Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of April 23rd

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, May 7 -- Beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 8 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting in WHS Choir Room (6-6:30 PM)

Wednesday, May 9 — Algebra 1 EOC (End Of Course) Test

Thursday, May 10 -- NJHS Awards Ceremony in Tison Cafeteria/Gym @ 5:45 PM

Friday, May 11 -- End of Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 11 -- MUFFINS WITH MOMS (8-8:30) -- more details later

Monday, May 14 -- STAAR Mathematics Test (6th/7th grade & 8th grade RETEST)

Tuesday, May 15 -- STAAR Reading Test (6th/7th grade & 8th grade RETEST)

Wednesday, May 16 -- STAAR Science Test (8th grade)

Thursday, May 17 -- STAAR Social Studies Test (8th grade)

Thursday, May 17 -- Tison Band Spring Concert at the WHS auditorium (6:30 PM)

Friday, May 18 -- Yearbook Signing Party during 8th period -- more details later

Tuesday, May 22 -- Tison Awards Day -- more details later

Tuesday, May 22 -- Start of Tison Library BOGO (buy one, get one free) Book Fair

Thursday, May 24 -- Tison 8th Grade FUN DAY -- more details later

Friday, May 25 -- End of Tison Library BOGO Book Fair

Monday, May 28 -- STUDENT/STAFF HOLIDAY for Memorial Day


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WISD Summer 2018 Volleyball Camp

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To download a PDF version of the above form, click on link below:
To register & pay online for the WISD Summer 2018 Volleyball Camp, click on the buttons below:
Click to Pay Online



Any 8th grader taking a high school credit course has the opportunity to exempt from the spring final as long as he or she meets the exemption criteria. Below is the link to the 2018 Tison Middle School Exemption Policy:



We are planning an 8th grade FUN DAY for May 24, 2018. All 8th grade students are eligible to go as of April 5th. Any 8th grade students who violate the Student Code of Conduct and receive any time in ISS, OSS, or a Bridge placement as a consequence of their behavior from April 5th and this point forward will not be allowed to attend.

When: May 24

Where: Film Alley

Who: Tison 8th Graders

Details: Coming Soon

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9:00 AM Friday, April 20th at the WHS Library

After two rounds with a total of 50 questions, our students represented Tison strong at the 3rd Annual WISD Battle of the Books! One Tison team finished in 2nd place overall -- the 8th grade Beach Babes team!

Each team had to come up with a team name and poster, but many of our Tison teams chose to go further and coordinate outfits or costumes. At the end of of the tournament, each participant voted on the team with the MOST team spirit and the top 2 teams were all from Tison! Way to go Beach Babes & Character Crew!

All of the students who participated truly worked hard all year to read all ten books chosen for this year's tournament and many teams chose to give up time during lunch and after school to quiz each other over the books. I saw a LOT of dedication in the last few weeks!

I can't thank enough the two Tison ELA teachers who coached these 7 teams and kept the teams going throughout the school year. Mrs. Lisa Durant & Mrs. Erin Light -- you guys are awesome!

Leah Greer

Tison Middle School Library Media Specialist

Each team member was responsible for reading the following books: Acceleration by Graham McNamee, The Compound by S.A. Bodeen, The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld, The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, and The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Battle of the Books Team Pictures


SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

The audiobooks listed below are free to download to most devices -- you'll just need to have the Overdrive app (also free) installed first. These audiobooks are not just for teenagers -- adults are also welcome to download them for free! However, the program suggests these titles for teenagers 13 and up. If you have any questions, just email Leah Greer at lgreer@weatherfordisd.com.
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"Friends in Crisis" Awareness Presentation

(This presentation was originally scheduled for January of this semester. However, the flu season required us to move the presentation to a later date.)

Starting the week of April 30th, we will visit 6th and 7th graders during their advisory classes to introduce and discuss our Friends in Crisis Awareness presentation concerning suicide awareness. The 8th grade students will be visited during their Health/Keyboarding class. We would like you, as parents, to be fully informed of the information that will be presented so we have included a link to the Google slide presentation below. In addition, we will be providing students with an Intervention Card -- a link to this can also be found below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call us!


Kim Brown

Email: kibrown@weatherfordisd.com

Phone: 817-598-2960, ext. 4104

Gwen Ward

Email: gward@weatherfordisd.com

Phone: 817-598-2960, ext. 4102


Below is a link to the informational video for WISD Arena Scheduling. This is for 8th graders only. Arena Scheduling will start at 6:00 AM on May 17th, and end at midnight on May 21st.
Informational Video for Arena Scheduling

Click on the phrase above to watch the informational video.

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The yearbook accessories shown below will be the sold by the Tison Yearbook Staff during the Tison Signing Party on Friday, May 18th.

  • Sharpie Ultra Thin Signing Pens (choice of colors while supplies last) -- $1.00 each
  • Autograph Section -- $1.00
  • Yearzine -- $2.50
  • Yearbook Stickies -- $5.00
  • Bling Accessory Pack -- $5.00
  • Clear Protective Cover -- $1.50

The Tison Library will also be selling bags of Deanan Gourmet Popcorn (flavors: white cheddar; salsa cheddar; butter; vanilla; carmel; kettle) -- 1 bag for $2.00 or 2 bags for $3.00.

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The Tison Tennis Team ended their winning season with a resounding V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. Yes, Victory. T3 crushed the Brock Eagles on Monday winning 15 to 4 and sending them home with their feathers flying. Brock just didn’t know what to do with the powerhouse players of Austin Markwardt, Shelbi Ruthesell, Marissa Bosco, Olivia Williams, Trevor Craft, and Hailey Toten. Your coach is so proud of your winning season!

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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)