#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   Featured Tweeters from October were: Katy McConal, Haylee Boast, Amanda Endsley, April McAdams, Allison Dungan, Kelly Capron, Kristin Kegley, Kasha Gorham, Trista Barnett, Lorrane Ludewig, Christy Glaser, Abbi...

Good Friends + Good Music = Great Memories Feature Story Nov08

Good Friends + Good ...

By Brooke Burns Learning to play a musical instrument at a young age has several benefits that include improving memory skills, creating a sense of achievement, improving reading and comprehension skills, improving social skills, and more. For the 3rd and 4th grade students at Castleman Creek...

Ready Bodies, Learning Minds Nov08

Ready Bodies, Learni...

By Kaitlin Morley “It’s time to go to the motor lab!” Ms. High’s new favorite phrase. The motor lab means a 25 minute break from the normal classroom setting. Instead, the students get to play with bouncy balls, stretch, practice breathing techniques and so much more. The curriculum...

Two National Accolades Nov02

Two National Accolad...

Midway Teacher Recognized at National Level in Two Fields in One Month It’s been quite a month for Susan Jones, debate and computer science teacher at Midway High School. Jones, who has worked at Midway since 2011, was announced as a national-level educator in both computer science and debate...

Break the Code and Crack Open a Whole New World of Learning Oct11

Break the Code and C...

Brooke Burns, PR Intern at the Education Foundation The 8th grade students at Midway Middle School are being immersed in a new way to review for upcoming tests. In order to win a bonus point on a test or candy, the students have to crack open the code on the lock. The only way to crack the...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   Featured Tweeters from August and September were: Rachel Abarca-Contreras, Andrea Anderson, Emily Arlitt, Christy Baish, Matt Bennett, Tonya Bottoms, Jennifer Davis, Christopher Eberlein, Monica Flemister, Jacki...

Summer training manifests in Fall Oct01

Summer training mani...

Midway Teachers Turn Summer Learning into Teachable Moments by: Courtney Jerkins   The summer is a time to rest, relax, and travel. But, this past summer, teachers throughout Midway spent their time “off” preparing for the 2018-2019 school year. In June and July, Midway’s dedicated teachers...

Region 12 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Sep12

Region 12 Outstandin...

April Harris, Assistant Principal of Midway Middle School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a Region 12 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action. Summer’s Featured Tweeters are: Morgan Castillo, Sami Cox, Elizabeth Fox, Jennifer Gibson, Blythe Guerra, and Meera Hodges! Also over the Summer, #1MidwayScience received a special Science shout-out from River...

First Year Teachers ...

First year teachers to Midway ISD were welcomed warmly to Midway ISD during the August 6 new employee orientation training with a $150 reimbursement provided by the Midway ISD Education Foundation and John Houston Custom Homes. Education Weekly says the average teacher spends $479 out of...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   May’s Featured Tweeters are: Holly Land, ShaLynna Mosley, and Dr. Aaron Pena!            Also in May, #1MidwayScience received special Science shout-outs from River Valley Intermediate and Speegleville Elementary....

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   April’s Featured Tweeters were: Haylee Boast, Elizabeth Fox, Jennifer Gibson, April McAdams, Nancy Patel, Amy Roenfanz, Andrea Ruiz, Jennifer Stanley, and Dawn Walker!      Also in April, #1MidwayScience received...

Torchbearer Banquet ...

by Katie Frost, Baylor University Intern Special Olympics focuses on what an athlete can do, rather than what they cannot do. Disabilities fade away, and sport training, athletic competition and team work are implemented. To celebrate an athlete’s hard work, Midway ISD Education Foundation is...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   March’s Featured Tweeters were: Susie Baley, Kappy Edwards, Christy Glaser, Darian Schmeltekopf, and Corinne Stephenson!     Also in March, #1MidwayScience received special Science shout-outs from River Valley...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   February’s Featured Tweeters are: Jill Cartwright, Jennifer Davis, Jacki Friedholm, Marla Jaynes, Missy Keen, Courtney Miller, Donna Stovall, and Susan Whitley!       Also in February, #1MidwayScience received...

TEA Time Creates Col...

Last year, the fourth grade students of Castleman Creek Elementary would have never expected to be using robots in their school library. However, thanks to the generous grant provided by the Midway Education Foundation and named in honor of Blaine Spradlin at Farmers Insurance Group, students...

Ribbon Cutting Cerem...

