70th Issue, April 2, 2021
April 9 - Asynchronous day due to teacher vaccinations #2
April 13-16 - MAP Testing for students attending school in person
April 15 - Band Concert
April 16 - Hixson Summer Academy registration closes
April 20 - 22 - MAP Testing for virtual students
April 22 - Orchestra Concert
May 26 - Virtual 8th grade Promotion Ceremony
A Note from the Principal
One way that parents can support Hixson Middle School is to continue to monitor your students' social media use, and respond if your student is using it in a negative way. Next year, we will shift back to our no cell phone policy (cell phones should be turned off and locked in lockers during the school day). This helps us to minimize unnecessary distractions during the school day and helps our students stay focused on their learning.
The success of your student is a top priority for us, and we take your student's education very seriously. Thank you, always, for your continued support of Hixson Middle School.
Sustainability Class at Hixson!
It is not too late to enroll in Hixson's new Sustainability class for next year! This is an exciting opportunity for our students to explore how to make our world a better place by taking care of our environment and taking care of each other. Students enrolled in this class will help create our community garden, learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, take care of the garden, and be empowered to design creative solutions to complex problems such as food deserts and food insecurity in our community. This is a chance to engage our students in real world, hands on learning experiences.
If you would like to sign your student up for this course, please contact your student's grade level counselor and admin team using the information below. This course is for rising 7th and 8th graders and can be taken for a semester or full year.
Grade level principal: Mike Hazelton (email@example.com)
Counselor: Sarah Bodi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grade level principal: Jeff Atterberry (email@example.com)
Counselor: Lynn Reif (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is now time to place your order for the 2020-2021 Hixson Middle School yearbook! You can place your order online using the link below. Paper copies of the yearbook order form will be available in the main office. You can also print your own copy of the order form by clicking on the file below. Please submit paper copies to the HXMS main office. Yearbook orders are due by April 23, 2021.
MAP Testing for Virtual Students
MAP Testing for virtual students will take place on April 20 - 22. The letter that was sent to virtual families is included below, as well as the WGSD MAP Testing opt out form.
Revised Plan for Supporting Quarantined Students
Meet & Eat - Statesmen Do Lunch!
Hello Virtual Junior Statesmen!
The Hixson counselors would like to invite each of you to “Meet & Eat” with us on Zoom during your lunch period every Wednesday. Our purpose is to support you in any way you may need while giving you time to socialize and play games with your peers that are also virtual.
“Meet & Eat” is held during all lunches each Wednesday. Feel free to join with snacks or a meal for lunchtime. You do not need to commit to joining every week ⸺ just hop on whenever you can and we would love to hang out with you!
Please 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 you the “Meet & Eat” Zoom link after you sign up, so look for an email from us!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Your Hixson Counselors
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 email@example.com by April 16th. To help with organizing all of these pictures, please:
Make sure your pictures are .png or .jpg files.
Name these files as:
LastName.FirstName-1 (Kindergarten), LastName.FirstName-2 (8th grade)
SIS and Canvas
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
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org .