The Superintendent’s Corner
One of my top priorities is to make sure our school district is consistently communicating with parents, staff and the community. The quickest way to do that nowadays is through social media. Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we are able to post photos and videos along with information to tell the stories of our students and district in an easily accessible way. You can follow us on Twitter: @hudsonohschools; Facebook: Hudson City Schools, Ohio; and Instagram: hudsoncityschoolsohio.
But there are many other ways to keep stakeholders informed. Each Friday, we send out a brief video to all district families called “Hudson Connects Weekly” to highlight happenings and achievements within the district. It is also posted on social media and on our website under communications for the community to view. We tape these videos with the help of Hudson Community Television, located in our high school. It is a great community service partnership between the city and the school district.
This school year, the communications department debuted a print newsletter, “Hudson Explorers Connect,” which is sent three times each year (fall, winter, spring) to every household in the district community. By the time you read this article, you should have received the Winter 2023 edition in your mailbox. Highlights in this issue include a financial update, student scholastic art awards and kindergarten registration information.
At the beginning of January, we started a weekly podcast called “Explorers on the Mic.” Each week, we invite guests into the podcasting studio and discuss a particular topic related to the district. To date, we’ve covered the importance of athletics and the community, our Service Learning Program, and the impact of HCER, to name a few. The student guests have done an amazing job in sharing their passions with us. The newest podcasts are released each Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. You can also find all of the podcasts on the district website at hudson.k12.oh.us under communications.
We want to hear from you if there is another way you want to receive your district communications or if you have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear more about. Feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com with your thoughts. ∞