Homeschool Events List for 3/15/12

The updates are happening a little more quickly (just a few hick-ups) and I hope to be finished soon. 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 information. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Where are the Women?
Missing Pieces of the Peck Brothers Story
Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 3pm
Free and Open to the Public.
First Missouri State Capitol SHS, 200 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO  63301
Until 2011, the Peck Brothers, owners of the building which housed Missouri’s First State Capitol, were interpreted as bachelors in a frontier town. Recent research has discovered the women who were part of their lives which resulted in a change of interpretation in the exhibits and a new way to look at the family life of these St. Charles pioneers.

Yellowstone Wolves: Restoration, Science, Management and the Future
Mon, Mar 26; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center @ Belleville East High School
2555 West Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 62221
LECTURE and BOOK SIGNING. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students, teachers, adults and the general public welcome to attend. Registration not required.
Featured Speaker: James Halfpenny, Ph.D., carnivore ecologist, animal tracker, educator and author; president, A Naturalist’s World; Fellow, The Explorers Club
YELLOWSTONE WOLVES is an NABT BIOLOGY CLUB SERIES partnership of the Academy of Science – St. Louis, the National Association of Biology Teachers, Belleville East High School and the Belleville East HS Ecology Club. SERIES INFO AT

Documentary Film Screening
“Revenge of the Electric Cars” and Panel Discussion w/Leading Experts on Electric Vehicles
Mon, Mar 26; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lee Auditorium @ Missouri History Museum
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63112
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students, teachers, adults and the general public welcome to attend. Registration not required.
REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CARS is a SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION of the Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum. SCREENING INFO AT

A documentary to encourage Americans that we need to pray for our country. One night only, the 27th of March

Beginning and Intermediate for 4 to 12 yr olds
These classes will develop strength, flexibility, skill and self-confidence.
Beginner Class (ages 4-7) 6:00PM to 6:45PM
Intermediate Class (ages 7-12) 7:00PM to 7:45PM
April 4th – May 23rd, 2012
Class held at Woerner Elemetary School, 6131 Leona St (Northwest corner of Carondelet Park)
coordinated by Bevo-Long Community School register at Bevo-Long CEC: 353-1034
$35 for 8 week session
taught by, Ms. Joyce (Wiegand) Segrue,

YMCA Swimming Stroke Clinic
The South City Family YMCA at 3150 Sublette Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 is hosting a Spring Swim Stroke Clinic for swimmers ages 6 – 14 years old, who are looking to improve their knowledge of the four competitive swim strokes.  Each clinic will focus on a different swim stroke. These clinics will be taught by the South City Storm head coach and SHARE member, Jamie Hamilton and veteran Storm team member, Jacob Daugherty.  Coach Jamie is a Level 2 ASCA swim coach and a member of St. Louis Area Masters swim team.  Jacob Daugherty is not only a member of the SCTY Storm team, but also a veteran swimmer of St. Louis University High School.   These clinics are great warm ups for the summer swim team season.  These clinics are not designed for children who are just learning to swim.
Class dates and times are:
April 14th – Freestyle, April 21st – Breaststroke,  May 5th – Backstroke, May 12th – Butterfly,  May 20th – Turns
Ages 6 – 10 years old will be from 1:30pm to 2:15 pm and ages 11 – 14 years old will be from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm.
Clinics may be purchased for $15 each or $60 for all 5 clinics.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE YMCA TO PARTICIPATE.   Space is limited so sign up soon.
For more information, contact Coach Jamie at 314-644-3100 ext. 244 or email her at

Dear Homeschool Families,
We have scheduled another day for you to participate in the JA Finance Park program.   On Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00am your students will have another opportunity to come and learn about balancing a budget.
For those of you who signed up for our March 5th visit day and did not get to come, you will be able to make up your visit day.
If you are signing up for the first time, please register online at our website
If you are making up a missed visit day, please contact me at this email address or call 636.728.0707 ext.  Thank you!
Much Success,
Cheryl Bohlen, JA Finance Park Manager
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, Inc.
17339 North Outer Forty Rd., Chesterfield, MO  63005
Office:  636-728-0707 x234/Fax 636-728-0708

In like a lion and out like a lamb…The weather in March is always unpredictable. But come rain or shine; there is always fun in the forecast with the St. Louis Family Attractions Card! As the days begin to warm up, grab the new 2012 Family Attractions Card and head out for spring fun as it blooms around town at amazing locations like the Saint Louis Science Center, Grant’s Farm, The Magic House and Missouri History Museum. No matter the weather, the Family Attractions Card provides over $1,000 worth of savings around town! The printed Family Attractions Card is available for FREE at Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save and Dierbergs at customer service counters or you can print the coupons at home by clicking here.

