MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

Office Hours: M-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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.

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November 3, 2017

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


This has been a most exciting day as we celebrated our many nationalities and diverse heritages through our Parade of Nations! The students and families in their clothing from the different countries just made my heart so proud as we celebrate our different cultures. Parents and family members, thank you so much for helping our young people learn from each other and grow a respect for our differences and likenesses. For sure, our smiles are a common language and a likeness that were plentiful today!


Please join us tonight for our International Night!!! This is such a unique opportunity to learn more about our many nationalities and cultures. Your hearts will sing with delight as our families share with pride their foods, artifacts, and traditions! This is truly one of the best events ever in Lexington County! Come one and come all for this free event!!!


The fun is doubled tonight as our PTO has combined two great events into one. We are hosting our Silent Auction filled with wonderful opportunities and gifts. Just place your bids and contribute to our PTO's budget that supports our students and teachers. It is a win-win! You get an item you want and the PTO gets the funds to provide more opportunities for our children and teachers. Hope to see you tonight!


Enjoy the weekend and please read with our wonderful children!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal

Thank you for joining Midway's International Parade of Nations

Midway celebrated the diversity and cultural heritage of our wonderful students and their families. Students and family members wore traditional clothing from their country and some carried their country's flag as they paraded through the hallways singing “Hello to All the Children of the World”.

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Please join us tonight

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Midway’s International Heritage Night

&

Mini Silent Auction


Join Midway Families as they host tables celebrating various countries from around the world and our Mini-Silent & Live Auction with many business items, teacher experiences,coveted parking spaces and Administrators for the day items to bid on.

Mini Silent and Live Auction Sponsors

Thank you to our many sponsors for tonight's auction. The following sponsors donated items totaling over $250.
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The RunHard 5k is this Saturday!

Midway has about 50 students that have trained for 8 weeks in preparation for the race. Since the motto of RunHard is to "build up and not tear down", each Midway runner wrote down their race goal on a block of wood as a reminder of their hard work and to use what they have learned to build each other up. This group is excited that there are only 4 more days until race day.
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3 Finalist for Staff Person of the Year for 2017-18

Congratulations to Pansy Suddeth (Academic Secretary), Mitch Huffines (Custodian), Patty Ayer (Kindergarten Assistant).
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and the winner is.........Ms. Pansy Suddeth! Congratulations!

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Socktober! Providing socks for those in need! Thank You Mustangs for your donations!

Kindergarten and 5th grade partnered with LICS to make happy feet during Socktober. Socktober is an easy and fun movement to help the homeless in your community during the month of October. Kid President creator Brad Montague launched Socktober as a way to get socks and other necessities to the homeless and those who need them in our community. Thank you for helping our community!
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Save the date to honor our Service Men and Women, Veterans and First Responders

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NOVEMBER 10, 2017 VETERAN'S DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY

Students are encouraged to invite a veteran (a family member, close family friend or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans and service people. Midway will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school so that our students will have a better understanding of all of the people that serve or have previously served our country – branch, rank, main job duties, tours, recognitions, etc. We would like students that have invited a guest to complete the “Wall of Honor” information sheet attached. Extra forms can be picked up from the front office or printed on white paper from the newsletter email. Students should return the page to the office by November 3 so that the wall display can be created before November 10.

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Midway College and Career Week~ November 6-10

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21 days of Reading Challenge

The number one way you can help your child with their learning is to read at home! The research is there. So I challenge each of you this month to embark on this challenge. 21 days of reading with and/or to your child. Life can get so busy, but taking just a few minutes each day to sit next to your child and read a book will show them how important reading is, but also how important they are.


Sign up here: http://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html


And take pictures! I'll be participating in this challenge both at Midway, reading aloud to classes, and at home with my own little person. Use the #21dayReadAloud and #MES21dayReadAloud


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."

Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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Enter to win a cafeteria makeover!

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


Students will be picked up in the hallways at 7:10.





5th Grade – Monday

4th Grade – Tuesday

3rd Grade –Wednesday

1st & 2nd Grade – Thursday

Kindergarten - Friday

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.
Silent/Live Auction Preview book

click to view auction items and sponsors