Homeschool Events List for June 18, 2012

The updates are still happening 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Auditions for 6 to 12 year olds for Beauty & the Beast Jr.
at DaySpring School of the Arts
Join us for a great two weeks this summer, performing a great show in two weeks!! For the auditions, please bring a song to sing, one verse/chorus is enough, with written music in the correct key or a karaoke track. Please choose something that can show a character and what you can do with it, vocally and/or dramatically. We will have you do a script reading or drama exercise as well.
Date of Auditions: Wednesday June 27 from 9 am to 12 noon. If this time doesn’t work please call 314-291-8878
Date of Performance: Friday, July 20 at 7 pm
Workshop is required – see below….July 9 through 20, 9 to 3 pm; $375
Putting on a Show!! Musical Theatre Workshop
Get training in all aspects of Musical Theatre in this fun & engaging two week program.  Bring your friends and put on a show!
Drama – training in stage presence, characterization, & improvisation
Dance – from basic ballet, to jazz & choreography for beginners & experienced dancers
Voice – proper technique and projection, learning chorus numbers and solos when appropriate
Art – Age appropriate creative projects like masks related to the theme
Stagecraft – help create the set & props, learn to handle backstage jobs, maneuver scene changes, organize props
Rehearsal & Instruction in Musical Theatre – Putting it all together to perform the show!

July’s Classic: MUSIC MAN
Get out your flags and your favorite red, white and blue clothes to celebrate with Robert Preston and Shirley Jones this year.
You’ve seen it on stage and on TV, now is the chance to see it as it was intended at the cool and cozy Hi-Pointe Theatre.
Show times are Tuesday, July 3rd at 1:30pm and Saturday, July 14th at 10:30am, only $5.00 a ticket.
Since 1922 it’s always a party at the Pointe!!!
Hi-Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis MO 63117

Faith Ascent Base Camp
July 11-14
It’s Not Too Late To Register!
Our 3rd annual Faith Ascent Base Camp will take place July 11-14, 2012 at Missouri Baptist University! College credits are available!
FABC is four days and three nights of fun, fellowship, and preparation for the unique challenges Christian teens are currently facing. High School age students stay in chaperoned dorms, attend lectures on Christian apologetics & evangelism, and get a real taste of college life. Credits are available!
What do we teach? Click Here
Who Teaches It? Click Here
For more information regarding registration, schedule, college credits, etc. visit:

Programmers Needed
Help out the next generation of computing professionals!
A research team at Washington University is creating a new programming  environment designed for children ages 10-15, especially those without access to computer science learning opportunities. As part of the project, they are thinking about ways that the environment can enable experienced programmers to help beginners to gradually master new programming constructs. With the help of the Academy of Science  – St. Louis, they are conducting a study that explores how experienced programmers can offer coding suggestions to a wide variety of kids.
To participate,
– you must be 18 or older
– with at least two years of  programming experience.
– The study will take up to two hours of  your time.
During this time,
– you’ll be introduced to a new programming environment for children,
– make coding suggestions for programs similar to the ones kids write,
– and answer some questions.
In recognition of your time, you will receive a gift certificate to for $20.
For more information or to schedule a time to participate, please contact
Caitlin Kelleher, PhD – – Subject: Programmer

My name is Mark Carpenter. I am the senior pastor of Bayless Baptist church in south county St. Louis. I am writing this email to fellow homeschooling families with regards to an opportunity to take Seminary classes here in St. Louis.
I am an alumnus and extension learning coordinator for Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary of Memphis Tennessee. Mid America is a fully accredited Baptist seminary that offers associates, bachelors, masters, and doctors degrees.
Mid America now offers what they call “Bridge classes” for High school students. As a High school student you can enroll and take seminary classes. After graduation, if you enroll as a student at MABTS any of our seminary classes previously taken will be credited towards whatever degree you pursue. This will help High school students get a good jump start in their college education.
Mid America not only offers extension classes, but we also offer distance learning. I will be happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested. Extension classes are $145 per credit hour and distance learning is $185 per credit hour. If you compare these prices with other accredited institutions you will see they are extraordinarily competitive.
Registration for fall classes begins July 9th and ends August 13th.
Just for the record. All professors and instructors at Mid America must comply with five requirements. 1. They believe God’s Word from cover to cover without apology. 2. They must be actively involved in a local Baptist church. 3. They must have an earned Ph.D. in the field they are teaching. 4. They must be a soul-winner. 5. They must have an open door policy for their students.
If you are interested, or just have questions please feel free to contact me. My emails are, and You can also reach me on my cell phone at 314-800-7227. The seminary website is
I look forward to talking with you.
Dr. Mark Carpenter, Senior pastor, Bayless Baptist Church
8512 Morganford Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

*Editor’s note: I do not know anything about this, just passing along.
You Are Invited to be part of the launch of my new online education selling community!
Free to you and the members of your Homeschool Group until June 30th 2012 only!
Code to enter: 1homeschool42
My name is Angela Baldwin. I am the owner of FOR YOUR HOMESCHOOL. I’d like to introduce myself so you can personally connect with who I am and how this website came into existence.
As a current homeschooling mom I understand the demands for quality educational resources to fit a tight budget. The need to sell your items without losing close to 1/2 of the product sales price was important to me as well. I wanted to create a site that was easy to use, specific toward our community, as well as inexpensive to sell your personal items.
Creating a selling community that offered an easy to figure cost to sell without getting a calculator out for each product. Giving the seller control to work personally with the buyer, as well as the freedoms to choose what payments you accept, what shipping service you offer without being charged is a basic right.
The homeschooling community all have a common bond. We all want the best education for our children. We provide and choose our own curriculum and want to be frugal in purchasing the educational needs of our children. After attending many used curriculum sales, participating in homeschool consignment bookstores I chose to create a quality online community.
I graduated in 1990 from Hannibal La Grange University in Hannibal Mo. and reside in the St. Louis area. My degree was in Child Development and I wanted to be the best mom and wanted to stay home with my children. Currently I am a single mom who attends a Momentum, a non denominational church here in the St Louis area. I’m not looking to become rich, just provide for my family my basic needs. A Financial Peace University graduate, I support my children by reselling children’s items which is how the business was born so I can enjoy my children and homeschool.
Please look around, feel free to email suggestions, complaints, and share this new website through email, facebook, blogging etc.
Here are services we provide and why you should use my website …
– 49-cent listings for 90 days – no additional charges
– no bank info needed
– you control payments
–  free to register
Check out today — and thanks for your time!

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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