The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News May 2017 Volume XXVIII Number 9

Register Now for the NHHC Spring Workshop June 17

The Spring Workshop is an inspiring Saturday morning of panel discussions about homeschooling, sharing ideas, and gathering information on all the resources available to you as you teach your child at home. Saturday, June 17, at the Nackey Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, this year’s workshop will include an overview of New Hampshire homeschooling law, followed by two discussion panels. Workshops are a good opportunity to meet with local Coalition representatives and connect with other homeschoolers.

The panel discussions will run simultaneously, so you can choose the panel most appropriate for your family:
The “Homeschooling Sampler” panel will consist of experienced homeschoolers who will describe how homeschooling works for their families.  You will hear about various types of curriculum, different teaching and learning styles, ways to keep students motivated, and have a chance to ask your own questions.
The “Homeschooling High School” panel features home-educated students and parents discussing high school, college, and beyond.  They will discuss covering high school work at home, in group classes, online, and at community college, as well as preparing transcripts, applying to college and setting goals.

Registration is at 9:00 a.m., and the workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Admission is $10. Register online at or call 603-539-3551. (Pre-registration is not necessary, but it helps us to plan.)

Shakespeare’s Comedy Twelfth Night Presented by Perform It! May 10-14

Perform It! Young People’s Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night  in matinee performances Wednesday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Village Players theater in Wolfeboro.  Tickets are $8 each.

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. A shipwreck separates the twins Sebastian and Viola far from home; they both believe the other is dead, and they must find their own way alone. Viola’s way leads her to dress as a man and work for Orsino, a lovesick duke whose object of devotion will not have him. Countess Olivia spurs the advances of the Duke – but has no problem developing affection for Viola’s male alter-ego, Cesario. Meanwhile, Olivia’s drunken rogue of an uncle, Sir Toby, and his cowardly knight friend, Sir Andrew, cause trouble in the lady’s house, with the aid of two mischievous maids Maria and Fabian, at the expense of the pompous butler, Malvolio. All the while Sebastian is traveling through the countryside, getting confused for Cesario – even by Olivia!

The Perform It! actors are homeschooled students 10 – 19.  Narrators appear between the scenes to help explain the ongoing story.  Reviewing a summary of the play such as or, will help you and your family enjoy it that much more.

There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, at 7:30, and Sunday, May 14, at 2:00.  These tickets are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 and under.
All tickets are now available at Black’s Paper Store & Gift Shop in Wolfeboro; they can also purchased online at; or call 207-200-4595, or email

Just So, Mr. Kipling—The Jungle Book Presented by the Homeschool Theater Guild in Rochester May 25-27

Homeschool Theatre Guild presents Just So, Mr. Kipling – THE JUNGLE BOOK at Rochester Opera House May 25-27. Connect with the playful cast of characters roaming the jungles of India and meet the individuals who influenced Kipling’s family on the home front of England during WWI. This beautiful ensemble drama will entertain audiences of all ages with its timeless appeal.

A matinee show will be held on Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Other performances will be May 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 27 at 2.  Tickets are available through any cast or crew member, or online at  $5 Advance/$7 Door.  Contact Margaret Murray at with any questions.

Enchanted Forest Prom May 13 in Manchester

Mosaic Explore’s Enchanted Forest Prom will be held Saturday May 13, from 6 until 10 p.m. at 669 Union Street in Manchester. Registration is open to ages 12-18. You may bring a guest, no older than 19, who does not have to be a home schooler. Only 50 tickets are available; $30 per person.
Delicious buffet, drinks, desserts, DJ, professional photography, Fabulous Enchanted Forest glade in which to dance and visit with friends, and swing dance instruction at 6 p.m.
For more information visit  or contact Susan Burke at

“An Evening of Simple Elegance”   Homeschool Prom in Rochester

The third annual New Hampshire Homeschool Prom will be held May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Rochester Elks in Rochester.  The theme this year is “An Evening of Simple Elegance.”
DJ Jon Cox will provide musical entertainment, and photography team Ms. Melissa and Ms. Kim will take pictures; posed photos are included in the ticket price.
The evening will begin with our “Grand March.”  Parents are encouraged to visit the ball room and welcome our attendees.  This event also includes a choice of dinner options, dancing, games, and raffles. The drawing of names will select our “Prom Court” who will be crowned with their Title Status.
Attendees are encouraged to provide three song requests via email indicated below.

