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Oct 2, 2013
Spencer Mason
Fall 2013
NCHE Supports Cooperation with Voluntary Requests by DNPE

North Carolina homeschools began receiving email requests from the NC Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) this fall to go to the DNPE website and provide some information about their homeschool.

Law & Policy
Sep 25, 2013
Mari Fitz-Wynn
May/June 2004
Balancing Act

How important is balance in your life? On a scale of one to ten, I’d have to give it a high ten! We all have a need for balance—we even expect balance in our lives, and why not? We serve a God of balance.

From the Archives, Methods, Perspective, Practical Helps
Sep 18, 2013
Hal & Melanie Young
September/October 2004
Three Goals for Your First Year of Homeschooling

I have noticed that successful new homeschoolers generally accomplish three goals in their first year.

From the Archives, Beginner, Methods, Goals
Sep 11, 2013
Kevin McClain
Summer 2013
Kevin’s Kluge: What’s in a Name…?

Greetings readers! My name is Kevin McClain, and I am NCHE's newly-elected president. Previously, I served as the organization's education VP, who oversees publications, including this magazine. So, some of my writings have appeared here before.

From the President
Sep 4, 2013
Sally Matheny
Summer 2013
Summer Fun with Family Filmmaking

Searching for something fun (and shhh...educational) for your family to do this summer? Why not try filmmaking?

Activities, In the Spotlight
Aug 28, 2013
Lorie Codispoti
Summer 2013
Surveying the Sites

Not everyone has the time to surf around the Internet to find informative, fun and educational websites for their family to enjoy. That’s why we offer this column.

Helpful Websites
Aug 21, 2013
Alexa Carter
Summer 2013
The Math around You: Helping Young Children Learn to Think Mathematically

Despite popular opinion, math is not a creation of evil masterminds plotting the demise of students and mothers everywhere.

Math, Practical Helps, Methods
Aug 14, 2013
Justin and Crystal Nale
Summer 2013
Why We Love Classical Education

Classical education is distinguished from other models of education in at least three ways. First, classical education recognizes and embraces three stages of learning and seeks to teach in accordance with those stages. Second, it values history, especially the great conversations of the past, and places a priority on helping students benefit from and engage with those great ideas. Third, classical education values education for its own sake and seeks to develop students who are well-rounded with a wide breadth of knowledge across many disciplines.

Practical Helps, Methods
Aug 7, 2013
Mary Freeman
Summer 2013
Why I Am Passionate about Charlotte Mason

Many factors may influence our decisions on educational curriculum, including our own journey through life.

Practical Helps, Methods
Jul 31, 2013
Amanda Wares
Summer 2013
Scholarship Committee Announces Winners

“If I homeschool my child through high school, will they be accepted into college?” This is the most common question parents ask regarding homeschooling through the upper grades. As scholarship committee chair, I can say with confidence, yes, homeschooled students are accepted into colleges and universities. This year, the applicants for the NCHE and HINTS scholarships will be attending a multitude of colleges and universities. 

Scholarships
Jul 24, 2013
Tracy Klicka
Summer 2013
Ten Fundamental Reasons to Homeschool

Each year at this time, I think about why I homeschool my children. It helps me remember the benefits and blessings when I am prone to feel most like a failure.

Reasons to Homeschool
Jul 17, 2013
Nancy Coleman
Summer 2013
NCHE Conference 2013

In thirty years of speaking at homeschool conferences, I had never attended the NCHE conference until this year. I was blown away.

Conferences, Events
Jul 10, 2013
Spencer Mason
Summer 2013
Law and Policy: New Homeschool Definition Passes!

On May 30, 2013, I, along with many homeschool students, parents and supportive legislators witnessed the signing into law of Senate Bill 189 by Governor Pat McCrory. The endeavor that NCHE began in the fall of 2012 was successfully accomplished with the governor’s signature.

Law & Policy
Jul 3, 2013
Dave Henderson
Summer 2013
NC Treasures: The American Revolution in North Carolina

What state can claim (arguably) the earliest battle in the American Revolution and one of the decisive last battles? Which can claim a tea party organized by leading women and an early forerunner of the Declaration of Independence? Massachusetts? Pennsylvania? New York? Virginia? No! North Carolina!

NC Treasures
Jun 26, 2013
Mike and Ronda Marshall
Spring 2013
Everyone Wins at NCHE Athletic Commission Events

My family and I attended the recent NCHE Athletic Commission (NCHEAC) regional and state basketball tournaments. As always we found this to be a fun experience for the whole family. The NCHEAC does a great job putting together the basketball tournaments as well as those for other sports.

