“All your children will be taught of the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace,” (Isaiah 54:13).

Friday, December 28, 2012

High School Career Class

Dear T.H.E.S.I.S. member,

I am teaching a career class to the high schoolers for the second semester and I need you! Why?  I need a variety of careers represented to help the students research options for their future.  

What do I need you to do?  Come to class for ten or fifteen minutes, share about your career.
  • How long did it take you to earn your degree?
  • What kind of training did your job require?
  • How many hours a week do you/did you work?
  • Is the job family friendly?
  • What do you love about your career?
  • What do you dislike?
Allow the students to ask a few questions and then you are finished!

Don’t be shy -- ten minutes of sharing could help a student find the right career path, be it homemaker, photographer, beef farmer, accountant, nurse, paramedic, scientist, computer scientist, military, etc....
  • Class dates:  January 4, 11, 18
  • February 1, 8, 15
  • March 1, 15, 22
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26

Email me KathleenGuire (at) gmail (dot) com to schedule a class date.
*Note:  Even if you are not currently employed in your career choice, please come speak!

Kathleen Guire

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thirty-One Tote Fundraiser Raffle

Thirty One GIfts Medium Utility Tote - Snowman Snowmuchfun 31 Snow

If you missed the announcement at last week's THESIS meeting, here's the scoop--

We are raffling off a Thirty-One Medium Utility Tote in the snowmuchfun print, for $1.00 per ticket.

The funds collected through this raffle will go toward the THESIS general fund, which reimburses members for cooking turkeys for Thanksgiving and also assists members with various fees when the need arises.

With Christmas coming, this is a great time to take a chance on this festive bag! We will be selling raffle tickets at our co-op meeting this Friday, and also during our evening talent show/Christmas party. 

The winner will be drawn that evening, so be sure to get your tickets!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Announcements for Friday, Nov 30th

Hello THESIS Families,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday week off and you're raring to go tomorrow. Can you believe that we have just two more classes before our Christmas break? Time is definitely flying!

Here are some notes for this Friday's class:

  • Liz DeRoos is in need of some small craft/jewelry hammers (these are like miniature rubber mallets), if anyone has some to loan for tomorrow's art class.

  • Speech class students -- do you have your persuasive speech ready for tomorrow?

  • Group C & Group D Money classes raised over $430.00 for mosquito nets! That would not have been possible without the generous donations of people you know. Please be sure to check your mailbox folder for a template quarter-fold thank you card. Feel free to make as many copies as you need, to thank those who gave. (If your child put their name on their donation list, that sheet is in your mailbox folder; if you don't have your copy, there are some on the cafe counter that need to be claimed.)

  • Speaking of claiming things--remember our bank field trip? Some students filled out sample checks but they haven't been claimed yet. Take a look on the counter to see if your child's check is there. They will be discarded, if not picked up this Friday.

  • There will be a Thirty-One drawing next Friday for an exclusive print medium utility tote. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each, and they will be sold during THESIS tomorrow and next Friday. The drawing will be held next Friday, during announcements.  (Proceeds to benefit the THESIS general fund.)

  • Next Friday evening is our Christmas Talent Show! Those who signed up to bless us with their talents will be practicing during next Friday's THESIS classes. We need a mom who can help to coordinate these practices during co-op. Please let us know if you are that mom (or dad)!

  • Also, we are in need of an emcee to introduce the various acts during the Talent Show next Friday night. If there is a middle or high school student who is interested in doing this, please let us know tomorrow!

See you then!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gobble, Gobble--Turkey at THESIS Tomorrow!

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you've had a great week.

Tomorrow is our annual Thanksgiving Feast, in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity, from noon until ?

We will eat at noon and afterward enjoy some live entertainment.

Please bring your two dishes tomorrow and, if you desire, come dressed in period costume,  and plan to have a great time with us!

Again, this is at 12:00 NOON  (and we do not have regular classes tomorrow).

See you then!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Field Trip Friday TODAY -- October 26th

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Hello Everyone!

Just a quick note about today:

No classes, since it is field trip Friday.

For those who signed up -- we are meeting at Prickett's Fort, in the main parking lot at 10:00 am, promptly, this morning. They have another group coming in after us, so we must begin our tour on time.

As previously noted, this will last a couple hours and we can eat packed lunches there, if you desire.

The info for the (Shinnston) Lowe Library is:

40 Bridge St, Shinnston, WV 26431 » Map (304) 592-1700 

Stephanie Sturm is coordinator for this, and she's been in the hospital so we aren't sure of details. Please contact the library for info about today's field trip.

Enjoy this gorgeous day!


p.s.  I worked the Compassion table at last night's Newsboys concert in Morgantown and we had almost 130 children sponsored! Praise God!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thursday & Friday Reminders

Hello Everyone!

If you signed up to go on the middle school field trip for THIS THURSDAY (10/4) to Cooper's Rock, please note that we will meet at the big parking lot by the main pavilion at 11:00 am.

Mr. Bob Johnson, geologist, will do a rock walk with middle school students that day--and the weather looks like it will cooperate!

To get to Cooper's Rock, take I-68 Exit 15, and then follow the signs. The park is beautiful and fun for hiking (on clearly marked trails) and picnicking, in case you want to plan accordingly.

We are back to class schedule this Friday! You know the drill by now -- wear appropriate clothing for gym activities, bring only water to drink.

Mr. Bledsoe is a candidate for the House of Delagates, and he will be speaking to us during announcements this Friday, and also to the Group D Elections class and the Group F Leadership class. Don't forget to come up with some great questions to ask Mr. Bledsoe while he is with us.

Finally, if you signed up to bring apples or corndogs for Trinity's Harvest Fest this Saturday, October 6th, be sure to bring them in THIS Friday -- the Harvest Fest is the following evening!

Questions? Click here to contact us.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Basketball Opportunity

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Heritage Christian School, in Bridgeport, WV is looking for some middle school boys (grades 6-8), to play on their basketball team.

If you are interested, please contact Kathy Keener by phone at 304.476.0157 or by email at:


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Friday Reminders

Dear THESIS Families, 
Please remember for tomorrow:
1.  Children please wear gym shoes and bring water for gym. 
The weather is supposed to be nice!
2.  Please check the cafe counter when you get there 
           --Families need to sign-in (we are recording 
           --Check your family mailbox folder to see what's 
           --The draft membership directory will be out. Please 
              check your entry for accuracy and mark an "OK" 
              beside your name when done. 
           --Check out field trip and other sign-ups, to be sure 
              you don't miss out on anything. 
3.  If you have them to loan, please bring in magnifying 
     glasses for the kindergarten class to use. Label them with
     your name, and you can leave them on the counter. 
4.  For next week, the Irresponsible Science class is looking 
     for empty, clean coffee cans, metal or plastic, as long as 
     they have the lids.  Recycling at its best! 
5.  Bring in your Boxtops for Education tomorrow! They will 
     be turned in at the end of this month. Place them in a 
     baggie or envelope and put them in Janine Tomko's 
     mailbox folder (on the cafe counter).
And don't forget to be in the Kidz Church room by 
12:45 p.m., for weekly announcements.
See you then!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tomorrow -- First Day of Co-op Classes!

Dear THESIS Families, 
Tomorrow will be an exciting day!  Just a few reminders... 
Park and enter by the Main Entrance.  We will meet in the Children's Church area 
to go over announcements and rules at 12:45 pm. 
All children should wear athletic shoes for gym.  Feel free to send a water 
bottle with your child for gym.  No other beverages, please. 
Kindergarteners please bring your labeled snack and set it on the cart by the 
**Please do not send any form of peanuts or peanut butter with your child, even if your child
can eat it. There are children in our group with severe peanut allergies.**
See you tomorrow! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Junior High WV History Class -- Can you help?

Dear Families of Junior High students,

It is my pleasure to delve into West Virginia History with your kids and mine
this year!  I have learned a few things about my adopted state, and I will know a whole lot more when we finish this course.  We all will!

Here's how I could use some help:  Do you or yours have any stories about life in West Virginia that could be shared with the students?  Farming, coal mining, growing up stories that may be in your family history may seem commonplace to you but would really enhance our class time.  Please consider coming in to share anything West Virginian with this class!

Another way to help: please send in the research report your child did last year in writing class.  I would like to have these shared aloud with the class. 

Lastly, on Friday September 7, Coal Country Mini-Golf is open at 3 pm and is
giving us $1 off admission to play after our THESIS day.  If you have not played here, you'll like that every hole is constructed from coal mining equipment! This will be a fun way to kick off our class! 

Liz DeRoos, for THESIS

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back 2 School Kick-off -- Family Pizza Dinner

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Yes, it is almost time to start back to classes! We will be celebrating our kick-off of the new THESIS school year with a pizza dinner tomorrow night.

Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., we will gather together over pizza and other eats to chat and get in some of that required socialization that homeschoolers so desperately need!

If your last name begins with A - L, please bring a dessert for 12.

If your last name begins with M - Z, please bring a salad for 12.

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids, which is always a fun time.

There will also be another opportunity for you to purchase tickets for the raffle of two Thirty-One bags, which are $1.00 per ticket. The proceeds of this raffle will go toward a scholarship fund for THESIS members.

We will be meet in the fellowship hall of Trinity, so feel free to park on that side of the church.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Important Updates and Registration Info

I was able to get the classes put into a table and I posted the new fall schedule. If anyone has any questions, please contact me.

On another topic . . .

Have you received your THESIS Registration invitation in the mail? If you have not received one, do not despair. Here is what you need to know:

Trinity Home Educators Supporting in Service (aka T.H.E.S.I.S.) 
2012-2013 Registration
Co-op Classes -- Field Trips -- Family Events 
will be held on Tuesday, August 14th 
(yikes, that's NEXT Tuesday! Be sure to save the date!)

  • Returning members (those who participated in THESIS last year) should come to the fellowship hall at Trinity by 12:30 p.m.
  • New members should plan to arrive by 2:00 p.m.

During these meetings, we will go over the registration packet, and teachers will be available to briefly discuss their classes and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Please do not miss this important meeting!

Selena Campbell

Friday, July 27, 2012

Used Curriculum for Sale

Hi Everyone,

I know that registration is around the corner (in fellowship hall at Trinity, August 14th, at 12:30 for returning members and 2:00 for new members), and the beginning of the school year (for those taking summers off) is starting soon. So, most of us have our minds on curriculum and lesson plans.

Maybe you wanted to come to the used curriculum sale and couldn't make it, or maybe you were there but didn't find what you were looking for.

If so, please use this post as a means to comment about what you have for sale, or to note the items you are looking for, and hopefully it will help us all.

Be as specific as you can so others will know what you need or what you are selling. And don't forget to leave your name and contact phone number! (I do not recommend leaving an email address, as spam programs can pick it up and target your email.)


Selena Campbell

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Science Fun with Gelatin

..and lots of candy!

Who knew science could be so fun, and calorie-filled? (ha)

For science this year, we are using Apologia's Young Explorer Series book "Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology."  So far, we are all enjoying it very much.

Do you know the difference between anatomy and physiology?

Sara says, "Anatomy is how your body is made, and physiology is how it works."

We made cell models out of gelatin, which represented the cytoplasm. Then we inserted several different candies to show the different organelles, or "little organs," such as mitochondria (ever read "A Wrinkle in Time?"), lysosomes, and the endoplasmic reticulum, to name a few.

Is it obvious that Kyla does not like gelatin?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Reminder--Curriculum Sale Tomorrow

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our Christmas in July Curriculum Sale is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24th, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  I will be there by 8:30, Lord willing, so you can come early to setup.

Please remember that everyone is responsible for setup and take-down of their items, as well as the monitoring of their sales. We also require you to be there in time to pack up any unsold things -- please do not leave anything behind for us to clean up!

The fellowship hall doors at Trinity will be unlocked, so you can park by that entrance when you come tomorrow.

Do you know someone who is looking for new curriculum? Invite them to our sale!

If anyone has questions, please feel free to call me at 304.363.0944.

Selena Campbell

Friday, July 20, 2012

Elementary Website for Supplemental Help

I found this website -- http://havefunteaching.com/ -- today while searching for some word number flash cards.The site has a very nice, printable set of  those flash cards  (0 zero  - 100  one hundred), as well as many other flash cards and other free downloads, including:

  • Blank Lesson Plans
  • Word Lists
  • Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and other worksheets
  • Fun Create-Your-Own worksheets
  • And much more.

If you are teaching elementary kids and want something to compliment your studies, you may want to check out this site.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Curriculum Review: Math-U-See

by Jessica Peterman

Our family has been homeschooling for six years now, and I must confess, we’ve done our fair share of curriculum hopping.  But there is one area, however, where I’ve been happy from the start.  Enter Math-U-See. 

Math-U-See was created by Steve Demme, a math teacher and homeschooler of 4 boys.  In my estimation, it is very different than many of the mainstream math textbooks out there. 

First (and perhaps most important for me), the program includes an instructional DVD to teach the parent how to teach the lessons.  Or you and your child can watch the DVD together, which is what we do most of the time.  This is a step not to be skipped, because although I did fairly well in math, I’m learning so much more of the why’s and how’s from Mr. Demme’s methods.  He also gives you a few different ways to solve problems that you most likely didn’t learn in school. 

The program only covers one new skill at a time, and works on review after the first few pages of introducing the new topic.  This worked well for my kids who would be thrown off by busy math pages that skipped from addition, telling time, and a couple other skills all at the same time.  The program’s goal is for the student to practice the skills, master the skills, and ultimately, be able to teach them back to you. 

My kids’ favorite part of the program is the blocks.  Starting with the first level, the Primer, the kids work with and solve problems with colored blocks.  They build large numbers, learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and even fractions with these manipulatives.  (The fraction ones are especially cool!)  All of which is great for hands on or visual learners.  After they get the hang of things with the blocks, they move towards regular computations.

I would say that the only areas that aren’t covered as thoroughly as I’d like are money, time and measurement.  He does touch on these things, but if these don’t come easily to your child, then you might want to supplement a bit. 

Check out the program and get a free sample DVD at Mathusee.com

Curriculum Review: Learning Language Arts Through Literature

by Jessica Peterman

In our home we’ve used Learning Language Arts Through Literature for 3 years.  I wasn’t entirely unhappy with the program and I know some really love it.

I’m switching things up next year for a few different reasons.   Here is a quick pro and con look at LLATL from what I observed from the 2nd –6th grade levels).

  • Focus on good literature  (this is my FAVORITE part) and lots of exposure to excerpts of different books.
  • Built in practice for copywork and dictation for those who follow the Charlotte Mason Method or Classical Education.
  • Gentle, not overwhelming introduction of grammar concepts
  • Book studies on complete novels
  • Units for additional skills such as poetry writing, journaling, story writing, research that are spread out over a few weeks. 

Cons:  (for my family anyway :-)
  • Not much in the way of spelling or vocabulary.  There are some short lists taken from the dictation and vocab from the book studies.  But one of my children needed more challenge, while the other needed a more systematic approach to spelling, so I ended up supplementing a lot.
  • Not a lot of direct writing instruction—as in how to construct a sentence or paragraph.  I believe that the authors’ philosophy is that the students will learn this as they complete their copywork and dictation.  And I have to admit, they have picked up a lot that way.  But if you have a struggling writer, you might need a little extra in this area.
  • Grammar might err on the side of too gentle?  Again, I have one that needs challenged a bit more and one that needs more practice than what this program provides. 

Final thought… There are so many parts of the language arts puzzle, and every child has strengths and weaknesses.   I have no doubt that there are many children who would do great with this program all the way through.  There are so many good things about it; I hate to move on.  It served us well for three years, but kids change and grow and sometimes you’ve got to make a switch.  Who knows, it might end up being just what my youngest needs!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Curriculum Review: Saxon 3 Math

by Selena Campbell

I used Saxon 3 Math with my two youngest children, Sara (age 7, 2nd grade; and Iain, age 8, 3rd grade). It was easy to teach them both, as Saxon is very repetitious.

If you don’t like to plan lessons, this is the math program for you. It is fully scripted, down to what to say to your children. Your only requirement as teacher is to read the lesson and get the required manipulatives and worksheets together for your kids (which you do need to do in advance).

After the first few lessons where the basics were introduced, each lesson started out by filling in a “meeting strip.” This includes the date, the “number of the day,” which is that day’s lesson number, and creating some equations using that number (e.g., Lesson 9 would have “9” as number of the day, and equations could be 4+5, 10-1, etc). There is a number pattern to complete (counting by 5’s or 7’s, etc). A “clock” fill-in-the-blank works with telling time, and there are coin cup blanks for counting coins in a cup—one of my kids’ favorite parts. The last thing is the “problem of the day,” a very age-appropriate/lesson-driven word problem.

In addition to the meeting strip, a monthly calendar is maintained in a meeting book, with daily temperatures recorded and comparisons made between daily temps, as well as other activities.

All of the above are done with each lesson, then a new concept is introduced, ranging from “Telling time to the Hour” (Lesson 1) to Graphing Points on a Coordinate Plane (Lesson 140). As you can see, much is covered in this program.

This program does use several manipulatives in addition to the workbooks:

o   pattern(geometric-shaped) blocks
o   counting chips/colored tiles
o   number charts
o   clocks
o   thermometer
o   rulers
o   yardstick
o   and other misc things.

Most items are available for purchase from sellers of the Saxon program (I purchased it from Rainbow Resource), but you could easily buy this curriculum and look through what is required before making a decision to buy the supplemental materials. If you are creative, you can use something else you already have (such as M&Ms for counting and sorting—yum!).

My children had fun with this math, and I enjoyed teaching it. The variety of activities kept it fun, and my kids had a ball checking the daily temperature (especially when our thermometer broke and they got to take turns calling the time & temperature number.)

My only complaint is the program is black and white (no colored pages at all), and the worksheets are printed on very thin paper, which makes it hard to tear them out (and easy to damage them when erasing).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Urgent Prayer Needed in RE: UN Treaty

Please read Luke 18:1-8, if you have ever wondered whether your prayers make a difference.

This is a copy of an email sent to me by a family that works to lobby in Washington on behalf of homeschooling families in West Virginia. Please read carefully and pray for the points listed:

Dear friends,

Yesterday our family went to Washington as part of CAP day for HSLDA.  We were lobbying several house offices because a house judicial subcommittee will be meeting next Wednesday about the Parental Rights Amendment.  This is a first step in getting it to full committee.  (If you are not updated, visit www.parentalrights.org)

We were also lobbying Senate offices because of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  That United Nations treaty has been signed by Obama, is coming to the full Foreign Relations Committee this Thursday, and is expected to come to the Senate floor for ratification vote soon.  That treaty would give the government, rather than parents, say over educational decisions for children with disabilities - among other things like outlawing spanking.  All that is needed is 2/3 approval by the Senators present at the time of the vote.  As with the PRA, our constitution's sovereignty clause would make the treaty the law of the land above all but the Constitution. 

Would you
1.  Pray about the Senate committee hearing tomorrow!  Pray for Mike Farris, who will be providing legal opinion, to have wisdom and favor!  Pray that the committee will not vote to bring the treaty to the floor for a vote.  Pray that if it does go to Senate vote it will heartily be voted down.  Pray that Rockefeller's staff will actually consider the things we presented to them.  Pray that Manchin would also learn of the dangers and vote against it (we only visited with his staff regarding the PRA). 

2.  Pray for next Wednesday's house subcommittee hearing for the PRA.  Pray that no one will be found to represent opposition to the Parental Rights Amendment.  Pray that the bill will not get amended negatively.  And pray that it will be sent to the full committee for review.

3.  Please contact McKinley's office if you are in his district (202-225-4172) and let them know you are a constituent.  Ask them to read all the information about the Parental Rights Amendment left with True (staffer's name) on Tuesday, July 10, by the Kincell family.  Ask McKinley to sign on as a co-sponsor of the PRA.  Ask them to let you know what he decides.  (If you were at the PRA rally during his campaign, express disappointment that he has not yet signed on when he promised to do so during the campaign.  However, do this nicely while thanking him for his verbal support of the amendment and his continued promise to vote for it if it comes to the house floor.) 

Or if you are in Rahall's district, contact his office (202-225-3452).  We visited with Lori D'Orazio in his office and left information.  She was less friendly, but did listen and was given the informational packet prepared by HSLDA.  Please feel free to pass this request along to others in his district so that he received follow-up calls from his own constituents.  A huge thank you for Marlo for allowing us to go on their behalf!  We're eager to know if they called you...

We were unable to get a meeting in Capito's office.

4.  Contact Manchin's office (202-224-3954) and thank them for meeting with the Kincell family yesterday.  Ask them to read the information about the Parental Rights Amendment left with Kimberly Waller. Then ask them to get back with you and let you know if Manchin will pledge support for the PRA and become a co-sponsor.  Please tell them that this is a non-partisan issue, all Americans love their children, and you would like to see Manchin lead the Democrats in taking action on this issue.  Also ask him to vote against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities if it comes to the Senate floor.

5.  You might also call Rockefeller's office and ask him to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities if it comes to the Senate floor.  However, if you have limited time, do the other things on the list first. 

6.  Lastly, all the Senators and many of the house offices were visited yesterday by volunteers like us.  Pray that the Lord would see fit to bless those efforts.  Pray also that He would continue to favor His people with His protection and have mercy on the remnant.  And pray for the staff members who field phone calls and visits and who then advise the legislators.  Most of them are in their 20's and hold remarkable sway ...

7.  Lastly, pray for the church to be in the battle for Truth and to contend for the liberty to obey God's commands.

IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, your phone calls to Manchin or Rockefeller might count more!  In order to pass the PRA, democrats who will stand up for parental rights are needed.  If you know of a liberal democrat who will learn about this needed amendment, please encourage them to get involved!  Information is on www.parentalrights.org.  We'd also be glad to give you information or field questions. 

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested, but please only do that with discretion since it has our personal information.  And please blind copy the addressees.  For broader contacts, forward the recent emails from Parentalrights.org.  If you don't have those emails, we'd be glad to forward them to you.

Thanks, all. 
The Kincells

Psalm 127:1

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Registration and New Class Schedule

Hello Everyone,

As hard to believe as it may seem, it is a little over one month until registration begins for the new THESIS school year!

In an effort to make teaching -- and learning -- easier for everyone, we have split up the younger classes, once again.

This year, kindergarten will be a group by itself, as well as first grade. These will be groups A and B, respectively. Then group C will be grades 2-3, group D will be grades 4-5, group E will be grades 6-8 (middle school) and then grades 9-12 will be group F.

Another thing we did this year is split up the classes for the middle school grades, group E. Instead of two 1-hour classes, they will have three 40 minute classes, like the lower grades. High schoolers will still have two 1-hour classes.

Here is the proposed schedule for the new year:

Preschool classes will be held this year, and helpers are needed. Details will be provided at the registration meeting on Tuesday, August 14th.

***Please note -- preschool is available only to those younger children whose older siblings are in one of the following groups:

Group A -- Kindergarten

1:00 -- Gym (Janine Tomko)
1:40 -- Art  (curriculum can be provided, teachers needed)
2:20 -- Science (Jessica Peterman, co-teacher needed)

Group B -- 1st Grade

1:00 - Sign Language (Shannon Jackson, 1st semester)  Math Fun (Allison Horne, 2nd semester) 
1:40 -- Gym (Helen Gregor or Kelly Higgins)
2:20 -- Art w/ the Masters (Liz DeRoos & Albani St. Martin Brown)

Group C -- 2-3 Grades

1:00 -- Lego Show & Tell (Charli Utt, Tracey Moore & Jen Cogar 1st semester)
            Irresponsible Science (C. Utt, T. Moore & Jen Cogar, 2nd semester)
1:40 -- Money Sense (Selena Campbell, co-teacher needed)
2:20 -- Gym (Kelley Higgins or Helen Gregor)

Group D -- 4-5 Grades

1:00 -- Gym in the NEW Gym ( teacher needed)
1:40 -- Learning about Elections (1st semester)  (Heather Sprenger, co-teacher needed)
            Science & Art Unit Studies (?)  (Heather Sprenger, co-teacher needed)
2:20 -- Money Sense (Selena Campbell, Angela Oxford)

Group E -- 6-8 (middle school) Grades

1:00 -- Public Speaking (Jessica Peterman, first semester, co-teacher needed)
            Mythbusters-type Science (J. Peterman, second semester, co-teacher needed)
1:40 -- West Virginia History (Liz DeRoos, co-teacher needed)
2:20 -- Boys' Gym (John Keener) / Girls' Gym (Melissa Hoskins)

Group F -- 9-12 (high school) Grades

1:00 -- Class subject (Debate class?) and teachers needed
2:00 -- Dissection (Charli Utt, Tracey Moore, Jen Cogar, 1st semester)
            Photography (Jessica Lueken, co-teacher needed, 2nd semester)

 (Yes, I will get this put into the table on our "Classes" tab whenever I can get my HTML coding and the blogger editor to cooperate!)

Please note that our registration is open until the class size limit of 25 is reached.

**If you are willing to help co-teach a class, please speak up! Our cooperative group only works when we all work together. Please prayerfully consider responding to one of the needs highlighted in blue in the schedule above. **

And, if you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining THESIS please be sure to attend the registration meeting in the fellowship hall at Trinity Assembly of God, on August 14th, at 12:30 for returning members and 2:00 for new members.

Questions? You can get our contact info by clicking here.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Filing End of Year Assessment & Letter of Intent

Hello Everyone,

Another reminder about filing your year-end assessments before June 30th. It is imperative that we obey the law and get our assessments in on time, whether you chose standardized testing, or portfolio evaluations done by a certified teacher.

Here's a link to the CHEWV website, where you can find a sample letter (my preference) and a sample form, whichever you choose to use for sending in your letter of intent:


When you send in your year-end results, it is good to include your letter of intent with them. That way, there is no question about whether you got it in "on time."

Also, it is highly recommended that you send your paperwork via certified mail with return receipt requested, so you have some proof that the BOE received your paperwork. When you get it back signed from the BOE, staple that receipt to a copy of your letter of intent and year-end assessment, and store it all safely.

If you have any questions about this process, please don't hesitate to let me know.