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Thanksgiving Feast

by Bailey Dean

On Friday November 20 the Midway Food Services hosted the annual Thanksgiving feast for K-12 students and any family or friends who wanted to join them for lunch. Donna Hoover, Food Services Director, reported that they made 55 turkeys, 3 cases of mashed potatoes, 2 cases of stuffing mi, 4 cases of green beans, 800 hot rolls, 50 gallons of gravy, and 12 sheet pans of pumpkin bars. Food preparation began two weeks ahead of time and took a lot of work on the part of the Midway Staff. Hoover said, “I truly don't have the words to say THANK YOU enough. I'm so proud to be a part of such a great Midway family. I'm truly thankful to all of you for each and every part that you do to make this such a great event.”

WEMO All-Conference Honors
by Braydon Anderson

Pictured above are the Midway Vikings WEMO All-Conference selections.  The Vikings were 10-3 for the season, conference champions for the fifth year in a row, and district champions. The team competed in the state quarterfinals but lost to the Skyline Tigers.

Front Row (L to R): Nick Harper HM DE; Jordan Kemp HM OL; Zach Schofield HM OL; Kobe Burchett 1st team OL, 1st DT; Ryan Sparks 2nd team OL; Bobby Potts HM DT. Back Row: Tristan Driggs 2nd team LB; Blake Mincks HM QB; Luke Boyer 1st team RB, 2nd team LB, HM K; Peyton Richardson 2nd team P, HM RB; Michael O’Brien 2nd team DB; Zach Kraft HM DB; Blaine Hanson 2nd team LB. Not pictured: Maverick Greer 1st team DE; and Jarett Jurgeson HM DB, HM TE.

Class 1 District 3 All-District Selections
by Braydon Anderson

Class 1 District 3 All-District selections from Midway.  Front row (L to R): Kobe Burchett, 1st team; Jordan Kemp, 2nd team; Ryan Sparks, 2nd team; Blaine Hanson, 2nd team. Back row: Tristan Driggs, 1st team; Luke Boyer, 1st team; Peyton Richardson, 1st team; Michael O'Brien, 1st team; Zach Kraft, 2nd team.  Not pictured: Maverick Greer, 1st team; Jarett Jurgeson, 2nd team. 

Winter break is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call one of Cass County Dental Clinic’s two convenient locations: 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule. Appointments are filling up fast! Medicaid accepted! Discounts* for uninsured!  *Must qualify based on household size and income.

Avila Field Trip

By: Jade Lambertz

 On November 18, several members of the junior and senior classes took a field trip to Avila University to watch the student production of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mrs. Dahman, the teacher of American Literature, Mrs. Burchett, the teacher of Communication Arts 10, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Poisal, were joined by 60 students who all read the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. They had a chance to watch the production put on by the students of Avila University. After the production they participated in the talkback with the cast and crew, in which  the students were able to ask questions and discuss the process of putting on the play.

 After the production everyone got to help themselves to Golden Corral.

2015 National Fall Leadership Conference
By: Chandler Stephens

Front row (L to R): Abby Madison, Megan Yahnig, Jessie Geivett, Kinsey Blevins, Hunter Oakes, Shelby Drake, Devyn Worthley.  Second row (L to R): Cameron Stricker, Chandler Stephens, Thomas Needham, McCoy Eberle, Darla Brown, Mackenze Jones.  

The 2015 FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference was held in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Hilton Hotel Nov. 5-8.  A total of thirteen Midway FBLA students met list of requirements to attend the conference, including fundraising, working bake sales, and picking up trash following home football games. Mrs. Theresa Bynum is the chapter advisor.

The conference consisted of two days of impactful keynote speakers and workshops. The Blue Jeans for Babies dance was held on Saturday night to end the festivities.

There were 2,400 students in attendance from schools all over the country. Attendees were presented with networking opportunities and leadership skills to help them succeed later on in life and in the business world.

2015 Veteran's Day Assembly
by Cabriah Hillman

On November 11, the Midway FFA Chapter hosted the fourth annual Veterans Day Assembly at the school.  Students, staff, over 60 veterans and their families all attended the ceremony.  

The National Anthem was sung by the Midway High School Choir, directed by Mr. Brad Meredith.  The guest speaker was Midway alumni and Army and Air Force veteran, Mr. Butch Page, who is also the commander of the Harrisonville VFW post. The elementary TrebleMakers, Midway Jr. and Sr. high school choirs also performed “Song for the Unsung Hero.”  

The Midway High School Band played “Recognition of Veterans,” and the brass section played “Taps,” directed by Mr. Tracy Smith with drum majors Gina Smith and Hunter Oakes.  

Ms. Nikki McDonald also spoke at the assembly about Quilts of Valor, an organization that provides quilts for all veterans.  Each veteran in attendance went home with one of these handmade quilts.  

Midway Students of the Month

Cabriah Hillman, sophomore; Kendra Damron, 7th grade.

Back row from the left: Taylor Kuntz, 5th; Kiarra Adkins, 6th; Trent Siemens, 4th. Front row: Braden Cook, K; Brayle Bayes, 2nd;  Harlee Newkirk, 3rd; Claire Newkirk, 1st grade.

Midway Secondary Students of the Week

By Makenna Irvin & Cabriah Hillman

Every week Midway junior high and high school teachers will each select two students whom they feel have shown excellent behavior and character.  These students will be honored all week and will have their pictures displayed in the room of the teacher who chose them.  

Secondary students of the week for Oct. 12-16 were Sydney Admire, Sabryna Fields, Emily Endecott, Kyle Battin, Ireland Koonce, Braycee McCuiston, Cabriah Hillman, Chris Oelke, Justin Hineman, Garrett Williams, Riley Bridgers, Logan Stephens.


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23rd BB vs Appleton City (JHG/JHB)

24th BB vs Drexel (JVG/JVB) 5:30pm

25th-27th No School

30th BB WEMO Varsity Tournament @ Archie 4:30pm

30th BB vs Archie (JHG/JHB) 5:30pm