Originally Sent: 3/25/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
March 25, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Good news for young entrepreneurs!
Michael P. Farris

  1. Labor Laws Become Homeschool-Friendly
  2. Foundation: Ambassador Warms a Hearth
  3. Less Than Two weeks Left to Save $100 per Course!
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Military Families
  5. High School Consultants Speaking Engagements
  6. Poetry Contest Guidelines Announced
  7. iGovern: Equipping for Leadership
  8. Shop Amazon and Raise Money for Homeschoolers
  9. Sign up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith
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1. South Dakota: Labor Laws Become Homeschool-Friendly

A new law makes a student’s own school calendar the reference point from which to determine how many hours he or she can work on a particular day. Read more >>

2. Foundation: Ambassador Warms a Hearth

A representative for the Home School Foundation in Pennsylvania reached out to a struggling homeschooling family who were “scraping the bottom of the barrel.” Read more >>

Be on the lookout for new benefits.

3. Less Than Two weeks Left to Save $100 per Course!

Sign up for one of PHC Prep Academy’s online AP courses by April 7 to save $100 per course, no matter how many courses you take! Our courses are designed to strengthen high school students spiritually and challenge them academically. Don’t forget—HSLDA members save $70-$120 on each course—in addition to the early registration discount! View PHC Prep courses >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Military Families

Military Families

Military homeschooling families can face extra challenges in their educational journey, but homeschooling can also offer you the flexibility to thrive through moves, deployments, and the demands of military life. This week on Home School Heartbeat, three veteran homeschooling military parents offer insights into how they’ve made homeschooling work in their families. Read more >>

5. HSLDA High School Consultants Speaking Engagements

Are HSLDA’s high school consultants coming to your area? Their speaking schedule is posted online. We hope you can attend an event near you. If you can’t, please contact our consultants at highschool@hslda.org about planning a “High School Symposium Day” near you. View the calendar >>

6. 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 >>

Get your graduation gear

7. 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 >>

8. Shop Amazon and Raise Money for Homeschoolers

Shop at AmazonSmile now through March 31 and Amazon will donate $5 to Home School Foundation for your purchase! This is in addition to the 0.5% of your eligible purchase that is donated to HSF whenever you shop there. AmazonSmile is just like Amazon except that a portion of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice. Click to get started >>

9. Sign up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith

Patrick Henry College announces that registration is still 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 >>

Send in your contest entry
   

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March 21: The Herald, Killeen, Texas Homeschooled Children Learn about Gardening

March 20: Fort McMurray Today, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Local Parents Exploring Homeschooling Options

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