Spring 2017 SEEK Group Descriptions

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Women’s Bible Studies

DOB: 7/4/1776-10/15/1996

1st Hour

Biblical Thinking About Homeschooling

Topics are from Moms Mentoring Fellowships meetings and include Biblical thoughts on: The Goal of Homeschool Education: Where are we heading and why?; Our Calling to Homeschool: Why are we doing this?; Equipping of Parents: How can we do this?; Content: What do we teach and why?; Homeschooling Methods: How do we do this?; The Gospel in Homeschooling: What Does the Gospel have to do with homeschooling?; Teaching Boys and Girls: Should there be a difference?; Gentle and Quiet Spirit: What is it and can I have it?; Teaching Right From Wrong; Honor in Our Relationships; Time Management.

Leader(s): Karen Dallas  

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible and notebook.

Homework: One hour.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Parenting the Wholehearted Child equips parents with Biblical wisdom and practical ideas to teach children they are fully accepted by God, not because of anything they do or don’t do, but because of everything Jesus has already done for them. Jeannie guides parents on a transformative journey into raising wholehearted—not perfect—children, who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly loved (and liked!) by God. Woven throughout the book is the good news that it is God’s extravagant grace, not a parent’s perfect performance, that transforms the hearts of children.

Leader(s): Judith Howard  

Cost: $16

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: The book, Parenting the Wholehearted Child (provided on first day of class), your homework notebook, and your Bible.

Homework: Read the assigned chapter from our book, answer the chapter questions in your homework notebook, and come prepared to contribute to the class discussion.

The Envy of Eve

The Envy of Eve ~ Finding Contentment in a Covetous World by Melissa B. Kruger is the book that we will be using as we study and learn together. This study will help us to understand how desires grow into covetousness and what happens when this sin takes power in our hearts. Covetousness chokes out the fruit of the spirit in our lives, allowing discontentment to bloom. The key to overcoming it is to get to the root of our problem: unbelief - a mistrust of God's sovereignty and goodness. We will learn how covetousness affects our approach to relationships, possessions, circumstances and abilities through stories in Scripture.

Leader(s): Kathy Berg  

Cost: $19

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: The Envy of Eve book (provided on first day of class), Bible, pen and notebook.

Homework: Each week you will be asked to read a chapter in the book and then answer the corresponding questions. Homework will take 1-2 hours weekly.

Your Mom Walk with God

Motherhood is a journey. You love being a mother. You cherish your children. You long for them to grow up to be mature, loving, fruitful, and faithful followers of God, but you know that means you're called to be that kind of mom. It means you must stay faithful on God's path of motherhood for you. That is your mom walk. It is how you walk with God as a mother. It is how you seek Him, trust Him, and live in His grace. It is how you draw on His strength one step of faith at a time. Come be encouraged and encourage other Moms!

Leader(s): Angela Dupree  

Cost: $21

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible, the book Your Mom Walk with God (provided at first class).

Homework: Read one chapter per week.

2nd Hour

Lamplight from the Study of John's Gospel

God's Word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. Join this class devoted to seeking God's light through personal study of the Gospel of John. Class members will learn a simple method of studying a passage to find treasures you may not have noticed before. Come experience true fellowship with other women through prayer for each other and in sharing what God is teaching through His Word. Anyone is welcome to join this class which is continuing from 1st semester. Second semester will include chapters 11-21.

Leader(s): Beth Deichler  

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: A Bible, a notebook, and writing utensils of your choice.

Homework: 1-2 hrs per week (depending on your interest and time availability).

Lord, I Want to Know You

This is a devotional study on the names of God aimed at helping you know God more fully. Your faith will be increased as you learn the power of His glorious name and the depth of His infinite love. Your prayer life will be transformed. Come learn with us as we study the names of God.  

Leader(s): Kimberly Swingle  

Cost: $16

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible, pen, and a teachable spirit. Book will be provided on the first day of class.

Homework: There will be daily homework required.

The Fruit of the Spirit

Isn’t it interesting that we’re told to bear FRUIT? God doesn’t say to bear the meatloaf of the spirit. Or the brussels sprouts of the spirit! What comes to mind when you think of “fruit”?  Freshness. Sweetness. Nourishment. Life-giving and life-enhancing. And these terms also define the fruit that God’s Spirit desires to produce in our lives as we follow Christ! God longs for us to cultivate an abundant crop for His glory! Consider joining us as, one by one, we “pick each fruit”, endeavoring to learn and be transformed through what God has to teach us in His Word.

Leader(s): Jo Kosobucki  

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible

Homework: There will be weekly handouts with numerous questions.

