Most of us have started back to school and everyone is working very hard at getting back into the routine of home schooling. CHEH had an amazing Kick-off meeting with several new families in attendance, and we want to encourage all CHEH existing and our new members to participate in as many scheduled events as possible this year. Our coordinators are working hard to help our homeschool families with fellowshipping and making new friends while having fun in a Christian environment.
Make sure to check your emails, read your newsletter, and print it out so everyone is informed. Martha Wedgeworth will be sending requests for your RSVP to some events this year so please respond promptly. We try not to overload you with emails however this is the way we communicate with our members. Texting is not an option, so please check your emails daily.
We also want to encourage all mothers to save the date for Mom’s Workshop. It’s a wonderful time of fellowship, encouragement, information, and of course good food. You don’t want to miss this workshop!
Our ministry team wants you, our members, to let us know when there is a new baby, hospitalization of an immediate family member, or the death of a member or a grandparent so they can share your prayer requests and prepare a meal for your immediate family.
Our prayer is for a safe and fruitful year.
Joe & Amy Walters
A Certificate of Enrollment is due with the School Attendance Officer where the child resides by September 15, 2015. This is for each compulsory-school-age child in a non-public school who has attained the age of 6 years but has not attained the age of 17 years on or before September 1st of the current school year.
For a list of all Mississippi School Attendance Officers, go to the Mississippi Department of Education website (copy and paste the following URL) — http:/www.mde.k12.ms.us/ODPCSA/HS
It’s membership renewal time. Visit our MEMBERSHIP page or click below to print the CHEH application.
Print and complete the CHEH application 2015-2016: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzcR4GYylfTydHNybGJtYW94YWs/view?usp=sharing
Please mail before September 1 to avoid a late fee of $10. Don’t forget your family photo for our pictorial membership directory.
Graduating Seniors, please read Guidelines Section 9-G:
Prospective graduates and their parents are required to have been active CHEH members for at least the three years leading up to and including the prospective graduate’s senior year. (Active means participating in CHEH functions such as family/parent events, field trips, and youth loop events. Whether a family and prospective graduate is active or not is determined solely by the application/graduation committee. Participation in approximately one half of CHEH family/parent events and one half of the CHEH Youth Loop events will be used by the application/graduation committee as a ‘rule of thumb’ to make this determination.)
Any family that was not home schooling for those three years mentioned, but begins home schooling during the student’s junior year, may petition the application/graduation committee for membership and graduation participation no later than September 1 of the student’s junior year. That family will need letters of recommendation from two current active CHEH member families before the committee will consider the application and consider participation in graduation. If approved for membership and graduation, that family would be required to pay upfront by September 1 of the senior year, a $100 nonrefundable fee. This new prospective graduate will need to adhere to the same “active” status requirement as mentioned above.
Any family moving into the Hattiesburg area during the student’s junior or senior year will need to provide two letters of recommendation from their previous homeschool support group – one letter being from the chairman of that group and the other letter being from another member of that homeschool support group or their pastor. After the recommendation letters have been received, the application will be considered. If approved, this new prospective graduate will need to adhere to the same “active” status requirement as mention above. The graduate and at least one parent are expected to attend all graduation planning meetings to the fullest extent possible.
Martha Wedgeworth works hard to put together our newsletter, so please be sure to print it and read it. Please RSVP for events when asked to do so.
If you see an upcoming date listed on this web page (to the right) and need more information, check your newsletter for all the details. Thanks!