Hixson Happenings

56th Issue, November 20, 2020

Reflections on this week

Thank you for another amazing week of school! Here are just a few reminders as we continue with in person learning.


  • Parents who drop off their student on the S. Elm side of the school should not park in the parking spots on the S. Elm lot. These spots are reserved for our teachers so that they have a place to park when they arrive to work.
  • Please do not drop your student off on S. Elm Avenue. This is dangerous because it requires the student to cross multiple lanes of traffic to get to the school.
  • Please remind your student that they must wear a mask even if they are outside.
  • Please make sure your student brings their device to school each day. We have experienced some issues with students forgetting their Chromebooks at home.


If you bring your student to school after 8:25 am, your student is considered late to school and the procedure below will need to be followed.


Student Late Arrival and Early Pick Up Procedures (after 8:25 am)

For students who arrive at school late (after 8:25 am) we will use the following procedures. Non-essential visitors will not be allowed to enter the building.


Late Arrival Procedure

  • Park in the circle drive in front of the cafeteria entrance.

  • Call the school office (314-963-6450). Let them know you are here to drop off your student.

  • A Hixson staff member will meet students at the door, walk them to the office, help them sign in, and write them a pass to class.

Information about Grades at Hixson

We are about half way through the 2nd term and would like to take a moment to share how grades are calculated in Tyler SIS. At Hixson, we have a grading policy that weighs formative assignments (homework, daily check ins, quizzes, etc.) as 20% of the student’s grade and summative assignments (tests, culminating projects, etc.) as 80% of a student’s grade.


The term 1 grade is calculated using this formula for all assignments graded from August 24 to October 23. The term 2 grade is calculated using this formula for all assignments assigned from October 26 to December 22. The semester 1 grade is a calculated using this formula for all assignments from August 24 to December 22. The semester grade is the cumulative grade. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s grade-level principal.

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Technology Support

Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to provide our learners and families with the most efficient system for submitting technology support requests. Use this site to submit your request when you are having issues with your student's equipment/access/accounts/etc.


https://wgsd.on.spiceworks.com/portal

Hixson Spirit Week!

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Hixson Logo Design Contest!

As part of the process of merging Hixson and Steger together, we are rebranding our school! We are inviting Hixson and Steger students and staff to submit a design to inspire our new logo. Click on the attachment below for more information.

23rd Annual Webster's Best Chili Fest - 2020 Pandemic Edition

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Picture Day - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records. This will be your special opportunity to purchase your school pictures! Don’t forget to dress appropriately as the school dress code will apply. Please direct all questions, concerns, or special requests directly to Wagner Portrait Group. We are happy to help! 1-800-444-7986 info@wagnerportaitgroup.com


Link to order pictures: https://bit.ly/31ZMvHp

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More Hixson Spirit Wear!

Interested in purchasing Jr. Statesman spirit wear? Please view the flyer below for more details! The deadline has been extended!
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Amighettis Gives Back!

Please view the flyer below for information regarding Hixson Middle School Night at Amighetti's on December 8!
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WGSD Community Care Food Pantry

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Meal Pick Up Information

During distance learning, Webster Groves students will still have access to free breakfast and lunch available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School or home delivery. Click HERE for meal sign up, or contact us at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org with any questions.


Click on the attachment below to read about Chartwells' health and safety precautions.

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