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

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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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March 25, 2016

Hello, Mustangs!


It is amazing that this is the 4th nine weeks! Please know that every minute of instruction is very important as we have lots of teaching yet to do. We need your child all day from start to finish--7:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.


Many thanks to all of you who were able to go to Salsarita's Night! This is always so much fun with Mustang families, great food, and great fellowship. Thank you to our PTO, Salsarita's, and families for making this so successful and fun.


While you were enjoying Salsarita's, I was with Mrs. Laura Morrison as she was recognized with other Teachers of the Year in the Midlands at a reception. This was a wonderful evening filled with smiles and pride. Congratulations once again, Mrs. Morrison! You make us shine!


As I explained in the cover email of our newsletter before Spring Break, we have moved our phone messages about student absences from 5:55 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. for improving safety measures. This has gone smoothly but there is one issue that has come to my attention. As our attendance must be recorded in the computer by 8:15 a.m. for the phone message to go out at 9:00 a.m., please note that if you sign your child in after 8:10ish you will receive a phone call saying he or she is absent. Your child's attendance record, however, is changed from absent to tardy when you sign him or her in at the kiosk. Thank you for your understanding and support in the effort to increase the safety of your child!


I do hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Read, read, read!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

April Calendar

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SIC Workshop Cancelled

Monday's SIC sponsored workshop has been cancelled due to low response to attend. SIC will provide information for those who did respond.

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

Health room requests

If your student came home wearing any clothing or undergarments from the health room, please be sure to wash and return them as soon as possible. Thank you!

Artist of the Month


April Artists of the Month are being honored in the front display case. Check out the fine art created by these talented young students. Congratulations to the following artists:


Grade K: Jackson Poles

Grade One: Amy Nguyen

Grade Two: Gage Stolt

Grade Three:Jake Hagood

Grade Four: Katelyn Spears

Grade Five: Audrey Ray

Congratulations TRI DAC Representatives

Congratulations to our fifth graders who will represent Midway at the 2016 Tri-District Arts Consortium June 27 – July 16. TRI DAC is an intense, exciting and challenging hands-on experience in the arts. Artistically gifted and talented rising sixth grade through ninth grade students who attend Lexington One, Lexington-Richland Five, and Richland Two schools may audition. Our TRI DAC students are as follows:


Band - Kaylee Keisler

Visual Arts - Hilary Brown and Kennedy Poole

Vocal - Ansley Jansen and Emma Moore

Vocal Alternate - Sri Ashrith Duggirala

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Guidance News:

Attention all 3rd -5th Graders


On Thursday, April 14th Midway Elementary Character Club will sponsor a skate night for all 3rd-5th grade students from 6:30-8:00pm. You do not have to be a member of Character Club to participate. The cost is $3.00. Bring your signed permission slip and $3.00 to Skate Station on Thursday night. See you there!

We still need your help!!!!

We have about half the participants we need in order to make these events successful. Please go to the link below and say you volunteer! If you have questions please call our Guidance Counselors.


MES Counselors; Rick Masters 803-821-0310 or Brandy Ludlam 803-821-0309

Vehicle/Career Day

Please see the flyer below....we are still in need of interesting and useful vehicles to show our 1st and 2nd grade students and If you love you job and would like to share your profession with our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders please let us know!


Please use the following link to sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AEAF2CA4F94-vehiclecareer

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All Pro Dads

Thank you to all the dad and dad figures that came out for our All Pro Dads meeting this month. A special thanks to Chris Petty with AllState Insurance for sponsoring our breakfast.


Make sure to join us for our last meeting of the school year on April 19th.

Teacher of the Year Reception

Midway Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Laura Morrison, was recognized at the Midlands Teacher of the Year reception. Congratulations Mrs. Morrison!
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Congratulations Mme. Peksenar's 2nd grade class!

Mme. Peksenar's class won the First in Math Card of the Day contest for the month of February. This is between all the schools that signed up for FIM in the country. We received a game kit and 6 VIP badges
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More Field Trip Fun!!

Fourth grade field trip

Fourth graders enjoyed a trip to Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville. Some students explored the "Universe in a Day", while others had lessons on "Arcs and Sparks" and "Storm Chasers". It was a great learning experience!
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Fifth grade field trip

5th grade students attended Patriots Point to learn more about World War II and to study the ecosystem surrounding the Yorktown. Students participated in simulations to decode secret messages during the Dolittle Raids and explored the ship to see what life was like for the military at sea. Students also used their math skills to help save the harbor from an oil spill leak and even saw several species of animals that live nearby.
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Friendly Reminder........

Please return the photos you do not wish to purchase or payment for the special Valentine Journey portraits and our Fall portrait session. We are still missing several student's from one or both of these. We would like to close these out as we prepare for our Spring portraits that were taken this week. Please call the office if you have any questions. Thank you.
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.