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What's coming up:
  • March 11, 2015 1:00 pmOpen Mic/4H
  • March 18, 2015Winter Sports Field Trip
  • March 24, 2015 8:00 amAnnual Academic Testing
  • March 25, 2015 8:00 amAnnual Academic Testing
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No meeting today

When Upshur County Schools are closed, we cancel our meetings.  Everyone stay safe and warm!

DEADLINE FOR CHEWV TEST REGISTRATION IS FEB 6

DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH!!!!

 

 

REMINDER

 

Dear Homeschooling Families –

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VISIT THE WWW.CHEWV.ORG SITE TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING ANNUAL ASSESSMENT TESTS.  The Upshur County Site will be testing on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – MARCH 24, 25, AND 26 (High School students and possibly kindergarten will finish on Wednesday March 25)  DEADLINE FOR TESTING REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 6TH

 

Time for encouragement.

Burnout Recovery from The Old Schoolhouse

Cultural Foods Day Wednesday January 21

Join us Wednesday for Cultural Foods Day! Kids will be able to sample Polish food, venison, Irish Soda Bread, Mexican food and a special drink.

Frozen Movie Day Wednesday, January 13

Join us to watch the Disney movie, “Frozen.”  Treats and popcorn will be served.  1-3pm at Buckhannon Alliance Church.

Meeting Cancellation Policy

Our group has adopted the policy of cancelling meetings/field trips when Upshur County Schools are closed.

Annual Test time coming in March!

If you have your child’s academic assessment performed through CHEWV as I (Amy) do, it’s time to register at www.chewv.org.  Deadline is Feb. 6.

Open Mic & 4H on January 7

Join us for Show and Tell homeschool style!

 

Free-Star 4H Club will also meet.

Christian Renaissance Camps in Charles Town, WV (guest post)

Christian Renaissance Camps

The time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. The twentieth century was one of death and despair, where will we go from here? The gospel gives us hope in the darkest of times. It gives us truth, beauty and goodness, and unlocks true creativity. Augustine lived in such a time as this. Civilization was crumbling all around him, yet he found strength in God to sound a trumpet blast that we can still hear today. Dr. Steven Hake, professor of literature at Patrick Henry College, is inviting a small group of young people (14 to 18 years old) to his home for a week (or two) this coming July to impart this vision and wrestle with these issues.

Campers can come for either one week or two. Each week we will spend four mornings studying and discussing one classic book (Augustine’s The City of God, July 12-18 and Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, July 19-25). We will also spend four afternoons examining one contemporary book (Andy Crouch’s Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, July 12-18 and Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, July 19-25). The study and discussion will be in-depth and real. We will always be asking “what can we learn from these books to help us better love God and our neighbors, and to help us take our place in a Christian Renaissance?”

In the evenings, after family worship, Dr. Hake plans a series of “fireside chats” in which he will look at what following Christ is all about. Our rootedness in Christ is of first importance in any Renaissance that is genuinely Christian. Topics will include “Why a Christian Renaissance?” “The importance of Bible Study, and how to do it,” “Thoughts about prayer,”
“What does it mean to be a good brother or a good sister (I Timothy 5:1-2)?” “How can I know God’s call on my life?” “What does it mean to love God with my strength?” “Why does language study matter?” and “Is my Christian life balanced?” These will be spread out over the two weeks.

One day each week we will drop everything and have an adventure. The first week we will spend a day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and the second week we will take kayaks down the Shenandoah River. You can learn more about these camps and register at www.christianrenaissance.org.

Join us for Open Mic and 4H on November 19

1-3 pm at Buckhannon Alliance Church

Open Mic is show and tell homeschool style.  Come check it out and even join in if you feel led!