HSD 2025: Planning for future school successWhile much of recent Hudson School District news has been focused on the new elementary school under construction and what to do about more classroom space at the middle and high schools, there has been another project underway that could impact education in Hudson far into the future.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
While much of recent Hudson School District news has been focused on the new elementary school under construction and what to do about more classroom space at the middle and high schools, there has been another project underway that could impact education in Hudson far into the future.
HSD 2025 is a plan for future success for all graduates of the Hudson School District. Work on the plan began last April and has continued throughout the year. The HSD 2025 team has 16 members and includes representatives from the School Board, school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and community members.
School board member Brian Bell is co-chairman of team. “When we talk about the future of education, there are lots of schools of thought. It’s easy to say that we want to transform the education system in America. But what do we do to make that happen and what do we want it to look like?”
The team’s answer to that question for Hudson is contained in the first draft of HSD 2025. Now they want to hear what others think. The team has already presented the draft to the School Board and to teachers and parent groups, some students and the Hudson Rotary clubs. There will be a second public forum on Wednesday, April 23, at the district’s Administrative Services Center, 644 Brakke Drive, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The plan begins with a vision statement that promises “challenging academics, critical thinking, purposeful collaboration, applied innovation and global stewardship.”
The draft also includes a list of “graduate learner outcomes” that include:
The district would like public feedback on the draft prior to the May 13 School Board meeting. To see HSD2025 in detail, go to the district’s Web site at www.hudson.k12.wi.us. Comments can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting communications specialist Tracy Habisch-Ahlin at (715) 377-3795.