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.


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
Rebekah Kim
Assistant Principal
John Gasbar
Office Manager
Lynda Benthin
Office Assistant
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.


  • New Dual Language Schools Selected

    Hazel Valley and Midway have been selected as Spanish-English dual language schools starting with kindergarten students entering in the fall of 2018. In the dual language program, students develop full literacy and academic skills in both languages, receiving 50 percent of instruction in English and 50 percent in Spanish.

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  • 2017-18 School Calendar Now Online

    District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes.

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  • Give Your Opinion, Win a $40 Gift Card

    This is your chance to tell us how we are doing with communicating what you need and want to know. Help us do better by taking an online survey by Friday, May 5.

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  • Register for Summer Learning Opportunities

    Make up credits and keep your mind active during summer break through one of our summer learning opportunities for students. Now is the time to register and secure your spot.

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  • High School Schedule Stays for Now

    Highline high schools will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being. Like many other districts, the district was considering a new schedule starting in September 2018 to accommodate new state graduation requirements.

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