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8th grade Electives

Athletics

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.
 

Coach Meisel:  meiselrj@hudsonisd.org

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: moses@hudsonisd.org

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: stephensterling@hudsonisd.org

Choir

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:  maryturner@hudsonisd.org

AVID

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:  jessicacox@hudsonisd.org

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: jessicacox@hudsonisd.org

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NewsCrew

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.

Dawn Young:  dawnyoung@hudsonisd.org

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.

Dawn Young:  dawnyoung@hudsonisd.org

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.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Students will learn how to use CAD software to design objects in 3D and blueprints in 2D.  Students will also learn to use those files to 3D print prototypes and then build the objects out of materials such as wood and metal.  They will use power tools such as a CNC machine, table saw, drill press, etc., while learning how to maintain a safe environment for all. This class is recommended for those who enjoy building using tools, making and using accurate measurements, and  are interested in learning how to design objects using a computer.

Stephen Matheny: stephenmatheny@hudsonisd.org

Fundamentals of Computer Science

Students will learn basic to advanced concepts of coding and the fundamentals of becoming a developer. Students will learn to use Google apps script, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS as well as frameworks to create simple programs. This class is recommended for those interested in coding and those interested in taking high school coding/computer/robotics classes.

Stephen Matheny:  stephenmatheny@hudsonisd.org

Principles of Bioscience

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.

Stephen Matheny:  stephenmatheny@hudsonisd.org

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:  ladnerc@hudsonisd.org

 
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:  rosariod@hudsonisd.org

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