Lutheran High School of St Charles County has recently enacted a new policy to allow students to enroll and take classes at Lutheran High on a part-time basis. If there is class you would be interested in having your student(s) take, please take a look at the Lutheran High website, for information about the school and a description of the courses offered. For further information, please contact William Roundey, Director of Guidance, at 636-922-5124 or
Schedule: Lutheran High is using a 4×4 Block Schedule so full time students take four classes a day (80 minutes for each class) for a semester. Part-time students may take one class per term.
What class should I take: Students and parents are encouraged to meet with the guidance counselor to determine the proper course placement.
Cost: Lutheran High is supported and operated by an association of 9 Lutheran churches in St Charles County. A part-time student who is a member at an Association church will pay $400 per class. Other students will pay $500 per class. There is also a $100 registration fee each year.
iPads: Lutheran High is an iPad school and iPads are used in many classes on a regular basis. Student course selection will determine if a part-time student needs an iPad. Check with the Director of Guidance on this.
Expectations: Part-time students are expected to follow all school guidelines including attendance and dress code.
Sports and Extra-curricular activities: According to MSHSAA rules, part-time students may not participate in MSHSAA sponsored events (sports, music competitions) but they may join school clubs and activities which do not require an audition.
Graduation: To graduate from Lutheran High you must be a full time student for your entire senior year and meet all graduation requirements.  Part-time students are not eligible to graduate from Lutheran High School.
Grades and Transcripts: Part-time students may request a transcript of their grades to be sent on to other schools or colleges.

ATTENTION ALL 7th & 8th Grade Parents
All enrollment forms must be in the Community Education Office by March 26
Cotillion Classes are dance and manners classes offered by the Mehlville Community Education Department and are open to ALL 7th and 8th grade students in the Mehlville School District—including parochial school students. There are five classes and the cost is $60 per student. Please note: This is the only time Cotillion will be offered this year.
Students will learn basic dance steps—ballroom, swing, traditional slow, fast partner dance, line dancing—all to current popular music. Classes also include instruction in basic manners—proper introductions; phone, movie, theatre and concert etiquette; table manners and more.
A dress code is strictly enforced for Cotillion. Boys must wear dress slacks, dress shirt (tucked in with belt), tie and dress shoes. Girls must wear a skirt and top or dress (no spaghetti straps or strapless dresses), pantyhose or tights and dress shoes. (No flip flops.)
Classes will be held in the Wohlwend Elementary School gym on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 4—7:30-9:00p.m.
Wednesday, April 11—7:30-9:00p.m.
Wednesday, April 18—7:30-9:00p.m.
Wednesday, April 25—7:30-9:00p.m.
Wednesday, May 2—7:30-9:15p.m. (Class & Reception)
Please feel free to contact Community Education with any questions or concerns at 314-467-7821 OR Sign up now with form below.
Student’s Name______________________________
School Attending___________________________ Grade______
CHAPERONES ARE NEEDED! Please complete and circle date you would like to help:
Parent(s)’ Name(s) ____________________________
April 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 May 2
Please include check made payable to: Mehlville Community Education
Drop off in school office or mail to: Community Education, 3100 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63125
A minimum of 50 students is needed with a close 50/50 boy/girl ratio or the class will be cancelled. If class is cancelled, checks will be returned. NO REFUNDS AFTER CLASS BEGINS.
I/we give permission for my son/daughter ______________ to participate in the Cotillion Program. It is understood that even with every safety precaution taken, there is a danger inherent in any activity and in rare cases, serious injury, paralysis and even death may occur. The Mehlville School District does not provide student insurance for these activities.
In the event of a serious accident or illness, an attempt will be made to contact a parent or guardian. If deemed necessary, 911 may be called. Parents are responsible for any expenses incurred while at the emergency room as well as for ambulance transfer.
PLEASE LIST ANY MEDICAL CONCERNS:______________________________________

_________________________ ________________________ ______________________
Parent/Guardian Signature – Home Phone – Work/Cell Phone – E-mail address

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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