Hixson Highlights - February 27, 2015

Information from Dr. Smith

Hello Parents!
It is hard to believe we are already heading into March and springtime!  Our students are working diligently on projects and progressing through their learning goals.  I think we are all a bit excited to break into spring and have some better weather, especially for recess!  

Hixson students are all engaged in learning and planning for their future at school next year.  Our 8th graders are learning all about WGHS and registering for courses, our 7th graders are learning about all that 8th grade brings and their choices for electives, and we registered and spoke to 6th grade parents and students at Steger as well.  It is wonderful to have such great teams at Steger, Hixson, and the High School to collaborate with to ensure smooth transitions for all of our students!

Parents of current 7th grade students, 8th graders of 2015-2016: 

We consider many factors during the rigorous scheduling process to place students on teams.  Some of these factors include: mix of female and male students, race and ethnicity of students, elective choices, special classes (gifted, acceleration, learning disability, reading/math support, etc.).
Team Assignment Learning Styles Inventory Due Date: Complete by March 12th
It is our priority to make all scheduling decisions in the best interest of the individual student.  In order for us to have learning style information on your child, we have created a Learning Styles Inventory electronic survey to gather as much information as possible regarding how your child learns best.  Students should take the following steps below for team placement.  
  1. Sign in to your Chromebook with your wgcloud address and password
    1. Example:  jh010101@wgcloud.org (email)
    2. Use lunch pin as your password Example: 4444wgsd (lunch pin)
  2. There are several ways to access the survey:
    1. Go to http://goo.gl/IATBe9
    2. Go to Hixson Middle School’s website and click the link in the center of the page
Due to the complexity of scheduling, we do not accept requests for specific teachers and teams.  Please have your child take the Learning Styles Inventory, the last question asks for you and your child to provide us anecdotal feedback as wellWe need this information completed no later than March 12th to be considered for team placement.  We will work diligently to match children and teams for success!!

Important Dates

  • Conferences are March 11th and 12th (see below for registration information)
  • No school for Hixson Friday, March 13th
  • Spring Break is March 16th-20th 

Hixson Spring Book Fair

The Scholastic  PTO Spring Book Fair will be coming to Hixson soon! Proceeds benefit the Hixson Library. There are lots of shifts still available if you'd like to volunteer to help set up, help with student visits, or pack up. Signing up is simple at https://www.volunteersignup.org/K8KL3

Spring Picture Day - March 12th

Packets were sent home with students last week to sign up for Spring pictures, if you are interested. If you have questions or did not receive a packet, please feel free to contact the Hixson office.

Spring Conferences 

Spring conferences will be held after school on March 11th and 12th. For more information on scheduling a conference, please click here. We will once again have food trucks on both nights of conferences. The Meltdown truck will be here March 11 with soups and sandwiches.  Sarah's Cake Stop will be here with delicious cupcakes and sweet treats on both nights. Pre-order forms will be coming out soon!

Spirit Wear

Student Council is taking orders for Hixson Spirit Wear until March 11th. To print an order form, view images of items, or order online, please click here.

Join Us for Hixson Day at the Ballpark
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.
Cardinals vs Pirates
Tickets are located in the Infield Pavilion
Sections 358, 359 and 360
First 25,000 fans receive a free Cardinals phone charger
$22.00 per ticket
Contact Dr. Alice Miller
Hixson Middle School

Or purchase tickets in the Hixson Office now through April 17, 2015