Monday, December 20, 2010

Spring Class Choices

See below the classes offered for middle and high school students for ACCHE's spring semester. Please share the list with your middle/high schoolers. They will need to choose one class for each period. Sign-up will be available at co-op on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Period ½ - 10:15 - 11:10
Creative Writing (Jennie Spoor)
This class will cover creative (fictional) writing rather than expository writing--shorts stories, poetry, maybe even novel rather than essays. We will spend a lot of time learning to show rather than tell, learning how to make our work clear for the reader in various situations, and use various literary devices CREATIVELY. We will have lots of fun writing and hearing each others' work and talking about improving. Students will need a spiral notebook or ring binder with blank paper and the ability to store loose papers.
Literature (Glenna Sadler)
This class will be reading The Chronicles of Narnia, all 7 books, in chronological order so the events in the books will make more sense. The books will be read in the 2-week periods between classes with discussion each time we meet. Written assignments will frequently accompany the reading assignments.

Spanish (Becky Corder)
Beginner Spanish will be covering pronunciation, pronouns, basic vocabulary, and common phrases.
Period ¾ - 11:15 - 12:10
Drama (Tammy Payne)
In Drama, we will be learning some acting techniques. We will also be putting on a play for the co-op families at the end of the semester.

Puppetry (Patricia Stilwell)
In this class, you will learn basic puppet manipulation: how to hold a puppet, move its mouth and body correctly. You will also learn how to use arm rods on a puppet and how to work a human arm puppet. We will be singing songs and maybe work on a little play to perform if time allows. Hope to have a lot of fun!!

Dangerous Class (Angela Harbour)
This class will be based on the Dangerous Book for Boys and some other resources to teach skills that will be fun and useful.
Period 5 - 12:15 - 12:40

Period 6 - 12:45 - 1:20
Health (Beth Miller)
This class will cover some basic body systems and first aid basics. It may also touch on smoking and drug use basic info, and healthy life choices.

WV Studies (Lynda Vance)
Information presented will cover the culture and history of West Virginia

Public Speaking (Mary Black)
This class will cover the basic speech types, informative, layout, persuasive, impromptu, and demonstration. Students will memorize some speeches and write some of their own speeches. They will give oral presentations to their classmates.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Safety Town

All 2nd and 3rd grade homeschoolers are invited to Safety Town, run by the Huntington Police Department. Monday, January 24th has been reserved for up to 20 homeschooled children. Class begins at 9:00am and will cover topics like bicycle, train, and pedestrian safety. The afternoon will be dedicated to outside play so dress warmly!! Bad weather will result in cancellation and no other dates are available for rescheduling. Bring lunch.

Parent seating is limited so you may want to combine with another family and send only one parent with several children. There is no charge.

Please rsvp to

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Toyota Field Trip

All homeschoolers, 4th grade and older, are invited to tour the Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Buffalo, WV. Rules/Guidelines below:

Your tour of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV) has been confirmed for Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. . Please plan to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your tour start time.

We pride ourselves in having a safe, clean environment at TMMWV. To help us maintain this environment, we would like for you to be aware of our visitor guidelines.
  • No smoking, candy or gum
  • No shorts or sandals (long pants and closed-toe shoes, please)
  • No cameras, tape recorders, musical equipment, cell phones, or pagers
  • No children may tour unless they are in the 4th grade or above
  • No on-site eating (sandwiches, snacks, sodas, etc.)
  • At all times during the tour:
    Everyone will need to wear the safety glasses we provide, keep their hands, legs, and feet inside the tram, and keep their seatbelts fastened.

Your tour will start in our plant lobby. You may enter the plant through the main gate and unload the students. Security will then escort the bus to our visitor parking area. The bus driver is welcome to participate in the tour also.

Please Sign-Up via email ( Only the first 50 people signed-up will be allowed to tour.

Christmas Party

Our December 7th co-op will not be meeting at River Cities Community Church. Instead, we will meet at Pump Up the Fun for a Christmas party from 11:00am until 1:00pm. There is no admission charge. Make certain your children wear socks. Please bring your favorite party snack and/or drink to share.

