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2 Homeschool Workshops Coming Up!
October 1st  6-9pm
Cost to attendees: Early bird $25 / $35 one week advance and walk-ins ~ MACHE-member discount 20%.

Homeschool Workshop: Firm Foundations Presented by Kris Cox, MACHE representative and Educational Consultant Homeschooling is a great privilege and blessing as well as a big responsibility. There’s a lot to learn about homeschooling, with every year being a new adventure! This informative 3-hour workshop is meant to help you build a firm foundation for your homeschool. We’ll discuss many important aspects of homeschooling such as current MN homeschool laws, teaching tips, choosing curriculum, scheduling, planning, avoiding burnout, dealing with resistant learners, understanding learning styles, and ideas for developing a love for learning in your children. A great workshop for the beginning homeschooler but also perfect for the homeschooling parent who needs renewed vision and direction or guidance in any of the areas listed here. You’ll receive relevant information to assist you in providing an excellent education for your children.

Homeschool Workshop: High School and Beyond Presented by Cheri Frame, MACHE representative and Educational Consultant Homeschooling through high school might seem intimidating, but be encouraged! These can be the most enjoyable and influential years you have with your teens. This 3-hour seminar will help you develop a comprehensive 7-12th grade plan. Starting with a strong academic foundation of high school courses and credits, you will also learn how to individualize your students’ education based on their graduation goals. You will also learn how to create a transcript, include earning college credit in high school with PSEO and CLEP, and the guiding steps for career exploration. Parents and students alike will gain confidence and be encouraged to homeschool through high school as they see the big picture unfold and create a vision for these extraordinary years. Teens are encouraged to attend with you and may attend with a parent at no extra charge!

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Third 1/3 Payment Due
October 21st & 22nd
When you arrive on Monday or Tuesday, you will find the payment box in the Activity Center Kitchen window. Thank you!
HERO Parent Volunteers
Check In with Jayne before your shift
A reminder that all volunteer shifts need to check in with Jayne Wahlberg who is located in the main church building.  She has a walkie talkie on her.  You can use the walkie talkie of the volunteer person you are replacing to check in with her.  All volunteers need to sign out in the HERO volunteer book which is also located in the main church building in the Foyer of the main church building at the check in desk. There are many volunteer positions open in the sign up book. Please check the book for available volunteer shifts
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Planning Ahead
Check out upcoming dates & deadlines!
Here is a link to our full HERO Calendar including events and field trips!

September 23rd & 24th - School "Spirit" Days! Pajamas & Onesie
October 1st - 5pm MACHE Workshop with Kris Cox & Cheri Frame

October 21st & 22nd - HERO Picture Days!
October 22nd - Final 1/3rd Payment Due for Fall Classes
October 28th & 29th - School "Spirit" Days! Cosplay Days (dress as a character)
November 7th - PRE-ACT Testing Find Form HERE
November 8th - Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children with HERO
November 12th - First Graduation Planning Meeting for 2020 Graduates! Find Form HERE
November 18th & 19th - School "Spirit" Days! Sport Jersey/Hat Day
December 7th - HERO Christmas Boutique Find Form HERE
December 11th - HERO Christmas Concert at MOA 12-1pm
December 16th - January 3rd - HERO Christmas Break
AMAZON Smiles Program
One way that HERO is able to keep costs low (even with over 400 students signing up for FALL 2019) is through our parent-led fundraising programs like AmazonSmile. You can make a difference while you shop at Amazon. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to HERO - Home Educators Resource Organization. For more information look HERE.
Review the HERO Student dress code and behavior expectations of all students.  There is a copy in your HERO Parent Handbook and on our website
Parking at HERO
If you have a teenage driver, please remind them to drive slow in the parking lot.  We have many little children crossing the parking lot throughout the day.  Please note the HERO one-way entrance and exit out of the parking lot.  All large vehicles need to park in the designed areas (near the basketball courts and church garden area).  

For a map of our HERO Parking look HERE
Field Trips

Check out our HERO Calendar for upcoming field trips! You will also find sign-up sheets and more information at the Activity Center Resource Area by Kitchen window. Keep checking back as we add more field trips throughout the year!
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