Upcoming Events and Information

November 17, 2017

Hello Hixson Families,
Happy early Thanksgiving.  I hope you have a wonderful break next week reconnecting with each other!  Due to the short week and break, there will not be a memo next week.

Webster Holiday House Tour, December 3rd
The annual Webster Holiday House Tour is quickly approaching and needs volunteers.  This is a great  PTO fundraising event that supports our kids every year.  If you are able, please follow the link to sign up to volunteer.  The PTO is also asking for any student volunteers to serve as bootie runners (getting baskets from back doors to the front).  There is not a specific box for bootie runners on the sign up sheet but if you could note that when you sign up to volunteer, that would be great.

The link to sign up for volunteers is below:
Hixson Holiday House Tour

Important Dates and Information for 8th graders and Parents Regarding Sports in HS
Important dates for 8th grade students and parents who plan to play a sport in high school;

Many of our high school sports teams will schedule activities over the summer to prepare for their seasons the following school year.  If you are interested in playing a sport in high school it is a good idea to contact the head coach of that sport sometime in the spring to find out about any summer activities that they may have scheduled.  There is a listing of all of our head coaches on our athletic website at www.statesmensports.com under the “Inside WG Athletics” drop down menu.  Below are some important dates to be aware of in regards to our high school sports as you look forward to your freshmen year.

·       The 2018 summer dead period for all of our high school sports teams will be from Saturday, July 28th through Sunday, August 5th.  This is a nine day period when none of our high school sports teams are allowed to schedule any team related activities and is a perfect time to schedule summer vacations without worrying if your son or daughter may miss something.

·       The first day of practices and tryouts for all of our fall sports in 2018 will be Monday, August 6th.  Students who are planning to tryout for any of our fall sports teams should plan on having daily practices starting on August 6th.  Specific practice times and locations will be available at the end of this school year.  Fall sports at WGHS include cross country for boys and girls, girls field hockey, football, girls golf, boys soccer, softball, boys swimming, girls tennis, and girls volleyball.
·       One final reminder is that all students who play a sport at WGHS need to have a current physical on file at the high school prior to participating in any practice or tryout.  To be valid for a particular school year, a physical must have been given since February 1st of the previous school year.  So for the 2018-19 school year please plan to get a new physical for your student sometime after February 1st, 2018.

If you have any additional questions about athletic participation at WGHS please contact Jerry Collins at 314-918-4084 or collins.jerry@wgmail.org.

News From the District
We have an app!  The Webster Groves School District now has an app. You can find it in the app store by searching for Webster Groves SD. It features news, calendars, menus and more. Download it today!

Building Committee Member Sought:
The WG School District is seeking one new member for the Building Advisory Committee. The Committee, which meets monthly from 5:30-7:00pm on the 3rd Thursday, monitors facility issues and trends and provides advice regarding long-range planning for facilities.

Qualifications for the committee include:
-Professional training or proven expertise in facility management or construction
-Residence or employment with the school district boundaries
-Dedication to serving the district and community
-Willingness to serve as a community liaison
-Commitment to comply with School Board policies and committee guidelines
-Ability to attend a majority of the scheduled meetings

The district requests that interested candidates be willing to serve a three-year term.  if you are interested in applying, please email Interim Chief Financial/Operating Officer Bruce Ellerman at ellerman.bruce@wgmail.org or Comptroller JoAnn Kite at kite.joann@wgmail.org.

Please click on the link for more information:

Next Week
On Tuesday, students will be going to Ronnie's with their grade level to see Wonder.

After School Activities are cancelled for Tuesday.

Have a great weekend.

With Gratitude,