MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Chris Bussell, Assistant Principal;

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Empower each child to design the future


ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.

#mesHEART #allmeansALL

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Friday, February 7

Dear Mustangs,

My heart is full!

The adaptability of our MES faculty and staff on Thursday for early dismissal was awesome! You, our wonderful, supportive parents, hung in there with us through the different processes and adaptations!! Thank you! Our beautiful young Mustangs smiled and went with the flow. Bless them! Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!!! As you can heart is truly full. #mesHEART #loveyourpeople

This morning's Parade of Nations was the highlight of our week! The pride and joy of our students and their families glowed through their smiles and eyes as they donned the dress of their countries to join our parade. This is truly a time for bringing other cultures into our school and creating a respect and appreciation for all. Please do join us tonight for our International Night! It is the best free cultural event in the Midlands!!! It will fill your heart!

Please take note that our Extended Registration Day for 4K, 5K, and new to Midway 1st Graders will be on Monday, Feb. 10, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please do share this information with new neighbors.

Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you tonight!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling


Calendar of Events

Friday February 7- International Heritage Night 6-8:00 PM

Monday February 10- Extended day Registration 4k,5k, New to LSD1 7am-6:00 pm

Friday, February 14. . . . . . . .No School for Students . . . . . . . . .Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day/

Collaborative Planning Day

Monday, February 17-Severe Weather Makeup Day

Students and Staff Report to School

Tuesday, February18-PTO Meeting 9:15 AM

School Board Meeting 7:00 PM District Office

Note from health room:

With cold and flu season in full swing, we would like to send a reminder about medication administration at school.

Per district policy, when possible, medications should be given by parents/guardians at home before or after school hours. When medications need to be given at school, they need to be brought to the health room by a parent/guardian. All medications need to be in their original, un-expired container. Prescriptions need to have the prescription label attached. OTC medications need to have appropriate age/weight information on the label. We will have you sign a parent permission form. Prescriptions additionally need the MD signature. Thank you for helping us take good care of your Mustangs!

FIC meeting reschedule

FIC meeting canceled for Monday, February 10th. Next FIC meeting will be Friday, March 6th 8 am

Midway International Heritage Night~ tonight 6-8:00 PM

Midway's International Parade of Nations

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International Heritage Postcard Contest Winners, Congratulations Mustangs!

Ronnan (Mrs. Morrison’s class)
Cali Medin (Willie)

1st grade
Elèna Nielson) Park)
Elliot Areheart (Zahm)

2nd grade
Tanner Forrest (Cuthbertson)
Sophie Carignan (Peksenar)

3rd grade
Louie Green (Whyde)
Ava Nielson (Howell)

4th grade
Mitch (Locklair)
Charlotte Sadler (Metz)

5th grade
Sofia Nielson (Garren)
Taryn Kean (Garren)

World Read Aloud Day at Midway

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MES Job Shadowing Day

Many former Mustangs chose Midway to join teachers and staff to participate in Job Shadowing Day.
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MES Job Shadowing

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PTO parents night out at Shotokan Karate was a huge success!

Thank you Mustangs!
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FIC Strawberry Sale 2nd round

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Artist of the Month

Artists of the Month have been selected for February. Their artwork is displayed in the case in the school entrance. Stop by and check it out. Congratulations to these amazing artists:

Grade 4K: Ruby Catledge

Grade 1: Rosie Vroon

Grade 2: Sophia Fortino

Grade 3: Avery Weathers

Grade 4: Kendall Blanton

Grade 5: Cade Mason

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The Lexington One elementary art teachers are happy to invite you to join us for Artfest, our annual district elementary art show!

Artfest will feature work from all Lexington One elementary schools and will be on display at the main branch of the Lexington County Library from February 15th until February 26th.

The opening reception to celebrate the artists will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 4:30-6:00PM at the library.

We hope to see you there!

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last call for yearbooks at the $28 price Starting Feb 8, the price increases to $30.

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Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at