March 25, 2021

How Can We Respond to Anti-Asian Sentiment?

This week we saw another incident adding to the increasing Anti-Asian violence reported in the news since the pandemic began a year ago. These frightening and appalling images hit home for many of us because the victims remind us of ourselves, family members, friends, and neighbors. We as a school community respect and value people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. There is no more important work than instilling these values in our students and children. Each one of us can do our part to use this as a teachable moment.
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. 
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
Sarah Mattle - Student Panel

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.
December 4, 2020

What it means to be a strong culture by Michael Morgan

Culture is one of those terms that, when asked to define, is extremely difficult to put your finger on. It’s the fabric woven in our everyday beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. Unseen, but ubiquitous.
November 4, 2020

Dr. Tom Lickona speaks about raising kind kids

During last weeks' National Character Counts Week, HudsonWay Immersion School was honored to host Dr. Tom Lickona, considered the father of modern character education for a webinar opened to the public, “How to Raise Kind Kids”.
October 31, 2020

Halloween social-emotional skill building activities at HWIS and a note on handling fear

HWIS students involved in the Spanish track showcased their knowledge of the culture and language in projects that involved research, creativity, and presentational skills.