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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April 27, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!

What a wonderful week we have had with Boosterthon Huddles, challenges, and character education!!! This has truly been fun! MANY THANKS TO EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! Meeting our school goal resulted in the fun of duct taping both Ms. Aldridge and Ms. Graham to the flag poles!! Oh, what fun! It is really a pleasure to shed the serious side of learning for fun with our children!!

Now begins the work of collecting pledges. Please communicate with your donors so that we may begin the process of collecting the donations. Remember this fundraiser is for field trips, student materials and activities, and teacher grants. Together we bring excellence and wonderful learning to our students!

As we come to the end of April we refocus and gear up for testing in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Please support your child by maintaining schedules for homework and bed. A rested child learns and performs so much better! We also want our students confident and not stressed or anxious. This is just a time to show off what they have learned!

Enjoy the weekend and, again, thank you for your continued support AND for sharing your awesome children with us!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Final Miles to Excellence May 9th at 2:25 PM at Midway

The Miles to Excellence Club will not meet the next 2 weeks. We are planning for our Final Mile Celebration to be run on May 9th, 2:25 at Midway Elementary. We look forward to seeing our students and celebrating their last mile(s) on that Wednesday.

Thank you for your support!

Laura Gates

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Boosterthon Fun Run Photos

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Cafeteria Reminder:

Please be sure to pay your students lunch/breakfast cafeteria accounts in full before the end of the school year. Any money left on your students accounts will remain for the 2018-19 school year and does follow your student to any school in the Lexington One school district.

Midway Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2018-2019* **only a few spots left***

We are excited to announce that Midway Elementary School is currently enrolling students for our full-day tuition based four-year-old program. In order to attend, your child must be four years old on or before September 1. There are no performance standards or tests required for admission. Any child living in the Midway Elementary School attendance zone is eligible to attend our program. Parents of students not zoned for MES will be required to sign a waiver requiring them to return back to their home school for regular kindergarten.

Enrollment for students zoned to MES will begin April 17, 2018. We will open the enrollment up to individuals outside of our MES zone beginning May 1, 2018. The class size is capped at 20. Once we have reached capacity, interested individuals will be placed on a waiting list in the event someone drops out of the class.

Tuition for the program is a total of $5,250.00 to be paid in 10 installments. A non-refundable $250.00 deposit is due upon enrollment (which will be deducted from the first month’s tuition). The remainder of the first month’s tuition ($275.00) will be due by the first day of school. The other nine payments will be drafted monthly. All drafts will be made on the 15th of each month. Over three rejected drafts, will cancel the draft privilege. At that time, full payment will need to be submitted by cash, money order or cashier’s check for the remaining tuition balance payable to Lexington School District One. Failure to submit will result in the child’s withdrawal from the 4-K program at MES.

A learning fee of $100 will also be due by the first day of school. This fee will cover supplies, materials, and additional financial support for your child’s academic program. Please be reminded that the state of South Carolina only fully funds five-year-old kindergarten.

What steps should I take to enroll my child?

Enrollment forms are available at Midway Elementary School and will be accepted beginning April 17, 2018 for zoned students, and May1, 2018 for out of zone students.

To enroll, you will need the child’s birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residency.


Your space is guaranteed with your non-refundable $250 deposit.

If you have additional questions, please contact our school at 803-821-0300.

***Parents must provide transportation to and from school. No bus transportation for the 4k program***

Every Kid Healthy Taste Test

Every Kid Healthy Blueberry Cookie Tasting and voting

Every Kid Healthy- with the help of a dietician, students measured the amounts of sugar in a bottle of Gatorade, a 20 ounce Coke, and a glass of grape juice. They discussed healthy alternatives to sugary drinks.

Crazy hair day for Boosterthon
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Relay For Life Luminaries

We want you to have the opportunity to pay tribute to your loved ones . You do not need to be an actual participant in Relay For Life to take part in this special tribute. With your donation a bag will be lit for your loved one. The cost is a minimum donation of $10 for a bag you can decorate. Please fill out the attached form with your donation and a bag will be sent home with your child to decorate.
Relay For Life Luminary Forms

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Learning Commons:


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MES Kid's Day Art Participants

We are excited to announce the Kid's Day of Lexington Art Participants. The following students had their art selected for the annual exhibit:

Griffin Lenrow

Levi Gibbons

Ethan Pearce

Claire Chapman

Nathan Rooks

Nicholas Cassano

Aarav Suthar

Tanvi Lal

Andrew Houck

Sloane Cary

Caroline Willis

Samantha Khalil

Evan Gamble

Zoe Woody

Kosuzu Tomita

Parker Robertson

Lila Willie

Art will be displayed in the Lexington Town Hall, April 23 – April 30, Monday – Friday, Town Hall hours. Art will also be open for viewing on the Kid's Day Saturday free event, April 28, 2018.

April 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 April.

Grade K: Breanne Solomon

Grade One: Parker Robertson

Grade Two: Cooper Halloran

Grade Three: Ellie Merck

Grade Four: Barry (Mac) Raines

Grade Five: Eunwoo Choi

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MES School Counseling

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MES STEAM Teachers and School Counseling Collaborate

STEAM teachers and the counseling department collaborate. 3rd grade students worked at building friendship bridges. Groups designed and built bridges using engineering and cooperation skills.
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MGMS PTO Meet & Greet May 4th 2018 for rising 6th grade parents

Meadow Glen Middle School PTO would like to invite all rising 6th grade parents/guardians to a PTO meet and greet and board meeting on Friday, May 4th at 8:15am. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about the PTO and how you can get involved!

Please RSVP MGMS PTO Meet & Greet - May 4th 2018

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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.