THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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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

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Office Hours: Mon-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.

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October 19, 2018

Yeehaw, Mustangs! Tonight is the big night!!! Hope to see you at Mustang Fest! The gates open at 5:00 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. in the staff parking lot. Food, rides, inflatables, music and more!!! Thank you advance to all who attend. Many thanks to our PTO, volunteers, and faculty/staff who have volunteered their precious time to make this a successful event! Thank you all!!


This has been a great week as we celebrated with Mustang Fest activities. So proud of our students and their caring personalities! Children of all ages brought change to put in our Midway Community Cares fund. The total collected was $ 344.44! Thank you, Mustangs!


Many thanks to all of our parents and guardians who have attended conferences with teachers. Please remember that our doors are open. If you have questions, concerns, or celebrations, please contact your child's teacher for another conference or telephone call. We are here to work together for your child's success!


It is amazing that next week is the last full week of October! Time is flying! Enjoy this cooler weather! Read great books with our students and workout with them, too!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

YEEHAW! WILD WILD WEST MUSTANG FEST IS HERE! TONIGHT FROM 5:00-8:00 PM!

Fun rides, attractions, music, food and games! Join us for tons of fun! Wristbands are $15 each (adults and 4 years and under are free) You may still purchase your wristband (stamp) at the entrance table to Mustang Fest or if you pre-ordered, your name will be on a list to receive your stamp to enter. Have Fun Mustangs!

Dress Like a Cowboy or Cowgirl Day! Ready for the Wild Wild West Mustang Fest!

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Congratulations to our Mustang Fest Boot Coloring Contest Winners!

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PLEASE JOIN MIDWAY ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018 FOR A VETERANS DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY!


Students are encouraged to invite a veteran (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans and service individuals. Midway will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school so that our students will have a better understanding of those who serve or have previously served our country (branch of service, rank, main job duties, tours, honors, etc.). We would ask students who have invited a guest to complete the “Wall of Honor” information sheet that is attached. Extra forms will be available in the front office or may be printed from Midway’s newsletter email. Students should return the completed page to the office by Friday, November 2, so that the wall display can be created before our parade and ceremony.

Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts!

Please join us for our Veterans Day Parade; as we honor the brave men and women who proudly served/serve our country. First responders and service individuals are encouraged to participate as well. The parade will be the morning of Friday, November 9th. Scouts should wear their uniform (Dress A) to school. After announcements, all students will be dismissed to participate in the parade with their guest. Ms. Hendrix will meet students near the PE room to assemble.


Please note that all students are encouraged to invite a veteran, first responder, or service individual (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in our parade and ceremony.

Veteran's Day Forms and Wall of Honor

Please click to view and print forms

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIDWAY'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS 2018-2019

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PE Teacher~Mrs. Anna Owens

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Fourth Grade Teacher~Mrs. Laura Locklair

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Special Areas Teacher~Ms. Kelley Maupin

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Kindergarten Teacher~Mrs. Melissa Livingston

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Fourth Grade Teacher~Mrs. Stephanie Turbeville

and the winner is......Congratulations to Mrs. Laura Locklair! Midway Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

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Midway Celebrates International Walk to School

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Mrs. Sellar's 1st graders earn Word Detective Badges!

Students received Word Detective badges from the Super Secret Detective Agency. They have been completing daily training missions for the last two weeks and earned their badges as official detectives yesterday. It's super exciting! They have learned all kinds of strategies for solving hard words.
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2nd Grade Writer's Celebration

Our second graders ended their Narrative Writing Unit with a grade-level writing celebration. The students shared their small moment stories in small groups and enjoyed a cookie snack!
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Midway Receives Innovation Grant!

Congratulations to Principal Jan Fickling, and STEAM Teachers, Alyssa Langford and Anthony Floyd for their winning submission to the Lexington District One Educational Foundation Innovation Grants for Elementary Schools. Midway received a $5,000.00 Innovation Grant from the Foundation for Ozobots and four more Chromebooks!!! What a great addition to our Computer Science and Coding Labs!
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Midway Elementary One of Four Schools to Receive Special Olympics Grant

Congratulations to MES teachers, Stephanie Amick, Laura Gates and Anna Owens on receiving a grant from Special Olympics to support ongoing activities for Special Olympics to include funding for transportation, Unified club supplies and sports equipment, team T-Shirts, uniforms or other supplies including a School Resource Kit with a variety of tools used to teach students about acceptance and inclusion and grow programs such as Unified PE and other clubs.
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Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month

of October are as follows:


· Grade K: Rilee Rose Wolf

· Grade 1: Sasha Gelfond

· Grade 2: Lizzy Winegardner

· Grade 3: Heath Dantzler

· Grade 4: Levi Gibbons

· Grade 5: Camilla Booth

1. Awesome Artist Award: Aarav Suthar


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.

Mustang Shout Out! Midlands Scholastic Chess League I~Midway students won 1st place!

Congratulations to Alvin Amal (1st grade), Alan Amal (4th grade), and George Wang (5th grade) who competed in the October 13th Midlands Scholastic Chess League I tournament. Midway Elementary School won first place out of 13 schools! Way to go Mustangs!
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Calling all Midway Artist, Submit your Yearbook Cover Art by November 2nd!

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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Chick-fil-A biscuits for sale next Friday, Oct. 26th!

Next Friday, Oct. 26th PTO will be selling Chick-fil-A biscuits at morning drop off for $3 each.

Howdy Parents!


We have another exciting announcement for you – Winter Spirit Wear is here! We have some great new options this winter too, including cozy flannel pajama bottoms and a special ornament that lights up and changes colors (e.g blue, purple, green). Now you can remember this school year, every year, with a 2018 Midway Ornament. You’ll also notice our Winter Wear is our Dri-Fit wear, so for those who have been waiting for the dri-fit options, here is your sale!

Order forms and payment are due November 5, and delivery of your merchandise can be expected by mid-December.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Laura Swain (laurasw@usca.edu) or Ferrisa Crocker (thecrocker4@gmail.com).

MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the Marcos.com School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!

THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!

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Having Fun with Murray during Mustang Fest Week!

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Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.