Tomball Intermediate School

Skip to main content
District Home

Home/ Updates Page

Students arriving between 7:35 AM and 9:05 AM are tardy! Please remember attendance is taken at 9:05. A student must be on campus at 9:05, in class, to be counted present for the day. If you have questions in reference to attendance, please contact Karen Burns, our registrar at 281-357-3150 ext 4207.



Below you will find the Tomball ISD Calendar for this school year.


Important Dates:

--2/11 and 2/12 Mock STAAR 

students will go to normal scheduling from 7:25-11:03.  At 11:03, students will return to Home Room and complete testing for the remainder of the day.  Please make sure students bring a library book to use after testing.

-3rd Nine Weeks--Progress Reports sent Home 1/30

-3rd Nine Weeks--Progress Reports sent Home 2/27

-End of 3rd Nine Weeks Friday 3/8

-3rd Nine WeeksReport Cards sent home, 3/27


Unit 6 Test over Space:  Tentative Date February 21 (periods 4,6,8) and February 22 (periods 3,5,7)


-Understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

-Identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces

-Describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, meteors, asteroids, and comets.

-Describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.




Ellipse, Orbit, Solar System, Astronomical Unit, Planet, Dwarf planet, Axis, Rotation, Revolution, Law of Universal Gravitation, Inertia, Nuclear Fusion, Corona, Solar Wind, Sunspot, Solar Flare, Terrestrial planet, Inner planets, Outer planets, Moon, Atmosphere, Gas Giant, Asteroid Belt, Comet, Asteroid, Meteor, Rocket, Thrust, Velocity,Orbital Velocity, Space Shuttle, Space Station, Space Probe, Space Race, Satellite, Rover, Vacuum, Microgravity


**Information for Unit 6 starts on page 38 of student's INB's.



TIS collects box tops!!!!!!!             


****Please collect and turn in your box tops to Mrs. Carroll****** 


Recent Posts

Quiz Daily

Starting 2/13, students will be quizzed at the beginning of each class period over Unit 6.  Students should study information in their INB and the passport book over space to help them be successful.  Thank you for having students study to help them better prepare for their Unit 6 exam on February 26th (periods 4,6,8) and February 27th (periods 3,5,7).  

Week of 2/4

Students should have completed his/her GSA Passport Booklet for pages 1,2, and 3 and Page 42 in his/her INB by the end of class today.  We have worked on this information for over a week.  Students have access to the information in Google Classroom and have been asked to complete for homework if they did not finish in class.  During this next week, I will begin quizzing students over information during each class period.  Students should be studying information within his/her INB/Passport book for Unit 6 Space.
Students should make sure that his/her INB's are up-to-date, accurate, and follow the expectations using the rubric provided at the beginning of his/her INB.  I will be grading INB's before the end of this 3rd Nine Weeks.  Students are developing a nonchalant nature lately and failing to follow through on expectations within his/her INB's.  Please remember that this is a Major Grade.
Finally, students are not coming with supplies needed to complete work.  I have given out 120 pencils in the last week and a half.  Students will take pencils and not return them at the end of the period and are destroying supplies after "borrowing" them.  Students need to be coming to class with his/her INB, a glue stick, and writing supplies.
Thank you for your help in these matters.

Dear Parents,

Science and Social Studies homerooms will be putting together a basket of pet items (dog and/or cat) to be raffled off on Family Academic Night. We are asking our homeroom students to consider donating a pet item for the basket. If a child would rather make a monetary donation, that money will be used to make purchases for the basket. Tickets will be given to students for their donations when they turn their items into their home room teacher. We are asking that donations turned in before Feb. 11th so the basket can be prepared before Family Academic Night. The tickets that are collected by students and parents (for activities such as book fair purchases and participating in Family Academic Night activities) will be deposited in the drawing for the basket of their choice. There is no money made directly from the baskets. The drawings for baskets are just another fun way to enjoy family Academic Night.

Thanks for your help!

Sixth Grade Science and Social Studies Teachers

HEADPHONES Thursday/Friday

Students need to bring headphones to science on Thursday (periods 4,6,8) and Friday (periods 3,5,7).

2nd Nine Week Report Cards

Report cards will be handed out tomorrow, Wednesday (1/16) by Homeroom teachers and sent home with the students.  Please take a moment to reflect on grades (accomplishments and improvements) and conducts.  Discuss ways of improving performance for the 3rd Nine Weeks.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Week of 1/14

This next week is a very busy week.  We will be testing Thursday (4,6,8) and Friday (3,5,7).
The test will cover Unit 5: Force and Motion.  Students are expected to:
-calculate average speed using distance and time measurements
-measure and graph changes in motion
-identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces
-investigate how inclined planes can be used to change the amount of force to move an object.
*Students need to practice calculating speed using the formula:
*Practice calculating net force
Students should be studying his/her INB nightly for at least 10 minutes to practice content.  We will also continue practicing during class to reinforce concepts as well.  Students that are having a difficult time with calculations need to see me to clarify any misconceptions.
I have placed extra resources within Google Classroom (Quizzizz and Kahoot Review Games to reinforce concepts and Review from class).

