Tison Roo News 2015-16

Week of February 1st - 5th

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.

UPCOMING TISON EVENTS

Wednesday, Feb. 3 -- Deadline for "Claws and Paws for a Cause" donations


Thursday, Feb. 4 -- Academic UIL Competition (DAY 1) @ Tison Middle School (4:00 - 6:15 PM)


Friday, Feb. 5 -- Academic UIL Competition (DAY 2) @ Tison Middle School (4:00 - 6:30 PM)

TISON TO HOST UIL ACADEMIC MEET ON FEB. 4TH AND 5TH

Please wish the UIL Academic Meet contestants luck as they have two more weeks to prepare for contest. Meet dates will be Feb. 4 - 5 and the meet will start once the school day has ended. We will have many of our own students in the building plus students from six visiting schools from our Quad County.


**If you have a student who is a UIL Academic participant and would like to pick up as soon as his or her event is over, you will need to come inside the cafeteria to sign out your student.**

TISON TENNIS SPRING TRYOUTS

Spring tennis tryouts began on Monday, January 25th and depending on weather may go until the beginning of February. Girls will practice from 3:45 until 4:30, and boys will practice from 4:30 until 5:15 Monday through Friday. Please bring sneakers, a racket (if you have one), and warm clothes (since we will be outside).

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Tison is helping out the local animal shelters by collecting food and toys as we head into colder weather. Starting Monday, January 25th, through Wednesday, February 3rd, please feel free to drop off items in the cafeteria, front office, or Coach Light's Room 200. Remember to be purr-fect gentlemen and paw-some ladies and help our furry friends out.

FUNDRAISER FOR TISON'S NJHS

The TMS Chapter of NJHS will be selling World's Finest Chocolate bars for $1 each to raise funds for upcoming chapter and campus events. You may see any NJHS member or the Chapter Advisers Ms. Ferrell or Ms. Smith (Chapman).
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TISON LIBRARY RECYCLES USED PRINTER & TONER CARTRIDGES

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The Tison Library would greatly appreciate donations of brand name (i.e. Brother, Canon, HP, Lexmark, Epson, Hasler, Neo) used printer and toner cartridges!


You can send your student to school with them or just drop them by the office. Your donations will be used to support library programs. Thank you!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT -- 20 QUESTIONS IN 60 SECONDS

Nicholas Withaeger, 8th grader

A member of the Tison staff had this to say about Nicholas: "He is a hard working young man. He is always eager to jump in and work and learn. Nicholas is polite, responsible and has a great attitude towards his teachers and peers. He is a great role model also. I really like this kid."



In order to get to know Nicholas a little better, he completed a "20 Questions in 60 Seconds" questionnaire. Below are his answers:


1. Do you have any brothers or sisters?

one brother

2. Do you have any pets?

Izzy, Duce, Sadie

3. If you could have the perfect birthday party, what would it be?

All agriculture animals

4. What is your favorite food?

Spaghetti

5. What is your favorite kind of candy?

Skittles

6. What is your favorite color?

Sky Blue

7. What is your favorite zoo animal?

Elephant

8. What do you want to be when you get older?

Zoologist because I love all kinds of animals.

9. What is one thing you don't know how to do that you wish you did?

Whistle

10. What is your favorite thing to study at school?

Art and history

11. What do you like to do for fun?

Jump on my trampoline

12. Do you prefer to spend your time inside or outside?

outside

13. What do you like to do as soon as you get home from school?

jump on my trampoline

14. What is your favorite TV show?

I don't have one because I don't watch t.v. that much

15. What is your favorite movie? Why?

The Hobbit:The Battle Of Five Armies

16. What is the best toy that you ever had?

Legos

17. What is your favorite restaurant?

McAlisters

18. Who has the best kids' meal toys right now?

ChickFilA

19. What is your favorite book?

Rangers Apprentice

20. What is your favorite video game?

Minecraft

CONNECT WITH TISON ON TWITTER!

Just search for and then "follow" the following:


@tisonprincipal (Principal, Carrie Harrison)

@WeatherfordDad (Assistant Principal, Trace Craft)

@LisaEdmunds (Assistant Principal, Lisa Edmunds)

@1LBaird (Keyboarding teacher, Laura Baird)

@belledirector (Tison All Stars/WHS Blue Belles Director, Laura Buckner)

@MrsFentonTMS (7th grade Math & yearbook teacher, Leslie Fenton)

@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish teacher & NJHS co-sponsor, Kym Ferrell)

@mrsafowler (Texas History teacher, Amanda Fowler)

@coachgommert (7th grade Science teacher & coach, Colton Gommert)

@tisonlibrary (Librarian, Leah Greer)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science teacher, Melissa Harris)

@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math teacher, Andrea Hayward)

@KerfootSylvia (STACI aide, Sylvia Kerfoot)

@ErinLight3 (7th grade ELA teacher & Tennis coach, Erin Light)

@SimplyDramaStac (Theater Arts teacher, Stacey Mitchell)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math teacher, Wendy Mohr)

@mattnovikoff (Inclusion/Math Resource Teacher, Matt Novikoff)

@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA teacher & cheerleading sponsor)

@smilesas8 (8th grade Science teacher, Sally Scott)

@ToniScience (8th grade Science teacher & NJHS co-sponsor, Toni Smith)