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

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Office Hours: Mon-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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December 21, 2018

Dear Mustangs,

I am truly amazed that we just experienced the last school day for 2018! Totally amazed!

We have had many wonderful celebrations this week, and I can say that memories for our children have been made. It has been an awesome week! Many thanks to our homeroom parents and volunteers for making our celebrations special and filled with excitement! You are the BEST!!!

This is the time of year that we reflect on what we did, did not do, and should do. We set goals and establish resolutions. Most importantly, however, we make a plan of action...can't reach a goal with actions. Please take this time to talk with your child about setting goals...whether is it in reading, math, riding a bike, or getting in good physical shape. You are your child's first teacher. Model setting goals and making a plan of action!

I know you are going to have a wonderful holiday! Develop traditions with your child and do take photos!! Your child or children are at a special age so enjoy their childhood with them!

Midway is a wonderful family for which I am very thankful! I am blessed to be a part of it! Merry Christmas! Happy Hannakuh! Happy Kwanza! Regardless of culture and beliefs, we are a family filled with love and caring!

Blessing to all,

Jan Fickling, Principal

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Fun and Festive Mini Sing Along with MES Music Teachers!

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Mark your Calendar: 2019-2020 Registration Dates for 4K, 5K and New to Midway Grade 1 Registration

The registration dates for 4K, 5K and Grade 1 are January 28 through February 8, 2019 with daily registration hours from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The extended registration date is Thursday, February 7, 2019. The hours for this day are 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Required for Registration:

Parent Driver License

Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement

Child's Long Form Birth Certificate

Child's Immunization Record

Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)

First Grade takes a Magical Ride on the Polar Express!

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We escaped the North Pole!

First grade immersion got snowed in at the North Pole along with the elves. Santa can't get to us and get the presents, so if we don't find a way out soon (60 minutes, to be exact), Christmas will be ruined!

Students decoded secret messages, solved math problems, and followed clues around the room until we made it out. Way to go Mustangs!


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Thank You PTO for a Beautiful Candlelight Luncheon

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Mustang Shout Out!

Joshua Chao, in Mrs. Axelsson’s Homeroom, had his art selected to be on the cover of the Midway Holiday Card. He made the artwork in Mrs. Behrends’ Art Class.

Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Trent had their students, Taylor Glover and Emilia Guiverra, sing a holiday song and the sound was added to the eCard. Congratulations to Joshua, Taylor and Emilia, all amazing Midway artists!

Midway Holiday Card

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December Artist of the Month

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Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the month of December are as follows:

K4 - Aryaman Raj

1st - Myla Sprankle

2nd - Bailey Swain

3rd - Bryson Hall

4th - Fernando Castro

5th - Maddie Freeland

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

Special recognition goes to the following after school art students:

Lila Willie, Karoline Young, Aylin Turk, Nathan Rooks, Merritt Wham, Kera Brown and Cherrish Dudley. These students used the Elements of Art to create amazing cows on canvases. Congratulations to these fine artists!

Save the date for French Bingo! January 11th 6:30-8:00 PM

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