We are working hard to improve our ability to help your child at Midway Elementary!
TEACHER RECOGNITION We would like to recognize the good things our teachers are doing. If you have had a good experience with a teacher, Principal Thorne wants to know about it. Please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any kudos you would like to give. Please include the teacher’s name, what he/she did, and your name.
Congratulations to Michele Henry Lawler who was voted the Wasatch County Teacher of the Year, and congratulations to Carol Davis who was voted the Runner Up for the Wasatch County Classified Employee of the Year. Midway Elementary is lucky to have both of you, and you both reflect well on the great teachers and staff that work at our school!
When asked to describe her, Mrs. Henry-Lawler’s students consistently told us that “she loves us.” Mrs. Henry-Lawler understands the importance of the student-teacher relationship. Her care and love are felt by all she works with. Midway Elementary and our all-day kindergarten students understand the value she brings to the school and the lives of these young students. Congratulations Michele Henry-Lawler, the Ace Award is well deserved and well earned. Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school. Click on the link to read more.
Infinite kindness. This is how one faculty member described Carol Davis. Mrs. Davis has a great capacity for caring for children. Every day she comes to work with a smile on her face and a kind word for all who she comes in contact with. Congratulations Mrs. Davis, the Ace Award is well deserved and well earned. Thanks for all that you do for our school.
Our fourth term student council members are hard at work making a difference during this last term of school. The final student council for this school year consists of Jaxen Nielsen, Chase Boyd, Alex Renteria, Kaden Heninger, Cassandra Anderson, Gracyn Halper, Mickaila Clayson and Rachel Clark.
Third graders were fortunate to have Mrs. Tanner, a rare books specialist from the University of Utah visit their classrooms on Friday. Mrs. Tanner related the history of books showing artifacts from places such as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and from the Mayans.
In case you didn’t know, Midway’s got talent! And the proof has been in our grade level lunchtime talent shows the past seven days. We have seen singing, dancing, playing of musical instruments, tricks, and marshal arts, to name some of the performances. Students, staff and parents have had some fun days seeing all the great talent.
The Midway Elementary Principal’s 200 Club is up and running again this year. We are always looking for students who model everyday what it means to choose the right trail. To thank those students for making good choices and being a great example for others, teachers and staff present 200 Club tickets to outstanding students.
We had a fantastic Wrangler Reading month in February. The reading slips are in, and the final count is 512,000 minutes! Just because the reading month is over, don’t stop all that good reading. Keep it up Wranglers! Good job reaching your goal and then surpassing it.
The third term student council has been selected and they are busy working on plans for activities this term. New student council members include Brooke Jones, Samantha Muny, Ammon Cliften, Dallin Remund, Brayson Rutter, Shelby Radmall, Ansley Rasband and Layton McMaster
Our Midway Wranglers have been especially excited to have some Wasatch High School students come for lunch time reading. Kids crowd the reading area at lunch time to hear these former Wranglers read their favorite stories. This is another great benefit of the Wrangler to Wasp program this year.
Midway's Third Grade performed their annual Veterans Day Program. Students sang patriotic songs, spoke about their love of the country and honored several veterans in attendance. The entire Midway Elementary student body rose to their feet to give our veterans a standing ovation. One veteran commented that he wished our media would cover the program so that they could see the patriotism of our future leaders. We agree!
Midway students, faculty and staff enjoyed an assembly by the people of Cowboy Poetry on Monday October 29. The Dansie family from Herriman performed musical numbers. Ernie Sites performed music, poetry and cowboy roping demonstrations. The audience also enjoyed the jokes and poetry associated with this annual event.
Midway Student Council members recently had the opportunity to attend the leadership conference at Brigham YoungUniversity. The conference was attended by some 2,000 elementary age students involved in student council at their respective schools. We had sixteen students attend from Midway, and they were among the youngest there. Students attending were from fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
The Library Media Center at Midway Elementary has undergone a transformation! Midway Elementary was dedicated and opened its doors in 1975. From the beginning, the library has been a unique place of learning and information. We are still known for our two headed calf and golden eagle, but they now have a new updated home to reside in!
Last year, you may have noticed the addition of some great student art in our front office. This is possible because of a great program and a great teacher. Midway Elementary is proud to be a Beverley Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program school. This program combines a certified arts specialist (JoAnn Memmott: visual arts), with a classroom teacher to deliver quality integrated arts lessons to the students.