Tison Library

2017-2018

Welcome back to Tison!

I'm excited to get to know the new faces of Tison! If you have a question, feel free to drop by the library or shoot me an email: lgreer@weatherfordisd.com.


Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist

Below is the link to the Tison Middle School Library Homepage! I recommend saving it to your Internet taskbar as there are some great links to Web tools and digital resources. You will also find the library's Google calendar that provides the library's schedule.

Library Schedule

Monday-Friday Hours

Open @ 7:30 AM

Close @ 4:30 PM


Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday ELA Class Schedule

The following is the rotating schedule for the ELA class visits to the library. All Tuesdays are 7th grade classes, while Wednesdays and Thursdays rotate with 6th grade one week and 8th grade the other week.


Tuesdays -- 1st-3rd Periods; 5th-6th Periods; 8th Period

Wednesdays & Thursdays -- 1st-4th Periods; 7th-8th Periods (6TH GRADE WEEK)

Wednesdays & Thursdays -- 2nd-3rd Periods; 5th-8th Periods (8TH GRADE WEEK)


**On these days and during these periods, I'm not always readily available to help with other teachers and students.**


DURING THE PASSING PERIODS

I need to be outside my door monitoring students in the fine arts hallway during passing period; therefore, I don't check out books during this time. If you send students down while it's the passing period, I will ask them to wait until the bell rings.

Students must have a pass from their teacher when coming to the library during a class period. There will be blue library passes in your box by Friday, September 4th, and I keep a basket of extras by the fax machine. Teachers: please send no more than three students at a time.


LUNCHTIME - I don't mind students coming to check out books during their lunchtime as long as I don't have a class or I'm eating lunch.

Club Fridays in the Library

Tison Chess Club

The Tison Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. Students of all levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it.

Library Program: MAKER MONDAYS!!

Starting this year, the library will be hosting MAKER MONDAYS! Students are welcome to come down to the library after school, during lunch, or if they have some free time during a class period to try out the library's maker space! More detailed information coming soon.


If you'd like to read more about the Makerspace movement, you can check out this blog by a children's librarian: http://adventuresofachildrenslibrarian.com/tag/maker-monday/

Tison Library Fall Book Fair 2015!!

Monday, Oct. 3rd 2016 at 7:30am to Friday, Oct. 7th 2016 at 9:30am

102 Meadowview Road

Weatherford, TX

TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students and students' immediate families in public schools and open enrollment charter schools in the great state of Texas


I'm including a few short presentations below over the TexQuest databases. To help students with the various usernames/passwords needed for these databases, I plan to stick labels on the lab computers and to the laptop carts for easier access.

Need some classroom inspiration or Guidance? Check out the library's professional development collection!

I've got some of the latest, most popular PD books out there - Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess or The Element by Ken Robinson. There are Marzano books as well as curriculum and classroom management books. There is even a book of letters and forms in Spanish that are commonly sent home to Spanish-speaking households. Email me or stop by the library to peruse the shelves.

Tison Reading Challenge 2016-2017

This will be the 2nd year in a row that the library has hosted a reading challenge to Tison students. Last year was a success, but still needed improvement. One of the biggest improvements was moving the challenge from paper form to DIGITAL! Now students no longer have to keep up with a form -- they will complete the challenge by logging everything online. I invite you to take a look and encourage students to challenge themselves to read throughout the school year.