Hixson Happenings

29th Issue, December 13, 2019

Reminder-Upcoming Dates

Tonight: Hixson School Play, 6:30-7:30pm in the auditorium

Tomorrow: Hixson School Play, 6:30-7:30pm in the auditorium

Wednesday, December 18th: Sounds of Hixson, 6:30-7:30pm in the auditorium

Monday, December 23rd-Friday, January 3rd: Winter Break

Monday, January 6th: School resumes

After-School Activities

After-School Activities will not meet next week (December 17-19). We will resume the week of January 13th. If your student is interested in joining an activity second semester, please send us an email with the name of your student and which activity they would like to join.

Information on available activities can be found here.

Federal Impact Aid Survey Form and Letter

Parents-If you and/or your spouse were active duty military, employed by the federal government or otherwise worked on federal property on 9/25/2019, we need your help! Additional federal funding is available to school districts when at least 3% of the student population is from homes with parents/guardians employed by the federal government or working on federal property. Please see the attachments below for more information!

Food, Fun, and Fitness

District families and the community are invited to the Food, Fun, and Fitness event sponsored by the District Wellness Committee on Saturday February 1, 2020 at Steger Sixth grade center from 10:00am-1:00pm. During this free event, scouts will be able to earn first aid badges and there will be many activities around being safe and active. Webster Groves and Rock Hill fire trucks will be on site as well as many resource tables from local businesses. More details to come in January. Save the date!

SSD Summer Opportunities Fair

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Chelsea Detrick Experiential Learning Center

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WG Gifted & Talented Nomination Deadline Reminder

Student nominations for both the Academic and Fine Arts Gifted programs are due December 16, 2019. Anyone may nominate a student. The district has four universal screenings of students in grades 4th, 6th, 8th (this year) and 2nd grade (beginning the fall of 2020). The district allows one* parent nomination during a child’s tenure in the WGSD. Additional information about the WGSD Gifted Programs may be found online. *To honor the prior policy that allowed two parent nominations for a student, and if a student was nominated by a parent prior to the 2019-2020 school year, a second parent/guardian nomination will be accepted until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Academic Gifted Program services students in 2nd - 12th grade. Students turning in forms by the deadline will be evaluated for academic program services this school year. Nominations received after 12/16/19 for the academic program will be accepted but students will only be evaluated for services this school year if time allows.

The Gifted Fine Arts Program services students in 3rd - 8th grade. Screening for the Gifted Fine Arts program is held once a year in the winter. This year, the Gifted Arts Evaluation dates are February 27 and 28, 2020 during the school day with transportation provided to the Service Center. Therefore, second grade students interested in the program for third grade must be nominated in second grade. Please note that Gifted Fine Arts nominations will only be accepted by the Dec. 16thdeadline.

Forms for both programs may be obtained from the gifted specialist at your child’s school, or online through the district website. You may also nominate online, using these direct links: Academic Gifted nomination and Gifted Fine Arts nomination.

Feel free to contact the gifted specialist at your child’s school or me if you have any questions.

Voices with Vision

My name is Desmond Reichold, director of music at Hudson Elementary and Gifted Fine Arts for the district. We are now going into our second year of Voices with Vision All-Star Choir. The group consists of 3rd-8th grade singers from Webster Groves that design their own set list to perform around the area. This will be a choreographed show choir that will perform at local festivals and events around town. It will be another avenue of music your child can take while performing in our amazing school groups at Webster Groves. Auditions will be held at Hudson Elementary in Studio H Music Room. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hudson Elementary in Studio H Music Room. The group is opening auditions again on Thursday, January 9th. If your child would like to audition please fill out this form. Once the form is filled out I will contact to arrange an audition time on January, 9th. Any questions please feel free to email me.
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Online Community Bulletin Board

To view events or activities not sponsored or endorsed by the school district, please go to: https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/15.

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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