Friday, October 7, 2016

Week of October 10, 2016

MM    Week of October 10, 2016

This is conference week – be good to yourself!

Fire Prevention Week



Monday, 10/10   Columbus day

Welcome Shannon Conrad – New temp nurse!

8:00 IEP A.B.

8:36 – First day of 1st hour announcements – including Pledge as a whole school

                Featured class Mrs. Pettid’s first hour!

Morning passes will be implemented today – please return the passes to the office.  Students with instruments do not need a pass – their instrument is their pass. 

Aimee to Cognitive Coaching

Did you know this is National School Lunch Day???


Tuesday, 10/11

Aimee to Cognitive Coaching

10:10 a.m fire drill – WGFD will be here

Evening conferences 4-8:00 (dinner on your own)


Wednesday, 10/12

7:30 – 1:45 Rachel’s Challenge – CHAIN REACTION EVENT

9:00-11:45 Health fair in the café (Linda Newman returning to coordinate)

Half day – Noon dismissal

Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 (lunch provided by the PTO)


Thursday, 10/13

8:45-9:45 7th grade assembly – Rachel’s Challenge

Evening conferences 4-8 (dinner will be Imo’s pizza special – See J. Shaughnessy’s email)


Friday, 10/14                     HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO SCHOOL  - enjoy the long weekend! 


Saturday, 10/15

Ivory Crockett Run for Webster!



Change in a.m. announcements – Announcements will be made at 8:36 a.m.  A principal will start announcements with a greeting and any news from the office.  Then he/she will ask students to join her/him and a class of students for the Pledge of Allegiance.  We will say the pledge as a school.  To say the pledge, I’ll be going to one class a week.  Mrs. Pettid has volunteered her class for next week!!!  After the pledge, you can watch the daily broadcast with your class. 


I’ve had the opportunity to see and listen in on a few conferences already.  You all do a fantastic job communicating great things about the student’s progress and plans to help them learn and grow.  I admire you for your dedication to each child; and I am proud to call you colleagues.  I know that next week is a long hard week, please let me know if you need anything; and don’t forget to take care of yourself.


I have been working with those who have duties about organizing the expectations for supervision and for students.   We will begin a morning pass system that will be color coded for the different parts of the building ie: 7th grade hall, 8th grade hall, library and electives.  25 passes will be available for each location.  I will share the updated Supervision Guidelines as soon as they are complete. 


Coming soon – Voting day at Hixson.   This year all WGSD schools are participating in the Kids Voting USA program. Here at Hixson, students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to vote on Friday November 4th and 7th grade will vote on Monday November 7th. The students will vote during their social studies class time to minimize schedule interruptions. Here is a link to the schedule (, which you will also find in your mailbox Monday.


Remember:  SLOs need to be approved and included in iObservation by 10/19.  You may send them to your evaluator or me as soon as complete.  Thank you.


Last reminder…. Do not end students to electives teachers for supplies, ingredients, materials – they do not have extra items to hand out.  Thank you



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