Hixson Happenings

74th Issue, April 30, 2021

Important Dates

May 3 - 7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 25 - Pops Concert, 6pm

May 26 - Virtual 8th grade Promotion Ceremony

May 27 - 8th grade celebration activities (more details to come)
May 28 - last day of school (half day)

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021!

We are really looking forward to celebrating our teachers next week! I continue to have nothing but positive things to say about the Hixson staff, especially during this very challenging school year. They are truly an impressive group! With today's events, our teachers remained calm and focused on supporting students during a difficult situation. This shows the care and concern that they have for Hixson students each and every day. Parents, when you get a moment, I encourage you to share some kind and encouraging words with Hixson teachers. They will definitely appreciate your positivity, and your words will go a long way in this last month of school.

The flyer below shows what the Hixson administration, Hixson Social Courtesy, and PTO have planned for our teachers this week. It will be lots of fun!

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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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Class of 2025 Yard Signs and Spirit Wear

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Statesmen Football Camp!

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Revised Plan for Supporting Students who are Quarantined

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

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

Due to today's gas leak, team and department newsletters will return next week. We did not have enough time to finish uploading them before we had to evacuate the building.