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Home School Support Groups

Vol. 39, Prg. 21–25
August 19–23, 2002

Program Listing:

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Once upon an Act: Using Drama in Home Schooling
Using Mock Trials to Teach Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking
Giving Your Children a Musical Opportunity
How to Teach Your Children Athletics and Teamwork
Honoring Your Graduates with a Special Graduation Ceremony

This week's guests:

8/19: Margie Haley

Margie Haley lives in Burrows, Indiana, is the mother of eight talented children, and the grandmother of five. She’s been home schooling for 18 years. Margie has been interested in drama since she was young, getting a few minor roles in high school and civic theatre, but has directed plays for home schoolers in the Wabash Valley area for nine years, taught co-op drama classes for all ages, and taught a seminar for parents on how to direct a play.

8/20: Shirley Skipper

Shirley is a Mock Trial Team Coach for the Southwest Homeschooling Network. She and her husband of 22 years, Tom, home school their three children. In addition, Shirley teaches computer applications part time at El Paso Community College. The Skipper children are involved a number of activities including sports and 4H. Tommy, 16, is beginning his third year on the Mock Trial Team and 14-year-old Victoria, her second year. Shannon, 11, has a couple of years to go before she can participate. Shirley says, "If parents want to get their kids involved in extracurricular activities they have to volunteer and be involved themselves!"

8/21: Sue Vanderwater

The Oklahoma City Home School Choir

Susan (Cole) Vanderwater studied choral music growing up in Garland, Texas. She attended John Brown University as a Business major and Voice minor. While at JBU she directed "Bread of Life," an ensemble from the university, and has since directed adult choirs, youth choirs, and ensembles for churches. The Oklahoma City Home School Choirs were founded in 1996 and have 85 voices in the High School Choir and 26 voices in Middle School. Sue's vocation is acting CEO of Meridian Data Systems, a Database Development & Web Hosting Firm in Oklahoma City, OK.

8/22: Lisa Mikitarian

Lisa Mikitarian has been home schooling her three children for eight years. She has organized the graduation banquet in Shenandoah County for three years. The positive feedback from kids and adults alike has been tremendous.

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