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
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.
November 10, 2017
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!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Thank you for joining us....
Midway’s International Heritage Night
Mini Silent Auction
Congratulations Mustang Run Hard Team on running your 5k!
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:
Conner D T.
Sara Grace T.
What a great Family Night!
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.
Career and College Week
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
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
Enter to win a cafeteria makeover!
New PTO Midway Spirit Wear
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