Tison Roo News 2018-19

Week of May 13th

Please remember to check Skyward often to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, and assessments. This school e-newsletter will help you stay informed on school activities, as well as other events and happenings. It is usually emailed through Skyward's Message Center and posted on Skyward Family Access



Sincerely,

Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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Monday, May 13 -- Sunday, May 19

Monday, May 13 -- STAAR Mathematics Test for 6th/7th Grade & 8th Grade re-testers


Tuesday, May 14 -- STAAR Reading for 6th/7th Grade & 8th Grade re-testers


Wednesday, May 15 -- STAAR Science for 8th Grade


Wednesday, May 15 -- 8th Grade Chromebook Pick-up & Yearbook Distribution after STAAR


Thursday, May 16 -- STAAR Social Studies for 8th Grade


Thursday, May 16 -- 7th Grade Chromebook Pick-up & Yearbook Distribution after STAAR


Friday, May 17 -- Symphonic/Concert/Honors Band to Galveston (just those who paid for trip)


Friday, May 17 -- 6th Grade Yearbook Distribution in the afternoon

Monday, May 20 -- Sunday, May 26

Monday, May 20 -- 8th Grade Fun Day/Awards Assemblies (6th/7th during day; 8th in evening)


Tuesday, May 21 -- Theater Arts/Choir/Beginner Band to Six Flags (just those who paid for trip)


Wednesday, May 22 -- Final Exams for periods 1 & 8


Thursday, May 23 -- Final Exams for periods 2, 3, & 7


Friday, May 24 -- LAST DAY & EARLY RELEASE at 12:05 PM / Final Exams for periods 4/5 & 6

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**CHANGE IN TIME FOR WISD PHYSICALS ON MAY 11TH**

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Instructions for Using the Online Portal for Athletic/Extracurricular Paperwork

The PDF below provides step by step directions for parents of WISD students to log in to the Rank One portal and fill out the required paperwork for their child/children. ALL FORMS EXCEPT THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL WILL BE COMPLETED THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL. The physical is the only piece of paper that will be turned in.


Physicals are provided for all incoming 7th - 12th grade students involved in extracurricular activities on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 8AM - 12PM at the Outback on the WHS campus for only $10.

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FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

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CHECK TISON LOST & FOUND FOR MISSING ITEMS!

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We have cell phones, glasses, jewelry, and ear phones in the office (anything valuable). The rest of the things are in the cafeteria.

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VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 7TH GRADERS

To 6th Grade Parents/Guardians:


The state of Texas has set requirements for students entering the 7th grade. Immunization requirements are mandatory for school attendance in public schools. They are outlined in both the Immunization Requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Administrative Code.


Students will not be allowed schedules for middle school classes in August until vaccines are current and verification given to the school.


The requirements for incoming 7th graders are as follows:


  • Meningococcal Vaccine -- one dose
  • Tdap -- one dose within the last five years
  • Varicella -- two doses on/or after the first birthday one month apart or voucher for disease


The Parker County Hospital District will be soon offering the required vaccines -- please see your campus school nurse for more information. Parent presence is not required for the student to have the necessary vaccines. Completion of the forms and signatures giving approval are required. No vaccines will be given without the proper authorization forms and current vaccination records.


Sincerely,

Weatherford ISD

Health Services Department

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SACK LUNCH FOR EARLY RELEASE DAY ON MAY 24TH

Dear Parents/Guardians:


The WISD Child Nutrition Department is offering a sack lunch to all students on the early release day. The lunch will cost the same as a regular school lunch. Please pre-order your child’s lunch if you are interested. Just print out and complete the form below to order lunch for May 24th, 2019. If you are not able to print out the form, you or your child can pick one up in the library or the front office. The form needs to be turned in to the school cafeteria manager by May 17th, 2019.


**The form asks you for your student's teacher -- please write his or her 6th period teacher.**

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CONTINUE CHECKING OUT FROM THE TISON LIBRARY OVER THE SUMMER...WITH DESTINY DISCOVER!

The actual library may be closed, but students and staff will continue having access to all of the library's digital books and audiobooks over the summer through Follett Destiny Discover.


To access ebooks & digital audiobooks, you can scan the QR code to the right or click on the web button below. Once you are on the Destiny Discover site, you'll need to log in by going to the "log-in" button at the top right corner of the page. Students and staff both log in using their Skyward log-in information.


