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  • Friday, September 25

    Posted by Caitlin Stalker at 9/25/2015

    How low can you go? Two years ago this time, gas prices were at least $1.00 higher than they are today. One of those "small things" to celebrate!

    Our World’s Finest Chocolate sale ends today. Thanks to your efforts, we have sold almost 250 boxes. We still have a few left, if you would like to pick up a box. All monies are due on Monday, September 28th. If you cannot come in, please give us a call letting us know you will be sending monies with your child. They should bring all monies to the office when they arrive at school. Your support is greatly appreciated. Funds raised this year will go towards an electronic piano and a portable stage for our gym. These items are much needed for our assemblies. With over 400 students, we have outgrown our cafeteria.

    Our students continue to show great behavior and are focusing on their #1 job, which is learning and our staff continues to focus on our #1 priority, which is “student achievement.” As the mornings become cooler, I know that it becomes more difficult to get up and out. However, we must model for our children the importance of being on time. Don't forget to put your child's name in their jackets. The lost and found bin is already filling up.

    Fall testing is coming to a close and we are pleased with the overall efforts of our students. Parents, be on the lookout for letters requesting conferences to discuss our plans for our students who are needing additional assistance to assure that they will improve on the Winter MAP. Remember that student achievement is always a priority at Midway.

    Mr. Hawes, our music teacher has begun chorus rehearsals with our 4th and 5th graders. Rehearsal begins at 7:10 am and end at 8:00 am. If your child is a bus rider, they may join the rehearsal as soon as they arrive. Students will be allowed to have breakfast when they return to class. Their first performance for the year will be at our Veteran’s Day Assembly, scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th.

    Be on the lookout for information regarding our Fall Carnival, scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd. Tickets for Walmart gift cards will be coming home soon.

    We still need YOU for our PTO and SIC Committees. Please consider joining us! Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, September 28th at 4 pm. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

    Please come in to volunteer whenever you can, we’d love to have you.

    Together we can do great things!


    Dell N. Brabham 



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  • September 18, 2015

    Posted by Caitlin Stalker at 9/21/2015

    From the Principal:

    Hope that you are enjoying the wonderful fall weather we are having. Football season is in full swing and so is our school year. Interims should have come home with your child this past Wednesday. Hope you are setting some lofty goals for this school year.

    Our World’s Finest Chocolate candy sale is going well. We have about 50 boxes left before our sale ends next Friday. Please stop by the school to pick up a box. Thanks to our PTO President, Ms. Jessica Bittner for spearheading this worthwhile fundraiser. Our goal is to sell 250 boxes, which will gross us $7,000 towards some improvements here at MDW. Every child who sells a box will get to participate in an ice cream party. Students selling at least three boxes will get to spin the money wheel and the student with the highest sale will win a $50 Walmart gift card. All monies are due by Monday, September 28th.

    Wow! Once again I want to thank our grandparents for coming out last week to dine with our “bodacious bobcats!“ Because of you, we had the highest book fair sales ever! Don’t hesitate to come in and volunteer at anytime. We would love to have you.

    Thank you for adhering to our school procedures. However, there are a few procedures that still need your attention:

    • Notes changing students’ transportation from school should be sent to the child’s teacher to assure they are getting home safely.
    • Birthday treats can only be shared during your child’s lunch time.
    • Do not drop students off in the car rider line before you get to the awnings unless there is a staff person or safety patrol assisting your child.
    • Do cross at the crosswalk, preferably the one where a staff person is on duty with the “stop” sign.
    • If students have an appointment or need to leave early, do plan to pick them up prior to 2:00pm.
    • Do proceed in the car rider line at dismissal to pick up your child(ren). If there are special circumstances and you cannot wait in the car rider line, please come to the front office to pick up your child and not walk up to our car loading area.

    Following our procedures will assure that we are doing what we can to keep all of our precious bobcats safe!

    Thanks for your support last night of our first Sonic night for the year.

    Our staff is already preparing for our Fall Carnival scheduled for October 22nd. Tickets for a chance to win Walmart gift cards will be coming home soon!

    Please come in to volunteer whenever you can, we’d love to have you.

    Together we can do great things!

    Dell N. Brabham

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  • September 11, 2015

    Posted by Caitlin Stalker at 9/11/2015

    Thanks for being here and attentive last night at our Parent Orientation. A huge thanks to our outstanding teachers for preparing for this event. It is hard to believe that we have already been in school for four weeks. Time is truly flying by!!!

    Our numbers are strong and we are continuing to grow. Even though we are down one classroom in Kindergarten, we are over projection in every other grade level and are busting at the seams. There is not an empty classroom in our building! We are currently at 432 students, which is higher than our closing student enrollment last year.

    As we continue the year, I hope to see you at all of our events or at least most of them! We truly appreciate your support.

    MAP and DRA testing continue throughout the month for all of our students. We are seeing some great gains from our boys and girls. Again, I want to stress how important it is for our students to be at school and on time. Research has proven that student attendance is directly linked to high student achievement.

    Many of you who were here last night got an opportunity to visit our book fair display. We want to thank all of our grandparents for coming to lunch this week and spending quality time with our boys and girls. They love to have you spending time with them so don’t wait until next year. Please know that you are welcome at any time.

    Today marks the anniversary of 9/11. We paused for a moment of silence, remembering the brutal attack on our United Stated and those lives lost on September 11, 2001.

    Please remember that we will have fall pictures on next Wednesday and our fall Sonic Night on Thursday from 5-8pm. We ask that you pay special attention to the important dates listed in our newsletter.

    Please come in to volunteer whenever you can, we’d love to have you.

    Together we can do great things!

    Dell N. Brabham




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  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Posted by Caitlin Stalker at 9/4/2015

    From the Principal:

    Go Gamecocks!!!  Another great start to an exciting football season.   We have had a very, warm, but great week here at Midway.  Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer travel season.  Hope you have some exciting plans for the three day weekend ahead.

    As MAP and DRA testing continues, parents, please make sure that our bobcats are getting to bed and getting their rest each night.  Some students shared that they are up until 10:00 pm.  A bedtime of 10:00 pm is way too late for an elementary student.   At least 8-10 hours of sleep is recommended by experts every night in order for our students to operate at maximum potential.

    How fast time is already going by!!! Next week will be 4 weeks that we have been in school.  Interims will be coming home soon.    

    We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Parent Orientation next Thursday, Sept. 10th from 6-7pm.  Your continued support means a great deal to us all.  Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you need to schedule a conference.

    As of today, we have nearly 400 guests signed up for “Grandparents Lunch” or Breakfast next week with our “brilliant Bobcats.”   We look forward to spending time with our grandparents.  Our book fair will be open and we invite our grandparents to shop with our students while they are here. 

    Our PTO World’s Finest Chocolate candy sale kicks off next week.  Please make sure that our children are safe when they are out and about selling candy bars.  We have several projects targeted this year.  You will be hearing more about them in the near future.

    Hope you will spend some quality time with your family this three day weekend, making some wonderful memories!

    Please come in to volunteer whenever you can, we’d love to have you. 

    Together we can do great things!

    Dell N. Brabham

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