Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of January 22nd

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.


Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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Monday, January 22 -- Sunday, January 28

Monday, January 22 -- ROO EXPO @ WHS (for all current 8th graders) from 5:30-7:30 PM

Thursday, January 25 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Granbury MS @ Granbury (5-7 PM)

Thursday, January 25 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Granbury MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Friday, January 26 -- TISON WINTER DANCE @ 6 PM in the Tison Gym

Friday, January 26 -- 7th/8th GIRLS "A" Tournament @ Acton MS in Granbury

Saturday, January 27 -- 7th/8th GIRLS "A" Tournament @ Acton MS in Granbury

Monday, January 29 -- Sunday, February 4

Monday, January 29 -- 4 YR Plans completed by 8th grade in Health/TSDATAE classes

Tuesday, January 30 -- 4 YR Plans completed by 8th grade in Health/TSDATAE classes

Thursday, February 1 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Burleson Hughes @ Hughes (5-7 PM)

Thursday, February 1 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Burleson Hughes @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Friday, February 2 -- Ensemble Festival (all percussion band students) @ Hall MS

Monday, February 5 -- Sunday, February 11th

Monday, February 5 -- 7th/8th GIRLS Basketball VS Everman MS @ Everman (5-7 PM)

Monday, February 5 -- 7th/8th BOYS Basketball VS Everman MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, February 6 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting in WHS Choir Room (6-6:30 PM)

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Annual Weatherford/Parker County NAACP/MLK Jr. Essay, Artistic Expression and Coloring Contest Winners

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This past Monday, January 15th, several Tison students were recognized in the NGC auditorium for their entries in the Weatherford/Parker County NAACP/MLK JR. Essay, Artistic Expression, and Coloring Contest.

In the art competition, Tison swept all wins! The top picture is of the Artistic Expression winners:

  • Elizabeth Penn won 1st Place (left)
  • Dakota Thomas won 2nd Place (middle)
  • Marcel Palma Diaz won 3rd Place (right)

In the essay competition, Tison placed in two of the top three! The bottom picture is of the Essay winners:

  • Leslie Estrada Trezio won 1st place (right)
  • Bella Precure won 3rd place (left)

Coach Light and Mr. Golightly are so proud of all of you!

2018 Tison Geography Bee Results

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the top two spots in the 2018 Tison Geography Bee! The winner is the young man on the left, 6th grader Aaron Clark, and the runner up is 7th grader Rileigh Loftin​. This is Mr. Clark's THIRD straight Geography Bee win! He will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. Clark will also compete in the Weatherford ISD Geography Bee to be in May. This particular bee will see the winners from each campus compete against one another to see who will be the champion for Weatherford ISD.
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Left: Aaron Clark, Right: Rileigh Loftin
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Graduation Plan -- Class of 2022

If the video above does not play, you can also access the video here:
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More To Know about the Tison Winter Dance:

  1. Please be sure to pick up your student by 8 PM.
  2. Students are welcome to wear Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, leis -- but everything must stay school appropriate and not break dress code.
  3. Please wear shoes with soft soles to protect the gym floor.
  4. Games and competitions will be played for prizes.
  5. Concession stand will sell food and drinks.

**Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 22nd during all four lunches through Friday, January 26th for $5.00. Tickets can be bought at the dance for $8.00. Please provide exact amount if possible -- it can be difficult for us to make change.**


Online Ordering for Tison Yearbooks

To order online, click the above button to visit the Balfour home page, and search for Tison Middle School.

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Concession Stand Volunteer Sign-Up for Home 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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Student Interns from the WHS Culinary Arts Program

Each six weeks, the WHS Culinary Arts Program sends advanced-level students to various cafeterias around the district to gain knowledge of working in this particular kind of culinary environment.

Most often students will intern in cafeterias of school they attended previously. The interns pictured below are former Tison students.

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3RD SIX WEEKS (left to right): Nick Logan, Mason Hilton, and Hunter Mitchell
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4TH SIX WEEKS (left to right): Alexia Mares, Morgan Braun, Lauren Roper
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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 (7th/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 (7th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

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