Homeschool Events List for August 16, 2017

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Try Cub Scouts
Sing at Lutheran South
Drama Co-op
Monarch Madness
Storytelling Workshop
Homeschool Skate
Chess Club
Sewing Classes
Art Classes

TRY CUB SCOUTS
Come try out scouts! If you have a son in 1st through 6th grade you are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 387 for our Raingutter Regatta. Your family can enjoy dinner with the pack, meet some of the families involved in Cub Scouts, and get your questions answered!
What: Cub Scout Pack 387 Raingutter Regatta
When: Thursday, August 17, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021
RSVP: Because this event includes dinner, please RSVP to scoutpack387@gmail.com
The Raingutter Regatta is an annual event for our pack, where cub scouts (and siblings) can decorate a small model boat and blow it down a raingutter race track.  If you’d like to participate, but aren’t up for boatmaking right now, we will have a couple of extra boats visitors can race. However, the boats are easy to make, so if you’d like a hands-on activity to do with your son, let us know when you RSVP, and we can give you the information you need to get a kit and make your own!
Cub Scout Pack 387 is a Christian, family-based organization for boys aged 6-11 (grades 1-5) where the majority of the boys are home educated. We meet two Thursdays a month during the school year, plus monthly pack activities for the whole family year-round. Boy Scout Troop 387 is also available for boys age 11-17. If you can’t join us for the Regatta, but are interested in the pack, send us an e-mail at scoutpack387@gmail.com and we would be happy to send you more information.

Sing at Lutheran South
The Lutheran High School “Junior Singers” invite students in grades 5 through 8 (ages 10 – 14) to “Sing at South” with them this year.  The Junior Singers are beginning their fifth year of singing success, combining voices from around the area as a select middle school choir.  Students from any educational setting are welcome, including public, private, and home schools in addition to Lutheran schools.  A singer-friendly audition is required where students sing “Row Your Boat” and “Happy Birthday” to demonstrate pitch-matching and rhythm skills. Weekly rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm in the LHSS Choir room at the school on Tesson Ferry near Gravois.  Students learn music reading and ensemble skills along with responsibility and group cooperation during the rehearsals which include musical games as well as choral pieces.  The choir performs at LHSS concerts throughout the year.  The Junior Singers are led by Greg Gastler, LHSS Choir Director, and assisted by Kelly McCord, LHSS Elementary Music Specialist.  Schedule an audition for your singer by calling Mr. Gastler at 314-833-1063 or by emailing ggastler@lhssstl.org. Auditions will be held at LHSS on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, August 28 & 29, with “last minute” auditions at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, September 5, before the first rehearsal.  Annual tuition is $60 payable to LHSS.  Adults are welcome to observe both auditions and rehearsals.  Check out the Junior Singer portion of the LHSS website at www.lhssstl.org/Page/Admissions/Get-to-Know-Us/Middle-School-Fine-Arts. Several former Junior Singers are currently singing in advanced choirs around the area. Come, audition with a friend, and “Sing at South!”

DRAMA CO-OP
You are invited to the Christian LIGHT drama cooperative kick off on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm!
What is Christian LIGHT? We are Learning, Investigating, Growing, & Helping Together. Christian LIGHT is a drama based cooperative that incorporates Language Arts, Music, Art & Technology.
Drama is more than theater. Theater is part of drama. The focus of theater is to perform. The focus of drama is to engage, explore presence, emotion, discover history and culture from another person’s perspective, develop communication skills, and discover hidden abilities by experimenting in art, music and technology.
Christian LIGHT is open to homeschoolers of all ages and grades. Christian LIGHT is a volunteer run cooperative. Therefore, the cost is kept at a minimum ($50 per family, plus $5 per student per year), and parent participation is required.
To register, please complete the form in the link below, and bring your registration fee, in cash, to the Kick Off on September 6th. You will be receipted.
Note, the schedule is listed at the bottom of the registration page.
http://bit.do/LightRegistration2017

