Tison Roo News 2018-19

Week of September 17th

Welcome Back! We are incredibly excited to begin our 21st school year here at Tison! Our motto for this school year is #TWAHCD -- "Your Thoughts become your Words, your words become your Actions, your actions become your Habits, your habits become your Character, and your character becomes your Destiny.

Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success of your young Roo during his/her middle school years.

Please remember to check Skyward often to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, and assessments. This school e-newsletter will help you stay informed on school activities, as well as other events and happenings. It is usually emailed and posted on Skyward on a weekly basis except for major holiday breaks and for times when no new information needs to be shared.

Again, we welcome you to Tison Middle School and to our wonderful learning community. Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!


Eric Sams

Tison Middle School Principal

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Monday, Sep 17 -- Sunday, Sep 23

Tuesday, Sep 18 -- 7th grade Football VS Cleburne Smith @ Cleburne Smith MS (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, Sep 18 -- 8th grade Football VS Cleburne Smith @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Wednesday, Sep 19 -- Tison Cross Country @ Aledo Meet @ McAnally Intermediate School

Thursday, Sep 20 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Burleson Kerr @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Friday, Sep 21 -- Tison Pep Rally (3 PM) in Tison Gym

Friday, Sep 21 -- TMS Howdy Dance from 6-8 PM @ Tison Gym

Monday, Sep 24 -- Sunday, Sep 30

Tuesday, Sep 25 -- 7th grade Football VS Cleburne Wheat @ Cleburne Wheat MS (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, Sep 25 -- 8th grade Football VS Cleburne Wheat @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Wednesday, Sep 26 -- Tison Tennis VS Aledo @ Aledo HS (4:00 PM)

Wednesday, Sep 26 -- Tison Cross Country @ Brewer CC Meet @ Brewer Central Park

Thursday, Sep 27 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Aledo MS @ Aledo (5-7 PM)

Thursday, Sep 27 -- Tison Library Fall 2018 Book Fair Begins

Friday, Sep 28 -- Tison Mass Band Night @ Roo Stadium for HS Home Football Game

Monday, Oct 1 -- Sunday, Oct 7th

Tuesday, Oct 2 -- 7th grade Football VS Brewer @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)

Tuesday, Oct 2 -- 8th grade Football VS Brewer @ Brewer MS (5-7 PM)

Wednesday, Oct 3 -- Tison Tennis VS Brewer @ NGC (4:00 PM)

Wednesday, Oct 3 -- Tison Cross Country @ Brock CC Meet @ Brock High School

Thursday, Oct 4 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Cleburne Wheat @ Tison (5-7 PM)

Friday, Oct 5 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY (staff work day)

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  1. COST: For those 18 and younger, PCHD will be insurance. For those without insurance or under-insured there will be no cost. For adults, PCHD can bill most commercial insurance or the cost is $20.
  2. If you would like to have your student receive the flu vaccine, a consent form will need to be filled out and returned to school. You can download the consent form at www.pchdtx.org (Outreach Department) or print the form by clicking below.
  3. Parents -- if you wish to accompany your child, we ask that you get to the school at the start of the clinic (7:15 AM) and bring your child's consent for with you.

Click on red bar above to see view the FLU CLINIC CONSENT FORM in PDF form

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Interested in helping out with the Tison PTA?

Dues are $10 and enrollment envelopes can be found in the front office.


We are still needing volunteers for the concession stand during both girls and boys athletic games.

Boys Athletic Games

As of today (Sep 18), 56% of the available volunteer spots for boys athletic games are still open and need volunteers. Please use the link below to sign up for an empty spot!

Girls Athletic Games

As of today (Sep 18), 63% of the available volunteer spots for girls athletic games are still open and need volunteers. Please use the link below to sign up for an empty spot!

If you have any questions, please email the Tison PTA at tisonvolunteers@gmail.com.

Sign-Up Link for Boys Athletic Concession Stand

Click on red bar above to see the online sign-up for boys athletic games

Sign-Up Link for Girls Athletic Concession Stand

Click on red bar above to see the online sign-up for girls athletic games

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More Dance Information Below

The concession stand will be open!

Pizza, drinks and snacks will be sold by the Tison Cheerleaders.

Tickets will be sold starting Wednesday, September 19th through

Friday, September 21st for $3 at each lunch or in the front office.

Tickets will be sold at the dance for $5.

Dance is open to Tison students only.

There will be an open gym, music, dancing, hanging out with friends, and food to enjoy!

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Tison Book Fair Website

Click on red bar above to visit the Tison Book Fair website -- online shopping starts September 22nd!

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Depression and other mental health issues can interfere with students' ability to learn and can affect their academic performance.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Know the Warning Signs

Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

There are staff on campus for students to talk to...please refer them to:

  • counselors -- Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Kelly
  • assistant principals -- Mrs. O'Neal and Mrs. Pooler
  • principal -- Mr. Sams
  • nurse -- Mrs. Kloven
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@tisonprincipal (Principal, Eric Sams)

@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)

@tisonlibrary (Library Media Specialist, Leah Greer)

@MrsFentonTMS (Math Inclusion Teacher & Tison Yearbook co-Sponsor, Leslie Fenton)

@1LBaird (CTE Teacher & Tison Yearbook co-Sponsor, Laura Baird)

@GwenWard19 (Reading Intervention teacher, Gwen Ward)

@McAda6thScience (6th grade Science, Trisha McAda)

@mrtexashistory (7th grade Texas History - Corey Whitehead)

@MharrisScience (7th grade Science, Melissa Harris)

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

@DaynaTa70887856 (8th grade ELA, Dayna Taylor)

@wmohr8 (8th grade Math/Algebra, Wendy Mohr)

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

@stpatterson11 (7th grade ELA, Stephanie Patterson)

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

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INITIATIVE..seeing what needs to be done and doing it