Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017-2018 Learning Co-op for Elementary Kids 

Kaw Valley Home Educators is a Christian homeschool co-op learning group for 4 year olds through 6th grade that just completed our first school year together. We meet twice a month on the first and third Thursdaymornings. Nursery for younger siblings is included.  We have time for class and P.E., and occasional special events or field trips. This last school year was our first and it went awesome. Everyone jumped in with both feet and worked together to make our meetings successful. We ended the year with 17 families, 38 kids in class, and another 14 kids in nursery. We are going to keep our same format and schedule for this coming school year. Our first meeting will be September 21st. Our goal is to support each other as homeschool families and provide opportunities for our kids to learn together and get to know each other. We work together to spread out the work to keep the commitment as manageable as we can. If you are interested in joining our group, we would love to have you! If you would like more information, please contact us and we will send you our updated information packet. Thank you! Melissa Ingalls (785) 393-9897 melibchica@yahoo.com 

Amanda Sancken

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Science Classes for 2017-2018

We are in the midst of beginning to organize our science classes for next year

Two retired homeschooling moms are offering science classes. If you are interested, please contact the mom who is teaching that particular class directly.


Cathy Barfield is a mom of three married daughters and three grandsons. Cathy has a degree in Biology. She taught for three years in South Africa and has offered some kind of science class to homeschoolers yearly since 1998.

Cathy Barfield is offering the following two classes.

Physical Science (designed for 8th grade)
No prerequisite but the class does introduce some simple Algebra regarding the rearranging of formulas.


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Physical Science. There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   The class will meet Tuesday afternoons from 12:15-2:15 pm at Cathy's home.  This year long class will start September  5th with the last day May 9th.

Biology
 (designed for 9-12th)
No math prerequisite but should be taking Algebra 1 in the same school year (only to be ready for Chemistry the following year).


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Biology. There is a one-time lab fee of $40 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am at Cathy's home. This year long class will start September 5th with the last day May 22.

If interested in Physical Science or Biology please contact Cathy Barfield at 785-843-9207or by email: cathy.m.barfield@gmail.com

Robin Brooks is a  'retired' home school mom who has enjoyed teaching a number of science classes over the years, including general science(6-8) and Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  She has 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  Robin started out as a Biology major in college, but ended up getting a teaching credential in Music.  She especially enjoys teaching science because she finds it a great way to show students the wonderful complexities of the world that God created and how that displays the power and glory of God. 

CHEMISTRY:  High school chemistry class using the Apologia's 2nd edition, Exploring Creation With Chemistry. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   The class starts right after Labor Day and will meet Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40. Class size limited to 6 students.  

PHYSICS:  High school physics class using Apologia Exploring Creation With Physics, second edition.  This class will meet weekly for 2 hours and include lab work.  This class will meet immediately after Labor Day on Thursdays from 12:15-2:15pm.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40.

If interested in Chemistry or Physics, please contact Robin Brooks, 785-865-8044 or email  me at burtchettrm@juno.com

Monday, June 20, 2016

Possible Science Classes for 2016-2017

We are in the midst of beginning to organize our science classes for next year. If you have not contacted us, please do so shortly. Deadline for Cathy's classes--Aug. 8th!

Two retired homeschooling moms are offering science classes. If you are interested, please contact the mom who is teaching that particular class directly.


Cathy Barfield is a mom of three married daughters and three grandsons. Cathy has a degree in Biology. She taught for three years in South Africa and has offered some kind of science class to homeschoolers yearly since 1998.

Cathy Barfield will offer probably offer TWO of the following classes based on the numbers interested in taking it:

Physical Science (designed for 8th grade)
No prerequisite but the class does introduce some simple Algebra regarding the rearranging of formulas.


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Physical Science. There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We will meet Thursday afternoon from 12:30-2:30 pm. at the Barfield home. The start date is Thursday, September 8th.

Biology
(designed for 9-12th)
No math prerequisite but should be taking Algebra 1 in the same school year (only to be ready for Chemistry the following year).


