Now ask your friends if they know what a tungsten filament is used for and see how much they know about something we all use!
Today we also thank two very special veterans employed by Midway Electric, Inc. Thank you for your service Kim Wischmeyer (Army, Vietnam) & Jason James (Navy, Operation Desert Fox) We thank you for your service to our country.
We have started our week long read-a-thon on Monday April 30th and will go until Friday May 4th. During this time we have signed up almost 70 guest readers that come into our school and read to a classroom. With 13 classrooms total we have at least one and sometimes 2 or 3 guest readers read to our students each day. The kiddos love it and it's so funny to hear them say "Mrs. Spry, Mrs. Spry who will be reading to our classroom today?" They get super excited and all the hard work that goes into this week makes it all worth it because of those adorable smiling faces! It's a great way to get community members and leaders (such as our Mayor, Police Department, Fire Department and local businesses) in front of the kids.
Prior to this week we did a reading challenge. We asked all 306 students to read at least 200 minutes or more and try to get a pledge of $25 for reading. The packets have been flying back in and today is the final day to turn all reading minutes and money in. What are we going to do with the money? All money raised will 100% go for technology (iPads and/or Net books) in our classrooms. We want the kiddos to have technology readily available to them therefore we have had to come up with creative ways to do this. We have also applied for a grant as well. As Partner in Education we are also putting money in to supply these items. We want our students to be on the front side of technology as they move forward in their education. We are so lucky to be a part of a great little country school and we are working hard to help bridge the literacy gap.... one student at a time.
I'll post some reading pictures soon! Have a great day!
Midway Electric, Inc. is a full-service electrical contracting company located in Columbia, MO. We provide services to commercial, residential and industrial customers. Midway Electric, Inc. specializes in service and repair but also handles new construction, troubleshooting, remodeling, custom lighting and ceiling fan installation, electrical service upgrades, parking lot and aerial lighting, phone and cable wiring and more! Midway Electric, Inc. serves the Mid-Missouri area.
We are proud to be locally owned and operated because it means that you support your local community. When you hire Midway Electric, Inc. for your electrical needs you are providing employment to local people, and insuring our growth. Midway Electric, Inc. was created by Brandon & Michele Spry on November 1, 2001 with a vision to be Columbia’s electrical service provider. We do things such as new construction of a business or home but after the construction is done who do you call to take care of your issues? You call the professionals at Midway Electric, Inc. and we will respond with a knowledgeable and courteous professional who will dispatch a licensed electrician to fix your problem in a timely manner. We provide service and repair to commercial, industrial, and residential customers. We also can provide turn-key installation and sales of home stand-by generators as well as home and/or business security systems through our sister company, Midway CSI.
Brandon & Michele Spry give back to the community through the Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Network, Partner in Education with Midway Heights Elementary School and many other great organizations. Michele is a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and loves every aspect of her community involvement.
We realize when you have an emergency at 2:00 am who do you call? You call the professionals at Midway Electric, Inc. because we are available 24/7 for your After Hour Electrical Emergencies. When you call 573-446-2484 you will receive a real person on the other line not an answering machine. Midway Electric, Inc. is “Powered by People with Pride”.