TISON ROO NEWS 2016-17
Week of May 8
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TMS Library Media Specialist
IN THE WEEKS AHEAD AT TISON...
MONDAY, MAY 8 -- SUNDAY, MAY 14
Monday, May 8 -- WHS Colorguard Experience Camp @ WHS (5 PM - 7 PM)
Tuesday, May 9 -- STAAR Reading (7th grade & 8th grade re-testers)
Tuesday, May 9 -- WHS Colorguard Experience Camp @ WHS (5 PM - 7 PM)
Wednesday, May 10 -- STAAR Science (8th grade only)
Wednesday, May 10 -- WHS Colorguard Experience Camp @ WHS (5 PM - 7 PM)
Thursday, May 11 -- STAAR Social Studies (8th grade only)
Thursday, May 11 -- Tison Choir Spring Concert in the Tison Cafeteria (6:00 PM)
Thursday, May 11 -- 8th Grade FUN DAY PERMISSION FORMS DUE
Thursday, May 11 -- WHS Colorguard Experience Camp @ WHS (5 PM - 7 PM)
Saturday, May 13 -- SOLO FESTIVAL for all Tison band students @ Tison (9 AM - 12 PM)
MONDAY, MAY 15 -- SUNDAY, MAY 21
Monday, May 15 -- 8th Grade FUN DAY Trip to Film Alley (9:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
Monday, May 15 -- 2016-17 Tison Yearbook Hand-out in the Tison Cafeteria
Monday, May 15 -- Tison Library Celebration Bash @ the library (3:45 PM to 4:30 PM)
Wednesday, May 17 -- Cappuccinos on SALE @ the Library (starting at 7:45 AM)
Wednesday, May 17 -- FC TISON Championship Finals (2:45 to 3:35 PM)
Thursday, May 18 -- Tison Awards Day in the cafeteria (8th @ 8:30 AM & 7th @ 1:30 PM)
Thursday, May 18 -- Tison PTA General Meeting at 1:15 PM
Thursday, May 18 -- NJHS Banquet in the Tison Cafeteria (6:00 PM)
Friday, May 19 -- Tison Band/Choir Trip to Six Flags
MONDAY, MAY 22 -- SUNDAY, MAY 28
Tuesday, May 23 -- FINAL EXAMS
Wednesday, May 24 -- FINAL EXAMS & STUDENT EARLY RELEASE @ 12:05 PM
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Monday, May 8th -- Friday, May 12th
TISON COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Arena Scheduling for Incoming NGC Students
I will conduct an informational meeting about Arena Scheduling with the 8th grade students on Monday, May 15th. The official start and end dates for NGC Arena Scheduling follows:
- May 16 @ 6:00 AM -- Arena Scheduling opens
- May 19 @ MIDNIGHT -- Arena Scheduling closes
If you do not have access to the Internet in order to complete Arena scheduling, I will have the Tison Computer Lab open early from May 16th to May 19th. The computer lab will open at 7:30 AM during that period. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through email (email@example.com) or by phone (817-598-2960, ext. 4102.
Tison Middle School Counselor
CELEBRATION WEEK FOR MRS. BROOKS
Therefore, we will be having a week-long celebration of Mrs. Brooks from May 15th through May 19th. Each day carries a theme and a way that we can honor Mrs. Brooks and what she means to this campus and district. We would like the students to be involved with this week-long celebration so we ask your help in reminding them of each day's theme.
Pictured below is the daily schedule for Mrs. Brooks' Week of Celebration.
NEWS & NOTES FROM THE TISON PTA
2016-17 PTA Officers
Contact information for the current Tison PTA officers:
- Patricia Thompson, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beth Riney, Treasurer - email@example.com
- Joy Bailey, Vice President Budget - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carey Vandygriff, Vice President Membership - email@example.com
- Danielle Finch, Vice President Hospitality - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erin Light, Secretary -- email@example.com
***We are having 2017-18 PTA Officer Elections in May. If you are interested in running for a position on the PTA executive board, please contact Joy Bailey. Thanks!***
SPRING 2017 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
8TH GRADE FUN DAY FIELD TRIP
The 8th grade teachers as well as Mr. Craft will be chaperoning the students during the field trip. If you would like your 8th grade student to participate, please have the permission form (linked below) and money (cash or check) to the front office NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MAY 11TH.
TISON CHEER T-SHIRT ON SALE NOW!
If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt, please complete the order form (linked below the pictures) and send it along with money (cash or check) either to the front office or to Ms. Ferrell in Rm 110. There are also order forms available in the front office.
Order forms must be turned in by Friday, May 12th. If you have any questions, please email Kymberly Ferrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TISON NJHS AWARDS CEREMONY
TISON LIBRARY CELEBRATION BASH
These lucky students will be treated to Chick-Fil-A nuggets, chips, cake, and lemonade in the library on Monday, May 15th (3:45 to 4:30 PM). The students who also completed the necessary challenges from the Tison Reading Challenge will be eligible for free book and prize giveaways!
The library would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the parents of these students for encouraging them to read and to participate in Tison Library events and activities.
SYNC: FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens and adults (13 and older) and is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine. Started in 2010, the SYNC program returns for the summer season on April 27th, and will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes - until the program ends on August 16th. The program is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that required reading can be completed by listening.
How do I Access the Audiobooks?
The weekly downloads are in MP3 format and are compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. The downloads operate through the OVERDRIVE app, which can be run on must devices. Each SYNC audiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days only. Once the weekly download period for each pair of audiobooks expires, that particular pair is no longer available for download.
Below is a PDF flyer that lists the titles for each week...
UIL ART COMPETITION RESULTS
Congratulations to the following students for placing in the top six at the Quad County UIL Art Competition. In parentheses beside each name is the category in which each student placed.
Tra Tran (colored pencil, collage)
Abbie Lane (printmaking)
Christina Long (pottery, photography)
Bella Vandygriff (sculpture, pencil)
Kelseigh Hardin (collage, watercolor)
Michaela Bosco (scratch art, mixed media, watercolor)
Jasmine DeLeon (oil pastel)
Madison Hines (mixed media)
Dillon Thomas (open category)
Collaborative Group Project: Christina Long, Maggie Hull, and Kelseigh Hardin
Mary Karen O'Neil
TISON ADS & INFORMATIONAL SIGNS
@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)