, below. The Board of Education will officially approve the calendar on March 22 nd . Planning the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year had its challenges. Various holidays, coupled with the late release of state testing