Tison Roo News 2015-16

Week of October 13th - 16th

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.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR WISD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

October 5, 2015


Dear Kangaroo Parents and Fans:


Last week there were some issues during a contest concerning crowd control and fan behavior. The example set by each of you during contests will be a factor in how your student/athlete deals with situations in both life and ballgames. To eliminate future issues, I am asking that each of you deal with this matter by policing your actions and words during a contest.


Our desire is to win, but we must be an example to our children. We want each of you to enjoy your experience at ballgames.


Thank you,

Mr. Scoggin

TISON 8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS 3RD PLACE AT STEPHENVILLE TOURNAMENT

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Pictured from left to right: Paige Bevers; Hartlie Kennedy; Ashley Jay; Delaney Pilkington; Randi Rovnyak; Erin Logan; Tristen Chandler; Lauren Swanzy; Jayla Schultz

UPCOMING TISON EVENTS

Oct. 12 -- Student Holiday


Oct. 13 -- 8th GR Football VS. Stephenville (HOME) / 7th GR Football VS. Stephenville (AWAY)


Oct. 14 -- Tison Tennis @ NGC 4 PM - 7 PM


Oct. 15 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS. Brewer (HOME)

Tison's Annual Preview Concert

Monday, Oct. 19th, 7pm

Tison Main Gym

We are looking forward to performing for you Monday, October 19th for the annual Preview Concert. Please refer to the Tison Band Calendar of Events sent on previous emails. The performance is a test grade.


Performance starts at 7:00 PM

STUDENT ATTIRE: 2015 band t-shirt and jeans

Concert Location: Tison Main Gym


GENERAL INFORMATION:

6:20 -- 6th grade Beginner Band seated in Gym for rehearsal and sound adjustments.

6:30 -- 7th grade Cadet Band seated in Band Hall for rehearsal and sound adjustments.

6:50 -- Concert & Symphonic Band seated in Gym with instruments and music binder.

7:00 -- Performances start with 6th grade Beginner Band

7:15 -- Cadet Band performance

7:25 -- Concert & Symphonic Band Performance


**All groups must stay and listen/evaluate the other performers as part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 117.36 Section 5(A) in order to receive full credit for the performance.**

PLEASE REVIEW TISON DRESS CODE WITH YOUR STUDENT

Some Dress Code reminders:

-- Hair must be a natural color

-- No mohawks, spikes, or shaved designs in hair

-- Shorts or skirts must be finger-tip length, and no holes or frays in garments above the finger-tip mark

-- Straps on tops must be two inches wide

-- Body piercing is restricted to the ear, and no gauging of the ears is permitted

-- Leggings may only be worn if covered by a top layer that meets the finger-tip length requirement

STUDENT DROP OFF & PICK UP TIMES

Students are monitored at all times while on campus. Please help us keep students safe by not dropping off your student in the morning before 7:30 AM. In the afternoon, students are expected to be picked up within 30 minutes of dismissal if riding home in a car. Please know that our school policy is that an administrator will wait with your child until you arrive, and we would appreciate you being here in a timely manner.

TANNER KLOVEN OF THE AMAZING RACE VISITS TISON

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Tanner Kloven, who is currently on the show, The Amazing Race, came to Tison on Thursday, October 8th to visit with some of the 8th grade ELA classes about character, integrity, and being true to yourself.

WE NEED YOU...FOR THE TISON PTA!

We would love to have you join the Tison PTA! It costs $7 a person to join and membership is open to all parents, grandparents, other family members, and family friends. You can now join online by filling out the online form and either mailing in your membership dues or dropping it off at the school office.


Tison PTA Online Membership Form:

http://goo.gl/forms/sThJLr3R36

TISON STAFF SPOTLIGHT: 20 QUESTIONS IN 60 SECONDS

This week's spotlight: Jenny Duggin! This is a special week for her as she's celebrating a birthday on Tuesday, October 13th! She had 60 seconds to answer 20 questions. Check out the questions she was able to answer.

1. What three traits define you?

loyal, trustworthy, hardworking

2. What is your personal philosophy?

strive for excellence in all that you do

3. What's one thing you couldn't live without?

GOD

4. What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?

losing my only sister to Cancer

5. What is the one thing you cannot resist?

Crab Legs

6. What is your greatest fear?

CANCER

7. Where is your favorite place to be?

anywhere with my family

8. What is your favorite thing to do?

watch my kids play their sports and show horses

9. Where is the best place you've traveled to and why?

Alaskan Cruise - the beauty is truly majestic

10. What's the weirdest job you've ever had?

11. What does true leadership mean to you?

Show by example

12. Which one would you want most -- flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?

Flying cars

13. What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?

14. What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?

Nurse

15. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

16. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

not to stress about the little things, everything will work out just as it should

17. What are your three most overused words/phrases?

Sure; YES; I will make it work

18. How do you define success?

Family-Home

19. What is the best book you have ever read?

Heaven is For Real

20. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

That I am going to WIN the lottery and help all my family and friends!!!

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)