Midway High School will celebrate the installment of its CONNECTlabs, new innovative learning spaces, with a ribbon cutting event at 4 p.m. March 12. The labs provide a collaborative and active learning environment where teaching and learning can flourish. After researching students’ use of...

Spirt of Midway Brea...

The 2017-2018 Spirit of Midway breakfast honoring Midway High School students’ volunteer and community leadership efforts will be held at Crestview Church of Christ’s Community Center, located at 7129 Delhi, Woodway, on Wednesday, March 14th, at 8:00 a.m. Students are chosen for the Spirit of...

Fishing for Success ...

by Juliann Riggin, MHS Independent Study in Journalism Student Middle school physical education teacher Jonathan Cofer recently received a grant for a fishing education tool called Backyard Bass, a set of plastic fish that serve as targets for novice fishermen to use in his outdoor adventure...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action.   In January, #1MidwayScience received special Science shout-outs from Midway, Castleman Creek Elementary, Speegleville Elementary, and South Bosque Elementary.     January’s Featured Tweeters are: Andrea Anderson,...

Light the SP(A)RK with an Education Foundation Grant Jan10

Light the SP(A)RK wi...

By Marshal Tompkins, MHS Independent Study in Journalism student The computer science teachers at Midway High School and Midway Middle School recently received a grant from the Midway ISD Education Foundation for two class sets of SPRK+ robots that will aid approximately 400 students each...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see Midway K-12 science in action. December’s featured Tweeters are Rachel Abarca-Contreras, Tonya Bottoms, Kristi Clark, Sydney Groveton, Blythe Guerra, Tasha Haferkamp, Kristen Holland, Abbi Hope, Suzanne Kelley, Peggy Kilgo, Taylor Lange, Nancy...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see MISD K-12 science in action.   November’s featured Tweeters are Emily Arlitt, Andrei Perdon, Ginger Rhodes, Erica Serrato, and Jenna Zerebny!     Have you searched #1MidwayScience...

Midway Science Teach...

Midway’s very own Holly Land won the 2017 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. She is featured in the November issue of Texas Magazine.  You can view the article on pages 19-20 of the magazine by clicking...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Search #1MidwayScience on Twitter to see all of the amazing things going on in science classrooms across the district! October’s featured Tweeters are Kasha Gorham, Amy Millet, Nancy Patel, Debbie Strouse, Jackie Villarreal, and Diane...

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...

Lions, Tigers and Ma...

Have you ever heard a child say, “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”, while helping them with their math homework? Natalie Burt, 7th grade math teacher at Midway Middle School showe d her students how the math concepts they learn in school can be applied outside of the classroom....

MHS Forensic Science...

By Michelle Morrow, Independent Study in Journalism Student Over the years Midway ISD Education Foundation has given many grants to Midway High School departments. This year the Midway ISD Education Foundation provided a grant to Kasha Gorham, teacher of Forensic Science. This grant provided...

GRANTS TRANSFORM LEA...

Flexible seating options and collaborative learning stations are transforming education, and the Midway ISD Education Foundation is a driving force behind providing the necessary tools to enhance these educational strategies at Midway ISD. Through the Grants for Great Ideas and Grant Express...

#1MidwayScience Twee...

Presenting the #1MidwayScience Tweets of the Month!  The featured tweets for September 2017 are…   Morgan Castillo, Elizabeth Fox, Jennifer Gibson, Aaron Nowell, Jennifer Stanley, and Lora Tepe!   Check back at the end of October for the October Tweets of the Month.  And, don’t...

Midway Superintendent Named to Long-Range Steering Committee Aug22

Midway Superintenden...

The State Board of Education has created an 18-member steering committee to help it develop a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education. The committee will work throughout the 2017-2018 school year to draft recommendations that will be sent to the State Board, which will ultimately approve the...

Partly Cloudy with a...

This time of year you might feel that you actually could fry an egg on the hot sidewalk, but a quick look at the Wunderground website (www.wunderground.com) might confirm the actual temperature very close to your own neighborhood. Through a gift to the Midway ISD Education Foundation, KWTX...

Congratulations to Our 2017 Retirees May25

Congratulations to O...

Congratulations to Our 2017 Retirees Thank you for your combined 350 years of service to the children of Midway ISD!   CASTLEMAN CREEK ELEMENTARY Debbie Dibrell ~ HEWITT ELEMENTARY Pam Chick, Nancy Hurst, Carol Jones, Gloria McFarling, Rosa Reveles & Crecencia Zuniga ~ SOUTH...

Midway earns national recognition for battling hunger May03

Midway earns nationa...

