THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
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.
December 15, 2017
It is so amazing that we are coming to the end of 2017 and that in just a couple of weeks we will be embracing 2018!!
I want to take this moment to thank you for sharing your children with us!! Your children are your most valued treasures and so your support and trust must be recognized and appreciated. We value and treasure your children and you as our Midway family. Through our relationships we work together in bringing success to each child! Thank you!
The Sing-a-Long was absolutely precious! Our students' musical talents just amaze me! The Chorus, Honor Choir Members, Guitarists, and Strings just make my heart so proud and Midway shine. Thank you to Ms. Rogers, Ms. Trent, and Ms. Miller for the hours of support and time they spend with our students!
Next week will be filled with excitement and the making of memories. Learning continues in the classroom through content and social experiences. Winter Celebrations and selected learning opportunities will highlight the last three days of 2017. These are very valuable days in learning and memory making so please know that your child's attendance is truly appreciated.
Please enjoy the weekend and read a great book with your child! Now is the time to build traditions...pick a favorite book for reading every year!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Winter Break~ December 21st-January 3rd~ Students return Thursday January 4th
Friday 1-12 11:00 am Early dismissal for students.
Monday 1-15 No School~Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday 1-19 Report Cards
Wednesday 1-24 Collaborative Planning Day~students dismiss at 11:40 am.
Jump Rope for Heart
MES Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-5 pm.
Friday 1-26 Spirit Day and Chick Fil-A morning sales
Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year
Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES
Thank you for joining our talented musicians at our Midway Sing-a-long!
Fourth graders studied and created models of moon phases using Oreo cookies.
Fourth graders enjoyed the outdoors and reviewed for their SS test with peers by playing Quiz, Quiz, Trade.
Silent Auction Winners enjoyed being Principal of the Day!
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the
months of December/January are as follows:
· Grade K: Nola Soellner
· Grade 1: Avery Weathers
· Grade 2: McKynlee Gibson
· Grade 3: Yuran Chen
· Grade 4: Xander Hewett
· Grade 5: Larkin Daley
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Congratulations Mustangs! 1st place at MSCL Olympiad Chess Tournament
Anna Zou, Anthony Zou, and George Wang with Principal Fickling
Our first ever true team tournament, the MSCL Olympiad, was our largest tournament thus far! 69 players from all over the state of South Carolina participated, many braving snow to make the trip. ️
15 teams of 3 players (plus alternates) organized by school participated in the Olympiad section.
Here are our champions:
1st Elementary School Team: Midway~Anna Zou, Anthony Zou, and George Wang.
2nd: Harbison West
3rd: Center for Knowledge, Clemson
1st Middle School Team: RC Edwards
2nd: Dent, St. John Neumann, Crayton
New Blog from Mrs. Mixon
How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.
Let's get reading!
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
MES Morning Walk Schedule
Students will be picked up in the hallways at 7:10.
5th Grade – Monday
4th Grade – Tuesday
3rd Grade –Wednesday
1st & 2nd Grade – Thursday
Kindergarten - Friday