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 25, 2016
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!
SIC Workshop Cancelled
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
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
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!!!!
MES Counselors; Rick Masters 803-821-0310 or Brandy Ludlam 803-821-0309