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
Scholarship Opportunity for Seventh Graders
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is one of the most generous awards for seventh-grade students in the country. Those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities throughout high school, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more. While this is not a Center for Talented Youth scholarship, many Young Scholars have used the award to take CTY courses, and CTY has staff available who can answer questions about the application process.
The Young Scholars Program is open to students with outstanding academic records, accomplishments outside of the classroom, and substantial financial need. Learn more at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program/how-to-apply/. Applications are due by Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Anyone with questions should feel free to contact Bridgette Yee McIntyre at the Center for Talented Youth at 410-735-6270 or email@example.com.
The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research 23rd Annual Student Competition
In this Competition, the student assumes the role of a citizen reporter explaining a recent biomedical research breakthrough to a peer group of teenage science students.
Students may use an Essay, a Poster or a Webpage to tell their story.
All New England students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to enter: public, private, parochial and home-schooled. Students in grades 7 and 8 enter the Level 1 competition; students in grades 9 – 12 enter the Level 2 competition.
We award cash, book and certificate prizes to the winning students, as well as classroom grants to their teachers. The students, their parents and their teachers are invited to the MSMR Annual Meeting in June, where the awards presentations are made.
Complete information, as well as the crucial Student Packet and Entry Form can be found on the Competition page. Awards in Each Level, 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $100, Honorable Mention - Certificate of Merit
Classroom Education Grants for the Teachers, Advisors or Leaders of the winning students. 1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $50, 3rd Place - $25
All winning and honorable mention students and their parents and teacher are invited to the MSMR Annual Meeting in June, where the winning entries will be highlighted.
This Year's Challenge
The competition reflects MSMR’s What A Year! science discovery website (www. WhatAYear.org), which turns research advances into educational opportunities for students. You will create and submit a Poster, Essay or Webpage exploring a recent research advance as if you were the What A Year! reporter. Go to the What A Year! website and review some of the stories there in order to understand the goal of What A Year! to introduce breakthrough science to students.
1. Find a research discovery/breakthrough from scientists at a research institution during 2012 or2013.
2. Tell the story of the discovery via an Essay, Poster or Website, using a balance of text and graphics, being sure to include all the required elements (check out the details in the Student Packet at www.MSMR.org). Show that you understand the discovery and can explain it to us clearly and effectively to your audience – teenage science students.
3. Submit your entry electronically to the Competition e-mail address listed in the Student Packet.
The Student Packet offers numerous ideas on how to find a good story.
Topics should not be ones that are already reported on What A Year! Uncover a topic of special interest to you – an area of biology, a disease or condition, a specific researcher or research institution, for example.
The Student Packet and Entry Form on the MSMR website (www.MSMR.org) will help you find discoveries, plan, create and submit your entry. Please read them and follow their guidance.
We accept entries only in electronic format. Essays and Posters are submitted as e-mail attachments in PDF format; Websites will be submitted as links in your entry e-mail. Please read through the Student Packet for information. Essays and Posters must be individual work; Websites may be created by individuals or teams of two students working together.
Judging and Awards
Your entries are judged by MSMR volunteers. The panels include biomedical researchers, research administrators, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and laboratory technicians. Each entry is anonymous and is reviewed and scored by three judges, individually. The judges report in late May and we notify winning and honorable mention entrants very soon thereafter. They, their parents, and their teacher are invited to Boston to the MSMR Annual Meeting on June 20, where they will receive their awards and recognitions. Winning students who cannot attend the Annual Meeting will receive their award packages by mail, but we strongly encourage all winners to come to the Annual Meeting.
What’s That Website Again?
Go to www.MSMR.org. In the Highlights section of the home page, see the “The MSMR Student Competition”.
7th Annual New Hampshire Homeschool Prom
Join us once again for a night of GREAT TEENS * GREAT MUSIC * GREAT FUN
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5pm-10pm, Bektash Shrine Center, 189 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH
This year’s theme is Masquerade!
Bring your friend, a date, or come by yourself and have a night of fun surrounded by other homeschool teens at this very special formal dance. Please register early as the tickets sell out fast! The Prom is fully chaperoned and is for homeschool teens ages 14 years through high school age. Dates are not required; in the past most teens came without dates and had a wonderful time dancing with friends. If you do bring a date or friend, they do not have to be a homeschooler (but must be between the ages of 14 – 21 years old). One person in the pair needs to be a home school student. We will have a professional photographer at the prom to be taking pictures.
To make this a truly special occasion the dress is formal; the young ladies with formal gowns (all gowns should be tasteful, with appropriate necklines and slits, no short dresses that are above the knee); the guys, formal, with the option of wearing a tie with dress shirt/dress pants. (No jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes)
Parents and siblings will not be able to stay at the prom; we will do a promenade at the beginning of the prom for parents to see all these wonderful teens.
We will be asking each family to bring a dish or dessert for the teens (more details about this on registration form).
Once you let us know your teen is interested, we will email you the registration form. The price will be $27 per teen. Please email ticket requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT BEKTASH) Questions should be sent to email@example.com.
Homeschool Night with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats May 16
Enjoy a fun, Friday night field trip with family and friends….and learn something too! The Fisher Cats staff can provide your home educational lesson plans based on New Hampshire's Core Curriculum in math, science, and social studies. Homeschoolers from throughout the region can participate in a pre-game parade and stick around and enjoy a post-game Atlas Fireworks show, too! Tickets are just $7 for this event! To purchase your tickets at this special price contact Lindsey House at (603) 606-4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at
Landry Academy Two-Day Lab Intensives
Landry Academy has Two-Day Science Lab Intensives in a variety of science subjects as well as a Two-Day Art Intensive. Students will be immersed in their subject for two straight days (and having a ton of fun), and science students will leave with the equivalent of one year’s worth of science labs… all for a VERY reasonable price. Full price labs are $280 – a great price for a year’s worth of intense science labs and a ton of science fun! http://landryacademy.com/lab-intensives.htm All science labs are described in detail on the website. Please note that Mr. Landry, a past college science professor, says that the more labs the better for any science student!!
Manchester Area, NH (about one hour north of Boston) Lab Info:
• * Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab (grades 8-12), May 12-13th
• *Chemistry (grades 9-12), October 6-7th
• *Life/Physical Science (grades 5-8), October 2-3rd
• * Advanced Biology (grades 10-12), October 16-17th
• * Art (grades 6-12), TBD dates in April 2014 & also 2015 (see website for the amazing art program details)
Sign up ASAP! Lab intensives all over the country are filling up fast. It is new for Landry Academy to be up here in New Hampshire.
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.