MES Weekly School Newsletter

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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.


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.


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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February 9, 2018

Dear Mustangs,

As we conclude with our final grade level Family Night I smile with great joy and pride. Our students have worked hard to showcase their learning. Our teachers have collaborated across content areas to include art, music, PE, and more. I am truly proud of their planning and hard work in designing performance tasks that create meaningful learning that our students will surely remember.

Many thanks to our volunteers for making our Book Fair a HUGE success! Thank you and to Ms. Black and Ms. Frazier for hosting this wonderful opportunity. Reading is the root of success! Please keep our Mustangs reading!

Please note that next week will be a 4-day week as teachers have a professional development day on Friday, Feb. 16. Students do go to school on Monday, Feb. 19, as this is a weather makeup day for the hurricane earlier in the year.

Mark your calendars for Bellacino's Night on Tuesday, Feb. 13! As you order please let them know you are from Midway as 10% of all sales will go to our PTO to support our students.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a great book and a workout!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary


All students who are going to participate in Tri-DAC and would like to join Behrends, Gardner and Erd on Thursday the 15th and 22nd, after school, please email Behrends at We want to account for all participants.

Feb. 27, 2018 Primary Elections for House Seat 69 voting moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Midway is in school on Feb. 27th and will not be a voting site. It has been moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

MES Welcomes Dr. Gregory D. Little, Superintendent Lexington One

Thank You Dr. Little for a great visit and a great day of teaching and learning with our Mustangs!!
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Dr. Little Balance Beam

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Student Council Pajama Day Fun!

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PTO Restaurant Night Tuesday Feb. 13th at Bellacino's

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Box Tops Time Again! Start Clipping!!

Midway Elementary PTO

Box Tops Contest Week

Feb 26th – March 2nd

Dear Midway Families,

Just a reminder that the Spring Box Tops Contest Week is coming up Feb 26th – March 2nd! Start clipping and more information will come home soon!

You can also sign up at and enter sweepstakes for bonus box tops as well as download the Bonus Box Tops app to earn more for your school! There are some great offers on the app right now!

The PTO collects Box Tops for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels to earn money for our school improvements and special events. Your family can make a difference just by clipping the Box Tops from the products you use every day.

Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder

If you have a child who will turn 5 before Sept.1, 2018 and have not yet registered them for Kindergarten: To enroll your student you will need to have the student's long form birth certificate, immunization record, and current proof of residency. We accept SCE&G or Water bill.

****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****

French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

• Online registration begins on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website ( by visiting the World Language Micro-site at .

• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.

• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.

• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion​.

Want to learn more?

Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:

● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.

For more information view:

2018-19_LexOne_Partial_Immersion_Flier_02-2018 (2).pdf


Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love to Sing!

The Spring Chorus Membership Drive has begun. Students are bringing home the information letter and permission form in their Friday Folders. Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers are looking forward to a great chorus season with our many talented singers! Click here for an electronic version of the letter and form.

Spring Chorus Permission Forms

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Recycling Artwork

Art Teachers worked with each of the second-grade classes to create horses in the style of local artist, Kirkland Smith. Horses are made of found objects as well as recycled bottle caps. Wonderful creations by our second grade teams.
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Learning Commons:

Book Fair!

Thanks to all of our Midway families for making this week's Book Fair a great success! We enjoyed seeing all of our smiling mustangs! Enjoy those new books!
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Mustang Leaders!

We love to brag on our Mustangs! Autumn Sams and Gideon Buinicky both found lost money during the book fair and promptly turned the money in to their teachers! What a great way to example our 21st century skills!
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5th grade celebrates Roaring Twenties for Family Night!

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Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair

Our 2018 Career Festival will be held on March 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LTC. I would like to personally invite each of you to attend to get a glimpse at all we have to offer. As a part of the Career Festival we are once again holding a poster design contest open to all elementary and middle school students. We have had a great response from students in the past and we are excited to offer this again for 2018. This year's winning entries will be printed in a 2018-19 school year calendar that will be given out to the over 800 guests on the night of the LTC Career Festival. ALL entries will also be on display during the event on March 15.

Poster design entry forms went home with your student.

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February is Engineering Month

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2017-2018 Midway Yearbook Online Ordering info:

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New Blog from Mrs. Mixon

How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.

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!


(803)821-0290 Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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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.