About Jahna Balk

Director of Development and Communications for The Hudson School.

Hudson Fifth Graders Lose Their Marbles for the Marble Run Project!

Hudson Fifth Graders Lose Their Marbles for the Marble Run Project In the 2015-16 school year, Hudson teacher Rusty Laracuenti (Alumnus, The Hudson School Class of 2004) found himself challenged to adapt his high school and college-level physics and engineering curriculum to work with fifth graders. “I found that the traditional physical science [...]

2017-06-28T12:04:38+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

Hats off to the Class of 2017 On Saturday, June 17, 2017, The Hudson School graduated its twenty-third 12th grade class at a ceremony at Stevens Institute's Debaun Auditorium. Our thirty-ninth eighth grade also celebrated their transition to high school with a special moving up ceremony held the evening before at Community Church of Hoboken. [...]

2017-06-23T19:50:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

College Counselors Corner: Summer Mode

Dear Parents, Next week, students take final exams and switch into summer mode—unless they’re college-bound or rising seniors. Those in Junior Seminar are going home with drafts of their personal essay and ZeeMee supplement. While away from Hudson, they can access a shared doc with a suggested college list. Hopefully, their short list will be [...]

2017-06-02T11:44:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Let’s Make a Deal

Dear Parents, Until recently, the media has focused on college applicants and their admissions decisions. With National College Decision Day behind us, we’re seeing more about the colleges themselves, including their financials, business models and attributes. Let’s make a deal at Juniata! Colleges That Discount Some students are taking their financial aid offers [...]

2017-05-25T21:10:37+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Juniors Get Ready

Dear Parents, There are only so many weeks left of school. Aside from preparing for TED talks, SATs, ACTs and finals, juniors must draft their Common App Personal Essay. (It’s due next Wednesday.) For them, the process you’ve been hearing about—or perhaps experienced with another child—is heating up. So read on, and soak up what [...]

2017-05-12T12:47:49+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

The Hudson School Girls’ Math Team Takes the Silver

THS Enters the Fray with Surprising Results On April 20th, a small team of students from The Hudson School participated in a competition held in New York City called “Girls’ Adventure in Math”. As the name suggests, the competition challenges a team of four seventh and eighth grade girls to solve problems that require mathematical [...]

2017-05-05T17:45:38+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: And they’re off . . .

Dear Parents, And they’re off . . . Could we have a bigger week for celebration (other than the last week of school)? Monday, May 1, was National College Decision Day, when accepted students officially committed to a college. Today, of course, is el cinco de mayo. Knowing it falls on a Friday will likely [...]

2017-05-05T17:19:00+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Get Set

Dear Parents, As we get set for the homestretch, Hudson students are busy with classes, projects, exams and, for juniors, standardized tests. Of course, nothing stands still in the world of college admissions. Here are some newsworthy items. Keep it in Perspective This week, Valerie Strauss of  the Washington Post warned students not to “romanticize [...]

2017-05-05T17:14:00+00:00 April 28th, 2017|