MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy Mays, Assistant Principal;
Mike Hornacek, Assistant Principal
Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303
180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072
MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISION
The vision of Midway Elementary School is for students to become self-directed, life-long learners who are responsible thinkers, collaborative workers, and productive citizens for the 21st century.
MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION
The mission of Midway Elementary School is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment, in collaboration with our community, which fosters the total development of every child.
March 18, 2016
Thank you partners for a root-n-toot'n good time time at our Wild Wild West Mustang Fest! We wrangled up lots of fun in the corral. Thank you to our wonderful PTO for another fun event for our Mustang families.
Spring has sprung!! We have thoroughly enjoyed this weather! However, the cool mornings had children wearing sweaters and jackets then shedding them as the day warmed. Guess what has grown at Midway? Yes, a few flowers but our "Lost and Found" is growing at a faster rate! Please have your child check "Lost and Found" for lost jackets and sweaters. These items are going to have a greater need next week.
Speaking of next week, our Book Fair kicks off on Monday morning with Grits for Grands (last names with A-L)! This will be a busy but fun morning. Then, Tuesday is Grits for Grands (last names with M-Z)! Our Family Night will be on Thursday,4:30-6:30. Please do mark your calendar for these special opportunities.
ALL day Field Day this year will be on Friday, March 25--our last day before Spring Break! This is our first ALL day Field Day so it is so appropriately called our Superhero Field Day! Please do join us for this awesome day. I can truly say that this is my favorite day of the year as we get to enjoy our children for physical activities in a fun but purposeful way!
Have a wonderful weekend! Start perusing the Book Fair paper for good reads!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Cowboys are Readers too!!!
Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates
SC READY: (Grades 3-5)
ELA Session 1 - Writing - Tuesday, April 26
ELA Session 2 - Reading - Wednesday, April 27
Mathematics - - Thursday, April 28
Make-up Testing - Through May 6
SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)
Science - Wednesday, May 11
Social Studies - Thursday, May 12
Make-up Testing - Through May 19
Spring Book Fair is here!
Learning Commons: Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our Spring Book Fair volunteers.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Txv9Lt
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Emily Black (email@example.com) to sign-up.
Future Mustang via Postal Service!
March Artist of the Month
Mrs. Behrends and Mrs. Gardner continue to choose a different student each month,
grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.
Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:
Grade K: Lucy Johnson
Grade One: Annie McLendon
Grade Two: Alexis Correia
Grade Three: Owen Smith
Grade Four: Anna Bennedetto
Grade Five: Emily Looper
March is Music in Our Schools Month
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Rhyner would like to share what our 4th grade students are learning in music class. All 4th grade classes are learning to play the recorder. Here are a few pictures from Mrs. Bonte’s class. These students are playing a 4th grade favorite, Skin and Bones.
Fifth Grade STEAM
Superhero Field Day Friday March 25th!
We are very excited this year's Field Day will be an all-day event! We have tons of fun Superhero activities and games for every Mustang!
Reminders for our Mustangs: Please bring a water bottle with your name on it, dress for outdoor activities, wear tennis shoes and remember to put sunscreen on before school. You may wear your favorite Superhero costume or shirt and come ready for a full day of Superhero fun!!
MES Counselors; Rick Masters 803-821-0310 or Brandy Ludlam 803-821-0309
Many thanks to our PTO for a great St. Patty's day staff appreciation brunch!
Grades 3 - 5 LTC Career Festival
Although not all grades received the activity book, everyone is invited to LTC on March 17th for their career festival. Lexington Technology Center is working to get younger students interested in careers or paths early with this fun night. There is a poster contest as well, for all grades levels to participate in, if interested. If you have older children you know how much the Technology Center offers for career opportunities and explorations. It is a really neat part of our district that we don't get to see much in the younger grades.
Save the Date
March 17, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
2015-16 Yearbook Information
~Updated Yearbook Information~
Yearbook prices $30, and $32.25 for personalized books.
Personalization can be made throughout the entire ordering window! Online sales will close on March 31. After that, students will have to wait until yearbooks arrive to purchase and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number and we will sell out.
- Go to www.memorybook.com/parentpay
- enter pay code 80391
- Purchase yearbook for $30 or choose yearbook with personalization for $32.25.