Homeschool Events List for June 12, 2017

Chickasaw Nation
Sports Camps
Freedom Christian Learning Center
Home Educator Institute
Photo Contest
Berea Academy

Native American Culture
The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe will be at Cahokia Mounds June 17 & 18, 10 am through 4:30 pm.   They will demonstrate dancing and games and offer social opportunities for visitor participation.  There will also be storytelling.  This is a free event and will be held outside, weather permitting.

Sports Camps
Kingdom Sports Missions – Upcoming FREE Sports Camps have hit the calendar, and there are more to come. Mark your calendars and encourage boys and girls ages 6-16 to register to join us. We’re building skills, character, hope and sportsmanship with God as the foundation. Plus, we’re having FUN!!
June 19-21, 2017 FREE Baseball/Softball Camp
-Larson Park, 520 West Kirkham Avenue, Webster Groves, MO
-8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
-Boys and Girls ages 6-16
-Register at
July 17-19, 2017 FREE Baseball/Softball Camp
-Pacific Youth Association, 650 South 6th Street, Pacific, MO
-8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
-Boys and Girls ages 6-16
-Register at
More Camps to come…stay tuned!!

Freedom Christian Learning Center
FCLC classes are open for registration on the TCCHE website. This year we are offering classes on Tuesday and Thursday so please look at class registrations carefully. Currently registration fees are discounted to $10.00 for early registration. After July 31, 2017 class registration fees will return to the standard price of $15.00 so make sure you don’t miss out!
Registration fees are payable by paypal however, teachers do not accept paypal as payment for classes or supply fees. Please read the class description for more details on how/where to make your payment.
Additionally, in order to register for classes you will need to become a member of TCCHE if you are not already. You can register for TCCHE membership and FCLC classes at this link TCCHE (Tri-County Christian Home Educators)

Homeschool Educator Institute
Teaching About the Judicial Branch
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South Tenth Street, 63102
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Parking and lunch will be provided
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.
This workshop will include a live courtroom observation and informative sessions with judges and other legal professionals.  NEW content will be added this year, including select sessions from our teacher workshop on founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Participants will:
-Learn about U.S. government, especially the judicial branch;
-Take home a wealth of free resources for instruction;
-Learn about fall field trip opportunities to include the traveling exhibition – “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America,” which will be displayed at the courthouse in Fall 2017.
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, visit:

HSLDA’s 13th annual photo contest
For homeschooled students aged 7—19
June 1st to August 1st
This is a fun opportunity for students to get out in the world and capture its beauty using the lens of their inspiration. If you’re a parent, this is a great opportunity to encourage your child to find unique perspectives and discover bits of treasure in ordinary life.
Winners will receive a free canvas print of their photo or another photo of their choice, thanks to our generous friends at ColorInc. Winners will also receive cash prizes up to $200! View contest and info guidelines here.
Category (Ages 7–10): Best Friend
Who is your best friend? What makes that person (or furry friend!) so special to you? Put them in their best light as you spend a fun afternoon together capturing snapshots of the things you love about them!
Category 2 (Ages 11–14): Food as Art
Intricate tiered cakes, mouth-watering fruit statues – every gourmet chef knows the importance of a meal’s aesthetic appeal. Food can be more than just delicious, it can be a work of art formulated in the kitchen! Snap a photo of one such eye-catching delicacy.
Category 3 (Ages 15–19): Summertime Festivity
What is your favorite summertime festivity? From patriotic holidays to weddings and family vacations, this time of year is alive with opportunities to celebrate. Share your enthusiasm with us through your best “festive” shot!
Click here to view the contest guidelines. Happy Shooting!

Berea Academy
Grand Opening!!!
Parents planning to homeschool for the 2017/2018 school year, check out Berea Academy’s website! An amazing group of educators are ready to work with you and your children to make learning an exciting, engaging, and a low stress experience.
We are pleased to announce that we are now ready to take applications for Berea Academy St. Louis. This new Community Learning Center is located on two campuses: Wednesdays at Canaan Baptist Church, in Oakville, and Thursdays at Southgate Church, in Crestwood. Fridays we are planning a number of workshops, field trips and other activities in a program we call Fabulous Fridays.
This fall 2017 we have a full line up of core classes and brand new elective ones, for younger elementary through High School. We even have some classes for adults. Our staff includes over 20 qualified teachers and experienced professionals who are committed to Berea’s mission, preparing the youth of today for the challenges of tomorrow. We are excited to provide college preparatory education as well as life preparatory training. Our goal is to create a community of loving support and excellence. Our lineup includes over 50 classes!
College preparatory core courses
Musical Theater
Private music lessons
Fine arts in different mediums
Foreign Language
STEMS and Lego Robotics
and more!
Check out the details on our website and look for Class Info and Application for Admission.
Parents will need to fill out an application for each student they desire to take classes at Berea Academy.
The form is a one page on-line form and the cost is a $10 one time Application fee. You will find our mission, our teacher bios, our class schedule and fees, up coming events and more.
Don’t delay or wait until the middle of the summer to sign up.  Many of our classes are expected to max out and close, especially Mrs. Musick’s Literature and Composition classes.
“Mrs. Musick’s classes have been my most challenging classes in all of high school, but they’ve also been the most rewarding.  Until I took her class I hated writing.  I also used to hate poetry. Now I have caught myself voluntarily wanting to write about books I’ve read or thoughts I’ve had, which I never would have done before.  I felt comfortable taking the AP English test; I know I got more out of this class than I would have at a Community College.  Mrs. Musick is a patient and selfless teacher.  She has been a blessing  to me, not just for high school now, but for how I think and view the world and how I feel  about the written word.”    -Isabelle (former student)
Judy Musick
Executive Director

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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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