Superintendent Report to the School Board - May 22, 2023

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Update

Last week the administrative team had a workshop to review the goals and priorities for next year. The discussion was focused on academic rigor with a deep discussion on reading, writing, and mathematics. There was in-depth feedback on areas to improve math achievement with analyzing winter I-Ready results and state assessment results. The administrative team discussed curriculum and instructional resources, math interventions, and teacher professional development as improvement areas.

On May 9, the Air Force JROTC Awards ceremony was held at Alvirne High School. I want to thank Lt. Colonel Cheetham and Colonel Cole for inviting me to attend. The students facilitated the award ceremony recognizing students’ accomplishments. It was a great evening.

Last week, I attended Alvirne FFA Chapter Annual Banquet at the Alvirne Farm. There were degree recipients and senior recognition with graduation cords. The state officers did an excellent job! I would like to recognize the advisors Ms. Beaudry, Mrs. Bliss, Mrs. Hill, and Mr. Marshall. Thank you for inviting me to this wonderful event!

Community Engagement Update

The grand opening of the Dr. H.O. Smith School playground occurred on Friday, May 12. The students were excited and Principal Mary-Ellen Labrie welcomed them to the new playground. It was great to have HCTV there to capture this wonderful day. Again, a special thanks to all involved for making this project possible.

Last week, the Wilbur H. Palmer CTE Center at Alvirne received a generous donation of a hands-on CPR kit that high school students can learn valuable training on. This donation is from Darthmouth Health and American Heart Association and donation amounts to $750.00. A special thanks to Robyn Birren, Director, School Engagement-American Heart Association and Shirley Daley, BSN/RN Practice Manager, Specialty Services, Darthmouth Health Network.

Strategic Planning Committee Update

The strategic planning committee met last week, the committee discussed the purpose and direction of the Hudson School District as part of a new five-year plan process. The committee also discussed updating the committee composition for next year to have representation from teachers, staff, parents, and the community.

Hiring Update

On May 10, Hills Garrison Elementary School staff met both finalists for the principal position, and families and the community met both principal candidates. Later in the week, finalists' interviews were conducted, and a nomination will proceed to the School Board for final approval. I am grateful to the interview committee that assisted in a thorough process for this position.

There are many teaching interviews occurring with finalist interviews for teaching positions at Alvirne High School and at Hills Garrison Elementary School with nominations moving forward to the School Board. Additionally, Hudson Memorial School is interviewing for teaching positions that will move forward for finalists interviews this week.

Respectfully submitted,

Daniel Moulis, Ed. D