IHS Newsletter

Weekly updates on IHS activities and programs.

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We are so grateful for all of our volunteers! None of us is paid for what we do--we just love to assist families by helping kids succeed in their homeschool programs!

As we look forward to the 2016-17 school year, we are in need of several volunteers to head up our Enrichment program. Please check out the following list of positions and let us know if you would be willing to help:

Enrichment Director - Responsible for the Wednesday Enrichment Classes, mentors, and programs. Duties include- supervising Wednesday programs, recruiting and supporting volunteer teachers, enrollment, publicity, etc. Time commitment: Summer= approximately 30 hours, Fall Semester (August - early December)= Wednesdays 8am-3pm. Winter Semester (January-April) Wednesdays 8am- 3pm.)

Assistant Enrichment Director - Assist the Enrichment director. Time commitment: Summer= approximately 20 hours, Fall Semester (August - early December)= Wednesdays 8am-3pm. Winter Semester (January-April) Wednesdays 8am- 3pm.)

Enrichment Committee members - Serve as a support to the Enrichment Director and assistant. Help in planning, enrollment, and implementation of enrichment programs. During the school year, would help fill in gaps in the program. Time Commitment: Summer= approximately 15 hours). During the school year= approximately 3 hours per week when classes are in session.

If you are willing to help in either of these capacities, please contact Ric Mitchell mailto:ric@ihssports.org. We hope to fill these positions by June 1.


Parent/grandparent volunteers are needed to help with a couple of fund raising projects. The money raised will help keep IHS program fees low. Two ideas for fundraisers are a group yard sale and creating and selling a team cookbook.

Development and sales of IHS Cookbooks! This committee will choose a theme, the style of book, recipes, and more! Please contact Laura Pate to sign up and be notified of a time and place for the first meeting.

Huge garage sale fund raiser in June. Join this committee and determine where and when the sale will be. Help get the word out to IHS families and friends who might donate their gently used items for the sale. Donations are tax deductible.

If you are interested in helping with either of these projects or have other fundraising ideas you would like to share, please contact Laura Pate at laura@ihssports.org or 812-219-6440.


Friday, May 27th, 7pm

23822 Chieftain Road, Lawrence, KS 66044

Please note the Location: 23822 Chieftain Road, Lawrence, KS 66044 (Same place where we had prom).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Seniors & Parents of Seniors -- Please be aware of the following deadlines:

May 27th - Awards Banquet/Yearbook Signing Day

May 28th - Graduation Practice (Please be on time)

9:00am Graduation instructions, practice and class pictures (all graduates)

May 28th - Graduation Ceremony 11am & Open House (Noon)

Location: 121 Allcutt Ave, Bonner Springs, KS 66012


The following is a quick look at upcoming IHS events. For a broader look, visit our the calendar page at ihssports.org. Here is the link >>> http://www.ihssports.org/Calendar.aspx

MAY 12-13 (Thursday & Friday) NATIONAL HOMESCHOOL TRACK MEET, Bollivar, Mo.



Play. Understand. Appreciate. Remember.

The re-Ratify Project is an online curriculum designed to teach about the U.S. Constitution through a serious of lessons. Participants are called "Ratifiers" as they are taught to "re-Ratify" each part of the Constitution in their own heart and mind. Intended for families, school classes, home-schoolers, or neighborhood groups, the re-Ratify Project is written to the parent, teacher, or group leader with instructions for preparing each activity and script to teach Ratifiers. Activities and games are constructed from common household items to facilitate quick, easy and inexpensive object lessons.


Homeschool Facebook Page

Check-out this fairly new facebook page dedicated to helping homeschoolers network and help each other:


Be sure to tell your friends!

IHS "Other Resources" Page

Did you know that we have an "Other Resources" tab on the IHS website?

Designed to help homeschool families, the page features lists of non-IHS homeschool sites, links to curriculum help, scholarship information and more.

Here is the direct link: http://www.ihssports.org/OtherResources.aspx

If you have suggestions for curriculum, helpful links, etc. please let us know.


It is just one way we strive to fulfill our mission: "To assist home-school families"!


Check out the IHS calendar. Print it off, or better yet, sync it with your google account so you can always have it with you.


Our mission is to assist parents in educating their children.