MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
November 13, 2015
With great pride, I thank each of our students who brought a veteran, active duty military person, or first responder to our Veteran's Day Celebration. The parade was awesome! The program was glowing with our 4th grade chorus and Major Hermann's presentation! Yes, we had a veteran from World War II and this wonderful family had four generations present! How awesome is this! Patriotism, pride, and honor are alive and well at Midway!!
I do want to share with you that we have had wonderful professional development with Expeditionary Learning. There will be more details later but right now we are training our leadership crew and they in turn are training our faculty. We are learning from each other and our School Designer. This is very exciting as this learning structure will align with our middle and high schools. Many of our students can already share with you about Crew Meetings and Learning Targets as teachers explore these structures. This is exciting stuff!!!
I do hope that you are enjoying the sunshine! It is such a welcomed sight even though it is suppose to be cooler this weekend. Please do continue to read with our young Mustangs and enjoy the weekend!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Silent Auction 2015 Friday November 13th!
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Bidding Opens 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Dinner – Applause Catering 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Bidding Closes (by section) 7:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Live Auction and Entertainment 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Announcement of Winners- 8:00 p.m.
Check-Out 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Administrators Live Auction.........
Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony November 11, 2015
Thank you to our Veteran's Day guest speaker, Major Chris Hermann
Major Chris Hermann (5th grader Nolan Hermann's dad)
United States Marine Corps Reserve
Major Hermann has 26 years of service including intelligence, light armored reconnaissance, and logistics. He has deployed twice to the middle east since 2009 and spent last year on active duty at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Midway thanks you for your service and for sharing with us at our Veteran's Day ceremony.
Thank you for another great PTO restaurant night at San Jose!
Character Club Membership Sign Up
Attention all 3rd-5th grade students! MES will be conducting its Character Club Membership drive for the 2015-2016 school year on November 23rd-24th.
The MES Character Club is a service learning organization that will allow members the opportunity to participate in service projects, learn more about how they can grow as leaders and how they can help others. Annual dues are 50 cents.
Students must sign up and pay their dues before school on either November 23rd or 24th. Space is limited and this will be the only opportunity to sign up.
Congratulations Run Hard Team!
Congratulations to our Midway RunHard team! You guys were awesome this morning and it was so exciting to see you all cross the finish line. Training well, finishing the race, and cheering for your teammates...you should be extremely proud of your hard work!
Let's give a shout out to our Midway runners who finished in the top 20 in their age group:
Banks Smith (run time 27:09) - 7th overall in 2nd grade and 3rd place in the Lexington region's 2nd grade
Levi Samples (run time 28:00) - 19th overall in 3rd grade
Carson Priest (run time 25:32) - 10th overall in 5th grade
Lane Heldreth (run time 25:10) - 9th overall in 5th grade
Great job, everyone!
Relay for Life Penny Wars!
Relay For Life Carolina vs. Clemson Penny War!
The Student Relay For Life Team will be collecting change November 16th-20th. We will be collecting daily in the wifi cafe from 7:10-7:30. If Carolina wins Mrs. Mays will wear a Carolina t-shirt. If Clemson wins Mrs. Fickling will wear a Clemson t-shirt! All proceeds go to Relay For Life! May the best team win!
Mustangs getting fit with Tabata!
Tabata is high intensity exercises in 20 second intervals for 2 minutes. Tabata has been integrated throughout Midway Elementary during our school day. Any class can create their own Tabata exercise and have it videotaped. We have a drive on Google with previous workouts that were taped and can be used by the teachers. We are working our body and mind together to do great things.
The Active Gamecocks program~ Turn in your exercise logs next week!
Mustangs can participate by keeping a log of their physical activity during the 2 weeks of Nov 2-13th. Please log at least 30 minutes per day of physical activity during this time. These logs went home with your student or you can get an extra copy in the office.
Students need to turn their completed logs in to the office by the end of the 2 weeks and each child will earn 2 tickets (parent/child) to each of the following USC Basketball games:
- Men's basketball USC vs South Florida- Sat.,December 5, 2015 @ TBD
- Women's basketball USC vs Winthrop-Sun. December 13, 2015 @ TBD
- Women's basketball USC vs Ole Miss-Thurs. January 28, 2016 @ 7 pm
- Men's basketball USC vs Alabama-Sat. January 30, 2016 @ 6 pm
Global Cardboard Challenge Rescheduled for November 21st at LTC
Due to recent events and current conditions, LTC decided to postpone the Global Cardboard Challenge scheduled for Saturday, October 10th, until Saturday, November 21st. We will follow the same schedule as before. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., judging at 9:30 a.m., and awards at 11:00 a.m. As for awards, the top 3 individuals at each level will be given an award and gift certificate. We also have new traveling trophies for Most Creative School at each level.
Those that were unable to participate because of a conflict on October 10th are more than welcome to register and participate now. For those that completely finished their project, if you desire, you may label it and drop it off at LTC. We will store it until November 21st.