MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

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: M-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 10, 2017

Dear Mustangs,


Today has been a very powerful day! Our students and families reached out to their veteran family members, active duty military, and first responders for attendance at our Veterans Day Parade and Program. Thank YOU! I was truly honored to be a part of this appreciation and celebration!! Our faculty, staff, and students were truly honored as well! Hearts and smiles beamed with pride!


I want to celebrate that we had in attendance a veteran from World War II! The family made a special trip so that Mr. Charles Gibson could attend today. Thank you, sir, for your service!!! Thank you, Selah Gibson, MES Kindergartener, for sharing your "Papa Hoot" with us today!


With sincere appreciation and great gratitude I thank each of our veterans, military people, first responders, and your families for you service and selflessness! We are blessed to be in the great USA with our many freedoms!! There will be a special edition sharing our Veterans Day Parade and Program.


Have a wonderful weekend and do take a moment to appreciate our many service people!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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Thank you for joining us....


Midway’s International Heritage Night

&

Mini Silent Auction

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Congratulations Mustang Run Hard Team on running your 5k!

What an exciting time we had on Saturday! All the runners did an amazing job with lots of PR's, smiles and high fives. I loved every moment of this race and watching your kids cross the finish line was awesome! This team has continue to "Build Each Other Up" throughout the season! Way to go team!


Special thanks for all my volunteer coaches: Coach Stacie, Coach Christy, Coach Sara, Coach Keith, Coach Wells, Coach Jennifer, Coach Crystal, Coach Kelly, Coach Jan, Coach Josh, and special thanks to Amy Cathey for all your help with enhancing the spirit of our school. She provided the blocks and organized the tent and decorations for the race.



The following runners qualified for the Championship race this upcoming Saturday:


2nd

Conner D T.

Jack D.

Nieman R.

Corrine G.


4th:

Howie V

Banks S.

Lily S.

Sara Grace T.

Madelyn C


5th :

Brandon C.

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What a great Family Night!

Thank you all who came and participated in MES family night for Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade. Fun and learning was had by all! Enjoy the photos!
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November Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month of November are as follows:


Grade K: Hampton Smith

Grade 1: William Shenoy

Grade 2: Andrew Houck

Grade 3: Anna Kate McCown

Grade 4: Tanvi Locklair

Grade 5: Oksana Young


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

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Career and College Week

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21 days of Reading Challenge

The number one way you can help your child with their learning is to read at home! The research is there. So I challenge each of you this month to embark on this challenge. 21 days of reading with and/or to your child. Life can get so busy, but taking just a few minutes each day to sit next to your child and read a book will show them how important reading is, but also how important they are.


Sign up here: http://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html


And take pictures! I'll be participating in this challenge both at Midway, reading aloud to classes, and at home with my own little person. Use the #21dayReadAloud and #MES21dayReadAloud


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."

Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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Enter to win a cafeteria makeover!

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New PTO Midway Spirit Wear

Please click on the button tab below to view our new long sleeve T shirts, hats and Midway Ornaments.
Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

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 the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.