Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday Night Memo, 1/15/18

January 15, 2018

Happy MLK Day!  I hope you had a nice three day weekend with your family and friends, connecting, resting and reflecting.  Dr. King's legacy is his courageous leadership, bravery in the face of great adversity and his selflessness to sacrifice his own life in pursuit of equity for all.  I am grateful to have such a legacy influence the work we do in schools, especially in these times.

Equity Committee
The Equity Committee is holding its monthly meeting tomorrow night in the Library at the HS.  The meeting starts at 5:30pm and they will be reviewing the results of the equity walks throughout the district.  Dinner and childcare are provided.

Dr. TKA
By now most of you have met Dr. TKA, who will be our assistant principal for the remainder of the year.  Dr. TKA will be stopping in and visiting with those he has not yet had a chance to meet.

Library Media Center
Our library will be closed on Tuesday as the work crew finishes laying down the new carpet.  As you all know, the library was flooded last week due to a pipe burst.  Please be patient as Gail and the team work to restore our library back to normal.

Hixson Hub and Social Media
The Hixson social media outlets are on a break for the rest of the year.  The admin team will work with district technology and the new technology teacher to determine how to move forward with social media.  The primary reason for this is because all of the sites require users to be 13 years of age.  Students may not post to any of the outlets unless admin has approved.  If there are any podcasts, videos etc. from your classroom that you would like to share, please let us know.  We can work with the district webmaster to post them to our website so our parents can see what is happening instructionally in the classrooms.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Outs this Week
There is a DLT meeting on Thursday starting at 8:00am.  I hope we will be back around noon.  As always, if there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to text or email.

Have a great week.

With gratitude,
Grace


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Night Memo, 1/7/18

January 7, 2018

Welcome back to our first full week!  I'm looking forward to pulling up my sleeves for the second leg of our journey and all the amazing things we will do for our kids.

Faculty Meeting
We will meet for our faculty meeting on Monday, 1/8/17.  Restorative Practices will meet in the cafeteria and Trauma Informed Care will meet in the Library.

Welcome, Dr. Tom Kulla-Abbott
Dr. TKA will be serving as our interim AP for the remainder of the year.  Tom is a retired administrator who brings a wealth of experience from Maplewood Richmond Heights.  At MRH he served in a variety of leadership roles across the district.  He brings experience and leadership in Restorative Practices, conscious discipline practices, developing teacher teams and so much more.  We are excited to welcome him into the Hixson family.

Tomorrow morning, I will introduce him to our family by visiting classrooms throughout the day.  We will also stop into each 8th grade classroom to introduce him to the students starting in 1st hour.

MLK Celebration
Please join our community for the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, January 14th.  A march from the WG City Hall to Stegar will begin at 4:30pm.  Afterwards, there will be a dinner reception at 5:00pm and the Celebration Program will begin at 5:45pm

Outs this Week
I'll be out on Friday from 11-1pm for a meeting off campus.

Aimee will be out on Friday after 12:30pm.

Have a great week.

With gratitude,
Grace