TISON ROO NEWS 2016-17

Week of May 8

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, MAY 8 -- SUNDAY, MAY 14

Monday, May 8 -- STAAR Mathematics (7th grade & 8th grade re-testers)


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

Monday, May 22 -- FINAL EXAMS (see exam schedule below)


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

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TISON COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Arena Scheduling for Incoming NGC Students

Hello!


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 (gward@weatherfordisd.com) or by phone (817-598-2960, ext. 4102.


Sincerely,

Gwen Ward

Tison Middle School Counselor

CELEBRATION WEEK FOR MRS. BROOKS

Our computer lab aide, Mrs. Brooks, is retiring this year after working with the district for 30 years -- 24 years as a computer lab aide, 1 1/2 years as a substitute, and 5 years as a volunteer. Her Tison family loves her, and we want to definitely celebrate her years of dedication to us and our students!


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.

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NEWS & NOTES FROM THE TISON PTA

2016-17 PTA Officers

Contact information for the current Tison PTA officers:


  1. Patricia Thompson, President - pthompson@weatherfordisd.com
  2. Beth Riney, Treasurer - eriney@weatherfordisd.com
  3. Joy Bailey, Vice President Budget - j.bailey8@att.net
  4. Carey Vandygriff, Vice President Membership - cvandy32@gmail.com
  5. Danielle Finch, Vice President Hospitality - daniellefinch3@gmail.com
  6. Erin Light, Secretary -- elight@weatherfordisd.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!***

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SPRING 2017 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

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8TH GRADE FUN DAY FIELD TRIP

The 8th Grade Fun Day Field Trip is on Monday, May 15th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The destination this year is the newly-opened Film Alley in Weatherford. The cost per student is $25.00, which includes 1 hour of bowling (includes shoe rental), 1 hour of video play, a movie, and 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Students are welcome to bring extra money for anything beyond the previously mentioned items.


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!

Want to start next year with an awesome WISD shirt? The Tison Cheer Team is currently selling their long-sleeve t-shirt for just $20 each. Check out the cool design below with glittery silver ink!


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 (kferrell@weatherfordisd.com).

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INK COLORS FOR T-SHIRT

TISON NJHS AWARDS CEREMONY

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TISON LIBRARY CELEBRATION BASH

The theme for this year's Tison Library Celebration Bash is "Reading is a SUPERPOWER", and the library is super excited to have extended invitations to nearly 50 Tison students who participated in library programming this year and/or completed the Tison Reading Challenge!


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

What is SYNC?

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.


8th Grade

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


7th grade

Margaux McCarthy

Mary Karen O'Neil

Delanie McBride

Liliana Valdez

Hunter Walker

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)