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

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

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.

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March 30, 2018

Dear Mustangs,


I first must say that it is truly surreal that we are at this time of year!!! I feel like we just began the journey of the 2017-18 school year together. Here we are at Spring Break and the final nine weeks. This is a difficult time to keep normal schedules and focus on studying and reading. Please help your child or children with this by maintaining expectations of school work and regular bedtimes. This will so help with the success of each child as we near the end of school.


Even though rain began our morning, our Heroic Field Day was awesome! Thank you to our PE teachers, Laura Gates and Anna Owens, for planning and organizing this awesome day!!! Thank you to our volunteers--adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, and high school/middle school students, for your support as this could not have happened without you!!! What a day to REMEMBER!!!!


Enjoy the Spring Break! Relax, read, exercise, and visit with family! May your travels be safe and your joyous smiles return to school on Monday, April 9.


Bless you all!


Yours truly,


Jan Ficklin, Principal

Midway Elementary School

Super Hero Field Day Fun!!!!!

Super Hero Field Day 2018 photos

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MES Student Council Food Drive April 9-16th

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Wild Wild West Mustang Fest Postponed until April 15th from 2-5pm.

Thank you Mustangs for showing your spirit this week!

Due to forecast of wind and rainy weather for Sunday, Mustang Fest will be postponed until April 15th from 2-5pm.

We are ordering more hats/bandannas and will sell them again April 12th and April 13th.


Thank you,

MES PTO

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the year, Mrs. Samantha Leitzsey!

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Lexington One Spirit Day with the Columbia Fireflies!

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ART:

April Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends, Gardner and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month,

Grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.


Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for April.


Grade K: Breanne Solomon

Grade One: Parker Robertson

Grade Two: Cooper Halloran

Grade Three: Ellie Merck

Grade Four: Barry (Mac) Raines

Grade Five: Eunwoo Choi

4th grade Self portraits and Where I’m From poems for student led conferences

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Mustang Shout Out!

Ella Reeves, 1st grade immersion student, makes flowers for Alzheimer's patients! Way to go Ella!
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Thank you to our Wild Wild West Mustang Fest 2018 Sponsors!

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Last Week to Order!! 2017-2018 Midway Yearbook Online Ordering info:

This will be the last week for yearbook sales. They are $30. Please use the web address below to order.

If you do not order online, the yearbooks will be sold first come, first served when they arrive in May for $32.

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New Blog from Mrs. Mixon

How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."


Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information 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 Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.