THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
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 19, 2018
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!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
YEEHAW! WILD WILD WEST MUSTANG FEST IS HERE! TONIGHT FROM 5:00-8:00 PM!
Dress Like a Cowboy or Cowgirl Day! Ready for the Wild Wild West Mustang Fest!
Congratulations to our Mustang Fest Boot Coloring Contest Winners!
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MIDWAY'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS 2018-2019
PE Teacher~Mrs. Anna Owens
Fourth Grade Teacher~Mrs. Laura Locklair
Special Areas Teacher~Ms. Kelley Maupin
Kindergarten Teacher~Mrs. Melissa Livingston
Fourth Grade Teacher~Mrs. Stephanie Turbeville
and the winner is......Congratulations to Mrs. Laura Locklair! Midway Teacher of the Year 2018-2019
Midway Celebrates International Walk to School
Mrs. Sellar's 1st graders earn Word Detective Badges!
2nd Grade Writer's Celebration
Midway Receives Innovation Grant!
Midway Elementary One of Four Schools to Receive Special Olympics Grant
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!
Calling all Midway Artist, Submit your Yearbook Cover Art by November 2nd!
TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!
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.
MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!
THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!
Having Fun with Murray during Mustang Fest Week!
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.