National award program recognizes innovation and excellence in public schools  Nearly one in three Midway students qualifies for assistance just to have breakfast or lunch at school—but who helps over the weekends and holidays? Hunger Free MISD has served 15,000 packs of food to students most...

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...

Traveling Toward Texas History – A Trip to the Bosque Museum Apr19

Traveling Toward Tex...

Fourth grade students at South Bosque Elementary School were given the opportunity to travel back in time and experience life in Paleo America on a field trip to the Bosque Museum in Clifton, TX. “I want my students to experience the historic and prehistoric resources that the Bosque Museum...

All Aboard the STEAM Train! Apr19

All Aboard the STEAM...

Students who can think critically are able to solve problems effectively and will be more successful adults and employees in their future workplaces. Holly Land, fourth grade science and social studies teacher at South Bosque Elementary School, implemented Destination Imagination to help...

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...

Breakout of the Norm Mar22

Breakout of the Norm

Over the past five years, Escape Rooms have become a breakout form of entertainment across the nation. Thanks to a grant from Midway ISD Education Foundation, teachers are able to purchase supplies that turn fun escape room challenges into valuable learning experiences. Dawn Walker, an...

100 Days of Accomplishments Feb02

100 Days of Accompli...

      February 2 is the 100th day of the school year! Let’s celebrate a few highlights of the many awesome accomplishments of our staff and students. To keep up with all of the latest and greatest on a regular basis, be sure to follow Midway campuses and programs on Twitter and...

MIDWAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROVIDE NEW EDUCATION TOOLS FOR HIGH SCHOOL Jan11

MIDWAY BOARD OF DIRE...

Volunteers are the backbone of any organization, and the Midway ISD Education Foundation has 33 outstanding community volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors. These volunteers come from all over the Waco area, and from a variety of different roles in the community. From parents, to...

MIDWAY EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANTS EDUCATOR’S WISHES Jan11

MIDWAY EDUCATION FOU...

According to a CBS news report, the average teacher spends $500 annually to provide additional materials for their classroom. The Midway ISD Education Foundation strives to address this problem through two district-wide programs: Grant Express and Grants for Great Ideas. Funded by public...

MISSION POSSIBLE! SUMMER READING PROGRAM Jan11

MISSION POSSIBLE! SU...

According to research, reading four to five books a summer prevents a decline in a student’s reading level. With this research, Hewitt Elementary was set up as the “headquarters” for the Mission Possible! Summer Reading Program. This program was made possible by a grant from the Midway ISD...

IF SIXTH GRADERS HOPPED LIKE A FROG Jan11

IF SIXTH GRADERS HOP...

Midway sixth graders at River Valley Intermediate School and Woodgate Intermediate School were visited by award-winning science and mathematics children’s author David M. Schwartz. This visit was made possible by a grant from the Midway ISD Education Foundation. Schwartz is the author of If...

Odajima Named Texas Assistant Principal of the Year Dec14

Odajima Named Texas ...

  Midway High School Associate Principal Becky Odajima is the Texas Assistant Principal of the Year, as named by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).   Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas said of Odajima, “We are certainly so proud of [her]. She is highly intelligent...

Extra Mile Winners Oct27

Extra Mile Winners

  Four times a year, Midway ISD honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty for students and colleagues. The first honorees for this school year are:   Sidney McCune, cafeteria manager at River Valley Intermediate Ms. McCune was nominated by Sarah Holland. Mrs. Holland said,...

Rookie Assistance Awards Sep22

Rookie Assistance Aw...

  Midway ISD employs a number of new teachers each year. Some of these employees are first year teachers, and they often have few supplies or decorations for their classrooms. Often, teachers would like to have these additional items for their classrooms so that their rooms are as attractive...

Midway leaders sweep regional awards Aug05

Midway leaders sweep...

Midway ISD is proud to announce that assistant principals from three MISD campuses swept the Region 12 assistant principal of the year awards for every grade level in their respective professional development organizations. Christy Watley was named Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year...

Education Foundation Invests in the Future Through Special Reading Instruction May27

Education Foundation...

The Midway ISD Education Foundation has granted classroom grant wishes for almost twelve years now, but this year the nonprofit organization is reaching out to help provide extensive reading training for primary grade level teachers. With the support of a grant from the Alcoa Foundation, the...

Spring Valley Assistant Principal Recognized with Peer-Based Award May05

Spring Valley Assist...

