Hixson Happenings

63rd Issue, February 5, 2021

There is no school on Friday, February 12 or Monday, February 15!

Hixson Celebrates Black History Month!

Two days ago, we launched a Black History Month door decorating contest through Statesman Time! Each Statesman Time group picked a theme for their door and will start creating their door designs over the next few weeks. This contest is not just about decorating a door. It is also an opportunity for all of our students and staff to learn about the many accomplishments that African American people have made to the world. We are looking forward to transforming our building into a hub of Black history, and we will share pictures as soon as we can!

Important Reminders & Updates

Arrival: If you drop your students off at the S. Elm lot in the morning, please make sure you pull all the way up to where Dr. Mayes is standing. When parents stop in the middle of the drive, it cuts the line off and creates a back-up at the intersection.

Late Arrival: School starts at 8:25 am. If your student arrives at school at or after 8:25 am, please drop your student off at the cafeteria entrance located near the circle drive instead of the S. Elm lot. The cafeteria entrance is closest to the main office, which is where your student will check in. Late students who enter through the S. Elm entrance have a long walk to the main office due to the one way hallways, which is time consuming. It is our goal to get your student checked in and off to class as quickly as possible. This why we ask parents to drop late students off at the cafeteria entrance. The S. Elm door will be locked promptly at 8:25 am. If your child is late, please drop off at the Cafeteria entrance.

Meet & Eat - Statesmen Do Lunch!

The Hixson counselors would like to invite our virtual students to “Meet and Eat: Statesmen Do Lunch!” Meet and Eat will be a weekly lunch that is held for our virtual students via Zoom. Our purpose is to help students with support and also give them time to socialize and play games with peers that are also virtual. The meetings will be held during all lunches on every Wednesday of the month and will begin next Wednesday on February 10th. Feel free to join with snacks or a meal for lunchtime.

Please also indicate your interest in participating by submitting this form to us. Parents, if you are filling out this form for your child, please respond to the questions as if you were your child. We will send the Zoom link to all students who sign up, so please sign up ASAP!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Del’Brica Flowers (flowers.delbrica@wgmail.org) or Christy Keating (keating.christy@wgmail.org).

Still need your picture taken?

The Wagner Portrait Studio will be taking retake or absentee pictures on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This offer is for students in the virtual and responsive program. Please contact the Wagner Customer Care department to schedule an appointment at 314-567-5900.

Attention 8th grade Parents!

As part of our 8th Grade Celebration, we will be showing a presentation with pictures of every student. We are asking parents for help by submitting 2 pictures of your child - one from their Kindergarten year and one from their 8th grade year. These do not have to be school pictures.

Please email your pictures to hill.brian2@wgcloud.org by April 16th. To help with organizing all of these pictures, please:

  1. Make sure your pictures are .png or .jpg files.

  2. Name these files as:

    1. LastName.FirstName-1 (Kindergarten), LastName.FirstName-2 (8th grade)

Revised Plan for Supporting Quarantined Students

Please click on the link below to access our revised plan for supporting students who are quarantined. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

PTO Donation Request

The Hixson Middle School PTO is currently accepting donations! Please click the link below for information on how to donate.

Amighetti's Gives Back - February 9, 2021

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SIS and Canvas

This is a quick reminder for parents to please remember to check SIS for grades. SIS is our live and final gradebook. If your student moved from virtual to responsive or from responsive to virtual, the Canvas pages might show that the student has missing assignments from semester 1. If that message shows up on your students' Canvas page, it should be disregarded.

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.


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All WGSD Students

All Webster Groves School District students – whether in the Responsive Learning Plan or the Virtual Program -- continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday -Friday.

Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning can choose their meal daily in the classroom.

For home delivery or meal pick up, please sign up using the below link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url .

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org .

Check out our menus at https://webster.nutrislice.com/ or download the Nutrislice app!

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