Homeschool Events List for 3/1/12

The changes are happening, slowly (there is a lot of information!). Click on the tabs at the top when visiting the website, to view all the additional pages. You will find more events under Ongoing Offerings, as well as the ability to search all past posts and the new additional information. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; found at the top of the right column.  My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Friday, March 23
Doors open 6:30; Questions start at 7 p.m.
Tables of 8 – $160
Popcorn, beer, and soda will be provided.
Trinity Lutheran School – gym
4689 N. Hwy. 94, St. Charles, MO 63301
(On Hwy 94, about 5 miles north/east of the Hwy 370/Hwy 94 intersection, north of St. Charles)
Purpose: The Heart-to-Hart Family Fund
For Reservations call:
Sandy Macke (636) 734-4764  OR  Michelle Wilson (636) 946-4801
There will also be a Silent Auction.  If you would like to help by contributing a theme basket, or items that could be included in a silent auction, be it goods or services, please contact Sandy or Michelle at the above numbers.
This Trivia Night Fundraiser is to benefit the Hart Family.  As many of you know, a few years ago our Lord called home Larry Hart, devoted husband to Kathie, and homeschool dad to 9 amazing kids, currently ages 5 – 25.  Friends of the Hart Family have organized this Trivia Night to meet some of the continuing needs of the family.

Bob Johnson Tutoring is conducting an ACT Workshop in O’Fallon on Saturdays, March 24 and 31.  All participants will take home five complete ACTs with answer keys and explanations.
More information–including times, directions, cost, reviews from past workshop participants, and registration instructions–can be found at
If you have any questions, feel free to call Bob at 314-646-9548, or you can e-mail him at
Bob and his wife, Jill, homeschool their two children.

The Prom committee invites you to “A Red Carpet Promiere” with dinner, dancing, and a small gift to take home.  All homeschool Juniors and Seniors may enter their name in our drawing for Prince/Princess or King/Queen.  All types of music will be played, but closely monitored for bad language and content. Each student is allowed to submit 2 song requests. All song selections will be forwarded to our DJ.  He will do his best to play the music that you have requested. (See registration form). The prom will be on a Thursday again this year in order to have the larger room at Andre’s at the best price–Thursday, April 26, 2012.
I’ve heard about some of the details and I think it will be one of the prettiest proms we have ever done!  I’m so looking forward to being a chaperone!
You can download The SHARE Prom info from 2 locations:
1.  The SHARE website public calendar:  Click on April 26, 2012
2.  The SHARE website public pages:  Click on “SHARE EVENTS-open to all” OR “Youth Events–open to all” and click on Prom 2012.

My name is Jen Maness and I am a board member of Concordia Turners in South St. Louis.  We are looking for a good way to get in touch with local home school families, in order to let them know the various programs that we offer.  These programs would include various levels of gymnastics, trampoline and martial arts.  Our full family memberships are all inclusive. We also have an outdoor pool that is available (weather permitting) to our members.  We are currently running a promotion for this coming summer; a family pool membership is only $200.  Thank you for your time. This is our website and I have included Concordia’s phone number 314.353.9388 if you have any questions.

Display of History of the Abolition of Slavery
To note the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and its lasting impact, the U.S. Courts and The Judicial Learning Center will be hosting a national touring exhibition. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Free at Last: A History of   the Abolition of Slavery in America will be displayed on the 3rd Floor of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse.  The engagement will run 4 weeks, from March 23 – April 20, 2012.
Important documents, speeches, letters, and photographs will draw visitors into an interaction with history, inviting them to trace the debate over slavery in the United States from the framing of the Constitution until its abolition during the Civil War. One thematic section, titled “Slavery, the Courts and the Law,” gives attention to the Dred Scott decision and its effects.  The Eighth Circuit Library will display a panel exhibit highlighting the legacy of the Dred Scott decision on the 28th Floor, to run concurrently.
The exhibit will be free and open to the public. Group visits will also be available and encouraged, and educational materials will be shared with interested teachers.  One or more public programs will be offered – details to be announced in the near future.
For more information about the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, visit
Please let me know if you have questions or comments.
Rachel E. Marshall, Public Education and Community   Outreach Administrator
(314) 244-2410

