MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

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

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

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


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.


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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November 20, 2018

Dear Mustang Parents,

Thank you! Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us! This is the time of year that appreciations should be shared. Your children give meaning, purpose, focus, and JOY to our work as educators. Our Midway family is truly a most awesome family filled with love and kindness. Again, thank you for sharing your children and for being a part of the Mustang family!!

Today's Faculty Appreciation Luncheon was AWESOME! Thank you for our wonderful brunch today. You so made our day!! Many thanks to those who were able to prepare or provide items for this delicious meal! Thank you to our PTO for organizing this Appreciation Luncheon!

Holidays bring excitement so I ask that you remain mindful of safety. Please bring your drivers license and ask any adult guest joining you to do the same if coming into the school. Watch carefully as you drop off or pick up students, and remember that this is not the time to be on the cell phone. Any changes in transportation should be made by a written note to your child's teacher. I know these are redundant reminders but one little accident would be disastrous.

As we approach the Thanksgiving Holidays, please take time to enjoy your family and build traditions. I have so many warm memories of my childhood Thanksgiving Holidays. Create memories with your children!

Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your children!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

We thank Sandra Backman, Debra L. Knight and Dr. Bradley R. Pitts for their eight years of service on the Board of Trustees.

As board members, they dedicated countless hours advocating for students and staff, lobbying representatives for legislation focused on public education, and personally supporting all the district’s and schools’ events, programs and projects.

Backman, Knight and Pitts proved invaluable as leaders in Lexington District One by giving freely of their time and talents with no expectation of financial reward.
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Tiny Bites Feast

Kindergarten is thankful and enjoyed a feast to celebrate friendship!
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ThirdGrade Pow Wow

The third grade students celebrated their learning about the Native American tribes of South Carolina with a Pow Wow. Special guest Elder Chief James Caulder of the Pee Dee Tribe taught the students about tribal traditions and culture. The students created pottery, played Native American games, and danced traditional dances.
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District Honor Choir

Our District Honor Choir students, Emilia Guevara, Morgan Nesmith, and Taylor Glover will be performing on the steps of the State House during the Governor's Carolighting. The District Honor Choir will join other area Honor Choirs to help usher in the Season. Please come and enjoy!
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PE November Fitness Calendar


Students and family are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For the month of November, the calendar includes some basic exercises and a printout including 50 fitness themed activity ideas to celebrate National Family Week during Thanksgiving break! Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. This can be adapted for any grade level. Send photos of family's exercising to my email address

May the FORCE be with you!!!!

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Click on the images below for family fitness ideas

Chick-fil-A biscuits Friday Morning November 30th!

PTO will be selling Chick-fil-A biscuits November 30th in the morning carpool drop off for $3 each.

Midway Giving Tree

With the December holiday season approaching, we realize that times may be tough for some of our Mustang families. The Midway Care Team organizes a giving tree to help families in need. If you are interested in this program, please feel free to call the front office for more information art 821-0300. The deadline will be Dec. 4th

November Artist of the Month

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Artist of the Month

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

Grade K: Katherine Hewitt

Grade 1: Alvin Amalorpavanathan

Grade 2: Madison Zier

Grade 3: Sarah Elizabeth Green

Grade 4: Ava-Mia Martin

Grade 5: Elivia Gao

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

French Immersion invites all Mustangs

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See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!


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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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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