Homeschool Events List for July 30, 2016

Homeschool Football
Classical Conversations
Judicial Learning Center
CPC Homeschool Network
American Sign Language Classes
Educator Night

Homeschool Football
Panthers Homeschool Football is getting underway for the season, and we’d love to have more players for our teams!  The Panthers are excited to be able to offer homeschooled young men the opportunity to play the great sport of football.   Our organization has a passion for football, but our ultimate passion is to glorify God in our lives.  We have found football to be a helpful tool to pass that vision on to the young men who play for our organization.  Since we know each young man on our teams is of great value in our Father’s eyes, we place a high priority on safety.  We have many safety practices in place that help us meet this essential priority.  If you want to know more about our team and the opportunities available for your sons, we would appreciate getting a chance to talk with you.
Team contact:  Bob Schembre  314-807-6359
Cost:  $450 per player ($500 after June 1) ($50 discount for multiple players from one family) plus fundraising (ex. pizza and raffle tickets)
Ages:  Middle Men ( 12-14)
Varsity  (15-18)
Where:  Buder Park for practices (M, T, Th 5pm -8pm)
Various locations for games

New Classical Conversations location in House Springs, MO opening this fall. 
We are happy to announce that Classical Conversations has a new much LARGER location in House Springs and we are currently enrolling children age 4-12 for our Foundations and Essentials programs.
If you are located in the Jefferson County area, please come out for a FREE information meeting.  Monday, August 1st @ 9a.m. at the High Ridge Library.
Meeting topics will include the following:
What is classical conversations?
What is classical education?
Why is community important?
Impact of community on parents.
Impact of community on students.
What do we mean by “To know God and make Him known”?
Please reserve your space by contacting Katie 314-229-1283 OR

Homeschool Educator Institute at the Judicial Learning Center
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Free summer institute for homeschool educators.
Join the US Courts and the Judicial Learning Center for a day of learning at the federal courthouse in St. Louis.  Workshop runs 10 am-2 pm, with check-in beginning at 9:30.  Parking and lunch provided.
Workshop will include a live courtroom observation and informative sessions with judges and other legal professionals.
Participants will:
Learn about judicial branch of US government,
Learn of tour and field trip opportunities at the courthouse,
Receive free resources for instruction.
High school-aged students welcome to attend with a parent.
Registration deadline:  Monday, August 1, 2016
To make a reservation, call or email:  (314) 244-2410,

Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network
For K-8 and high school
CPC’s Homeschool Network is accepting registrations for the upcoming school year.  Classes meet on Thursdays.  Students in K-8 can enroll for full day or half day.  Subjects include writing, science, geography, art, literature, music and PE and are taught from a Christian worldview.  For more info, go to and look under children’s ministries for Homeschool Network. Students in the high school grades can take classes, too.  This year we are offering Biblical Financial Stewardship, Writing the 5 Point Essay, Poetry, World History, Saxon Algebra 1, Saxon Algebra 2, Apologia Physical Science, Apologia Biology, Apologia Chemistry, and Apologia Physics.  Check out the info at the CPC website.

American Sign Language 1 and American Sign Language 2 Classes
COURSE: American Sign Language I, 1st Semester (ASL 2, 2nd Semester)
INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Weber
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 Tuesday & Thursday each week
LOCATION: Grace Community Church – 7661 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
DATE: August 23 – Dec 8, 2016
OBJECTIVE: This basic course will provide students with the knowledge and respect for
American Sign Language as a language used by The Deaf community in the United States.
The student will learn that American Sign Language is a visual-gestural language with structure and rules which uses a completely different set of modalities for reception and expression. In these modalities the hands, face, and body express ASL, and eyes perceive and comprehend ASL. Students will work individually and in groups to develop facial expressions, body language, sign vocabulary, and basic grammar. The course will also be fun and enjoyable for the student.
Cost: $200 per semester (32 class hours) + $30 supply fee (book and supplies)
**Note: ASL 3 will be offered at 4:00.  Students may enter ASL with permission from the instructor.  Parents are also welcome to take the class.
Contact: Christy Westover at to sign up.

Wednesdays, September 14-October 26, 10 AM-12 PM
TFV St. Peters, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
The Family Vision is pleased to announce EntrepreLAUNCH, a program designed to help young men and women develop the entrepreneurial spirit and skills. We desire to help train and launch young entrepreneurs into the business world.
EntrepreLAUNCH is for young people ages 16 and up, who want to learn entrepreneurial business skills. Participants should have a business idea which they would like to develop (this is recommended for getting the most out of the instruction, but is not required).
EntrepreLAUNCH will contain seven two-hour training sessions, each covering a basic area of business development. These sessions will feature professionals and entrepreneurs, who will teach participants how to navigate the process of starting and running a business.
The cost for all seven sessions is $70 per student. Signup ends Friday, September 9, at 5 PM.

Educator Night
Get Your Kicks at Our Route 66 Educator Night!
Join us on Wednesday, September 14, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a special educators-only preview of our new exhibit, Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis.
Educator nights include:
-A behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit
-A demonstration of our guided K–12 program and early childhood program
-An educator debrief session
-Time to explore the exhibit on your own
-Tours of the History Clubhouse, a kid-centric space designed for preschoolers through 2nd graders
Learn more about this special educators-only preview and sign up by clicking here.

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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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