Because of number restrictions enforced by PUTF, we unfortunately have to limit this party to only current ACCHE members.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, KY is offering The Best Christmas Pageant Ever performed live on stage. Our group will be attending the 9:30am performance on Friday, December 17th. If you'd like to attend, please plan to be there at 9:00am. Admission is $4 per person (paid at the door) and you must sign-up to ensure a seat. They anticipate this show will sell out (they've already sold out two performances).

You can sign-up by email ( or at co-op Tuesday (Oct 26). Tuesday is the only day to sign-up. Sorry for the limited sign-up time but we need to get our reservation turned in to reserve our seats.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. This is an American classic.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ACCHE T-Shirts

T-shirt/sweatshirt orders will be taken at co-op next Tuesday, October 12th. The shirts will be printed with the ACCHE logo pictured above. A variety of color choices and sample sizes will be available at co-op on Tuesday. Shirts must be paid for when ordered and will be delivered at our following co-op on Tuesday, October 26th. Prices are below; please have exact cash or make checks payable to Hometown Sportswear.

short sleeved tees: $6.00
long sleeved tees: $8.00 (I had this price wrong last week at announcements)
crewneck sweatshirts: $15.00
hooded sweatshirts: $ 20.00

Faculty Lounge

All homeschoolers are welcome to join us for Faculty Lounge next Friday, October 15th at 6:30pm. October's Mom's Night Out will be at the home of Glenna Sadler in Barboursville. Please bring a dish to share!

Leave a comment or email Glenna to RSVP and get directions.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pumpkin Festival Field Trip

All homeschoolers are welcome to join us for fun at The Pumpkin Festival. Admission is $2 per person. Our group will meet outside the back (only) gate at 9:00am on Thursday, October 7th. Give yourself plenty of travel time! It will take longer than you think to get through the parking lot. We will not wait for latecomers but you will be able to enter and get the $2 student/group rate if you tell them you are with ACCHE.

We will try to grab a spot on the hill to the left after entering the gate, the same place we claimed last year. You can leave your blankets/coolers there for the day (at your own risk but we’ve never had a problem). Preschoolers and elementary students can work on decorating their pumpkins at this spot (rules below). Please RSVP ( or sign up at ACCHE on Tuesday! I have to call in a number so they will have enough pumpkins for our little ones.

They will have many of the activities that they’ve had in the past such as:

The Mountain Men Encampment
Story Telling
Many Old Time Crafts
Lions Club will sponsor an eye clinic - parent must be present or send a signed permission slip
Pumpkin Decorating for ages preschool thru 5th grade

Remember the rules:
No commercial decorations, only those that the children
think up.
Be sure to bring all materials and adhesive for
Bring something to sit on; the ground will be
damp from dew.
Pumpkins must be finished by 11:00am for judging.
Label the back of your pumpkin with your name, grade, and group (ACCHE)
Only decorated pumpkins can be taken off the grounds

Food Vendors
Craft Booths
Public Service
Birds of Prey
Entertainment building with age appropriate
entertainment for students
Agriculture Tent with a cow to be milked and a
chicken laying eggs plus more
Arts and Crafts Tent for spinning, weaving, and
canning displays

You can pack a lunch - coolers are allowed! - or plan to eat from the vendors. We usually leave our coolers on our blankets and meet back for lunch around 12:30.

The Pumpkin Festival is at the Cabell County Fairgrounds/Pumpkin Park in Milton.
From I-64, take the Milton exit #28
Turn towards town (right if from Hgtn; left from Chrlstn)
Turn right onto Rt 60 at the 2nd light
Turn left onto Fairgrounds Rd at the next traffic light
Follow the road around the curve.
You’ll see the entrance to Pumpkin Park on your left
Follow the road around the fairgrounds and park in the back. Traffic is slow here and will add an additional 15-20 minutes to your trip. Plan accordingly.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Co-op Cancelled This Week

As most of you know from the millions of emails I've sent, River Cities Community Church will be hosting a funeral/dinner tomorrow and therefore will be unavailable for our classes. Rescheduling for a different day was unsuccessful so we will not meet for co-op classes this week. Our next regularly scheduled co-op is Tuesday, September 28th.

