MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

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

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter


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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May 6, 2016


I cannot begin to explain how amazed I was by the many gestures of appreciation for our teachers and staff that I observed this week. Children with broad smiles carrying a simple flower to bouquets to students creating beautiful cards...just precious. Then, of course, the daily treats from PTO which someone took hours to put the finishing touches, the breakfast and the duty free luncheon for which parents volunteered supervision--all made for wonderful tributes to our school family. Thank you so much!!!


Congratulations to Anna Cully as she was the first place winner for elementary in the Lexington One Cooks event show cased here at Midway! There were participants from 4th grade through 12th grade. It was a true pleasure to see these young people take a risk and compete with their recipes and cooking skills!


The calendar is very busy! Our Run Hard teams run in their 5-K morning so we wish them the BEST! SC PASS (Science and Social Studies) Testing for 4th and 5th Graders and Thursday. To them we also wish the best as they shine in showing off all of their learning! Then we have the all day Chick-fil-a Day on Thursday! We are rocking the events. Finally, on our 100-Mile Club will have their culminating event at River Bluff High School Track! We are very proud of these students and Mrs. Gates for sponsoring this opportunity!


Do note that there is a BIG Lexington One event evening at the River Bluff High School Preforming Arts Center ! We have "Dancing With the Stars" which supports our Lexington One Foundation. Mr. Poole, one of our parents, will be showing his talent. Do join in for the fun!!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary


P.S. No, I didn't forget. Read, read, read!!!

Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates



SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)

Science - Wednesday, May 11

Social Studies - Thursday, May 12

Make-up Testing - Through May 19

Meet and Greet for New Superintendent, Dr. Greg Little

Our new Superintendent of Education for Lexington One, Dr. Little, has scheduled a series of community Meet and Greet meetings. I hope that one of the following dates works for you.


May 11 - White Knoll High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 18 - Pelion High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 23 - Lexington High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 24 - Gilbert High School - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Support our Mustangs this Saturday! Run Hard 5k @ First Baptist of Lexington


RACE DAY INFORMATION

Saturday, May 7th
First Baptist of Lexington, 415 Barr Rd
(corner of Wildlife Rd and Barr Rd)
CHECK IN @ 7am
RACE START @ 8am

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION:
Entering from Hwy 1 please park @ Lexington Presbyterian
(a short walk to start line)
A shuttle bus will be available until 7:30am.

Parking will be available
@ FBLex on Wildlife entrance
@FBLex Barr Rd (Pecan Tree Lot)
@Barr (grass lot across from church)

NO PARKING ON GRASS ON WILDLIFE ROAD

Arrive EARLY roads will be closed down at 7:40am

Volunteers needed before and after our May 7th Run Hard Race
**Parking Attendants and Cleanup Crew**
If you are able to come early or stay around for awhile go to
Volunteer Spot http://vols.pt/vqP6F7

Guidance:

Thank You to our Vehicle and Career Day Participants!

Many thanks to those participants who helped make our Vehicle and Career Day possible this year.


Our 1st and 2nd graders were able to see a variety of vehicles and learn about what kind of skills are needed for each job.


Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders visited different booths at our grade-level Career Fair. Students were able to ask questions, get a taste of what it is like to use some of the tools necessary for different careers, and understand about how what they are learning now could help them with a future career.

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Career and Vehicle Day 2016

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"Attention all parents/guardians!" We need your feedback!


Please take a quick moment to fill out the MES School Counseling Program Survey. We will use your responses to help design the programs that will be available for students and parents during the 2016-2017 school year.

Please use the following link for the survey~ http://goo.gl/forms/3zEE5YQRm4

Mrs. Park's 2nd grade class studies Africa

Mrs. Park's 2nd grade classes ended their thematic study of Africa with a special celebration with their families. The students shared their Trickster and Pourqoi Tales and an African puppet show. Everyone enjoyed playing a traditional game from Madagascar and sampling African snacks.
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Mrs. Massey's classroom celebrates Mother's Day in the Outdoor Classroom!

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3rd Grade South Carolina Day Symbols Quilt

Our 3rd grade SC Day quilt created with symbols drawn by the 3rd grade students. The quilt was sewn by Angie Desai.
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3rd grade celebrates South Carolina Day

South Carolina state history is the focus for third grade students in Social Studies. We have spent the year learning all about our great state. Third graders celebrated South Carolina Day by enjoying some of our favorite traditional state foods and some lessons on our state dance, the Shag!
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Learning Commons:

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Mustang Shout Out! Congratulations Anna Cully!

Anna Cully, 4th grade Midway student of Mrs. Locklair, created and entered her special recipe, Carolina Chili, in Lexington One Cooks Healthy Recipe Contest. All recipes were formally analyzed by Lexington School District 1 Department of Food Service and Nutrition to ascertain that the recipe entry met the required nutritional guidelines.


Recipe entrées were evaluated by a prestigious panel of judges to include students, Food Service Staff, and District Office personnel and Three finalists from each school level (elementary, middle, high) were chosen and asked to prepare their dishes for a panel of judges to determine the grand prize winner. The final judging was held at Midway Elementary School where Anna Cully's recipe was chosen as the overall Elementary level winner!!



Anna was awarded an Alclad Sauté Pan and Spatula and her Recipe will be featured on 2016-2017 Lexington One School Menu, Chefs Coat and Hat and “Recipes for Healthy Kids” Cookbook.

Congratulations Anna!!

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Boosterthon is Coming!!! THE MIDWAY FUN RUN

THE MIDWAY FUN RUN


We’re raising funds for Field Trips and Teacher Development!


This year’s MAIN FUNDRAISER is the Midway Fun Run! Hosting a Fun Run means there is no selling or delivering products. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on Friday, May 20.


Our Fun Run program will last about 2 weeks—from Tuesday, May 10 – Friday, May 20. Students will experience an exciting Pep Rally, families will have time to get pledges, and on the last day, students will run in the Fun Run! Every student, no matter financial participation, is invited to run in the Fun Run.


Also, our Fun Run comes with a world-class character theme. This year’s theme is BIG WORLD RECESS, a global fitness theme all about building character through sports. During the Fun Run program, students will travel our big world learning how to play with character from REAL kid-athletes in other cultures.


How Can You Support Midway Elementary School?


#1. Starting on Tuesday, May 10, register your child on funrun.com.

#2. Reach out to sponsors—friends and family who could donate to help our school.

#3 Ask your child about the BIG WORLD RECESS Character Play of the day.

#4 Come cheer on your student at the Fun Run on Friday, May 20th. Parents invited!

More information will come home with your child prior to the event.

This is the major fundraising event for the year!

Thanks in advance for supporting Midway Elementary School.

Great Job Mustangs at Kids Day of Lexington

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Midway Artwork at Lexington Kid's Day

Box Tops & Labels

Thank you to all who collected and sent in your Box Tops and Labels! Totals will be announced next week.
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Spring Portrait Payments or Unwanted Photos Due!

You may pay for the photos you choose by check made to Strawbridge Studios or go online to www.strawbridge.net using code: 1105. Please return payment & any unwanted photo as soon as possible.
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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.