Spring Valley Elementary Assistant Principal Christy Watley is amongst twenty assistant principals state-wide who were recently named Region Assistant Principals of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). The peer-based award recognizes assistant...

Impact in Leadership for Texas Mathematics Mar15

Impact in Leadership...

Debbie Perry, District Coordinator of Elementary Mathematics for Midway ISD, was selected by the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Research in Mathematics Education (RME) unit to receive the Impact in Leadership award at the 5th Annual Research-to-Practice Conference on February 19, 2016. ...

Dare to Compare: CSI Midway Mar03

Dare to Compare: CSI...

As a child, we often times dream about playing a character on our favorite investigation show. For students in Kasha Gorham’s class, students were able to see their dreams come to life. Due to a grant provided and funded by the Midway ISD Education Foundation, Kasha Gorham’s class was able to...

Three Midway Principals Selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalists Mar03

Three Midway Princip...

Nine Texas principals were recently selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal (NDP) finalists by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)… and three of the nine are from Midway ISD! The award recipient will be announced in May at a surprise school...

Showcase of Stars Honorees Announced Feb16

Showcase of Stars Ho...

The Midway Independent School District is proud to announce this year’s Showcase of Stars banquet honoring students who have excelled academically and the teachers who have inspired these exemplary students over the years. The academic banquet will be held on May 12th at First Baptist Church...

Lighting the Path to Success Feb05

Lighting the Path to...

Technology has rapidly branched out to younger generations allowing them to excel in their studies. With the help of generous donors, Woodway Elementary School has had the opportunity to put their “Lightbox Grant” into effect which was funded by the Midway ISD Education Foundation. Lightbox...

MISD is a State Finalist for District of the Year Jan15

MISD is a State Fina...

Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas was notified by H-E-B’s corporate office that Midway ISD has been selected as one of three state finalists for School District of the Year! There are two categories, and MISD is in the small district category of less than 10,000 students. Finalists were...

A Foundation of Insp...

Midway graduate gives back to foster success Reflecting on his experience growing up in Midway ISD, Brian Townley, Class of 1988, recognizes that his motivation was shaped and molded by teachers who empowered him to succeed. “I think of education as the means of developing our greatest...

Nation’s largest science education conference features Midway teachers Nov16

Nation’s large...

On November 12-14, 2015, several Midway elementary, intermediate, and middle school teachers attended the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, better known as CAST. CAST is the annual meeting of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT), and it is the largest state...

Extra Mile Award Winners Oct21

Extra Mile Award Win...

  Midway ISD has more than 1,000 outstanding employees, but some stellar staff members still stand out by going the extra mile. This quarter, we would like to recognize four people who make Midway better on a daily basis.   Kevin Summers, Midway’s Manager of Custodians, works closely with the...

Midway Schools earn ...

Thanks to the hard work of both our teachers and students, Midway ISD showed great academic gains in the 2014-2015 school year. The advances in student achievement were so plentiful that nine out of our ten campuses received at least two Distinction Designations from the Texas Education...

Midway Grad to star ...

  What do a Baptist, a brunette with handcuffs, & a botched engagement have in common? Jenny King is going to answer this question at the 2015 Edinburgh fringe festival in the international debut of “Reconciling.” While growing up in Woodway, Jenny King was an active member in Waco...

So We Want to Build Some Bookshelves Feb13

So We Want to Build ...

Teachers are used to hearing the question “When am I actually going to use this in real life?” Maybe it relates to a book the students are reading or maybe a math problem. Regardless of what it is, students always wonder if what they are learning is something that they will use...

Education Foundation Designates $100,000 for Classroom Grants Feb03

Education Foundation...

The Midway ISD Education Foundation met Jan. 27 for their annual meeting to review the past year and to determine fund allocation for the coming year. The Board determined that they will be able to give out over $100,000 in proposed grant and program expenses in the coming year. This is just...

Crime Scene Unit Coming Through! Feb03

Crime Scene Unit Com...

CSI Miami? CSI Midway sounds more like it! Thanks to 11th and 12th grade forensic science teacher, Kasha Gorham, the next great crime scene investigator could be one of our very own Midway Panthers. Due to a generous grant named in honor of Carter Bloodcare, the Midway ISD Education...

The Spirit of Midway...

Congressional Award inspires service, running marathons and even a trip to Palo Duro Canyon The prospect of earning the Congressional Award pushes Midway sophomore Caroline Goodnight to the edge. In her journey with the award, Goodnight will be making a trip to bike Palo Duro Canyon to...