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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Ashland, AL & Bremen, GA Homeschooling Marching Band

Marching Band:
The deadline to register for marching band is Monday, July 5th. I have to have forms in hand that day so that I can finish the music before our July 10th meeting.

We will be using the Bremen, GA Parks and Recreation department for band camp and rehearsals. So far we have had interested people from Atlanta (none of them were specific as to what area), Griffin, Senoia, Newnan, LaGrange, Douglasville, Carrollton, Villa Rica, and Bremen in Georgia. In Alabama, there were interested people from several areas of Birmingham, Ashland, Lineville, Talladega, and Pell City. There were multiple families from most areas, so carpooling should help! No interest from points North of us... maybe we can change that!
[I will keep updating the list on the website as more interest and registration forms come in]

Please go to www.juhsb.org and click on the "News" tab for all the marching band information. Use the "contact me" button at the bottom of the page or email me amber@juhsb.org for registration forms.

We are hopefully doing a car wash fundraiser this weekend! Proceeds will be divided up among the participant's accounts to help pay for all costs associated with marching band. If you want to be a part of that, please let me know now!

Fall semester classes:
Classes will be held in Bremen, GA (moved from Carrollton, GA to cut costs) and Ashland, AL. The early registration deadline for fall semester classes is JUNE 30th. If you register and pay by June 30th, you will receive a $25 discount.

If you miss the June 30th deadline, do not worry. You still have until July 31st to register. You just don't get the $25 discount after June 30th.

For more information about classes offered, please see our website www.juhsb.org. We have various classes for homeschooled students ages 3 through graduation. To get registration forms for Fall classes, please use the "contact me" button at the bottom of the website or email me amber@juhsb.org.

*Please do NOT use the fall registration paperwork to register for marching band. The marching band price is lower than what was originally listed. Please use the marching band registration paperwork for marching band only.

Amber South
Joy Unspeakable Homeschool Band www.juhsb.org
331 Georgia Avenue North; Bremen, GA 30110; 404-312-0686
amber@juhsb.org


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Huntsville Homeschool Cub Scout Pack


Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 763
Come visit us
Date:Thursdays
 starting September 2, 2010
Time: 3pm - 4pm


Are you or your son looking ADVENTURE?  Then you’re reading the right flyer.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE BOYS?
Games, activities, arts and crafts, leadership opportunities, service projects, and much, much more!!!
Cub Scout Promise
    I promise
    to DO MY BEST
    To do my DUTY to GOD
    And my Country
    To HELP other people, and
    To OBEY the LAW of the Pack


TRIED AND PROVEN METHODS OF BUILDING CHARACTER, TRADITIONAL VALUES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP SKILLS ARE WOVEN THROUGH FUN.
                                                                   
If you are interested in joining the ADVENTURES OF SCOUTING and have a boy at least 6 years old or 1st through 5th grade, please come out and visit us.

Location: Southside Baptist Church
At the corner of Whitesburg Dr and Franklin St
209 Marsheutz Avenue Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35801

If you need more information please contact
Beth
mpnovoa@yahoo.com


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Rosary Beads

Just one more reason I homeschool:

The parents of a high school student from Rockland County are demanding answers after their ninth grader was suspended for wearing rosary beads to school.  He was suspended even though the school doesn't even have a policy banning them. So did the principal go too far? Jason Laguna is a former altar boy and proud Catholic. He got his rosary beads as a gift, thinks they look cool and sometimes wears them under his shirt at school. But last Friday, right before dismissal, he pulled them out on his way out. He was given a one-day suspension from Fieldstone Secondary School. His mother calls the punishment extreme, considering the 14-year-old is a member of student government and, according to his last report card, "is a pleasure to have in class." Laguna says she was told the school has an unwritten policy regarding beads because they could be used to show gang affiliation. The principal claims it was insubordination, saying Laguna's actions, "endangered the safety, health, morals or welfare of himself or others." Jason was supposed to stay home Friday, but late Thursday the district superintendent put that on hold pending further investigation. It may not be divine intervention, but his mother has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union as she continues to fight the suspension.