Tickets are $30 per person, payable to Claudine Burnham and mailed along with all appropriate forms for each attendee to 156 Governors Road, Milton, NH  03851.  To request tickets or get more details, please call Claudine Burnham at 603-401 0754,  email, or message Erika Robichaud at our Face Book page, NH Homeschool Prom.

New Look for the New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition Website

We’ve rebuilt our website to be more mobile friendly as more and more of you visit our website via your smartphones.  We’ll be going over the whole site and updating many of the resource-packed pages.  Check it out at

Homeschooling Conference in Vermont May 20

A homeschooling conference will be held in Barre, Vermont on May 20, featuring speakers and over twenty workshops for parents to choose from, plus a “Teen Track” for high schooled homeschoolers and a track devoted just to “how to homeschool high school” for parents who are considering this. Conference details as well as sign ups can be completed from the conference website at

Upcoming Events at Amoskeag Fishways

Fish Season 2017 May 1 – June 17. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  During fish season, visitors may view migrating fish through our underwater windows. Walk-in visitors are always welcome and guided fish season tours are offered to groups of 10 – 30 participants. Registration required for tours.
Visit for information about the many programs offered; to schedule a tour, call 626-3474.

Outdoor Science and Agriculture Program for Homeschoolers in East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center has added an outdoor science and agriculture education program for homeschool students, ages 6–11. The spring session begins on May 9 and runs seven weeks, until June 20. Our approach utilizes hands-on activities, inquiry-based investigations, games, and experiments. Sessions include a variety of curriculum topics which explore all of the unique educational assets at the farm. Our program is designed to follow a three-year cycle, which means there are nine sessions total (54 classes). Classes are held on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $60 per 6-week session (this session there is a bonus class at the end). To register, visit our website:
If you have any questions, please contact us at (802) 785-4737 or If after the first session, you feel the program is not a good fit for your child, you may receive a $50 reimbursement. After the second session, no reimbursements will be made.

Many Courses Available to Homeschoolers at Manchester Community College—Including an Outstanding Automotive Program

Manchester Community College offer options to students currently in high school. Eligible high school students can take MCC courses at a reduced rate, and become a part of the college community, earning credits that may be applied towards a degree at MCC or possibly transferred to another college or university. To learn more visit Current early college options include Cybersecurity, HVAC, Robotics, Allied Health, and others. If you are interested in finding out more about Manchester Community College and its programs, visit

Curriculum revisions to the Automotive program have just been completed.   For students that are interested in a career as a high level automotive technician, we are working on offering our course for home schooled students that is equivalent to Auto I and II at the local CTE centers.   Another benefit is our partnerships with manufacturers including Audi, Ford, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Fiat, and Subaru. Students can earn their degree as well as certifications from the manufacturers.  For more information contact Marc Bellerose at or (603) 206-8024.

Volunteer opportunity for high school students

Hand In Hand brings together teens who are eager to serve, local community leaders, adult volunteers, and those in need. This program engages youth volunteers in providing home maintenance assistance to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in Coos and Grafton Counties.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Christina Bertin at or 603-444-7727 ext. 11.

Summer Pre-College Program at Champlain College

Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is hosting five residential pre-college programs that offer high school students a chance to explore a subject they are considering as a major and to experience life on a college campus. The Summer 2017 program options include:
Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Academy
Art & Design Portfolio-building Course
Entrepreneurship For Good
Champlain Game Academy
Young Writers Workshop
All five programs are designed to strengthen the student’s college applications and assist with the transition to a college learning environment.  For more information visit, or call Peter Straube at 802-865-6438.

Special Offer for Homeschoolers at Camp Quinebarge

Camp Quinebarge is a co-ed, overnight summer camp in Moultonborough; campers range in age from 7 to 15.
A 40% reduction in tuition is available by entering the code “NHHomeschool” when you register your camper(s). For more information, and to view a video clip, visit  If you have any questions, contact camp director Jenn Whalen-Sirois at, or call 603-253-6029 (summer) or 781-460-7075 (winter).

Online Animation and Drawing Classes

Former Disney animator Chad Stewart offers a summer session of online animation and drawing classes. Visit for more information, or contact Kayla Stewart at or 661-755-5775.

Remember, check our website for more activities and announcements!

NHHC Newsletter Staff

Abbey Lawrence, Editor, PO Box 97, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816, 539-7233,
Stefanie Marsh, layout and web posting.

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