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
Tison Middle School Principal
Monday, May 13 -- Sunday, May 19
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
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
**CHANGE IN TIME FOR WISD PHYSICALS ON MAY 11TH**
Instructions for Using the Online Portal for Athletic/Extracurricular Paperwork
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.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
CHECK TISON LOST & FOUND FOR MISSING ITEMS!
We have cell phones, glasses, jewelry, and ear phones in the office (anything valuable). The rest of the things are in the cafeteria.
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 7TH GRADERS
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.
Health Services Department
SACK LUNCH FOR EARLY RELEASE DAY ON MAY 24TH
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.**
CONTINUE CHECKING OUT FROM THE TISON LIBRARY OVER THE SUMMER...WITH 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 (email@example.com) or stop by the library!
FREE DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS THROUGH SYNC
What is SYNC?
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?
Sample soundclips of SYNC digital audiobooks
THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee by AudioFile Magazine
SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa by AudioFile Magazine
2018-2019 YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
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
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.
WISD BASKETBALL CAMP FOR BOYS
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 ROO BOYS' BASKETBALL CAMP
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
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2019 WEATHERFORD KANGAROO BASEBALL CAMP
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
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:
@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)