Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Science and Computer Camp - Hesston, KS

Weeklong science and computer camp scheduled May 14-18

Faculty members from the science and computer departments at Hesston College will host its third annual science and computer camp for high school homeschooled students May 14-18.

Details can be found here.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Topeka Area ~ Ballroom Dance Opportunity

Jenn of the Topeka Area Homeschool Network has found an instructor who will teach Ballroom Dance classes during the day. She is willing to organize a class if there is enough interest.

Email for more details. She would like to schedule a class for April or May.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Another Great Wolf Lodge Opportunity

If you missed our Third Annual Area Homeschoolers Great Wolf Lodge Get-Away and can't wait to join us in February of 2008, they are having specials for homeschoolers through the months of April and May.

$109/Night (includes up to 4 waterpark passes)
Sunday - Thursday on Family Suites
Additional Charge for Friday and Saturdays
Mention Promotional Code KHOME at the time of reservation.

Offer Valid only at Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City, KS, 4/1-5/31/07. Valid only on Family Suites. Offer is based on 4 guests. Rate is based on per night plus tax, based upon availability. Limited to the first 50 rooms sold per date. Holidays and black out dates may apply. May not be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers. Subject to change at any time without notice. Must mention promo code KHOME at time of reservations. Offer expires 5/31/07.

Contact 1.800.608.WOLF of visit to make reservations.

Homeschoolers find University Doors Open

Thanks to Shelley R. for the link.

An associated press article talking about universities adjusting to make admissions policies more friendly for homeschoolers.
"Some private colleges have eagerly recruited those students for years and tailored application processes to include them. Homeschoolers still face challenges when applying to many public universities, but their chances of being considered are improving."

Have Kids - Will Travel

Please note that I am not endorsing this site, but it was recently brought to my attention and it certainly sparked my interest.

I would say the point of the website is primarily to market the book, but they offer a free newsletter and their archives are available online, as well.

Have Kids - Will Travel

Sunday, March 04, 2007

In a class of their own

Article in the February 28, 2007 issue of The Harvard Crimson.

While I, personally, hate to think of the pressure these kids were put under to even get to Harvard, this article provides an interesting look into the lives of some of our "top" homeschoolers.

Home School Day at Worlds of Fun

Coming in August

Friday, August 24, 2007

Home School Instructors and Students, schedule thrills and family fun into your lesson plans for Friday, August 24, 2007. Home School Day at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun offers great discounts on admission tickets and a meal option. Home School Day is the perfect opportunity to experience 235 acres of the region's greatest collection of wet and dry attractions.

Click here for details and pricing. (pdf file)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Third Annual Area Homeschoolers GWL Get-Away organized the gathering with
a total of 140+ attendees from across the state of Kansas.

We met new friends from:
Baldwin • Blue Springs • Dodge City • Edwardsville • Emporia • Gardner • Hutchinson
Kansas City KS • Lawrence • Lecompton • Lenexa • Manhattan • Osage City • Shawnee
Smithville MO • Spearville • Tonganoxie • Topeka • Wichita

"The 2007 trip to Great Wolf Lodge was really fun. We went to the arcade and went on the yellow slide many times. My friend Jennifer had never been to the Great Wolf Lodge so we went on all the slides. Me and my friends spent a lot of time in the hot tub." ~ Evie

"We just got home and are all happy and TIRED! We made new friends and got to spend time with old ones. We can't wait till next year!!" ~Claudia

"The kids had a blast making friends and wearing out the waterpark. I really enjoyed meeting such a wide variety of families and hearing brief histories of your homeschooling experiences. I went to meet perfect strangers, and left with a few new friends." ~Meg

"It was so nice meeting all of you finally! We had a great time, thanks for organizing this. We will definitely come back." ~ Stephanie

This is the closest we came to a group photo. I am sorry that my camera did not have the power to do such large group justice.