Homeschool Events List for June 13, 2016

High School Boot Camp
Classical Conversations
Eagle Learning Center
Saint Louis Interceptors
Homeschool Educator Institute
Cardinals Baseball
2016 Book Fair
College Prep Genius
Tutoring and Enrichment
Printmaking Class

SCCHE 2016 High School Boot Camp – TWO LOCATIONS!
Who: High school students, their parents and grandparents, and quiet nursing babies are all welcome. Membership in SCCHE is not necessary.
What: We will cover the Missouri law, help you set up a four-year plan for high school, inform you about options for classes, teach you how to create a great transcript, talk about college scholarships, and more.  Some of our time will be spent watching the DVDs that were recorded at our last year’s Boot Camp, some will be spent in lectures, and some will be in small groups. There will be plenty of time for everyone to ask questions.
>>>When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 10:00-3:00
Where: Northroad Community Church, 49 College Campus Dr., Moscow Mills, MO 63362
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 17.
What to bring: Bring yourself, $2, and your questions.  We will provide you with handouts to use for note-taking. We will be meeting in small groups during lunch, so you should bring your own lunch and drink.
Cost: A clinic like this would cost quite a bit with professionals that fly in from out-of-state.  We are not famous, we are not professionals, and we don’t fly around doing this everywhere.  We are SCCHE Board members who have homeschooled our own kids through high school, and we have a lot of experience to share. We know the Missouri law, and we know many options for homeschooling in our geographical area. We also have recorded presentations by others who can fill in the blanks of what we don’t know. Your cost will be $2 per person, which is only for the cost of the handouts.
How to register: Please email Carita Crain at
>>>When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from 10:00-3:00
Where: Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., St Peters, MO 63376
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 23.
What to bring: Bring yourself and your questions.  We will provide you with handouts to use for note-taking.
Cost: A clinic like this would cost quite a bit with professionals that fly in from out-of-state.  We are not famous, we are not professionals, and we don’t fly around doing this everywhere.  We are SCCHE Board members who have homeschooled our own kids through high school, and we have a lot of experience to share. We know the Missouri law, and we know many options for homeschooling in our geographical area. We also have recorded presentations by others who can fill in the blanks of what we don’t know. Your cost will be $6 per person, which includes lunch and the cost of the handouts.
How to register:
If you plan to eat the lunch provided, you may click HERE to access the sign-up page. (The menu is BBQ chicken on a bun, grapes, chips, and lemonade, all prepared with love by Margaret Porch.)  You can then register and pay with PayPal or check payment info.  Cost is $6 for Boot Camp PLUS Lunch, or $2 for Boot Camp only. (You will need to bring your own sack lunch.)
Questions: Please email Carita at Please put “2016 Boot Camp” in the subject line, otherwise I might think I’ve won a trip to the Bahamas and delete your email.

Classical Conversations
Have you ever wondered what Classical Conversations is all about?? Now is your chance to check it out! The mission of Classical Conversations is to equip parents to be great educators at home. We are hosting a free 3-day practicum for this purpose. We are a Christian organization that trains children to learn in the classical model. Please join us on June 23-25 at the First Baptist Church in Arnold. Economically priced day camps are provided for students of all ages. We would love for you to join us! Please click on the link for more information or to sign up, or contact Amy Russell at 314-497-1074.
In addition, we are looking for some teen volunteers and recess leaders to help at practicum. Please contact Amy Russell for information. Thank you!

