MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Chris Bussell, Assistant Principal;

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Empower each child to design the future


ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.

#mesHEART #allmeansALL

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Thursday, October 18

Hello, Mustangs!!!

It is so difficult that we are now bringing our first nine weeks to a close! brought on some much cooler weather!! I know some of you are enjoying this!

I do so hope you have Mustang Fest on your calendar!!! This big event is in just three weeks on November 8, 2019!!! It is a root'n, toot'n GREAT evening filled with family fun! BEST FUN in town!!!

Another very special time that we invite you to join us is our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2019. We will host our veterans, active duty military service people, and our first responders for a light breakfast. Then at 8:00 a.m. we will have our guests and their students lead our Veterans Day Parade and then join us for our program. This is a very special event for Midway. Please do start check with your veterans, military service people, and first responders about joining us on this day.

Have a great weekend and stay warm! Read, read, read...the weather is right for a good book after getting that exercise outside (or inside for some of us)!!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary School

Calendar of Events

Friday, October 18- PTO PAC Parent Night Out

Monday, October 21 -National School Bus Safety Week

Tuesday, October 22 -PTO Board Meeting 9:15 am

Wednesday, October 23-Thursday, October 31 National Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 25 -Report Cards Issued

MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fi-A biscuit morning sales ($3 each)

Saturday, October 26 -FIC Crepes & Croissants Restaurant Day

Wednesday, October 30-Collaborative Planning Day Students dismiss at 11:40 am

PTO Restaurant Night at UNO's

Thursday, October 31 -Halloween

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We have some of the cutest pumpkins in the patch!

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October Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the month

of October are as follows:

§ Grade K: McKenna Hooker

§ Grade 1: Evangelia Crocker

§ Grade 2: Tanner Forrest

§ Grade 3: Tinsley Askew

§ Grade 4: Arwene Qiao

§ Grade 5: Brewer Godfrey

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

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

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Art Newsletter


We have a total of 10 Ribbon Winners this year. The following students won a ribbon in the Fair:

Honorable Mentions:

Kera Brown

Jackson Long

Madeline Skeen

Patrick Lyle

Connor Gill

Harper Paull

Kimaya Sandrapaty

Lila Willie

Madelyn Brown: 1st place 3-D Art- Summer Art Teacher: Mrs. Villobos

Kaylin Mixon: 3rd place 3-D Art

The following students have art on display:

Nathan Rooks

Delaney Wilson

Bella Rowley

Bailey Swain

Lizzy Winegardner

Rick Peddycord

Aryaman Raj

Ella Barbare

Connor Gill

Macey King

Noah Smothers

Arwene Qiao

Elizabeth Winegardner

Grace Morgan

Jolie Bermas

Claire Brown- Summer Art Teacher: Mrs. Villobos

Art will be on display in the Cantey Building, from October 9th – 20th.

We hope you will get a chance to view the show.

Art teachers will pick up the art on the 22nd and return to students at a later date. Some pieces may be held for other exhibits.

Way to go MES Artists!

Sophia in Mrs. Morris' Kindergarten, shows her "magic cats" face art from the SC State Fair!

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National School Lunch Week: October 14th - 18th

Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week!

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Former Mustangs and RBHS Football Players joined MES teachers and students for National School Lunch Week!

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MES School Counseling


The Midway School Counselors are seeking mentors to serve some of our students. A Midway Mentor serves as a special friend to one student throughout the year. They meet with this student once to twice a week for about 30 minutes. Midway Mentors serve as a special friend or support person to help some of our students who need additional love and encouragement. If you are interested in obtaining additional information please get in touch with Chan Gray or one of our other school counselors.


Save the Date Mustang Fest Friday November 8th!

Mustang Fest wristband order forms were sent home with each student. If you need additional forms you may pick them up in the main office.
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Midway sends our very own, Mrs. Dawn Merck to her last treatment and to Ring the Bell!

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Download the form below to pre-order your 2019 winter merchandise.

MES Coding Team Info

The MES Coding Team will begin meeting next week. If you child's name was drawn for The Coding Team, a notification letter is being sent home with your child today, Friday, October 18. The Coding Team for Grades 1 and 2 will meet on Monday mornings from 7:10 to 7:35 AM beginning October 21, 2019, and the Coding Team for Grades 3, 4, and 5 will meet on Wednesday mornings from 7:10 to 7:35 AM beginning October 23, 2019. The Coding Team will be led by Dr. Holly Sullivan, Coordinator of Science, Health and Physical Education for Lexington School District One. Students will explore the world of computer science through coding programs. Due to the level of interest, these teams will meet for the second nine weeks, and then we will draw again for another team of fifteen participants for each team from the applications that were submitted to us for the third nine weeks. We appreciate your interest in the Coding Team and your continued support of the programs at Midway!


The Midway Elementary School Improvement Council serves as an advisory committee to our administration and faculty members. School Improvement Council (SIC) members are asked to commit to serving a two year term.

If interested in serving on the Midway SIC or if you would like to nominate someone to serve on the SIC, please contact Midway's SIC Chair, Ryan Poles at

Duties of a Parent Representative for Midway School Improvement Council are as follows:

· Work on behalf of all MES parents to recommend improvements and advocate for positive changes

· Assist the school administration and staff in ensuring Midway meets the learning needs of all students

· Actively encourage families and community members to be strong partners in our students learning

· Support Midway’s Learning Environment

· Attend SIC meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every school attendance month at 4:30 p.m.

SoleMates Shoe Recycling

Way to go, Midway! Last year, the school-wide service project led by fifth grade raised $183 for CampMates, a summer day camp for children and teens ages 4-21 that is provided by the Autism Academy of SC. The camp program is designed for children with social skills deficits, Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD, social anxiety and learning disabilities.

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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