Hudson Star Observer
More than 60 elementary schools in Minnesota and western Wisconsin are participating in the 2019 season of HealthPartners PowerUp School Challenge. The program makes the healthy choice the easy choice for kids and families. HealthPartners developed it based on research that shows that eating fruits and vegetables and getting physical activity is the most effective way to promote health and prevent obesity in kids. However, the most recent Minnesota Student Survey shows that most fifth graders are not achieving this.
On Friday, Dec. 21, 37 students from Hudson High School traveled to the Twin Cities German Immersion School in St. Paul. This was the fifth year Hudson students have had the opportunity to work with TCGIS students. The Hudson students visited children in kindergarten, first and second grades. They read German children's books aloud to the students, worked on reading and writing activities and worked on an arts and crafts snowman project together.
Hudson Girl Scout Cadette Peren Dutton attended a 2018 National Girl Scout Destination event called "North Country Rock-n-Wilderness" in July. She was one of 39 girls ages 12-14 from across the U.S. who arrived in Duluth to begin their 12-day experience. The adventure started by heading to the north shore of Lake Superior, where the girls got to know each other while challenging themselves with rock climbing and kayaking. Then, they headed to the Girl Scout's Northern Lakes Canoe Base off Moose Lake, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
The Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) has selected three finalists for its 2018 SPARK grant program. Hudson residents are encouraged to attend an Oct. 23 meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the RCU Discovery Center at Camp St. Croix to hear the finalists present their projects for consideration. The winner of the HCF SPARK Grant this year will receive $10,000 toward realizing their goal. Project SPARK was created to ignite positive change and improve the already great city of Hudson. Creating pickleball courts
Every year the Fourth of July brings fun on the water, parades and fireworks. During this stretch of fun, Daybreak Rotary adds their own fireworks by bringing on a new leadership team. To insure continued success the Hudson Daybreak Rotary nominates its presidents two years in advance of them officially taking on the role. This July Daybreak Rotary passed the baton from Amy Schneider to Todd Gillingham. Schneider sets the bar
The Hudson community has focused on providing a quality education for youth while taking advantage of the tremendous outdoor opportunities throughout the St. Croix Valley. When leadership from the River Crest PTO and River Crest Environmental Leadership Team sat down, they decided it made sense to find more ways to bring those two traits together. With additional support from River Crest School and the Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club, a brand new outdoor classroom will open in time for school this year.
After an extremely long winter and an almost non-existent spring, one way we know summer is fast approaching is the site of a shiny, red Ford Mustang popping up at parades and storefronts across the St. Croix Valley.
There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hudson Middle School addition at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18. The event is open to the public. The preparation work at...
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