Eagle Learning Center
Classes meet at First Baptist Church of Ellisville on Clarkson Road. The learning center is administered by homeschool volunteers.
Classes are held on Mondays, 8:15 to 4:00 pm, for two 12-week semesters
FALL: September 12 – November 28, 2016
SPRING: January 9 – April 10, 2017
(no classes February 20 & March 13)
All homeschool families seeking instruction in a Christ-centered environment may apply.
Registration is underway for current families.
New families may begin registration on May 30th.
Classes available for First Grade through High School
Students may enroll in any number of classes, from one up to a full day.  For breaks between classes, students can choose to sign up for study hall – a supervised, quiet environment, or go to the break room for shorter breaks and to eat lunch or a snack.
Elementary Grades
Art, Music, Geography, Science, Spanish, Theater, Writing, Latin & Lego Lab
Middle & High School
Art, Music, Classical Geography, Composition, Humanities, Latin, Public Speaking, Apologia Science — General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics, War of World Views, ACT Prep, Spanish & Theater
Some middle & high school classes require students to begin coursework on their own before classes begin.  Preliminary assignments will be sent by the teachers via email.  Students in high school classes will also receive assignments to be completed in December.
To view the Class Schedule and detailed Course Descriptions, visit

Saint Louis Interceptors
The Saint Louis Interceptors homeschool shotgun team is seeking home schooled youth, interested in shotgun sports, for team participation during the 2016-17 school year. No experience is necessary, but candidates should bring a willingness to learn and develop skills, a desire to excel and an enjoyment of making noise and breaking things (in a controlled, safe environment). Interested students should be in grades 5-12 and must have the ability and maturity to learn and practice safe firearms handling. Those with curiosity can try the sport out at a weekly practice (Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:00 at Saint Louis Skeet & Trap Club) for $25 before joining. If students choose to join, a commitment through the entire school year is expected. More information about the team, practice times and locations and participation costs can be found at:  Questions can be directed to Monty Schrunk, head coach, at or 314-800-7520.
Monty Schrunk, President
Saint Louis Area Homeschool Shooting Sports
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Saint Louis Area Homeschool Shooting Sports is a Missouri non-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
If you would rather not receive future e-mails about firearms training via Saint Louis Area Homeschool Shooting Sports, the Saint Louis Interceptors homeschool shotgun team or Full Armor Defense, LLC, please reply to this e-mail with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Homeschool Educator Institute
Teaching About the Judicial Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2016; 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Parking and lunch will be provided
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
111 South 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
NEW THIS YEAR!  FREE summer institute for homeschool educators.  Join the United States Courts and the Judicial Learning Center for a full-day of learning at the federal courthouse.  See the U.S. Constitution in action.  This workshop will include a live courtroom observation and informative sessions with judges and other legal professionals.
Participants will:
Learn about U.S. government, especially the judicial branch;
Be informed of tour and field trip opportunities at the federal courthouse;
Take home a wealth of free resources for instruction.
If students are of high-school age, they are also welcome to register and attend, with a parent.  Sorry, no younger children for this event.
This event is FREE, but registration is required so that complimentary parking, lunch, and materials can be provided.
To make a reservation, call or email:
For more information about our programs, visit
To sign up for our Education and Outreach Newsletter, visit

Here is the answer:
The St. Louis Firefighters are offering a special price on tickets for the
Wednesday, June 29th, 7:15 p.m. game against the Kansas City Royals.
You have two options:
Option #1:  Purchase a $67.00 face value ticket for the low price of$30.00 a ticket!
Option #2:  Purchase a $67.00 face value ticket AND attend a 2-hour tailgate party including food, drinks, and giveaways for the fantastic price of $40.00 a ticket!
(Please note: The tailgate party is not held at Busch stadium through the Cardinals.   It is held at 11th & Spruce and being sponsored by the St. Louis City Firefighters.)
All the proceeds made from this function will benefit the kids who are in Children’s Hospital.  Every month of the entire year, Children’s hosts a fun, bingo game with nice prizes for their patients who are in the hospital.  With your help, the firefighters will buy the gifts, run the bingo games, and hand out the prizes to the winners! We have been sponsoring this bingo ministry now for about 4 years.  Please help us to be able to continue this tradition to help make the children’s stay in the hospital a little more fun.
For more information or to order tickets, you can contact me at:
St. Louis City Fire Captain, Mark Chrun
Phone:  314-488-9321
There are only 300 tickets available at these prices so please help us to sell out the event.  You will not only be getting a great deal, but you will be helping to bless the children who are in the hospital for extended periods of time.

