Hixson Happenings

66th Issue, February 26, 2021

3rd quarter ends Friday, March 5, 2021!

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest!

We would like to thank Hixson students and staff or their participation in Hixson's Black History Month door decorating contest! It has been really amazing to see all of the designs blossom into meaningful celebrations of Black history. Please see the pictures of the doors that won our Black History Month door decorating contest! Mrs. Creath's Statesman Time (door 1) is the winner for virtual, and Ms. Kraushaar's Statesman Time (door 2) is the winner for in-person. They did an awesome job!

Mrs. Creath's Statesman Time
Big picture

Parent Teacher Conferences

Hixson’s Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are March 16 and 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom meetings. There is not as much time allotted for spring conferences as there is for fall conferences. Therefore, if you recently had a meeting with your child's teachers and/or do not have any concerns you need to discuss with your child’s teachers, we ask that you refrain from signing up for a conference at this time.


To sign up for a conference, please visit the following site:


https://ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1

Revised Plan for Supporting Quarantined Students

Please click on the link below to access our revised plan for supporting students who are quarantined. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

PTO Donation Request

The Hixson Middle School PTO is currently accepting donations! Please click the link below for information on how to donate.

From the Library

Mrs. Tumminello has created a series on social media and the middle schooler. The information will appear in this newsletter each week until it's complete. Click on the link below to access part 3 of this series.

Meet & Eat - Statesmen Do Lunch!

The Hixson counselors would like to invite our virtual students to “Meet and Eat: Statesmen Do Lunch!” Meet and Eat will be a weekly lunch that is held for our virtual students via Zoom. Our purpose is to help students with support and also give them time to socialize and play games with peers that are also virtual. The meetings will be held during all lunches on every Wednesday of the month and will begin next Wednesday on February 10th. Feel free to join with snacks or a meal for lunchtime.


Please also indicate your interest in participating by submitting this form to us. Parents, if you are filling out this form for your child, please respond to the questions as if you were your child. We will send the Zoom link to all students who sign up, so please sign up ASAP!


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Del’Brica Flowers (flowers.delbrica@wgmail.org) or Christy Keating (keating.christy@wgmail.org).

Attention 8th grade Parents!

As part of our 8th Grade Celebration, we will be showing a presentation with pictures of every student. We are asking parents for help by submitting 2 pictures of your child - one from their Kindergarten year and one from their 8th grade year. These do not have to be school pictures.

Please email your pictures to hill.brian2@wgcloud.org by April 16th. To help with organizing all of these pictures, please:


  1. Make sure your pictures are .png or .jpg files.

  2. Name these files as:

    1. LastName.FirstName-1 (Kindergarten), LastName.FirstName-2 (8th grade)

SIS and Canvas

This is a quick reminder for parents to please remember to check SIS for grades. SIS is our live and final gradebook. If your student moved from virtual to responsive or from responsive to virtual, the Canvas pages might show that the student has missing assignments from semester 1. If that message shows up on your students' Canvas page, it should be disregarded.

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

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All WGSD Students

All Webster Groves School District students – whether in the Responsive Learning Plan or the Virtual Program -- continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday -Friday.

Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning can choose their meal daily in the classroom.


For home delivery or meal pick up, please sign up using the below link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url .


If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org .

Check out our menus at https://webster.nutrislice.com/ or download the Nutrislice app!

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