Hixson Happenings

45th Issue, September 4, 2020

Dancing in September!

One of my favorite songs is Dancing in September by Earth, Wind, and Fire because it is full of positivity, love, and awesome music. The chords...the horns...everything about this song is pure musical genius. I was in band for a large portion of my k-12 education so my brain will forever be trained to listen to what is actually happening with the music; such is the benefit of music education.

When I was a high school administrator, I loved to hear our marching band perform this song at half time during Friday night football because it spread joy all throughout the stadium. This is the type of messaging we need right now given everything that is happening around us. Please help me usher in the month of September with this amazing song. If you listen to it, I hope it brings you as much joy as it brings me!

Dr. Mayes

Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Official Video)

Hixson Spirit Wear Store!

Many parents said they loved our Hixson staff t-shirts that we were wearing on Materials Pick Up Day and asked if they were available to purchase. We heard your requests loud and clear and have decided to open up a Hixson Spirit Wear Store! Please click on the link below to see the many options that are available for purchase. Proceeds will go to our efforts to beautify Hixson's campus.

From the Library

Dear Hixson Parents,

I’m happy to announce that there is a new digital reading app available now for you and your students. Sora is a wonderful platform that uses OverDrive and is free to all WGSD students. It can be downloaded and used on phones, tablets, chromebooks, desktops, and laptops. It’s also available through Apple or Android devices.

After the app is downloaded (Sora, by OverDrive) or the website is launched through Clever www.clever.com students do not have to worry about login information while using Sora. Search for and select Webster Groves School District as your child’s school.

Middle school selected books, informational books, audiobooks, and graphic novels have all been selected to engage your student and encourage reading at the level where they are most comfortable. You can also easily add in your local public library to expand the options for all students.

For more information on Sora please visit www.soraapp.com

Happy Reading!

Hixson After School Activities

Please click the link below to view the options for 1st semester after school activities.

Counselors' Newsletter

Please take a moment to read a newsletter from our amazing counselors!

Well Care Check In

Throughout the year Hixson Counselors provide families in need with necessities to include but not limited to food, hygiene items, and clothing. We are including a link to a survey to identify any current needs within our Hixson family. Please take time to complete this confidential survey (below). A Hixson Counselor will reach out if a need is identified for your family.

Well Care Check In Survey

Hixson Counseling Groups

Hixson's counseling department will be offering weekly counseling groups to students. Click on the link below for more information!

Do You Still Need a Device?

The Webster Groves School District will provide a device for your child to use this semester for virtual classes. If you already have a device, please use it as we are limited in our supply of devices to share.

If you need a device for your student, please go to the Service Center (3232 S. Brentwood Blvd) to pick one up at your convenience between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Technology Support

Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to help give our learners and families the most efficient system to help us keep track of technology support requests. Use this site to submit when you are having technology difficulties with your child's equipment/access/accounts/etc.


Meal Pick Up Information

Click the link below to access information regarding Webster Groves School District meal pick up. Please complete the survey if you are in need of meal service.

Weekly Meal Information Survey

Team Newsletters

Fine Arts

Band, Choir, Orchestra, Drama, Art

Practical Arts

FACS, Shop, Tech Ed