Buffalo Dip & Caramel Apple Salad


Deb,

I just realized that an email you sent out after the Easter Egg hunt at Leeds got lost in my spam box.  You had asked for the buffalo dip and caramel apple salad recipe.  I made the Buffalo Dip and here is the recipe
1 large can chicken
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
2  8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix all ing. together and bake on 350 or 40 min.
I made it my mission at the egg hunt to find the lady who made the caramel apple salad and she said it was a tub of cool whip, a large snickers bar, chopped, and a green apple unpeeled and chopped fine and drizzled with choc sauce.  She is a member of a group called CAFE if you happen to have access to it and wish to verify with her:).  I'm glad you enjoyed the dip.  It's always a big hit!
Beverly McPhail

Year Round FREE Jazz Lessons

Saturday Jazz Greats
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame presents our Saturday Jazz Greats program which offers free Jazz lessons to students ages 8yrs old and up every Saturday morning at the Carver Theatre. Classes run all year long and are taught by professional Jazz musicians. All skill levels are welcome. Students must contact the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at (205)254-2731 and come by and fill out an application. Practically every instrument is covered except piano &amp


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
http://www.jazzhall.com


Carver Theatre
1631 4th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203


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National Honor Societies

National Honor Societies


Honor societies are a great way for students to develop leadership skills, impact their communities, demonstrate high academic achievement, and boost their chances of college admission and scholarship awards. Unfortunately, the most well-known of these societies, the National Honor Society, does not permit homeschoolers to join. However, the organizations listed below represent equally prestigious opportunities for your Alabama homeschooler.

1st Grade Condoms


Just another reason I homeschool:


Condoms available to 1st graders in Provincetown

WHDH-TV
updated 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- Condoms will be available to first grade students in Provincetown.
The school committee there has unanimously adopted a condom distribution policy beginning as early as first grade.
According to the Provincetown Banner, students must speak to a school nurse or trained counselor before being given condoms.
The committee also directed school officials not to honor demands from parents objecting to their kids receiving condoms.


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Homeschool Alumni

Homeschool ALUMNI – What We're About



The homeschool movement is coming of age as thousands of graduates emerge each year.
With our formative years having been spent outside the institutions of our contemporaries, we – as homeschool graduates – share a unique outlook on life and a distinct set of opportunities and challenges.

Homeschool ALUMNI exists to encourage and support homeschool alumni as they...

  • Take advantage of their unique opportunities as homeschool graduates to lead lives of purpose and influence.
  • Meet, share ideas, and find community with other alumni.
  • Further the legacy of homeschooling to future generations.
  • Advance the Kingdom of Christ in our families, cultures, churches and governments.
The Alumni Network provides opportunities to connect and forge relationships with fellow alumni. Alumni events and discussion forums give us opportunities to meet, converse and fellowship online and in person. 

As a venue and sounding board for the community, we also seek to support, inform, educate and inspire our membership by sharing news, articles, and essays that are specifically relevant to the homeschool alumni community. 

Homeschool ALUMNI was founded in 2005 by homeschool graduates, Camden Spiller and Riley Spiller.

~Many thanks to Rachel Wright for this resource!


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4teachers Online Tool


Hey Deb, 

I found a great resource I wanted to share with everyone. Can you pass it along?  http://www.4teachers.org/

This page has lots of neat features but what I found most helpful was the teacher tool TrackStar. Heres a description from their site- "TrackStar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!"
I have found this to be a great way of keeping up with sites and activities without having to add them to my favorites. This would be great for those using unit studies or just eclectic style homeschoolers in general. Thanks.



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Huntsville Nutrition & Wellness


Huntsville Nutrition & Wellness

I am talking with the Southeast YMCA and a nutritionist I've worked with about putting together a class this upcoming school year for high school-age teens or, perhaps, for those age 12+.


