MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy Mays, 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

School Hours: 7:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Office Hours: M-F 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.

Important Lexington School District One Calendar Changes

· Students missed school three days (October 5–7).


o First Nine Weeks Testing moves to Oct. 12–14.


o First Nine Weeks ends Friday, Oct. 14.


o Second Nine Weeks begins Monday, Oct. 17.


· Report cards will still go home Thursday, Oct. 20.



o Friday, Oct. 21, becomes a full school day for staff and students.


o Friday, Oct. 21, becomes a severe weather makeup day (for Oct. 5).


· Wednesday, December 7, was supposed to be a Collaborative Planning Day and a half day for students.

o Wednesday, December 7, becomes a full school day for staff and students.


· Lexington One continues to discuss what to do about the remaining two days (Oct. 6–7) that students and staff missed, while we wait to hear what the Governor decides about missed days.


o By law (Section 59-1-425 of the South Carolina Code of Laws), districts are required to include at least three severe weather makeup days in each year’s academic school calendar. In the 2016–2017 academic school calendar, Lexington One designated February 20,March 17 and April 17 as severe weather makeup days.

Midway lunch for October 21st~ weather make-up day


6' Pepperoni Pizza(round individual pizzas)

Yogurt,cheese stick and cookies

Chef Salad

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October 14, 2016

Dear Mustangs,


I still must give everyone a huge shout out for how adaptable everyone has been following our unexpected weather days. Thank YOU!! Do make changes on your calendars as Friday, October 21, will be a regular school day. Your teachers will be working with you to reschedule conferences and continue to schedule those that have not met yet. Our goal at Midway is to conference with 100% of our parents! It takes us all working together for the success of your child or children!


Gift wrap fundraiser items will be here next week as well. Mark your calendars for the Wednesday pickup times. We do want to say thank you to our awesome PTO for coordinating this event. Fundraisers are a lot of work, so THANK YOU! Then the work goes to parents in making the deliveries. Truly...you all make a difference for our children with field studies, professional development to build best practices in the classroom, and many supplies. Thank YOU!


The State Fair is in town and we do have student winners in the student art displays. Please check these out as you have fun!


Have a great weekend and read, read, read!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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PTO meeting next week

The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 19th at 9:15 in the PTO portable.

Calling All Fourth Graders Who Love To Sing! Sign Up Extended..

The 4th Grade Fall Chorus Membership Drive has been extended due to the recent weather event. Students may turn in their permission forms Monday, October 17th or bring their forms to the Tuesday, October 18th rehearsal. The 18th will be the last day to join the 4th Grade Fall Chorus.

4th grade chorus forms

click to view and print

Great first day for the 100 Mile Club! Still time to sign up! Use the link below......

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We are excited to start our second year of our 100 Mile Club, open to all students. The club will meet each Wednesday, beginning October 12, from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M.




  • Children who are interested in being a part of The 100 Mile Club should sign up using the link below. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate! Mrs. Gates, physical education teacher, will be the Midway 100 Mile Club coach. There is no cost to participate. Forms are available in the office for those without Internet.



Please use this link to sign up! https://goo.gl/forms/mT69NEmjsBbdNzss2

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Guidance News:

Join us for Midway Moments Tuesday Oct. 18th at 7:00 A.M.

The sign up link is as follows: https://goo.gl/forms/N9pAWVtkYyMnaQL72
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Career Week Fun October 17th-20th

Career Week Poster Contest~Due October 12th

Posters Must Be:



  • Poster board size (22 x 28) or smaller
  • Career Name and Description of Career
  • Illustration and/or Picture of Career
  • "I want to be (Name of Career) when I grow up because (reason)."
  • Write Name, Grade and Teacher on Back.
  • Prizes will be awarded!
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Career Week Schedule

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~Career Character Parade~

Wear an outfit that shows what you want to be when you grow up!


K-2nd grade is Wednesday, Oct. 19th

3rd-5th grade is Thursday, Oct. 20th

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Congratulations Mustang Artists! SC State Fair Participants and Winners!

Winning Students:


Lizzie Welsh (MGM now)

Sophia Phan

Pranavi Mancham

Oksana Young

Ian Hazelrigg

Juliet C. Waldrip

Collier Lawson

Candace New


Participants:


Kindergarten-Luke Smith, Mariah Prabhakar, Rowan Anders, Joshua Landon Wise, Saisha Kumar, Juliet Waldrip.


First Grade-Maribella Hinson, Fernando Castro, Breanna Wilhelm, Caroline Ziegler, Effie Floyd, Sophia Phan, Isla Soellner, Keileigh Zeien, Namiah Luke, Abram Rodriquez


Second Grade- Blake Lamberth, Pranavi Mancham, Preston Burbage, Griffin Greene, Collier Lawson


Third Grade- Jolie Byers, Lily Barnhill, Cassidy Freeman, Oksana Young, Taegan Goodwin, Griffin Lenrow, Ian Hazelrigg, Jake Hagood


Fourth Grade- Vanessa Lindamood, Katherine Cai, Sydney Lacoe


Fifth Grade- Payton Suggs, Candace New, Samantha Tan

Earn your shirt day! All our runners completed at least 1.5 miles to earn their shirts!


Way to go Mustang Run Hard team!

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Time to order Yearbooks!

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Outdoor amphitheater reading with Mrs. Oswalt's class

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MES Assistant Custodian, David Dutka, student teacher for Mrs. McKinley

David Dutka is currently studying to become a teacher! We congratulate you David, and are very proud of you!
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Midway Student, Savannah Bouye, meets Carrie Underwood!

Savannah Bouye received her wish from Carolina Sunshine for Children. Savannah was awarded an event suite at the Carrie Underwood concert and even had a special and meet and greet with her!
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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.