Hixson Highlights - March 6, 2015

From Dr. Smith

Proposition W To Alleviate Overcrowding

Today, the Webster Groves School District is at or above capacity at all of its elementary schools. The chart below shows enrollment numbers for each of the district’s schools.

2014-15 District Enrollment  compared to Desirable Capacity

Avery –   Desirable capacity =  456                 Current enrollment =  550
Bristol – Desirable capacity =  418                  Current enrollment = 452  
Clark –             Desirable capacity =  304                     Current enrollment =  337  
Edgar Road - Desirable capacity = 361           Current enrollment =  372  
Hudson - Desirable capacity =  228                  Current enrollment =  234  
Comp Sch. – Desirable capacity = 132            Current enrollment =  132  
Over capacity at elementary schools =        180 students

Proposition W, a $28 million bond issue on the ballot April 7, would alleviate the crowding by converting Steger Sixth Grade Center into an additional elementary school and moving sixth grade to Hixson Middle School. For additional information about the propositions, visit the district’s informational page at http://www.webster.k12.mo.us/pages/WGSD/Bond_Issue

In need of ear buds and headphones!

As you are aware, our students will be taking the state assessment this spring, MAP (Missouri Assessment Program).  A portion of the test will require headphones for listening. Please ensure your child brings headphones or ear buds to school during the testing window:
7th graders test April 21 through April 28 
8th graders test March 30th through April 20th 

Thank you for your cooperation.  Please let your child's counselor know if it is not possible to send in headphones.

Food Truck Fundraiser

During conferences next week, food trucks will be parked on the Elm lot. These trucks will be donating a portion of their proceeds to our efforts to bring the Rachel's Challenge program back to Hixson in the fall.
  • The Meltdown will be here on Wednesday, March 11th with sandwiches and soups. To view this truck's menu, click here.
  • The Cake Stop will be here on both nights with cupcakes and other desserts. To pre-order a cupcake for March 11, click here. To pre-order a cupcake for March 12, click here.
Continuing our Rachel's Challenge work please consider picking up one of our kindness cards in the office.  It would be a great way to show a staff member you appreciate their work by giving them a sweet treat from the cupcake truck or purchasing a book from the book fair.  Thanks for your support! 

8th Grade Registration Forms

After today, all 7th grade teams have been visited by the counselor to discuss 8th grade elective choices. Registration forms have been sent home with every student and may be turned in starting Monday, March 9. If your student was absent or misplaced their form, click here to print a new form. 
Students were informed that a parent/guardian must sign off on their elective choices or the form will be sent back home. 

Due to scheduling of counselor visits students received their forms at different times. Some forms have been turned in, however the date received is still March 9 to keep the options fair for class size limits.  If you have questions or concerns regarding 8th grade registration for electives please contact Mrs. Bodi, 314-918-4555 or Dr. Roberts 314-918-4552. 

Jr. Statesmen Softball Summer Camp 2015

Click here to learn more about this summer camp opportunity for girls entering 2nd-8th grades June 1st-4th.

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Need a pick-me-up during conferences? Check out this opportunity to help fund our students' trip to Paris: Click here to learn more


Click on the links below for more information. 

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