Homeschool Events List for July 30, 2017

Teen Eagles
Homeschool Choir
Driver’s Training
Eclipse Viewing
Afternoon Book Bites
Home Educators Craft Fair
National Math Competition
SLCL Digital Classroom
Homeschool Support
Benefit Trivia Night

Teen Eagles
As a Teen Eagle, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process, meet representatives and senators, attend conferences such as EPC and Eagle Council at discounted prices, and even lobby for important bills at the Capitol in Jeff City! You will also learn proper etiquette for meeting people, dressing appropriately for important events, making introductions, and attending banquets. In addition, Teen Eagles provides many leadership and service opportunities as well as the chance to develop and improve your public speaking skills.
We also plan fun activities throughout the year such as movie nights, game nights, trivia nights and more!
The first Teen Eagles meeting will be August 14th at the Pillar in Ellisville from 7:00-8:30 p.m. It will be an informative overview of the upcoming semester. We will swear-in new leadership, and there will be a Q&A session at the end of the meeting. In general, we meet the second Monday of every month, and will communicate any upcoming activities or events at our monthly meetings.
Teen Eagles is a great organization that I’m proud to be a part of. We do everything with the purpose of developing and equipping young leaders to positively influence our culture through a Biblical worldview. Come make a difference!

Registration Opening for Choir
Time to finalize schedules and register for all those wonderful classes! Music is such an important part of a well-rounded education that you’ll want to be sure you take advantage of the opportunity to include music and/or choir into your students schedule. Registration will be open for the Jubillee class, Jubilation Chorale and Jubilation Revelation. These classes teach so much more than just singing and note reading! We work to foster creativity, leadership, encouragement, cooperation, worship, ministry, history, discipline, commitment, thinking of others more than yourself, and so much more. Help your student find and develop God’s gift of music and sign up now!
Register early to help us plan for you. You may register on line beginning Monday July 31st at
>Jubilee Class will begin Wed. Sept. 6 from 1:00-1:45 PM.
>Jubilation Chorale will begin class Wed. Aug. 30 from 2:00-3:30 PM.
>Jubilation Revelation will begin class Wed. Sept. 23 from 3:45-4:45 PM (limited class size)
You do not need to pay when you register. You are welcome to pay on line, mail your payment or bring your payment to orientation on Aug. 28th. Remember there is a convenience fee of 3% for paying on line which goes to PayPal.
For those interested in participating in the Jubilation Chorale or Jubilation Revelation, there will be a mandatory parent orientation meeting on Monday. Aug. 28 from 6:15-6:55 pm at Canaan Baptist Church. This is just before the Berea Academy orientation which begins at 7:00pm.
This will be another exciting year and we hope you will join us!

Driver’s Training
Hello.  My name is Tom Heisserer.  I am a homeschooling father of eight children.  I have a fully insured driver’s training service in the St. Louis area.  My background includes being a former Missouri State Highway Patrolman and a current accident reconstructionist and insurance claim investigator with a large insurance company.  I have a current unrestricted Missouri driver’s license.  I have taken the Protecting God’s Children class and have my background checked every two years through the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Training will include: reviewing the Missouri Driver’s License guide; learning how to change a tire; and one on one driver training in all types of traffic situations.  In addition, I will provide instruction on what to do if you’re in an accident as well as what to do if you are pulled over by the police.   I will keep a log of hours for the Missouri driver’s license test.
Whether you have a permit and no driving experience; or you have some experience and need to brush up on your skills before taking the driving test; or you need help studying for the written test before your permit; or even a newly licensed driver that could use a bit more practice I can tailor the training to you.
I will meet you and provide training in my Ford Taurus which is equipped with a passenger side brake pedal.
For more information on availability, rates, or any other questions you may have please email me at

Eclipse Viewing
Watch the August 21 solar eclipse in nature at MDC conservation areas. For an interactive map of the eclipse’s path across Missouri, approximate times to watch, a full list of recommended conservation areas for viewing, and details on each area, visit the MDC website at A printable map is also available at the bottom of the webpage.

Afternoon Book Bites
“Smile” by Raina Telgemeier
It will meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 1:30, beginning August 28th.
Monday, August 28, 2017 – 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
A book club with activities, snacks and discussion of this month’s selection. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation desk. Ages 9-12. Registration required. East Room.

2017 Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2017; 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
West County Assembly of God, 13431 North Outer Forty Rd, Chesterfield, MO  63017
Free Admission! Raffles!
Gifts, jewelry, ceramics, doll clothes, seasonal, baked goods, knitted and crochet items, wreaths, face painting, cards, baby items, purses, soup and cookie mixes, candles and more!
To apply as a vendor, go to and download an application.

National Math Competition
The National School Improvement Alliance will conduct the Missouri State-wide Math Competition for 1st-8th Graders on September 16th in Kansas City, and November 18th in St Louis.  This year the event has been extended to include home school students.
Being good in math is about practice and to put in the practice time, students need motivation. This event is open to ALL 1st-8th Graders and is a great way to establish focus for math.
Competition Specifics:
During a nearly 10-hour day, thousands of elementary and middle school students will rotate in and out of the competition sites, where they will work to qualify for the Regional Event to be held in St. Louis (April 2018). Hundreds will qualify for the Regional.
Cost of Event:
There is a small entry fee of only $10 per student to help defray cost, but the hundreds that will progress to the Regional and/or National Events pay no additional fees. We only have 220 slots per grade level and some levels are starting to fill up. More information is at  If there are more questions, please call me at 404 391-0249.
Dr. Boykins, Competition Director

Homeschool with Success
Free course in the digital classroom available to St Louis County Library patrons
Homeschool with Success:
Courses are FREE for St. Lous County Library patrons and are professional and informative.  The courses each last 6 weeks and are completely digital (no in-person requirements) and asynchronous (any time of day/night).
You can browse the whole catalog here:

Homeschool Support article:

Benefit Trivia Night
For Medical Fund of Double Lung Transplant Recipient and St. Matthias Parishioner – Dan Fitzsimmons (homeschool dad)
Turkey Bowl, 50/50 Drawing, Silent Auction
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017; Doors open @ 6pm; Trivia Begins @7pm
$25/ Person: Popcorn, Pretzels, Beer, Wine, and Soda included with ticket price!!
St. Matthias Parish Center, 800 Buckley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125
$5 per Raffle Chance Available NOW – Fully Functional 1964 Rock-O-La Jukebox OR Smoker with Kenrick’s Gift Certificate
Make reservations with Sandy 314-560-2792 or
Tickets and Silent Auction items can be paid via credit card
Co-Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life Chapter 1038

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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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