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Archive for November, 2012

COD Parent or new student information night

November 8th, 2012

Community college is a great fit for a number of homeschool families bridging the gap to college. If COD is in your neck of the woods, there is a meeting for parents of potential students (all students, not just dual enrollment).

Thursday Nov. 8, 2012
Doors open at 6pm
Presentation begins at 7pm
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000

See for yourself the numerous transfer opportunities that exist at COD. COD provides advising, tutoring, honors and online courses, career services and internships, more than 60 clubs and organizations and an outstanding athletic program to make your college experience one you will never forget. Call 630-942-3000 or visit cod.edu/admission/spin for more information or directions.

Ozzie Reading Program

November 7th, 2012

Description: Ozzie ReadingClub

The Cougar’s have a great reading incentive program that homeschoolers are welcome to participate in as well. Following is some of the information related to the program and contact information to get all the details.

In a nutshell, your pre-K through 8th grade kids read for 8 weeks, working to reach their goals. The big prize is a free ticket to the Cougar’s game and accompanying guests can order their own tickets while ordering the free ones for the student.

Dates are available in April and May for various home games (you make a game selection when registering for the program) and this is always a fun outing as we near the end of our school year.

1.      We are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, meaning that many of the players who you see playing for the Cougars right here in Geneva will one day be playing at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

2.      We are offering a scholarship program called Ozzie’s scholars. All students enrolled in Ozzie’s Reading Club will have the opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 academic scholarships which they can use toward their future educational endeavors.

3.      If you have other programs in place during the typical Ozzie’s Reading Club months of January and February, you can run the program during another more convenient time.

Kane County Cougars One Cougar Trail Geneva, IL  60134

Phone: 630-232-8811 Fax: 630-232-8815 E-Mail: ozziereadingclub@kanecountycougars.com

ICHE Mother Daughter Day

November 4th, 2012

ICHE

Mother Daughter Day

January 26, 2013

Save the date!

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Valerie Elliot Shepard will be the speaker for the ICHE Mother Daughter Day on January 26, 2013.

Meet Valerie:

Born February 27th, 1955 in Shell Mera, Ecuador, Valerie was the only daughter of missionary parents, Elisabeth and Jim Elliot. They were missionaries to the Quichua Indians of the Amazon jungle. In 1956, while attempting to reach the Waodani Indians (a primitive and savage stone-age tribe) with 4 other missionaries, Jim was speared to death in January of 1956. Elisabeth and Valerie continued to live with the Quichuas until miraculously they were invited to live with the Waodani tribe that had killed Jim. They lived with these Indians for 2 years in safety and contentment, as Elisabeth and another missionary, Rachel Saint learned to speak the language and translated the story of Jesus to them. Most of them accepted the truth and said they would not kill anymore, and have not since that time.

Elisabeth decided in 1963 to move to the States in order for Valerie to receive an American education, and they lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In 1968, Elisabeth married Addison Leitch, a professor of theology and Presbyterian minister. Valerie attended and graduated from Wheaton College in 1976 with a BA in English Literature. She married Walter Shepard shortly after that and moved to live with him in Louisiana.

Valerie has spent 36 years being a pastor’s wife, raising 8 children, homeschooling, and teaching Bible studies.

Valerie and Walter’s ministry has been one of hospitality, leading prayer meetings, and learning to live in God’s grace with joy. She has spoken at many retreats for women and has shared some of the radio ministry, called “Gateway to Joy,” with her mother, on Back to the Bible Broadcasting Network. Valerie loves to teach, and was part of the team with her husband in Kinshasa. Walter and Valerie’s desire, ever since they were first married, was to go to the mission field, and Africa was always part of that dream. God opened the door for them to move to Kinshasa, DRC, in August, 2005, and they stayed until June 2008. Because of health reasons, they decided not to go back, but God moved them into a different American mission field- planting a church!

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