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Please join us in celebrating the retirements of Fred Pellerito and Nancy Southard.
When:     Mon, May 21st, 2018
Where:     High School Commons Area
Time:     3:30pm - 4:30pm

Job Olympics
Congrats to our high school Job Olypmians, who brought home hardware!

Debbie Hosterman took Silver in Level 3 Computer Applications and Bronze in Level 3 First Aid and Health Assessment.

Jacob Bussard brought home Silver in both Level 2 Computer Applications and Level 1 Job Interview. He was also the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Logan Gray Award, which goes to one competitor who most exemplifies the spirit of Job Olympics. A student from each school is nominated for this award, and then must interview with a panel consisting of the directors for each of the five co-op schools. After this process, Jacob was selected as this year's recipient!

These triumphs follow on the heels of Trevor Vail's awesome accomplishments at Junior Job Olympics on April 12 (Golds in Restaurant Host, Computer Apps and Custodial, and a Silver in Job Interview).

Chrissy Thomas was excellent in her role as a judge for Computer Applications at yesterday's event, and Aspen Baer was awesome as a peer mentor today.

Congratulations to all! You have definitely made Midway Proud!

Alumni Basketball Game
The Midway boys' and girls' basketball teams hosted the 2nd annual Alumni Basketball games.  Fourteen women and 18 men returned to their alma mater to compete on the Viking's floor again.  The oldest Viking competing was Coach Larry Burchett who graduated in 1972.

Midway Alumni Basketball game 4/14

JH Choir Competition

By Aspen Baer

On Saturday, April 7, the 7th and 8th grade choir along with 7 soloists competed at the Warsaw Invitational Jr High Music Festival. Ratings were given to everyone that competed with 1= Superior, 2= Excellent, 3= Good, and 4= Fair.  Samara Lewis, Andy Thomas, Abby Dahman all got 1. Cali Pavlisko, Katelyn Hawley, Logan Barrett, and 7th and 8th Grade Mixed Chorale all got 2. Owenn Cavin was the only 1+ of the day in the vocal division. Choir director Brad Meredith said, “Congratulations to everyone on a job well done. I am very proud of these students and their performance! Next up Brigadoon!!!”

Soloist along with director, Brad Meredith.
Junior High choir.

State Band Competition
The Midway High School Band competed at state on Tuesday, April 3.  Click here to see the full article.  

Elementary Students of the Month
Back row, from the left:  Savannah Whitcraft, Sydney Miller, Lily Petersen, Brookelynn Talley
Front row, from the left:  Ella Jamison, Nathan Simpson, Koby Irvin

Central District FFA Contest
The FFA Career Development Event Teams competed on April 3rd in the Central District FFA competition at the UCM campus in Warrensburg.  Two teams will advance to the State contest which will be held in Columbia April 19th and 20th.  

The Meat Evaluation team (Trinity Wyzard, Emmy Endecott, Audrey Greer and Austin Carver) finished in 3rd place out of 36 competing schools .  Out of 127 individual students, Trinity placed 2nd and Emmy 12th.  

The Poultry Evaluation team (Morgan Driggs, Morgan Irvin, Hayden Lemmon, and Kolton Price) finished in 4th place out of 30 teams and Morgan Driggs placed 5th individually out of 108 students.

Four other Teams competed at the District Contest, however did not place high enough to continue on to the State competition.
Livestock Evaluation - Thomas Endecott, Lulu Hastie, Blake Ruble, Logan Lemmon
Dairy Cattle Evaluation - Mason Owens, Josh Yahnig, Dawson Driggs, Dylan Bayard
Floriculture - Bethany Sutcliffe, Chrissy Thomas, Katie Dempsey, Emily Holder
Horse Evaluation - Tayler Clark, Jessie Humbird, Kayla Watson, Kally Branson

The FFA Leadership Development Event contests were held March 27th in Clinton with the FFA Knowledge team qualifying for the District competition.  The team (Kaitlyn Branson, Kennedie Greer, Jessie Humbird and Kolton Price) will compete in districts April 5th in Warrensburg.  Also competing at the Area contest was Kayla Watson in the FFA Creed Speaking contest.

Handwriting Competition

Three Midway students won the Zoner-Bloser Handwriting competition for Midway and the state honors as well.  Their entries will go on to compete at the national level.  

Sixth grader Jadyn Swartz posing with her medal.  

Seventh Grader Kade Haase receiving his medal from Mrs. Southard.
 Eighth grader Katelynn Hawley with her medal.

Midway Math Competition

by Shelly O'Brien

On Thursday, March 8th the Midway elementary hosted another Math Club competition. A great amount of people placed. Three teams took first place, Keelyn and Carter on the fifth grade sudoku team, Evan and Damion on the sixth grade mind benders team and the problem solving team of Aubrie and Angelica. The sixth grade also had two kids place second. Miles in Individual suguru and Jadyn in numbers and operations.

Cass County Spelling Bee

Samara Lewis competed in the Cass County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 6. She was the runner up.

Mrs. Southard Retires

Dear Midway Family,

After 43 years of teaching, including 33 years here at Midway as a 3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, Gifted Coordinator, and Librarian K-12, I have decided that it is time for me to retire.  I will be completing the current school year and retiring in June.  During my time at the Midway R-1 School District, I have worked with a lot of wonderful people and I have also been fortunate enough to accomplish many career goals, but my greatest educational achievement has been my students.   I plan to remain in the Midway R-1 area following my retirement.  I will be doing volunteer work with Church of the Resurrection in their Bookmobile and their Matthew’s Ministry (Special Needs Ministry) and also plan to get a part-time job in a field related to my hobbies of sewing and crafts.  You may also find me in the workshop handing out tools or holding parts as my husband, Art, continues to build street rods.  It’s been quite a ride!  Thank you for the part that you’ve played in it.


Mrs. Nancy Southard    


Stay up-to-date with the District Calendar!


8th FBLA Installation/Awards 5pm

8th PTO Meeting 6pm

12th Varsity Sectional Track @ Carl Junction

15th Spring Band Concert Dinner 5:30pm

15th Spring Band Concert 7pm

16th Senior Awards Assembly 9:30am

16th Baccalaureate 7pm

17th Spring Choir Concert 7pm

18th-19th Varsity State Track Meet @ Jefferson City

20th Graduation 2pm

22nd Elementary Field Day

25th Elementary Talent Show 8am 

25th Last Day of School Early Release 1:12pm