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
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December 18, 2015

Dear Mustangs,

It is so hard to believe that we are here at Winter Break already! We are about to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016! Truly unbelievable until I look at how our students have grown!

I must take a moment to reflect on how much we have to be grateful. Thank you for sharing your sweet children with us! Elementary educators are in a win-win position--we get to teach, learn, play and be with children! You can't ask for a better profession to wake up to each day! Many thanks to our MES family for your sharing, support and caring! The MES family is the best!

Please do enjoy your family and friends over the holidays. Travel safely, read great books, rest and we look forward to returning to school on Monday, January 4, 2016!

Happy holidays to all!

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Now, a word from our Principal for the Day, Mary Boland...

Dear Mustangs,

I enjoyed my day as Principal for the Day because I got to greet the whole school! When we got to Mrs.McKinley’s class we saw them picking out owl pellets. Also my assistant Mrs. Fickling, forgot to put out her snowman decorations so I got to put them out. This was funny because when she had a meeting she looked at me and there I was with a book in my hands and reading it, “well I guess I like to read books a lot.” After that I was wrapping presents to put under the Giving Tree. Then we went in the cafeteria to check on things. We also went outside to watch the kids.

After that we went to the Learning Commons and I got to water the plants we recorded for the Morning News show. Then we came back to the office and we had a mission to deliver flowers and books to two teachers.

My favorite thing from today was greeting the classrooms because I got to see new faces. My least favorite thing from today was the walkie-talkie because it’s so heavy that it pulls your pants down!

Your principal,

Principal Boland

Principal For The Day~ Ms. Mary Boland with Principal Jan Fickling

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Tickets, Tickets Please......First Graders took a magical ride on the Polar Express and celebrated Holidays around the World

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We need your help to have a Girls on the Run team!!

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. It teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games; and prepares the girls emotionally and physically for a celebratory 5k running event.

The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

We have a group of volunteers working to provide a Girls On the Run program for 3-5th grade girls at Midway in the Spring, but we need a few more parents who are available to help on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons from 2:15-4:15 to be able to have a team. If you can volunteer please contact Jessica Neel at jneel@lexington1.net by Tuesday, January 5.

Mrs. Oswalt's brother receives Veteran's Day cards from her students

My brother, Greg, sent these photos of himself with some of the cards my students made for him on Veteran's Day. I thought it was neat for my students to be able to make a connection with someone who is currently deployed. Greg's crew loved the cards and thought the drawings were wonderful. Greg was even impressed with how accurate some of the students drew his plane (B-1 Bomber).

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A visit with Memee using Technology!

Mrs. Thomas' Kindergarten class visits with her grandmother using "Face Time"

My Memee is 103 years old and today we "Face timed" her to say hello! With the help of my Aunt, we talked with Memee and showed her our classroom. We even sang her a song. The children did a great job and I feel sure we made my Memee's day!

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Guidance News:

All Pro Dads

Thanks for joining us at All Pro Dads! Next meeting is January 19th.

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Food Drive

Way to go Mustangs! 614 items collected in our food drive!


Thank you all for your help with our annual food drive. A special thanks to 4th grade and related arts teachers for letting us borrow your students today.

The 4th grade members of Character Club worked hard counting and sorting out all the food that was donated this week.

MES collected 614 non-perishable items which means MES will be able to help feed 16 families this holiday season.

5K French Immersion information for the 2016-17 school year

Information session dates for the immersion 5K registration process are set and posted here for your information. Upon our return from the break we will be posting more information for parents online and sending out information through Peachjar.

Here is the link: http://lexoneworldlanguages.weebly.com/partial-immersion-program.html

2015-16 Yearbook Information

This year parents have the opportunity to submit pictures that may be included in the yearbook.

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Check out Midway's Tabata fitness videos

Thank you to Mrs. Bettini's class on their first Tabata video, they did an awesome job. And Mrs. McKinley's group did their 6th video, Madeline and Lauren did an excellent job and added some new moves to their video. Thanks for adding to our Tabata library.

Look forward to seeing others take the chance on their own Tabata routine.

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.