We will, however, meet for a playdate and flag football tomorrow, September 14th, in place of classes. We'll meet at Altizer Park at 11:00am. We'll move the flag football game there as well. You may want to pack a lunch, extra chairs, and wheeled toys such as scooters or skates.

From I-64, take the 29th St. exit and head towards Huntington
Turn right at the first light by Jolly Pirate Donuts, crossing the bridge into Altizer
Turn right at the second stop sign
Travel three blocks, follow the road as it curves onto 8th St. around the ball fields
The playground/picnic shelter/parking is on the left

Friday, September 10, 2010

Faculty Lounge

September's Faculty Lounge will be held at the home of Deide McComas in Ona. Please bring your favorite dish for a night of kid-free fun!

What: Faculty Lounge
When: Friday, September 17th, 6:30pm
Where: Deide McComas' house; rsvp for directions via email

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Flag Football

** please note the location/time change

All homeschoolers are welcome to play flag football at Altizer Park on Tuesday, September 14th, at 11:00am. Flags are provided so just bring a water bottle. This is a mostly big kid activity unless your little ones just love football and think they can keep up with the middle/high schoolers. There is a playground/picnic shelter nearby so you may want to pack a lunch and bring the little kids to play.

If we get a good turn-out, we can make this a monthly or bi-weekly activity.

Directions to Altizer Park (see map in post above):
From I-64, take the 29th St. exit and head towards Huntington
Turn right at the first light by Jolly Pirate Donuts, crossing the bridge into Altizer
Turn right at the second stop sign
Travel three blocks, follow the road as it curves onto 8th St. around the ball fields
The playground/picnic shelter/parking is on the left

Saturday, September 4, 2010

ACCHE Fantasy Football

September 7th will be draft night for our ACCHE Fantasy Football League. All middle/high schoolers are welcome to play. We'll meet at my (Mary's) house in Culloden at 6pm, Tuesday, September 7th. Bring $3 to cover the cost of pizza, chips, and drinks. Please rsvp to and I'll send directions

If you were an owner last year, you will be able to use your team info from last year, but will have to draft new players. The league has been renewed and you should have received an email invitation to renew your team. New players will have to set up their teams before the season starts. We'll go over instructions on how to do that during the draft.

For those of you unfamiliar with Fantasy Football:
copied, with some minor editing, from wikipedia
Fantasy Football is a fantasy sports game in which participants (called "owners") are arranged into a competitive league, earning “fantasy points” by using the statistics of real football players. The owners of each league draft real-life NFL football players, filling a roster containing the various offense or defensive positions on a team, such as Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Kicker and Defense. Depending on how well the players on an Owner’s team do in a given week, the team earns Fantasy Points to compete against the other owners in the league. If a running back rushes for a touchdown, for instance, the running back earned a pre-determined amount of points for that running back’s owner. At the end of the season, win-loss records determine league rankings or qualifications into a playoff bracket. You will need to pick your starting line-up from among your drafted players prior to each week's game. Then, just sit back and watch the points rack up!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Co-op Tomorrow!

I (and my kids) am so excited for co-op tomorrow! We meet at River Cities Church on RT 60 in Huntington. Classes start at 10:00, but try to be there by 9:45. If you are new to the co-op you are welcome to come to the first session to check out how co-op runs to see if it is right for you and your family! See you there!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Join the Yahoo Group

In an effort to streamline communications about co-op and events, we are asking that everyone sign up for our yahoo group. The group makes it easier to maintain our mailing list, make announcements, communicate with one another about class needs and assignments, and to have online communications within the group. It is not difficult to sign up for the list. Lynda Vance has put together these easy step by step instructions. Lynda will also be available at our picnic on Tuesday with her laptop to walk you through the process if needed. 

