Monthly Archives: May 2016

27 May, 2016

Schools: Private-Public-Magnet-Charter…What’s the Difference?

2017-05-18T17:39:16+00:00

If you have children, you have probably wondered about types of schools.  How do you know what school is best for your child?  What are the differences?  Let's look at the four main types of schools you see around your neighborhood today: public, private, magnet, and charter. Now that you know the names, let's decipher [...]

Schools: Private-Public-Magnet-Charter…What’s the Difference? 2017-05-18T17:39:16+00:00
21 May, 2016

Working with Gifted and Talented Children

2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00

In recent years a lot of educational emphasis has been on intervention programs for students who struggle in the classroom. Students who have trouble in core subjects like math or language arts can easily become the primary focus of educational attention. Much of this imbalance in the system has to do with maintaining high standardized [...]

Working with Gifted and Talented Children 2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00
16 May, 2016

Does the STAAR Really Help the Children of West Houston?

2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00

Last week was a big week for Texas educators.  Most public school were busy administering the STAAR.  STAAR exams, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, are administered by all public school late in the spring.  You can hear pins drop on normally boisterous school hallways as student are sequestered for four hours [...]

Does the STAAR Really Help the Children of West Houston? 2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00
15 May, 2016

Congratulations Tenney School Class of 2016

2016-05-18T11:02:55+00:00

Congratulations to The Tenney School Class of 2016 on your graduation.  You have been great leaders of our school, and you will be missed.  Colleges also thought you quite special, with scholarship offers of $761,983. Best of luck at your next schools: Mary Hardin Baylor University, Belton, Texas Guelph University, Ontario Canada Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, [...]

Congratulations Tenney School Class of 2016 2016-05-18T11:02:55+00:00
13 May, 2016

Tenney School Summer Break is Here

2016-05-18T11:02:51+00:00

The 2015-2016 school year is in the books.  Thank you to teachers, students, and parents for making it a great one.  Please enjoy your summer break...and be safe.  We look forward to seeing you back next fall. The first day of class for the 2016-2017 school year will be Tuesday, August 23rd.  See you then!

Tenney School Summer Break is Here 2016-05-18T11:02:51+00:00
12 May, 2016

Customized Instruction: The Way We Grow Scholars

2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00

Students of all backgrounds and abilities benefit from customized instruction. Whether your child is gifted, learning English as a second language, or needing special attention in one of more areas, individualized instruction can put them on the road to success. With a teacher entirely to themselves, lessons are built strictly around the individual student. This is [...]

Customized Instruction: The Way We Grow Scholars 2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00
6 May, 2016

3 Tips to Help Prepare for Final Exams

2016-05-06T10:30:28+00:00

Now that the school year is ending, students are beginning the laborious process of studying for final exams. Testing up to this point has drawn from the students’ short-term memory (STM), but final exams will assess long-term memory (LTM). Short-term memory and long-term memory functions and abilities differ; therefore, students must prepare differently for each [...]

3 Tips to Help Prepare for Final Exams 2016-05-06T10:30:28+00:00
3 May, 2016

What Happens When You Separate Students from Their Cell Phones

2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00

Things have changed a lot at our school.  A few weeks ago we started collecting our student cell phones at the start of each day.  Cell phones have become progressively more distracting to our students over the years, and we thought we would see what life was like in a school without them.  Admittedly, we [...]

What Happens When You Separate Students from Their Cell Phones 2017-05-18T17:39:17+00:00