Hixson Happenings

67th Issue, March 5, 2021

Important Dates

March 8 - Hixson Summer Academy info shared with parents
March 10 - Hixson Summer Academy registration opens
March 19 - No School

March 22 - March 26 - Spring Break

April 16 - Hixson Summer Academy registration closes

May 26 - Virtual 8th grade Promotion Ceremony

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest video

Please click the link below to view a video of all the wonderful doors that were decorated last month in honor of Black History Month. You will be amazed by what our students and staff created!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oqhEOetQED1A_c9w9FloBNKsOfxPEV3/view?usp=sharing

Hixson Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner

Parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner and that means long days ahead for our teachers. Every year the PTO organizes an evening meal for the faculty and staff during parent-teacher conferences. This spring we will be serving tamales from the Tamale Man, beverages, snacks, and cookies for a quick meal on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. We need your help to make this all possible.


This year, due to Covid 19, the PTO will purchase all of the food and beverages for the meal. If you would like to help out, please contribute digitally through the PTO PayPal Link. We will also receive cash and check donations. Please bring any donations to the front office – folks in the office will place the money into an envelope for the PTO meal fund! Please mark your envelope "PTO Conference Meal Money".


Thank you for your generosity in supporting our teaching staff at Hixson Middle School!

With Gratitude,

Hixson Middle School PTO

SIgn Up for 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.

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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