Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of December 5th

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for Tison Middle School! The goal for this newsletter is to provide information on Tison programs, activities, and events for students, parents, and our community.

I always appreciate feedback so if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email me at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com. Thanks!


Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist


Friday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 4

Friday, Dec 2 -- TMEA All-Region Band Clinic Rehearsals @ WHS (1-7 PM)

Friday, Dec 2 -- Tison 7th Grade A Team B-Ball Tourney @ Tison (TBD)

Saturday, Dec 3 -- TMEA All-Region Band Clinic Rehearsals @ WHS (1-7 PM)

Saturday, Dec 3 -- Tison 7th Grade A Team B-Ball Tourney @ Tison (TBD)

Saturday, Dec 3 -- "Pancakes w/ Santa" from 8-10 AM in the NGC Cafeteria

Monday, Dec 5 -- Sunday, Dec 11

Monday, Dec 5 -- Tison Choir Concert in the Tison Cafetorium (starting @ 6 PM)

Tuesday, Dec 6 -- TMS 6th Grade Band/7th Beginner Winter Concert at Tison (6:30 PM)

Thursday, Dec 8 -- 7th & 8th Grade GIRLS B-Ball vs Everman @ Everman MS (5 PM)

Thursday, Dec 8 -- 7th & 8th Grade BOYS B-Ball vs Everman @ Tison (5 PM)

Friday, Dec 9 -- Tison Pep Rally in the Tison Gym (3 PM)

Friday, Dec 9 -- Tison 8th Grade A Team B-Ball Tourney @ Tison (TBA)

Saturday, Dec 10 -- Tison 8th Grade A Team B-Ball Tourney @ Tison (TBA)

Monday, Dec 12 -- Sunday, Dec 18

Monday, Dec 12 -- 7th & 8th Grade GIRLS B-Ball vs Hall @ NGC (5 PM)

Monday, Dec 12 -- 7th & 8th Grade BOYS B-Ball vs Hall @ Tison (5 PM)

Monday, Dec 12 -- TMS 7th/8th Grade Band Winter Concert at WHS (6:30 PM)

Monday, Dec 12 -- Cappuccinos/Hot Cocoa Sale in the Tison Library (7:45 AM - 4:15 PM)

Tuesday, Dec 13 -- 2016 Hour of Code Event -- ALL DAY in the library (7:35 AM - 4:30 PM)

Tuesday, Dec 13 -- Tison Candy Buffet in the Tison Library (3:35 - 4:00 PM)


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Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6-7:30pm

1007 South Main Street

Weatherford, TX

Featuring guest speaker -- JOHN HAENES -- from Challenge of Tarrant County

Mr. Haenes is an International Certified Prevention Specialist with 22 years of experience with substance abuse issues, juvenile delinquency, and child welfare issues. Topics to be covered include 2016 drug trends, types of drugs being used, slang terms, and parenting tips. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

**WISD Staff can receive Continuous Education Credit by registering for this course in Workshop and attending the presentation.**

Understanding High School Credits: Why Your Classes Matter!

Below is an informative slide presentation of high school credit hours and an explanation of how these are earned by 8th graders at Tison. We invite you to watch it! If you have any questions, please email Gwen Ward at gward@weatherfordisd.com.


Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest.

The 2015-2016 Letters About Literature contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations.

Below is a promotional video featuring the Texas author Nikki Loftin, and a PDF attachment for contest guidelines. If you have any questions, please email Leah Greer (lgreer@weatherfordisd.com).

The Tison Library will gladly accept contest entries until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH and will mail off all entries by Friday, December 16th.

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Spirit Days are Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th

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In November, the library hosted a "book tasting" for all students visiting with their English class! At the "book tasting," students sat at tables with "menus" and a stack of books in the center of the table. They were asked to read the first few pages of at least two books at the table and rate the likability of each book. They wrote their critique of each book in their menu. Many students discovered new books to check out and enjoy!

(Pictured above are students from Mr. Peacock's 2nd period English class.)


Alexis McBride -- 7th Grader

Alexis has been nominated by her ELA teacher, Coach Light, to be recognized in the Tison newsletter! Here are her comments:

"With her quiet yet determined patience, she is a willing leader and great student. Whether discussing books or helping others in the classroom, Alexis always has a great attitude. She actually explains things to others and does not get frustrated. She is simply a pleasure to have in class!"

In order to get to know Alexis a little better, she completed a simple survey and below are her answers:

What do you most look forward to when you wake up in the morning and why?

Hanging out with my friends

In a word, describe school.


Write one word that describes you as a person.


What is your favorite TV show?

Happy Days

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite song?

What is your favorite book?

The Land of Stories series

What is your favorite game?

I like to play croquet and play monopoly.

What do you like to do in your free time and why?

I like to read, watch TV, do crafts and play volleyball, because they're all things I enjoy.

If you could have lunch with a famous person, who would it be? Why?

Elvis, so I could take my grandfather with me

When you think about life after you graduate from school (high school or college) what career sounds goods to you and why?

Something that works with animals or a photographer


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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 (7th grade Math & yearbook teacher, Leslie Fenton)

@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish & Tison cheerleader sponsor, Kym Ferrell)

@GwenWard19 (Counselor, Gwen Ward)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

@CoachGibbens (BlendEd American History, American History, & Coach - James Gibbens)

@mrtexashistory (Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@1LBaird (Keyboarding teacher, Laura Baird)

@coachhull_TMS (Brittany Hull, Athletics and PE)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science teacher, Melissa Harris)

@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math teacher, Andrea Hayward)

@ErinLight3 (7th grade ELA teacher & Tennis coach, Erin Light)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math teacher, Wendy Mohr)

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

@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA teacher, Stephanie Patterson)

@smilesas8 (8th grade Science teacher, Sally Scott)

@Msscottscience8 (8th grade Science teacher & NJHS co-sponsor), Sally Scott)

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