Tison Roo News 2017-18

Week of March 5th

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, March 5 -- Sunday, March 11

Monday, March 5 -- TELPAS Online Testing for Tison LEP students (Day 1)

Tuesday, March 6 -- TELPAS Online Testing for Tison LEP students (Day 2)

Tuesday, March 6 -- Tison Tennis VS Hall @ NGC (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, March 6 -- JR Roo Band Fan Club Meeting @ WHS Choir Rm (6-6:30 PM)

Thursday, March 8 -- TMS Cheer Parent/Candidate Mandatory Mtg in TMS Library (6:30)

Thursday, March 8 -- Tison Choir UIL Contest @ Aledo High School

Friday, March 9 -- TMS Cheer/Mascot Applications DUE to Ms. Ferrell (Rm. 311)

Friday, March 9 -- "Donuts with Dad" at Tison (8:00-8:30 AM)

Saturday, March 10 -- Start of SPRING BREAK

Monday, March 19 -- Sunday, March 25

Monday, March 19 -- First Day Back from SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, March 21 -- Tison Tennis VS Azle @ NGC (4:00 PM)

Thursday, March 22 -- 7th/8th Boys & Girls Track Meet @ Aledo Bearcat Stadium

Thursday, March 22 -- Pre-UIL Performance & Evaluation (Honors/Symph. Bands) @ WHS

Monday, March 26 -- April 1

Monday, March 26 -- Zone 1 Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Aledo

Monday, March 26 -- Tison Cheer Parent Meeting in TMS Library (6:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 27 -- Zone 1 Track Meet for 7th/8th Boys & Girls @ Aledo

Tuesday, March 27 -- Tison Tennis VS Aledo @ NGC (4:00 PM)

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The Junior Belles had a fantastic performance at competition last weekend (February 24)! They earned Platinum Sweepstakes (95 or above on all routines) as well as:

  • Officer Novelty Best in Category
  • Team Jazz Best in Category
  • Team Prop Best in Category

In addition, Junior Belle Officer Lillie Hilburn placed 2nd in leap technique (against high school students) as well as earning 3rd place for her solo performance.

Mrs. Buckner is EXTREMELY proud of all her Tison Junior Belles!

ATTENTION: Change in Tison Cell Phone Policy

Changes to Tison's cell phone policy will take effect Monday, March 19th (the Monday after spring break). Below is a link to a letter to Tison parents & guardians from Mr. Sams, the Tison Principal, detailing the policy changes and reasoning behind the change.
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Tison Cheer Program Home Page

Click on text above to visit the Tison Cheer Program Home Page

Tison Cheerleader/Mascot Tryout Info & Application

Click on text above to access the Tison Cheerleader/Mascot Application

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Interested in a Dual-Credit Scholarship? Click on the PDF link below for the application!

(Scholarship form due on April 19, 2018)

February 2018 -- Black History Month @ Tison

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

At Tison, we devoted the month of February to public service announcements and displays to commemorate Black History Month. And with the recent success of the Marvel movie Black Panther, many students may not know the history of the Black Panther Party and what it meant to the African American community in the 20th century.

Below is a video from History.com & narrated by Stokely Carmicheal explaining the history of the true Black Panthers. If interested, please watch with your children as an opening for discussion.

ATTENTION: All 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

Your student's 4-Year Plan should already have been signed and turned in during the 9th Grade Roo Expo a few weeks ago. Please contact either Gwen Ward (gward@weatherfordisd.com) or Kim Brown (kibrown@weatherfordisd.com) to schedule an appointment, if you have not signed off on your student's 4-Year Plan. These are to be completed before Spring Break, so the time to act is now. We love to partner with you in creating opportunities for your student's success and send our sincere appreciation for those parents who came to the Expo.


Gwen Ward & Kim Brown

ATTENTION: All 6th & 7th Grade Parents/Guardians

All course selection sheets are to be signed and turned into the office at this time, if they have not been returned. Thanks for for your cooperation. This allows us to insure that you can partner with your student on their educational choices. If you have any questions, please email Gwen Ward (gward@weatherfordisd.com) or Kim Brown (kibrown@weatherfordisd.com).


Gwen Ward & Kim Brown

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RSVP for "Donuts with Dad" at Tison on March 9th

RSVP by clicking on the text above. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Frances Withaeger at (817) 688-9342 or fwithaeger@gmail.com.

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Order a Tison Yearbook Online

Click on the text above to order a Tison yearbook online through the Balfour website.

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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)