Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of Feb 27th

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!


Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist


Monday, Feb 27 -- Sunday, Mar 5

Monday, Feb 27 -- BLUE BELLE Audition Mtg @ WHS Band Hall (6:45 PM)

Tuesday, Feb 28 -- BLUE BELLE Audition Clinic @ WHS Gym C (4:30 - 6 PM)

Tuesday, Feb 28 -- Tison Choir Concert & PTA Meeting in Cafeteria (6:30 PM)

Wednesday, Mar 1 -- BLUE BELLE Audition Clinic @ WHS Gym C (4:30 - 6 PM)

Thursday, Mar 2 -- BLUE BELLE Audition Clinic @ WHS Gym C (4:30 - 6 PM)

Thursday, Mar 2 -- Burleson Kerr Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Kerr MS

Friday, Mar 3 -- BLUE BELLE AUDITION @ WHS Gym C (4:30 - 8 PM)

Friday, Mar 3 -- TISON CHEERLEADER applications DUE by 4 PM in Rm #113

Friday, Mar 3 -- BlendED American History Application DUE to Mr. Gibbens in Rm #111

Saturday, Mar 4 -- North Texas Teen Book Festival @ Irving Con. Center (8 AM - 5 PM)

Monday, Mar 6 -- Sunday, Mar 12

Tuesday, Mar 7 -- Tison Tennis VS Azle MS @ NGC (4:00 PM)

Thursday, Mar 9 -- Tison/Hall Dual Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Tison

Monday, Mar 13 -- Sunday, Mar 19

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The Time to BUY a Yearbook is NOW

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

KAJEETS -- Mobile hotspot devices now available for checkout

Tison currently has 4 Kajeets for students to check out! Kajeets are mobile hotspots for students who might not have internet access outside of school to work on their school assignments.

They are easy to use, go through the WISD district filter, and each has 0.5 GB of data available on a daily basis. If you have a student that needs internet access to complete a project or any other educational related task, please email Leah Greer (lgreer@weatherfordisd.com) for more details.


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 if $20 and you must register by March 17th. Tison must have a minimum of 10 participants in order to keep our school registration.

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


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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)