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Biology. There is a one-time lab fee of $40 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10-12 noon at Cathy's home. This year long class will start August 16 with the last day May 16.
Advanced Biology (designed for 11-12th)
One year of introductory biology required (one year of chemistry recommended but not required). 
Textbook is Apologia's The Human Body (fearfully and wonderfully made), 2nd edition, Shannon and Yunis. There is a one-time lab fee of $40 and a monthly fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for about 2 hours and will include lab work. The class will meet Monday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm at Cathy's home. This year long class will start August 15 with the final exam on May 15.

If interested in Physical Science, Biology or Advanced Biology please contact Cathy Barfield at 785-843-9207 or by email: cathy.m.barfield@gmail.com.

Robin Brooks is a  'retired' home school mom who has enjoyed teaching a number of science classes over the years, including general science(6-8) and Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  She has 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  Robin started out as a Biology major in college, but ended up getting a teaching credential in Music.  She especially enjoys teaching science because she finds it a great way to show students the wonderful complexities of the world that God created and how that displays the power and glory of God. 

CHEMISTRY:  High school chemistry class using the Apologia Exploring Creation With Chemistry, the edition is to be determined. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We would meet from 12:30-2:30 and the day of the week is flexible depending on students availability.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40. Class size limited to 6 students.  
PHYSICS:  High school physics class using Apologia Exploring Creation With Physics, second edition.  This class will meet weekly for 2 hours and include lab work.  Times are flexible depending on students schedules.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40.  Class size limited to 6 students. 

If interested in Chemistry or Physics, please contact Robin Brooks, 785-865-8044 or email  me at burtchettrm@juno.com.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Possible Science Classes for 2015-2016

We are in the midst of beginning to organize our science classes for next year. If you have not contacted us, please do so shortly.

Two retired homeschooling moms are offering science classes. If you are interested, please contact the mom who is teaching that particular class directly.


Cathy Barfield is mom to three married daughters and three grandsons. Cathy has a degree in Biology. She taught for three years in South Africa and has offered some kind of science class to homeschoolers yearly since 1998.

Cathy Barfield will offer ONE the following classes based on the numbers interested in taking it:

Physical Science (designed for 8th grade)
No prerequisite but the class does introduce some simple Algebra regarding the rearranging of formulas.


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Physical Science. There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We would meet in the afternoon possibly 1-3 pm.  The start date, and day it will meet is to be determined. It will most likely meet in Cathy Barfield's home.

Biology
(designed for 9-12th)
No math prerequisite but should be taking Algebra 1 in the same school year (only to be ready for Chemistry the following year).


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Biology. There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly class fee of $40.
The class will meet weekly for 2-1/2 hours and will include lab work. The start date, and day it will meet is to be determined and will most likely be located in Cathy"s home.
Advanced Biology is full

If interested in Physical Science or Biology please contact Cathy Barfield at 785-843-9207 or by email: cathy.m.barfield@gmail.com.

Robin Brooks is a  'retired' home school mom who has enjoyed teaching a number of science classes over the years, including general science(6-8) and Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  I have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  I started out as a Biology major in college, but ended up getting a teaching credential in Music.  I especially enjoy teaching science because I find it a great way to show our children the wonderful complexities of the world that God created and how that displays the power and glory of God. 


CHEMISTRY:  High school chemistry class using the Apologia Exploring Creation With Chemistry, second edition.  The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We would meet from 12:30-2:30 and the day of the week is flexible depending on students availability.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40. Class size limited to 6 students.  
PHYSICS:  High school physics class using Apologia Exploring Creation With Physics, second edition.  This class will meet weekly for 2 hours and include lab work.  Times are flexible depending on students schedules.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40.  Class size limited to 6 students. 

If interested in Chemistry or Physics, please contact Robin Brooks, 785-865-8044 or email  me at burtchettrm@juno.comI will be unavailable from July 11-July 27th.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WCTU Children's Contest


The 2015 spring WCTU Children’s Contest is here! Your child has three contests in which he might compete: Picture Coloring Contest (K-3); Poster Contest (4-12); Essay Contest (4-12). Every contestant receives an small award for participating. Both the State Contests and National Contests awards cash prizes.

