Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of March 20th

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!


Respectfully,

Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist

IN THE WEEKS AHEAD AT TISON...

Monday, Mar 20 -- Sunday, Mar 26

Monday, Mar 20 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUT Clinic in Tison Gym (5-7 PM)


Monday, Mar 20 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUT Mandatory Parent Mtg in Cafeteria @ 6:30 PM


Tuesday, Mar 21 -- Tison Tennis VS Hall MS @ NGC (4:00 PM)


Tuesday, Mar 21 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUT Clinic in Tison Gym (5-7 PM)


Wednesday, Mar 22 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUT Clinic in Tison Gym (5-7 PM)


Thursday, Mar 23
-- Brewer Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Brewer MS


Thursday, Mar 23 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUT Clinic in Tison Gym (5-7 PM)


Friday, Mar 24 -- TISON CHEER TRYOUTS in Tison Gym (5 PM)

Monday, Mar 27 -- Sunday, Apr 2

Tuesday, Mar 28 -- STAAR Testing (Grade 7 Writing & Grade 8 Mathematics)


Wednesday, Mar 29 -- STAAR Testing (Grade 8 Reading)


Thursday, Mar 30 -- Aledo Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Bearcat Stadium


Friday, Mar 31 -- Pre-UIL Performance/Evalulation for Sym/Con Bands (WHS, 12:30-3:45)

MONDAY, APR 3 -- SUNDAY, APR 9

Monday, Apr 3 -- ZONE 1 Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls (Day 1) @ Henderson JH


Tuesday, Apr 4 -- ZONE 1 Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls (Day 2) @ Henderson JH


Thursday, Apr 6 -- Tison Tennis VS Brewer MS @ Brewer HS (4:00 PM)


Friday, Apr 7 -- WISD Battle of the Books Tournament @ WHS Library (8:30 AM)

WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON AT TISON...

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Tison students who attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival at the Irving Convention Center (Irving, TX) on Saturday, March 4th.


Front row: (left to right): Tison student, Katlynn Brewer (7th); Middle Front Row: Parker Chilcutt (7th), Rachel Speegle (7th), Lillie Hilburn (7th), Erin Light (7th ELA), Cassie Bohlman (7th), Ava Boyles (7th); Middle Back Row: Leah Greer (TMS librarian), Hunter Welborn (8th), Dakota Thomas (7th); Back Row: Talmage Melven (7th), William Feris (8th), Bryant Urquidez (7th), Devin Knowles (8th), Kara Eader (8th), Adison Feriend (7th), Christina Long (8th).


Not pictured: Austin Rains (8th), Rachel Harris (7th), Kiana Dresser (7th), Mathias Harmer (7th)

CONGRATS TO TISON CHOIR STUDENTS!

The Tison Choir students performed wonderfully at their UIL meet this past Wednesday (March 8)!


The Tenor Bass Choir earned a SUPERIOR rating for Concert and an EXCELLENT rating for Sight Reading. The non-varsity Treble Choir earned a SUPERIOR rating for Concert and an EXCELLENT rating for Sight Reading.


The varsity Treble Choir earned a SUPERIOR rating in Concert and a SUPERIOR rating in Sign Reading...resulting in the highly coveted UIL Sweepstakes Award!


Ms. Richards is extremely proud of her students, and wants to thank everyone for their support. She sends a special thanks to Laura Baird (Tison teacher) and April Page (Tison band director) for their help on Wednesday.

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These are a few of the students who were chosen by an ELA, science, math, or SS teacher to participate in the first Tison Library Creation Station event! Pictured above are (clockwise starting at top right) Jack Kennedy (7th); Jakob Oster (8th); Alexis Gardner (7th); Amelia Roden (7th); Leslie Estrada (7th); Braden Williams (7th); Paitlyn Bevers (7th); Madison Ethridge (7th); Yannely Ibarra (7th); Luz Nunez (7th).

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TISON TENNIS NEWS

Congratulations to the Tison Tennis Team on their first win of the spring season! Tison defeated the Azle Hornets 11-8, which was a great upset from last season. Conner Halverson clenched the win for the team, and newcomer, Olivia Williams, was a force to be reckoned with! All of the Tison Tennis players fought hard, and several of the matches were extremely close. Congatulations again, T3! Coach Light is so proud of you all.


