Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of February 5th

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, February 5 -- Sunday, February 11

Monday, February 5 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Everman MS @ Everman (5-7 PM)

Monday, February 5 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Everman MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, February 6 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting in WHS Choir Room (6-6:30 PM)

Thursday, February 8 -- PCHD Vaccination Clinic @ Tison (9:30-11 AM) -- see info below

Thursday, February 8 -- 8th Grade Endorsement Signing Night @ NGC (6:15-8:15 PM)

Monday, February 12 -- Sunday, February 18

Monday, February 12 -- Tison Band Mid-Winter Concert @ WHS (6:30 PM)

Friday, February 16 -- UIL Academic Meet @ Wheat MS in Cleburne -- see info below

Monday, February 19 -- Sunday, February 25

Monday, February 19 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY
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2018 VFW Patriot's Pen Contest Winners

Congratulations to these VFW’s Patriot Pen winners:

  • 1ST PLACE: Gabriela Garcia (7th grade)
  • 2ND PLACE: Layton Vandygriff (8th grade)
  • 3RD PLACE: Faith Wilhite (8th grade)

Congratulations on your winning essay!
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Tison students who are participating in the UIL Quad County Meet on Friday, February 16th will be leaving Tison on a bus at 8:30 AM to travel to Wheat Middle School in Cleburne. The first events start at 9:00 AM with the last event ending at 5:00 PM. Students should be boarding the departure bus back to Tison around 5:30 PM and arriving back around 6:00 PM.

Parents are more than welcome to come and support their student before their contest session and even check him/her out to take home as soon as he or she is done competing. If parents would like to take their student home with them instead of waiting for all events to end, then there will be a Tison sign-out sheet for parents/guardians in the cafeteria at the Tison table. Parents MUST sign-out their student at the Tison table before leaving with their student.

Students participating in the UIL Academic Meet are required to have a permission form turned in to their UIL coach by Friday, February 9th. Students should ask their UIL coach for a copy of this permission or you can access the form using the button below:

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings & Support the Band!

Buffalo Wild Wings here in Weatherford will donate 10% of sales when you mention the Roo Junior Band Fan Club from now until June 1!

You do not need the flyer to get the donation for the band, you just need to mention "Team J" or "The Roo Jr Band Fan Club" and they will contribute to our kids. I have attached the flyer to this email for you to have all the details.

Thanks for all of your support!

Tison Band Department

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"Start With Hello" Week

Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development or choose to hurt themselves or others.

Start With Hello Week brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization.

During the week of February 5–9, 2018, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week and teach students, grades 2–12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness.

In honor of Start With Hello Week, Tison will participate in the following activities each day of the week for next week:

Monday -- HEY DAY (name tags so we know names as we say hello)

Tuesday -- POSITIVITY WALL (positive notes on sticky-notes to Tison newcomers)

Wednesday -- SIT W/ NEW FRIENDS @ LUNCH (making sure no one must eat alone)

Thursday -- TABLE SCAVENGER HUNT (for the "Start with Hello" logo and steps)

Friday -- WEAR GREEN in honor of stopping the violence by people feeling alone/"Speed Friending" talk to a someone new for two minutes then move to meet another

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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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Spring Tennis Tryouts

Spring tennis tryouts are here. If you are a 7th or 8th grader and are interested in tennis, make sure to sign up with Coach Light for tryouts.

The tryouts will be Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th. Girls' tryouts will be from 3:45 to 4:30. Boys' will be from 4:30- 5:15. All students trying out must have a current physical as well as tennis shoes. If you have a racket, that would be great too.

Please contact Coach Light with any questions. elight@weatherfordisd.com (817-598-2960, ext. 4154).

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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 (7th/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 (7th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

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