Hixson Highlights - October 2, 2015

From the Principal, Dr. Smith...

Congratulations to Mrs. Hildreth!  Hixson Teacher Honored in Salute to Excellence

Mr. Dempsey wins grant for Hixson's new Tower Garden

Students learn how to fly the Hixson Drone with Mr. Rambach and Mr. Heisel

Friday, October 2nd: Progress reports mailed

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

Friday, October 16th: NO SCHOOL

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. 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

Scholastic Book Fair - October 5 - 14
Be sure to visit the library during conferences to purchase a book for you or your middle schooler from the Hixson Book Fair! Before conferences, you will receive an email from the book fair with your child's wish list. For more information, to order online, and to donate to your child's teacher, please visit the book fair site: http://hxbookfair.blogspot.com/

Hixson's Fall Party - October 23
Students are invited to join their friends for pizza, music, movies, games, and photo booth fun! Hixson's all-school party is on October 23rd from 3:30-5:00. The cost for student attendance is $5. 

Students may pay for the party at lunch October 19-22. If you would like to pay for your child to attend online, please click here

If you are willing to chaperone the party or send in items to help offset the cost of the party, please click here

Auditors Give District Finances Clean Report
Auditors for the Webster Groves School District have issued a “clean opinion” on district financial statements. In a statement to the Board of Education, Darrell Songer of the firm CliftonLarsonAllen, described the annual process as intense. The firm made no adjustments in district reporting. “You have done things the right way and we are agreeing with you,” he told the Board of Education. He added that the district’s “fiscal management has been very impressive regarding cash flow.”

Songer commended district staff members for their cooperation in helping his firm complete the audit. 

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