The Academic Penthalon is designed to include students of three academic levels. Each seventh and eighth grade level team consists of three "A" students, three "B" students and three "C" students, as determined by official GPA. Our Academic Penthalon team meets every Thursday after school from 4:10 to 5:10 and Friday mornings from 8:10 to 8:40.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and AVID Excel (for our ELL students) are college readiness programs. These programs prepare students academically by utilizing strategies in reading, writing, thinking and speaking. AVID students are enrolled in the most rigorous curriculum a school can offer, and motivated to complete a college preparatory path. Hudson's AVID scholars meet daily in their AVID elective class.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle school (grades 7–8). To be considered for the honor of membership applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service, and scholarship. The National Junior Honor Society teaches students how to become a leader, also NJHS helps students learn good citizenship to use later on in their life. Our National Junior Honors Society has over 100 members.
Hudson has an award winning Robotics team. This is our 13th year to continue our exceptional Robotics program. Our entire Robotics team meets every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 4:00 to 6:00 and every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The mission of our Youth and Government team is to help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation. The goal is to create an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding while learning the meaning of social action through an actual hands-on experience in government. This organization meets every Friday after school from 4:00 to 5:00.
The Black Student Association (BSA) is a social club specifically designed to advocate around issues that are important to Black students at Hudson Middle School. Our goal is to educate all students on Black culture and become a support network that will result in higher academic achievement, increased positive behavior and a greater level of civic responsibility on the part of Black students at our school. This is a warm and welcoming atmosphere that everyone is welcome to attend.
The Hudson Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student led organization with faculty sponsor, Coach Cox. The peer FCA leaders plan a weekly huddle for all student body to participate in. This is a warm and welcoming atmosphere that everyone is welcome to attend. Huddles consist of games, devotions, fellowship, and snacks.
Our student council is a group of elected student leaders and volunteers who work with an adult advisor to collaborate with others to impact their school community, which impacts their city or town, which impacts our state, which impacts our country, which changes the world.
Step team routines are a form of dancing with roots steeped in African-American culture. At the same time, the modern step teams are all-inclusive, with a diverse range of races, genders, and cultural backgrounds shared by the members. Most of all, though, they share a passion for the dance. Our step team consists of ten members and meets to practice every Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.
Both our 7th and 8th Grade Cheerleaders won Best Overall at the first ever Garland ISD Cheer Classic in 2022! We are so proud of their hard work and thankful for the energy and school spirit they bring to Hudson.