Hixson Happenings

71st Issue, April 9, 2021

Important Dates

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

This week was assistant principals week, and I want to take the time to thank Dr. Vogt and Mr. Hazelton for their tenacity, patience, and resilience throughout this very tough school year. They have done a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to support students and staff, and I am just so grateful for them. If you get a moment, please send them a quick email or give them a call to thank them for being amazing assistant principals!


Dr. Mayes

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.

8th grade

Grade level principal: Mike Hazelton (hazelton.mike@wgmail.org)

Counselor: Sarah Bodi (bodi.sarah@wgmail.org)

7th grade

Grade level principal: Jeff Atterberry (atterberry.jeff@wgmail.org)

Counselor: Lynn Reif (reif.lynn@wgmail.org)

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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 students in the Responsive Program will take place on April 13 and April 14. Since we have teachers who teach both in person and virtual classes, we will all need to follow the same schedule on April 13 and 14. That scheduled is provided below. Please review it and make sure your student is ready to follow it on April 13 and April 14. The virtual teachers are already aware of the schedule and will talk to their students about it over the next several days. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions.

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.

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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.

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!

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).

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 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)

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!

Team & Department Newsletters

Fine Arts

Band, Choir, Orchestra, Drama, Art

Practical Arts

FACS, Shop, Tech Ed