Monarch Madness
Using mysterious powers rivaling a GPS, they navigate a landscape more vast than the span of the continental United States.  With instinct alone as their guide and in perfect sync, thousands journey through the air each autumn to one particular mountain range in Mexico. It’s a specific roosting site custom-made for their needs.
They’re not birds, but Monarch butterflies.
The showy, familiar orange and black Monarch butterflies are the only insects that make this amazing migration.  This incredible odyssey goes right through Missouri.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) along with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a host of other partners are celebrating the monarch migration with a special event in the St. Louis area.  Monarch Madness takes place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. at the DOE Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center in St. Charles.  The event is free and open to all ages.
Though monarchs are the front liners, the Monarch Madness event will celebrate all pollinating creatures that help our plants thrive.  The event will offer an interactive and fun way to learn about pollinator declines and what people can do to help.
The event will also feature kids’ crafts, games, exhibits, native garden demonstrations, butterfly tagging, food trucks, music, and more.  Visitors can purchase native plants and collect free seeds in ready-to-plant packages to grow monarch-sustaining plants at home.  Guests can also enjoy viewing and hiking the site’s 150-acre restored Howell Prairie.
Pollinator decline in the recent past is a source of growing concern among scientists.  It’s estimated that in the last 20 years, Monarch populations have plummeted more than 80%.  Dwindling habitat for these colorful butterflies is believed to be the source of the drop.
Though the numbers for monarchs may seem grim, people can do something to help.  Planting backyard butterfly gardens can help monarch populations recover.  Establishing milkweed and nectar plants will also give them a boost on their long journey.  Monarch Madness will help visitors learn how they can make a difference.  For more information, go to https://goo.gl/C8imS5.
Limited parking will be available on-site. Additional parking is available at neighboring Francis Howell High School with a short, half-mile walk along the gravel Hamburg Trail to the site. The Weldon Spring Interpretive Site is located at 7295 Highway 94, approximately two miles south of I-64/40. For more information, call 636-300-2600

GHOST STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Join us if you dare! MU Extension in Saint Louis County is hosting a GHOST Storytelling workshop featuring Master Storyteller, Bobby Norfolk, on Monday, September 11, 18, 25 & October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for a 4-H member/ $40 for non-members. The cost includes the workshops, a t-shirt, mini concert and Festival Slam. Contact Amanda Meek at 314-400-7386 or meeka@missouri.edu for registration information. We are located at 132 E. Monroe in Kirkwood, Missouri. Visit our website at http://extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/ghost.aspx

HOMESCHOOL SKATE
2:00-4:00PM
September 12, 2017
January 9, 2018
April 10, 2018
Admission $7- Includes regular skate rental. Upgraded skate rentals: $2. Concessions open for purchases.
Fun Spot Skating Center, 1400 West Boulevard, Belleville, IL  618-234-4502
www.funspotrocks.com

Chess Club
Chess Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, October through May, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (immediately following PE class) at the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road, 63123. This is a drop-in club. (No September meeting.)
Come every time or whenever it fits with your schedule. This is a great opportunity for chess enthusiasts to gather and enjoy the game of chess. We begin with a short lesson and then fit in as many games as time allows. Price is FREE!
If you have questions, contact Judy Maichel at 314-352-1319 or mjmaichel@juno.com.
WHY IS CHESS IMPORTANT? Chess is a game for all people , the game helps to develop memory , improves concentration , develops concentration , imagination and creativity , chess teaches independence , chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions , chess inspires self-motivation , chess shows that success rewards hard work , chess helps to facilitate critical thinking skills, chess improves school work and grades , you get to meet like-minded people , chess is an inexpensive game to play , and chess is entertaining.

Sewing Classes for Children in Grades 3 and Higher
This is a six-week sewing class for students in grades 3 and higher that meets on Wednesday afternoons. These classes are designed to teach students beginning sewing skills and to reinforce skills for those who have already participated in these sewing classes. Beginning students will learn basic skills needed to sew simple projects. Students who have already learned the basics will review skills from previous classes and receive training with additional skills. The cost of all six classes is $150 and includes all the materials that will be needed.
Fall Session
Classes Meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
October 4th and 11th
Classes will be held at Brentwood Congregational Church at 2400 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144.
These sewing classes will be taught by Stephanie Wyatt who is an elementary teacher. Please contact Stephanie with any questions or visit wyattssewingclassesandmore.com to learn more information.
Stephanie Wyatt
314-704-2955
wyattssewingclassesandmore@gmail.com
Call or email to reserve a seat.
Payment must be received before the first class to reserve a space

Art Classes: http://mailchi.mp/39d22c0e7d6f/new-classes-sharpen-your-observation-skills-while-expanding-your-connection-with-nature-and-wildlife

