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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 church "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.

March & April, Woodlawn (Bham): FREE Writing Workshops


DESERT ISLAND SUPPLY CO.

SPRING WORKSHOPS

Registration is open for DISCO's Spring Workshops! All workshops are from 4 to 6 pm. Workshops are free to kids in the Birmingham area, but registration is required. 

MARCH 2015

He Said She Said: Improv Acting and Playwriting (Mondays)
Grades 3-10 | March 2, 9, 16 & 23 (No workshop on March 30)
Calling all class clowns and family hams! In this workshop, we’ll use improv play and imaginative exercises as a springboard for creating new characters, plots and scenes. We will also read, watch and act out short plays to help us develop and write our own scripts. Each participant will have his or her short play included in DISCO’s Great Book of One-Act Plays.
register for He Said She Said: Improv Acting and Playwriting
Scraps & Snippets: Reviving the Commonplace Book (Tuesdays)
Grades 2-10 | March 3, 10, 17 & 24 (No workshop on March 31)
Long before Pinterest and Evernote, Commonplace books were used to gather and collect information on a particular theme. In this workshop, we’ll create our own commonplace books and fill them with ideas, quotes, poems, recipes, pressed flowers, found objects and personal observations. Jessica Peterson of The Southern Letterpress will teach us how to print and sew our commonplace books, which will be on display in the DISCO storeroom for the month of April.
register for Scraps and Snippets: Reviving the Commonplace Book
Woodlawn High School StoryLab (Wednesdays)
This semester, Wednesdays at DISCO will be reserved for staff meetings of The Tattler, Woodlawn High School’s student-run newspaper. Staffers will work with local reporters, editors, photographers and designers to report, write, and edit stories for the school newspaper.
Comic Book Club (Thursdays)
All ages | March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and learn from professional comic book artists and writers. We’ll have snacks, prompts and games, but we’ll also let the club members structure their time together and brainstorm future comics/manga programs at DISCO.
register for Comic Book Club

April 2015

National Poetry Writing Month! (Mondays)
Grades 4-9 | April 6, 13, 20 & 27
This April, join Birmingham area poets for weekly workshops celebrating National Poetry Month. In addition to reading and writing poems, students will learn how to recite their poems out loud to an audience. Each participant will record a video of his or her poetry reading and receive a bound collection of the 2015 DISCO Poetry Anthology.
register for National Poetry Writing Month 
A Month of Trees (Tuesdays)
Grades 2-9 | April 7, 14, 21 & 28
April is also Earth Month, and in honor of our beautiful planet, we’ll speak for the trees. Arborist Katie Rogers will guide us through a study about forests and trees, and we’ll let our findings be the inspiration for our own poems, stories and art. Each student will help create and receive a bound copy of the Woodlawn Tree Guide.
register for A Month of Trees
Woodlawn High School StoryLab (Wednesdays)
This semester, Wednesdays at DISCO will be reserved for staff meetings of The Tattler, Woodlawn High School’s student-run newspaper. Staffers will work with local reporters, editors, photographers and designers to report, write, and edit stories for the school newspaper.
Comic Book Club (Thursdays)
All ages | April 9, 16, 23 & 30
Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and learn from professional comic book artists and writers. We’ll have snacks, prompts and games, but we’ll also let the club members structure their time together and brainstorm future comics/manga programs at DISCO.
register for Comic Book Club
The grade levels listed are meant as a guideline for parents to determine whether or not a workshop is suitable for their children. Students need to be able to read and write independently to attend DISCO workshops. 
DISCO follows the Birmingham City School calendar and closings. We will be closed for Spring Break March 30 through April 3. 

For more information, please contact Liz Hughey at liz@desertislandsupplyco.com
Desert Island Supply Co. | 5500 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35212 | (205) 201-0826