Meeting of the NHHC Board of Representatives Thursday, January 29

The quarterly meeting of the NHHC Board of Representatives will be held Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Elkins Public Library in Canterbury. Members are welcome to attend this meeting. For more information, please contact Amy Gall, 838-5081, amyginnh@yahoo.com.

NCFCA Granite State Qualifier Speech and Debate Tournament

February 19 – 21, 2015
Centerpoint Community Church, 101 School Street, Salem, NH 03079

Come help teens sharpen their speaking skills—No Experience Required

Approximately 150 home educated students from across the Northeast will be competing in eleven different speech events and two styles of debate. The students rely on individuals from the community to serve as judges; your feedback is vital to the growth and encouragement of these students.
Please consider serving as a judge at this unique event.In exchange for your three hour commitment as a judge you will receive...

Home Education Informational Meeting in Alton

You are invited to join us Saturday, January 31 from 10:00-11:00 am at the Gilman Library in Alton for a Home Education Informational Meeting. Do you know someone who is considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling or looking for more resources? This will be a perfect opportunity for them to ask questions and talk about home education. We'll gather downstairs in the Agnes Thompson Room. Marion Claus, Mary Dow, and Karen Deighan will be offering handouts and resources for those interested in the topic.

Homeschoolers Invited to Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference May 29-31

We have released the carrier pigeons, and the concourses are alight. You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference, May 29-31. Now in our fifteenth year, our doors are open to high school-aged students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors.

Winter Survival Program at Camp Lincoln in Kingston February 20

Friday, February 20 we will spend the day learning the important information and skills needed to survive New England’s worst weather. Topics covered will include the ten essentials, signs and symptoms of winter related injuries and illnesses, shelter building, fire starting, and water purification. Camp staff will lead the groups through age appropriate activities while also taking time for games and crafts. Drop off at 9:00 am and pick up at 4:00 pm. $12 per person ($30 max per family). Come prepared to be outside for the day. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water bottle.

TeenPact, Christian Leadership School in Concord

TeenPact, a Christian leadership school, will be held at the capitol in Concord in April. TeenPact's mission is to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their Christian faith and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things. Each TeenPact program is marked by spiritual discipleship, student leadership, parental involvement and a commitment to excellence.
Our class dates in Concord:
Four-Day Class (13-19 year olds) – April 6-9, 2015

Essay Contest on “The American Flag”

NH Lions Multiple District 44 - NH middle school students in grades 5-8 can enter an essay contest between December 1, 2014 and February 6, 2015. To enter they must submit one original handwritten (legible in ink) or typed essay between 100 and 300 words on the theme "The American Flag". Essays will be judged on originality, creativity, and facts (sources and references must be listed). First place within each grade level will win a certificate and medal, and also qualify for the multiple district contest which has a $100 prize per grade level.

Report a New Discovery in Biological Science and Win an Award

MSMR’s 24th Annual Student Competition – “That’s News!” – will open for submissions on January 5th.

The Competition is for middle school and high school students throughout New England. Winning students and their parents and teachers are invited to receive their recognitions and awards at the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Annual Meeting (June 26, 2015). There are cash, book and certificate awards for students who most compellingly explain a recent biomedical research breakthrough using an essay, poster or webpage of their own creation.

Events and Classes at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough

Festivals of Light on January 6th at 4:00 PM: This program uses artifacts from the Mariposa's collection of over 7,000 objects to examine holiday traditions from around the world that use light to celebrate the return of spring, the victory of good over evil, and the inner light that burns in each person. Best for Kindergarten age and up, this program does involve sitting still for about an hour, although I will need plenty of volunteers to dress up and act out some of the traditions! Children $6, Adults Free!

A New College Program and New Classes from VLACS, The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (online courses)

VLACS is pleased to announce a new early college program that provides students with the opportunity to earn an associate degree while in high school. Called Learning through College (LTCollege) this innovative program gives students the option of completing one or more college courses; completing the first year of an associate degree; or, earning an associate degree while attending high school. Please visit the VLACS website for more information about this exciting opportunity for students http://vlacs.org/learning-through-college/.

New High School and Middle School Courses