Hixson Happenings

26th Issue, October 18, 2019

Reminder-Upcoming Dates

Tonight: Hixson Student Trivia, 6:30pm in the cafeteria

Monday, October 21st: Hixson NJHS Induction Ceremony 7pm in cafeteria

Wednesday, October 23rd: Picture Retake Day

Friday, November 1st: No School/Teacher PD

Friday, November 1st: Rock and Roll Bingo Fundraiser, 6pm-10pm

Wednesday, November 6th: Race Play, 7pm in Auditorium

Wednesday, November 6th: Hixson PTO Meeting, 7pm in Library

Hixson Student Trivia

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

Hixson Cafeteria

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

Picture Retake Day: October 23rd

Attention Parents! Wagner Portrait Group will be at school Wed, October 23rd, for Absentee and Retake School Picture Day. If your student was absent on original picture day, please send the order form back to school with your student or you can go online to www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com and use the password: HIX to place your order or click on this direct link https://bit.ly/2JbLGlF . If your student would like a retake, please return the original package in its entirety to the photographer at school. See you on School Picture Day!

Red Ribbon Week

Monday 10/28– Ink out drugs Day! – wear a tattoo! Step Team will be selling tattoos at lunch for 50 cents each.

Tuesday 10/29 – Blow Out Drugs Day! – Purchase a blow pop for 25 cents from a Step Team Member.

Wednesday 10/30 – Don’t sleep on drugs, be aware! - Wear your favorite PJ bottoms to school for 50 cents!

Thursday 10/31 -- Keep drugs out of your face! -Two student’s per lunch shift will be drawn to throw a pie in a staff member’s face!

Our Pie Tributes are: Mr. Ward, Mr. Black, Mr. Wells, Coach Gillian, “OC”, Mr. Rachal, Mr. Hazelton, Ms. Haddock, and Ms. Warneke.

We will also have a Halloween Contest with gift cards for the winners!

All proceeds from the sale of tattoos, blow pops, etc will be used to fund performance uniforms for the step team. Thanks for your support!

Rock and Roll Bingo Fundraiser

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Friendly Fresh Kits

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Civic Arts Company Presents Race

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PTO Meetings

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Hixson PTO: New Online Directory

We are excited to announce that the PTO will be using Membership Toolkit for our Online Directory ("Buzz Book"). It will also be a place to Signup to Volunteer, Donate to the PTO, and view PTO communications.


For those of you who are returning Hixson parents, Membership Toolkit replaces My School Anywhere. Like My School Anywhere, Membership Toolkit will allow you to access the directory from a desktop or mobile browser, as well as from a mobile app.

To begin, you will need a Membership Toolkit Account.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Go to https://hixsonpto.membershiptoolkit.com
  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process:
  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information. If the email you used to create your account is the same email used for Webster Groves School District registration, you should see your Family Information and be able to confirm/update it as necessary. If the email you used to create your account is different, you will be prompted to enter in Family Information from scratch, and you may end up with duplicate Family/Contact records in the system.
  2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
  3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with a form for PTO donations.



Questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact Maria Wetzel at hixsonmiddlebuzzbook@gmail.com.

Run For Webster

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WGSD Parent Safety Information Night

What: The Webster Groves School District will provide families with information about district safety initiatives, including:

· WGSD School Resource Officers will present an overview of 4E (intruder) training that we conduct with district staff and preview an elementary student presentation

· WGSD Superintendent Dr. John Simpson will provide updates on Prop E safety, accessibility, and space measures

When: Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00

Where: Steger Auditorium

701 N. Rock Hill Road

School Board Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy

The Board of Education is seeking applicants who would like to serve on the board until an election can be held in April to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Arnold Stricker, who has resigned. The board is asking interested persons to submit a cover letter and resume. You can find details at this link: https://mo02202299.schoolwires.net/Page/22964.

Free Flu Shots Available at Run for Webster on Saturday

Come join the school district's Wellness Committe during the Run for Webster event on October 19 from 8:00am-11:00am. We will have the Visiting Nurse's Association on site giving flu shots, school nurses doing blood pressure screenings, and information about vaccines. Hope to see you there!

And don't forget to visit the committee webpage for news and resources related health and wellness.

https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=9399

Haunted House of Hoops

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Statesmen Showcase

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Turkey Day Game Spirit Wear

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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.

Glendale Firehouse Run

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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!

Morning Announcements

Our morning announcements can be seen daily on the Hixson homepage!

Student Handbook

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