2nd Annual Scripps Spelling Bee for Homeschoolers
January 18, 2014 from 1:00-3:00
Nackey Loeb School, Manchester
$5.00 entry fee per child
Join New Hampshire's best and brightest homeschool students for the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held at the Nackey Loeb School! WeAre Home Educators has registered for the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year and would love to invite all New Hampshire homeschool students in grades 1-8 to participate. Prizes will be awarded for the top spellers. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. You will receive the 2014 Scripps Spelling Bee Study List when you register. More information can be found directly on the Scripps site. The snow date for this event is 1/25/14. Visit www.wearehomeeducators.com to register for this event. Our events are open to all homeschool families!
Stanford Achievement Testing in April
The Classical Conversations group in Rochester is offering Stanford Achievement testing during the weeks of April 21-23 for grades 1-6 and April 28-30 for grades 7-12. Contact Maria Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
The New Hampshire Supreme offers tours to students on Mondays and Fridays. Several homeschooling groups have already taken advantage of our tour and have really enjoyed their experience. It is a great compliment to your government curriculum. The tour begins in the court room. When available, which is more often than not, a judge comes in for a question and answer session with the students. If it’s available, the students will visit the conference room and the law library. Tours of the Supreme Court can be done in conjunction with State House tours.
If you are interested in just a Supreme Court tour contact, Laura Mitchell at email@example.com 271-2646 x 2362. If you would like to arrange a tour of both the Supreme Court and the State House contact Virginia Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule both.
We look forward to hearing from you and showing you around.
Scholarship Opportunity for Young Women
The goal of the Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs. To further this goal, the local club in Concord sponsors a scholarship. The application of the local winner is then sent to the Zonta District governors, who submit one application to the Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Board provides awards to five recipients. For more information, visit www.zonta.org, or contact Carolyn Andrews at 224-0185 or email@example.com.
Study in Rome!
Roman Explorations is a study tour for elementary and middle school teachers and homeschool instructors, on-site in Rome! You will learn about the Latin language, as well as the culture, myth, and history of the ancient Romans!
In the morning, participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, using a colorful, engaging, kid-friendly text called Minimus. No previous experience with Latin is necessary. During the day and evening, participants will journey through the city of Rome, witnessing the monumental sites and museums firsthand. Accomplished instructors will provide commentary, lead discussion, and suggest lessons and activities for incorporating this material into the classroom.
Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, P.O. Box 188 Alton Bay, NH 03810, firstname.lastname@example.org, (866) 933-9466
For LD/ADHD Students--A Chance to Experience Success (ACES)
ACES is a two week summer residential experience at Keene State College in which high school students ages 16-17 with LD/ADHD participate in activities that assist them to build skills toward independence and learn about the world of work while on a college campus. While there, students also participate in a variety of social, recreational and team building opportunities. Students document their experiences in a portfolio which is then used throughout the following school year to assist in planning for the future in the areas of education, living independently and employment. ACES is made possible through a partnership between NH Vocational Rehabilitation, Keene State College and the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions. Additional information regarding the application process is available at www.aces.keenecommons.net. Contact: Tina Greco, (603) 271-3993, email@example.com
PAX-Program of Academic Exchange Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from Germany, Thailand, Norway, Brazil, China, Spain, Belgium and Mexico or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Visit the PAX website at www.pax.org.
Call PAX Community Coordinators Shannon at 603-393-5616 or Jean at the PAX national office, 1-800-555-6211, ext. 310.
Experience The Japanese Culture
LABO International is a cultural exchange program that offers the opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 20 to host a Japanese student in their home for approximately one month, starting at the end of July. Labo students arrive with everything that they need in order to share the everyday life of a New Englander. There is never a need to plan expensive vacations or costly trips. The student simply wants to be apart of an American family and to share their culture with them. Simple things as a bike ride, hiking, family cookouts are treasured moments for them. If your child is going to camp during this time Labo will pay $250.00 for the Japanese student to be a part of this as well.
Interested families are encouraged to call Lenny or Maureen Bolduc at 802-886-2316 or feel free to speak with our children Lindsay, Larry, Lauren and Leigh. We can also be reached by e-mail--
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put LABO 2009 in the subject line.
Homeschooling Night at Barnes and Noble in Newington, NH
Homeschooling Night the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 featuring a non-profit, author, theatre group or some kind of artist with the homeschoolers so that they both learn about the other.
During the day, we have storytime on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM. All events are free and open to the public. Storytime is open to all ages and there is always a craft. You can pick up a calendar at the information station or at the registers regarding events, or you can ask
Sally Bruce Stoklosa, Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Newington, NH 03801
Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student?
Benefits: Expand your world horizons, learning new cultures & languages. Make lifetime global friendships, with the possibility of future travel. Contact International Student exchange immediately by Calling Kris Matthieu 603-894-6468 iseusa.com
Lumenarts presents performances of great works including The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and great people including Emily Dickinson and Caesar, Cicero, and Cato. Performances are live and improv: no two performances will be the same. While the language is improv the telling stays true to the original text. Performances are tailored for particular audiences. Performances can vary from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen. DVDs are also available. Check www.lumenarts.com for more information.