2018 Hall of Fame Inductees Oct29

2018 Hall of Fame In...

Congratulations to Kolby Kilgo, Kenna Kilgo, 2010 State Softball Champions, and Coach Tim O’Leary! Kolby Kilgo Kolby is being inducted as an Outstanding Tennis Athlete and State Champion.  Kolby competed on the varsity level beginning as a freshman in 2006.  He was voted All District...

Student Highlight: Krista Gore Oct09

Student Highlight: K...

Krista Gore, MHS senior and AV Production Students, swept the Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo PSA and Art Contests winning for video, magazine, and senior class art. First prize for each of those categories is $500 making Krista the first Midway High School student to win first place in that...

Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo 2018 Oct09

Heart of Texas Fair ...

The results are in! Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo has awarded 44 Midway students with medals in categories ranging from Magazine Ads, AV Production, Spelling Bees and more. The results are below. Congratulations to all Midway participants! HOT PSA winners: Left to right: Carter Forrest – TV...

UIL State Speller: Anna Turner May15

UIL State Speller: A...

With a score of 93 in Class 6A Spelling and Vocabulary and a tie-breaker score of 19, junior Anna Turner won 3rd place at the State UIL Academic Meet. Anna has been competing in spelling and vocabulary for most of her school life. She and her twin brother even made it to the Scripps Spelling...

MHS MCJROTC Program Top Ten In Four-Sate Region May01

MHS MCJROTC Program ...

In their first time competing at regionals, Midway High School MCJROTC students scored high among over 59 other programs across Region 5. Region 5 includes MCJROTC programs in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Twenty-four of those programs qualified to compete at regionals this...

MHS Students Place High in State Journalism Contest May01

MHS Students Place H...

The National Federation of Press Women Texas award committee has just announced the winners of the 2018 Edith Fox King High School Journalism Contest. Midway students earned 40 honors for writing, design, and photography in this state‐wide contest for high school journalism students. The...

Henry Downs DAR Essay Winners Apr13

Henry Downs DAR Essa...

Rida Fatima Hussain: The Henry Downs Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the2017-18 American History Essay Contest Winner.  This year’s theme was “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars”.  Rida Fatima Hussain, a...

MMS Combined Boys Choir Honored By Invitation Apr13

MMS Combined Boys Ch...

The MS/JH Cambiata Institute @ University of North Texas began a national conference for choral music 4 years ago that is specifically designed for and geared toward the middle school choral programs and their directors. It is a 2 day conference filled with performing honor choirs,...

National BPA Qualifiers Apr13

National BPA Qualifi...

UPDATE: Courtney Toscano (Senior) – 1st Place Graphic Design ( out of 52 National entries) Taylor Mason – 2nd place – Graphic Design  ( out of 52 National entries) Sarah Still, Kiara Lozano and Christiana Kaul – First Place – Startup Enterprise Team  and  Best in Show OVERALL ( out of over 60...

MHS State French Competition Apr05

MHS State French Com...

Midway High School students participated in this year’s Texas French Symposium. The Texas French Symposium is a statewide competition for high school students of French (non-native French speakers). French teachers from any high school in Texas may bring students to compete in oral...

VASE State Qualifiers Mar15

VASE State Qualifier...

UPDATE: Congratulations to state medalists, Isaac Thiltges, Kyle Tullis, and Gina Pak for their hard work at the TAEA Competition! On Feb. 15, The High School Art Department took 50 students to Harker Heights High School to compete in the annual TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Regional and Area...

National Merit Finalists: Kuang & Kanz Feb14

National Merit Final...

Midway High School students have a legacy of outstanding performance in standardized testing, ranking above both state and national averages on both the SAT and ACT. This year’s seniors are no exception. Eleven students have received notice of recognition through the National Merit Program,...

18 Athletic Signings on National Signing Day Feb07

18 Athletic Signings...

Midway High School had an impressive 18 student athletes sign to play collegiate sports on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Many athletes signed to play D1 level athletics at universities such as UCLA, Kansas State, and Dallas Baptist among other notable collegiate programs.  Congratulations to...

36 BPA STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE, 26 FIRST PLACE MEDALS Feb05

36 BPA STUDENTS ADVA...

This month, BPA (Business Professionals of America)took 63 students to Rockwall High School to compete in their annual Regional Competition. They competed against over 400 other students from various high schools. After this successful meet, Midway will advance 43 students to the BPA State...

All-State Choir Students Jan18

All-State Choir Stud...

Twelve Midway High School choral students qualified for the  Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choirs. Congratulations to the following students: Josie Pooler, Ashley Brewer, Haley Luse, Mia Scott, Stephen Zheng, Joshua Tripp, Nathaniel Hejduk, Timothy Bang, Scott Schulz, Jamie...