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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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Homeschool Events List for July 30, 2017

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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 www.jubilationchorale.com
>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 8jsdrivertraining@gmail.com

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 mdc.mo.gov/eclipse. 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.
https://www.slcl.org/content/afternoon-book-bites-smile-raina-telgemeier
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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 www.homeschoolcraftfair.com 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 www.mathchampions.org.  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: https://education.gale.com/l-slcl/online-courses/homeschool-with-success?tab=detail
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: https://education.gale.com/l-slcl/SearchResults.aspx

Homeschool Support article: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homeschool-methodologies/120910-pros-and-cons-of-unschooling-is-it-right-for-you/

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 smaevents2017@yahoo.com
Tickets and Silent Auction items can be paid via credit card
Co-Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life Chapter 1038

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
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If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
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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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Homeschool Events List for July 27, 2017

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Observatory Open House
Blast Off! Science Game Day
LifeLight Youth Theatre
Summer Book Fair
Speech and Debate
Homeschool Day Project Showcase
Middle School Quiz Bowl
Maverick Learning Center
High School Classes
Memorial Homeschool Co-op
Ambleside Christian Academy
New Homeschooler Seminar
Educator Appreciation Days
Homelink
Seeking English Teacher
Highschool Mini-Seminar

Observatory Open House
http://www.umsl.edu/~physics/About%20the%20Department/astro.html
The Richard D. Schwartz Observatory at UMSL, 7701 Florissant Rd, St. Louis 63121
Free and Kid friendly
July 29 at 9 PM – 10 PM; Public viewing of the first quarter Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, M13 Globular Cluster, Albireo, Ring Nebula.
August 26 at 8:30 PM – 10 PM; Public viewing of the first quarter Moon, Saturn, M13 Globular Cluster, Albireo, Ring Nebula.
September 30 at 8:30 PM – 10 PM; Public viewing of the first quarter Moon, Saturn, M13 Globular Cluster, Albireo, Ring Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy
October 28 at 7 PM – 9 PM; Public viewing of the first quarter Moon, M13 Globular Cluster, Albireo, Ring Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Double Cluster

Blast Off! Science Game Day in St. Charles
You’re invited to Science Game Day for Homeschoolers, a FREE event!
What: Learn science through card games and board games!
Who: Homeschoolers 6th-12th grade
Plus, younger kids are welcome with parental supervision!
When: Tuesday, August 1st, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Come and go as you please!
Where: The St. Charles Fantasy Shop (board game store), 2125 Zumbehl Rd., St Charles, MO 63303
Why: Educational, non-digital, hands-on games have an incredible impact on learning! By making the education process enjoyable and fun, we make the hard sciences more accessible for students.
Have a blast playing games which are being used in classrooms across the country and learn about Biology and Chemistry during a fun-filled afternoon!
Space is limited, so RSVP today at Blast Off! Science Game Day – St. Charles Facebook event!  Not on Facebook? Email Susan@geniusgames.org with the number of students you plan to bring!

LifeLight Youth Theatre
https://www.lifelightarts.com/home.html
Now is the time to complete/ finalize your 2017/18 LYT registration.
To complete your family’s registration for LYT Performing Arts classes, please complete the online form by following this link. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION.
On this secure online form you will finalize your class(es) selection, pay the first month’s tuition, pay the per child yearly registration fee and supply fees associated with certain classes.
The online registration form is due August 2nd.
We will accept registrations after this date, if there is room in the class. *Veteran LifeLight families, please do not delay as there has been a higher than usual demand for new registrations and we try to honor your loyalty by giving you your requested classes first.
Classes begin Monday, September 11th and registered families will receive a “Welcome” email approximately 2 weeks before classes begin.

2017 St. Charles Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair
Friday, August 4th
9 AM – 12 PM (Friends Members only admission)
12 PM – 9 PM Open to general public
Saturday, August 5th
9 AM – 7 PM Open to general public
Sunday, August 6th
1 PM – 3 PM
Open to general public
Non-Profit day
$5 a bag day (most items)
NEW LOCATION: The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303
Free Admission

