Mock Trial camp coming to Wheaton

August 27th, 2015
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Hello,

My name is Drew Chambers and I am an NFCA/Stoa alumnus, now attending Wheaton College. I wanted to contact Ignite to let you all know of what I think is a fantastic opportunity for high school speech & debate competitors!

In high school, I had the privilege of competing in the national mock trial league, in addition to other styles of forensics, and I can definitely say that doing so made me a more well-rounded communicator. After competing in high school I joined the Wheaton mock trial team and have so much enjoyed my team competing in college.

This October our mock trial team is hosting a mock trial camp for high school individuals or teams! Our team is ranked 13th in the country (out of 650 teams) and #1 in Illinois and the camp will be coached by our experienced competitors. The camp cost $120 per individual and includes two days of coaching, all meals during the camp, and a t-shirt; a really fantastic value especially compared to some private debate coaching or summer camps. All proceeds go to fund our team travels during the competitive season.

I would encourage you to check out our brochure here and please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you so much,

Drew

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Fermilab Science Adventures — September – December 2015

August 26th, 2015

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The Fall Science Adventures classes are open for registration on our website. http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv

In addition to many favorite classes, look for these new adventures:

October 24, 2015 — How Can That Be? for grades 2-5

December 12, 2015 — What Makes You So Special? for grades 4-6

For teachers, parent volunteers and library staff

September 23, 2015 — STEM Family Night Planning Workshop for grades K-8

Gain knowledge about many free resources to help you plan your own school or library Family STEM Night. Become qualified to borrow the Fermilab Hands-on Science equipment.

Get to Know the Lederman Science Center

Explore Fermilab science from a kid’s point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required. Recommended for children ages 10 and up.

Spread the word to your friends.

To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact sdahl@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Science Adventures is now a Facebook Group.

If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “Fermilab Science Adventures” to join. As a member, you can read and post questions and comments and have online chats with members of this group.

Contact Program Staff

Susan Dahl, sdahl@fnal.gov

Andrea Cox, avarry@fnal.gov

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Nature programs in Joliet

August 19th, 2015

Joliet Park district is offering home school Fridays at Pilcher Park Nature Center.

What: Ecology, biology, and geology topics
Cost: $50 / $55
When: Every Friday, September 4th – September 25th 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Another session will run October 9th to October 30th and November 6 to November 27th.
Who: Kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

For more information visit www.jolietpark.org or call 815 741-7275

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College fairs

August 15th, 2015

With fall comes back to school, and already time to plan for the next school year, especially if your student has college on the horizon.

Christian College Fairs will be arriving soon:

Oct. 5, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Timothy Christian School 1061 S Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Oct. 6, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Chicago Christian High School 12001 S Oak Park Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Oct. 7, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rockford Christian High School 1401 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107
Oct. 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Westminister Christian School 2700 W Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124
Oct. 8, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Aurora Christian School 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506
Oct. 9, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Moody Bible Institute-Alumni Student Center 820 N LaSalle Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60610
Oct. 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cornerstone Christian Academy 22017 E 1200 N Road Bloomington, IL 61705
Oct. 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Christian Heritage Academy 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL 60093

Also, there are a number of college fairs throughout the fall and the Chicago area. Find the link to Illinois College Fairs here.

And, the National Association for College Admission Counseling has an even bigger list of events.

If this is not of interest to you yet, enjoy the year.

Treasure the moments. Our oldest just left for his first year of college and of course those years went way to fast. We’ll keep planning for the future while enjoying each day we have them to the fullest!

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Dance Classes in St. Charles

August 15th, 2015

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Newer Co-op in Elgin

August 4th, 2015

Organization Email Address: libertyliberalartsacademy@gmail.com

Organization Website: www.libertyliberalartsacademy.com

A little more about them:

Why are we different? We offer a full complement of
core & fine arts classes to homeschoolers in a Christian environment.
Our Teachers are highly qualified in their fields of study.

We meet every Wednesday during the school year at the Larkin Avenue
Baptist Church 1158 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123 from 8am to 3pm.

See our website for information about classes, schedule & fees

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Debate Club

August 3rd, 2015
Ethos Debate is excited to announce the launch of Ethos Excel, a national, online Stoa and NCFCA Debate Class/Club offering instruction in Lincoln-Douglas, Team Policy, and Parliamentary Debate. (This is a wonderful alternative for families who would like their children to be involved in debate but need some flexibility.)
How it Works:
Every other Thursday we will meet online for a 2 hour class. At the end of each class, homework will be assigned to be turned in by the next meeting. On the weeks we do not have club, we’ll schedule online debates between students to be judged by our elite coaches. And finally, you will have access to 6 private coaching sessions which will be scheduled for you throughout the semester. (You need to have gone to a debate camp or something similar, because this class isn’t geared on “teaching you to have your first debate round,” but is launching you on long-term mastery of debate.)
Exact Dates and Times:
Start Date: September 10, 2015
Team Policy: 3:00pm (CT) every other Thursday, starting September 10
Lincoln Douglas: 10:00am (CT) every other Thursday, starting September 10
Parl: 3:00pm (CT) on off Thursdays (starting September 17).
Why study debate with Ethos?
1. The Instructors – National champs and coaches of national champs, who are exercising their debate skills in the real world (like PR for the Air Force, CEO for a startup, consulting, and presentation coaching for professionals). Debate class becomes real education, not just a competitive edge.
2. Past Success – The coaches have started 5+ debate clubs, coached 5+ national champions at college and high school, coached the Patrick Henry College debate team to a national title, and placed top 5 in the nation in 10+ events themselves (at college or high school).
3. Progressive Curriculum – We’ll take students through Classical Rhetoric principles, modern communications tactics, wisdom and philosophy of persuasion, the toughest theory, the most audience-oriented strategies, case writing, and negative strategies and techniques.
Cost: $275 per semester, optional Parliamentary Debate + $125. (Prices go up 15% on August 16, 2015.) Ethos Excel will include approximately 36 hours of coaching + grading, brief sharing, connections etc. Look at it from an academic standpoint. You’re paying less than you’d pay for an online junior college class.
For more information, click on the following link: http://www.ethosdebate.com/price-drop-on-ethos-xl/


