Newsletters Archive

Issue 29 | October 19, 2012 | Featuring the Ehrgott Family

Cindy Ehrgott's three daughters are now grown and successful in their careers: Whitney 26 as a commercial diver, Madison 23 as a semi-professional ballet dancer and Bailey 21 as a musician.  As these three individuals grew through their home school experience, their mother also grew in her ability to recognize each of their "bends" and in her role to facilitate their education.  Read the reassuring stories of Whitney, Madison and Bailey's surprising diverse yet similar paths in home schooling 

INSIDE NARHS: Getting the Transcript Timing Down

Issue 28 | October 12, 2012 | Featuring Marilyn Shannon

Marilyn Shannon is a part time instructor / tenured Biology professor at one of the branch campuses for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  She is also an author of Apologia curriculum, which is a widely-used science program for home-based learning. Beyond that, she has home schooled 9 children and can give us some very helpful insight about preparing students for success at college

INSIDE NARHS: Portfolio Season and a Phone Reminder

Issue 27 | October 5, 2012 | Featuring Ian Baker

Our featured family this week is home schooling a twice-exceptional student; Ian Baker is very bright but deals with a disability.  The parents themselves are highly trained professional educators. Betty earned a doctorate degree in special education and the dad has a master's degree in gifted education.  Find out how they used their talents, training and parenting skills to support their son into a successful education using the home school route.

INSIDE NARHS: Computer Credit and a Phone Reminder

Issue 26 | September 28, 2012 | What's Up With the Phones?

Some of the opportunities  home schoolers find for learning are unique and far-reaching.  It seems when we learn about one through other students, we should let you know so you can investigate the possibilities in your area.  Read about one student who has benefitted greatly from mock trial competitions in Massachusetts for a number of years.

Also, an update on something addressed in a previous newsletter:  The opportunity for NARHS families to get a regionally accredited transcript!

INSIDE NARHS: What's going on with the phones?

Issue 25 | September 21, 2012 | Community Service

Our featured home schooling family has lived a life that slightly resembles Lemony Snicket's series of unfortunate events.     The story is long, but gets better and better.  You don't want to miss the ending. Just as an example of what you are in store for, as she was writing this article, the Clucks were having their well worked on - it hadn't worked properly for three weeks - when the equipment doing the work managed to start a brush fire.  The fire, of course, went straight for their house.

Issue 24 | September 14, 2012 | The Play's the Thing!

James Lynch may seem like an average high school student studying to pass the next test, but in the world of theater, it is obvious that he is going places.  Having been raised in the larger metropolitan area of Seattle, Washington, opportunities are more abundant for training, casting and schooling in the arts. But when opportunities meet talent, the possibilities become limitless.

Issue 22 | August 25, 2012 | Year Beginning & Featuring Chelann Gienger

Among the host of exceptional NARHS students we have been meeting is one that is a young entrepreneur following in the footsteps of her entrepreneur father.  This family has vision and teamwork.

You'll read about Chelann Gienger in the Featured Student section. 

Also, last week we discussed some of what the year end means for NARHS students.  This week, we discuss the beginning of the year.

Issue 20 | August 17, 2012 | Featuring Maggie Horowitz


 There is an abundance of quality students to interview, and Maggie Horowitz is no exception.   Sometimes the featured students come from stories advisors tell me after a phone conversation with a wonderful family.  Other times, parents suggest interesting students to interview.  Please contact me if you know someone whose story should be told.  Just to make it easier, we've even included a "Newsletter Nominations" option on our contact page.  Read the rest of the newsletter by clicking "Read More."