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Hello,
 
I am a second year science teacher at TIS. I had been working at TJHS for the last four years. I am the certified gifted and talented teacher for 5th grade as well. Three years ago I began working as the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) district coordinator. If you think your student has a bright mind and would enjoy competing against the best and brightest in the state please shoot me an email.
 
I come from the great white north of Michigan and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012. I am currently attending Sam Houston State University to pursue my master's degree.
 

Recent Posts

The Unit 12 Assessment which covers the Interactions in Forest and Grasslands Ecosystems will be on April 20th

Study at Home Opportunity

We have begun the STAAR review within our science classrooms. If you would like to work on these at home with your student please feel free. There will be approximately five assignments every day, and all are due on Fridays. The log in information is posted below. As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
 
Stemscopes.com
 

Username

tomballisd + student ID

 

Password

tisd# 2 digit birth year # Capital First and Last Initial

 

For example student Jane Doe, student ID 123456, born 2006

Username= tomballisd123456

Password=tisd#06#JD

We have rescheduled Super Dash for next Friday, April 6th.  Students are encouraged to wear costumes/dress up for our Super Hero themed event.  If they have purchased the Cougar Pride hat, they are allowed to wear it for the day.  Prizes will be awarded for the most laps ran & best costume each period.  The pledge packets sent home listed the individual prizes that can be earned.

 

Students will participate during their PE times:

6th grade:

   7:35-8:17 -- 1st period

   8:20-9:02 -- 2nd period

   9:05-9:47 -- 3rd period

   9:50-10:32 -- 4th period

5th grade:

   11:51- 12:36 -- Science or Social Studies teacher 4th block

   12:39-1:24 -- Reading teacher 4th block

   1:27-2:12 -- Math teacher 4th block

** If you have a 5th grader, ask him/her what class they have 4th block.  This will give you their PE time **

Upcoming Science Test

We will be taking our next major grade on April 5th. This test will cover ecosystems, carbon cycle, and life cycles.

A Few Announcements From Front Office

Family Spirit at Julio's Mexican Cantina - 19235 FM 2920

(Please tell the students because the flyer didn’t make it in the Wednesday Folder)

  • Monday, March 26
  • 11am - 9pm ~ ALL DAY
  • Dine In or Carry Out Orders help TIS to earn 10% of the sales

 

 

Super Dash Fun Run - PTO's spring fundraiser

  • Thursday, March 29th during your students’ PE time
  • We aim to raise $15,000 this year.  If the school is able to reach that goal, PTO will provide them with a Snow Cone Truck party on Field Day in May!  
  • Also, the top 5 fundraisers in the school earn "Lunch in Style" on Thursday, April 12th; a limo ride for him/herself & a friend to lunch at Chickfila!
  • Prizes given after the run for Most Laps ran AND for Best Costumes per period
  • More prizes are listed on the information sheets that were sent in Wednesday folders.
  • Pledge envelopes going home Wednesday, March 21st
 

If you would like to donate online versus handing a student cash, please go to this link: https://goo.gl/TJfNNd

 

It will allow you to enter the child’s name and Homeroom Teacher so that they still get credit.

 

Cougar Pride Caps - $10 each

  • Supplies are limited so get yours today!
  • On sale NOW in the TIS library  
  • Cash or check only; payable to TIS PTO
  • Students will wear these at the Super Dash
  • Cougar Pride hats can be worn each Friday in the month of May too

Calling all Oreos!!!! 
 
We are working on the moon and it's phases and would like do this with Oreos. You do not need to send the entire pack, but a sleeve would be great. If you send the entire pack you would be helping those who do not have them.

Hello 5th grade Parents,

 

I want to start off by saying how glad I am to be back at work with your students.  I missed them all SO much! The next few weeks are going to go by super fast because we are super busy learning.  That is one of the reasons for the email.  We need your help.

 

We are working on a project in class over Changes to the Earth's Surface.  Within this project, students are taking on the role of geologists who were asked to help develop a plan for preparation to the community to reduce flooding thinking about various land forms caused by weathering, erosion, and deposition caused by wind and water. Students have and will learn about the various land forms in the community caused by past flooding, as they move through the project. Students have collaborated with a local college geology professor/geologist via video chat using Voki (a web program), interview local community members affected by the flooding, and engage in research to reach their findings. In teams, they will present their recommendations to a panel of experts, Chamber of Commerce members, local businesses (for donation/buy-in), parents, and classmates. Here is where we need YOUR help!!!  If you know of anyone who was impacted by the flood that would be willing to come in and interview with us, or interview via email, video chat, or phone, PLEASE let us know so that we can get this done for our project. We are looking to interview Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday if needed.  Please let me know if you or the person you  know is available any of these days.

Final Book Log in

Student log in
1. Go to our unique login site TISD homepage, Students and Parents, Online Resources, select Pearson
2. Sign in using the student’s unique username and password provided. The naming
convention is the same:
a. Username: Tomball + [student id#] ie Tomball1107
b. Password: TISD + [student id #] +[First and last initial capitalized],
i.e. TISD110705JA