Tison Roo News 2016-17

Week of October 3rd

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

Monday, Oct 3 -- Tison Pep Rally @ Tison Gym (3 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 MS @ Brock High School

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

Wednesday, Oct 5 -- COLLEGE SHIRT DAY!

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

Friday, Oct 7 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY (Parent/Teacher Conference Day)

Monday, Oct 10 -- STUDENT HOLIDAY

Tuesday, Oct 11 -- 8th Grade FB vs Granbury Acton @ Tison MS (5:00 PM)

Tuesday, Oct 11 -- 7th Grade FB vs. Granbury Acton @ Acton MS (5:00 PM)

Wednesday, Oct 12 -- Tison Tennis vs Brock MS @ Brock HS (4:00 PM)

Thursday, Oct 13 -- Tison VB (7th/8th) vs Aledo MS @ Tison MS (5:00 PM)


Dear Tison Families,

Well we have completed our first six weeks of school! Please make sure you are staying informed of your student’s grades on the Parent Portal. If you still don’t have access to this feature, please contact Beth Riney, our Attendance Clerk, at 817-598-2960.

We are still looking for volunteers! We have started our PTA drive, and we would love it if you would join. The cost is $7.00. While you certainly can join and not volunteer, we are looking for parents and family members who would like to make copies and help teachers, serve on the PTA board, and help in our concession stands. We will be sending home membership envelopes next week!

Next Friday, October 7th, is a student holiday so that teachers may schedule conferences with parents. You may have already heard from teachers regarding scheduling a meeting on this day. If you have not, and you would like to request a conference, please do not hesitate to contact our teachers.

We have been working with our students to remind them that in order for them to be successful in their studies, it is imperative that they stay organized, keep up with deadlines, communicate with their teachers, and get their work done in a quality manner on time. Please help us support these characteristics at home. We appreciate your partnership.

If you have not yet joined the Remind 101 group to receive updated announcements via text message, please see the information below on how to join.

You can join the Tison Principal Remind 101 group by using the following link:


Or use your cell phone to join by text. Just text @tisonp to 81010

Go Roos!

Carrie Harrison



NJHS Candidates:

Congratulations on the initial acceptance of your application. You have already established yourself as an outstanding student. As you are aware, NJHS serves to honor those students who have not just demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, but also in the areas of service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

We are now moving forward with an examination of candidates' in those four areas through faculty evaluations and a review of your applications. We anticipate this portion of the process to be completed within the next few weeks. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Chapman (tchapman@weatherfordisd.com) or Ms. Scott (sscott@weatherfordisd.com).

Thank you for your interest in the National Junior High Society, the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. Good luck!


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Contact Tison Counselor, Gwen Ward, for any questions -- gward@weatherfordisd.com.


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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!


Health Reminder

Proper hygiene is important to remain healthy. Always remember to:

  1. Carefully wash hands before and after changing diapers, using the toilet, eating, preparing food, and handling animals.
  2. Ensure that small children are washing hands after using the toilet.
  3. Regularly disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, and other high-touch items.

Children and staff with vomiting, fever, or diarrhea should not attend school, childcare, or public activities until 24 hours after symptoms resolve without medication.

Let’s wash those hands and stay well!

Recordatorios de salud

La higiene es importante para mantenerse saludable. Siempre recuerde:

  1. La medida preventiva más importante es lavarse cuidadosamente las manos después de ir al baño, cambiar pañales, después de tener contacto con animales y antes de preparar y servir alimentos. Asegúrese de supervisar a los niños pequeños al lavarse las manos después de ir al baño.
  2. Asegurar que los niños pequeños están lavando las manos después de ir al baño.
  3. Desinfectar regularmente las superficies como perillas de puertas, superficies, y otros artículos de alto contacto.

Niños o empleados con diarrea, vómito y/o con fiebre no deberían asistir a la escuela o guardería hasta que los síntomas hayan desaparecido sin tomar medicamento para diarrea o fiebre por 24 horas.

Vamos a lavarnos las manos para mantenerse saludable!


Ryan Mills, 8th Grader

Mrs. Greer, Tison Library Media Specialist, nominated Ryan to be a "Tison Roo in the Spotlight":

"Ryan is a quiet student who probably flies under the radar in most of his classes, but he is also very kind and considerate! He is a voracious reader so I see him in the library a lot; however, he also comes to the library daily to help me shelve books or just to help out in any way he can."

In order to get to know Ryan a little better, he completed a simple survey and below are his answers:

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

The end of the day where I get to help out in the library.

In a word, describe school.


Write one word that describes you as a person.


What is your favorite TV show?

Gravity Falls

What is your favorite movie?

The Princess Bride

What is your favorite song?

Intergalactic Planetary by The Beastie Boys

What is your favorite book?

The Princess Bride

What is your favorite game?

Pokemon White 2

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

If we're talking at home then...working on homework

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

Nobody. Because I'm not really a "People Person" so the lunch would just be extremely awkward.

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

Being a librarian/librarian helper

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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)