TISON ROO NEWS 2019-20
Week of September 9th
Dear Tison Middle School Parents and Guardians,
It is a privilege and honor to join the Tison family as the principal of Tison Middle School. Our campus has been active these last few weeks with families enrolling students, students beginning extracurricular activities and faculty preparing their classrooms. I have greatly enjoyed my first few weeks building relationships with the students, families and staff I have had an opportunity to meet.
I am beginning my 19th year in education, 14 of which have been in educational leadership. Last year I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st year in Weatherford ISD serving as the associate principal at Weatherford Ninth Grade Center. Prior to that I spent 11 years as an administrator in Keller ISD, 2 years as an administrator in Crowley ISD and 4 years as a math teacher in Birdville ISD. My wife Ashley and I have one son, Raylon who is almost 3, and we are expecting our second child soon.
We are looking forward to a great year at Tison. 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 through Skyward's Message Center and posted on Skyward Family Access.
Tison Middle School
Monday, Sep 9 -- Sunday, Sep 15
Tuesday, Sep 10 -- 7th grade Football VS Joshua Loflin @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Sep 10 -- 8th grade Football VS Joshua Loflin @ Joshua Loflin (5-7 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 11 -- Tison Tennis Meet VS Aledo @ Aledo HS (4:00 PM)
Thursday, Sep 12 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Granbury MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Thursday, Sep 12 -- Campus Performance Parent Info Mtg in Tison Cafetorium (6-6:45 PM)
Friday, Sep 13 -- School Picture Day @ Tison
Friday, Sep 13 -- Mass Band Night @ Roo Stadium (HON/SYM/CONCERT BANDS)
Saturday, Sep 14 -- Weatherford A Team Tournament @ Hall MS (TBA)
Monday, Sep 16 -- Sunday, Sep 22
Tuesday, Sep 17 -- 7th grade Football VS Granbury MS @ Granbury (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Sep 17 -- 8th grade Football VS Granbury MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 18 -- Tison Cross Country @ Lipan (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 18 -- Tison Flu Clinic @ 7 AM (see below for more info)
Thursday, Sep 19 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Burleson Hughes MS @ Tison MS (5-7 PM)
Monday, Sep 23 -- Sunday, Sep 29
Tuesday, Sep 24 -- 7th grade Football VS Burleson Hughes MS @ Burleson Hughes (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Sep 24 -- 8th grade Football VS Burleson Hughes MS @ Tison (5-7 PM)
Tuesday, Sep 24 -- Tison Tennis Meet VS Baxter @ NGC (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, Sep 25 -- Tison Cross Country @ Brewer (4:00 PM)
Thursday, Sep 26 -- 7th/8th Volleyball VS Brewer MS @ Brewer MS (5-7 PM)
Thursday, September 12
Tison Middle School Cafeteria
WISD MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADING GUIDELINES
Mastery of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) reporting involves determining each
student’s proficiency on the skills students should learn in each subject area aligned to
Weatherford Independent School District curriculum.
Weight of Grades
A minimum of two major grades must be given each reporting period.
Number of Grades
Teachers will have a minimum of 10 grades for each six weeks grading period.
Per Board Policy EIA (Local), a student will be given a reasonable opportunity to redo an
assignment or retake a test for which the student received a failing grade. Teachers will ensure a student has the opportunity within 5 school days to redo an assignment or retake a test.
Weight of Exam for Semester Grade and Calculation of Semester Average/Yearly Average
All students enrolled in core content courses in the secondary schools will have a final exam
unless the student is exempt through the approved exemption policy. The grade on the final
exam will count 1/10th of the semester grade. Yearly averages will be determined by averaging the two semester grades, and a “70” or better shall indicate mastery of the TEKS for the course.
Per Board Policy EIA (Local), a student found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalties in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty includes cheating or copying the work of another student, plagiarism, and unauthorized communication between students during an examination. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or another supervising professional employee, taking into consideration written materials, observation, or information from students. Students will be given opportunity to be reassessed and the maximum grade to be given is 70.
