Hixson Happenings

24th Issue, September 20, 2019

Reminder-Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 20: Hixson Band plays halftime show at WGSD football game

Thursday, September 26: Hixson Speaker Series Event 5:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, October 2: Joelle Charbonneau visit

Thursday, October 3: Firenza Fundraiser 4:30pm-8:30pm

Speaker Series Event

Dear Parent(s),

Life as a middle schooler can sometimes be tough. Life with a middle schooler can sometimes be tough. Join our counseling team and group of experts who are presenting a variety of topics next Thursday, 9/26. Please click here for descriptions of the sessions. You are welcome to drop in and out as your schedule allows.

Joelle Charboneau visit

Author Joelle Charbonneau will visit our school on Wednesday, October 2nd to talk about her books (including her new book Verify) and her career. At the end of her appearance, she will sign books for any students who wish to purchase them. This author visit is made possible by Webster Groves’ independent bookstore THE NOVEL NEIGHBOR, and Verify (discounted, no tax) is available for this visit only through them. LINK FOR BOOK ORDER FORM

Firenza Pizza Fundraiser

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

It is time to begin scheduling our fall Parent/Teacher conferences. Conferences will be held on October 7th, 8th, and 10th. Please visit the link below to schedule conferences with your child's teachers. It will be helpful to have your child's schedule available when visiting the site so that you are able to schedule conferences with all of your child's teachers.


https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1


For a video tutorial on how to use the conference scheduling site, please visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85H2veT8ZM


If you have any questions, please email your child's teachers or call the main office at 963-6450.

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Hixson PTO Sponsored Conference Dinner

Every year the PTO organizes an evening meal for the faculty and staff during parent-teacher conferences. This year we will be providing a catered dinner, beverages, snacks and desserts for a quick meal on Monday, October 7, 2019. We need your help to make this all possible. Please click the link below to sign up or donate money. Thank you for your support!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054EADA623A0FB6-hixson6

Junior Statesmen Gear

Click here to purchase your junior statesmen gear. Deadline to purchase is October 9th!
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Hixson Student Trivia

Friday, Oct. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

Hixson Cafeteria

• Turn in form with full payment to the office by 10/10/19.

• Limited number of tables available. Tables filled based on date registration is received.

• Sign up in teams of 6 to 1 players. Forms with less than 6 names will be placed with others to form a full team.

• Hixson-themed trivia! Games between rounds! Prizes!
• Snacks available for purchase. Bring cash! Water provided.

Rock and Roll Bingo

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PTO Meetings

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Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Our 2019-2020 meeting schedule is below. We meet from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Webster Groves St. Louis Bread Company (21 Allen Street off of Lockwood).


Please join us for resource sharing and to collaborate on ideas regarding our kids’ experiences in WGSD.


2019-2020 Coffee and Conversations will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm at the St. Louis Bread Company in Webster Groves:


Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, November 20

Wednesday, January 22

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday, March 25

Wednesday, April 22


The Webster Groves district Parent Advisory Council (PAC) was formed by families who expect that children with disabilities and/or unique learning needs are educated effectively, afforded the dignity of belonging, and valued throughout all Webster Groves School District learning

opportunities and experiences. PAC representatives communicate regularly and directly with

Special School District (SSD) and Webster Groves administrators about the needs and interests of students who have IEPs and 504 plans. We hope that as we continue to grow, our membership will be representative of the full diversity of our student body and their families. Please join the Webster Groves PAC Facebook group or contact us for more information about our meetings or if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help!


Contacts: JJ Gossrau: jjgossrau@gmail.com and Rebecca O’Laughlin: rebeccamichellelinz@gmail.com

Child ID Event

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Webster Groves School District Foundation

Did you know that the Webster Groves School District Foundation gave over $36,000 in grants to district teachers last school year? These grants have helped bring innovative projects and teaching to your child's school! The Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events (Webster on Wheels, Run for Webster and more). If you have time to give or want to learn more about the Foundation please email info@wgsdfoundation.org

Box Tops

We are happy to accept Box Tops in the main office if you have them! We appreciate your support of our school!

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