If you'd like more information on how to navigate the Destiny Discover, please email Leah Greer (lgreer@weatherfordisd.com) or stop by the library!

FREE DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS THROUGH SYNC

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What is SYNC?

SYNC is a summer program geared towards teens, which offers two free e-audiobooks each week. They are available starting April 25th, through August 1st, 2019. Adults are also welcome to jump in as the audiobooks are great choices for ages 13 and up.

How does it work?

SYNC uses the OverDrive app, which is available for most devices. Visit https://app.overdrive.com for more information about the app and instructions for downloading it to a device.


OverDrive app will store and play back the digital audiobooks you download, so your first step is to download the app.

Next, check out SYNC at http://www.audiobooksync.com and register to receive updates and alerts via e-mail and text.


When the digital audiobooks are available, they will be added to the Title Download page at the SYNC website. If you signed up for alerts, you’ll receive a message as soon as a new title is available.


Once the titles are added, you have seven days to download them to the OverDrive app.


When you are ready to download, click on the link for the book and provide an email address. SYNC will send a link to the digital audiobook file via email, which is used to download the book to the OverDrive app.

What books does SYNC offer?

Each week, you can download two free digital audiobooks that are paired by a common theme or treatment. A list of the titles and the week when they can be downloaded is available as a SYNC PDF.

Sample soundclips of SYNC digital audiobooks

Below are sound clips of the two free audiobooks available for download from May 2-9. To hear sound clips of all the SYNC audiobooks for this summer, go to this Soundcloud Playlist.

AudioFile Magazine

THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee by AudioFile Magazine

AudioFile Magazine

SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa by AudioFile Magazine
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2018-2019 YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

The Tison Yearbook Staff will be handing out pre-ordered yearbooks the week of May 13th. They will hand out yearbooks by grade level on different days of the week. Here is the schedule:


Wednesday, May 15 -- 8th grade students will pick up their pre-ordered yearbooks (after STAAR)

Thursday, May 16 -- 7th grade students will pick up their pre-ordered yearbooks (after STAAR)

Friday, May 17 -- 6th grade students will pick up their pre-ordered yearbooks


**UPDATE:

We have about 60 books left to sell. Sales are on a first come, first serve basis.


On Monday afternoon, there will be a student list posted by the cafeteria hallway for students to verify if they have purchased a yearbook already.

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RE:Connect WORD FOR MAY -- PERSEVERANCE

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

– Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist and developer of the theory of relativity

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WISD BASKETBALL CAMP FOR BOYS

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 ROO BOYS' BASKETBALL CAMP

Step 1: REGISTER: https://forms.gle/rGCop525bZC4n1uw9

Step 2: PAY ONLINE https://squareup.com/store/weatherford-boys-basketball


(MAKE SURE TO PUT ATHLETE NAME IN NOTES AT CHECKOUT)

2019 WISD KANGAROO BASEBALL CAMP

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2019 WEATHERFORD KANGAROO BASEBALL CAMP

Step 1: REGISTER: 2019 WEATHERFORD HS BASEBALL CAMP REGISTRATION

Step 2: PAY ONLINE https://squareup.com/store/weatherford-high-school-baseball-camp


(MAKE SURE TO PUT ATHLETE NAME IN NOTES AT CHECKOUT)

2019 WEATHERFORD KANGAROO SOFTBALL CAMP

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2019 WEATHERFORD KANGAROO SOFTBALL CAMP

Step 1: REGISTER: 2019 Lady Roo Softball Camp Registration

Step 2: PAY ONLINE CLICK HERE


(MAKE SURE TO PUT ATHLETE NAME IN NOTES AT CHECKOUT)

2019 WISD ATHLETIC SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Below is a PDF providing information for all of the current WISD athletic summer camps available for students. All this information can also be found in the 2019 Summer Athletic Events & Camps section on the Athletics page of the WISD page:

https://www.weatherfordisd.com/

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@tisonprincipal (Principal, Eric Sams)

@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)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

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

@1LBaird (CTE Teacher & Tison Yearbook co-Sponsor, Laura Baird)

@GwenWard19 (Reading Intervention teacher, Gwen Ward)

@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)

@mrtexashistory (7th grade Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)

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

@DaynaTa70887856 (8th grade ELA, Dayna Taylor)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra, Wendy Mohr)

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

@stpatterson11 (7th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

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