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
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.
October 13, 2017
We have had such a wonderful week! Many thanks to our parents who joined their children for Passport to Fitness on Tuesday evening. We had a sweaty but fun time! Thank you to our PE teachers, Laura Gates and Anna Owens, for providing this opportunity!
Many thanks to our families who participated in our restaurant day at Moe's! Our office staff kicked this event off for lunch and totally enjoyed! Thank you, PTO, for arranging family events with food and fun!
Parent conferences are continuing today and tomorrow. Please know that if you have not had this opportunity yet that it is coming. Our school goal is to conference with 100% of our parents. Lofty goal but one that we have achieved for the past couple of years. Together we bring success to our students! Thank you so much for attending these conferences as you are a huge part of our team!
Have a wonderful 3-day weekend...play outside and read a great book!!!
Principal of Midway Elementary
Attention 2nd Grade Parents! Upcoming Testing Dates
CoGAT and IOWA Testing will be conducted on the following dates:
Monday, October 23: CogAT Verbal
Tuesday, October 24: CogAT Quantitative
Wednesday, October 25: CogAT Nonverbal
Thursday, October 26: IOWA Reading
Friday, October 27: IOWA Math
Please be sure your child:
-Is present and on time each day
-Eats breakfast prior to 7:40
-Gets a good night's rest
Congratulations to our five Teacher of the Year finalists!
Pictured with Midway Principal Jan Fickling, Assistant Principal Christy Graham, and Assistant Principal LaQuana Aldridge.
The winner is..... Midway Elementary Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 is Mrs. Samantha Leitzsey!
Retired Elder Chief Caulder of the Pee Dee tribe of South Carolina joins Midway's third graders for a Pow Wow
Thank you for joining us at our Family Fitness Night!
Enter to win a cafeteria makeover!
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
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
Claire Joy Stone
The artwork of Midway art students have been selected to be in the SC State Fair Student Art Exhibit. Congratulations Mustang artist! The artists are as follows:
Claire Joy Stone
Caroline Near shows her art work on display at the South Carolina State Fair!
Claire Joy and Mary Katherine Stone showing Claire Joy's art work on display at the South Carolina State Fair!
Artist of the Month for October
Our newly selected artists for the months
of October are as follows:
· Grade K: Grant Godfrey
· Grade 1: Meana Sarwary
· Grade 2: Ella Willis
· Grade 3: Brynn Hahne
· Grade 4: Evelyn Lawson
· Grade 5: Casey Pauelo
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.
Miles to Excellence
Save the Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Midway’s International Heritage Night
Mini Silent Auction
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
MES Morning Walk Schedule
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