Hixson Highlights - November 13, 2015

From the Principal, Dr. Smith...

It has been a busy, but productive week at Hixson!  We participate in Rachel's Challenge, our kindness assembly, students are collaborating with staff to plan a day where all students and staff participate for a period of time in acts of kindness toward others!  Congratulations students on your positive attitudes and planning to help others who are in need, great examples of kindness!

W November 18th: 6:30 Hixson 7th and 8th grade choir concert, Hixson Auditorium
F November 20th: 8:45 am, Hixson PTO parent-Principal Coffee, Cafeteria.  Linda Neumann will be speaking on "Navigating the Teen Years", please join us!!

Student Council Food Drive - ends next Friday!
Hixson is participating in a food drive competition with Nipher Middle School from Kirkwood. Last year, Nipher won the coveted "Turkey Day Trophy", so Student Council has set a goal of 220 items for each team. Students can place their donated items in their team barrel located in the main lobby. The winning Hixson team will get a popcorn party! To see the current standings, click here

One of our students with the nursing home representative with all the Veteran's Day cards made for Veterans from our students at Hixson.  The cards will be distributed to the veterans who reside at the nursing home. 
Giving Studio Fundraiser
As you think about holiday shopping, please consider this fundraiser for our school sponsored by our PTO. This option supports small, local businesses through the sale
of high-quality, artisan goods while 20% of every sale comes back to support Hixson. For more information, please click here

Volunteers Needed- Hixson House Tour
Volunteers Needed!  The house tour committee is looking for volunteer hosts to work in the tour homes on the day of the event (December 6, 2015).  There are two shifts available and each are 2:15.  The first shift is 11:45-2:00 and the second shift is 2-4:15.  

As a host you will be assigned a position within the house when you arrive.  You will help keep the flow of traffic moving and ensure the safety of the home.  More details will be provided after shifts have been assigned.

Each home has their own sign up sheet below.  So pick which house you want to work in and sign up soon!







Student Directory Information
The Board of Education has recently revised its policy on directory information, (student information that can be released routinely). Under the revised policy JO, the district can now release the e-mail addresses of parents. This is a change.
Please read the information below, which explains what is considered directory information. If you do NOT want your information or your child’s released, please let the district know by putting your request in writingto John M. Thomas, student services director, Webster Groves School District, 400 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119. If possible, please let us know by Dec. 1.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law, requires that the school district, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent before disclosing identifiable information from your child’s records. However, the district can disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have notified the district in writing not to do so. Directory information includes a student's name; address; date and place of birth; parents'/guardians’ names, home address, telephone number and e-mail addresses; grade level; enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time); student identification number (this is not the student’s social security number); participation in district-sponsored or district-recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance; degrees, honors and awards received; artwork or course work displayed by the district; schools or school districts previously attended; and photographs, videotapes, digital images and recorded sound unless such records would be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy.

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