Hixson Happenings

57th Issue, December 4, 2020

Reminders for the week

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

  • Cell Phones are only allowed to be out before school, during lunch, and after school. We appreciate parents supporting us in reminding students of this policy.
  • Please remind your student that they must wear a mask even if they are outside.
  • Students should bring their device to school every day. We have experienced some issues with students forgetting their Chromebooks at home.
  • Remember, Winter Break is December 23 - January 4. Students return to school on January 5, 2021.

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.

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.
The Art of Logo Design | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios
How to Create a Logo with Google Drawing

School Pictures - There's Still Time!

Hixson MS – Last Chance to order School Photos!

Last chance to order school photos! If you have not already ordered, Wagner has extended ordering until Sunday at midnight.

Click here to order: https://bit.ly/33FynnD

Or, go to: www.wagnerportraitgroup.com, click ‘order’ and enter our password: 33FynnD

If you have any ordering questions, you can contact Wagner directly – 1-800-444-7986 or www.wagnerportraitgroup.com

Picture retake day is January 20, 2020.

Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is holding its last meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, December 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm over Zoom. We will be joined by representatives from MPACT. MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities. Its primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. The Webster Groves 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 WGSD learning opportunities and experiences.

Zoom link: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/94773919805 (meeting ID is 947 7392 9805; no passcode required)

Please contact Rebecca O’Laughlin (rebeccamichellelinz@gmail.com) with any questions.

Information about Grades at Hixson

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 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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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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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.


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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