Note: Youth Loop is for homeschooled CHEH members in the 7th Grade and above who are at least 12 years old.
Parents should be prepared to stay at Youth Loop with their youth for the first Youth Loop event of the year in order to discuss and fill out the Parental Responsibility Release Form and/or Liability Release Form. Parental supervision is required at all Youth Loop events so we need some, if not all, parents to be willing to help out with these events.
See each newsletter for all youth loop events! Bring a finger food and 2-liter drink to share. Call Naomi Nichols for details.
ATTENTION ALL GRADUATES!!
Please watch the newsletter and mark your calendars for upcoming graduation meeting dates beginning JANUARY, 2017!
It is mandatory that the graduate and at least one parent be at each of these meetings. Important decisions will be made that you will want to be a part of.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
CHEH Graduation Ceremony
For many years, CHEH has offered a formal graduation ceremony where the parents give a charge to their students. If you’ve never attended, consider bringing your family this year.
NOTE GRADUATION FEE: If you have been a member of CHEH for at least three years prior to your child’s senior year, you are only obligated to pay the $25/yr membership fee ($35 if late). If you are joining CHEH for the first time and you have a child who will participate in the graduation ceremony, there is an ADDITIONAL $100 fee. As stated, this senior-year-only registration of $100 is in addition to the $25/yr membership fee. Your application for membership must be received by September 1 in order for your child to qualify for graduation with CHEH. (see guidelines Section 9-G below for further details)
- 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.
DRIVER’S PERMIT OR LICENSE:
Whether you are testing for your learner’s permit, your driver’s license, or both, be prepared to:
- Contact your nearest driver license station to ask about appointments, hours, and test schedules.
- Complete an Application for Mississippi Driver’s License. Various forms are found here: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/driver-services/new-drivers-license/applications-forms/
- Present your Social Security card or a document from the Social Security Administration.
- Show your birth certificate.
- Present proof of domicile.
- Pass the required vision, written, and/or driving skills tests.
- Pay the appropriate fee ($7 for learner’s permits – valid for 2 years; $9 for Class R driver’s license for applicants under 18; $24 for Class R driver’s license for applicants older than 18).
NOTE: If applicant is younger than 18, you must also present a Certification of School Attendance (must be notarized within 30 days of application).