LifeLight Theatre is offering a “School Matinee Performance” of their production of SEUSSICAL the musical on Friday, May 4th, prior to the production weekend of public performances. LifeLight Theatre is excited to present a special performance of SEUSSICAL for school children from across the St. Louis metro. “Oh, the thinks you can think!” Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories collide in this rollicking musical adventure, adapted for young audiences from the award-winning Broadway musical. Steadfast Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz, and the mischievous Cat in the Hat take center stage in this large-scale “egg-stravaganza”. School Matinees are open to public school, private/parochial school, homeschool, and accredited daycare groups. Seats are not available for the general public.
The “School Matinee Performance” admission is a reduced rate in order to maximize the opportunity for all students in K – 12th grade to afford viewing a live theatrical performance.
Admission is only $8 for groups of 15 +.
Admission is $9 for groups of less than 15.
Requests honored on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to bring your class(es) to the performance, please contact for the payment/ reservation form and email or mail.
School Matinee Performance, date, location & targeted grade levels for this show:  SEUSSICAL-  *Fri., May 4th , 10:30am – Dale Williams Fine Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Baptist University, One College Park Drive, Saint Louis MO, 6314; For Grades K – 12th
BY PHONE- Now being accepted!
(636) 294- 2978
You will be asked to provide:
– Performance name, date, and time
– Grade level (s)of students attending
– School name, address, phone number, contact person, and email address
– Total number of seats needed (please include teachers, aides, students, parents/chaperones, etc.)
– Special needs requests* (wheelchair seating)
– Please mention special requests at time of reservation.
For Your Information
– Performances are held in the Dale Williams Fine Arts Center Theater on the campus of Missouri Baptist University.
– Performances run approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes
– A study guide is available.
– A minimum of one (1) chaperone is recommended for each 15 students attending a performance and should be included with your reservation.
-Tickets are only $8 for groups of 15 or more.
-Tickets are $9 for groups of less than 15.
-One free teacher ticket for every 20 students.
-For directions & parking information, visit our website at

Stanford Achievement Testing at Living Word Christian
Please Read Carefully
LOCATION: Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place, St. Peters, MO  63376
School Office: (636) 970-2398
DATE: April 16-19, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (approximately); Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school. Each teacher will hand out a schedule of times on Monday, April 16.
FEE: $40 per child, payable no later than March 30, 2011.
REGISTRATION: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 30, 2011.  We are closed for Spring Break on Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. No late registrations will be accepted.
Welcome, everyone!  We’re so glad your student will be taking the S.A.T. here at Living Word!  To help things run more smoothly, please take note of the following information:
– Students are asked to not enter the building until 3:30 p.m., because teachers are still preparing for the testing period.  All testing will start at 3:45 p.m. promptly.  If a student is late, they will miss the first test.  Please note:  The school office will close at 3:45 p.m. For safety reasons, the main doors are locked and there will be no one to let you in the building after that time.
– Please have each student bring a book to read, in case they finish a test early, and two (#2) lead pencils.  Calculators are not allowed.
– Testing is every afternoon, Monday through Thursday (April 16-19).  If your student is ill and cannot make a day, please notify the school office (636-970-2398) of the illness before 2:00 p.m.  If your child is ill, those tests cannot be made up.
– Please check with your student’s teacher(s) for the ending time of testing each day.  This will vary by grade levels from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.  All students must be picked up promptly.  Please wait in the parking lot when picking up your students so that the noise in the building is kept to a minimum.
-The tests results will be available in early summer. We will email you as soon as they are ready for pick-up.
As in the past years, we hope you have a pleasant visit here at Living Word.  If we can minister to your family in any way, please contact the school office at the number listed above. May God abundantly bless you and your family. Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested in testing.

