Hoping you guys can make it out to Old Settler's Days on Saturday and Sunday! Rob and I will be there on the 20th, running the Children's Activities: sack races, gummy worm eating contest, tug of war, bob for apples, checkers, chess, jump rope (single with 2 holding...), hula hoops, graces (hoops and sticks), bubble blowing contest, hoop toss, stilts. Pioneed Allen, below, trying to do the stilts - hard!
Our two SHA graduates!! SO proud of them!
Left, Jeremiah Drechsel - to study microbiology in Pennsylvania; right, Morgan Thompson - studying Psychology in Minnesota.
SHA's 5th annual Closing Program and Meet & Greet will be held on the school's last day, Monday, May 19th. This will be held at Southern Hills Church's Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.
* The event opens at 9:30 AM but the actual Closing Program presentations ( current teachers/students) will start at 10:00 AM. Coming at 9:30 will enable you to check out the Book Sale and meet available teachers who'll be setting up their booths. IF you had to leave early, this is an option for you and perhaps more convenient, too.
* The Meet and Greet begins at 12 Noon and will last ~ one hour. All 15 instructors will be available to talk to/ask questions.
* There'll be an hour long Panel Discussion available primarily for parents of middle/highschool students. The panel is made up of veteran homeschool moms who would like to help you plan for your students’ futures and discuss: record keeping - service ideas - Clep tests - dual credit - CORE 40 - how to issue a diploma - why a transcript is crucial in ‘backing up’ the diploma - what to include in a transcript - how to assign credits when you use “unit studies” - what to put into your child’s portfolio - when you can "double-dip" in giving high school credits - how to calculate a “GPA” and why you must do it - and more..
Taking orders for SHA T-shirts! Please add names, quantity, size and color, on sign up sheet in the Sign-In room! NEED orders very soon to have ready for our Closing Program. Thanks!
I hope you're beginning to check out our new class "pitches"! Spend some time reading about our latest offerings! Start saving!!
Salem Schools are closed today therefore SHA will not have classes. We will be making up this Monday on Tuesday, March 11th. Please mark Monday, 10 AND Tuesday, 11th as SHA DAYS!
Only 10 more days 'til our second semester starts! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. We'll be having a new class starting, CREATIVE WRITING, at 3:30 PM. Am also excited to meet some new potential teachers! I hope you all had a great Winter break and are ready to get back in the swing of things!
HI, ALL! Just a reminder about SNOW DAYS. As per our policy, page 7, see below:
1.10 CALENDAR/SNOW DAYS - SHA has two semesters per school year (Fall & Spring), with one nine (9) week session and one eight (8) week session per semester for a total of 34 weeks. Classes begin in August and end in May. There will be a break in between the Fall and Spring semester (5 or 6 weeks). In the event of inclement weather, please refer to the local television stations. SHA will be considered as a Salem Community School. When Salem Schools are closed for weather, SHA will not meet. SHA will meet, however, when Salem Schools have a delay to the school day. An email will be sent to inform the parents if SHA will be closed...be sure to check your email before you leave in the morning. Missed Mondays will be made up on Tuesdays at SHC.
So....if there happens to be NO school for Salem on Monday, 9th, we SHALL meet on Tuesday, December 10th, and carry on as usual. THANKS, Joanna