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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.


2014 Spring Basic Air Rifle Safety Course

JEFFCO 4-H Shooting Sports Contact: Perry Mitchell, 205-936-0743 (C )
4-H Agent Contact: Bridgett Helms, 205-572-0924
Joann Wissinger 205-410-1989

This course is primarily a basic safety course that teaches the student the basic skills and the necessity of safe handling of rifles. We will also teach the skills required to sight-in a rifle and how to properly hold and shoot the rifle for accuracy. We will do a lot of shooting, starting the first day. Parents are encouraged to come and “watch” the class.

We will limit the class to 12 students (boys or girls). The age requirement for the class is from 11 to 16. We have two type of rifles that we use for the class. First are Daisy 499 B-B guns. These guns are ideal for and will be used by the 11 year olds and some 12 year olds. The second rifle is the Daisy 853 pellet rifle. This rifle requires a certain amount of upper body strength to pump and generally kids under 12 have trouble with it. We will match the rifle with the student for size and strength. Both rifles have similar accuracy and sights. The rifles are furnished for the course.

The first meeting of the class will be Thursday, April 10, 2014. We meet at the Trussville Fire and Rescue Gym (Old Elem. School) located at 421 Cherokee Dr in Trussville (35173). The class begins at 4:00 P.M. and runs until 6:00 P.M. each Thursday. Students should arrive around 3:30. The class will last 10 weeks and will finish around June 12. It is important that the students attend each of the classes, especially the first 5 or 6, since the lessons build on each other. The cost for the class is
$25.00 per student. This covers the shooting supplies and the NRA Certificate at the end.

This course is sponsored by the Jefferson Co 4-H, Trussville Fire and Rescue, and the Magic City Gun Club.

Policy Statement: “The Alabama Cooperative Extension System offers educational programs, materials, and equal opportunity employment to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.”

Contact Perry Mitchell for an application packet. E-mail is preferred, but call if  necessary (leave a message with name and number).  

March 15, Bham: Holi Festival Field Trip

Everest Studies In World Culture And Religion March Field Trip
March 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

More information and a schedule of events can be found at http://www.artsbma.org/event/holi-an-indian-celebration-of-color/ which include art activities, scavenger hunt, traditional Indian food (provided by Taj India), henna tattoos, live music and dance performances, storytelling, and throwing of the colors.  

Please join us at this PUBLIC event at the Birmingham Museum of Art as we learn more about Hindu culture and religion.  Holi is a festival celebrated in north India to mark the coming of spring.

Holi is a colourful festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint. To learn more about the Holi festival - check here: http://www.holifestival.org/

As it is a public event, there is no need to R.S.V.P. - but if you want to meet up with other homeschoolers in the study program, you may email Danielle at 4neerdowells@gmail.com.

March 3 Deadline, Huntsville: Women's History Month Art Contest

DEADLINE DATE: March 3, 2014 for Women's History Month Celebration.

From: Mrs. Rosie Douglas

DEADLINE DATE: March 3, 2014 for Women's History Month Celebration.

Judging will be done by a Professional Art Company or local Artist. Other schools will be participating.

Any questions call: 256-429-8039 or email: rosdougl@hotmail.com .

Rosie Douglas
Rosie's International Services, Inc.
Art in Education Enrichment and Enlightenment Program

Coke Reward Points for Girl Scouts

Coke Rewards: Hey Friends, Dae (my daughter) needs Coke Rewards codes for her Girl Scouts troop (Everest Academy Cadette Troop -http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/2013/11/hoover-everest-academy-cadette-girl.html ). I do not have to have the physical cap or box, I just need the codes. You can find the codes in the bottle caps or on the inside of the boxes. If you drink Coke products, please consider emailing them to me at everestacademy1@gmail.com. I would really appreciate it! Coke products include: 

Diet Coke
Coke Zero
Dasani Water
Minute Maid
Seagram's Ginger Ale
and more.


Feb. 28 (RSVP Deadline Feb. 26), Florence: Shoals Homeschool Craft & Board Game Day!

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Conference Room

Friday, Feb. 28th 2-4 p.m.

$2.00 per child for craft supplies.

All ages are welcome. Younger children may participate with help of an adult partner! We will make a craft planned and led by a library employee and fellow homeschooler. Afterwards we will have a blast playing a variety of board games.