My name is Kari Agnew. I’m interested in tutoring children in Math K-12 with a focus in grades 6-12.  I have taught 7th grade Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II, but can teach at any level.  I have an undergraduate degree in Astronautical engineering and a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering.  I currently work as a Systems Engineer.
Hours and prices are negotiable. Groups of 3 or more will be offered a discounted rate. My phone is 314-737-7755 and my email is

Nonprofit Offers Free Monthly Electronics Recycling Events
The events are sponsored by Wits, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that recycles/refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment from local/national businesses and residents by fixing or replacing what may be broken and putting it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational/career goals.
Items are collected on:
The first Saturday of the month at Ritenour High School, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road
The fourth Saturday of the month, at the Chesterfield Athletic Complex, 17818 N.Outer 40 Road.
Both events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No events are held in the months of December and January.
Items accepted include:
Computers, monitors, printers, cables and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
Office equipment, business equipment and machinery, including most furniture and operations equipment
Networking equipment, servers, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
TVs, VCRs, stereos and audio/video equipment, including cable/satellite
Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc. ($5 fee)
Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment
Electrical, cabling, communication machinery and equipment
Industrial machinery and equipment, including power and gas equipment
Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
Air conditioners, refrigerators, humidifiers and other freon-containing devices ($5 Fee)
Old motors, transformers and other electrical equipment
Car and household batteries and lead items
CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, cassettes and all types of data tapes
Holiday lights and decorations
Usable toys, shoes and clothes
For more information, visit

Kirkwood High School Science and Engineering Camps
Spend a week with kids who share your interests and engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education!
Camp fees cover all supplies and a camp T-shirt. Camp instructors come from a wide-range of academic accolades including a PhD Chemist, nationally recognized Project Lead the Way master teachers, and AP certified teachers on staff at KHS.
Class sizes are limited to maximize instruction, so act fast to reserve your spot! All camps will be held at the state-of-the art KHS Walker Science Building, 801. W Essex, Kirkwood.
Engineering Camps:
Engineering Camp #1
Young Inventors
5/29-6/1 • 8a-12p
Grades 7 & 8 • $200.00
Explore, design and build model vehicles at this hands-on camp! By the end of the week, campers will have designed a model boat, hovercraft vehicle and solar car to take home!
Engineering Camp #2
Robotics Engineering with VEX
6/4-6/7 • 8a-12p
Grades 8-12 • $200.00
This camp is two experiences in one! Campers will first learn about introductory engineering skills. With their newly acquired skills, our new engineers will build and program robots using the VEX® Robotics Design System! The VEX system is used in major regional and national robotics competitions, as well as in many university- level robotics classes. By the end of the week, campers will have designed a fully functioning robot!
Science Camps:
Science Camp #1:
Budding Astronomers
6/4-6/7 • 8a-11a
Grades 6-12 • $175.00
Additional night viewing party TBA • 7p-10p
Stargazers will love this camp! Campers will tap into their inner Galileo as they build and use equipment to explore topics that range from constellations to finding planets around stars beyond our sun!
Science Camp #2:
CSI Kirkwood
6/4-6/7 • 8a-12p
Grades 6-12 • $200.00
You’ll be on the scene to hypothesize, analyze and solve forensic mysteries! Campers will be trained to use university level research equipment and then solve the crime!
For more information visit:
phone: 314-213-6100 x1291

*Student Matinees “Narnia: The Musical”
Starlight Children’s Theatre at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway  Kansas City, MO 64106
Narnia The Musical
April 4-6 at 10:30 a.m.
This stage version of the first and most famous story of “The Chronicles of Narnia” is set in an enchanted world filled with mythical creatures and spirits. The principal inhabitants, intelligent talking animals, are ruled by the majestic King Aslan, the great lion of Narnia. When four children enter Narnia at a time of high adventure, they come away with lessons of courage, selflessness and wisdom that will help them grow.
For ticketing information, contact Starlight Theatre at or call 816.997.1137

If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  Comments are not available, but sharing is.

The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions). Those marked with an asterisk (*) do not take place within the target area for this list, but are open to all homeschoolers who live in the target area. NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you.

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