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

Midway Twitter

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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August 24, 2018


Dear Mustangs,


Welcome to our School Year 2018-2019! It has been a wonderful start and our students have already shared their kindness and leadership skills! It is always thrilling to have our Mustangs return after a hard summer of work and preparation. WELCOME BACK!!!


Please know that starting on Monday morning you will need to sign in with your driver's license or passport to go through the doors of the kiosk during arrival. We now begin our full security precautions during this time as our children have done a great job of modeling going to their designated areas. Even our new 4K students smile and show us where they go!!! I am so proud of our little ones in 4K and 5K!!!


As you can see, safety is our first priority. Please know that we train our students not to open exterior doors to let anyone in as this is the responsibility of adults. We now also have classroom doors that remain locked...you can exit the room but you can't enter unless you have a key. We practice various drills with our students such as fire and tornado drills, lockdowns and lock outs, and more. If your child comes home talking about fire alarms going off or something called lockdowns, please do not be alarmed. We practice these with 100% of our students and staff.


I also need to ask that you write your child's name on lunch boxes, jackets, bookbags, and anything that your child might set down. Items are placed in lost and found. If there is a name this makes it easy to get back to the owner. At the end of each month we take all unclaimed items to another school in need and/or an organization who redistributes to our community members who are in need.


Traffic is improving but please know it takes a couple of weeks for everything to balance out. Be patient, watch closely, and smile! These small acts go a long way with all in keeping our children safe!!!


Bless you all and welcome to Midway!


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway


Important Dates:

Monday, August 27 -- 6:00 p.m. 3rd Grade Parent Orientation

7:00 p.m. 5th Grade Parent Orientation

Tuesday, August 28 -- 6:00 p.m. 2nd Grade Parent Orientation

6:30 p.m. EAGLES and Ms. Maupin's Orientations

7:00 p.m. 4th Grade Parent Orientation

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PTO Reminders:

1st PTO meeting will be Aug 29 at 9:15am in the Learning Commons

1st Morning Chick-Fil-A biscuit sale will be next Friday, Aug. 31st

Cafeteria Reminders:

When sending in a check for your student's lunch/breakfast account, please make sure to write your telephone number and your student's name on the check.

Mustang Shout Out! Summer Track Champions!

Congratulations to MES student, Caroline A. Near for representing South Carolina at the regional track and field championship. Students competing as part of the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission's Youth Track Club, the Lexington County Wildcats, raced at the state level this summer, earning a trip in July to the 2018 USA Track and Field Region 4 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship in Georgia. Way to go Caroline!
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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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Please note new flyer for AlphaBEST

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Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information 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 Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to 504 Coordinator Ann O’Cain. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Hilary Morgan.


If you have questions regarding these issues, contact these people by mail at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 or by telephone at 803-821-1000.