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Mission

  • 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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     Principal Message                   

    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 our Montessori Program, 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). We are also lucky to have our friends from Des Moines Police Department and Wesley 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 develop our RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, Regulating Emotions) program to foster Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for our students and staff. This will help 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. 

     

     

About Us

  • 22447 24th Avenue South
    Des Moines, WA 98198
     
    Phone
    206-631-4400
     
    Phone-Spanish
    206-631-4411
     
    Fax
    206-631-4499
     
    Principal
    Debbie Ellis
     
    Assistant Principal
    John Gasbar
     
    Office Manager
    Fawn Rinker

    Office Assistant 
    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

  • Why Run a Levy? Hear From a Student

    There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.

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  • Ready or Not... Here Comes Kindergarten!

    Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Maybe it's your neighbor, family friend or even your own child. Spread the word... now is the time to register for kindergarten.

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  • Share Feedback on Later Start Times

    We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.

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  • Dig for Data, Celebrate Progress in Highline

    Ready for your review! We invite the community to dig for data and check out schools’ progress in a new online, interactive Annual Report.

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  • 60 Minutes of Code

    How do we prepare and engage students for 21st-century careers? We give them opportunities to explore computer science and technology through innovative courses and programming. And it all starts with just 60 minutes of an online introductory course in coding.

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