How to sign up to receive e-mails from the ACCHE.  Yahoo! group

2.   Click on “Join this group.”
3.   If you do not have a Yahoo account, click on “sign up.”  (otherwise, skip to #8)
4.   Fill out & submit this form.  You never have to use this Yahoo address again, unless you want to go to the ACCHE  Yahoo group home page.  But you may want to write it down somewhere for that reason.
5.   Click “continue.”
6.   In the next page, under Yahoo! Profile, click on “new profile.” (I think that’s what it said.) beside your e-mail address.
7.   Click on “add an alias” to change the name that will appear on the e-mails you send to the group.  Change & save.  Click close.
8.   Choose the email address that you would like group messages sent to (the address you use most often).
9.   Choose Individual Email…..because you will need to know immediately about snow days, etc.
10.        Finish & click “join.”
11. On the next page…..uncheck the optional “install Yahoo! Toolbar.”
12.        Click “continue.”
13.        You are now set up to receive all the announcements, upcoming events, etc. from ACCHE.
Thank you.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Co-Op Start Up Picnic

August 17 · 11:00am - 2:00pm

LocationBarboursville Park. Shelter just pass the ball fields.

Created By

More InfoJoin us for a picnic in the park to kick off the school year. All homeschoolers are welcome. For those joining co-op your paper work and fees ($12/ student) can be taken care of at the picnic to avoid the first day of co-op rush!

Chicken and paper goods will be provided. Please bring a drink and side dish or dessert to share. 

      Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fall Semester 2010

Our fall semester is right around the corner. Where has the summer gone?

Our start up picnic is Tuesday Aug 17th. All homeschoolers are invited. Those who wish to join co-op for the semester can fill out paper work and pay fees. More details to come soon.

August 20th is Faculty Lounge. This is a time for the mom's to get together. Faculty Lounge in August will be used to finalize schedules and teaching assignment for co-op. Of course there will be plenty of time to socialize and eat good food. More details to come, but please mark the date.

Co-op begins August 31st. We meet at River Cities Church, Rt. 60 in Huntington. Classes begin at 10:00 and we break for lunch at 12:40. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 for that first day.

The Fall Schedule:
We offer classes for children from nursery through high school. Babies to age 2 will be in the nursery. Potty trained 3 & 4 year olds will have their own pre-school classes most of the day, but will come out for Art and Music.

Elementary students, ages 5 to 8 will have a block of about an hour and a half for the Five in a Row classes. Five in a Row is a literature based unit study. Please check the link for more information. These students will also have a gym and a math class.

Students ages 9 & 10 will have two one hour classes: science and cooking, and one half hour class: gym.

Students 11 and older will be able to choose their classes with in the block. First hour they can choose from crafts, literature, or cooking. Then a half hour block where the choices are West Virginia history, gym, or ACT prep. The next hour the choices are literature, science or generation change (This is a Dave Ramsey personal finance class geared toward teens.)

We have one huge need for teaching assignments right now. We have no gym teacher. Any ideas or volunteers are welcome.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movie and Playdate

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
9:00am - 1:00pm
Pullman Square and Riverside Park
220 9th Street
West Huntington, WV


Free Movie at Marquee Cinemas. Choose from Imagine That or Hotel for Dogs. Movies start at 9:30. Meet in front of the ticket booth at 9:00 if you want to sit together.

Pack your lunch. After the movie we will meet at Riverside Park. It is behind the flood wall near the theater. Meet near the play area.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Llama Farm Field Trip

On Thursday, May 27th, we have a great opportunity to visit the llama farm of Jeff and Annie Higginbotham, Head and Heart Fiber Farm. Annie is very excited about our visit. She'll do an informative workshop with lots of llama interaction and also take the llamas through the obstacle course. Some of the older kids may also get to take the llamas through the obstacle course depending on their behavior that day (llamas and kids! lol). You can also bring apples to feed the llamas.

Please pack a lunch for yourself and bring a water bottle or bottles that will last you through the afternoon. We will be outside in the sun for several hours, from 1pm - 4pm. Closed shoes are required to avoid any llama stomped feet. :) Please don't wear sandals!!

