MS Annual Education Report Cover Letter
School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter

 

April 4, 2016

 

Dear Parents and Community Members:

 

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-2015 educational progress for the Hudson Area Schools district. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Denise Handy at 517-448-8912 ext. 227 for assistance.

 

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.hudson.k12.mi.us or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.

 

Key challenges for Hudson Middle School in 2014-2015 were a high rate of free and reduced lunch students and attendance issues. The key initiatives being undertaken include extended day initiatives, changing the attendance policy, testing incentives and incentives for success with grades, behavior and attendance.

 

State law requires that we also report additional information.

 

  1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL- Hudson Area Schools is a School of Choice school. Students approved as a School of Choice student as well as all students living in the Hudson Area Schools district boundaries are assigned to a building according to their given grade level. Students in 6th-8th grade were assigned to Hudson Middle School for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
  2. STATUS OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN – Hudson Middle School is in the 7th year of the School Improvement Plan. The School Improvement Plan for Hudson Middle School can be accessed at the school website www.hudson.k12.mi.us under the HS/MS menu and is also available upon request in the Middle School office.
  3. SPECIALIZED SCHOOLS: The students of Hudson Area Schools receive special education services through the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD). In addition to the specialized schools, students receive diagnostic testing, school psychology, school social work, physical and occupational therapy, career technical education, special needs training and speech pathology services.
    The Lenawee Intermediate School District provides educational services to students from birth through age 26 who have severe handicaps. Students with severe physical, mental, emotional or sensory impairments may receive their educational program at a classroom operated by the LISD.
    In cooperation with the Lenawee County Probate Court, the LISD operates the juvenile education program housed at the Maurice Spear Campus.
    LISD operates special education classrooms in local districts including classrooms for students with physical or other health impairments and hearing impairments in Madison; Less than 10 students from Hudson Area Schools attended this program in 2013-2014 abd 2014-2015, and classrooms for students with cognitive impairments in Tecumseh and Adrian; Less than 10 students from Hudson Area Schools attended this program in 2013-2014 abd 2014-2015.
    The LISD PREP Academy provides educational programs for teen parents from Lenawee County. During the student's instructional program, childcare support is provided. No students from Hudson Middle School attended this program in 2013-20104 and 2014-2015.
    The LISD TECH Center offers career technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors.
    Local districts operate special education classrooms open to students from other districts. Less than 10 students from Hudson Middle School attended this program in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
  4. CORE CURRICULUM – A copy of the core curriculum used at Hudson Middle School is available upon request at the Middle School Counseling Office (517) 448-8912 ext. 336.
  5. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS – EXPLORE Test results for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school year are available upon request at the High School Counseling Office (517) 448-8912 ext. 336. Other assessment data can be found on the Middle School Assessment Data Link under the Annual Report on the Administration tab of the Hudson Area Schools website: www.hudson.k12.mi.us
  6. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

 

Conference Time

Conference Date

Number of Students

Percentage

Fall 2014

10/16/2014

155

69%

Fall 2013

10/17/2013

136

67%

Winter 2015

1/29/2015

91

46%

Winter 2014

2/13/2014

84

41%

Spring 2015

4/23/2015

66

33%

Spring 2014

4/24/2014

53

27%

Totals 2014-2015

 

324

48%

Totals 2013-2014

 

273

45%

 

Congratulations to Middle School students and staff on another successful school year. Your hard work continues to pay off. Thank you for your dedication to learning!

 

Sincerely,
Lance Horwath, Principal
Hudson Middle School