Welcome! Mrs. Tenner- 8th Grade English/Study Skills

  • Cathy Tenner

    EMAIL: catherine.tenner@allenisd.org

    PHONE: 972-747-3308

    CONFERENCE PERIOD: 3rd period (10:10-10:58am)

    TUTORING TIMES: M-Th: 3:30-4 or by appointment

    LINK TO CANVAS: canvas.allenisd.org

    LINK TO PORTAL: portal.allenisd.org



      • SpringBoard (provided and kept in the classroom)
      • spiral (kept in backpack)
      • pocketed folder (for backpack)
      • book for independent, silent reading time-- 8th graders should have an independent reading book for daily reading at home. You may bring it with you to school or just keep at home. 
      • highlighters 
      • pen and pencil (for backpack)
      • glue stick 
      • colored pencils 
      • Chromebook
      • wired headphones (not Airpods!)


    Hello, Huskies! I am excited to share this middle school journey with you! This is my second year at Ereckson, and I absolutely love this school. 

    I am originally from Longview (in East Texas), and I graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a minor in English. Before coming to Ereckson in 2020, I taught in Richardson ISD and was then a stay-at-home mom for several years before getting back into the public schools.

    I have two daughters, Abby and Macy. Abby is 14 and is a freshman at Lowery. Macy is 11 and a 6th grader at Norton Elementary. We have lived in Allen since 2007, and we absolutely love this town and school district. To be teaching in our neighborhood school is a dream come true! We also have a naughty miniature dachshund named Marley.  She definitely keeps us busy!

    I enjoy reading, writing, watching college football (go Aggies!), watching Texas Rangers baseball, Wheel of Fortune, board games, trivia, and I'm always up for a good joke. Life is too short to not fill our days with laughter!


    **My most important rules when entering my classroom:

    1. Show respect! Kindness is key: I expect all of my students to treat others the way they want to be treated.

    2. Communicate! I am approachable and ask that students not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help. That's my job--to help!

    3. Try your best! I want my students to put forth their best effort.


    LATE WORK POLICY: Late work will be accepted no more than 3 days after the due date for ON-LEVEL and 2 days for ADVANCED classes.  Assignments turned in 3-4 days or more after the due date may earn a grade of 0%.  For On-Level courses, students can earn no more than a 70% for late work.

    MAKE-UP WORK POLICY: For every day a student is absent, he/she will be provided one class period to complete his/her work for full credit.

    RE-DO POLICY: For On-Level 8th-grade classes, students who earn a grade below 70% on an assignment or assessment are eligible to re-do the assignment or assessment for a maximum grade of 70%.  Advanced ELA 8th grade students who make a grade below 60% may re-do that assignment for a maximum grade of 60%. Students wishing to re-take an assingment or quiz will need to communicate with me in order to do so.


     Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!