Dear Families in the Middle,
Our school is in summer mode. That means we have the joy of seeing several students and adults each day enjoying summer enrichment classes (like digital photography, computer programming, movie-making, and painting). The presence of students - whether for swimming, School Age Care, or summer classes helps keep the spirit in our learning community!
We're also very grateful for a hard-working crew of custodians cleaning, repairing, and re-organizing spaces amid all the activity. Please take a moment when you're in our building to express your gratitude for their diligence. Mr. Stejskal, our District Director of Facilities & Grounds noted during the school board meeting Monday night: Hudson School District custodians clean the equivalent of 24,000 square feet per 8 hour shift. That translates into cleaning one 3000 sq. ft. home per hour! Another consideration? Based on our enrollment, that home would have 17 occupants. KUDOS to our HSD Custodians!!
Bray Architects have been meeting with several groups over the past couple of weeks to learn more about the needs at the High School and at our Middle School. Our efforts at HMS are focused on designing the addition of two Houses and integrating Special Education spaces, so that the Merlin House can be converted to a third additional house. The opportunity presents challenges and trade-offs as we think about supporting collaboration and consider changes in the way we learn.
We've been interviewing for several positions - Physical Education and Health, Special Education, Secretary, Social Studies - over the past two weeks as well. We hope to share new staff information in the coming weeks.
Hoping you've found time for family fun between the storms and sunshine!
Mrs. Ann Mitchell