Here are yearly ongoing local events.  For more info, click on the title or the name of the contact person.  If you have any questions on times or locations of these events, please feel free to contact the host of the event or Shannon Lequeux.

Please check each month for current events and look at the calendar.

“If you are considering homeschooling and would like to meet with other moms to ask questions, we have 2 events that you may attend, a Monthly Mom’s Night Out and our yearly homeschool conference.”

“The Board of SWLA CHEF is convinced that God has ordained parents with the responsibility and authority to make decisions for their families. We feel it is our responsibility to make certain opportunities known to our membership without necessarily endorsing them.
We encourage each family to determine what is appropriate for their family.”

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Click on the links below for more information about each activity.

Homeschool Activity Days

Homeschool Co-Ops

SWLA Homeschool Sports The Knights  

Homeschool 4-H

Field Trip Ideas

Ballet

Student Incentive Programs

Music Lessons

Sensory University

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Lake Area Homeschool Chess Club

Open to all area homeschoolers.

Coach & Volunteers Needed

Due to our coach graduating and going away to college we are needing a coach and volunteers for the 2019-20 school year.  The club already has chess boards and pieces just need you to help keep this an option for the homeschoolers in our area!

Please let us know if you are interested in helping.

ContactSWLA CHEF subject “Chess Club”

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Keepers at Home

Club for Girls

We are a mother/daughter club that meets one time a month, on the 3rd Friday afternoon from 2 til 5. We use the program from www.keepersofthefaith.com which includes skills in homemaking, creative work, Bible memory, Bible reading, and more.

If interested contact Lorraine LeBleu at allebleu@suddenlink.net.

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Tutoring

I’m Sam Salo, and I’m a tutor who grew up homeschooled. I now run an online tutoring studio that specializes in homeschool tutoring and mentoring. I’ve said hello in the past, and I wanted to contact you again and put forth my services to you and anyone else you might know that might take an interest. I invite conversation at the very least.
Sincerely,
Sam Salo
>TUTORING INFORMATION
My name is Sam Salo, and I run an online tutoring studio. I specialize in CLEP and college credit tests, video game design, and other subjects such as math and English. I also teach English as a Second Language.
I offer tutoring to both help and augment a student’s current classwork, and I also offer tutoring that can serve as a student’s class in a particular subject.  I am quite flexible in how I can approach a student’s situation. I invite prospective students and parents to dialogue with me and start conversations.
>SUBJECTS
-CLEPs and college credit tests; topics include achieving a degree through testing, taking individual tests, the taking of tests (the art and “science” of how to approach them), and more
-ACT/SAT testing
-Core junior high and high school subjects, including mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, writing, and literature
-Graphic design and photography
-Video game design, including game theory, introductory programming, and introductory mobile game design
 
>FORMATS
-One-on-one sessions
-Groups (classes)
-Supplemental tutoring and teaching for a student’s preexisting classes
-Teaching by invitation from a group or school
 
>NOTES 
-If a student is using a curriculum for a subject, I will use that with my teaching. If a student needs a recommendation for learning materials, I can provide the learning materials and curriculums. I also provide recommendations of material.
-I use Skype (or another online whiteboard option upon a student’s request). Through webcams and screensharing, it is simple, fluid, and fun.
>FACEBOOK AND CONTACT
>RATES
-My rates are $20-25/hour, depending on the subjects. I tutor both one-on-one sessions and group sessions, depending on the needs and requests of individual students and families.

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Benefits for HSLDA members

HSLDA, in cooperation with a special program sponsored by NFL players, is excited to offer SAT/ACT Prep DVD ROM Programs that retail for $199.95, but are available to HSLSA members for only a small processing fee of just $13.84. The materials, shipping, and customer support fee allows the sponsorship to continue helping thousands of students every year. Without it, the sponsorship would end.

If you have a high school student who could benefit from these prep courses, please don’t delay.  Some parents have used the program as a semester-long course… Not bad for under $15.00!

Important Note: The software is PC and MAC compatible and has a 1-year subscription. It will not work after one year, unless you renew the license.

Get more information about this offer from HSLSA at www.hslda.org/tour/satprep.asp.

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Your Teen Can Make a Difference

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Do you want your teenager to make a difference in our nation? If so, HSLDA’s Generation Joshua program is just what you need. Sir Edmund Burke is reported to have said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

This fall, Generation Joshua is attempting to make sure good men and women – or in this case, good teens – will do something. Generation Joshua is partnering with the HSLDA PAC to deploy 2000 homeschooled volunteers in their Future of America Campaign. With all expenses paid, these teams will campaign for pro-homeschooling candidates who have been endorsed by the HSLDA PAC.

Generation Joshua’s goal is to equip a generation of godly stewards for the nation God has entrusted to us. They strive to achieve their goal through many different programs, including 11 quality civics courses and the invaluable Generation Joshua Clubs program.

An annual individual membership in Generation Joshua – which includes access to the civics courses, the clubs program, the Future of America program, and many other member benefits – is only $35 ($25 for HLSDA members).

An annual family membership is only $90 ($70 for HSLDA members).  Other low-cost membership options are also available.

For Liberty,

Mike Smith (President, HSLDA)

www.generationjoshua.org

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National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA)

NCFCA is a program for homeschooled students age 12 to 18 that believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. NCFCA is a non-profit organization that is governed by a board and has state reps in 33 states.

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The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new project aimed at inspiring Americans about our history through art masterpieces. Entitled “Picturing America,” the program offers free art prints and educational materials to homeschool families.

The NEH has sent SWLA CHEF, Inc. 40 huge, high-quality color reproductions (24 by 36 inches) of famous paintings. There is also a teacher’s resource book with a wide range of ideas and background information to help you use the works of art in core subject areas. View the program’s American masterpieces at http://picturingamerica.neh.gov.

If you would like to use these pictures in your curriculum contact Katherine Martin at katmartin87@bellsouth.net to borrow them. We hope that you take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about our nation’s history and to encourage learning about fine art.

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LET’S MAKE THIS A GREAT YEAR!

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