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Bring your science fair projects to the High School at Home Conference, July 15, 2011
Cynthia Lang, AP Computer Science teacher, 6/21/2011

Editor's Note from Susan Richman: We are getting excited about our upcoming July 15, 2011 PHAA High School at Home Conference-- and we hope YOU will be coming too! The full schedule is now posted at our www.phaa.org website (or just click here). There are a wealth of new session topics, and I'm sure you'll find it a very worthwhile time to interact and network with experienced families who've helped their teens learn at home and in the wider world right through high school. Teens are especially welcome to attend-- there are always sessions of interest for them throughout the day, and it's a great way for your teens to connect with others in the PHAA program and to get inspired. AND this year there is even a Science Fair exhibit area for teens-- read on to find out more!  

Did you do a science fair project this school year?  If so, we would like you to bring it to the PHAA High School at Home Conference at the Hotel Carlisle near Carlisle, PA, July 15, 2011.  (For more info, go towww.phaa.org.) Prizes will be awarded: $100 for first, $50 for second, $25 for third. The fair will be held in the ballroom on tables around the outside where people can view the projects throughout the day. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair judging guidelines will be used for awarding prizes. You can review these guidelines at http://sciserv.org/isef/judges/judges_guidelines.asp.

If you are planning on participating, please email me, Cynthia Lang, at CKLang@aol.com or Howard Richman at howard@pahomeschoolers.com by July 8, 2011. Send the student name, grade just completed, phone, email, and title of project, and abstract (brief summary of project). This is our first time showcasing science and engineering research at the High School at Home Conference.  Please help make this a success by participating!


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Self-paced summer online drawing classes-- from our AP Studio Art teachers!
Linus Meldrum and Dianne Settino, 6/12/2011

Editor's Note from Susan Richman: I was so pleased to hear that our wonderful husband-and-wife team, Linus Meldrum and Dianne Settino are now offering their own online summer art classes for teens-- both homeschoolers and public / private school students. Hope this good offering helps your family gain new art skills and new enjoyment and appreciation-- and maybe that half-credit of art you need somewhere between 7th and 12th grade in Pennsylvania. And for a student who is considering a future AP Studio Art class, this would be a great 'lead up' course-- but know that all levels of ability are welcome in this summer program. And at our recent big Memorial Day Weekend AP Party here at our farm, it was wonderful to have Dianne and Linus and their son Hank taking part-- and two of their AP Studio Art: Drawing students... know that these two girls spent a good amount of time drawing together, including aiming to capture the flames of the huge bonfire we all enjoyed after the evening square dance / swing dance time in our bar!


*Old House, drawn by Hannah Richman, 8th grade-- she actually went on to major in painting in college*

Does your teen love to draw-- but is frustrated that they don't have the art skills necessary to get what they see in their mind down on paper? Are you wondering how to get an art half-credit for your child who doesn't seem to understand art? Are you a homeschooler who would like to get some of their credits completed in the summer to lighten your school year load? Or you may be a public school student that can’t fit art into their school-year class schedule. Want to learn to appreciate art and art history at a higher level? Accomplish these goals while discovering some of the challenges tackled by the great Art Masters of history.

If any of the above sounds like you or your child, then we have planned a summer course for you. Teens and adults of all ages, with an interest in art should read on….

Announcing: Self-Paced Summer ART Courses.

Linus Meldrum and Dianne Settino will be offering two self-paced summer courses for students ready for an art challenge. Our courses are developed for students in various learning environments, particularly teenaged homeschoolers.  

We will help your teen:
- develop their interest in art, and learn how to use their 
basic skills and concepts to make their art come alive? 
- earn high school credit in visual art?
-understand great art and want to learn "side by side" with Master Artists of history?
-explore the possibility of further art study?

These courses will focus equally on Art History (learning from direct study and observation of great works of art), Ideation (developing ideas into themes and using the visual language to communicate these ideas),Composition (how to design and arrange your image in a visual form) and Technique (how to use your materials correctly).

Each course will consist of....


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