Congratulations to Mrs. Nicole Ritchie on being named Midway's new Reading Teacher of the Year!
The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Media Center September 2 - 9. The time will be from 8am to 3pm. Students are invited to shop during their regular Library related arts time, and with grandparents who come during our Goodies with Grandparents on Friday. We accept cash, credit cards and checks. On Friday September the 9th the book fair will close early at 12 noon.
I am super-excited to be the new principal of Midway Elementary School! As many of you know, I have served as an administrator at North Central High, Mt. Pisgah Elementary, and at North Central Middle…as such, I already feel like I am home at Midway. You may also recall that my children Charlie and Beth attended Midway, and all three of us are proud North Central High School graduates. Some of my other experience includes serving as an associate superintendent of another school district, a school board member, owner of a health club, and as an adjunct professor at the college level. Additionally, I was a middle and high school teacher, and before that I served in the United States Marine Corps. I hope that my experience(s) coupled with the awesome staff at Midway will help us continue to grow and achieve.
Personally, I am married to Wendy (who is a veterinarian), and my children (Charlie and Beth) are grown and “on their own.” We are all very close, and I love spending time with family and friends. I am a motorcycle (Harley Davidson) enthusiast, I love to read, and I exercise pretty much every day (lifting weights, jogging, and bicycling). I actually completed an Ironman triathlon a few years ago, which consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run…a total of 140.6 miles, all back-to- back. I also have completed a marathon, a half-marathon, and half-Ironman, and more survival runs than I can remember. So, you can probably tell that I truly believe if you put your mind and effort toward a goal, it can be achieved with hard work and perseverance. And, you can have fun while you’re doing it!
I am confident that we are going to have a great year at Midway, and I look forward to meeting all of you. You’ll see me a lot…at school, ball games, local events, and throughout the community. If I don’t already know you, please take a moment to introduce yourself so that I can get to know everyone…I think we all can agree that the more we work together and involve ourselves in our school, the better we will be!
With Bobcat pride,
Dr. Charles King