Hixson Highlights - October 7, 2016

Arrival Reminder

Hixson is no longer open to students prior to 7:50 a.m. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as we will not have supervision for them. The Rec Center has developed a program for students who need to be dropped off before 7:50. Please see the flier below for more information.

Term 1 Progress

September 23rd marked the end of term 1 at Hixson.  You may now check your child's progress by logging in to the Parent Portal and clicking on the "Grade" tab. On this tab, you will see your child's term 1 progress grades as well as any comments your child's teachers may have shared. 

Please remember that this is a time to monitor your child's progress. Term grades are cumulative and are not final until the end of the first semester. If you have any questions about your child's progress, please contact your child's teachers. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences - NEXT WEEK

To sign up for a conference with your child's teachers, please visit:  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1

Please note that many math teachers and all elective teachers are meeting separating from the team conferences. If you would like to schedule a conference with these teachers, you will need to visit the site again. 

After-School Activities

There are NO after-school activities this week due to parent/teacher conferences. 

Student Schedule this Week

Due to parent/teacher conferences, please remember: 
  • Wednesday, October 12 - NOON Dismissal
  • Friday, October 14 - NO SCHOOL

Most Likely to Succeed

The Webster Groves School District will presentMost Likely to Succeed,” an award-winning documentary on the worldwide campaign to re-imagine education at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hixson auditorium. The film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will include dialogue about learning in schools today.
The film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school.
For more information, please visit www.mltsfilm.org

Hixson Movie Night

Who’s afraid of ghosts?! Join us a for a FREE viewing of "The Ghostbusters" from 6:00 to 8:00pm on October 21st. Concessions will be available for purchase. Pizza may be pre-ordered by completing the form found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/GMOCeglW6ZNZvJHm2 and bringing payment in to the main office by October 11. This event is sponsored by PTO and the counseling department and is open to Hixson students only.