Competitive Speech and Debate
Our alumni students claim that this activity, above all others, prepared them for both college and life. As parent leaders, we agree—so much that we come back year after year to support and organize this club. We would love to have your family join us this year as we encourage one another to, “Speak boldly. Changing the world for Christ.” The goal reflects the mission of our competitive league: Stoa. To find out more about homeschool speech and debate, please visit the website: http://stoausa.org/. There you will find a wonderful video that gives a glimpse of the opportunities available through this activity.
Speech and Debate Opportunities for the 2017-2018 School Year
Time: Mondays from 2:30-5:30
Location: West County Assembly of God
Dates: Between September 11—November 27 and January 8—April 9 we will meet for approximately 18 sessions. (We purposely keep this flexible because of the tournament schedule, but in the past years we have ended up offering more sessions than we initially scheduled.)
Club Time: We offer a combination of instruction, discussion, and practice that prepares students (ages 12-18) to speak with confidence and poise. We are particularly excited this year to offer Skype coaching through Ethos Debate (http://www.ethosdebate.com/) for one hour of our debate time. During the remaining time, leaders will facilitate games, impromptu speeches, drills, and debates to allow students to hone public speaking skills. Our goal is to provide opportunities for every student to speak every week. Much of this practice will come through debate drills and impromptu exercises, but we will also help students prepare speeches for competition.
Competitions: Our club typically hosts a St. Louis tournament in the spring and several of our families travel to tournaments throughout the Midwest. The level of tournament involvement is up to each family. Some choose to only compete in St. Louis, while others travel to multiple tournaments. One of the joys of speech and debate is the special friendships our families have made with families across the United States.
Camp: We are hosting an Ethos Debate Camp August 22-24. Please see http://www.ethosdebate.com/2017-camps/st-louis-mo/ for more information.
Cost for Club:
Yearly fees: $260. Discount of $25 ($245) for early registration (due by August 5). Fees are due at time of registration.
Early Registration Deadline: August 5, 2017
Final Registration Deadline: September 11, 2017 (1st day of club)
If you would like more information or would like to request a registration form, please email Kathy at stlspeechdebate@outlook.com

Homeschool Day Project Showcase
Missouri History Museum
Are your homeschoolers proud of something they’ve made? Have they researched something fascinating that they want to share? Come show it off at our first-ever Homeschool Day Project Showcase on Monday, September 18!
This is an opportunity for your students to educate other homeschool families about projects they’ve worked on related to science, history, or art. It’s also a chance for students to practice presenting and explaining their work to small groups.
Our project showcase will be set up like a science fair so families can walk around and interact with all the presenters. Students are welcome to share something they’ve already done rather than make something new.
Please note:
Nothing can be bought or sold during this project showcase.
Students will have one table that measures approx. 6 feet by 2 feet.
Students will have access to a power source if requested.
Students will need to bring any laptops or tech equipment with them, if needed.
Multiple students from the same family may apply.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but are limited to 25 total participants.
Apply Now

Middle School Quiz Bowl
We are in the process of starting up a middle school (grades 6-8) quiz bowl team. Quiz bowl is an academic competition where teams of students use buzzers to score points for their team by answering a wide range of questions. Topics include history, literature, math, religion, science, geography and fine arts. We will be training and practicing together twice a month and competing in approximately five competitions with other Missouri middle schoolers throughout the year. There may also be an opportunity to travel (possibly Atlanta, DC, or Chicago) if we qualify for nationals. Please contact Jen Farra (jenfarra@gmail.com) for more information.

Maverick Learning Center
11150 Old Saint Charles Rd, Saint Ann, Missouri 63074
At Maverick, we offer an extensive variety of classes for K-12 students. Utilize our classes as a supplement or your entire curriculum. We offer hour to hour-and-a-half long classes that will help you become organized this school year. Our classes are very reasonably priced.  Join us as we start this new school year!
https://www.mavericklearningcenter.org/course-descriptions