There is no charge for this trip but they do accept donations so please be generous!

Head and Heart Llamas is located on Union Ridge Rd in Glenwood, WV (between Rt. 2 and Rt 60, near Milton). Driving directions are on the web site shown above. Parking is an issue so please meet at Stephanie’s house at 12:40 to carpool. Email Stephanie if you need directions.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Faculty Lounge/Planning Meeting

Mom’s Night Out for May is doubling as a planning meeting for next semester’s co-op. I hope everyone will be able to make it because we have some exciting plans to share. We also need YOUR input to make our co-op the best it can be.

We will have a potluck dinner at the home of Glenna Sadler in Barboursville. We’ll meet at 6:30pm on this Friday, May 21st. Please bring your favorite dish to share.

If you're coming from Ohio or Kentucky and would like to carpool with Sara Swann, please call her to make arrangements (304-617-8826).
If you're coming from Milton and would like to carpool with Mary Black, please call her to make arrangements (304-743-3714).

For driving directions, check your email inbox or email Glenna.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ACCHE Rules and Guidelines

Please arrive at 10:00am and plan to stay until 1:15 pm.

Please attend every co-op unless significant illness prevents you. This a cooperative, which means that we all come together to provide this experience for our children. Everyone is needed and your enrollment implies a commitment to co-op sessions. A parent of each child must help with the co-op and be on premises during co-op.

Announcements begin at 10:00. Please be on time or a few minutes early. Announcements concerning co-op classes, field trips, and other activities, as well as other topics that may be of interest to homeschoolers are sent out via email on the Monday before co-op. Please make certain you check your email Monday evening or Tuesday morning before co-op. We will limit our circle time announcements to only the most immediate and most pressing issues.

Classes will run from 10:15 until 12:40. Co-op participants are expected to attend all classes on the schedule for their ages. They can not pick certain classes to attend and sit out of others. Please help your children come prepared for classes. Double check to ensure that they have what they need and are taking home all their belongings, including home work and art work. Unfortunately, the church does not have storage for co-op, so items that are left at the church may be lost before our next meeting.

During co-op, children should not be taught or led to support any beliefs contrary to the ACCHE Statement of Belief, although presentation of educational information about other belief systems is permissible. Nothing that glorifies wickedness, magic, or sinful behavior is permissible and will be grounds for expulsion from the Co-op and all ACCHE activities. If you doubt the appropriateness of the material, it’s best to err on the side of caution and choose something else. Alternatively, you can check with co-op directors who will bring the questionable material to the guidance committee for approval.

Lunch time and free play will be from 12:40 until 1:15 in the gym. Please pack a lunch for you and your children and plan to stay for fellowship. This unstructured time gives the kids and parents time to chat, play, and build friendships.
Fees are charged to cover the cost of classroom materials, snacks, administration costs and other expenses as they may arise. Fees vary based on the costs of classes offered each semester. Current fees for preschool and school -aged children are $12 per child per semester. Fees should be paid no later than the 2nd co-op session. Cash is preferred. Checks will be accepted.

The church has been very generous in allowing us to use their building. We are the only outside group the church allows to use their facilities and they can disallow their permission at any time. We should always plan to leave the church looking better than we found it. All participants are expected to help clean up every time!!!

Make certain that your classroom is back to the original furniture arrangement; floors and tables are clean; and trash cans are empty. There is a cleaning cart in the gym designated for our use. It includes cleaning products, a sweeper, and new trash bags.
In addition to your classroom, please take the initiative to clean any messes you notice in the bathrooms, hallways, or gymnasium. Make certain your children are cleaning up their crumbs and wrappers from lunch and that they take home all their belongings, including art work.

Please instruct your children on the rules of the building that we are graciously being allowed to use:

  • No running except in the gym
  • Participants must stay out of the main part of the church building
  • Students may only be on the balcony while going to/from upstairs classes
  • Students should not loiter in bathrooms or the hall leading to the bathrooms
  • Students may not play on or behind the bleachers or racks of chairs/tables
  • The only exit door that should be used is the main gymnasium door (or else the alarm may sound)
  • Students should be kind and respectful to classmates and teachers
  • Students should be attentive to instruction and participate to the best of their abilities
  • Students should be respectful of the church and its property

Parents are expected to enforce these rules, whether it be your child or someone else’s child who needs correction. A gentle reminder is always appropriate.
Parents will be financially responsible for damage caused by their children.

