THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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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September 4, 2015

Dear Midway Mustangs,

It is hard to believe that we have three weeks of school under our belt! Thank you so much for sharing your children with us!

Please do continue to practice safety in the car lines during morning drop off and afternoon pickup. Our top priority is the safety of our children!!! Thank you so much for your understanding.

I would like to give a special shout out to the 2nd grade team of teachers, students and parents. They have courageously worked together and practiced the 21st Century Skill of adaptability as we established our new class. Thank you to all and welcome to Mrs. Jackson and new class to our 2nd Grade Team!

I hope that you enjoy your long weekend with your children. Do take time to rest and recharge and enjoy a good book or two with them.

Very truly yours,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Welcome Back, Mustangs from Midway Cafe!!!


We enjoy serving our students every day and have plenty to offer and enjoy.

Also, we have several promotions this year like our BIRTHDAY RICE KRISPIE TREAT DAYS and more to come!

We look forward to serving you!!

Midway Cafeteria Staff

Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month of September are as follows:


  • Grade K: Arwene Qiao
  • Grade 1: Sophia Phan
  • Grade 2: Aidan English
  • Grade 3: Claire Berry
  • Grade 4: Shrey Panchani
  • Grade 5: Lane Heldreth


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

(We will have a Kindergarten Artist of the Month by October!) Please stop by and check out the art in the front display cases.

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First In Math Online Program

Our school is using this outstanding educational tool to help students practice and master mathematics skills. Look for Parent letters with student passwords to come home with your student!
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Midway's International Parade of Nations


The Mustang family invites you to participate in Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, September 25, 2015, following the morning announcements. We want to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of our wonderful students and their families. Students may wear traditional clothing from their country and/or bring a country flag to wave as they parade through the hallways. The parade is open to all of our fabulous students, and we encourage you to join in the celebration. We will also be singing “Hello to All the Children of the World” as we greet one another. For those who wish to join in the festivities, please meet in the cafeteria at 7:45 a.m.

Also remember that later the same evening, September 25, 2015, the amazing Midway PTO is sponsoring International Heritage Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.

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Forms were sent home last week or you may pick one up in the main office. Please return these to Mrs. Rhoeder by September 18th to be a part of our International Parade of Nations!

MIDWAY HEROES!

Lexington County Deputy and School Resource Officer, Scott Zylstra and Midway P.E. Teacher, DeeDee Williams were able to rescue a Dreher Shoals Dam swimmer this past summer who was training for a triathlon when he was slammed into a rock by a wave. He knew he was in trouble and was yelling for help when Deputy Zylstra was on a traffic stop and was approached for help. He ended the traffic stop and jumped into action. A former lifeguard in high school, Zylstra says he is all about water and safety and keeps a life vest and rescue throw buoy in his patrol car. Our very own PE Teacher, Dee Dee Williams was trying to assist the swimmer but the high choppy waves were keeping her from reaching him. With the help of the life vest she was able to reach him and Zylstra was able to pull both swimmers to shore with the rescue line. Deputy Zylstra and Dee Dee Williams are our heroes!
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RUN HARD REGISTRATION HAS OPENED ONLINE

The Run Hard club is an eight week running club for Elementary and Middle Schoolers that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train Tuesday and Thursday after school for about 1 1/2 hours with a focus on endurance training and the Run Hard Core Values. Please contact the school office if you are interested in assisting the Run Hard Coach this season. Go to at https://www.runhard.org/ to register now.


September 12 Registration Closes

September 14 Week One

November 7 5K Race begins @ 8 am

November 14 Championship Race at the Lexington Half

Health Room Needs

Ginger Ale and Saltine Crackers

Congratulations to our Stomp The Swamp 5K runners!

Way to go Mustangs and former Mustangs!


Female 9 and under:

1st place ~Ella Yarborough

2nd place ~Keelyn Barnes

Female 10-14:
1st place~ Madelyn Gomez
2nd place~Alexis Barnes

5th place~Alexandra Vance

Midway Elementary School Wins 2015 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award!


Dear Midway Elementary parents and/or Community leaders, Studies show that Active Kids Do Better, so Midway Elementary has been working hard to enhance physical activity and physical education opportunities for our students. Today marks a milestone on our journey. Midway Elementary has been nationally recognized for its outstanding efforts and commitment to helping Students learn, focus and grow through the integration of at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after the school day. Let’s Move! Active Schools, a sub-initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative recently honored Midway Elementary with the coveted 2015 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award.

To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must meet significant

benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family & community engagement.

We are proud to be an Active School because we know that physical activity translates into student success both in the classroom and in life. Please join us in celebrating this achievement. Talk with your kids about the importance of physical activity, and ask them how they move during the school day.

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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.