MES Weekly School Newsletter


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Friday, May 19, 2023

Principal’s Porch

Lost and Found

As we begin to wrap up the school year I want to remind you that our lost and found is overflowing with jackets, hoodies, water bottles and many other items. Please make sure you or your child checks the lost and found rack in the lobby of the school. We will be giving the items to charity if they are not claimed.

GaGa Pit

I apologize for all the dirty laundry that we created with the GaGa Pit. We are working on a short and long term solution. For the short term we have ordered sand to reduce the amount of dust. For a long term solution we would like to add some kind of artificial base such as turf or rubber mulch. If you have any ideas or could help us out please contact Mr. Bussell.

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May/June Calendar

Tuesday, May 23 - Career Day 7:45am - 11:30am 3rd - 5th grade.

Wednesday, May 24 - Vehicle Day 8:00am – 10:45am, K - 2nd grade

Thursday, May 25 - Field Day 4K, K,1, 2 ( 8:30-11am)

Friday, May 26 - Field Day 3,4,5 (9:00- noon)

Monday, May 29 - No School ~ Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30 - End of Year Parties 1,3,5 (PM)

Wednesday, May 31 - End of Year Parties K,2,4 (PM)

Grade 5 Promotion May 31

    • 8:30 - 9:30 AM Miller/Axelsson/Garren/Cook

    • 10:00 - 11:00 AM Dutka/Tkacs/Suggs/Scott

    • PTO - Refreshments in the Gym (after ceremony)

Thursday, June 1st - Legacy Walk (former MES HS grads) - 8:00 am cafe : walk 8:30 am

Half Day for students 11:20 am dismissal

Blowfish Home Run Reading Game - 7PM

Friday, June 2 - Last Day of School for students ~ Half Day ~ dismissal 11:20 am

Summer Break!!!!!

Wednesday, June 7 - Lexington County Library summer kickoff reading program at Icehouse Amphitheater 3-6PM

Yearbooks are in!!

We will distribute all pre-ordered yearbooks on Wednesday, May 24.

Extra yearbooks will go on sale at 7:15 am on Thursday, May 25 in the front office.

Checks or cash (exact change) for $32. All extra yearbooks will be sold "first come first served" in the MES main office. Parents may check in the front lobby with your DL to go purchase or send exact amount in cash or check with your student.

MES Teacher Shoutout

If you would like to let everyone know how you feel about teachers at MES and how much they have impacted your child, please consider giving them a "shoutout" using our new Lex1 hash tag on Twitter or Facebook. Make sure to also tag Lex1 and MES in the post. Happy posting!"
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All Parents and Guest Sign up for 5th grade promotion sent by teacher email

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Super Hero Field Day

Thursday, May 25th- 8:30-11am - Grades K4, K5, 1st and 2nd

Friday May 26th - 9:00-Noon - Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th

Come out and enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Midway's field day! We will have lots of activities and fun for all! Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.

All guests must have a visitor sticker. Check your teacher's email with instructions to sign up early and avoid the line on Field Day!


More Cosmic Bowling Fun!

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Click below to watch Cosmic Bowling

Lost and Found Overload!!!

Parents, please have your children check our overflowing lost and found cart for any missing jackets, hats, water bottles, lunch boxes etc. We do check items for names and return them to students, so please make sure to label any items that may get misplaced during the school day. Thank you!
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From the Health Room:

As we enter the last few weeks of the school year, we want to remind everyone with medications in the health room that they need to be picked up by an adult by dismissal on the last day of school. We cannot send medications home with students. Any medication not picked up by a parent before dismissal on June 2 will be disposed of per policy. Please contact the health room with any questions. Thank you!

Midway Teacher Spotlight

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Kelly Parker TOY 2023-2024

We will spotlight our 23-24 teacher of the year for May in the newsletter!!!!! Congratulations to Mrs. Parker!!!!!!

We are celebrating our new 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Parker!!!! Mrs. Parker teaches our coding class and provides the most up-to-date coding experiences to our MES students. She works hard writing grants that help us obtain the most up-to-date equipment and materials. This helps to challenge our students to become innovative thinkers/creators now and in the future. She also works to provide amazing leadership opportunities to our students through coding experiences. Mrs. Parker will represent MES and all of our Mustangs well as the new TOY. Again, congratulations to our own Mrs. Parker!

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MES Morning News Show

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MES Related Arts Team

Staff Person of the Month of May

Mrs. Stephanie Abdalla

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What would you like to share with your Midway family about yourself?

(hobbies, family, etc.)

My husband, Kevin, and I have been married for 15 years. Our daughter, Ava, (a Midway graduate!) is 11and a 6th grader at Lakeside Middle. We have a dog named Blue. We love taking family trips to Charleston and Folly Beach. We also love watching movies together. Ava and Kevin love playing golf together and I like to drive the cart!

Why did you decide to work for Midway?

I worked as a therapist for several years before we had Ava. When she began attending Midway, I began working at Midway as a sub. Last year, I got to work as Mrs. Pryor's kindergarten assistant and loved it. This year, I've worked as an assistant on the intervention team and LOVE the team of ladies I get to work with.

What is your favorite thing about working at Midway?

I love the people I get to work with! But my favorite thing about being at Midway is the students I get to work with.

If you could trade places with one person in the building for a day, who would it be and why?

Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Carter do such cool lessons with their Eagles students. I'd love to trade places with them one day!

List some of your favorite things.

(food, restaurant, sports team, color, candy, etc.)

I have a Starbucks addiction! I also love Sukiya and Wings Place Patio. Favorite colors are purple, blue and gold. We cheer for the Gamecocks - especially the Lady Gamecocks basketball team.


Learning Commons

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Start Reading 4 books to participate in the

Blowfish Home Run Reading Program

Read in April/May

Game is June 1

Can earn 2 free tickets, on field parade, & shaved ice.

Reading trackers have already gone home.

Please follow the Midway Library/Learning Commons on Twitter to see what is happening in our library. Our Twitter account is

Summer Artist of the Month

5 - Mabrey Baldwin

4 - Jack Davis

3 - Eleanor Reeside

2 - Addie Thomas

1 - Emma Smith

K - Olivia Smith

Congratulations to these wonderful Mustang artists for the months of May through September!

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PTO restaurant day at Menchies!

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School Counseling

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Lakeside Middle Chicken Camp

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4K and 5K Registration 2023-2024

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Spanish 4K and 5K

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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

Please note that due to the public health emergency brought by COVID-19 and the continuing uncertainty regarding the virus’s impact upon district and school operations for the 2020–2021 school year, it may be necessary for the district to alter, amend or otherwise modify the information contained in this document throughout the year.

The district reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the contents of this document, consistent with amendments or revisions to policy or administrative rules, which may be required or occur as a result of changes brought about because of COVID-19. The district will also make reasonable efforts to inform you in a timely manner of any material changes made to any calendar, plan, policy or protocol listed in this document.