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

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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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February 23, 2018

Feb. 27, 2018 Primary Elections for House Seat 69 voting moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Midway is in school on Feb. 27th and will not be a voting site. It has been moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Mustang Black Light Gymnastic Showcase!

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The Rhythm is going to get you at Midway Elementary. Please join us on Tuesday night at 6:30 in the cafeteria for our 4th and 5th grade black light gymnastic showcase. Our students have been practicing their routines for 2 weeks and they look awesome. The rhythm will get you!!!!

Donate $1 to Relay for Life and dress like your favorite Storybook Character next Wednesday the 28th

Wednesday February 28th will be Relay For Life's Storybook Character Day. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character for a $1 donation to the MES Relay For Life Team!

Box Tops Time Again! Start Clipping!!

Midway Elementary PTO

Box Tops Contest Week

Feb 26th – March 2nd

Dear Midway Families,

Just a reminder that the Spring Box Tops Contest Week is coming up Feb 26th – March 2nd! Start clipping and more information will come home soon!

You can also sign up at and enter sweepstakes for bonus box tops as well as download the Bonus Box Tops app to earn more for your school! There are some great offers on the app right now!

The PTO collects Box Tops for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels to earn money for our school improvements and special events. Your family can make a difference just by clipping the Box Tops from the products you use every day.

Midway Elementary School Students and Teachers Rev Up for NEA's Read Across America Day Friday March 2, 2018

We need you to help us keep the reading going! Our goal is to have readers at Midway every 30 minutes!

Can you sign up for a 30-minute time slot to read to 2-3 classes? You can bring your own books or books will be available for you to read. Talk to the students about the importance of reading at your job and for pleasure.

Weather permitting, we will read outside in the bus loop but if necessary, inside at the wi-fi café.

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." Dr. Seuss

It’s easy! Go to and find a time that fits in your schedule.

Questions? Call me Dawn Merck at (803) 821-0288, (803)261-3567, or send me an email We appreciate your willingness to help and participate in our students’ education.

Thank you!

Dawn Merck

Here is some background for Read Across America Day:

It began in 1997 with the idea from an NEA's task to have a pep rally for reading. So the idea of Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, was born. Today we expect more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

For more information NEA's Read Across America, visit and and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.

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****

French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

• Online registration begins on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website ( by visiting the World Language Micro-site at .

• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.

• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.

• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion​.

Want to learn more?

Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:

● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.

For more information view:

2018-19_LexOne_Partial_Immersion_Flier_02-2018 (2).pdf

Third Grade visits Columbia Art Museum for the Richard Samuel Roberts field study

Richard Samuel Roberts field trip today. He was an African American photographer who lived in Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s. He photographed portraits onto glass negatives which were found under his home by his family when he died in the late 1930s. His photographs are on display at the Columbia Art Museum to show depictions of how AA lived during that time period.
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3rd grade Columbia Art Museum

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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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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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Black History Month/The Connections

As part of their social studies unit, 4th graders graders in Mrs. Shepherd's class researched influential people that took a stand on the slavery issue in the 1800s. After sharing their technology projects, the students enjoyed reading the book - Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. They discovered Henry Brown's risky and ingenious plan to reach freedom.

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Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair

Our 2018 Career Festival will be held on March 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LTC. I would like to personally invite each of you to attend to get a glimpse at all we have to offer. As a part of the Career Festival we are once again holding a poster design contest open to all elementary and middle school students. We have had a great response from students in the past and we are excited to offer this again for 2018. This year's winning entries will be printed in a 2018-19 school year calendar that will be given out to the over 800 guests on the night of the LTC Career Festival. ALL entries will also be on display during the event on March 15.

Poster design entry forms went home with your student.

February is Engineering Month

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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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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.
Spring Box Tops Flyer

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