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.


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.


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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March 9, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!

It is that wonderful time of the year when we "Spring Forward" one hour on Sunday, March 11! Longer daylight hours after work!!! This is exciting and helps us to get over the loss of the one hour of sleep on Sunday.

Please place March 25 on your calendars!!! This is our "world famous" Mustang Fest! Well, world famous to us! It is filled with lots of family fun! You do not want to miss this family opportunity! The gates open at 2:00 p.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. The week will be filled with Mustang fun. Please use the order form that PTO is sending home to order your wristbands. Adults and 4 years and under are free.

Also, please remember that Field Day was moved to Friday, March 30, as we will be in school for the weather make up day. It is an awesome day!! Please consider volunteering to work a station. More information will be coming.

Do continue to remind neighbors and new community members to register their students for 5-year old kindergarten. The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. The number of registered students determines the number of teachers needed so the sooner we have registrations the more prepared we are with having staff in place. Thank you for your help with this!

Have a wonderful weekend! Read, spend time outside, and exercise with your child or children!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder

If you have a child who will turn 5 before Sept.1, 2018 and have not yet registered them for Kindergarten: To enroll your student you will need to have the student's long form birth certificate, immunization record, and current proof of residency. We accept SCE&G or Water bill.

****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****

Health room needs:

The health room needs saltine crackers please!!

We Need You! Super Hero Field Day Coming Soon!

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Volunteer for Superhero Field Day Here!

click to use signupgenius to schedule your time

South Carolina author, Kate Salley Palmer reads to MES Second Graders

Second graders enjoyed a special treat with a visit from South Carolina author, Kate Salley Palmer. The author visit was a celebration of students' writing unit which focused on the writing process and communicating through letter writing. During her visit, Mrs. Palmer answered questions that second graders included in their letters to her. She also shared how she uses the same writing process that we are using right here at Midway Elementary!
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As a part of the Sound Unit in Science,4th grade students made instruments out of recycled materials. The instruments changed pitch and volume.

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Delta Dental presents Land of Smiles!

Delta dental - presentation for 5k-2nd . Presentation was called Land of Smiles - about dental health ,brushing teeth etc...
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Need your bottles and bottle tops please!

I'm trying to collect 200 water/soda bottles by March 12th for a class incentive project. We will need any size less than a 2-liter. Any color. Any shape. You may drop these off in our front kiosk or send in a disposable bag with your student. Thank you in advance for your help!


Alyssa Langford (STEAM Lab)

Mrs. Howell's crew enjoyed an animated read aloud performed by Mrs. Aldridge!!!

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Lexington One Children's Honor Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the LHS Performing Arts Center.
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March Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends, Gardner and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month,

Grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.

Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:

Grade K: Gracen Sprankle

Grade One: Lillian Kammer

Grade Two: Aarav Suthar

Grade Three: Claire Brown

Grade Four: Lilly Sadler

Grade Five: Sienna Woodley

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Winterfest Art Display: Old Mill

Each year, Lexington One, Elementary Art Teachers select art for the Winterfest Exhibit at the Old Mill, in Lexington, SC. The show will be open from Thursday, March 1st, through Wednesday, March 14th for the community to enjoy. Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate Youth Art Month!

The following students' artwork was selected for the show:

Caroline Morgan

Miles Hall

Katie Winegardner

Eunwoo Choi

Arwene Qiao

Catherine Cully

Arya Srinivasulu

Moss Evelyn Wise

Recycling Artwork

Art Teachers worked with each of the second-grade classes to create horses in the style of local artist, Kirkland Smith. Horses are made of found objects as well as recycled bottle caps. Wonderful creations by our second grade teams.
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Coming Soon.....Wild Wild West Mustang Fest!!!

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2017-2018 Midway Yearbook Online Ordering info:

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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.

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!


(803)821-0290 Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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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.