Contact information:  swlahomeschoolyearbook@yahoo.com.

 Final day to purchase will be June 30th.

 The last day to submit pictures will be May 27th.


If anyone ordered a 2017-18 yearbook and has not picked it up yet, contact Christy Smith at pinkgrasshopper@outlook.com .


Parents with a 2019 Graduate,

if you would like for your child to participate in
graduation and you would like to help
plan graduation, please contact Heather
Medicis on facebook or on her cell at

At Grace Notes Piano Studio, we often remind ourselves and our students that “music is meant to be shared” – and one of our favorite ways to share music with one another is through song!
If you have a young singer ages 10-18 who is interested in exploring the fun and inspiration of creating music in community, then please do point them in our direction – the Grace Notes Home School Choir.
We meet on a weekly basis to focus on sight-singing, rhythm work, breath control, blend, and a wide range of repertoire.
We’re scheduling consultations with young pianists and their parents for 2018-2019!
These private sessions are completely free of charge and commitment, and are simply a time for prospective students and their parents to get to know us, our approach and philosophy, and for us to get to know the student, their past experience, and future musical goals.
If you or someone you know is looking for comprehensive piano instruction that values music literacy, proper technique, performance etiquette, music history, and nurturing a life-long skill and love of music, simply give us a call at 337-377-6381 or message us on Facebook!
Bonnie Randel homeschooled all six of her children from 1st through 12th grades.  Her pre-college education was in the public school system, and she enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to be involved in various choral and band organizations. Recalling not only those fond memories, but also the valuable educational experiences gained through those music classes, she founded a choir two years ago. It is her hope that the program will grow, allowing families who are enjoying the freedom to home school to no longer have their children miss out on the experience of participating in a choral setting, learning to read music or further and apply their previously learned music literacy skills and simply enjoy the work, fun, discipline and camaraderie of collaborating with others to produce beautiful music!
Contact: 337-377-6381 or bonnie.gracenotes@gmail.com or find them on Facebook!

Homeschool Tax deduction:

Taxpayer gets a deduction on their state return for 50% of what they spent, limited to $5,000 per child.

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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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.


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

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.
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.
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National Marketing Director
Sensory University, LLC
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