The Fruitful Life

In The Fruitful Life, beloved author Jerry Bridges explores the nine aspects of the "fruit of the spirit" described in Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control. He clarifies the cultivation process by showing us how to practice the fruit in real life.

Leader(s): Nancy Siedschlag  

Cost: $17

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible, pen and book (provided the first day).

Homework: Homework will include reading a chapter and answering the questions at the end (approx. 1 hour per week).

Early Elementary Classes  5-7 Years Old

DOB: 9/1/2008-8/31/2011

1st Hour

Mission Trekkers - Middle East

Come join us as we travel through the countries of the Middle East! We will learn about the unreached people groups living in these far away places and how we can be on mission to reach them with the Gospel of Jesus. Each week we will learn about the religions, geography and cultures of a different country as we pray for the people who live there. We will be making a lapbook throughout the semester of all the countries that we study as well as learning some games and doing some craft projects that children there enjoy.

Leader(s): Megan Rainear, Jamie Patterson

Cost: $20

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Crayons and/or colored pencils, pencil, scissors and glue.

Homework: None.

Oh, The Places We'll Go!

Oh the places we’ll go and the things we will see, as we spend each week reading one of Dr. Seuss’s colorful and creative stories. There are so many fun and exciting hands on activities we will be working on over the course of the semester. The possibilities are nearly limitless thanks to the bright imagination of this talented author.

Leader(s): Jennifer McLain, Jennifer Dixon

Cost: $25

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pencil, crayons or colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, and a smock labeled with the child's name (the teachers will collect and hold onto the smocks for the semester).PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your child has each of these supplies listed and kept in their backpack ready to be used each week.

Homework: None.

P.E. Games & Sports

Enjoy a semester of fun and exercise. Our focus will be on helping all students enjoy playing games and sports that build teamwork. We will also learn the importance of encouragement and being a great teammate!

Leader(s): Tiffany Schmidt  

Cost: $13

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Tennis shoes, possibly an occasional request to bring a soccer ball or basketball from home.

Homework: None.

Whacky Time Music

This fun music class will engage children in a variety of activities that will introduce basic music concepts and music reading skills. Children will be taught fundamental concepts of music such as: rhythm, tempo, volume, pitch, meter, note values, time and key signatures, notes and more! Our focus instrument will be a set of Boomwhackers. Boomwhackers are brightly colored plastic tubes that are tuned by length to musical notes. Children make music by whacking the Boomwhacker on any hard surface. Whacky Time Music will incorporate literature, drama, games, songs, and movement. The fee for the class includes a set of Boomwhackers and a Boomwhacker songbook for each student to take home at the end of the semester.

Leader(s): Louise Lewis, Vicki Daniel

Cost: $48

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: None.

Homework: None.

What’s the Story: A Creative Arts Class, Part 2

Come create artwork & stories to famous musical selections. In this class we will explore music from a wide range of composers, such as Vivaldi, Handel, Chopin, Copland, and Barber. Throughout the semester we will do fun activities focused on our musical selection of the day including music & movement activities, art projects & storytelling (writing skills not required). Each week, we will compare our creations to the composer's idea as we learn the name of each piece and explore various themes including Winter, Spring, April Showers & Easter. While this is a continuation from last semester, both new and returning students are welcome.

Leader(s): Carey Randall, Tonya Nelson

Cost: $27

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: An old t-shirt to serve as an art smock labeled with the child's name. All other supplies will be provided.

Homework: None.

2nd Hour

Between the Lines

Have a student that would love to make deeper friendships at SEEK, leaving class knowing their new friends' names and could also use a little encouraging help to begin or improve handwriting? If so, this class will do just that! We plan to use a little from "Handwriting without Tears", a lot of hand strengthening wiggly fun games and activities, special paper and tools to encourage fantastic handwriting, and intentional small group and small pairings of students to help students who may need a little help to make friendships that will last. Students will leave class writing their name beautifully, have the ability to draw "Mat Man" easily, will have smaller written capital letters/lowercase letters (depending on where your students current writing ability may be), and personalized hand-strengthening kits to keep their handwriting beautiful. We want to meet your student where they are and where their ability lies, beginners completely welcomed, lots of wiggles encouraged, and keeping both handwriting and the Golden Rule of friendship "Between the Lines".

Leader(s): Jen Kirby, Michelle Bell

Cost: $21

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: A muffin pan and a measuring cup.

Homework: None.

Early Elementary Crafts

Children will be encouraged to engage, explore, and experiment with a wide variety of craft supplies as we make two crafts every week. Our goal is to encourage art exploration while children grow in creativity and gain experience with a wide variety of arts and crafts materials. Bring your creativity, imagination, and expectation to have FUN while we explore and create with our God given artistic abilities.

