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 12, 2018

Dear Mustang Families,


Once again, as you watch the news and images of those areas hit so hard by the hurricanes for which we have braced for the spin-off weather, this makes you so appreciative that we weren't nose-on with them. Those images certainly put our hardships into perspective. Our thoughts truly are with these people!


If you are experiencing difficulty from these weather events, please be sure to let us know whether. You may call me, your child's teacher, or talk with our School Counselors. Yes, our heavy rains and winds most definitely generated problems and hardships. There are resources within the District and our Lexington Community. Please be sure to communicate with us!


As you know, Thursday afternoon was a designated half-day for Parent/Teacher Conferences after school and this was canceled. Teachers who were able were given permission to extend conference schedules into Friday afternoon or Tuesday afternoon next week. They are working through their own schedules and commitments to select which half-day will work for the rescheduling of conferences. Regardless, we all know that one (1) day is not enough time to conference with 100% of their parents so your conference may be scheduled on a totally different day. Thank you for your understanding and adaptability!


While the Governor closed our schools for Hurricane Florence and the traffic of evacuations, the District closed schools for Hurricane Michael. What a great call! The safety of our students is the priority! The blasting rain and winds along with falling trees and flooded roads could have been disastrous. One tragedy is one too many! Today, I appreciate the inconvenience of rescheduling conferences and making up another school day.


We are a blessed family at Midway! You are a valued member of this family!!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Please note:

October 17, 2018 -- Regular School Day for Students to make up instructional time. (No Collaborative Planning)

National School Lunch Week October 15th-19th

Congratulations to MES Cafeteria Team~Bronze Medal for Excellence in Nutrition!



This week Midway Elementary School's Cafeteria Team was given a bronze medal award for Excellence in Nutrition from the USDA. Next week is National School Lunch Week and we would enjoy seeing parents visiting our cafeteria. Check out our Menu Viewer site to pick a day to visit us. As much as we enjoy serving our students,we take great pride and satisfaction from serving our faculty and staff. As always,we look forward to serving you!

MUSIC

Congratulations to Midway's District Honor Choir Representatives

Music teachers Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers are proud to announce Midway’s District Honor Choir representatives. Fifth graders Taylor Glover, Emilia Guevara, and Morgan Nesmith were selected through an audition process to be members of the Lexington One Children’s District Honor Choir.


The audition, which is performed for three judges, requires each student to sing “America” (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) as a solo without piano accompaniment and to sing the F Major scale as a solo without accompaniment. One hundred one Lexington One fifth and sixth graders competed for a spot in the 53-voice honor choir.


The District Honor Choir will rehearse on Tuesday afternoons at Pleasant Hill Middle School. The choir will perform on the steps of the State House for the Governor’s Carolighting on November 26th. The District Honor Choir will conclude its season with a final performance on March 14, 2019 at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center.


Congratulations Taylor, Emilia, and Morgan!

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WILD WILD WEST MUSTANG FEST COMING SOON! FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th!

Fun rides, attractions, food and games! Flyers went home with students to purchase wristbands for all the attractions or you can use button tab below to print. Wristbands are $15 each (adults and 4 years and under are free) Hat and Bandana sets are $5 each. Payments and forms are due by Wednesday, October 17th.
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MUSTANG FEST ORDER FORM

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Mustang Fest Volunteers


Hello Parents! Our school carnival is fast approaching! Mustang Fest is a fun, family friendly event that the PTO puts on with help and support of Sponsorships from local business owners. Our teachers will work all of the games, inflatables, and booths so that we can enjoy the event with our families! We will need help behind the scenes.

We need volunteers to help with Set up, Clean up, selling hats/bandanas the week of Mustang fest in the mornings, judging the boot coloring contest and hanging them up in the school. Please consider volunteering! We need your help to make this event happen!


Thank you, Stacy Eubanks - Midway PTO, Mustang Fest chair

ART

Midway Artist win Merit Awards at the SC State Fair

The following students have won Merit Awards in the SC State Fair:


Mason Melendez

Aarav Suthar

Maribella Hinson won First Place in the Grade 3, Three Dimensional Art Category

Sidney Drinkall


Congratulations to these awesome artists! A reception to honor these winners was held in the Cantey Building on the State Fair Grounds, on Sunday, October 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00.


The State Fair Exhibit is a juried show. This means that not all pieces entered make it into the display. To have artwork selected to be displayed is a really big honor. The following students have art displayed in the Fair:


Self Entries include:


Sidney Drinkall

Holt Drinkall

Alden Skinner


Midway Entries include:


Maribella Hinson

Maggie Near

Mason Melendez

Aarav Suthar

Kendal Eubanks

Kimaya Sandrapaty

Bella Rowley

Caroline Morgan

Kera Brown

Nicholas Cassano

Katie Windegardner

Anna Allen

Aylin Turk

Hailey Toole

Ileana Castro

Natalie Batson


Way to go Midway Mustangs!!!

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Maribella Hinson won First Place in the Grade 3, Three Dimensional Art Category

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Aarav Suthar~Merit Award

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Sidney Drinkall~Merit Award

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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.

Congratulations to our Perfect Attendance Mustangs for the year 2017-2018!

Mrs. Fickling proudly awarded our Mustangs with a medal of Perfect Attendance for last year, 2017-2018.
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Kindergarten 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance:

Malakii Parson, Noella Hyder, Rylee West, Grant Godfrey, Logan Christy.
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First Grade 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance:

Elizabeth Winegardner, Bela Sengupta, Adelyn Panarello.
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Second Grade 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance:

(front row): Eden Allen, Omar Garcia-deLeon, Connor Goodwin, Corinne Ganjehsani, Thomas Reeves, Annabelle Thompson, Samuel Turbeville,

(back row) Ethan Brightbill, Austin Lawhorne, Kera Brown, Gavin Christy, Max Salazar, Joshua Cathey, Bennett Hamm.

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Third Grade 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance:

(front row): Paul Herron, Bruce Bruton, Noah Knight, (back row): Brewer Godfrey, Caleb Renwrick, Raegan Corry, Evie Godfrey, Simeon Bell.
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Fourth Grade 2017-2018 Perfect Attendance:

(front row): Colbey Reeves, Turner Scott, Kylie Daigle, manning McCathern, John Ryan Scarborough, Kris Sengupta, Cole Brown, Manning Dempsey.

(back row): Jordyn Parson, Ian Campbell, Holden Faison, Elizabeth Nesmith, Nicholas Kelly, Elivia Gao, Niyati Ghadiya.

PTO Restaurant Night Oct. 17th at Marco's Pizza

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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!
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MIDWAY YEARBOOK ORDER

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Mustang Shout Out! Carson Lloyd

Carson is a 3rd grader in Mrs. Waring's classroom and son of 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Hope Lloyd.
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Happy Fall Y’all! Mrs. Shepherd’s minion scarecrow welcomes her students each day and adds a festive fall touch to the surroundings.

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THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!

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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.

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