2016 Book Fair
July 15-17
St. Charles Convention Center 
Hosted by the Friends of the St. Charles City-County Library, all proceeds of this event go to support the St. Charles City-County Library District. With over 250,000 items, this is one of the largest book sales in the region!
-Friday, July 15
9 a.m. – Noon: Friends of the library members advance shopping hours. (Must have a paid membership as of July 8). Purchase a Friends membership.
Noon – 9 p.m.: Open to the general public. Free admission.
-Saturday, July 16
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Open to the general public. Free admission.
-Sunday, July 17
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Open to the general public. $5 a bag day (most items). Standard size plastic grocery bags provided on site. Free admission.  1 – 3 p.m.: Non profit and teacher hours. Register prior to shop for free!
Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.

Hi all, I am not sure how many of you got to hear Jean Burke speak at the Expo about College Prep Genius, it is a class to prepare them for the tests they will take to help them get scholarships for college. Zandra Martin, Tina Demsko, and Dawn Leslie are hosting a class July 18th-19th from 9-2:30 at Twin Rivers Worship Center. The thing that most sparked my interest in this was first of all we have 0 dollars to send our kids to college. We have asked God to supply according to His riches and glory. Secondly, Jean Burke the founder of College Prep Genius never set out to do this. She was a homeschool mom who had 0 dollars to send her children to college and began to research what she could do. What she found out was that the tests were not knowledge based but logic based. Her son tested so high that they received 7 trash bags of college offers. Friends began to ask her what she did and it just grew and grew from there. She will teach them how to study and answer every question in 30 seconds or less using logic. She said when she was teaching the class she would ask the student how many of you wanted to be here, about half of them raised their hands, the other half were drug by parents. By the end of the class she would ask how many were happy they came and every student raised their hand. I know this is an expense, but it is nothing compared to the 45,000 + we would not be able to spend on college. If you are interested please contact me and let me know. We are only taking 30 students. You can check it out on her website, College Prep Genius. My email address is This class is open to everyone not just homeschoolers, please share.

Tutoring and Enrichment for Pre-K & Homeschooled Students
Will your child be ready for Kindergarten?
Does your child need enrichment to extend his/her thinking?
Would extra support build your child’s confidence?
Does your homeschooler need support in a specific subject?
I will be offering private and group instruction for pre-k students and students in grades K-5 that are being homeschooled. We will meet once a week during the 2016-2017 school year at the Kirkwood Library. Sessions will start in September and will run until May.  Sessions will be offered during the day and will follow the Kirkwood School District Calendar.
I will tutor and support each student while working on building their confidence so they can continue to build a foundation for life-long learning. I will assess each student in August so lessons are personalized and meet the needs of each student.
My Education and Teaching Experience
I graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught at the elementary level for many years, served as a School Improvement Coach where I provided staff development focusing on researched-based best practices and standard-based education, worked for the Ohio Department of Education where I was a trained Praxis III Assessor, and tutored students at various grade levels.
If interested in more information, rates, or have any questions, please e-mail me at
Kelly Hobbs

Printmaking Class
My name is Becky and I am interning at a local nonprofit called Central Print! Central Print is dedicated to preserving the unique art of printmaking. We do this through letterpress and printing classes as well as free community activities and facility tours (joint with Firecracker Press). We are trying to branch out and we were wondering if you believe that your students would be interested in taking classes here or going on a tour? Central Print is looking to reach out to more of the St. Louis area and we would love to reach more families that homeschool!
I look forward to speaking with you more about our classes and how we can get your students and families involved!
Thank you for your time,
Becky Goben
Central Print
Marketing and Design Intern
2612 N 14th St, St. Louis 63106

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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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