Midway Theatre Students Qualify for International Thespian Festival Dec11

Midway Theatre Stude...

Fifteen Midway theatre students qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June. The Texas Thespian Festival (the state level) was held on Nov. 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.  Christina Julian was selected as a new State Thespian Officer taking over for last year’s...

MMS All-Region Orchestra Nov29

MMS All-Region Orche...

The MMS and Intermediate orchestra musicians attended the All-Region orchestra auditions this month. Twenty-seven middle school students, directed by Terence Guerrero, participated and 15 made it into the all-region orchestra including one student from River Valley Intermediate....

MMS All-Region Band Nov29

MMS All-Region Band

On November 4, the MMS band attended All-Region band auditions (hosted at Midway Middle School). A record-breaking 54 musicians made either the Symphonic or Concert All-Region bands and had one 1st alternate. Fourteen students were named 1st chair. The Texas Music Educators Association which...

H.O.T. Fair and Rodeo Results Oct17

H.O.T. Fair and Rode...

The results are in! Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo has awarded 53 Midway students with medals (and a crown) in categories ranging from Magazine Ads to Spelling Bee. The results are below. Congratulations to all Midway participants! HOT PSA winners: 2017 Magazine Ad: Grand Champion Aleena...

Midway Students Win Big At Film Festivals Oct10

Midway Students Win ...

48 Hour Film Festival Seven Midway AV Production students participated in the 48 Hour Film Festival this summer in Dallas. Their film “The Perfect Guy” won 2nd place for Best Film. At the festival, videography students gather for a 48-hour dash to write, shoot, and edit a short...

Midway 5th Graders Receive Pocket Constitutions Sep20

Midway 5th Graders R...

The Alexander Breckenridge Society of the Children of the American Revolution in Waco, Texas have donated Pocket Constitutions to each fifth-grade student at Midway.  Along with the constitutions for each student, each Social Studies teacher at both River Valley Intermediate and Woodgate...

New Strength & Conditioning Coach, Kevin Yoxall Jun21

New Strength & ...

A veteran of 28 years on the collegiate level,  Mr. Yoxall spent 3 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Rice University. Prior to Rice, he supervised the strength and conditioning programs at Strake Jesuit Prep in Houston for one year. Mr. Yoxall was also the Head Strength and...

MMS PALs Raise $2500 for Community Cancer Association Jun12

MMS PALs Raise $2500...

MMS Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALs) program raised $2500 during the 2016-2017 year. They presented the giant check to the Community Cancer Association of McLennan Country. The Community Cancer Association(CCA) works with local cancer patients and their families to address some of the...

Students Ace National French Exam Jun07

Students Ace Nationa...

On May 23, Midway High School the National French Exam (Le Grand Concours) and some were inducted into the National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français).    The following are the results of the exam: Level 1: Anna Turner – silver- 90th percentile (rank #4 Cen. Texas chapter...

Students Win State U...

The Interscholastic League Press (ILPC) Individual Achievement Awards (IAAs) honor top high school journalists in the state. Midway students and graduated were recently honored with four awards. In the yearbook category, the senior ads team of Miranda Williams (2016 graduate), Julissa Cabral...

Senior wins National Vocal Award, College Bound May12

Senior wins National...

Midway senior, Brittany Brewer, was awarded First Place in the Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award by the National Federation of Music Clubs.  This national award is given each year to a deserving and talented singer in high school grades 10, 11, 12 for the purpose of further musical study....

MHS Debate Team Sweeps District, Quarterfinals at State and Qualify for Nationals May12

MHS Debate Team Swee...

District Competition Results: Edward Kim & Hanson Kuang – 1st Karissa Cleaver & Anna Lucas – 2nd Stephen Bender & Ben White – 3rd (alternates for State) Hanson Kuang* won Top Speaker   The MHS Debate team competed at the UIL CX State tournament Austin. The team of Anna Lucas...

TEPSA Regional AP Of The Year, Beth Olson Apr25

TEPSA Regional AP Of...

Beth Olson, assistant principal at Woodway Elementary, is one of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Assistant Principals of the Year. Twenty AP’s all over Texas earn this prestigious honor. The peer-based award recognizes assistant principals for their...

A Baseball Blessing Apr25

A Baseball Blessing

MHS Senior, Tyler Davis has been a “buddy” for the Challenger Division Little League for several years. His “buddy” is Ben, MHS Freshman, who has Cerebral Palsy. The students get to share their love of baseball through the Challenger Division program established in...

Midway Seventh Graders Test Higher than Half the Nation’s Seniors Apr21

Midway Seventh Grade...