ACCHE Legal Waiver

The following indemnity waiver was drawn up to protect all volunteers, parents, and the church from liability. All participants must sign the waiver as a condition of participation.

In consideration of your accepting myself and my child or children for participation in the Appalachian Christian Cooperative of Home Educators (hereafter referred to as “ACCHE”), I, my child, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims that I or my child may have against ACCHE and its agents, volunteers, teachers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries and damages of whatever kind suffered by myself or my child or children that arise from participation in any ACCHE programs or activities.

For the consideration stated above, I further agree that, in the event my child or I should incur any damages arising from participation in ACCHE, I will personally indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the organization and its agents, volunteers, teachers, employees, representatives and assigns against any and all loss and damage occasioned thereby, including, but not limited to, attorney fees.

I warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of the above named children and that I have the right to authorize the foregoing and do hereby agree to hold ACCHE and its agents, volunteers, teachers, employees, representatives, successors and assigns harmless of and from any and all liability of whatever nature which may arise from or result from such participation.

ACCHE Discipline Policy

With the high Christian standards of discipline set by our current families, we do not anticipate any disciplinary problems from the students involved in the Co-op. However, even children who know the standard sometimes like to push the boundaries to make sure they are still in place. So that we may assure them that the boundaries are, in fact, in place, we are setting forth this policy.
  • Our program does not have a set of rules so rigid that we have a penalty that applies to each offense. However, just as “co-op” applies to the parents and their responsibility to the group to share in the duties, we want our children to understand that “co-op” applies to them also. Their responsibilities are to be attentive to the instruction they receive, considerate of their classmates, and respectful of the church and its property.
  • It is not our desire to be harsh, but we want to ensure an environment that is conducive to academic growth for all the students. We recognize that our co-op exists on the good will of all of the families who participate, and it is only fair that no one student be allowed to create an atmosphere that detracts from our children’s ability to learn and form lasting friendships. It is for this reason that the leadership retains the right to take any reasonable disciplinary action to maintain a warm and friendly environment.
  • When a student is disruptive in class, he will be sent to the gym to the administration table and monitored by an available parent. When his own parent is available, he will be advised of the child’s offense. The child will be able to return to his class that day at the teacher’s discretion. If the offense occurs repeatedly, the parent may be asked to meet with the ACCHE Leader Team. The leader team has the authority to recommend that the student be expelled form the co-op. If the child is asked to leave, the remaining portion of his fees will be returned. It should be noted that only the most severe offenses should result in expulsion.
  • Any dispute arising from discipline issues or this discipline policy will be referred to the ACCHE Guidance Committee. The decision of the ACCHE Guidance Committee is final. The parties understand that this method shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising from this agreement and expressly waive their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court for such disputes.

Statement of Faith

• As Christian home educators, we believe that God is our inspiration and that all glory belongs to Him. We desire to reflect the Lordship of Jesus Christ, our one and only Savior, in all of our efforts. We are guided by the Bible, recognizing the Scriptures as being inerrant, infallible, and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

• We believe that God, in six days, created everything simply by speaking it into existence and, thus, each creature was specially made by God and did not evolve from another. We believe that man has dignity and worth as bearer of the image of God and has been given by God dominion and stewardship over the earth.

• We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that salvation cannot be earned by humans and is achieved by grace through faith in Christ—a free gift bestowed by God on all who believe in Christ, repent of their sins, are born again, and walk in newness of life.

• We believe our students should study good literature written by both Christian and non-believing authors. Such work will be appreciated for its outstanding literary qualities and also provide students the opportunity to recognize and critique unbiblical perspectives. We will not study any literature that glorifies wickedness or sinful behavior.