Please register by Wednesday, Feb. 26 so supplies may be purchased.

This event is open to all homeschoolers!

Call/text Darla Hicks at 256-412-4464 to register or with any questions. Or email darlakayhicks@aol.com.

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
350 N. Wood Ave.
Florence, AL

March Events

Everest Academy Events Listing
Come & Join In!!!!
Everest Academy always has a ton of activities being organized. Please be sure to include who & what the payment is for on the comment line of your personal checks or in the comment section when using PayPal to send money. Everest has approximately eleven activity coordinators, so please make sure to pay attention to who is organizing the field trip.

Very important note!!! If you are interested in organizing a field trip, please feel free to do so! Everest would be happy to advertise it for you. The more activities we can offer to the Alabama Homeschooling community, the better!

Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

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March 1, Calera: The Fairy Tale Ball

Bham: Railroad FREE Fitness Classes

Full Details: http://www.railroadpark.org/events-get-healthy.html

Get Healthy on the Railroad

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's mission is to give employers, families and individuals access to quality, affordable healthcare. Blue Cross customers have greater peace of mind knowing this 75-year old company is helping protect their health and financial security. As a corporate leader in Alabama, Blue Cross is committed to positively impacting the health and education of the communities they serve. The sponsorship of "Get Healthy on the Railroad" allows the company to make a positive impact for the community and the overall health of the downtown Birmingham area. With this initiative, Blue Cross is doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.
For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama please visit www.bcbsal.com.

Class Descriptions (all classes are FREE!):

Crunk Fitness (Mondays at 6:00 p.m.):

Crunk Fitness is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast!

The BOOTCAMP GROUP EXPERIENCE (Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.):

The BOOTCAMP GROUP EXPERIENCE is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost your metabolism. This class will challenge you on all levels. The combination of bodyweight exercises and functional exercises will have you burning calories in no time.

Zumba (Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.):

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.

Yoga (Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.):

Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student.

Happy Feet Fridays (Fridays at 6:00p.m.):

Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals.
Walking is safe and simple, plus it lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk for or helps you manage type two diabetes, manages your weight, improves your mood and helps you stay strong. So whether you're training for your next marathon or just wanting to get moving, Happy Feet will get you on the right track. All experience levels are welcome.

March 1, Bham: Teen BMA Bollywood Style

Teen BMA Night: Bollywood-Style

MARCH 1 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 | Free


Teen BMA takes you to India for a night. Celebrate Holi, the Hindu celebration of color, at this cool event just for teens (ages 14-18)!
Sample traditional Indian food
Dance the night away with DJ Omari
Experience India through a Museum scavenger hunt (with prizes!)
Make some art of your own on our graffiti wall
Adorn yourself with Henna tattoos
Make a keepsake photo in the photo booth
For the grand finale, throw colors on your friends in the true spirit of Holi! Make sure you wear something white and something you don’t mind getting COLOR on!
Holi is a spring festival known as the festival of colors and is a national holiday in India. Traditionally, everyone plays, chases, and colors each other with dry powder to welcome the start of spring!
For more information on Teen BMA, email Associate Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org.

March 24 - 28, Huntsville: Spring Break Art Camp

Full Info here: http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/events/spring-break-art-camp/

Spring Break Art Camp-March 24-March 28

IMG_20130712_121951_251-1Monday – Friday, March 24th – 28th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ages 6-12
Fee: $150 members/$165 non-members
Supplies included
Your kids will have a blast at this week long camp offering lots of opportunities for your child to explore art techniques and famous artists.  Campers will learn drawing, painting, printmaking, colored pencil, sculpture and more with an emphasis on fostering creative expression.

Huntsville Art League @ Lowe Mill, Studio 103
2211 Seminole Dr., Suite 103 - Huntsville
Map data ©2014 Google
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 2 days before the start day of the class.
Teri Hartman
Spaces currently available for this class: 15

May 30 - June 1, Huntsville: Youth Leadership Retreat

Hi, Deb, 

Could you please send this out to everyone? You can have people who are interested contact me at valeriejhz@gmail.com. Julie said we need to register in groups of up to 16 people, so I can liaise for everyone who wants to be in the group.


Good evening -
Hot off the press, you’re the first to receive this Youth Leadership Retreat update!...

