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Loud and Proud
by Maddie Kleinsasser and Natalie Owens
The Midway High School cheerleaders placed 4th and received a plaque at the Kansas City Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association (MCCA) Regionals competition on July 24 at Lee’s Summit North High School. Their finish qualified them for the MCCA state competition to be held the first weekend in November.
The squad prepared for competition with a 3-day Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp in the summer. The cheerleaders have also been fundraising by working concession stands for the school and the Freeman auction and car hopping at Sonic.
These young women have been working on more advanced routines with new tumbling and stunting techniques. The squad has grown from a small group of girls to a large family of almost 30 throughout the last few years. Sponsors for the group are Mandy Grimes and Kayla Johnston.
Midway FFA Officers Attend Farm Bureau Banquet
by Natalie Owens
The Midway FFA chapter sent four officers to the annual Farm Bureau banquet on August 25 at the Harrisonville Community Center. The four officers who went were Natalie Owens, Emma Dowell, Avalon Howard and Gina Smith. Dowell and Howard gave a short two-minute speech telling the Farm Bureau and guests about last year’s chapter activities and plans for this year. Midway FFA advisor is Austin Gray.
By: Mackenze Jones
Each Midway high school student has been provided with a Chromebook laptop for the 2015-2016 school year. Adam Markley, the school’s technology director, ordered 130 computers for 10-12th grade secondary students to add to the computers that were purchased last year for grades 7-9. Markley said, “The younger kids did a great job last year taking care of the Chromebooks; this year we expect the upperclassmen to do a great job as well.”
Utilizing a 1-to-1 concept gives teachers and students an opportunity to embrace technology and use the internet for assignments and various tasks in and outside of class. According to Markley, the plan is for at least 90% of all state testing to be completed on computers district-wide.
Students are also excited to have their own devices. After having it for less than a week, junior Christian Oelke said, “I can’t imagine my life without it.”
“Kids have been hounding me for them through the first couple of weeks of school until I could get them handed out,” Markley said.
New Faces at Midway
New teachers for the 2015-2016 school year are (front row L to R): Jeana Mayfield, Spanish; Emily Liston, Second grade; Jolie Shortino, Special Education. Back row: Brett Stonecipher, Physics and Chemistry; Terry Gerstenberger, Physical Science; Shanna Humphries, Secondary Counselor; and Angela Stein, Secondary Math. Not pictured is Mattie Eisenbrandt, Maintenance staff.
Midway FBLA Officers Attend Summer Conference
The Midway FBLA chapter officers attended the 2015 Executive Leadership Conference July 27-28 in Columbia, Missouri, at the Missouri University School of Business and the Stoney Creek Inn. Officer teams from all over the state participated in interactive workshops and seminars to enhance their leadership skills. The Midway chapter has many exciting ideas for the upcoming school year and invites everyone interested in joining to attend the first meeting on August 20. Officers pictured below are (front L to R): Shelby Drake, Reporter; Jessie Geivett, Secretary. Back: Chandler Stephens, Parliamentarian; Mackenze Jones, President; Cabriah Hillman, Treasurer; Alex Harrison, Vice Pres. Mrs. Theresa Bynum is FBLA sponsor.
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17th VB Pre-Season Scrimmage @ Rich Hill 6pm
21st Varsity Football @ Osceola 7pm
25th VB vs Lone Jack (JV/V) 5:30pm
26th XC Midway 2-Mile 6pm
27th VB @ Butler (JV/V) 6pm
28th Varsity Football @ Archie 7pm
31st FFA Chapter Mtg. 7pm