Leader(s): Heather Farnham  

Cost: $28

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pencil, crayons, colored pencils/markers, scissors, liquid Elmer's glue, glue stick. Smock (optional).

Homework: None.

Feathered Friends

There are so many different kinds of birds. They fly, walk, swim, and run. They serenade us with their songs and dazzle us with their beauty. Join us as we explore a variety of the birds God created. We will study about them through reading books, learning fascinating facts, and doing a craft related to each bird. Children will also have an opportunity to participate in show and tell each week.

Leader(s): Sandra Simpson, Wendy Bostic

Cost: $28

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Colored pencils or crayons, scissors, glue.

Homework: None.

Little Inventors

Bring your inventive mind and join our class as we become little inventors. We will learn of great inventors and inventions of the past. Each week we will be creating our own inventions, some being edible! We will be reinforcing what we learn by creating a lapbook, reading stories, drawing, and other activities.

Leader(s): Tiffany Payton, Julie Soderlund

Cost: $25

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Markers and/or colored pencils, scissors and glue.

Homework: None.

Nature Buddies

Come join us for a fun filled outdoor experience that will teach you about God's creation. Each child will draw in their notebooks each week to keep a record of what they have learned. We will cover topics such as, flowers, leaves, spiders, and rain.

Leader(s): Juli Reece, Carla Crane

Cost: $17

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Crayons, colored pencils in a pencil box and a water bottle.

Homework: None.

Elementary Classes 8-10 Years Old

DOB: 9/1/2005-8/31/2008

1st Hour

Art and Literature

We will bring unique children's literature to life with exciting multi-media art projects. Students will use a variety of mediums such as clay, paint, oil pastel, chalk pastel, mosaic work and more as they work to bring stories to life. Each week students will listen to a short picture book, discuss the author, then create a unique project to reflect the message or style of the book.

Leader(s): Holly Kane, Heath Cox

Cost: $31

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: A pencil, a black Sharpie, and box of crayons (24ct is plenty).

Homework: None.

Art II

Students will build and develop artistic skills by learning and working through the essential elements and principles of art including: line, color, space, shape, form, texture, pattern, and balance. The class also includes art history, creative expression, and techniques through different art mediums. This class will be doing different projects than were done in Art I.

Leader(s): Laura Simmons, Erica Burdine

Cost: $41

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: None.

Homework: None.

Exploring Japan

Travel to the Land of the Rising Sun as we explore the people, culture, language, and food found within the nation of Japan. This will be a hands-on class involving tasting authentic Japanese food, trying on traditional clothing, and learning about Japanese art. We will study the geography of this small, yet beautiful country, and while learning about their two main religions, hear from missionaries who served in Japan for almost two decades.

Leader(s): Amy Middleton, Jennifer Akins

Cost: $25

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pencils, scissors, glue sticks, and colored pencils.

Homework: Minimal assignments.

Magic School Bus Science

Please join us for an amazing adventure into science as we step onto the Magic School Bus! We'll ride along with the students on their cliff-hanging field trips as we travel into the human body, get lost in space, take a tour through nature, and many more science explorations. If you love science, you’ll love this class! We will be learning many aspects of science, from the smallest detail of a red blood cell to the largest planet in the solar system and all sorts of other things in between.

Leader(s): Jackie Coats, Shelley Spears

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, and scissors for every class. We will provide a binder and any handouts needed.

Homework: May include handout worksheets that reinforce what we studied in class.

PE Central

We would like to invite your child to join us for some good ole fashioned PE games. We will ask for input so as to include everyone's favorite and even play some new and inventive games. In this class, we ask that if you sign your student up, please make them aware that this is a very active class and they will be expected to participate each week unless I hear otherwise from parents. My 18 year old daughter Anna will be co-teaching and we look forward to a lot of fun!

Leader(s): Beth Morgan  

Cost: $11

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Please have your child bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes and shoes each week.

Homework: No homework.

2nd Hour

Chocolate!

Chocolate! It’s so creamy and good, but how did it get that way? And the different varieties? From the cacao seeds to the chocolate bars and other chocolatey things we eat, we’ll explore the fascinating way chocolate is made. The students will be learning the history of chocolate, the cacao tree and cocoa bean, manufacturing, tasting different kinds of chocolate, and more. The book Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith will be read in class and we’ll also plan a field trip to a real chocolate factory.

Leader(s): Emily Ratliff, Jennifer Hartsoe

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Writing and coloring instruments, glue stick, scissors.

Homework: None.

