SWLA 2018 Graduation

May 19th, 2018 @ 2 p.m.

The Gathering                                                        1551 E. Napoleon    Sulphur, LA 70663

If anyone is interested in participating in graduation, please contact Stephanie James (stephanie_r_james@yahoo.com).

Commitment must be made by March 1st, 2018.



Homeschoolers Get Free Tickets to Six Flags for Reading!

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 02:00 PM PST

Homeschoolers Get Free Tickets to Six Flags for Reading! K-6th grade homeschooling students (and those at traditional schools), can get a free ticket to Six Flags just for completing six hours of reading (in 3 months!).

Here are the details from Six Flags (bold emphasis mine):

Read to Succeed is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags to inspire kids in grades K through 6 to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete six hours of recreational, nonschool-related reading are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags theme park. Teachers whose classes participate and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket. Schools must be within a 250-mile radius of a participating Six Flags theme park in order to participate.

Free Six Flags Tickets for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers get free tickets to Six Flags – Here’s How:

Learn more about the Read to Succeed program
For:  K-6th grade students and their teachers – homeschooling educators included – who teach within 250 miles of Six Flags

Thank you, Leslie, for telling us about this high quality, 100% free, educational find! I wish I lived near a Six Flags!

Here’s another reading program that gives freebies to homeschoolers for reading:

Free Pizza for Reading - homeschoolers are welcome! for K-6th

Free Pizza for Reading: Open to Homeschoolers!

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Will it work for my family?”
 Sure, each company’s ad says it’s the best, but you’re still left wondering, “Is it best for my family?” 
With our 2017 10th Annual Homeschool Freebie Directory, you can find out for sure.
We’ve made it easy.
We’ve pulled together different homeschool companies offering a wide variety of great products and services for you to try. You’ll get a good look at these before you buy!

Visit our online 2017 Freebie Directory page to learn how you can claim the freebies that interest you.
 You’ll find new and exciting gifts, activity books, eBooks, lessons, daily devotionals, hands-on activities, audio and video stories, cursive handwriting lessons, worksheets, games, and more! 
Don’t miss any valuable offers!

You’ll want to come back to visit the site as often as needed. In fact, you’ll have an entire year to explore all the engaging resources and featured products.

Here’s more great news: 
There are plenty of freebies for everyone!  Tell your friends and homeschool support groups so they, too, can enjoy the free gifts. Share this with others–no strings attached! What a fantastic way for them to discover new homeschool resources and products without having to actually buy anything! (Unless, of course, they want to.)
Happy homeschooling from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and all of these fine companies who are so delighted to introduce you to their outstanding products. We are confident that each of these items will offer fresh, innovative ideas for you to implement, and you’ll find something wonderful that’s a perfect fit for your homeschool family. 


Tennis Classes

Lindsay Campbell is collecting names of families interested in homeschool tennis classes. If you are interested, please email her at lindsay.campbell20@yahoo.com


Lake Area Homeschool Chess Club

Where: Lake Charles Bible Church, Annex located at 1920 E. McNeese St.

Time: 2:30 until 4:00

Coach: Edward Martin

Adult Sponsor: Katherine Martin

Note: Open to all area homeschoolers.

Thursday dates

September: 14 & 28
October: 12 & 26
November: 9 & 30
December: 14
January: 11 & 25
February: 8 & 22
March: 8 & 22
April: 12 & 26
May: 10 & 24

Please let me know if you are interested. I need names, ages, and experience of students.

Contact: Katherine Martin at katmartin87@bellsouth.net or text (337)540-4744.






New Homeschool Co-op

We are beginning a “brand new” Homeschool Fellowship/ Co-op hosted by Trinity Baptist church in Lake Charles. Our goal is to offer enrichment classes for preschool through 12th grade students all over the lake area.  Because we are new we will need lots of teachers and volunteers to get things started.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating and/or would be willing to teach a class.  We hope to begin Monday, September 11th.  Time is short!
Michelle Clark and Barbara Dixon
Cherie Garza
Barbara Dixon


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.
Sam Salo
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.
-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
-One-on-one sessions
-Groups (classes)
-Supplemental tutoring and teaching for a student’s preexisting classes
-Teaching by invitation from a group or school
-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.
-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.

Sensory University

I would like to extend a special invitation for you to become one of our special clients. Sensory University is a parent, teacher, and school supply company. We offer discount prices for over 1300 products and are continuing to add more. The Sensory “U” offers products from science, math, teacher supplies, visual stimulation, and sensory or tactile input. Our items will complete any classroom! We mainly focus on special needs which makes us the #1 store manufacturing over 110 special needs items.

Sensory University offers a special needs collection in which has been hand selected by board certified therapists. Our products have been tested in clinics and are proven to offer clinicians, parents, and educators a wide variety of tools designed to improve the lives of children.
We are looking forward to the opportunity of earning your business.  Together our companies can benefit children and parents on a global level.  You may also enjoy visiting our website at www.sensoryuniversity.com The Sensory University catalog is available on our website. We have conveniently placed a W9 and a purchase order on the site as well to remove your hassle of calling to place your order!
Place your order by July 31st and receive a 10% discount on an order over $100.00 when you mention this email! If you order via mail or fax, include a copy of this email. If you order online, please enter code SCHOOL.
Melissa Kuneyl
National Marketing Director
Sensory University, LLC
770-904-6418 Fax