From the President
Jun 21, 2013
Christina Parker Brown
Spring 2013
How to Start a Nursing Home Ministry

This information accompanies the article: Benefits of participating in Nursing Home Ministry.

Jun 19, 2013
Christina Parker Brown
Spring 2013
Benefits of Participating in a Nursing Home Ministry

Although we live in a society that honors youth, it is God's command to honor the elderly. Often older people are seen as burdens instead of blessings. It is important to realize that these men and women are someone's sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters.

Family Life
Jun 12, 2013
Spring 2013
Coping with the Unthinkable

We’ve been a homeschool family for over seventeen years, and one of our four children became a drug addict. Shocking, isn’t it? We certainly experienced shock. Your mind is probably anxious to know the reason, so you will be able to protect your own children from such a fate.

Jun 5, 2013
Ernie Hodges
Spring 2013
2013 NCHE Athletic Commission Holds Second Annual State Swim Meet

On February 9, NCHE Athletic Commission (NCHEAC) sponsored the second annual state swim meet with fifty-two swimmers representing teams in Asheville, Clinton and Raleigh, along with seven independent swimmers from various areas of the state.

Sports
May 29, 2013
Mike and Ronda Marshall
Graduate 2013
Moments with Mike: Mike’s Moment with the Grads

Each of you has some type of plans for the future. If I were to ask you individually what your plans are after graduation, one might mention college; another would report plans for other technical training; another, a career in a particular field; another, maybe ministry or mission work.

Graduation
May 22, 2013
Kevin McClain
Graduate 2013
Your Role in the Unfolding Story: a Pleasant Place and a Witness

Graduation is a time of significance and celebration: a season of labor has yielded fruit—something we have longed for, hoped for, has been achieved. We rejoice! We embrace it and mark the occasion with a ceremony replete with gowns, music, symbolism and speeches.

Graduation
May 15, 2013
Delnora Williams
Spring 2013
My Advice to Single Homeschooling Parents: Press On!

Sometimes in life things get thrown at you, and they knock the wind out of you. As you find yourself on the ground, surrounded by circumstances that never should have happened, you find it easy to question your decisions and limit your life to the manageable and safe.

Encouragement, Family Life
May 8, 2013
Lorie Codispoti
Spring 2013
Surveying the Sites

Not everyone has the time to scavenge around the Internet to find informative, fun, and educational websites for their family to enjoy. That’s why we offer this column. By dividing it into four sections, we work towards our goal—to provide something for everyone.

Practical Helps
May 1, 2013
Aaron Belz
Spring 2013
Instruction

A poem

Family Life
Apr 24, 2013
Tracy Klicka
Spring 2013
Loving the Differences in Our Children

When Chris and I first became parents just over twenty-four years ago, we didn’t know a thing about raising children for the Lord. So we embarked on a literary journey to see what the experts had to say about biblical parenting.

Apr 17, 2013
Judi English
Spring 2013
Two Homeschool Styles: The Same Homeschool Benefits

I am blessed to be raising a family of second-generation homeschoolers. My husband, Paul, was homeschooled as a missionary kid growing up in Korea and loved it, so we knew before we got married that we would homeschool our children.

Methods, Reasons to Homeschool
Apr 9, 2013
Ernie Hodges
Spring 2013
NCHEAC Basketball Champions Played in February

The 2013 NCHE Athletic Commission Basketball Championships were played in February. February 15-16 the eastern regional took place in Wake Forest, while the western regional was in Winston-Salem. The top two teams in each division advanced to the state final four at Greensboro College on February 22-23.

Sports
Apr 3, 2013
Claudia Whitaker
Winter 2013
Homeschooled Youth Fill Slate of State 4-H Officers

Hundreds of homeschooled 4-H youth in our state have gained rewards from 4-H participation. In this article, we spotlight 4-H award winners whose families are members of NCHE.

Mar 13, 2013
Mike and Ronda Marshall
Winter 2013
Teachers Have Great Influence, Recognized or Not!

You are making a difference; so don’t give up.

From the President
Feb 27, 2013
Kevin and Cetelia Bullard
Winter 2013
Four Strategies to Make Your Marriage Work in the Midst of Homeschooling

How does a homeschooling couple keep their marriage healthy and functional while fulfilling their calling to homeschool their children in an excellent way? We offer four strategies that we strive to practice daily in the midst of our crazy-busy homeschooling lives.

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