Homeschool Events List for July 21, 2015

Henry Shaw’s Birthday
Blue Knights Basketball
American Heritage Girls
Jubilation Chorale
Abundant Life Baptist Church Homeschool Classes
Homeschool Network 9Up
MAC at The Family Vision
2015 Homeschool Craft Fair

Henry Shaw’s Birthday Celebration!
Friday, July 24, 2015; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 214th birthday celebration. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a silhouette artist, stilt walker, balloon artist and marionette shows (10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.). Sign an oversized birthday card for Henry at Tower Grove House. Henry Shaw’s Museum will be open on this special day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for all visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No registration is required.

St. Louis Blue Knights Basketball Camp
July 27 and August 10
The last basketball camp of the summer for home school boys hosted by the St. Louis Blue Knights is July 27 and August 10.
We are excited to welcome former SLU Billiken Star, Dwayne Polk as he leads our camps for boys ages 11-18. Coach Polk played under legendary Hall of Fame Coaches Rick Majerus and Floyd Irons.
Camp for boys ages 15-18 is 4-6 pm, boys ages 11-14 is 5-6:30 pm and boys ages 7-10 is 5:30-7 pm. Camp will be held at Community Christian Church (623 Meramac Station Rd in Manchester, MO). For more information please contact Lori at

You’re invited to AHG Troop MO3130 Parent Information and Open House Night
Monday, July 27th; 6:00-7:30pm
Dardenne Presbyterian Church
Ever thought about scouting? Have you heard of AHG, but you’re not sure what it’s all about? Come and see!
Parents and girls, grades K-12, are invited to come and see what American Heritage Girls is all about!
> Informative Presentations
> Meet the Leaders!
> Cookies and Punch
> Program Displays
> Open Registration
> Question and answer time
Bring your daughter(s) and join us for a fun evening of information and fellowship.
American Heritage Girls, Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country for 20 years.

Jubilation Chorale
South County’s JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL Home School Choir
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Place: Canaan Baptist Church Choir room (5409 Baumgartner Rd 63129)
Age: 12 yrs (by 9/1) through 18 — grades 7-12
As you are planning your schedules and registering for classes for this coming school year, don’t forget the Jubilation Chorale. (See the attached flier for detailed information) For those interested in participating in the choir, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wed. Aug.12 from 2:00-3:30 pm at Canaan Baptist Church. If for some reason you cannot attend this meeting please notify Laura Scheidhauer about the alternate meeting date. Receive last year’s tuition price for the first month, $20 for one student or $35 for a family, if paid by Aug. 19. You may register at the meeting or on line. Registration will still be open after Aug. 19 for the regular tuition price of $25 for the first student or the $40 family rate. Class will begin Wed. Sept 2nd. This will be another exciting year and we hope you will join us!
Contact: Mrs. Scheidhauer at 314-402-5038 or
The choir will focus on music literacy, practicing good vocal production, singing 4 part harmony, sight-singing and performance etiquette. Although most of the class will be participation in the choral ensemble, it may also include written assignments and tests. No audition is necessary for participation in this class but a vocal evaluation will be done to determine the ability level of the students and individual placement within the group. Literature will include a variety of musical styles and time periods. The choir will have the opportunity to perform several times each semester.
Laura Scheidhauer holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with an emphasis in choral/vocal music. She has taught music for kindergarten through high school in both private and public schools. Laura has actively worked in the music and/or youth ministry of her local church for over twenty five years, leading choirs, ensembles and bible study. She performs as a soloist and has been a member, off and on, for the past fifteen years of the Cornerstone Chorale and Brass, a professional ensemble performing across the United States, including concerts at the Sheldon in St. Louis, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Laura is married with four children and has homeschooled and used private Christian school for their education. Her heart is to help young people discover and develop their talents for the glory of God with a commitment to excellence.

