Hixson Highlights - September 25, 2015

From the Principal, Dr. Smith...

We are in the swing of learning as our first term comes to a close at Hixson.  We appreciate all of our students and families who support them each day in their learning and growing!

As you have heard, schools in the district were placed on modified lockdown today for a small period of time due to a reported shooting in Webster.  WGPD and staff immediately sprang into action to take all precautions to keep our students' safety as priority number one.  The lock down was lifted after a short period of time this morning as the WGPD cleared us.  Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work together for our children!


Friday, September 25th: Term 1 ends

Monday, September 28th: Term 2 begins

Friday, October 2nd: Progress reports mailed

October 13, 14, 15th: Parent teacher conferences (look for the sign-up link below)

Please see the link below to sign up for fall conferences October 13-15th. 

Fall Conferences
7th grade parents: Please schedule a conference with your child's team. This conference will be with your child's English, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers. (If your child's math teacher is not one of their team teachers, he/she will make every effort to to come to a portion of your scheduled team conference.) Please schedule separate conferences with your child's elective teachers. 

8th grade parents: Math teachers will be meeting separately from team teachers. Please schedule a conference with your child's team and additional conferences with your child's math teacher and elective teachers. 

To schedule your conferences, please click on the following link. You will have to revisit the link for each additional conference you would like to schedule. http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1

Trivia Night - Deadline is WEDNESDAY! 
Proceeds from next Saturday's event will be used to bring the Rachel's Challenge program back to Hixson. For more information and to register your table of 8, please click here

Silent Auction Items Needed by Wednesday
Each team has been asked to donate a themed basket to be auctioned at our Trivia Night. For a list of basket themes, please click here. Please send in donated items to one of your child's team teachers by September 30th. If you would prefer not to purchase an items, your child's teachers would be happy to accept any monetary donation that may be used to purchase items for their basket. To make a donation online, please click here

WGSD Superintendent Search Survey
The Board of Education is seeking community input in its search for a new superintendent.
Part of the search process involves development of a leadership profile. Please take a moment to participate in the survey, by clicking the link below.  

The Survey will close on: Monday, October 12.

The board has also scheduled a community meeting to discuss the search on Sat., Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the High School Commons.

Save the Date Oct. 17
The 2015 Ivory Crockett Run for Webster will be Sun., Oct. 17. This year, the run features a one-mile fun run/walk, a 5K and  kid’s 100-yard dash. Enjoy a pancake breakfast after the race and an array of children’s activities in the High School cafeteria.

The run committee is also seeking volunteers. If you’re interested in helping out or registering to participate, go to www.wgsdfoundation.org and click on Events.  If you have questions, e-mail Stephanie Simpson at stephsimpson01@gmail.com

Thank you for your support and encouragement of your children.  We look forward to our continued partnership!

Please let me know if I can be of help to you or your child in any way.  Feel free to email, call, or schedule a visit- my door is always open!

Dr. Smith