High school classes still accepting students
Chesterfield Presbyterian Church’s Homeschool Network 9Up program is still taking registrations for the upcoming school year.
Here’s the short and sweet version:
All classes are on Thursdays and are taught at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church on Clayton Road. There are 2 14-week semesters.
Students follow a day by day syllabus for each class.  Thursdays are for labs, discussions, lectures, class projects, etc. All classes are taught at a high school level from a Christian worldview by seasoned teachers who maintain high standards for their students.
Classes offered this year are:
8:30-9:30-High school composition, $250/year, taught by Carol Scanio
9:30-10:30-British Literature, $250/year, taught by Carol Scanio
10:30-11:30-Fall semester:  Government, $125/semester; Winter semester: Economics and entrepreneurship, $125/semester, both classes taught by Carol Scanio.
9:30-10:30-Saxon Algebra 1, $350/year, taught by Cindy Bianucci
10:30-12-Apologia Physical Science, $400/year, taught by Cindy Bianucci
10:30-12-Apologia Biology, $500/year, taught by Aili Grasso
12:30-2-Apologia Chemistry, $500/year, taught by Aili Grasso
12:30-2-Apologia Physics, $500/year, taught by Cindy Bianucci
2-3-Saxon Algebra 2, $350/year, taught by Cindy Bianucci
More information can be found at www.chespres.org under children’s ministries and then homeschool network and then the google page. Have questions?  Call Linda at three one four 276 five five 8 four

Memorial Homeschool Co-op
A Christian, parent-led coop that meets on Wednesday mornings at Memorial Presbyterian, just west of Forest Park.  We have hands-on classes and field trips for 3 years old -5th grade in subjects ranging from science and art to social studies.  Affordable fees are charged to cover supplies and to pay parent teachers.  Free nursery is provided. Please email Catha for more information at pureriskcjg@yahoo.com

Ambleside Christian Academy
Registration for Fall 2017 is now open for Ambleside Christian Academy! We started out last year as a forest school, with Jeff Bader teaching nature/drawing, and Cort Hubbard teaching PE. This year we have expanded to include other programs as well! Students can be enrolled in 1-4 days per week, allowing parents to customize an educational plan for their children. In addition to the forest school, we now offer Field Trip Days, which include two days per month where students are immersed in the creativity of a master – learning from museums, buildings with amazing architecture, artists, small businesses, charities, and more! The other two days a month students study architecture and entrepreneurship, and spend most of their day in studio time, working alone or in small groups to design and implement a project inspired by the master works. We have also added our Checkpoint workshops, where we focus on communication and relational skills, as well as math, writing, grammar, Latin, and memory work. We have lots of details on our website if you want to learn more! amblesidestl.com

New Homeschooler Seminar
When?  Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time?  9 am – 12 pm
Where?  St. Andrew Catholic Church, 309 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125 (4 mins from Hwy 55 and Bayless exit)
Please drive around to the back of the church complex to a large parking lot and look for signs. (Sorry, no childcare provided.)
What? Everything you need to know about homeschooling in Missouri and Illinois.  This is a general homeschool seminar and will not go in to detail on homeschooling for high school.  But it will explain homeschool state laws, record keeping, planning, curriculum, resources, and more!
Cost? FREE, but registration is required, so that we know how many to prepare for.
How to register? Go to www.sharehomeschool.com, scroll down till you see Homeschooling ABC’s image, click on link.

Educator Appreciation Days
Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue Road, Ladue, MO 63124
Every Sat & Sun in August, your local Barnes & Noble store will host Educator Appreciation Days. Enjoy 25% off most items INCLUDING personal shopping. –10% off in the café.  At B&N Ladue, we’ll have raffles & giveaways, too…We hope to see you there! Homeschool families may enroll in the FREE Educator Discount Program to receive special savings, information about ongoing events & resources.   Year-round you’ll receive 20% off of all eligible items for educational use.

Homelink registration is now open
Go to:  www.sharehomeschool.com
The website has a completely different look and my hope is that it will be much easier for you to navigate…lots of big pictures to click on rather than a list of tiny pop-outs. Plus, it makes it much easier to navigate on your smart phone, although I don’t recommend signing up for classes that way as it is so much easier from a laptop or desktop.
Registration is pretty much the same as last year but we have made some changes. Here are the basic steps for registering for classes:
Quick Overview to Signing Up for Homelink classes
Log in if you are a SHARE member. If you are not a SHARE member, you will need to join in order to take Homelink classes (insurance requirement).
Join or renew SHARE membership.
Fill out online Homelink Registration Form—very important as this is our emergency contact info.
Sign-up for all the classes you need and choose an Operation Fee that applies.
Pay what you owe. A minimum of $25.00 must be paid for each class. Your student will NOT be officially enrolled in a class unless that deposit is paid.

