MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy Mays, Assistant Principal;

Mike Hornacek, Assistant Principal

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

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter


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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May 13, 2016


Hello, Mustangs!


It is so difficult to believe we are coming down on the end of the school year!!! It has been a wonderful and busy year! Please know that May increases activities so that traffic may require a longer wait. Also, school security slows things down as you must sign in and have proper identification. Please be patient and know that you are valued but safety is first for our students.


I want to give a huge shout out to our 4th and 5th graders and their teachers as they came through SC PASS Science and Social Studies with a smile. The one thing we believe is that this is just a one day snapshot of their performance so stay calm and do your best. Lots of smiles were visible on Thursday as final booklets were closed!!! Even Ms. Mays is grinning as she counts and packs up these documents! She has done an excellent job coordinating testing this year!!! Thank you, Ms. Mays!


We do hope you are able to join our Relay for Life Team tonight at Lexington High School. Relay for Life begins at 6:00 p.m. and continues throughout the evening with a closing ceremony at 11:00. Luminaries are at 9:30. Please join our MES team as you and your child are a part of this!


Our 100 Mile Club will meet for their culminating event at River Bluff High School on Saturday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thank you, Ms. Gates, for making this opportunity possible this year! Thank you, Mr. Gomez, for arranging the location for this final event!


Boosterthon is up and rocking! It is amazing to see these young people working with our students all day! They host team huddles on character building and spend the day in classes reading and/or joining in on class activities or recess. It truly is like having summer camp counselors for a week! I will have to say that this is the most awesome part of Boosterthon as it is fun interactive character education after stressful testing and a year of packed learning. I do believe we host this event at the best time of the year! Thank you to our PTO for making this possible!


Have a great weekend and hope you enjoy a wonderful book with your child!


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates



SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)

Science - Wednesday, May 11

Social Studies - Thursday, May 12

Make-up Testing - Through May 19

Meet and Greet for New Superintendent, Dr. Greg Little

Our new Superintendent of Education for Lexington One, Dr. Little, has scheduled a series of community Meet and Greet meetings. I hope that one of the following dates works for you.


May 11 - White Knoll High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 18 - Pelion High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 23 - Lexington High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

May 24 - Gilbert High School - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Thank you to our wonderful school nurses, Mrs. Betsty Stephens, Mrs. Carrie McGee, and Mrs. Rebekah Flanagan! You rock!

Join us tonight for Relay For Life

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100 Mile Club's final mile at RBHS Saturday May 14th

Thank you to our students who participated in this year's 100 mile club. Our Mustangs logged over 15,000 miles this school year! We will celebrate our final mile at River Bluff High School Track this Saturday May 14th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Please meet at the track by 8:20 a.m. to pick up your T-shirt and log your last mile!

Congratulations Mustang Run Hard Team!

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Congratulations to our Midway RunHard team! You guys were awesome this morning and it was so exciting to see you all cross the finish line. Training well, finishing the race, and cheering for your teammates...you should be extremely proud of your hard work!


Let's give a shout out our championship qualifiers!

Top 15 Overall (by age group)

2nd grade male overall
Banks Smith - 4th place

3rd grade male overall
Brandon Corley - 7th place

2nd grade female overall
Riley Patrick - 2nd place
Madelyn Cathey - 3rd place
Belle Lazenby - 7th place
Macy Brown - 11th place
Clare Brown - 13th place

5th grade female overall
Emme Lund - 8th place
Payton Berry - 9th place
Casey Anderson - 13th place

Top 3 Runners in Lexington Region

2nd grade male in Lexington Region
Banks Smith - 2nd place

3rd grade male in Lexington Region
Brandon Corley - 3rd place

2nd grade female in Lexington Region
Riley Patrick - 1st place
Madelyn Cathey - 2nd place
Belle Lazenby - 3rd place

3rd grade female in Lexington Region
Abigail Cannan - 3rd place

4th grade female in Lexington Region
Emma Sutton - 1st place
Sia Suthar - 2nd place

5th grade female in Lexington Region
Emme Lund - 1st place
Payton Berry - 2nd place

Midway's 2016 Spring Arts Festival

Mark your calendars and plan to attend Midway's 2016 Spring Arts Festival. On Monday evening, May 23rd Midway students will showcase their artistic talents. The After-School Guitar Classes, Spring Chorus, After-School 5th Grade Band, and the Movement Team will begin their performance at 6:30 p.m. in the MES cafeteria. Artwork by 5th grade students will be featured in an art display. Come and enjoy an evening celebrating the arts at Midway.

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Thank you for a great PTO restaurant night!

Riverbanks Zoo visits 3rd grade


Third-graders learned about the circle of life from the Riverbanks Zoo presenter. This program correlates to our learning in science. Thank you to the PTO for funding this "in house" field trip!

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Mrs. Howell's and Mrs. Whyde's Crews enjoy some fun time with the Boosterthon leaders!

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Guidance:

"Attention all parents/guardians!" We need your feedback!


Please take a quick moment to fill out the MES School Counseling Program Survey. We will use your responses to help design the programs that will be available for students and parents during the 2016-2017 school year.

Please use the following link for the survey~ http://goo.gl/forms/3zEE5YQRm4

Learning Commons:

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It's Boosterthon Time!

THE MIDWAY FUN RUN


We’re raising funds for Field Trips and Teacher Development!


This year’s MAIN FUNDRAISER is the Midway Fun Run! Hosting a Fun Run means there is no selling or delivering products. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on Friday, May 20.


Our Fun Run program will last about 2 weeks—from Tuesday, May 10 – Friday, May 20. Students will experience an exciting Pep Rally, families will have time to get pledges, and on the last day, students will run in the Fun Run! Every student, no matter financial participation, is invited to run in the Fun Run.


Also, our Fun Run comes with a world-class character theme. This year’s theme is BIG WORLD RECESS, a global fitness theme all about building character through sports. During the Fun Run program, students will travel our big world learning how to play with character from REAL kid-athletes in other cultures.


How Can You Support Midway Elementary School?


#1. Starting on Tuesday, May 10, register your child on funrun.com.

#2. Reach out to sponsors—friends and family who could donate to help our school.

#3 Ask your child about the BIG WORLD RECESS Character Play of the day.

#4 Come cheer on your student at the Fun Run on Friday, May 20th. Parents invited!

More information will come home with your child prior to the event.

This is the major fundraising event for the year!

Thanks in advance for supporting Midway Elementary School.

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Spring Portrait Payments or Unwanted Photos Due!

You may pay for the photos you choose by check made to Strawbridge Studios or go online to www.strawbridge.net using code: 1105. Please return payment & any unwanted photo as soon as possible. If you have any questions please call the main office.
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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.