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Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance

August 3rd, 2015

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The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance invites musicians of all
ages, to audition for the Academy and Philharmonic orchestras for its
2015-2016 season. Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion players
should prepare a solo or étude, scales, and excerpts for the
audition. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, August 30th (or by
appointment) at Our Savior Church in Aurora. (The FVAMP is not
affiliated with any church denomination.) To schedule an audition
time, contact the FVAMP at 630-476-9072 or Info@FVacademy.org.
The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance is a non-profit musical
organization which includes the Academy Orchestras (ages 7-18), and
the adult Philharmonic Orchestra. Ensembles rehearse at various times
on Sundays from September to May. Members of the FVAMP represent more
than sixteen different communities in and around the Fox Valley and
Chicagoland area. Call or visit our website for more information
www.FVacademy.org.

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WWII Event

July 9th, 2015

World War II Days

From midwayvillage.com:

Experience the World War II Era

Saturday, September 26, 2015  11 am until 5 pm

Sunday, September 27, 2015  11 am until 4 pm

World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays. Saturday the battle shows are featured at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Sunday the battle time is 2:30 pm.

The popular World War II Days returns this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever!  With more than 1,200 re-enactors representing the soldiers of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan.  In addition to the action on the battlefields, enjoy the skirmishes in the Village and Woods, demonstrations and displays in the buildings, woods encampments and the ambiance of the beautiful venue.

Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showcasing the battlefield and the various encampments and attractions. Everything we offer will be held rain or shine.

Visitors will also experience:

  • Elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum property acting as the back drop of a European village during World War II
  • Encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes integrated in the historic village
  • Soldiers’ base camps filled with period vehicles, tents and artifacts
  • Shop for World War II memorabilia from numerous vendors
  • Food and refreshments available for purchase
  • A  1940s era USO-style swing dance 7 pm, Saturday, September 26.  The public admission is $7.  Registered re-enactors and vendors are free with a wristband.  Admission is paid for the dance at the door the evening of the dance.

This is one of the largest World War II era re-enactments in the United States with over 1,200 uniformed re-enactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, halftracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!

Back By Popular Demand – Friday Evening Tour
The Behind The Lines tour will take place again on Friday evening from 5:30 pm until 7:30 p.m.   Tour guides will take  you through the Village to get an up close look at what is in store for the weekend.  Space is limited. Make reservations for the tour by contacting 815-397-9112.

Looks amazing, but there’s more! School groups can get a sneak peak on Friday as the troops roll in. Here’s the link to the form to register as a school group, you will want to do this soon as space is limited.

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June 12th, 2015

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Northeastern Illinois University is presenting WITH TWO WINGS by Anne Negri on June 19 at 7:30pm and June 20 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

We also have a morning performance on June 22 at 10:30pm that is open to schools, camps, and homeschool networks. Tickets for the morning performance can be reserved by contacting Angie Sweigart-Gallagher at 773-442-5975 or at a-sweigart-gallagher@neiu.edu

WITH TWO WINGS
by Anne Negri

In a fantasy world where people have wings, a young boy named Lyf lives an isolated existence with his parents in the safe nest of their home deep in the woods. Although loving, Lyf’s parents have strict rules he must follow about avoiding strangers, covering his wings with a cloak and always observing rule number one: never, ever try to fly. One day a precocious, inquisitive girl from the outside world, Meta, bursts into the backyard, and she and Lyf become fast friends. Meta tells him about the ocean and the world “out there” beyond the nest. Lyf also learns that “fledglings” in the outside world all learn to fly. In fear of becoming a forever flightless “dodo,” Lyf begs Meta to teach him some flying moves. Suddenly, Meta’s nosy wannabe-reporter twin brother, Taur, crashes in, challenging Lyf to answer questions about his life and his mysterious parents. When Lyf discovers a secret invention in his father’s workshop, he must confront both of his parents about the truth they’ve hidden from him all these years. Will Lyf be grounded forever, or will the truth he discovers empower him to take flight? This coming-of-age story puts a unique twist on the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. It is a bittersweet, yet hopeful, tale that tackles the issue of parental disability with gentleness and grace. “With Two Wings elevates curiosity, individual differences, loyal friendships and trusting your instincts.” (Raising Arizona Kids magazine) “Thoughtful and engaging … the kind of show that will give parents and kids something to talk about.” (The Arizona Republic). Running Time, approximately 50 minutes.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC., of Woodstock, Illinois.

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