Seeking English Teacher
Homelink (the learning center connected with SHARE) is looking for an English teacher (just got word that the one we hired in May, cannot do it now).  Classes are scheduled for Thursdays and so far we have students in the following classes:
American Lit & Comp  (high school)
British Lit & Comp   (high school)
Intro to Lit & Comp (middle school)
Creative Writing  (middle school)
You would not have to teach all of these classes if prep work seemed too much.  I think we could choose one in each grade level, narrowing it down to 2 classes.
Of course it would be perfect to have someone with an English degree or a degree in Education, but we all know that a homeschool mom who is diligent can do just as well as someone with a degree.  So we are open to that.  You would determine how much you will charge for the class, but we will not know exactly how many students you will have until at least August 22.
We are hoping to find someone who is just crazy about literature and has a real zeal to share that love with homeschool students.
Feel free to email me at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com with your resume, your reasons for wanting the job, and/or to just ask questions.  Or, you can call me at 314-769-7965.

Highschool Courses, Credits & Transcripts Mini-Seminar
ARE YOU UNSURE OF WHAT CLASSES YOUR HOMESCHOOL STUDENT NEEDS TO GRADUATE?
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO COMPOSE A TRANSCRIPT?
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME 1 ON 1 HELP IN MAPPING OUT YOUR STUDENT’S SCHEDULE FOR THE HIGHSCHOOL YEARS?
These are the 3 major concepts that will be addressed in our upcoming mini-seminar!
A team of veteran homeschoolers will be able to assist you with your specific transcript!
WHAT? A mini-seminar concentrating only on courses and credits needed for graduation & keeping a transcript.
WHEN?   Saturday, August 12, 2017
TIME?  9am-noon
WHERE?  St. Andrew Catholic Church (Homelink location), 309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125 (drive around to the back of the church for a huge parking lot)
WHO?  All homeschooling parents are invited (Sorry, no childcare available.)
COST? $5.00 to cover room rental and copy costs.  If this is a hardship, let us know, as scholarships are available.
HOW?  To register, go to www.sharehomeschool.com and scroll down a bit till you see the flyer that you can click on. If the $5 is a hardship, just finish your registration form and skip the Paypal part.
Questions?   Ask Cathy at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
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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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Homeschool Events List for June 27, 2017

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STL Food Bank Volunteers
CORRECTION-Chemistry Class
Jefferson Sale
Paws for Reading
Remarkable Raccoons
Build a Better World
Fishing Lesson
Juggling Jeff
Historic Village
WCCHE Picnic

St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Opportunity
Work together at the St Louis Area Food Bank packing food in their warehouse.
You can make a difference in your community!
Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.
Whether you’re volunteering as an individual or as part of a group, spending a few hours at the Foodbank makes for a great field trip or team-building experience.
Our Volunteer Center bustles with activity five days a week and the results are real.
Last year, volunteers packaged 5.6 million pounds of food.
Where:
St Louis Area Food Bank
70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Dress Code:
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.
Shift:
You are signing up for the whole 9-12pm shift.  Please commit to being there the whole shift.  If you think it may be too long for kids, they do provide water, breaks & a places to sit.  Everyone is welcome to work at their own pace.
Ages:
Two years and up.
Date: 07/07/2017 (Fri.) Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT Location: 70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Please click this link to register:  St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Day

CORRECTION-Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information Kaceymarner@gmail.com
Unfortunately my email would not receive emails the first 2 weeks of June and I fear that it may have affected the class enrollment. We are in the process of determining whether the class will make for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. We are asking those interested to make written commitments by July 10th and then if the class makes to follow up with the deposit in the next few days.
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Jefferson Sale
July 11 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376   www.thefamilyvision.org

Paws for Reading
Ages 5-11
7/17/2017, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Did you know that dogs love to hear you read? Bring a book, or choose one of ours. Practice reading out loud to these furry friends!
Click for Required Registration
Thornhill Branch, 12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, MO   Small Meeting Room

Remarkable Raccoons
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122
July 18, 2017 09:30 am – 11:00 am
(Ages 6 and up) Raccoons are remarkable for their resourcefulness, adaptability, and intelligence. Have fun learning more about them with activities, games, and crafts. (Reservations begin June 28 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Build a Better World
Ages 6-11
7/18/2017, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Use recyclable materials to create wondrous structures. Click for Required Registration.
Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO   Meeting Room 1

Discover Nature – Fishing Lesson #1
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Lake #15
Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The program is designed for young anglers, and children participants must be 7-15 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to fish alongside their children.
This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com