Youth Leadership Retreat
(weekend, three-day, two-night)
Custom crafted for students in grades 10 through 12, this brand new program allows retreat participants to work in teams and develop critical life skills that are highly-valued in scholarship acquisition, college admission and ultimately in our global workforce. During this amazing weekend experience, the Youth Leadership Retreat delivers a curriculum that is both educational and fun, with activities focused on the development of capacity in problem solving, purposeful communication, leadership initiative and increased self-confidence.

Date: May 30 – June 1, 2014
Check-In: Friday 5 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday 4 p.m.
* This price point of $150 is a one-time special event by invitation only.              Space is limited.

This link provides your opportunity for pre-registrationhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CRZQJ2J
A USSRC representative will contact you shortly after receiving your information.  Please feel free to email me personally with any questions. 
Take care –

One last point, if you want to receive future homeschool exclusive event information, this link will allow you to designate just that.

Have a great weekend -

Dr. Julie T. Finley
Vice President of Educational Initiatives
U.S. Space & Rocket Center ~ One Tranquility Base ~ Huntsville, Alabama 35805

April 5, Mobile: Mobile Area Homeschool Prom

The Parents’ Planning Committee presents

The 2014 Mobile Area Homeschool Prom

Saturday, April 5, 2014 ● 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

The Crystal Ballroom of The Battle House Hotel


26 North Royal Street ● Mobile, Alabama  36602

We cordially invite all Mobile Area homeschooled Seniors and Juniors and their parents to attend this year’s prom.  Each Senior or Junior may invite one guest.  Please fill out and return registration form by March 14th for the best price. Click 2014 Mobile Area Homeschool Prom Registration (3) to print the form.
Your payment will include a DJ, swing dance instruction, and a plated meal with salad, entrée, side dishes, dessert, and drinks.
A professional photographer will offer portrait sittings before and after dinner.  Please indicate on your registration form if you want to have portraits taken.  You will pay the $25 fee directly to the photographer that night.  After the prom, she will mail you a disk containing your portraits and candid shots from the evening.
This event calls for formal, modest attire.  Girls may wear floor or cocktail length gowns but should avoid high leg slits, backless/cut-out dresses, and showing cleavage.  (If there is any question, bring a sweater or wrap to wear.)  Young men should wear tuxedos.  Parents may attend in either formal wear or “Sunday” dress, including suit and tie for the men.
If you will attend with a party of more than two, please list the names of those with whom you wish to be seated for the meal (tables of 10).
We look forward to a wonderful evening with our community’s homeschooled young men and women as we celebrate the goodness of God in blessing our Seniors and Juniors.
Please contact Amanda Davis (251-689-8383), Joy Nyeste (251-391-2032), or Retta Franklin (251-391-4663) with any questions or comments.

March, Bham: FREE Creative Writing Program Grades 3 - 9

It's time to register for Desert Island Supply Company March's after-school workshops! All workshops are free, but registration is required.
Please note: Attendance at all sessions of a workshop is not required, just recommended.
Science Mondays: Seeds & StoriesMarch 3, 10, 17 & 24 (grades 3-9)
In honor of the Spring Equinox, which heralds the first day of spring, we're going to explore Botany in this Science Monday workshop. From planting seeds (and watching them grow) to identifying flower and plant characteristics, this workshop will excite any budding naturalist. Participants will take home a seedling and a botanical journal at the end of this workshop.
Travel Tuesdays: Arm Chair Globe-trottingMarch 4, 11, 18 & 25 (grades 3-9)
Inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, take a journey each week in this workshop. Expand your horizons and stretch your mind through exploration of cities real and imagined and illustrate the stories you hear. Then, create your own invisible city. Participants will finish this workshop with a hand-bound collection of stories, maps and illustrations.
Writing WednesdaysMarch 5, 12, 19 & 26 (grades 3-9)
We’re getting back to our roots every Wednesday this semester. This March, join us for weekly workshops in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. You’ll create a bound collection of your poetry and prose at the end of this workshop.
Mapper's Delight: In Collaboration with MAKEbhmMarch 6, 13, 20 & 27 (grades 3-9)
DISCO is excited to introduce a new collaboration with MAKEbhm, a maker's space located in North Woodlawn. In this workshop, participants will help create a map sculpture of Alabama with a twist. Two sessions will be held at MAKEbhm. Further details will be emailed once registration is complete.
5500 1ST AVE N