Monthly Archives: February 2019

26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00
22 Feb, 2019

Five Reasons Why Private School Might Be the Best Choice for International Students

2019-02-22T12:03:33-06:00

Moving to a new school can be an intimidating experience. But moving to a new school in a new culture trumps it all. Yet many international students are flooding American schools in search of quality education. We understand that choosing a school can be a difficult decision for the international student. So we would like [...]

Five Reasons Why Private School Might Be the Best Choice for International Students2019-02-22T12:03:33-06:00
20 Feb, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Cole Goes to Belmont

2019-03-04T12:21:19-06:00

We are super excited to hear the plans of our senior class.  This spring we will be spotlighting our seniors and their plans for next year.  In this first of the series, our College Counselor, Lisa Cashiola interviews Cole.  Cole plans to attend Belmont University and major in Audio Engineering Technology or Music Business. Click [...]

Senior Spotlight: Cole Goes to Belmont2019-03-04T12:21:19-06:00
15 Feb, 2019

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

2019-02-14T15:17:57-06:00

While most parents believe their child is gifted at something, most people don't know if or how their child can be accepted into a Gifted and Talented (GT) program. Federal criteria for GT programs is somewhat fuzzy, making the issue even more confusing. Let's take a closer look at the Gifted and Talented program and [...]

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?2019-02-14T15:17:57-06:00
14 Feb, 2019

CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run

2019-02-14T09:12:03-06:00

Anyone driving by the facility will have noticed The Tenney School monument sign is not looking so good.  In fact, the old sign was (finally) removed yesterday.  This story started several weeks ago when we arrived to school one morning to see the monument sign on the front lawn was obviously destroyed. Problem was, no [...]

CSI Class Investigates: Monument Sign Hit-and-Run2019-02-14T09:12:03-06:00
12 Feb, 2019

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

2019-02-12T13:07:33-06:00

The teen years are a difficult period of transition for most people, even in the best of circumstances. Moodiness, emotional reactions to peer conflicts, and struggles with physical changes while growing are all typical and expected conditions of being a teen. However, today's teens are dealing with something that goes beyond normal teenage issues, and [...]

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know2019-02-12T13:07:33-06:00
5 Feb, 2019

Why Should I Give Private School a Chance? Why People Often Avoid Private Schools

2019-02-05T06:03:11-06:00

"Is private school or public school right for my child?" This is a huge question for any parent and one that deserves some thought. Many parents end up avoiding private schools without giving them a chance. Sending your child to public school is definitely the easier route. But sometimes the easiest is not always best. Here, we seek [...]

Why Should I Give Private School a Chance? Why People Often Avoid Private Schools2019-02-05T06:03:11-06:00