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: Mon-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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Friday, October 5, 2018

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


Please be sure that you have registered to vote or that you do so very soon. This Election Day on November 6 is very important to our Lexington families and students. Students do not go to school on this day so I encourage you to make this a planned family event. This models for our students that our voices matter!


During this election, there will be three seats open on our School Board. You may visit our District's website to learn about each candidate who is running. If you click on their names you will find individual information as well as dates of the forums in which you can attend to learn more.


http://www.lexington1.net/BlogRetrieve.aspx?PostID=1027572&A=SearchResult&SearchID=8025305&ObjectID=1027572&ObjectType=55


Please do note that students do not come to school on Friday, October 12, as this is a Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Teachers will be scheduling or have already scheduled conferences. Needless to say, not all conferences can be held in one day's time so know that your teacher will be working with you to schedule one. Our goal is to conference with 100% of our parents. Together we will bring success to your child or children!


Mustang Fest is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 19, 5:00-8:00 p.m. This is the best family event of all times!!!


It is also very important to note that the Collaborative Planning Day was moved from October 24 to October 17 (which was the original date on the Student Handbook/Calendar). This was adjusted to allow instructional time right before high school students take their nine-week exams. The three (3) weather makeup days during the second semester will also be used to make up for three of the four days we were out of school. More to come on the decision about the fourth day we missed.


Enjoy the weekend! Read and workout together as a family!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary School

Please make the following corrections in your Student Handbook and Calendar for October:

October 12, 2018 - No School for Students- Parent/Teacher Conferences.


October 17, 2018 -- 11:40 a.m. Early Dismissal

October 26, 2018 -- Report Cards Issued (not on October 25)


We apologize that these corrections did not make it to printer of calendars on time.

PLAYGROUND INSTALLATION!!

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MUSIC

Congratulations to Midway's District Honor Choir Representatives

Music teachers Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers are proud to announce Midway’s District Honor Choir representatives. Fifth graders Taylor Glover, Emilia Guevara, and Morgan Nesmith were selected through an audition process to be members of the Lexington One Children’s District Honor Choir.


The audition, which is performed for three judges, requires each student to sing “America” (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) as a solo without piano accompaniment and to sing the F Major scale as a solo without accompaniment. One hundred one Lexington One fifth and sixth graders competed for a spot in the 53-voice honor choir.


The District Honor Choir will rehearse on Tuesday afternoons at Pleasant Hill Middle School. The choir will perform on the steps of the State House for the Governor’s Carolighting on November 26th. The District Honor Choir will conclude its season with a final performance on March 14, 2019 at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center.


Congratulations Taylor, Emilia, and Morgan!

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WILD WILD WEST MUSTANG FEST COMING SOON! FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th!

Fun rides, attractions, food and games! Flyers went home with students to purchase wristbands for all the attractions or you can use button tab below to print. Wristbands are $15 each (adults and 4 years and under are free) Hat and Bandana sets are $5 each. Payments and forms are due by Wednesday, October 17th.
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MUSTANG FEST ORDER FORM

CLICK TO VIEW AND PRINT

Mustang Fest Volunteers


Hello Parents! Our school carnival is fast approaching! Mustang Fest is a fun, family friendly event that the PTO puts on with help and support of Sponsorships from local business owners. Our teachers will work all of the games, inflatables, and booths so that we can enjoy the event with our families! We will need help behind the scenes.

We need volunteers to help with Set up, Clean up, selling hats/bandanas the week of Mustang fest in the mornings, judging the boot coloring contest and hanging them up in the school. Please consider volunteering! We need your help to make this event happen!


Thank you, Stacy Eubanks - Midway PTO, Mustang Fest chair

Kindness in Chalk

To kick off Anti-Bullying month, fourth graders wrote kind, inspirational messages along the track. Other students in the school were able to enjoy these messages when they went out for recess and PE.

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Midway Elementary PTO and Purnell Orthodontics and Kumon sponsored a Great FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT


Thanks for all who joined us for Movie night! What a fun event!

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Congratulations to the following Midway ESOL graduates!

Nihal Katta, Fernando Castro, Niyati Ghadiya, Rithin Venkatesan, Veronica Leon, Kaitlyn Steynberg, Joshua Chao, Andrew Quia, and Chloe Lin.

MES ESOL Teacher Mrs. Katina Foote-Roeder

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ART

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Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month

of October are as follows:


· Grade K: Rilee Rose Wolf

· Grade 1: Sasha Gelfond

· Grade 2: Lizzy Winegardner

· Grade 3: Heath Dantzler

· Grade 4: Levi Gibbons

· Grade 5: Camilla Booth

1. Awesome Artist Award: Aarav Suthar


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.

Guidance:


We Are So Excited

to

Have Male Mentors


We have a group of men that are willing to come once a week and read, help with projects, throw the football, shoot hoops, have lunch, play board games, etc. with our male students. Several of these programs exist throughout the district and other neighboring districts and are very successful.


If you are interested complete the information below and return to school. For more information you can contact Mrs. Gray, one of our school counselors. We are excited and can’t wait to watch these amazing relationships form.




Chan Gray

School Counselor

Midway Elementary

cgray@lexington1.net

803-821-0309

Mentor form

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MIDWAY YEARBOOK ORDER

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MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the Marcos.com School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!
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Mrs. Cuthbertson's helper for the day!

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

click to go to MES FIC FB Page

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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 http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.

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