WCTU (Woman’s Christian Temperance Union) promotes abstinence from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The Children’s Contests are an enjoyable way for children to learn this abstinence message. The rules, judging and awards are all privately funded and managed through the WCTU. No tax dollars are involved.

The Picture Coloring Contest (grades K-3) is fun. Each grade has its own picture of one or more ducks to color with an abstinence message.

The Poster Contest (grades 4-12) is for those who like art. This contest is divided into three divisions: Division I—grades 4-6; Division II—grades 7-9; Division III—grades 10-12.

The Essay Contest (grades 4-12) is for those who enjoy writing. This contest is also divided into three divisions the same as the Poster Contest. The award money for essays is a bit higher than for posters. There are not many contestants who enter this Contest, so the possibility of winning is higher. There were NO contestants in Div. III in 2014, so I had to return ALL the award money (1st down through Honorable Mention) to our state treasurer. National essay 1st place awards: $125 for Div. III; $100 for Div. II; and $75 for Div. I. State awards are less than the national awards.

First place state winners are entered into the National Contests.

For Contest Rules or questions, e-mail me at myers_nellie@yahoo.com My phone number is (316)-799-2112, if you need to call me. My address is Mrs. Nellie Myers, 14566 NW 110th St., Whitewater, KS 67154

The deadline for the Picture Coloring Contest and the Essay Contest is April 8, 2015. The entries are pre-judged before the annual mid-April WCTU meeting. Posters can be given or mailed to me by April 24, 2015. If you need to mail a poster to me, pack it carefully to prevent damage. Posters are judged ON SITE at the WCTU Mid-year Meeting.

Friday, November 7, 2014

TEACH Drama Presents...
TEACH Drama is proud to present A Two-Night, One-Act Extravaganza on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. The performances start at 7:00 each evening.

Three TEACH seniors are directing one-act plays and Lisa Masson is directing two plays. The schedule of the plays is:

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 pm

Superhero Sanitarium, directed by Nathan Masson
Louder, I Can’t Hear You, directed by Savannah Price
The Open Window, directed by Emily Nystrom

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 pm

A Little Princess, directed by Lisa Masson
The Proposal, featuring the three senior directors and directed by Lisa Masson

The plays will be performed at Community Bible Church, 906 N 1464 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049.
Admission is $2 per person ages 5 and older.

Please come out and support these talented students!
For more information contact Lisa Masson lisa@massondesign.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 SCHOOL PICTURES
Steven Hertzog Of Creative Road Studio (formerly Linwood Road Studio) has again agreed to take school pictures for TEACH. However, the photo shoot will take place with Veritas Christian School on  Wednesday, September 17th from 9:00- 11:00 am in the gymnasium at Veritas 256 N. Michigan Street, Lawrence 66044. The gymnasium is through the double doors of the main building.

Since the homeschool photos will occur between Veritas classes, there may be a short wait. Steven is asking for the names of all who will have their picture taken ahead of time. Please email Cathy Barfield no later than September 12th. The email should include the children's names, and a parent name with phone number and email. Steven will have all the names printed ahead of time. When you arrive, the student will be handed his pre-printed name with a bar code to hand to the photographer when it is their turn for pictures. This will ensure that your children will not get mixed up with the Veritas students. If you want a sibling shot taken besides the individual shots, I need to know that ahead of time so that another piece of paper (with bar code) with the siblings' names can be made up separately.

Payment is not required ahead of time. You will need to make arrangements with Cathy Barfield to pick up your proof sheets. The proof sheets consist of 4 poses to choose from. If you wish to order, the different packages and their cost will be indicated on the proof sheet. The proof sheet will indicate the due date for the order. You may drop off your order to Cathy or at Veritas (give to Linda Walton in the office) before the due date. When the pictures arrive, they will be given to Cathy to distribute. I will send email reminders but if you do not check your email frequently, then please make sure and indicate this to Cathy and she can either phone or text you.

I am including the website for the company to see their work: http://www.creativeroadmarketing.com

 
If you have any other questions, contact Cathy at 843-9207 or cathy.m.barfield@gmail.com