Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dear Families in the Middle,

We are anticipating celebrating Veterans Day with our students on Friday, November 11.
Please use this link to share with us a veteran you and your family may know who would be willing to spend a little time at Hudson Middle School talking to a group of students about their service and responding to a few questions students may have about a career in the military. More details are provided in the linked letter.

We are anticipating our second Boys in the Boat small group discussion tomorrow, Friday, October 28 in a special 10th hour (2:04 - 2:37). Many thanks to our planning committee of several educators who share creative ways to learn from this important story each month! If you are willing and able to serve as a Guest Reader (reading a chapter or two during a class) over the next month, please use this link to let us know!

Many of our Middle School families - students and staff - are experiencing struggle and sadness in their lives. I often think about the importance of being present "in the middle" of storms and struggles to support and walk with people through the challenges. Thank you for the many ways each of you reach out to help another. Your kindness does not go unnoticed and helps lift the spirits of our entire community by the example you set. Our counselors have a sign near their doors:

Be kind. Always. Everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about. 

When autumn arrives, I think about the difficulty of letting go...of old habits, old ways of thinking, old emotions. May you trust in what's to come as you let go and "winterize" yourself.

Hope to see many of our students (in costume) at the dance Friday night, sponsored by our HMS Student Council, 6-8 PM. Bring a food shelf item to share!



1 comment:

  1. When our son was very sick last spring, HMS staff and students COMPLETELY blanketed him in support. I am a teacher myself so I know how it feels to love your students, and yet the HMS staff went above and beyond. I was blown away by their kindness, compassion, and genuine care for him. HMS will always be a part of our family.