Fall 2015 Abundant Life Baptist Church Homeschool Classes
Facility Fee is $15 per family per semester, Checks made out to Abundant Life Baptist Church but given to Kendra Beck.
Tuition Checks made out directly to the instructor.
All Classes are listed on the calendar for the first start date. Please sign your student up there FIRST. The instructor will receive an email with your information. Then mail the appropriate checks to:
Mail your checks to:
Flavia Everman, 31200 Everman Lane, Warrenton, MO 63383 or email
Mary Fink, 10 Sheffield Dr., Troy MO 63379 or email
Kendra Beck, 135 Westmier Drive, Troy MO 63379 or email
>>IEW Student Writing Intensive
Instructor: Mary Fink
15 weeks, 1.5 hours per class
Tentative: Monday 9:-10:30 am. Troy, Missouri location to be announced
A 1.5 hour class would count as .5 English credit, .25 speech credit per semester. So for the year a student would earn 1 English credit and .5 speech credit.
This writing course by the Institute for Excellence in Writing is for 9-12 grade students and lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions. This course assumes no previous IEW experience enabling you students to jump right in no matter what their grade.
The cost is $125 per student per semester. The class will be held one day each week for 15 weeks and will be 1 1/2 hours long. In addition the student will need notebook paper and pencils.
Cost for the student book is $22, which Mary will order to save shipping costs.
>>Stories in Action
Instructor, Flavia Everaman
September 10, 16 (Wednesdays to accommodate Old Threshers Day Field Trip), 24,
October 8, 15, NOT 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3
A story and practice basic acting skills, with facial expressions, voice infections and some miming. Storyline props will be included using the supply fee. Enjoy this from our very own Master Storyteller Flavia Everman.
Ages 4-8 recommended 10 weeks
$63.00 tuition $5 supply fee for creating storyline props
>>Beginning Drawing
Instructor, Flavia Everman
September 10, 16 (Wednesdays to accommodate Old Threshers Day Field Trip), 24,
October 8, 15, NOT 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3
This class will cover perspective, basic drawing techniques, shading, cartooning and the popular Zentangles.
Ages 8+ recommended 10 weeks
$63.00 tuition $7.00 supply fee includes eraser, 2 drawing pencils, stump and drawing paper
>>“Presentation of the Spoken Word”
Instructor, Flavia Everman
September 3, 10, 16 Wednesdays to accommodate Old Threshers Day Field Trip), 24,
October 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3
Middle School and High School ages allowed
High School Credit Class, Fall Semester =18 hours for ½ high school credit, Graded Class with
Documentation provided, 12 week class, maybe repeated second semester for full credit.
Poetry Out-Loud (where a scholarship is available) and St. Louis Storytelling Festival competitions are available. Flavia can work with students to publicly perform poetry and storytelling. Poetry Out-Loud competitions are held in January and February. The Storytelling Festival is in May. Competitions are available up thru national levels.
YOU CHOOSE which level of tuition:
$90 tuition will cover the Graded class with documentation
$75 tuition will cover the class only with parent providing documentation and grading
>>“Introduction to Art thru Drawing, Pastel and Acrylic”
Instructor, Flavia Everman
September 3, 10, 16 Wednesdays to accommodate Old Threshers Day Field Trip), 24
October 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This class will cover perspective, basic drawing techniques, shading, and other techniques needed to draw. Mediums will be basic pencil drawing, pastels and acrylics.
Middle School and High School ages allowed
High School Credit Class, Fall Semester =18 hours for ½ high school credit, 12 week class, second semester class will be offered for a full credit option.
$25 supply fee will cover acrylic and pastel kits, pencils, 2 stumps, eraser and appropriate paper for that medium. If you have some supplies and want to know if they will work, contact Flavia for a breakdown on what you would need for the remainder of the class.
YOU CHOOSE which level of tuition:
$90 tuition will cover the Graded class with documentation
$75 tuition will cover the class only with parent providing documentation and grading

Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network 9Up still has some openings in the high school classes for this upcoming year. All classes meet on Thursdays for 2 15-week semesters. Details and registration forms are available at or by going to and look under Ministries and then Children.
Apologia Physics–$500 for the year. 1:45-3:15 pm. This is a great opportunity to get a solid grasp on physics at the high school level. Taught by Mrs.Cindy Bianucci.
Apologia Biology–$500 for the year. 12:30-2:00 pm. A solid course, taught by Mrs. Aili Grasso.
Analytical Grammar–$250 for the year. 8:30-9:30 am. Get ready for the ACT/SAT. Taught by Mrs. Beth Unger.
High School Public Speaking–$125, fall semester, 9:30-10:30 am. Invaluable skills, taught by Mrs. Beth Unger.
How To Write a Research Paper–$125, winter semester, 9:30-10:30 am. Taught by Mrs. Beth Unger.
Logic and Advanced Logic–$250 for the year. 10:30-11:30 am. Taught by Mrs. Beth Unger.
CPC’s Homeschool Network also offers classes for grades K-8, which also meet on Thursdays. Information can be found a the same link for 9Up.
God bless you as you plan for the upcoming year.
Contact Linda at lindat @ chespres DOT org (fix the email address) if you have any questions.

MAC at The Family Vision fall 2015
Coming Fall 2015 to Family Vision Library
Genesis 101: Understanding Creation, The Flood and the Tower of Babel
Classes will be held on Fridays at noon beginning September 11
The Missouri Association for Creation will be providing a unique educational opportunity for all Christians interested in expanding their knowledge on these critical topics.
Classes will begin September 11 and will be led by Missouri Association for Creation Speakers.
Classes are open to ALL. Count it for credit!
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
To sign up and be included in the MAC emails please contact:
“In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth”.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

2015 Homeschool Craft Fair
It is time to start thinking about the Homeschool Craft Fair! It will be here before you know it – November 14, 2015. 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Why not use some of your summer days to brainstorm, plan and create! Parents – this is a great opportunity to encourage your young entrepreneurs as well as selling your own creations.
Full and half tables are available. The venue for the Craft Fair this year is new but not new to homeschool families – same location as the Expo! (First Free Church on Carman Rd. in Manchester) This facility will be an awesome, central location for all area homeschool families.
Checkout the website for more information! Get your registration in now to reserve your space!

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
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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