Hixson Highlights - November 11, 2016

Hats for Heart

Students who bring in a $1 donation to the American Heart Association on  Monday may wear a hat to school and have their name submitted for a prize drawing. This is a kickoff activity to help educate our students about the importance of heart health!

Term 2 Grades 

Your child's progress grades from term 2 have been uploaded to the parent portal. Please check the portal and contact your child's teachers if you have any questions. You will find these progress grades, as well as teacher comments, by clicking on the "Grades" tab in the portal.

Holiday Baskets

We will be sending our holiday food baskets again this year!  Our goal is to prepare 20 food baskets to help Hixson families have a holiday meal.  Please consider signing up for a food item or a donation to help with the costs of the baskets by clicking on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa9ab2aa7f49-hixsonAll items or donations should be turned in by 11-16-16. 

Buzz Books

Hixson Buzz Books have arrived and were distributed to all students this week.  Please check with your student if you have purchased a Buzz Book.  A handful of extra books are available for purchase through the school office at a cost of $5.00 each if you still need one.  

After-School Activities

Next Thursday, November 17th marks the end of the first session of ASA. The second session of ASA will begin November 29th. Students will be able to sign up for these activities during Discovery, GEMs, and Learning Strategies class next week. A list of after-school activities offered during the second session may be found here.

Feedback Requested

As we work to provide the best learning environment for your children, we would appreciate your time in providing your feedback by completing this survey. 

Chili Fest - November 23rd

Chili Fest tickets are for sale and available in our school office, online at wghsparentsclub.org, or at the door.  Webster’s Best Chili Fest is Wednesday, November 23rd, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break will include Wednesday again this year, so our last day before Thanksgiving break is Tuesday, 11/22.  

Winter Performances

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade Orchestra on a wonderful performance this week! Mark your calendars for the remaining winter concerts: 
  • 7th and 8th grade Choir: Nov. 16, 6:30pm
  • 7th grade Band: Dec. 6, 6:30pm
  • 8th grade Band: Dec. 7, 6:30pm
  • School Play: Dec. 9 & 10, 6:30pm
  • Sounds of Hixson: Dec. 14, 6:30pm