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
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December 4, 2015

Good afternoon, Mustangs! I joyfully share my space in our newsletter with our Principal for the Day, Taryn Kean. Principal Kean did an outstanding job on Thursday and I am so proud of her confidence and courage in leading MES for the day!!! Way to go, Principal Taryn!!

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Principal for the day Porch~Ms. Taryn Kean

Dear Mustangs,

I had a grate time yesterday! Mrs. Fickling and I greeted all the classes and ordered lunch out. I got my very own ID as Principal for the Day!

I got to play with my friends at recess. It was my responsibility to open the mail and I got to use the principal’s phone. As I visited classes I got to use the walkie-talkie to communicate with the office. I got to see my friend Tenley.

It was a very fun day!!!

Yours truly,

Principal Taryn Kean

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The Book Fair starts Monday!!!

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Please join us for our Winter Holiday Sing-Along

Winter Holiday Sing-Along

Thursday, December 10, 2015

6:30 p.m.

MES Cafeteria

Please join the Fourth Grade Fall Chorus, the MES Fifth Grade Band, and the After-School Guitar Student for our 21st annual Winter Holiday Sing-Along. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an enjoyable evening of our holiday favorites.

Can't join us Thursday evening? The Sing-Along will be presented Friday morning, December 11th during the 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. assemblies.

Midway's Giving Tree

"With the December holiday season approaching, we realize that times may be tough for some of our Mustang families. The Midway Care Team organizes a giving tree to help families in need. If you are interested in this program, please call the front office for more information at 821-0300.

Midway welcomed WWI presentation

Mr. Dane Coffman presented to students information about World War I. He portrays a General from the war and shared a lot of artifacts used in this war. Students enjoyed the presentation and some were able to wear parts of the uniform from the early 1900s.

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Guidance News:

All Pro Dads: Dec. 15th @ 7am

Attention Dads and Dad figures, please bring your Mustang and join us for our next All Pro Dad breakfast!

RSVP: http://apdd.allprodad.com/chapter-page/rsvp-to-meeting/?meeting=22990&chapter=3864

Food Drive

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We're coding!

December 7-11 students and teachers will be celebrating Computer Science Week with The Hour of Code. Students will become computer programmers and code using the amazing website Code.org. Coding will help students strengthen their computational skills and exercise their character skills of creativity and problem solving. Students and teachers at MES are excited and have started coding already!

Mrs. Howell's students are Coding!

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Arbor Day! Seedlings donated to 3rd grade. Thank You MCEC!!

Yes, there is a winter and spring Arbor Day!

MCEC donated Crepe Myrtle seedlings to every third grader as part of their "TreeMendUs" program to support the education of students. This is the dormant season and the perfect time to plant trees to sustain our environment!

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Way to go Mrs. Williams!

Mrs. Williams had the opportunity to play with her USC Alumni Softball Team against the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team at the USC Girls' Softball Field.

Mrs. Williams stated, "What an unbelievable humbling and inspiring experience!" She was honored to be on the same field with these men of courage.

The team is made up of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs. These players have a variety of amputations — of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee, and foot. They travel around the US playing able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games. They also hold youth softball camps for amputee children.

Through softball, these athletes inspire and educate everyone who watches, not only other amputees, but anyone who has challenges to overcome. Their motto is, "life without limbs is limitless."

Some of the Midway teachers and their children watched the game and were impressed with the kindness and humility shared. They were very proud of their MES - PE teacher for being involved with such a worthy cause.

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Thank you to The Lost Cajun for a great Midway PTO restaurant night!! Thanks to all who joined us!

2015-16 Yearbook Information

This year parents have the opportunity to submit pictures that may be included in the yearbook.

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Check out Midway's Tabata fitness videos

Thank you to Mrs. Bettini's class on their first Tabata video, they did an awesome job. And Mrs. McKinley's group did their 6th video, Madeline and Lauren did an excellent job and added some new moves to their video. Thanks for adding to our Tabata library.

Look forward to seeing others take the chance on their own Tabata routine.

Box Tops and Labels results are in!

Thank you for all of your work on our Fall Box Tops Contest. Together we collected 14,534 box tops and labels.

The results are in and the following winning classes will receive a Popcorn Party and the Traveling Trophy next week.

Kindergarten- Bermas
1st grade- Bettini
2nd grade-Waring

3rd grade- Scott

4th grade-Kroll

5th grade-McKinley

Special Areas-Massey

Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks again to everyone for working hard to achieve our goal of $5700 in Box Tops this school year.

Free Concert at River Bluff High School Performing Arts Center

Please spread the word for us! The Lexington Community Band has grown to over 75 members!

Our Holiday Concert, "Beyond The Inception" will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 (7:30 pm) in the River Bluff High School Performing Arts Center!

A wonderful evening of fun and exciting music! Free concert! Open to the public!

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability 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 handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.