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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...