Originally Sent: 3/18/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
March 18, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Thank God for the victory on behalf of homeschoolers enlisting in the armed forces.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Armed Forces Finally Accept Homeschool Enlistees on Equal Terms
  2. A Family Pays it Forward
  3. Attorney General Addresses Open Enrollment
  4. Home School Heartbeat: A Guide to Field Trips
  5. Save $100 per Course—Sign up by April 7
  6. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School
  7. HSF Needs Your Favorite Christmas Photo
  8. Poetry Contest Guidelines Announced
  9. iGovern: Equipping for Leadership
  10. Sign up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith
  11. Bee a Spiritual Encourager this Summer!

1. Armed Forces Finally Accept Homeschool Enlistees on Equal Terms

The Pentagon has finalized a new policy that treats homeschool graduates on equal terms with other military enlistees. This welcome news comes at the end of a long struggle by HSLDA to achieve equality for homeschoolers. Read more >>

2. A Family Pays it Forward

A homeschooling family who lost a son to leukemia was so moved by help from the Home School Foundation, they became HSF ambassadors for their state. Read more >>

3. North Dakota: Attorney General Addresses Open Enrollment

The North Dakota attorney general recently stated that homeschool students may enroll in academic courses and extracurricular activities in public school districts other than the one in which they reside. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: A Guide to Field Trips

A guide to field trips.

The days might still be cold and short, but the best cure for cabin fever is a field trip! This week on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith and a special guest from the Smithsonian Institute explore lots of options for finding—or creating—a museum field trip for your homeschooled students. Read more >>

5. Save $100 per Course—Sign up by April 7

Looking for quality Christian courses for your high schooler? Check out PHC Prep Academy's AP courses for 2014-2015! Sign up in the next 3 weeks-by April 7-to get $100 off each course, no matter how many courses you take! Save an additional $70-$120 when you use your HSLDA member number at registration Go to course catalog >>

6. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School

A new year, a new schedule for the high school teacher training events! This year HSLDA’s high school and struggling learner consultants are joining together to provide integrated sessions for parents with teens who fall in either or both of these categories. We’re excited about meeting the needs of all high school teens and helping parents prepare for their students’ futures. Read more and register >>

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7. HSF Needs Your Favorite Christmas Photo

Consider submitting one or more of your favorite holiday photos for the Home School Foundation’s annual Christmas Card contest. Help them find the right photo, art, or graphic design to use in the creation of their holiday greeting cards for homeschooling widows and single parents. How to email your entry >>

8. Poetry Contest Guidelines Announced

The themes for this year’s poetry contest are now up on our website! Use the contest to make writing poetry a part of your end to a successful school year. For entry forms and guidelines >>

9. iGovern: Equipping for Leadership

Leaders are not made in the classroom—they are made in moments of real life and real responsibility. Generation Joshua’s iGovern Leadership Camps are designed to grow young people into leaders of character, faith, and courage. iGovern students are given the responsibility of running the United States government for a week in a simulation that teaches principles of leadership and life. Learn more and register >>

10. Sign up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith

Patrick Henry College is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith: The Return of the God Hypothesis, to be held April 4-5 at PHC. Hear from a world-class line-up of scientist Christians, apologists, and philosophers like Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Stephen C. Meyers, and Dr. Robert Spitzer, to explore crucial questions on the origins of life and the universe from a Christian worldview. To learn more or to register >>

11. Bee a Spiritual Encourager this Summer!

Host a local Bible Bee at your church. Read more >>

Send in your contest entry
   

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IN THE NEWS
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March 13: The Casper Journal, Casper, Wyoming Homeschool Lego Teams Compete Globally

March 12: The Tribune, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Homeschool Students Get Hands-on Experience at Fort Ligonier

March 10: Liberty News Online UN Behind Worldwide Plan to Appoint Overseers for Children

March 10: The Herald, Sierra Vista, Arizona Homeschooler Named Regional History Bee Champ

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