Would you/your child be interested in a class that would cover nutrition and wellness? Or just a course on nutrition? We are talking about how to organize it now: go through a book on nutrition, meet once a week for the school year or a few times a week for a shorter period of time. We could organize a year-long syllabus and let folks pay on a monthly basis. I don't know what a fee would be yet; with the YMCA working with us, I'm pretty sure it would be fairly nominal.

I'd like to have a few tests along the way to make sure my daughter is paying attention. I would like this to count as an elective class for her transcript.

I think we could include also sessions/classes with a trainer on how to include exercise in every lifestyle (that would not necessarily have to be at a gym.)

Juliana Wright is the nutritionist I'm talking with and she's very interested in doing something with the homeschool community; the challenge is to figure out what we want!

Please let me know if you'd be interested or if this would be of no interest to you so I have an idea how to proceed. Any input is welcome! Call me at 256-489-9018 or email me!

Kristen Lindelow


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Dismissal


DISMISSAL 
FROM EVEREST ACADEMY
Everest Academy reserves the right to dismiss any family for any reason without explanation or prior notice including any behavior deemed to be inappropriate by Everest Academy including (but not limited to) poor conduct and/or illegal activities,  endangering the safety of a child, failure to make payment, policy noncompliance, and/or dishonesty in matters that could affect Everest Academy. We also reserve this right with any family not enrolled in Everest Academy but participating in an Everest Academy sponsored group or activity.


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Phenix City Support Groups

Phenix City Home Schooling Resources

Chattahoochee Valley Homeschoolers consists of 42 home schooling families in Cataula. Sends out about 25 newsletters bi-monthly to members.L.I.G.H.T. (Leaders In Godly Home Teaching) consists of 150+ families in the Columbus/ Phenix City area with children ranging in grade levels from pre-kindergarten to college sophomores. This Christian organization is dedicated to supporting Godly home training of children, but a statement of faith is not required to join. Its function is to provide encouragement, prayerful support and communication among all homeschooling families; information on education techniques and curriculum; coordination of group activities; and monitoring of legislation related to home schools. 

Amazing Mondays Co-op is an active support group for homeschooling families. The group meets every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northside Recreation Center in Columbus to share an educational activity together. The group also plans field trips throughout the year that are educational and fun. Parents are able to discuss and share homeschool methods, struggles, questions, and any concerns. The group is open to any and all homeschool families.

Freedom Home Schoolers was created in 2005 to support homeschooling families in the Phenix City/Columbus area regardless of religious affiliation. Support for each family is offered through group activities, co-ops, field trips, or perhaps just a chance to sit and chat with other homeschooling families.  Family membership is $20 for the school year. For more information, send an email to membership@freedomhomeschoolers.com

Fort Benning Homeschoolers was developed to give general information on homeschooling to active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard families in the Fort Benning, Georgia area. Click here to join this egroup.


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Salem, AL Activities

Hi Debbi,

Are you a member of Muscogee Moms? There is a weekly posting of things to do in our area. Most of which are free or little cost involved. There is also $2 skating at Hollywood Connection in Columbus Ga on Tuesday and Thursday. As well as a $2 movie (Ritz Theatre) and popcorn on Tues. and Thurs. Park Days at Copper Creek Park in Cols Ga on Friday from 10 - 12 and Park Day at Double Churches Park on Tues from 2 - 4. I will continue to look for more but maybe this will get you started. 

~Rhonda Holt



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Mobile: The Rhythm Center



Hello,


You may be interested in a current project I am developing. It is a percussion centered music education initiative called The Rhythm Center. My goal is to offer quality percussion and music instruction to the Mobile Bay community. This email is intended to provide you with The Rhythm Center's web address (http://therhythmcenter.com) so you can learn more if you are interested. I have also attached a list of classes offered this Summer. If you have any friends or family who may enjoy the fulfilling experience of learning and playing music then please feel free to forward this information to them.

Thanks for taking the time to read this email. I hope you have an enjoyable summer.

Sincerely,

David Hughes
251-228-0204
P.O. Box 852022
Mobile, AL 36685



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