Teachers shall evaluate work, effort, and/or previous work history on the assignment or project to determine if a grade of zero accurately reflects the student’s knowledge of the TEKS for the topic or subject.
Parent Notifications of Progress Reports
Per Board Policy EIA (Legal), a district, at least once every three weeks must give written notice to a parent if student’s performance in a foundation curriculum subject is below a 70. Parents must sign acknowledgment of the required notice and the district must retain a record verifying the parent’s acknowledgement.
Tison Middle School Late Work Policy
A student has the opportunity within 5 school days to turn in late work for a maximum grade of 70. After 5 days, if late work has not been turned in, teachers shall evaluate work, effort, and/or previous work history on the assignment or project to determine if a grade of zero accurately reflects the student’s knowledge of the TEKS for the topic or subject.
*For UIL eligibility, all late work must be turned in by the end of the grading period. If work is not turned in by the end of the grading period, a grade of zero will be recorded.
TISON PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!
On Tuesday, September 10th, the 7th grade football teams play at Tison against Loflin MS from Joshua. On Thursday, September 12th, both the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams will play against Granbury MS in the Tison Gym. We urgently need volunteers to help with the concession stand at these games.
Boys Athletic Games
If you would like to volunteer to work the concession stand for the boys athletic home games, please use this link to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/oroTNLT
Girls Athletic Games
If you would like to volunteer to work the concession stand for the girls athletic home games, please use this link to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/mFxVjRR
PDF Version of PTA Flyer
TISON FLU CLINIC -- SEPTEMBER 18TH
Flu Clinic Consent Forms in both ENGLISH & SPANISH can be found below.
WISD Friends and Family Flu Clinic
All WISD Flu Shot Clinics are hosted by Weatherford ISD and sponsored by the Parker County Hospital District.
Friends and Family Night
Open to ALL WISD Staff, Family, Students, AND Community
Ninth Grade Center Cafeteria (located at 1007 S. Main St).
Wednesday, September 18
Flu Shot consent forms will need to be filled out prior to receiving the flu vaccination. Consent forms in English and Spanish can be found below.
- The Parker County Hospital District will file for most commercial insurance.
- $20 for those without insurance
- Age 6 months to 18 yrs. old with insurance – insurance will be filed by Parker County Hospital District
- Age 6 months to 18 yrs. without insurance or underinsured – no cost
- TRS Aetna tiers ActiveCare 1-HD and ActiveCare 2 (or also listed as Aetna Choice POS ll) -- these tiers will cover PCHD administering the Flu vaccine at no cost to the employee.
- Anyone with Aetna Select (Open Access) Network or Aetna Whole Health (Baylor Scott & White) -- these plans will NOT cover PCHD administering the flu vaccine.
CAMPUS FLU CLINIC DATES
**Campus Flu Shot Clinics are for WISD Students and Staff Only**
Clinics will last until the final student has been seen. If a parent wishes to be present at the time of the vaccination of their child, they need to be present at the beginning of the clinic.
Kanga Care Clinic
Kanga Care is a partnership between Weatherford ISD and Parker County Hospital District Outreach Program, to provide medical care onsite at each campus. Through the use of telemedicine and the Medpod Medical Cart, the healthcare needs of staff and students can be met in a convenient setting with each campus nurse. Kanga Care's purpose is to increase the educational success of students and staff by assuring access to healthcare. Early treatment can decrease the need for expensive medical care and unnecessary Emergency Room visits.
How to enroll in Kanga Care?
Fill out the Kanga Care Consent and either email it back to: firstname.lastname@example.org or turn it in at any WISD school campus in the Kanga Care lock box.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Kathleen Durham with PCHD at 817-599-1230.
Who are the Staff?
STEVEN WELCH, DO
Kanga Care Physician
SHEALEE MITCHELL, RN BSN
District Health Services Nurse Coordinator
WEATHERFORD ISD CAMPUS NURSES