Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of September 19th

Welcome to the (mostly) 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!


Respectfully,

Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist

UPCOMING TISON EVENTS

Monday, Sep 19 -- 7th Grade FB @ Roo Stadium (5 PM)


Monday, Sep 19 -- Tison Tennis vs. Azle @ Azle (4 PM)


Tuesday, Sep 20 -- 8th Grade FB @ Granbury (5 PM)


Thursday, Sep 22 -- Tison VB vs. Everman @ Tison (5 PM)


Thursday, Sep 22 -- Tison General PTA Meeting in Rm 120 (Choir Room) @ 5:30 PM


Friday, Sep 23 -- Tison Flu Clinic (see below for more information)


Friday, Sep 23 -- WHS FB Varsity Game (Homecoming) @ 7:30 PM

MESSAGE FROM THE TISON PRINCIPAL

Dear Tison Families,


It’s hard to believe we have completed four weeks of school! Don’t forget that progress report grades are posted in your parent portal. Please continue to monitor your student’s grades so that we can work together to ensure his or her success!


We are looking for volunteers! We have started our PTA drive, and we would love it if you would join. The cost is $7.00. While you certainly can join and not volunteer, we are looking for parents and family members who would like to make copies and help teachers, serve on the PTA board, and help in our concession stands. Our first general PTA meeting will be next Thursday, September 22nd in the Choir Room at 5:30 PM. We hope that you will join us to see how you can get more involved at Tison!


If you have not yet joined the Remind 101 group to receive updated announcements via text message, please see the information below on how to join.


You can join the Tison Principal Remind 101 group by using the following link:

https://www.remind.com/join/tisonp


Or use your cell phone to join by text. Just text @tisonp to 81010


Go Roos!

Carrie Harrison

Principal

charrison@weatherfordisd.com

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MESSAGE FROM PRINCE & PATTERSON (8TH GRADE ELA TEACHERS)

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TISON 2016-2017 READING CHALLENGE

All Tison students are encouraged to participate in the 2016-2017 Reading Challenge hosted by the Tison Library! The challenge officially began on September 1, 2016 and will officially end on May 1, 2017. The challenge is completely online this year (no form for students to keep up with) -- see the link below for more details.

TISON BOOK FAIR COMING OCT 3-7

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TISON FLU CLINIC ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

Message from Jenny Kloven, RN -- Tison School Nurse:


We will be having a flu clinic on Sept . 23 from 1-3 PM. You may pick up a consent form in the Tison office as well as attached below. No flu mist will be given this year.

TISON TENNIS TEAM RESULTS

On Monday night (9/12), the Tison Tennis Team officially defeated Hall 19-0. That's right, folks...a clean sweep!! Tison came out ready and determined to give Hall a run for their money. All athletes that participated had a great time, and Coach Light is very proud of all of you!

OPTIMIST CLUB BOY/GIRL OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER

MESSAGE FROM THE TISON COUNSELOR:

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.


The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.


(Info provided by http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/)

The following videos are meant as conversation starters among students and adults. The second video is a famous quote from Baltasar Gracian, a Spanish Jesuit, who is credited with writing the first "self-help" book -- The Book of Worldly Wisdom: Pocket Oracle. The video quote highlights the Tison character study trait for this week: respect. Respect is the primary trait from which other character traits are derived.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 / Ashford University
Quote of the Day - Baltasar Gracian
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@tisonprincipal (Principal, Carrie Harrison)

@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)