Glebe Students Celebrate Perseverance

students gather around to pet HudsonThis morning at Glebe’s monthly Morning Program, students and staff celebrated perseverance and their hero dog, Hudson. Hudson helped Glebe Principal Abbey North read the story “Amelia Who Could Fly.”  Mrs. North noted the similarities between hero dog Hudson and Amelia.

Amelia faced numerous financial and prejudicial obstacles along the way but never let them stop her. Hudson continues to be an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere, working as a therapy dog, helping other animals through Huddy’s Buddies, and his Kindness is Powerful program. The Kindness is Powerful program teaches kids about the importance of being kind to animals and pet ownership.

In December 2016, Glebe students and staff first met Hudson when he came to talk about embracing our differences, hard work, and perseverance.  Students raised over $500 for Hudson to be used toward his increasing medical costs.*

Hudson on leash in gymThe lesson this morning was to follow your passion and don’t give up! You can do anything you set your mind to. Hudson faces certain challenges in his life with a prosthetic paw and now a wheelchair – but that doesn’t stop him. You can do anything you set your mind to! Amelia wasn’t just an aviator, she wrote several books, worked for an airline, and became a magazine editor. She was an expert in her field and helped challenge traditional thinking. Hudson helps us do the same – by instilling in all of us that just because you are different, doesn’t mean you are not special. It doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. Of course you can!

Both Hudson and Amelia have followed their passions, dedicated their lives to reaching their dreams, and were not afraid to take on challenges others wouldn’t.

Students were encouraged to take a minute and think about who – or what – has inspired them. Mrs. North shared that next month they would be talking about what inspires them, about what they want to be when they grow up, and their future. Glebe will celebrate with Career Week and  Johnstown’s annual graduation walk.

students of the month line up for group photoAlso at the Morning Program, students of the month were recognized for their respectful, responsible, safe, and ready to learn behavior. Congratulations to Michael Clodgoe, Allison Ramirez, Aiden Satterlee, Janessa Tran, Ian Horning, Jillian Fudger, Camdon Jones, Sean Heffernan, Zoe Kobas, Matilda Smith, and Monique Houghton.

Top readers for April were honored as well: Sarah Clemons, Ayden Smith, Alyssa McArthur, Sophia Dittmer, Noah Rumrill, Isabella Calabrese, Janessa Tran, Brielle Swedick, Soria Hock, Mason Barter, Hayden Ackerknecht, Olivia Stramezzi, and Kaiden DeRonda. Over 80 students were honored with Outstanding Attendance awards for third quarter.

boy and girl musicians of the month with certificatesCongratulations to our Artists of the Month: Carson Cheney and Althea Cooper. Congratulations to our Musicians of the Month: Malania Sepanara and David Jarabeck.

Lastly, congratulations to our Silver Apple Award winners- Mrs. Caputo’s Class. Keep up the great work!

*Several Hudson fans asked this morning how they can help! Donations can be made by check and sent to: Richard Nash, PO Box 281, East Schodack, NY 12063. 


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