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: 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 17, 2017

Dear Mustangs,


I must take a moment to share my thankfulness to you for sharing your precious children with us! Each morning as our children arrive, their smiles and hugs remind me of the importance of our work and just how joyful being an educator is. Thank you so much! Your trust and patience as we celebrate or problem solve together are genuinely appreciated! Midway is the most wonderful family!


As we approach the holidays children get excited so please continue to help us focus on the safety of our children.


  • If you are coming to join for lunch or for a class event, please remember to bring our driver's license for checking into the school. This also goes for your guests and family members.
  • If you are changing transportation, please send a note to your child's teacher.
  • Please continue to carefully watch for children during arrival and dismissal.
  • Drive slowly and please do not use your cell phone while moving through car rider.

    Together we will keep our young ones safe! Thank you!


Travel safely over the holidays! Read great books with our children and exercise with them to work off that extra slice of sweet potato pie!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

There are a “minion” reasons to be thankful!

EAGLE Teacher, Susan Shepherd's doorway greets her students and reminds us all....There are a "minion" reasons to be thankful!
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The Giving Tree

With the December holiday season approaching, we realize that times may be tough for some of our Mustang families. The Midway Care Team organizes a giving tree to help families in need. If you are interested in this program, please call one of the school counselors for more information at 821-0300. The deadline will be December 4th.

Guidance:

Thank you Midway Teachers for bringing in your College Gear during College and Career Week! The winners for participating are Ms. Terri Felkel and Mrs. Sellars! Thank you for sharing your love of higher education with our students!

Career week scavenger hunt winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Locklair's class and Mrs. McKinley's class for winning the 4th and 5th grade college scavenger hunt! Each class will enjoy either a pizza party or a brownie party.

Relay for Life Penny Wars Total

Carolina: Negative 95.63

Clemson: Negative 132.24


Carolina wins this one!


Real amount collected: $338.13 for Relay For Life!

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ART:

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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 Lal

Grade 5: Oksana Young


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

Budding Midway artists sell first piece of art after State Fair exhibit!

Helen Hall of Columbia made a visit to MES on Thursday to purchase two students' works of art that she saw on display at the SC State Fair.

Namiah Luke sold her cat artwork and Caroline Ziegler kept her original cat and gifted a second piece to Mrs. Hall.


Mrs. Hall was very excited about her purchases and brought gifts to the two girls to show her appreciation.

This was an exciting day for Namiah and Caroline. Congratulations to these two fine artists as we celebrate their talents and good fortune.


Cindy Behrends and Grant Erd, MES Art Teachers

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ATTENTION 2ND GRADE PARENTS!

The Art Team at Midway is doing a collaborative art project and we need

your help! We are studying the artist Kirkland Smith and her found object

mosaics.She is a local artist known for creating mosaic portraits of highly

influential historical figures, and in these mosaics she uses primarily plastic

objects such as old toys, bottle caps, and utensils.


What we need our 2nd graders to do:


● Fill a zipper freezer bag with small plastic objects. We will be using mostly

bottle caps, but they can also include items such as old toys and utensils.

Please make sure they are clean!

● They should have their name and their homeroom teacher’s name written on

the bag.

● These bags will stay at home until we need them. We will need them when

we return from Thanksgiving break on November 27th.


Pictured below is an example.

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Thank You Officer Lint!

Officer Lint enjoyed listening to our Mustangs read!
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Congratulations to MES Teacher of the Year and Staff Person of the Year 2017-2018

Mrs. Samantha Leitzsey, Fifth grade teacher and Ms. Pansy Suddeth, Academic secretary.
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Lexington County School District One November Board Meeting Recognizes

Hailee E. Thomas won first place ribbon at the SC State Fair!

Congratulations to Hailey on winning first place for competing in the fair's youth horse event. While judges watched closely, she demonstrated communication with and control over her horse as they put them through a routine. Way to go Hailey!
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Special Olympics South Carolina Unified Champion School

Stephanie Hunt, MES SPED teacher, earns continued funding for Special Olympics activities for Midway. MES provides opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities to play sports together and build friendships. Students at Unified Champion Schools partner to compete in sports including basketball, bocce and tennis.

MES received $450 that can be used for transportation or sports equipment, merchandise credit for T-shirts or uniforms, and school resources to assist with advocacy efforts. Congratulations Stephanie!

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New Blog from Mrs. Mixon

How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


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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Fun times with Mrs. Shepherd!

PTO Silent Auction winner, Brent Mullis, and his friend, Taryn Kean, were in “LEGO action mode” as they built and programmed their robotics models in an after school session with Mrs. Shepherd.
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Brotherly Love, welcome new Mustangs!

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Midway Spirit Day!

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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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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. You may print and send your order in or pick up an order form in the main office.
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.