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TIS Mission Statement
We will work together with purpose, skill, and pride so that ALL students can achieve success.
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TIS will create a reflective culture of collaboration, high expectations, and mutual respect for all members of our learning community.
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Step Up Ceremony - May 31st, 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

May 31st is your child’s Step Up Ceremony at 9:00am.  This is a very special occasion and we are so proud of all our 6th graders for their hard work and dedication.  Dress code is part of this preparation.  Your child is asked to come dressed in nice clothing so you may get wonderful pictures of them when they enter the stage to receive their awards.  Here are a few examples of what we are suggesting for student wear.


Examples for girls

  • Dresses – they have to be appropriate length and if strapless or spaghetti straps, they will need a type of sweater/jacket.
  • Slacks and a nice blouse
  • Shirt and skirt
  • Sandals, dress shoes, or a slight heel can be worn. No high heels if they are not experienced in high heel walking.  No flip flops please.

Examples for boys

  • Jeans – they need to be in good condition with no holes or stains with a nice polo or button down, which can be short or long sleeved.
  • Slacks and a nice shirt
  • Shorts that are dressy (khaki or black) with a nice button down or polo
  • Suits
  • Tuxedo

Please let your child’s home room teacher know if we can help in any way.  We look forward to seeing your child dressed and ready for graduation.


Thank you,

6th grade Teachers



Class parties are this Friday from 10-11am with home team/rooms.  Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication on the part of PTO & home room parents.  Some sent out snack request forms; others did not.  It is a busy time of year & we apologize.


Since this is the school's lunch time, we want to make sure that the kids are provided with a lunch.  PTO will be providing each kid with 6 nuggets from Chickfila.  They will be delivered to the classes with 5th grade first; then 6th.


We ask for parent help with drinks (waters, juice boxes), fruit tray, veggie tray, cupcakes, cookies, chips.  {ALL ITEMS MUST BE STORE BOUGHT}


If you are willing to donate something to your child's class, please email their home team/room teacher ASAP so that an inventory can be taken of items.

I greatly appreciate anything you are willing to donate!



Next week is HUGE at TIS...Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday are STAAR testing days!  

In order to PUMP OUR STUDENTS up, we are inviting ANY AVAILABLE FAMILY MEMBER (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc) to come to cheer on the kids as they enter the building on Monday, May 14th.  

SO SIMPLE.... come Monday morning, pick the perfect spot to stand at the entrance nearest to the cafeteria OR at the bus ramps.  As kids enter the building, give them high fives, hand shakes, & a lot of WOOHOOs to show our support.

Remember since all of our students are testing next week, this cheer session is for everyone.  We want each of them to know that their families support & believe in them.  See you on the sidewalk on Monday morning at 7:10am.

Visitors are not allowed on campus on any of the 3 days so please stay on the sidewalks.  


Testing days

Monday - STAAR Math 6th; Tuesday - STAAR Reading 6th; Wednesday - STAAR Science 5th


Upcoming May Events:

Thursday, May 10th    Classification Unit Test

Friday, May 18th            Adventures in Life

Tuesday, May 23rd        Science Benchmark - 6th grade

Friday, May 25th            Field Day

Monday, May 28th         Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29th        Talent Show

Wednesday, May 30th   6th grade Dance (during school hours)

Thursday, May 31st       6th grade Step it Up ceremony

                                       Early Release  


Classification Notes and Homework 2018

Attached is the homework for this evening.  If your child has misplaced it or left the assignment at school, please print off for them to complete.  They should read first before attempting to classify.  The reading section is the notes for Domains/Kingdoms.  Please do not throw it away.  It is not trash!

Week of April 23rd, 2018

We are continuing with Ecosystems, levels of organization and cells.  The main topic for this week is Kingdoms, Domains, etc. and how organisms are classified.  Your child will have homework this week - Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  The other evenings, students should be reviewing their notes or visiting Google Classroom.  It is still a work in progress, but there are websites provided the students may find useful.
The Science Benchmark is scheduled for the week of May 21st. This will be the last major grade for this grading period.  Students may want to visit the previous topics in Google Classroom to help prepare.
Have a great week!

Week of March 26th, 2018

I hope everyone has enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather.
I will not be on campus all this week.  My husband passed away early this morning.  I will be making arrangements and taking care of personal items.  To provide continuity, I am trying to get the same sub for the entire week.  
The topic for this next week is The Rock Cycle.  Next week, we will review minerals and the rock cycle.  Tentative test date is next Friday.  Remember
Remember, there is no school this Friday.  I hope everyone has a blessed Easter.

March 8th, 2018 Classwork and Homework

Students who did not complete the reading  and reading comprehension sheets will have homework this evening.
Read Sea Floor Spreading textbook pgs. 314 - 317.  Complete Sea Floor Spreading Question sheet after reading.
Read Theory of Plate Tectonics in texbook pg. 318-323.  Complete Theory of Plate Tectonics after reading is done.
Remember on True/False, if the statement is false, you must change the incorrect underlined word to make it a true statement.


Over the next few months, I may be out for a day or two a week.  I have a personal family issue that requires my attention.  Please be assured your child will receive quality instruction even when I am not on campus.  I provide all necessary materials and instruction directions required for our content.  I will continue to update Google Classroom with activities, enrichment items, etc. and load the powerpoint presentations shared in class.
Today, students received a Space research project.  This project will be completed in class over the next three days and be presented after.  The Space Unit Test is scheduled for February 9th, 2018 (give or take a day).  All Space powerpoints shared in class and other relative information has been uploaded into Google Classroom.  Students have been advised to visit the websites provided.  Corrected Warm-ups are being glued into INB's as study guides.
Progress Reports were distributed today.  Unfortunately, the reports do not have a printed Science grade.  I sincerely apologize for this.  I will have grades updated by Friday, February 2nd, 2018.
If you have any questions, please let me know.  Have a good rest of the week.

Homeroom Students ONLY (Period 1-2)

This Friday, December 22nd, will be a half day.  We will have our annual holiday party from 10:30-11:40am.    School will end at 11:40am.  Please be sure your child knows how they are getting home and someone will be there to greet them. 
We will be doing an activity on Friday during our party and I am asking for donations of the following items:
wrapping paper
wrapping paper rolls
tissue paper
ribbon rolls
cardboard boxes
I know this is a very busy time of the year, but the students and I would be most appreciative for any donations
Thank you and have a safe, joyous and blessed Christmas!

I hope everyone is staying warm!  Our next major Unit test will be on December 19th, 2017.  The topic is Force and Motion.  Students should start reviewing their notes on Force and Motion.  Google Classroom has been updated with review material, videos and extension activities.  Students may also use their textbook Unit 3 Force and Motion, beginning on page 108.
Topics:   Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
              Kinetic and Potential Energy
              Motion, Speed, Velocity and Acceleration
              Simple machines, specifically PULLEYs
              Interpreting motion graphs
              Calculating net force

Google Classroom has been updated with games, powerpoint and videos on our current topic "Energy".  Students are encouraged to visit classroom.  Our Energy Unit Test will be next Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.