When the bell sounded on September 4th, we headed into the homestretch that will bring closure to our Vision 2020 goals. As we begin to develop a new set of goals for the next few years, I want to mention some of the high points so you have a sense of the District’s outlook for 2020 and beyond.
To find out where the Class of 2019 is headed after graduation, Superintendent Suttmeier invited every member of the senior class to have lunch with her. Each Wednesday, a group of seniors joined Dr. Suttmeier for pizza and homemade cookies while sharing their post-graduation plans and aspirations.
I am always amazed at how quickly a school year seems to pass. As we approach Graduation Day, we close out another year by reflecting on and celebrating the achievements of our Bluehawk staff and students. We are already looking forward to the next year and the beginning of our new, innovative 2-Year Kindergarten program.
Each spring, we develop a budget for the upcoming school year that is decided on by district voters in May. Every vote matters and it is important to be an informed voter. I hope you find this information helpful in understanding the Hudson City School District’s proposed budget for the next school year.
The early years of a child’s education contribute not only to their future successes in life but are the first steps on the pathway to becoming lifelong learners. It is in these formative years that children develop a love of learning and we strive to create and maintain a caring, nurturing and secure learning environment for all our students.
Taken at face value, graduation rates offer a seemingly simple comparison between school districts. With closer examination, these figures are more complex than they may appear. Many are unaware that there are two different graduation rates and what the differences are.