Upcoming Events and Reminders

April 25, 2018

Good Afternoon Hixson Families,
I hope this email finds you doing well and enjoying the warmer temperatures.  Here's some information about upcoming events and reminders.

Course Request Verification Letters
Course request verification and math placement letters were mailed on Tuesday, April 24th.  Please look over the elective choices listed for the 2018-2019 school year.  If any changes need to be made, please contact your child’s grade level counselor by Friday, May 4th

WGHS Parents for Racial Equity Meeting
The WGHS Parent Equity group would like to invite 8th grade parents to the meeting tonight (4/25) at 7pm in the WGHS Library. We look forward to collaborating and welcoming the new HS principal.

MAP Test
Just a reminder that we will begin school wide MAP Testing on Friday, 4/27/18.   We will test on Friday (4/27), Monday (3/30) and conclude on Tuesday (5/1).  Please remind your child to bring earbuds/headphones for the listening portion of the test.  Also, please note that cell phones are not allowed in the testing room.

8th grade Dance
On May 11th, the annual 8th grade Dance will be held at Hixson Middle and sponsored by Student Council and the PTO.  The dance will begin at 6:00pm and conclude at 8:00pm.  This year’s theme is Masquerade.  While masks are encouraged as part of the theme, full faced masks will not be allowed.  The evening will include dancing, karaoke, board games and photo booth pictures.

Starting on Monday, 3/30, Student Council students will begin selling tickets for $5.00.  Tickets will cover the cost of pizza for each student. Actual physical tickets will not be sold and will be recorded in a google document.  Students will check in the day of the dance when they return.       

Parent volunteers are needed!
To sign up, please click on the link:

Immunizations - 8th Grade Parents for 2018-2019 School Year
In compliance with our school board policy and state law, all students will need to show proper documentation of immunization compliance to attend the 1st day of school next year, August 14th.  All students entering 8th grade will need documentation that a meningococcal immunization AND Tdap booster immunization have been obtained.  Proof of compliance may also include documentation from St. Louis County Department of Health and Senior Services stating that your child has a medical exemption, is in progress of attaining the required immunizations, or has a religious exemption.  Please refer to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website or a physician for additional details regarding the meningococcal vaccine and all other immunization requirements.  We are sharing this now in the hopes that no student will have to be excluded from school for not having this required documentation.  
In order to begin preparing for the next school year, we wanted to begin sharing this information now

Farewell to Dr. Clark
Webster Groves High School Principal Jon Clark is retiring at the end of this school year. If you’d like to congratulate him and wish him well, we are asking that you send a video clip to the school district, which we will compile for him.
Please send your video message to bill@wgmail.org by Sunday, May 13.
In lieu of gifts, we are accepting donations to the Jon Clark Student Support Fund, acct.780. This fund will allow students with financial need the opportunity to participate in field trips, experiential learning opportunities and other school experiences.

Kentucky Derby for WGHS
Everyone is welcome and here is a chance for incoming freshman to get involved with The WGHS Parents' Club! Proceeds benefit scholarships, grants and senior lock-in party.
Kentucky Derby Party for WGHS
Saturday, May 5th 4:00 - 7:00
The Edge of Webster
Tickets $35 Per Person
$40 Per Person at the Door
Group of Four $30 Per Person
Food and Two Beverages Included
Live Music, Red Carpet Photos
Games, Betting and Prizes
Casual or Derby Attire

Cash Tickets at Straub's, Freddie’s Market and WGHS 
Credit Card Tickets Online at
Follow us on Facebook @DerbyParty4WGHS
and on Twitter @WGHSParentsClub

I hope you have a great rest of the week and hope you enjoy reconnecting with each other this weekend.

With gratitude,