HudsonWay Immersion School Blog

March 8, 2021

Immersion Education: Supporting Equity, Unity and Gifted Students  

Immersion education can enhance unity in future generations. A study conducted at the University of Massachusetts showed that white students who learned Spanish were more likely to have positive attributes associated with photos of Latino children as compared to white students who studied alongside Latino students but were not learning Spanish. 
March 8, 2021

HWIS Celebrates Literacy Month

We kick off our month in Week 1 with students “dressed” in celebration of their favorite characters in literature. Students can come to school dressed according to the theme of the day:  Pajamas (Monday), Foreign Character Day (Tuesday), Silly Stories (Wacky Wednesday), Myths and Legends (Thursday), and Fantasy (Friday)
February 4, 2021

Black History Art

New Jersey campus art teacher Christine Maloney introduced students in Grade 2 to Jacob Lawrence, an African American artist inspired by the cultural visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance. 
February 4, 2021

Martin Luther King speech contest 

We are thrilled to announce our two winners for the MLK Speech Contest entitled “My Dream for a World of Equity and Unity”. 🤩 Entries were judged based on content and delivery.
February 4, 2021

Poetry inspiration from Amanda Gorman

Our NY 6th and 7th grade students, inspired by Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, studied alliteration and figurative language, and authored poems about their hopes and dreams for the future. 
January 25, 2021

Nelyda Miguel Selected as Next Head of School for HudsonWay Immersion School

Nelyda (Nely) Miguel, a K-8 education administrator with more than 20 years of experience, has been selected as the new Head of School for HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS).
January 7, 2021

Benefits of Immersion Learning by Charles Doyle

Immersion learning has a big benefit on all of the students that attend the school. It makes us different from others that might only learn english in their schools.
January 7, 2021

Opening Doors, The Gift of a Language by Sarah Mattle

Learning Spanish has benefited me so much. It has allowed me to connect with my mom’s family, in Colombia, in a way that I couldn’t have if I did not speak the language.