The Juggling Jeff Show
7/27/2017, 10:00 AM
Comedy, improv, juggling, jump roping and audience participation await you at this interactive show.
Groups, please contact hosting branch for registration and to inquire about space availability for all summer programs.
Grant’s View Branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., Manchester, MO   Meeting Room 1

Historic Village Open House
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd Chesterfield MO 63017
The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on the select weekends this summer. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as, the heritage gardens that are lovingly attended to by dedicated volunteers. Varying number of buildings may be open due to staffing. For more information call (314) 615-8328.
Admission is free

West County Christian Home Educators Picnic
Sign-up Required
August 12, 2017
04:00 PM (We’ll eat around 5:30ish)
You don’t want to miss this upcoming event. The Back-to-School Picnic is an annual event.
-It is a great way to meet new friends and re-connect with others.
-It’s an opportunity to be encouraged by veteran homeschool families.
-It’s a great opportunity to acquire information about your homeschooling adventure.
-There will be tables set up so you can get information and sign up for various extra-curricular activities in the homeschool community.
Mark your calendar and plan to come out and enjoy this wonderful family event
This event is open to all perspective, new, and veteran homeschool families.
Location: Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021
Details: Go to the WCCHE website (www.wcche.org) and sign up for this event on the calendar. Barbeque will be provided by West County Christian Home Educators
What to bring:
-Last name A-L Bring a side dish and a beverage to share
-Last name M-Z Bring a dessert and a beverage to share
-Bring lawn chairs
How can I Help at this event?
-Help set up or clean up:
-Help with Decorations: Contact Darlene Fallon at fallond@att.net
-Help with Grilling
-Help with supplies
For any other questions regarding details: Contact Heather Kesselring at davidkess@hotmail.com or text her at 314-593-0047

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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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Homeschool Events List June 22, 2017

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Homeschool Shooting Sports
Panthers Football
Missouri Homeschool Convention
Chemistry Class

Saint Louis Area Homeschool Shooting Sports
Home Schooling families in the St. Louis region: do you have kids, ages 10+ through high school, interested in shooting sports? Whether their interests involve shotgun, rifle or pistol (or if they’re not sure), we may have an opportunity that appeals to them, and now may be an opportune time to get involved.
The competition season will be winding down soon for the Saint Louis Interceptors Homeschool Shotgun Team, and registration will be open for the 2017-2018 season starting September 1st. If shooting clay targets in flight in the sports of trap and/or skeet might appeal to your youth then consider coming out to a practice this summer to see if they might be interested in joining the team for the 2018 season. Practices are on Tuesday evenings at Saint Louis Skeet & Trap Club in Pacific, MO.
In addition, we are starting a new (yet to be named) pistol and rifle action shooting team. Like the shotgun team, registration for the 2017-2018 season will be open on September 1st, but our first practice (which will be an educational classroom session) will be next Monday, 6/26, 6:00 pm at Eagle Eye USA indoor range in Wentzville, MO. This session will be $5.00 per youth participant; parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in. Practices will be on Mondays at 6:00 pm at the same location.
If you’re interested in participating, have questions or would like more information, please email Monty Schrunk at monty@slahss.org
Feel free to share this information with homeschoolers around the Saint Louis area.

Panthers Football
Fall Football is fast approaching for the Panthers 2017 season. July Camp is approaching and it’s not too late to consider being a part of the team!!
July 10th, 11th, and 13th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Buder Park
(Buder Park is located at I-44 & 141 in Valley Park. We practice in the athletic fields located on the North side of I-44. We are NOT in the “South Buder Park” location south of I-44)
Register for the season at the link below. If you need more information or have questions about Panthers Football, please contact Bob Kusterer at 314-452-6328 or bob.kusterer@gmail.com and he will put you in contact with one of our coaches.
http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=933389

