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
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.