An impressive 18 Midway Middle School students qualified for the 36th annual Duke University Talent Identification Program’s State Recognition. The seventh grade students who received this honor earned scores equal to or better than half of the college-bound junior and seniors who took the...

Midway Student Places in National Entrepreneur Competition Apr19

Midway Student Place...

Midway Sophomore, Addison Bain won 3rd place in the nationwide Baylor Youth Entrepreneur of the Year contest. Addison was nominated earlier this year by  2 Midway H.S. teachers and 1 H.S. Counselor (unbeknownst to each other), into this contest. She was awarded 3rd place and spent the day at...

Midway Orchestra Soloists En Route to Prestigious Summer Programs Apr12

Midway Orchestra Sol...

Wilson Burnett, Junior Wilson will be attending the Baylor String Quartet Camp in early June. He will also attend Apple Hill Chamber Music Workshop in New Hampshire in mid to late June. Apple Hill exists to create, perform, and teach chamber music at the highest standard, broaden the...

Students find extracurricular music success Mar30

Students find extrac...

Cooper Johnson, Junior Cooper was accepted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s summer Percussion Institute in Oberlin, Ohio that takes place from June 25 to July 1. While there, Cooper will participate in a week of master classes, clinics, hands-on workshops, recitals, and lectures in a...

Midway Violinist Wins National Music Competition Mar28

Midway Violinist Win...

Haeun Moon of Waco, Texas, won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior String Competition finals on March 19 at Baltimore MD during the 2017 MTNA National Conference. Haeun Moon is 15-year-old violinist from Waco, TX.  She studied violin with Dr. Julia Hardie and...

Midway Senior Receives Big Technology Honor Mar27

Midway Senior Receiv...

Midway senior, Maddie Schwarz has been selected as a 2017 recipient of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing award. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit focused on...

Baylor/Midway Wins NADPS Award for Exemplary PDS Mar22

Baylor/Midway Wins N...

The National Association for Professional Development Schools selected the Baylor University/Midway Independent School District Professional Development School Partnership as a recipient of the 2017 NAPDS Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.   The partnership will...

MMS Bands Earn Sweepstakes Mar17

MMS Bands Earn Sweep...

On Friday, Mar. 3, the Midway Middle School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dawn Henry, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Ken McLellan, attended the UIL Region 8 concert and sight reading competition.  Both bands received superior (division one) ratings in all events. Both...

Midway Robotics Compete at Region and State Feb28

Midway Robotics Comp...

This year, Midway filled three out of five at the state robotics competition. The five positions are coveted as they include teams from the Austin, Dallas, Brian, and Killeen areas. River Valley Intermediate The River Valley Rumblers robotics team attended the First Lego League Animal Allies...

MHS Freshman Performs Duties as Honorary Senate Page Feb24

MHS Freshman Perform...

MHS freshman, David Granger traveled to Austin Thursday to serve as honorary page during a session of the 85th General Assembly of the Texas Senate. Granger received an invitation to participate in the Senate Honorary Page Program from Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury). Senator...

RVI Student Wins DAR...

Nicholas White won the 2016-2017 Daughters of the American Revolution National Park Essay Contest. Nicholas is a fifth grader at River Valley Intermediate School in the Midway Independent School District. Students in the fifth through eighth grades and from all over McLennan County...

36 BPA Students Advance to State, 14 First Place Medals Jan25

36 BPA Students Adva...

Competing against hundreds of BPA students, Midway High School swept the regional competition with 36 students advancing to the state level competition. This includes 14 first place medalists/groups. The students compete in categories like “Fundamental Accounting,”...

All-State Choir Students Jan18

All-State Choir Stud...

Ten Midway High School choral students have been named to Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choirs. Congratulations to Brittany Brewer, Josie Pooler, Meredith Marcum, Kimberly Chancellor, Christina Morris, Mia Scott, Stephen Zheng, Joshua Tripp, Haley Luse, and Jeffrey Hulbert....

Midway Junior Spends Day in Senate Jan12

Midway Junior Spends...

Midway junior and Miss Teen Waco, Madeline Nichols, spent the first day of the legislative session with Representative Doc Anderson and Senator Brian Birdwell at the State Capitol in Austin. Nichols was crowned Miss Teen Waco in August 2016. Her community involvement platform is “A...

National Video Contest Award Winner: Hannah Wang Oct04

National Video Conte...

Midway senior, Hannah Wang won this year’s Intellectual Property Video contest (for 16-18 year olds)! Her video stars several Midway students as they demonstrate “meaning of a patent and the role and impact the patent system has in our society.” Wang won a $5000 scholarship and will get to go...