Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of November 14th

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

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Artwork provided by Mr. Golightly from his 1st & 2nd period 7th grade art classes.

Clockwise from top left: Heather Parish, Olivia Williams, Sarah Reeder, Diana Antonio, Jordyn Dabelstein, Madison Aaron.

In the weeks ahead at Tison...

Saturday, Nov 12 -- TMEA All-Region Band Auditions (Sym Band) @ Aledo HS (7AM – 5PM)

Monday, Nov 14 -- GAMECHANGERS Mentor Mtg in Library Collaboration Space (10 AM)

Tuesday, Nov 15 -- "Meet the New Principal" Night in the Tison Cafeteria (6 PM)

Tuesday, Nov 15 -- Tison PTA General Meeting in the Tison Cafeteria (6 PM)

Thursday, Nov 17 -- 7th & 8th Grade BOYS B-Ball VS Crowley @ HF Stephens MS (5 PM)

Friday, Nov 18 -- GAMECHANGERS Mentor Mtg in Library Collaboration Space (10 AM)

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)

Events & Programs at Tison...

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Weatherford College Talent Search Program


The Weatherford College Talent Search program serves 592 students from 14 area schools in the WC service area. The goal of Talent Search is to recruit 66% of the student participants from an under-represented background. The program works with students to increase their potential to succeed in higher education and post-secondary certificate programs.

Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants encouraging them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choosing.

Eligibility Criteria

Enrollment in the program is limited. Qualifications must be met. To qualify for Educational Talent Search, you must be:

  • U.S. Citizen

The Talent Search staff will use the application to categorize you into one of the following categories:

  • A first-generation college student (parents or guardians who do not hold a four-year college degree), and/or
  • Economically qualified (guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education), or
  • Neither first-generation nor economically qualified. (This category is limited to 34% of our student total)

To apply for the WC Talent Search program, submit a completed application form to Mrs. Gwen Ward -- Tison Counselor. The application may be downloaded here. You may also obtain a Talent Search application by visiting Mrs. Ward's office.

Benefits of Participation

WC Talent Search program offers tools to help middle and high school level student prepare for success in college.

Services for Middle School students:

  • Test taking and study skills
  • Assistance in planning high school courses
  • Career Exploration
  • Personality Assessment
  • College Culture Awareness

Contact Talent Search

The Talent Search Program office is open during regular office hours on the main WC campus to serve students and parents daily. Educational counselors are available for workshops and presentations for middle and high school level students throughout the academic year. You may contact us at talentsearch@wc.edu or 817-598-6497.

Letters About Literature 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 accept contest entries until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH and will mail off all entries by Friday, December 16th.


Tison 2016-17 Yearbooks on Sale for $35!!

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.

Weatherford Fall 2016 Soccer Camp Opportunity

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

Tison "Roo in the Spotlight"

Abby Lane, 8th Grader

Abby has been nominated by her Algebra teacher and coach, Coach Mohr, to be recognized in the Tison newsletter! Here are her comments:

"I have the pleasure of having Abby in Algebra and athletics. She always works hard, helps others, and if she makes a mistake, she always wants to find out why so she can get better. She is helpful to other students, has a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor. She is a perfect example for others for what a Tison Roo can be."

In order to get to know Abby a little better, she completed a simple survey and below are her answers:

What do you most look forward to when you wake up in the morning and why?

athletics, i like to work out and it makes me feel better about myself throughout the day.

In a word, describe school.


Write one word that describes you as a person.


What is your favorite TV show?

greys anatomy

What is your favorite movie?

finding nemo

What is your favorite song?

What is your favorite book?

the fault in our stars

What is your favorite game?

What do you like to do in your free time and why?

draw, its freeing and calming

If you could have lunch with a famous person, who would it be? Why?

When you think about life after you graduate from school (high school or college) what career sounds goods to you and why?

professional volleyball, its the sport that i love playing

Tison Ads & Information 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)