• We believe that the study of history should confirm that our Almighty God upholds, directs, and governs all things for His own purpose and glory. Within this divine plan of God, human beings operate freely and are responsible for what they think and do. Historical material should be presented against the backdrop of God’s providence and the standards of Scripture.

• In conclusion, we realize that, as a homeschooling Co-op, we are composed of several Christian denominations and, therefore, must show consideration, respect, and sensitivity to any denominational differences that we might have. However, we believe that God created man and woman in His image to be sexually different and mutually complementary. Marriage is designed by Him to be between one man and one woman, and children benefit most from the love of a mother and a father. Ultimately, we realize that education is the responsibility of the parents and that we must respect the role of families in addressing issues that arise in forming a Biblical view of life and the world.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April Faculty Lounge

Faculty Lounge will be this Friday night, April 16th, at 6:30pm.
Dorothy Heffner will be the hostess.
Please brink a dish to share and enjoy a fun evening with friends!
Rsvp to Dorothy for driving directions.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Teen Lock-In

All middle school and high school aged homeschoolers are invited for an overnight lock-in at the gym of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church* on Friday, March 12th, 8:oopm. We’ll play basketball, volleyball, and board games, watch movies, and any other activities the kids want to do (within reason!).

Please bring a drink and snack to share as well as $3 for pizza.

Parents are welcome to stay but if you’re dropping off, please make sure you leave contact information with a chaperoning parent and be back for pick-up by 8:00am (this is overnight!).
Please contact Mary Black ( to sign-up and/or volunteer to help chaperone.

*Lewis Memorial is located on West Pea Ridge in Huntington. The gym is in the Family Life Center at the top of the parking lot.

Pump Up the Fun

Here's your chance to get the kids out of the house to burn some energy!! We've reserved Pump Up the Fun on March 2nd and April 13th from 2pm-4pm.

The cost is $5 per child; bring a drink and snack to share; you must wear socks to play!

All homeschoolers are welcome!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Faculty Lounge

What: Faculty Lounge
When: Friday, February 19th, 2010, 6:30pm
Where: Sarah DeGroff’s House in Eleanor
Bring: a dish to share

Faculty Lounge is ACCHE’s Mom’s Night Out. Please join us for a kid-free evening of food, fun, and fellowship. We always have a blast!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
1620 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY

Friday, February 26th
$3.50 admission includes workshop and museum.

10:30am - workshops (details below)
11:00am - lunch (pack your own lunch)
~11:30 - explore museum

Challenge Your Mind and Body! (Gr. K-6) Want a unique blend of health, physics….and fun? Includes the best of our science, engineering, physics and health activities!

Go Scavenging! (Gr. 6 and up). Test your historical knowledge by tackling our latest scavenger hunt! Especially designed for older students to take a fresh look at the exhibits around them.

Sign-up sheet available at next co-op or via email.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Issue of Home Educating Family Mag.

You can receive a free sample copy of Home Educating Family by visiting their web site. While I haven't received my free magazine yet, I've heard it's very nicely done.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Faculty Lounge

Faculty Lounge is ACCHE's Mom's Night Out. We usually meet at someone's home for food and fellowship, but for January, we'll be meeting at Evaroni's Pizza in Kenova. Leave the kids with Dad and come out for some fun!

What: Faculty Lounge (Mom's Night Out)
Where: Evaroni's Pizza, Kenova, WV
When: Friday, January 15th, 6:00pm

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Heiner's Bakery Field Trip

There is a field trip planned to Heiner's Bakery this coming Wednesday. Those that went last year really enjoyed the bakery tour! If you'd like to go, please email Mary to be added to the sign-up sheet. They have asked that we limit our kids to 1st grade and up, no younger siblings! This is their stipulation. This trip is also limited to only 20 kids so please sign up only if you're certain you'll go.

WHERE: Heiner's Bakery
1300 Adams Ave
Huntington, WV
(just enter the main lobby and they'll direct you to the meeting spot)
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13th, 9:00am
WHO: Homeschoolers in 1st grade or above (new limitation)