Welcome back to Hixson! We hope that everyone had a great winter break. The kids seem well-rested and ready to go! On February 16 during hours 1-3 (8:35-11:10), we will have our 20% Time Idea Showcase. This is an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members to come into the Hixson Middle School library to see the kids' projects so far. Each of the kids will build a visual (usually resembling the science fair tri-fold posters) that tells about their project. They will also be on hand to talk about their project and learning goals with interested guests. This is always a fun and informative day so please put it on your calendars and come by if you can. Click this link to see photos of previous Idea Showcases.
This March, we will have student-led conferences. We will begin preparing the kids for those conferences within the next two weeks. Each conference will last 20-30 minutes. The students will talk about their learning, using work examples to explain their strengths and weaknesses. Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions that parents may have. We will have more information about student-led conferences in February.
Semester grades will be coming out in the next week or so. Second semester is a fresh start and grades will be cumulative from January 5 through the end of school.