Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of November 13th

Welcome to the Tison Middle School newsletter -- as a Tison parent, we want to ensure your involvement in your student's middle school life, and one way to do that is to keep you informed on what's going on at Tison.

This newsletter typically gets emailed to you on a weekly basis, and usually on a Friday afternoon. If you know a Tison parent who should be getting this newsletter and is not, please have him or her email Leah Greer at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com. Also, if you have any questions or concerns over any information from the newsletter, please email Mrs. Greer.

We are off to a great start for the school year, and we hope your student comes to love Tison as much as we do!


Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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Monday, Nov 13 -- Sunday, Nov 19

Tuesday, Nov 14 -- Tison NJHS Induction Ceremony in Tison Cafetorium (6 PM)

Thursday, Nov 16 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Joshua Nichols @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Thursday, Nov 16 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Joshua Nichols @ Nichols MS (5-7 PM)



Thursday, Nov 30 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Henderson @ Stephenville JH (5-7 PM)

Thursday, Nov 30 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Henderson @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Friday, Dec 1 -- TMEA MS All-Region Band Clinic Rehearsals @ Weatherford HS (1-7 PM)

Saturday, Dec 2 -- TMEA MS All-Region Band Clinic Rehearsals @ Weatherford HS (1-7 PM)


Tuesday, Dec 5 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting @ WHS (6-6:30 PM)

Thursday, Dec 7
-- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Cleburne Smith MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Thursday, Dec 7 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Cleburne Smith MS @ Cleburne (5-7 PM)

Friday, Dec 8 -- Christmas Madrigal in the Tison Cafetorium (6:30-8 PM)

Saturday, Dec 9 -- Christmas Madrigal in the Tison Cafetorium (6:30-8 PM)

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hamming it up for HOPE


November 13th thru 30th

We will be Hamming it up for the Center of Hope!

Tison Middle School is raising money in order to provide holiday hams for the Center of Hope as part of their Holiday Food Drive .

Please consider making a donation to help provide a holiday meal to a family in our community. Students will be collecting money in their second period classes. Stay tuned for more information as we look to make the holiday season brighter for our neighbors in Parker County.



On Friday, December 1, we will be Stuffing the Bus with new unwrapped toys donated by students, faculty and staff of Tison Middle School and participating WISD campuses.

This is an amazing event that helps Santa's Helpers provide a Merry Christmas to approximately 700 Parker County Angels not adopted from the trees each year.

Please bring a new unwrapped toy to the collection area outside of the main office during the week of November 27. All donations should be made by 8:30 AM on Friday, December 1 so we can help stuff the bus!

Last call for Tison Cheer Shirt

We are selling the long sleeve t-shirts below through November 23rd for $25.00 each. Pre-sale order forms are available below. You may print the order form and send it with your payment to the attention of KYM FERRELL at Tison Middle school. Checks should be made out to TISON CHEER. Please make sure to fill out the appropriate form for your color preference.

Feel free to contact me via the information provided below with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your anticipated support of the TMS Cheer Program!

Profe. Ferrell

Tison Middle School

Spanish I/AP Spanish IV & Cheer Coach

817.598.2960 ext. 4200


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"Sandwiches, Soups & Salad" Staff Luncheon - Friday, November 17th

The 8th grade class is hosting a staff luncheon for the staff of Tison Middle School. Parents of 8th graders...we need your help! Please consider signing up to bring something for the luncheon on Friday.

Using the sign-up link below, please select one or more items to bring Friday morning for the luncheon. You can deliver the items yourself to the school office or send them with your student to deliver to the office that morning. We need the items no later than 10 AM that Friday.


*Please include your name, your student's name, and a way to contact you -- either an email address or cell phone number.

**If you bring food in a container you would like to have back, please make sure your name is on it and be sure to pick it up from Tison by 4 PM on that Friday. The Tison Lounge does not have a food disposal so dishes will not be cleaned.**


If you have any questions, please contact Frances Withaeger, the Tison PTA Vice President of Hospitality (fwitheager@gmail.com).

2017-2018 Tison PTA Executive Board

Volunteer Need for Tison PTA Executive Positions

The Tison PTA is searching for parents who might be interested in serving in a leadership capacity for the Tison PTA Executive Board! The positions of Vice President of Budget & Treasurer or currently open. If you are interested, contact any of the current board members above. Thanks!

Concession Stand Volunteer Sign-Up for final football/volleyball games & upcoming basketball games

Currently searching for parent volunteers to work the concession stands for Tison HOME basketball games. Please use the sign-up links below to volunteer. Thank you!

If you need to cancel your time slot, please do so as soon as possible so that others are aware. Also, students under 15 cannot handle money and if students work they have to be accompanied by an adult/parent.

Here are the links to sign up:

BOYS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/rzFjUgu

GIRLS ATHLETIC GAMES: http://signup.com/go/TLfBCzy

Thank you for your help!

Frances Withaeger


Tison PTA VP of Hospitality/Concessions for Boys Athletics

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Native American Heritage Month

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

In addition, our Six Weeks Emphasis continues to be RESPONSIBILITY.

The following videos are provided to help educate and celebrate different aspects of our Native American Culture.

Native American Customs


Native American Literature


Native American Music


Native American Personalities to Research



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Mr. Golightly's Art Classes

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Clockwise from top left: Daniel Gilliam (8th grader); Natalie Gordon (8th grader); Conner Halverson (8th grader); Jack Kennedy (8th grader)
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Ms. Marcell's Art Classes

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Clockwise from top left: Tessa Ditto (7th grader); Sophie Hoogerbeets (7th grader); Corbyn Stone (7th grader); Amelia Figueroa (7th grader); Olohita Ejere (7th grader)
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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 (Math Inclusion Teacher & Tison Yearbook Sponsor, Leslie Fenton)

@Profe_Ferrell (Spanish & Tison Cheerleader Sponsor, Kym Ferrell)

@GwenWard19 (Counselor, Gwen Ward)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

@1LBaird (Data Entry Teacher, Laura Baird)

@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)

@mrtexashistory (8th grade Blended Learning & Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)

@AndreaHayward3 (8th grade Math, Andrea Hayward)

@ErinLight3 (8th grade ELA & Tennis coach, Erin Light)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra & Tison Athletic Coach, Wendy Mohr)

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

@stpatterson11 (8th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

@ToniScience (8th grade Science & NJHS sponsor, Toni Chapman)