Originally Sent: 3/15/2016

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
March 15, 2016
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder
   

HSLDA defends families against all sorts of government intrusion.
Michael P. Farris

1. Police now Delivering Mail, Apparently

Police now delivering mail, apparently

Don’t be alarmed if a police officer shows up at your door with a letter from your public school. Just call HSLDA. Read more >>

2. CPS Loses Caseworker, Insists On Do-Over

How many CPS investigations does it take to close a homeschooling family’s file? Read more >>

3. School Breaks the Rules, Kids Get the Blame

These parents followed all the rules to withdraw their children to homeschool. What happened when the school illegally kept them on the rolls? Read more >>

Simplify graduation planning.

4. Defending the Rights of Dual-Enrolled Students

A new policy statement on dual-enrollment stops Iowa school districts from changing the rules on homeschool students. Read more >>

5. Homeschool Heartbeat: God, Golf, and Going the Extra Mile

God, Golf, and Going the Extra Mile

Have you ever wondered what the day in the life of a professional golfer looks like? Well you’re in luck! Today on Homeschool Heartbeat, homeschool graduate Amy Anderson offers a glimpse into her life on the LPGA tour. Listen to the program >>

6. Calling Homeschool Scientists: Special Invitation to USA X-STEM Symposium

The organizers of the USA Science and Engineering Festival are extending a special invitation for homeschool students to attend the annual USA X-STEM Symposium. Read more >>

7. High School Symposium Video Recording

If your teen is almost a high schooler or you are already teaching high school at home, you will benefit from videos by Diane Kummer and Carol Becker, HSLDA High School Consultants. High School at Home: Turning Possibility into Reality gives you access to four recorded workshops that will equip and encourage you. Accompanying handouts and resources are available as downloads. Glean from Becky and Carol’s experience as they clarify graduation requirements, show how to document academics, and give year-by-year guidance for college-bound, military enlistment, and workforce-bound teens. Order now >>

8. Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Homeschool students ages 7–19 have until May 1 to submit poems to HSLDA’s annual poetry contest. Check the guidelines here >>

Early Registration at HSLDA Online Academy is Now Open!

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Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don’t need an extreme makeover, but there is something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of accomplishments. Watch the media and you’ll soon see that not everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good. HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators so it’s obvious that we don’t need someone “making-over” our homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we’re fine as we are…thank you!

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