Originally Sent: 6/11/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
June 11, 2013
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Here are this week’s top stories.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Call Congress to Ensure Equal Treatment for Enlistees
  2. Supremes Unmoved by Unprecedented Contact in Homeschool Case
  3. Home School Heartbeat: Excited about Getting Started
  4. Summer Photo Contest!
  5. Free Christmas Card Design Contest
  6. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
  7. Bible Bee: Your Family Discipleship Box Will Arrive Next Week

1. Call Congress to Ensure Equal Treatment for Enlistees

Your calls are needed to rally congressional support for a bipartisan amendment that would ensure equal treatment for homeschoolers enlisting in the military. Read more >>

2. Sweden: Supremes Unmoved by Unprecedented Contact in Homeschool Case

A lawyer’s investigation reveals Swedish Supreme Court ignored requests from thousands and refused to hear case of boy taken from homeschooling parents. Read more >>

3. Home School Heartbeat: Excited about Getting Started

Get excited about getting started.

Wondering how to tackle the upcoming school year? Join us this week on Home School Heartbeat as HSLDA Early Years Consultant Vicki Bentley shares what she’s learned about organizing school and motivating kids to go through the year with a smile on their faces! Read more >>

4. Summer Photo Contest!

Beyond academics, it is important to train our children in every area of life. HSLDA’s Photography Contest offers you the opportunity to bond with your child while helping him or her hone the useful skill of capturing the big and small moments of life. Winners will receive cash prizes. Don’t consider yourself much of a photographer? No worries: check out our resources page for great information and ideas for beginners and serious photographers alike! For contest guidelines and entry form >>

5. Free Christmas Card Design Contest

HSLDA’s charitable arm, the Home School Foundation, announces its yearly Christmas card contest, open to adults as well as students. Design a Christmas card, and you could win a box of your cards along with other prizes as your card spreads joy to widows and single parents who receive HSF grants in 2013. Read more >>

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6. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this incredible online learning experience! Whether you are a high school student looking to beef up your transcript, or an adult simply wanting to become a more informed citizen, this course is for you. Space is limited. Direct questions to Logan Spena at conlaw@hslda.org! Register now >>

7. Bible Bee: Your Family Discipleship Box Will Arrive Next Week

It will arrive, that is, if you register for the 2013 Summer Bible Bee today! Read more >>

 

   

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June 8: Breitbart.com Homeschooling Growing Seven Times Faster than Public School Enrollment

June 8: Rocky Mount Telegram, Rocky Mount, North Carolina Homeschool Students Graduate from High School

June 8: American Thinker Homeschool Enrollment Explodes

June 6: Rappahannock News, Washington, Virginia Homeschooling on the Rise in Virginia

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