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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.

Feb 6, 2013
Debbie Mason
Winter 2013
Ten Biblical Principles to Happily-Ever-After

Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit forhim.”

Encouragement, Family Life
Jan 23, 2013
Dale Brown
Winter 2013
Asheville Repeats as State Champion in All Three Volleyball Divisions

For the second consecutive year, the Asheville Trailblazers have swept all three divisions in girls volleyball at the NCHEAC State Championships.

Sports
Jan 16, 2013
Ernie Hodges
Winter 2013
2012 Cross Country Meet Produces Faster Times

On October 20, the 2012 NCHE Athletic Commission Cross Country Meet was held in Winston-Salem. We had nearly fifty percent more participants this year than in 2011 with a total of sixty-seven runners

Sports
Jan 9, 2013
Spencer Mason
Winter 2013
Homeschooling and Outside Classes

“Exactly what classes can homeschool students take outside the home and still meet the North Carolina legal definition of homeschool student?” This is a question that has been frequently asked for many years of NCHE board members and staff, North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (DNPE)

Law & Policy
Dec 12, 2012
Spencer Mason
Fall 2012
Virtual Public Schools and Homeschooling Don’t Mix

On June 18, homeschool parents in Iredell County received an invitation from Iredell-Statesville Schools (ISS) superintendent, Brady Johnson, to attend a “community based meeting to discuss the idea of a partnership with the school system.” The primary purpose of the meeting was to di

Law & Policy
Nov 7, 2012
Laura Sailer
Fall 2012
Why Do I Homeschool?

After over twenty years of homeschooling, four kids, two dogs, three high school graduations, one college graduation, one wedding and one grandchild, I think I can boil my initial motivation down to one simple answer.

Reasons to Homeschool
Oct 24, 2012
Mike and Ronda Marshall
Fall 2012
Challenges and Adaptations

From the President
Oct 10, 2012
Kevin McClain
Fall 2012
Introducing GREENHOUSE

It is my pleasure to introduce the inaugural issue of GREENHOUSE magazine, a publication of North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE). The publication is considerably different than the Greenhouse Report, the publication subscribers received in the mail a few short months ago.

Encouragement
Aug 15, 2012
Amanda Wares
July/August 2012
NCHE Scholarships Awarded

In December 2011, forty-eight homeschool seniors sent application packets to be considered for one of six scholarships that NCHE administers. Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay were required from each student.

Inside NCHE, Events, Scholarships
Aug 8, 2012
Kevin McClain
July/August 2012
Toward the Greenhouse: Reflections on Analogies for Schooling

I enjoy a good analogy—the comparison between two things for the purpose of clarification. My mind starts to rattle and spin like a dervish when word pictures or stories are employed to better explain complex ideas.

Jun 27, 2012
Debby Alston
May/June 2012
The ADD Mom Homeschools

“It ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin’,” declared Scarlett O’Hara’s mammy in a scene from Gone with the Wind. Many times, I have wondered if “it just ain’t fittin’” for me, a mom with Attention Deficit Disorder, to homeschool my kids.

Jun 12, 2012
Davis Carman
May/June 2012
Fathers: Will Your Children Say “I Want to Be Like You”?

A while back I received a phone call from my son who attends a Christian college in New York City. We talked about classes, girls and his lack of money; then he got to the real point of his call.

Family Life
May 9, 2012
Spencer Mason
May/June 2012
Are You Training Animals or Discipling Children?

My wife, Debbie, and I began our journey in home education in 1981, and I have been in homeschool leadership since 1988. Therefore, I have had the opportunity to talk with many homeschool parents over the years.

Family Life, From the President
Apr 12, 2012
Carol Barnier
March/April 2012
How to Teach Your Platypus

“My boy’s a platypus!” she gushed enthusiastically.
“He’s a what?” I was certain I must have misunderstood her.
“He’s a right-brained, quasi-lateral, confrontational platypus!”

Struggling Learners
Jan 18, 2012
J. Mark Fox
Jan/Feb 2012
Often the Unplanned Is the Most Memorable

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that. It was about as planned as it could be by my standards.

Family Life
Jan 4, 2012
Mari Fitz-Wynn
Jan/Feb 2012
Burned Out? There is Hope!

What happens when a creative, enthusiastic, home educator suddenly finds that the wonderful activities, projects and learning well has suddenly run dry? What happens when lunch and shopping dates with “the girls” have more appeal than history dates?

Encouragement
May 1, 2005
Hal & Melanie Young
May/June 2005
Hal’s about It: Is There Anything You People Don't Do Well?

In light of all the good news, can we blame outsiders for asking, "Is there anything homeschoolers don't do well?"

From the President

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