YHSA to host homeschool curriculum fair

York Home School logoThe York Home School Association will host its annual Curriculum Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 400 Stillmeadow Lane.

Joanne Calderwood, author of The Self-Propelled Advantage, will be the keynote speaker. Other seminars will feature speakers from: Conquered by Love Ministries, Rebecca’s Place Developmental and Therapeutic Center, and Sonnewald Foods. This year’s speakers were specifically chosen to appeal to all parents, both inside and outside the homeschooling community. Several YHSA homeschool parents will also give presentations.

YHSA members will be available to answer questions regarding homeschooling and education. Also, representatives from numerous educational businesses will be on hand to sell items or talk about their services. Lunch will be available for purchase and used curriculum bargains will abound.

This event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Katie Mcallister at jkmcallister@verizon.net, Kathy Mokris at 792-6024, or visit www.yhsa.org.

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Info session for future home-schoolers

The York Home School Association will present a Home School Orientation Session on Act 169, the Pennsylvania home education law, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Glenview Alliance Church, 10037 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock.

The event will feature an overview of how to get started with your home schooling program, such as the law, goals and objectives, affidavits, curricula, portfolios, and local, state and national resources.
Free admission. Anyone thinking about home schooling should attend. For more information or directions, visit www.yhsa.org.

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Workshop to address homeschool questions

The York Home School Association will present a Home Schooling High School workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road, York.

The session will answer questions about homeschooling for Grade 7 and up, including high school transcripts, credits, diplomas, college, PSAT and SAT.

There is a registration fee of $10 per family to cover handouts. For more information, visit www.yhsa.org.

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Home-school group to host curriculum fair

The York Home School Association will host its annual Curriculum Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Grace Fellowship Church, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, York.

The fair will feature various workshops, new and used materials for sale, an auction, lunch, time to talk with current homeschooling families, and representatives from local educational businesses.

Admission is $1 per family. For more information, visit www.yhsa.org.

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YHSA to offer home school info

The York Home School Association will present a home school orientation session on Act 169, the state home education law, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Glenview Missionary and Alliance Church, 10037 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock.

The talk will give an overview of how to get started with home schooling programs, goals and objectives, affidavits, curricula, portfolios, and local, state and national resources. Anyone thinking about home schooling should attend. Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.yhsa.org.

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Club members sponsor chess tournament

Brett, Timmy, Jimmy and Jacob

The York Home School Association Chess Club co-sponsored the third annual White Rose Chess Tournament. Thirty-two adults and youth participated in this all-day event that included certified tournament directors.

YHSA members participating were, pictured, from left, Brett Spangler, second place, Overall Scholastic Section; Timmy McAllister, third place, Unranked Scholastic Section; Jimmy McAllister, first place, Overall Scholastic Section; and Jacob Heybey (right back), co-organizer of the tournament.

Brett and Timmy were participating in their first tournament. Jimmy and Jacob have participated in several tournaments including the Pennsylvania State Scholastic Championship.

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Workshop on home school for grades 7 and up

The York Home School Association will present a Home Schooling High School workshop, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road, York.

The session will answer questions about homeschooling for grades 7 and up, including high school transcripts, credits, diplomas, college, PSAT and SAT.

The registration fee is $10 per family.

For more information, visit www.yhsa.org.

Homeschool freshman Will Sukes views microscopic pond life while homeschooler Kyle Miller looks on.

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York Home School Association adds new members

The York Home School Association recently welcomed some of the 49 new families at it’s annual New Member Tea. The organization now has more than 400 member families.

Pictured at the event are, from left, Damon and Eunissa Yancy, new members; Jennifer Feeser, veteran homeschooler; and Michelle McCurdy, new member.

Pictured are, from left, Robin Wilson, YHSA coordinator; Brenda Schmid, new member; and Valerie Wickard, assistant coordinator.

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How to get started with home school

Homeschool student Erica Daughtrey, daughter of Bob and Cissy Daughtrey, of Spring Grove, works on an art project.

The York Home School Association will present a Home School Orientation Session on Act 169, the Pa. home education law, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1215 Church Road, York.

The talk will give an overview on how to get started with your home schooling program, such as the law, goals and objectives, affidavits, curricula, portfolios, and local, state and national resources.

Anyone thinking about home schooling should attend the free event.

For more information, visit www.yhsa.org.

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Muskies win 2nd place at state Envirothon

York County’s winning high school Envirothon team, The Homeschooled Magnanimous Muskies, took second place overall out of 65 teams at the State Envirothon, May 24-25 at Susquehanna University and Shikellamy State Park.

It was the team’s third attempt at the state event: they placed sixth overall in 2009 and fifth overall in 2010.

The five students won $500 scholarships, medallions, mugs and certificates.

Pictured, from left, are coach Sheri Picone, Jessica Picone, Michael Renga, Maddie Erickson, Mark McGee, Daniel Picone and coach Jill Oles.

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Home school info for grades 7 to 12

The York Home School Association will present a Home Schooling High School workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road, York.

The session will answer questions about homeschooling for grades 7 and up, including high school transcripts, credits, diplomas, college, PSAT and SAT.

The registration fee of $10 per family, to cover handouts. Registration information and directions are available at www.yhsa.org.

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