Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of November 28th

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, Nov 28th - Sunday, Dec 4

Thursday, Dec 1 -- 7th & 8th Grade BOYS B-Ball vs Granbury @ Tison (5 PM)


Thursday, Dec 1 -- 7th & 8th Grade GIRLS B-Ball vs Granbury @ Granbury MS (5 PM)


Thursday, Dec 1 -- WISD Dyslexia Parent Meeting @ Austin Elementary (6 PM)


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 Winter Concert at Tison (6:30-7 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)

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 (6:30-7:30 PM)

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WISD DYSLEXIA PARENT MEETING

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 6pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

There will be a guest speaker -- Dr. James Gentry. He is an associate professor at Tarleton State University for Curriculum & Instruction within the Education Department. He has dyslexia and his presentation will be about growing up with dyslexia. Particularly, how he managed school, college, and now his career teaching future educators while being dyslexic.

DRUG TRENDS & PARENT INTERVENTION -- A WISD SEMINAR FOR PARENTS, STAFF & COMMUNITY

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 WRITING CONTEST

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.

TISON UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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2016-17 YEARBOOKS ON SALE FOR $35 LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR!

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The yearbook is on sale at the lowest price of the year!! Get your yearbook NOW for $35. The price goes up January 1, 2017. Yearbook accessories (i.e. name printing, yearbook cover, etc.) are also available at a discounted rate.


To order online, go to www.balfour.com and search for Tison Middle School (Weatherford, TX). If you want to purchase yearbook accessories, you must order online.

If you'd rather pay by cash or check, you can email tmsyearbook@weatherfordisd.com. Just be sure to include the following information: student name, grade level, and quantity of yearbooks you'd like to buy.


Please email Mrs. Fenton at tmsyearbook@weatherfordisd.com if you have any questions.

WISD FALL 2016 SOCCER CAMP OPPORTUNITY

(Please click on the informational flyer below for more information.)

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)