Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of December 18th

Welcome to the Tison Middle School newsletter -- as a Tison parent, we want to ensure your involvement in your student's middle school life, and one way to do that is to keep you informed on what's going on at Tison.

This newsletter typically gets emailed to you on a weekly basis, and usually on a Friday afternoon. If you know a Tison parent who should be getting this newsletter and is not, please have him or her email Leah Greer at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com. Also, if you have any questions or concerns over any information from the newsletter, please email Mrs. Greer.


Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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Monday, December 18 -- Sunday, 24

Monday, Dec 18 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Aledo MS @ Aledo (5-7 PM)

Monday, Dec 18 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Aledo MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, Dec 19 -- Tison Middle School Bands Winter Concert @ WHS (6:30-7:30 PM)

Friday, Dec 22 -- Beginning of Christmas Break for Tison Students

Monday, January 8 -- Sunday, January 14

Monday, Jan 8 -- WISD Staff Work Day (last day of Christmas Break for students)

Tuesday, Jan 9 -- 1st Day of Spring Semester for 2018

Thursday, Jan 11 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Cleburne Wheat MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Thursday, Jan 11 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Cleburne Wheat MS @ Cleburne (5-7 PM)

Friday, Jan 12 -- Tison Spelling Bee at 8:15 AM in the Tison Cafetorium

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Artwork by students in Mr. Golightly's Beginning Art classes (from top left): Ian Milligan (7th grader), Haleigh Bates (6th grader), and Allie "S" (grade unknown)
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2017 Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule

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A Grand Champion Smile

Congratulations to William Wolfe -- a Tison 6th grader -- for being featured in the November 2017 edition of Purple Circle, America's Youth Livestock Magazine! Below is the PDF document of the full article.

Tison Spelling Bee -- January 2018

Please wish the following students GOOD LUCK when they compete in the upcoming Tison Spelling Bee on Friday, January 12th! The Tison Spelling Bee will start at 8:30 AM in the Tison Cafetorium.

  1. Diana Antonio
  2. Ben Bernard
  3. CJ Bohlman
  4. Aspen Box
  5. Liz Coulter
  6. Peyton Dekin
  7. Aspen Dixon
  8. Caidence Douglas
  9. Lohi Ejere
  10. Rylee Esmond
  11. Leslie Estrada
  12. Madison Gieb
  13. Kyle Kumm
  14. Margaux McCarthy
  15. Eli McDonnell
  16. Kelsey Meharey
  17. Maryn Milligan
  18. Emma Morris
  19. Reese Peterson
  20. Destiny Roberts
  21. Shawn Sheriff
  22. Jacob Soap-Baker
  23. Sandy Strittmatter
  24. Jackson Stunt
  25. Jack Terrill
  26. Cole Thao
  27. Hailey Toten

Weatherford Regional Hospital Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following Tison students for having winning artwork in the Weatherford Medical City Holiday Art Contest for 2017! The hospital has partnered with WISD middle school art classes inviting students to contribute artwork for their Christmas Card for the past seven years.

Students from Hall and Tison submitted entries and a panel of judges from the hospital selected the winners. The following students from Tison placed in the competition:

1st Place -- Leslie Estrada (her winning artwork displayed to the left)

2nd Place -- Marissa Bosco

Honorable Mentions

Mary Karen O’Neil

Lohi Ejere

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"Friends in Crisis" Awareness Presentation

At the start of the coming spring semester, we will visit with each advisory class to introduce and discuss our Friends in Crisis Awareness presentation concerning suicide awareness. We would like you, as parents, to be fully informed of the information that will be presented so we have included a link to the Google slide presentation below. In addition, we will be providing students with an Intervention Card -- a link to this can also be found below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call us!


Kim Brown

Email: kibrown@weatherfordisd.com

Phone: 817-598-2960, ext. 4104

Gwen Ward

Email: gward@weatherfordisd.com

Phone: 817-598-2960, ext. 4102

The following items will also be used during the presentation in 7th & 8th grade advisory classes:

To the Kid Who
"Choices" Video by the Jason Foundation

Click the button above and then click "Agree" to see this video.

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Online Ordering for Tison Yearbooks

To order online, click the above button to visit the Balfour home page, and search for Tison Middle School.

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Concession Stand Volunteer Sign-Up for Home Basketball Games

Currently searching for parent volunteers to work the concession stands for Tison HOME basketball games. Please use the sign-up links below to volunteer. Thank you!

If you need to cancel your time slot, please do so as soon as possible so that others are aware. Also, students under 15 cannot handle money and if students work they have to be accompanied by an adult/parent.

Here are the links to sign up:

BOYS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/rzFjUgu

GIRLS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/TLfBCzy

Thank you for your help!

Frances Withaeger


Tison PTA VP of Hospitality/Concessions for Boys Athletics

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Tison Library Ebook & Digital Audiobook Collection

The holiday break is a great time to take advantage of the ebooks and digital audiobooks available from the Tison Library! Every Tison student and staff member has the ability to checkout and download up to three ebooks or digital audiobooks. These can be downloaded to both IOS and Android devices; they stay on the devices for two weeks and then just return to the collection -- no books to lose or damage!

You can find the Destiny Discover app in the Apple or Android app store -- it's free to download and will look like the picture above. The login information for students is the same as what they use to log in to Skyward (staff need to use the login information they use to log in to a computer).

In addition, included below is a also a link to a Destiny Discover Quick Start Reference Guide to help. If you have any questions, please email Leah Greer, the Tison Librarian, at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com.

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@tisonprincipal (Principal, Eric Sams)

@WeatherfordDad (Assistant Principal, Trace Craft)

@brittonsfa3 (Assistant Principal, Stephanie Britton)

@tisonband (April Page, TMS Band Director & Jay McNew, TMS Assistant Director)

@belledirector (Tison All Stars/WHS Blue Belles Director, Laura Buckner)

@Tisonchoir (Choir, Kathi Richards)

@MrsFentonTMS (Math Inclusion Teacher & Tison Yearbook Sponsor, Leslie Fenton)

@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish & Tison Cheerleader Sponsor, Kym Ferrell)

@GwenWard19 (Counselor, Gwen Ward)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

@1LBaird (Data Entry Teacher, Laura Baird)

@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)

@mrtexashistory (8th grade Blended Learning & Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)

@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math, Andrea Hayward)

@ErinLight3 (8th grade ELA & Tennis coach, Erin Light)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra & Tison Athletic Coach, Wendy Mohr)

@mattnovikoff (Inclusion/Math Resource Teacher, Matt Novikoff)

@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

@ToniScience (8th grade Science & NJHS sponsor, Toni Chapman)