Tenney, A. - 8th ELA/Social Studies

Enjoying the Fourth
Welcome to my Classroom
Allan Tenney
Valley Springs

I am Allan Tenney.  This is my 21st year of teaching and my 16th at Valley Springs.  I am a RAM.  I bleed blue and gold.  My wife of almost 17 years graduated from Reynolds, but I don't hold it against her.  I have two undergraduate degrees.  I received a B.A in Middle Grades Education from UNC-Charlotte and a B.S. in journalism from Ithaca College.  As an avid reader (mostly of YA novels) I thoroughly enjoy teaching ELA.  Since I grew up in the Boston area taking field trips along the Freedom Trail, I am thrilled to be able to teach Social Studies from the stirrings of the American Revolution through the Civil War.  I have also been blessed with the privilege of coaching our boys and girls soccer teams for all 15 years.  Players on my teams have consistently shown an ability to work hard for each other and their school.  We always put others above ourselves.  In the classroom I am a FIRM BELIEVER that all students are capable of being "reasonable human beings" AND impressive thinkers!  

To contact me please email:
Link to the Syllabus:

Link to My Google Site -  UPDATED DAILY!!!! Use this for almost EVERYTHING
Google Site

Parents remember I update Powerschool daily. 
Students often turn in several assignments on Fridays (so check grades Sunday night).

Great websites for EOG practice: (students have an account for each of the following)

Writing Rubric for Informational.docx
Grammar Expectations
Bullying poem: