Activities are open to all homeschoolers in the area.
Wanted: Young scientist interested in entering the
St. Louis Home School Science Fair
The Science Fair is a fun and interesting hands-on educational experience.
• It teaches students to think logically by using the scientific method.
• Students have the opportunity to use the math skills they have acquired through the analysis and graphical representation of data.
• Science Fair projects strengthen writing skills through the writing of a logbook and/or research paper.
• The layout and design of the display board enables students to use art and marketing skills.
• Students who participate in the science fair gain a great sense of accomplishment.
Science Fair Schedule for 2008-2009 School Year
Submit the application (click here for application) by March 1, 2009
The St. Louis Home School Science Fair
• A pre-fair to the Greater St. Louis Science Fair at Queeny Park (GSLSF) April 3, 2009
• Project drop-off for judging April 3, 2009 Science Fair public project viewing and awards ceremony April 4, 2009
• Greater St. Louis Science Fair at Queeny Park (GSLSF) Honors Division March 6, 7, 2009
Science competition for honors level high school students competing for scholarships.
Greater St. Louis Science Fair at Queeny Park (GSLSF)
Elementary and Secondary Divisions (K-12) May 5-9, 2009
Projects qualifying from the St. Louis Home School Science Fair will advance to compete in the GSLSF.
CHEF Fast and Prayer: Fast for Freedom the Fourth Sunday of each Month
More than ever Jon and Candy Summers (leaders of Christian Home Educators Fellowship) are convinced that our greatest need and responsibility is to stay on our knees in prayer, for “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places…. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints” (Eph. 6:12,18). Please join us as we unite our hearts and voices in one accord, praising God for His mercy, grace, and faithfulness while beseeching His protection against the evil one, His wisdom and guidance to direct our every step, His strength to gird us up to fulfill His calling upon our lives and to stand firm, His peace and joy for our homes, and His anointing on our children. Fast for Freedom to live, worship, and raise our children as our heavenly Father directs and for freedom from the bondage of sin.
CHEF Ice Skating at Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink
Fridays, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink, 111 S. Geyer Road. $2 per skater (if Kirkwood resident) or $2.50 per skater (if not Kirkwood resident), plus 50 cents for skate rental. Homeschoolers will get the $2 or $2.50 rate upon identifying themselves as homeschoolers. Call Ken Davies 314-822-5855 for more information.
CHEF Homeschool Waterpark Swim
First and third Mondays of each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Edward Jones YMCA Indoor Waterpark, 12521 Marine Ave., Maryland Heights, MO. The waterpark has a large slide and water play area for children. Take Hwy. 270 to Dorsett Rd. and go west. Turn left on McKelvey Road. The entrance to the YMCA is at the top of the hill on the right. The cost is $5 per person sold as a $50 punch card with 10 punches, which can be used by all members of a family. They are giving us a very special rate and wanted to minimize money-taking by using a punch card. Members of all support groups are encouraged and welcome to attend. For questions or more information, call the YMCA 314-439-9622, ext. 247.
Attention 2009 12th Grade Graduates:
CHEF Graduation It is time to register your graduate for the 2009 CHEF High School Graduation, which will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Church, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376. Our graduation speaker will be David Klarich, CHEF’s homeschooling attorney, past Missouri state representative, and past Missouri state senator.
Graduation planning meetings will be held on Mondays, February 9, March 9, and April 13, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Dorsett Village Baptist Church, 2240 Bennington Pl., Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Registration deadline is March 9. To get your graduation information packet, contact Teresa May at 314-42... or e-mail graduate’s name, address, and phone number to mailto:
CHEF is recognized as Missouri ’s state home educators’ organization by Missouri ’s universities, businesses, unions, and federally funded programs; therefore, our graduates are readily accepted on the diplomas we issue at our graduation ceremony. However, throughout our years of leadership, we have been called upon by out of state universities, businesses, civil services, and unions to verify that their applicant really attended our CHEF graduation or was a member of the CHEF organization. Most of the time, a verbal confirmation from us is all that is needed; however, there have been times when Jon was called upon to draft a letter verifying the applicant’s participation in our state’s graduation ceremony. Through the years, many parents have expressed their deep appreciation knowing that their child’s participation in our graduation ceremony gives their children’s graduation certificate legitimacy, and if ever needed, that Jon and I will gladly verbally verify their child’s participation or send a formal letter of confirmation.