THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

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

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

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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November 30, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!!!


It is with GREAT joy and excitement that I share with you that Midway has scored Excellent on our State School Report Card!!! This is wonderful news as it is very difficult with the new system to achieve this level. The design and data collection for the report card has changed so you cannot compare with validity this report with prior reports. You will find our report card at the following link:


https://www.screportcards.com/


I congratulate our students, teachers, and families as it takes the hard work and commitment of all!! Way to go, Mustangs!!! Together, we empower each child to design the future!!!


Please remember that we have Collaborative Planning on Wednesday, December 5, with dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. If your child will be going home in a different manner, please send a note to your child's teacher. If you need MES Care until 2:25, please send a note for this as well.


Enjoy the weekend by reading a great book with your child and getting a workout with your child!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal

Mustang Shout Outs!

Congratulations Bella!

Maribella Hinson won first place for 3rd grade in the 3-D art category at the South Carolina State Fair.
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Congratulations Chethan!

Chethan Brahmapuram third grade Midway student, runs cross country with the Lexington County Recreation Commission's Youth Cross Country Program and qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Reno, NV on December 8th. Chethan will be traveling to Reno with his dad to represent the Lexington County Wildcats in the Men’s 2000 meter 8 and Under Division. Chethan has worked so hard this season (his second cross country season with Lexington County) and we are so proud of him. Please join us in celebrating his achievement!
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Congratulations to Laura Locklair for receiving the Pets in the Classroom Grant!

I received a Pets in the Classroom grant worth approximately $250 to get a beared dragon for our classroom. Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets—an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come. Our dragon Orion has already improved our learning environment, and we will continue to use him to help us grow as learners and teach us responsibility as we give him a healthy, happy life here at Midway.
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Congratulations to 1st First Grade French Immersion Teacher, Katherine Zham, for receiving a DonorsChoose Grant!

As STEM jobs continue to flood the market, we struggle to fill a large chunk of those positions. Education needs to integrate STEM instruction within the classroom.To make STEM experiences a reality for my students, I have created prompts, as well as open ended opportunities to explore. Students will invent, analyze, and finally reflect on their work via a selection of fun writing prompts. These materials will be an integral part of our collection to build learning in STEM.

District Honor Choir Governor's Carolighting

Our District Honor Choir students, Emilia Guevara, Morgan Nesmith, and Taylor Glover performed on the steps of the State House during the Governor's Carolighting. The District Honor Choir joined other area Honor Choirs to help usher in the Season.
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Midway Night Tonight and Midway Kids Day Tomorrow at AR Workshop

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Midway Chorus to sing with The Lexington Community Band December 5th at Lexington High School


The Midway Chorus will be singing "Polar Express" with the Lexington Community Band. Join the chorus at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center on the Lexington High School campus for an evening of holiday favorites.

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4th Grade Pajama Drive~Collecting Monday Dec. 3rd- 10th

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We are excited to be collecting pajamas for children in need in South Carolina. We are collecting pajamas sized newborn through adult. The pajamas need to be a new set that has a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown. For every set of pajamas we collect, Scholastic will donate a book to go along with them. Please send in the pajamas with your child on or before December 10th. Our goal is to collect 400 pajamas as a school. If we reach this goal, we will celebrate with a school-wide Pajama Day on December 12th. Thank you for your help to make this pajama drive a success!

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

Whoville Day Wednesday December 5th!

Dress like someone from the Grinch for $1 donation to Relay for Life!

Whoville Day next Wednesday for collaborative planning day. your newsletters. Students can dress as someone from the Grinch for a $1 donation to Relay for Life.

PTO Restaurant Day, December 5th at UNO Pizzeria & Grill

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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.

TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

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

THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!

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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 http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.