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Midway's Mission Statement
 
At Midway, staff, students, and families have high standards and foster excellence by providing an equitable education for all in order to cultivate a community of lifelong learners.

Principal

Rebekah Kim
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2016-2017
We are looking forward to another great year at Midway Elementary! We are a richly diverse learning community that celebrates the many backgrounds our students bring to our school.
 
Midway proudly partners with our families and community in a variety of events that take place throughout the year. This includes the Back to School Rally, PTA events, Midway Mustang Mornings and Parent Academies. 
 
Enrichment opportunities are also an important component of our students’ learning experience. We are entering into another year of partnership with Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This year’s focus will be on migration and will help us to kick off our Midway International Celebration. We are also lucky to have our friends from Des Moines Police Department and Welsely Homes who provide weekly reading buddy time to our students. Our partnerships are valuable to our learning community as they provide our families with extension opportunities. 
 
At Midway, we believe in serving the whole child. This includes the physical, social and emotional well being of our students. This year we will continue to partner with Sound Discipline to support our students social, emotional and behavioral needs. We will also implement Second Step in all classrooms. This program provides students with research based social skills. 
 
Our unique school model integrates technology into core content throughout the instructional day using a blended learning model. Adaptive technology programs are used to personalize learning for our students by meeting their learning needs at their individual levels. Midway Elementary’s 3rd-6th grade students are 1:1, meaning each student has their own assigned Google Chromebook. Our K-2 students use a 2:1 model using ipads and Chromebooks. Some of our programs include Lexia, MyOn Reflex Math and Think Through Math. 
 
Our blended learning model has continued to be recognized as a site visit for neighboring districts. We have hosted district teams to share the ongoing work that our staff implements and works to find success using a station rotation model. 
 
We look forward to another successful and great year of learning. We are thankful for our partnerships and collaborators who help to serve our Midway families. Please feel free to email or contact us directly with any inquiries. 
 
Sincerely,
Rebekah Kim 
Principal
 
 
Mensaje de la directora
2016-2017
¡Esperamos otro gran año en la escuela primaria Midway! Somos una comunidad de aprendizaje rica y diversa que celebra todo lo que las raíces de nuestros estudiantes brindan a nuestra escuela.    
Midway se enorgullece de colaborar con nuestras familias y la comunidad en una variedad de eventos a través del año. Esto incluye el Rally de regreso a clases, eventos del PTA, las Mañanas Mustang de Midway y las academias para padres.  
Las oportunidades de enriquecimiento también son un componente importante de la experiencia de aprendizaje de su estudiante. Estamos comenzando otro año de colaboración con el Museo de arte (SAM por sus siglas en inglés). El enfoque de este año será en el desplazamiento de familias alrededor del mundo y nos ayudará a poner en marcha nuestra Celebración internacional de Midway. También tenemos la dicha de tener a nuestros amigos del Departamento de policía de Des Moines y a Welsely Homes quienes todas las semanas comparten con nuestros estudiantes tiempo de lectura. Nuestros colaboradores son valiosos para nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje ya que proveen oportunidades de crecimiento a nuestras familias. 
En Midway, creemos en servir al niño en su totalidad.  Esto incluye el bienestar físico, social y emocional de nuestros estudiantes. Este año continuaremos colaborando con Sound Discipline para apoyar las necesidades sociales, emocionales y del comportamiento de nuestros estudiantes. También implementaremos Second Step en todas las aulas. Este programa provee a los estudiantes con habilidades sociales basadas en la investigación.  
Nuestra escuela tiene un modelo único que integra la tecnología dentro del contenido básico a través del día de instrucción utilizando un modelo de aprendizaje combinado (blended learning). Los programas personalizados de tecnología adaptiva satisfacen las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes de acuerdo a su nivel individual de aprendizaje. Todos los estudiantes del 3ro al 6to grado, tienen asignado su propio Google Chromebook.  Nuestros estudiantes de Kínder a 2do grado usan un modelo donde un iPad y un Chromebook es compartido por dos estudiantes. Algunos de nuestros programas incluyen Lexia, MyOn, Reflex Math y Think Through Math. 
Otros  distritos a nuestro alrededor visitan Midway para observar nuestro modelo de aprendizaje combinado.  Hemos  tenido en nuestra escuela equipos del distrito para compartir con ellos el trabajo continuo y el éxito del modelo de rotación por estaciones que nuestro personal ha implementado.
Este será otro gran año de éxito de aprendizaje.  Estamos agradecidos con nuestros socios y colaboradores quienes han ayudado a servir a nuestras familias de Midway. Por favor envíenos un e-mail o contáctenos con cualquier pregunta. 
Sinceramente,
Rebekah Kim 
 

About Us

22447 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
 
Phone
206-631-4400
 
Phone-Spanish
206-631-4411
 
Fax
206-631-4499
 
Principal
Rebekah Kim
 
Office Manager
Lynda Benthin
 
Office Assistant
Fawn Rinker

Office Assistant (part time)
Alison Yashruti
 
School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m .

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
 

News

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    Check out our online, interactive proposed budget report for the 2016-17 school year. The new online tool gives our community the opportunity to dig deep into the data and view a breakdown by district, school, and department.

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