Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of September 26th

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!


Leah Greer

TMS Library Media Specialist


Monday, Sep 26 -- 7th Grade FB vs Everman @ Roo Stadium (5 PM)

Monday, Sep 26 -- GAMECHANGERS Mentor Meeting in Cafetorium @ 6 PM

Tuesday, Sep 27 -- 8th Grade FB vs Everman @ Everman MS (5 PM)

Wednesday, Sep 28 -- Tison Tennis vs Aledo @ Aledo HS (4:00 PM)

Wednesday, Sep 28 -- Cross Country vs Brewer @ Brewer Central Park

Thursday, Sep 29 -- Tison VB (7th/8th) vs. Hall @ Tison (5:00 PM)

Friday, Sep 30 -- WHS FB Varsity Game vs. Keller Central @ KISD Athletic Complex (7:00 PM)

Monday, Oct. 3 -- 7th Grade FB vs Hall @ Roo Stadium (5 PM)

Tuesday, Oct 4 -- 8th Grade FB vs Hall @ Roo Stadium (5 PM)

Tuesday, Oct 4 -- Concert & Symphonic Bands perform @ Tison/Hall 8th grade game

Wednesday, Oct 5 -- Cross Country vs Brock @ Brock High School

Wednesday, Oct 5 -- Tison Tennis vs Brewer @ NGC -- TENTATIVE DATE (4:00 PM)

Thursday, Oct 6 -- Tison VB (7th/8th) vs. Granbury Acton @ Acton MS (5:00 PM)


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Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!

Starting on Monday, September 26th, students at Tison are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaign. Students should take their change to their 4th period teacher.

In Tison's Pennies for Patients campaign, the 4th period class collecting the MOST change will receive an Olive Garden pasta party!

Our school is trying to reach a goal of $2,017 to donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We hope you'll help us get there!

Below is a link to Tison's LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) homepage where you can donate online to the school's campaign -- please feel free to invite friends and family who would also like to donate!


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Monday, October 3rd -- Friday, October 7th

7:35 AM -- 4:15(ish)

**Family members are WELCOME to come after school to shop the fair!**

**Will be open all day during Parent/Teacher Conference Day on Friday, Oct.7**


Start Your Book Fair Shopping Early!

Our in-school Book Fair begins on Monday, October 3rd, but you can begin shopping at our Online Book Fair starting Wednesday, September 28th. Visit the Book Fair Homepage at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/tisonmiddleschool1 and click on Shop Now. Online shopping is available until October 11th.

You can create wish lists and send eCards to invite friends and family to shop. Best of all, every purchase benefits our school and will help us achieve our Book Fair goal. All online orders ship FREE to the school after the Online Fair has ended.

Don’t forget to look for your teachers’ online Classroom Wish Lists and add a book or two to your order for their classroom libraries. Click on the School Wish Lists tab to see which teachers are participating.

Benefits of Online Shopping:

  • Expanded selection for ALL ages—preschoolers to adults
  • FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your child)
  • Search for books by category, grade, reading level, and price
  • Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop
  • Convenient shopping 24 hours a day, from September 28th – October 11th
  • ALL purchases benefit our school

So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping, and thanks for supporting our school!

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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


Alissa Golden, 8th Grader

Coach Gibbens, Tison Coach & 8th Grade U.S. History teacher, nominated Alissa to be a "Tison Roo in the Spotlight":

"Alissa has grown so much in the last year. She has sought to become a leader in the class and has become someone that is dependable and resilient."

In order to get to know Alissa a little better, she completed a simple survey and below are her answers:

What do you most look forward to when you wake up in the morning and why?


In a word, describe school.


Write one word that describes you as a person.


What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite movie?

The Visit

What is your favorite song?

What is your favorite book?

What is your favorite game?


What do you like to do in your free time and why?

hang out with friends

If you could have lunch with a famous person, who would it be? Why?

Kevin Gates

When you think about life after you graduate from school (high school or college) what career sounds goods to you and why?

i don't know

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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)