We hope that you come out and watch Tison play Hall the Tuesday after spring break! We will play at the NGC starting at 4 PM.

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Artwork by (starting at top & moving clockwise): Madison Terry, Mia Ramirez, Davey Kennington, Isaac Brown, Paitlyn Bevers.

TISON PTA NEWS

The Tison PTA president received a confirmation that our first Box Tops for Education submission was processed and the school will receive its first check for $120.40 in April! She has received many more box tops, and will submit another batch in May, even though Tison won't receive another check until December (the Box Tops for Education organization disperses checks once in December and once in April).


Her message to everyone -- KEEP COLLECTING BOX TOPS!

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The UIL coaches are truly thankful for and very proud of all the Tison students who made the commitment to work hard all year and then do their best at the UIL academic meet on February 14 and 17. For their effort, they earned an ice cream social!


Picture above, top left: Emma Cromer (8th), BriAnna Lorenz (8th), Reagan Lee (8th); top right: Dylan Salus (8th), Reagan Lee (8th), Cassie Bohlman (7th), Alexus Biggs (7th), Jaycob Craft (8th), Toby Neal (8th); middle right: Tex Ejere (8th); bottom right: Anthony Murillo (8th), Noah Cross (7th)

DON'T MISS OUT ON A TISON YEARBOOK!

Pre-ordering a yearbook is the best method to guarantee your student will receive one this year, since the yearbook staff uses pre-order sales to determine how many to have printed. The yearbook staff will have a small number printed for those who choose to purchase in May, but quantities will be limited and the cost of the yearbook will be at its most expensive - $50.


To order your student a yearbook now, you can go to www.balfour.com and choose "Tison Middle School". If you would rather pay by cash or check, you can pick up an application at the Tison front office or just email the yearbook sponsor, Leslie Fenton (lfenton@weatherfordisd.com), for instructions.


Want to know what a Tison Yearbook looks like? Watch the video below -- it contains a sampling of pages from the 2016 Tison yearbook:
Tison Yearbook Promo Feb 2017 360p

TISON STACI STUDENTS RECEIVE A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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One Friday morning each month, the Tison STACI class, along with their parents, enjoy breakfast at the R & K restaurant in Hudson Oaks. The students in the STACI program have enjoyed this ritual for many years. However, this past Friday (March 3), the ritual was made a little sweeter with a random act of kindness.


While finishing up their breakfast, Ms. Parsons, the STACI teacher, was informed by their waitress that the bill for the very large table (which is usually split up among the families and teachers) had been completely covered by an unknown fellow R & K breakfast eater.


Ms. Parson's still has no idea who paid their breakfast bill that morning, but that random act of kindness touched the hearts of every STACI teacher, parent, and student in attendance, and their hope is to get the chance to pay it forward!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TISON...

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Zoo Run Flyer created by Michaela Bosco & Isabella Vandygriff

Fort Worth Zoo Run

The 20th annual Zoo Run is coming up on Saturday, April 1st, and Tison is hoping to put together a school group for the event. What is the Zoo Run? You run, walk, or jog your way through the Zoo and surrounding neighborhoods to help support the Fort Worth zoo's conservation and education efforts. It is a 5K course that begins at 8 AM, but it is recommended to arrive earlier because of parking.


If you are interested in participating, just go to the Fort Worth Zoo Run website (https://www.fortworthzoo.org/zoo-run) and click to register. You will want to register as a team and find "Tison Middle School".


The registration cost is $20 and you must register by March 17th. TISON MUST HAVE AT LEAST 10 STUDENT REGISTRANTS IN ORDER TO MAKE A SCHOOL TEAM!


If you have any questions, please email Erin Light at elight@weatherfordisd.com.

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WHS Band Concert, Bake Sale & Silent Auction

The Weatherford Band Fan Club will host a fundraising event that includes a concert, bake sale and silent auction on Saturday, April 1 from 5-8 pm in the Durant Auditorium on the WHS campus.

TISON ADS & INFORMATIONAL SIGNS

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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)