Parents

15 Feb, 2019

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

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

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+00:00
12 Feb, 2019

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

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

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 Know 2019-02-12T13:07:33+00:00
5 Feb, 2019

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

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

"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 Schools 2019-02-05T06:03:11+00:00
15 Jan, 2019

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test?

2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00

Today's educational world has parents more involved than they ever have been before. For one thing, the pressure to know what's going on with their children's grades has gotten much more intense. There's a sense that every class (even in elementary and middle school) is a make-or-break moment that could prevent the child from progressing [...]

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test? 2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00
8 Jan, 2019

Where Does Texas Stand on School Choice Programs?

2019-01-08T06:47:05+00:00

In the world of education, the term "school choice" carries a lot of controversy wherever it is spoken. Parents wanting the freedom to enroll their children in a school other than the public school in their district cheer for school choice programs. Public school districts worry that school choice programs will cause their funding to [...]

Where Does Texas Stand on School Choice Programs? 2019-01-08T06:47:05+00:00
31 Dec, 2018

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid

2018-12-31T10:07:59+00:00

It seems like every day we hear frightening new data on the rise of bullying, and it doesn't take much more than a casual scroll through our social media feeds to find horrific stories of bullying and the awful impacts it has on the children who have endured this abuse. Especially with the rise of [...]

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid 2018-12-31T10:07:59+00:00
21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

2018-12-21T07:36:51+00:00

In many instances, teachers want students to compete: for great grades; on projects; to be the "best" in the classroom. Many of the schools often considered to be the "best" drive students to higher levels of academic success through competition-based learning. Students are trying to do better, achieve better, top their classmates. As a result, [...]

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning 2018-12-21T07:36:51+00:00
19 Dec, 2018

What Teachers Want Parents to Know

2018-12-19T13:10:29+00:00

A few weeks ago we asked our teachers to let us know the things they would like their student's parents to know.  The responses we received back covered many different angles, but they were so good we thought we should share it.  This is a Tenney teacher list, but we think this list would resonate [...]

What Teachers Want Parents to Know 2018-12-19T13:10:29+00:00
17 Dec, 2018

Rufus: The Tenney School Stray and Where He’s at Today

2018-12-14T10:52:48+00:00

We've had some cute dogs hanging around the school recently.  We don't know where they came from, but they certainly made themselves at home quickly. When the weather was wet, they were especially likely to hang around the school in either our covered shrubs or garage. As cute as they were, stray dogs present a [...]

Rufus: The Tenney School Stray and Where He’s at Today 2018-12-14T10:52:48+00:00
14 Dec, 2018

Changes to the “Tenney News”

2018-12-14T08:31:11+00:00

Our first Tenney News email was sent out on June 7th, 2016.  The humble idea behind the newsletter was to provide helpful information to our customers or other families looking to help their kids grow.  It went out to 47 people and was literally just one article.  Not that our first emails were bad, but [...]

Changes to the “Tenney News” 2018-12-14T08:31:11+00:00