Missouri Homeschool Convention
Please stick with us this year!  Please don’t assume it will be anything less than what we have offered in the past–it will be better!  The Deans and their assistants are wonderful people who really care about homeschoolers.  They think very much like the Expo Board–they believe that homeschoolers should make their own decisions about their own families.  They realize the diversity in the homeschool community and all are welcome through their doors. However, most of the talks are from a Christian perspective because that is who they are too.
*Workshop talk schedule can be found here: https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule (It may change a bit before the event, so be sure to check the website closer to the date.)
*Please share this with everyone you know!
*Last count I made was 52 exhibitors and we only used to have about 60 because that’s all we could fit in.  So that is not much different from the expo.
*Expo board members plan to be there helping as much as we can!
*Go to this website page and please sign up today:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/registration/missouri/
*Did you know that conservative blogger, Matt Walsh, will be speaking Saturday evening to end the conference?  I know that many of you follow his blog!
*Both HSLDA and our own, Families for Home Education (FHE), will be represented!
*You will see lots of your friends there and many will be volunteering, just like in years past–it will still be a great reunion place!
*Abby Brookman (now Abby Odehnal and new mommy) will be running the kitchen just like she always has and you know she tries hard to make the food healthy, yet affordable.
*Thursday will be free—just like it always has been!!!!!
Mark your calendar and plan to get away and enjoy yourself on July 13-15. You will be glad you did!
Thanks!
The Board of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators (Expo)

Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information Kaceymarner@gmail.com
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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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Homeschool Events List for June 12, 2017

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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.
http://cahokiamounds.org/wpress/

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 https://form.jotform.co/71466603213854
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 https://form.jotform.co/71466603213854
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.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: by Friday, July 14
To make a reservation, visit:  http://judiciallearningcenter.org/homeschool-registration/

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.
http://www.bereaacademystl.org/
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
Dance
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
314-920-7197
judysfun@sbcglobal.net

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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
.

Homeschool Events List for June 2, 2017

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SCCHE Used Book Sale
SHARE Used Book/Curriculum Sale
TCCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Swansea Illinois Used Book Sale
Whitaker Music Festival

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Monday, June 5, 2017
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376
WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS!
Plus, we will be offering a New Homeschool Workshop, an elementary panel discussion and a high school panel discussion at 9:00, during the set up time for the book sale!
EARLY BIRD SHOPPING…
We also offer early bird shopping – just $3.00 to get in for the first 90 minutes before the sale opens to everyone.  And that $3.00 also all goes to the Widow’s fund.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY…
9:00 – 10:15 am – New Homeschool Workshop, Q&A Elementary Panel Discussion, Q&A High School Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 am – Early Bird shopping: $3.00 admission fee (cash or check only) proceeds go to Widow’s Fund
11:30 – 2:00 pm – Regular shopping, no admission fee
Questions?  Please Contact Tia Houghton at:  tiahoughton@hotmail.com

S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM (gives you a morning or afternoon time to shop)
Set-up begins at 9:30 am
WHERE: Homelink Location: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church School Cafeteria
309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125
COST: Sellers can donate based on their sales
Buyers come for free!
WHAT: We only have round tables, 1 per customer. Feel free to set up displays with shelves or stacked boxes. We have about 20 tables available, but we can always extend into classrooms on the upper floor.
HOW TO GET A TABLE: Email Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com

TCCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Monday, June 12, 2017 9am-12pm
Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Road, Troy, MO 63379
Anyone interested in buying or selling curriculum or educational items is welcome to participate.
Sellers – Reserve a table for $10 – Table reservation fees will be donated to Niños Amados, an orphanage in Guatemala. Money made from the sale of your items is yours to keep.
Volunteers – I will need adult and teen volunteers to come early to help set up for the sale and to break down afterwards. Also if I get enough teen volunteers we may offer a childcare area during the sale. Please let me know if you can help in any of these areas.
Shoppers – Come shop the sale and get some great deals on your curriculum for next year and consider a donation to Niños Amados.
Contact Charlotte Schlup at 314-596-8083 or cschlup@centurytel.net to reserve a table or get more details.

Used Book Sale
I am having my own used book sale at my home in Swansea, Illinois on Thursday, June 15 from 1-5 and Saturday, June 17 from 9-noon. I’m selling lots of books I’ve accumulated over 25 years of homeschooling. Still homeschooling, but downsizing. If anyone would care to join me in selling, that would be fine but they would have to bring their own tables. I only have room for a few folks. Could you pass this along and they could contact me if interested in buying or selling. Thank you!
Carrie Gaxiola   kinghill10@att.net

Whitaker Music Festival
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Wednesdays, May 31 to August 2
Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Last entry at 9 p.m.
Free admission after 5 p.m.
The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m.
Birds singing in the warm, rose-scented evenings signal it’s time for the summer Whitaker Music Festival. The open-air festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please refrain from bringing glass into the Garden. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site.
The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity and encourage vitality within the community.

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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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