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11/16/2010 4:24:20 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--District Wants Additional Reporting

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> Is customer service an art or a science?

For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

We're thankful for the support HSLDA membership provides us. We'd
never homeschool without them. We highly recommend HSLDA to all
homeschoolers. - North Tonawanda, NY

I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA's strong
leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
- Alta Loma, California

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1940

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, or Michigan, click on the link
below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to
homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116

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Topics for November 16, 2010:

1. Genesee ISD Wants Additional Reporting
2. JOGO--Join for One Year, Get One Free!
3. Portfolio Log Requirements
4. Scholarship Program Includes Homeschoolers
5. Senate Applauds Homeschooler
6. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
7. College Applications
8. Give in Memory
9. A "Call to Pens" Short Story Contest
10. Live Christmas Webcast
11. New Membership Benefit: Talents2Work
12. "Home School Heartbeat": A Time for Thanksgiving
13. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Michigan: Genesee ISD Wants Additional Reporting

Home School Legal Defense Association successfully intervened on
behalf of a member family after they received paperwork from local
public school officials requesting more information than is required
by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9645


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2. JOGO--Join for One Year, Get One Free!

For a limited time, new members can join for one year and receive a
second year free. That's two years of expert legal protection for your
homeschool--along with all the other excellent benefits HSLDA
offers--for far less than you would pay for just one hour of an
attorney's time anywhere else! This offer is only available until
November 22, 2010, for families that have not been members of HSLDA
for the last six months.

Read more and join:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9606


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3. Pennsylvania: Portfolio Log Requirements

There are different interpretations regarding the legal requirements
for compiling a log that is part of a homeschooling portfolio. Here
are HSLDA's recommendations.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9646


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4. Delaware: Scholarship Program Includes Homeschoolers

A new state scholarship program allows Delaware State University
discretion to establish separate, but equivalent, eligibility
standards for homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9647


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5. Ohio: Senate Applauds Homeschooler

The Ohio Senate recently honored a homeschooled student for her
achievement in a pro-life oratory contest.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9648


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6. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online

Students are now able to register for the spring semester of
Constitutional Law Online, taught by Michael Farris, Chairman of Home
School Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry
College. Registration ends the first day of class, January 3, 2011. If
you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background of
our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
this class is for you! This internet-based course follows Michael
Farris' textbook, Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens, and
uses a computer-based audio CD to deliver the "classroom" lectures.
Live chat-room discussions held every two weeks allow students to pose
questions to Dr. Farris.

To learn more and to register :
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9649


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7. Homeschooling Thru High School: College Applications

Completing a college application is not a 10-minute process! Rather,
it can take several hours over days or even weeks. Take time to view
a college application online and note the different sections that will
need to be completed. Start now to collect some of this information,
and you'll take some of the pressure off as those application
deadlines grow closer! The College Board also offers many helpful
college application tips.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9650


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8. Home School Foundation: Give in Memory

The Home School Foundation welcomes love gifts given in honor or
memory of an individual. We graciously thank all who gave in memory of
Beverly Eileen Dugle. This mother was obviously very dedicated to the
homeschool community based on the many donations we received in her
memory.

To donate in honor or memory, please visit the Foundation donation
webpage, click the "donate in memory/honor of an individual" tab, and
fill out the form as directed:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9651


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9. Patrick Henry College: A "Call to Pens" Short Story Contest

Take up your pens and prepare to write! Patrick Henry College is
pleased to announce its third annual short story competition, A Call
to Pens. Students ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Deadline is
December 31.

Contest announcement:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9652

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9653


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10. PHC: Live Christmas Webcast

Join the PHC Chorale as it presents Lessons and Carols, a festive,
traditional service of carols and readings telling the story of the
Savior. The live Saturday evening webcast, December 4, at 7 p.m., will
be broadcast from the beautiful Barbara Hodel Center's elegant lobby.
Be sure to put it on your calendar.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9654


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11. New Membership Benefit: Talents2Work

The Talents2Work site offers a unique service to the Christian and
homeschool community--a forum for Christian entrepreneurs to market
their products and services to the members within their affiliated
organization, as well as around the world. The Talents2Work Shopping
Directory lets you shop with confidence, knowing that all vendors are
operating according to Christian standards. And if you're a small
business owner--Talents2Work provides you with the tools needed to
build a professional web-store for your business. It's simple and it's
fast!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9667


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": A Time for Thanksgiving

Whether your kids are 5 or 15, you can have fun learning more about
the history of Thanksgiving with them. On this week's "Home School
Heartbeat," Mike Smith shares ways to make the Pilgrim story come
alive for your kids, and ways to rediscover what Thanksgiving is
really all about.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9655


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 14: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
Youths to Learn Spirit of Giving at Ministry
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9656

November 11: Northern Virginia Daily, Front Royal, Virginia
School Board Proceeding With Religious Exemption Regulation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9657

November 10: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
Homeschooler Signs with UNC Asheville
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9658

November 10: News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina
Mock Trial Team Takes Second Place in New York
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9659

November 9: Oak Bay News, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Homeschool out on the Town
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9660

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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13. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Give your homeschool program a boost this Thursday, December 2 @ 9
p.m. (ET) by taking some time out to focus on the holidays. Vicki
Bentley, HSLDA's Early Years Coordinator and an experienced homeschool
mom herself, has fun and exciting ideas to offer you as Christmas
approaches! In "'Tis the Season: Incorporating Holidays into Your
Homeschool Curriculum," http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9661 you'll
find ways to make Christmas and other holidays both memorable and
educational. Plus, when you register for this holiday e-vent, you'll
be entered in a drawing to win a $50 @home e-vents gift certificate!

If you're interested in viewing an @home e-vent but have a scheduling
conflict, don't forget that you can access e-vents after their
broadcast using our Archive Library!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9662

For suggestions on how to turn holiday distractions into fruitful
lessons, listen to Zan Tyler's e-vent, "How to Make Homeschooling and
the Holidays a Winning Combination!"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9663

In "The Least of These: Helping Your Children Develop a Heart for
Missions" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9664 Jayme Metzgar shares
how to cultivate a mission-focused heart in your children and help
them minister to the lost.

If you would like to get your children more involved in volunteer work
that will also benefit them scholastically, listen to Billie Jo
Youmans' talk, "Growing Hearts and Minds through Service Learning."
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9665

Don't miss these exciting e-vents--sign up now to reserve your "seat"!
To register, go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9666 .

If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent team at
Athome@hslda.org.



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help. Online College Network (OCN) was created to help college-bound
students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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