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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December 11, 2015


Good afternoon, Mustangs! Once again I gladly share my space in our newsletter with our Principal for the Day, Jonathan Tucker. Principal Tucker did an outstanding job and I am so proud of his confidence and courage in leading MES for the day!!! Way to go, Principal Tucker!!


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary


Dear Mustangs,

As principal for the day I greeted at the sing along. I greeted class rooms and went out to kindergarten recess. I made the morning and afternoon announcements. I signed the pink forms for teacher absences.

Best of all I found the vacuums. I checked the book fair and took it down. I checked the construction of the outdoor classroom. It is going to be great! I also did the fire alarm.

Using the walky is a pain! Today was a fun and exciting day!

Yours truly,

Jonathan Tucker

Principal for the Day

Principal For The Day~ Mr. Jonathan Tucker with Principal Jan Fickling

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Midway Elementary Students Solve Over 2.1 MILLION Math Problems!

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Field Study at LTC!

Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Morris book buddy classes joined together at Lexington Technology Center to learn more about future careers and the leadership skills needed for these positions. Students also helped create a video to promote learning at LTC, showing how even our youngest students have dreams of future careers in carpentry, coding, baking, health science, agriculture, fire fighting, and engineering. What an exciting day of learning!

Wow Midway's new Outdoor Learning Pavillion is being built!

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French Immersion Welcomed Author/Illustrator, Matthieu Mauet

On Thursday, December 10, Midway had a very special visitor. Illustrator/Author, Matthieu Mauet shared his talents with the French Immersion classes. Mssr Maudet read a few of his books and demonstarted his unique illustration techniques with the children. He also donated several books to Midway, which will be available in the Immersion classrooms.

Matthieu Maudet was born in Nantes, France, where he spent his early years sketching in the margins of his notebooks. Since then, he has dedicated himself entirely to illustrating comics and books for children.

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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!

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5th graders visit River Bluff High School for Music concert

This past Wednesday, our 5th Grade Midway Mustangs took a field trip to River Bluff High School for a musical concert. Our students got to hear the high school’s Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra Chamber Ensembles, and Full Orchestra. This concert is a great tool to help our current 5th graders decide which musical ensemble they would like to participate next year at Meadow Glen Middle School.

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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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.

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.