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8th grade Electives


HMS students participate in UIL Basketball/Cross Country/Volleyball (fall) and Track (spring).  Tryouts are held in the fall or previous spring.  Students must meet UIL requirements in order to participate.

See also:  HMS Athletics homepages

Physical Education

Physical Education will cover the following: individual and team sports as well as health and wellness concepts.  Once a student completes physical education, they will have acquired life long skills that will help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Art I&II/Ceramics

Art I & II students will continue work on the Elements of Art and the principles of Design.  Students will continue to express their creativity with a variety of media to include; graphite, charcoal, ink, pastels, conte’, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, mixed media, clay,and  printmaking materials.  Fees:  $3.00 for the ceramics unit.
Students receiving HS Credit will follow attendance guidelines set up by HS.  All projects must be completed.

Ceramics is a full-year course where students will learn both hand-building methods of working with clay and have the opportunity for wheel-thrown pottery also.  There is a ceramic fee of $10 to cover costs of clay and glazes.

Melanie Moses:

MS Band/Band Percussion

Middle School Band is a class open to all students who have passed both sections of the Beginning Band class the previous year. Students who decide to take Middle School Band will take the next step towards becoming an outstanding musician by learning to hone the soloist skill and playing in a varsity ensemble. Many new opportunities will be available (trips) for those who decide to join this class. We work with those students who would like to do sports or other extra-curriculars as well. We hope you continue to be apart of the band family. Fees: $75.00 (includes uniform for the year and all supplies for the class).

Stephen Sterling:


Choir is for students who like to sing!  No audition or previous experience is necessary, although it is beneficial if students have taken a music class during the previous school year.  7th and 8th graders meet together for choir during a regular elective period.  7th/8th grade choir students have a chance to be selected to proudly represent Hudson at UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest and also have the option of participating in Solo & Ensemble Contest and All-Region Honor Choir tryouts.  The choir performs in concerts multiple times a year, as well as going on several field trips.  (We've traveled to Six Flags, Pinstacks, and Splash Kingdom!)  Fees:  $10 for choir shirt to wear during performances; students with financial hardship will be helped.  Come on over and join our team!

Mary Turner:


The AVID program is aimed at directing students to a level of higher education. This will be done by teaching organizational skills, proper study habits, and developing the learning process with critical thinking skills.  AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Essentially, the AVID class is one that prepares students for rigorous classes in middle school and high school. Its ultimate goal, however, is to prepare students for college.

Jessica Cox:

Journalism (Yearbook)

The yearbook course has been designed to provide students with the journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook. Actual work results in the school’s yearbook. The publication strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in which the school and the community can take pride.

Jessica Cox:

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HMS NewsCrew is a group of students who learn and use many aspects of media production.  NewsCrew members have duties like research, writing news articles, video & editing work, photography, graphic design, and podcasting.  Students interested in this program must have the highest level of responsibility and self-driven character.  They must be able to work independently and in groups to meet deadlines.


Media Center Aide

Media Center Aides have the opportunity to interact with other students, teachers, school staff, and parent volunteers, and are expected to represent Hudson Middle School in a professional, courteous manner at all times.  Media Center Aides are responsible for assisting students and teachers with locating and checking out media center materials, as well as reshelving books and helping to maintain the media center.

Coach Meisel:

Office Aide

Office Aides have the opportunity to interact with other students, teachers, school staff, and parents in either the front or attendance office.  These students are expected to represent Hudson Middle School in a professional, courteous manner at all times.  Office Aides complete a wide variety of tasks as assigned by the office staff and principals.



Kelli Davis:

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Principles of Bioscience

Principles of Bioscience (HS Credit) - Students will research new technologies that are being used in conjunction with science. Students will also learn how to maintain the hydroponics lab, where we grow produce indoors that is used right here at the HMS cafeteria. This class is recommended for those who enjoy growing produce, as well as those interested in the development of technology within the agriculture, health, and criminal justice industries.  

Kelli Davis:

Principles of Engineering & Aeronautics

Principles of Engineering and Aeronautics provides the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of professional pilot training, aircraft construction, rocketry, and unmanned aircraft systems (drones). Students will also learn about the wide variety of exciting and rewarding careers available to them.

Carla Ladner:

Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

This course is an introduction to Agriculture, with an emphasis on learning about the many opportunities available within the FFA organization.  It is designed as an exploratory class, to investigate the many different sectors of the Agriculture industry.  This class also serves as a prerequisite for other Ag classes that you may be interested in taking in the future; including welding, construction, animal management, horticulture, wildlife management, and others.

Dana Rosario:

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