Week of 1/9

I hope that you have had a wonderful break with your families.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone bright and early in the morning.  I wanted to let students know the anticipated schedule so they know what to expect this week for science:
Science Schedule
Wednesday 1/9--Students will follow a Monday schedule (45 minutes of Science/45 minutes of Social Studies)
Thursday 1/10--Science for periods 4,6,8
Friday 1/11--Science for periods 3,5,7
Also, Wednesday is college shirt day, Thursday is wear favorite NFL shirt/jersey, Friday is spirit shirt day.
Don't forget to come with your INB and planner tomorrow!

Week of Dec 17-21

Just a little update on upcoming events:
Schedule for science:
Monday  - Friday’s double block schedule (3,5,7)
Tuesday – usual (4,6,8)
Wednesday – usual (3,5,7)
Thursday – usual (4,6,8)
Friday – assembly--Auditorium 8:00, party 10:30,  (Early Release 11:48)
Student's biggest question:  Are we learning anything this week?  I am so glad they are asking.  The answer is YES!  Every day this week (Mon-Thurs.), we are continuing our lesson over Force and Motion.  Our test will be after we return from Christmas break as we have so many more things to learn.

Party Information-3rd period only

Good evening, parents!

 Party letters were sent home yesterday in Wednesday folders asking for donations as well as food items.  Our Head Room Parent, Mrs. Morris, provided her e-mail address for easy contact so you can have direct access to party information.  If you have ideas, suggestions, please contact her directly so she can facilitate the party and make it a success!

Our room mom is creating a Sign Up Genius and once it is complete I will post when it is complete to allow you access to sign up for items you would like to bring. 

We have had two students bring in money today so thank you so much to everyone for working so fast on turning the money in to make our party a success!

Again, thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events for PTO

PTO has two events coming up where families can get involved to help TIS & its staff.

 1) Monday, Dec 17th - Sweet Treat Exchange

      * Help us to spoil our staff with sweet treats of all kinds.  

      * More details & to sign up - click this link:    


2) Wednesday, Dec 19th - Papa Murphy's pizza fundraiser


      * MUST mention TIS

      * 20% given back to PTO to have 100% spent back on the staff & school!

      * Online orders, phone in orders, or walk in orders all apply as long as                  you mention TIS


We appreciate all of your support for the entire TIS family!

Kari Martin

TIS PTO President 


Week of 12/3

Please don't forget to study for your Benchmark that will be Tuesday for periods 4,6,8 and Wednesday for periods 3,5,7.  Students have a wealth of information found within their INB, Google Classroom, and Mobymax.  Please review unit 2-4 in the INB to prepare.  The information associated with the TEKS are below...examples are found within the INB and in google classroom.  When in Google Classroom, go under classwork and each unit is broken down to help students find information easier.
Unit 2/3:
6.5A know that an element is a pure substance represented by a chemical symbol and that a compound is a pure substance represented by a chemical formula
6.5B recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of solid Earth, living matter, oceans, and the atmosphere
6.5C identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change such as the production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change
6.6A compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability
6.6B calculate density to identify an unknown substance
Unit 4:
6.8A compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy
6.9A investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation
6.9B verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting

6.9C demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy
We will begin our next unit, Unit 5, after our Benchmark.  Our next Unit exam for Unit 5 Force and Motion is tentatively scheduled during the week of December 17th.

Test Thursday/Friday--Homework

If students did not finish their assignments from Wednesday/Thursday, students were asked to come in for AM tutorials, working lunch, and/or complete for homework.  The assignment is due Thursday/Friday. Tests are Thursday/Friday as well (11/29-11/30).  Please check google classroom if your student was unable to finish in class.  Please don't forget Notebooks are Due 11/29 (periods 4,6,8) -11/30 (periods 3,5,7).
Students were to do the following in class:
1. Glue - Checkpoint 6.8A (Quiz) on page 19 LEFT.
2. Glue - Ball and Rubber Band Lab on page 22 LEFT.
3. Complete the card sort (available only in the classroom --page 27 Right)
4. Hallway Questions (9 questions found in google classroom)
Extra Practice to help study for test:
 Thermal Energy Transformation
 Conduction, Convection, Radiation Reading
 Ke & PE Brainpop Video
 Pearson, Mobymax

Unit 4 Test Thursday 11/29, Friday 11/30

Our test date for Unit 4:  Energy Transformations will be Thursday 11/29 for periods 4,6,8 and Friday 11/30 for periods 3,5,7.  Students were supposed to write the test date within his/her Planners today since the date had changed from the week before Thanksgiving to this week!
Topics to help you study:

Energy, Energy Transformation/Transfer, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Gravitational Potential Energy, Elastic Potential Energy, Mechanical Energy, Chemical Energy, Radiant Energy, Electrical Energy, Nuclear Energy, Thermal Energy, Sound Energy, Conduction, Convection, Radiation

6.8A  compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy

6.9C  demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy.

6.9A  investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation

6.9B  verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting

Students have numerous tools within Google Classroom (Pearson, Mobymax and more) to help them study.  Don't forget to study your INB.