Grossology:  You and Your World

Did you ever want to truly understand what is going on during sternutation (stir-new-TAY-shun)? And what in the world does cilia have to do with it all? What exactly is that fly doing when it lands on my peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Is it enjoying a nice lunch or finding an exciting place to take a break from all of that flying?  Why does my dog's breath stink so badly? And Mom, should we really be using that kitchen sponge to clean our dishes? This class is not for the squeamish or faint at heart. Based on the books by Sylvia Branzei, we will have lots of fun exploring many of the "gross" things from our bodies, our homes, and animals.

Leader(s): Kelli Doby, Linda MacLellan

Cost: $31

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pencil

Homework: There will be no weekly homework, but there will be a semester project with a class presentation.

Knowing my National Parks: A Kid’s Guide

Calling all Junior Rangers who are ready to discover America's glorious National Parks! Grab your Park Passport and join us in a fantastic tour of America's parks and interesting places. We will talk about the famous Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Acadia National Parks as well as some lesser-known (but really cool) areas in our country. Take a cross-country tour of America's most beautiful protected landscape and learn unique facts about the parks along the way. It will almost be as awesome as being there!

Leader(s): Sharmane Meacham, Wendy Hall

Cost: $31

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Folder with brads/prongs and pockets, writing utensils.

Homework: End of the semester half page report on a National Park.

Light Keepers Boys & Girls Who Changed the World

How does God use ordinary people to change the world? How can God use you? Come explore these questions with the Light Keepers books Ten Boys Who Changed the World and Ten Girls Who Changed the World! Through the short biographies in these books, we will explore the lives and character qualities of people including Eric Liddell, who made a choice to honor God at the Olympics and also served as a missionary in China; Corrie Ten Boom, who risked her own life to save others; George Muller, Joni Eareckson Tada, David Livingstone and many others! Books are included in the cost of the class.

Leader(s): Michelle Segedy, Kiersten Williams

Cost: $20

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Three-ring binder, pencils, colored-pencils, scissors and a glue stick. It may also be helpful to bring a Bible.

Homework: Homework may include reading some of the biographies not covered during class or doing an activity related to someone we study during class time, no more than 30-45 minutes per week.

Team Sports Skills and Drills

This class is geared toward students interested in learning more about the technique, rules, and strategies of basketball and baseball. We will also spend time each class focusing on character traits important to good sportsmanship.

Leader(s): Kristin Nakhla, Shalon Lenfestey

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Students must wear athletic clothing, including sneakers, and bring water and a snack to class. During the baseball session (6 weeks), students must bring their own baseball mitt, and are welcome to bring their own bat and helmet.

Homework: Students are encouraged to practice at home.

Middle School Classes 11-13 Years Old

DOB: 10/16/2002-8/31/2005

1st Hour

Cake Decorating 101

Students will learn to make icing the right consistency to decorate, to fill and use decorating bags, and to ice and decorate cupcakes and cakes. They will also learn to pipe lines and make simple borders, to write on cakes, and to make a variety of buttercream icing flowers. We will teach students the basics of fondant, how to do gel transfers of images onto a cake, how to bake and decorate character cakes, to make decorative cake pops, and more!

Leader(s): Amanda Collins, Lauren Wells

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: The Wilton Course 1 Student Kit, Wilton White Ready-to-use Decorating Icing Tubs (4.5lb), The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Student Guide (Guide is OPTIONAL)--all items can be purchased with 50% off coupons from Michaels, A.C. MOORE, and/or Jo-Ann’s.

Homework: Baking cupcakes, cookies, or cakes. Making fondant and buttercream icing on a couple weeks. Icing single or double layer cakes on a few weeks. Approximately 1-1.5 hour/week.

General Science

**Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. During the Fall semester we covered the principles of science. Now, for the second part of General Science, we will study life with a focus on the human body. Our intent is to build on the critical thinking foundations of these young adults ensuring their ability for discerning false arguments, growing, and defending their faith in our Creator and Lord Jesus Christ.

Leader(s): Tom Holt, Nancy Jurgens

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Book - Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd Edition, by Dr, Jay Wile. Three ring binder for labs, tests and other various notes.

Homework: Students will be required to complete reading assignments, chapter questions and lab reports for each chapter. They will complete "Module Tests" at home.

Personal Physical Challenge Time

Are you ready to challenge yourself physically? This class is about you working hard to increase your endurance, strength, and ability  It's for all physical levels; it doesn't matter how fit or not fit you are. This is about doing your personal best and getting stronger! We will do several measurable exercises each week. As you record your own results, you will see improvement! We will also include a devotional, plus health and nutritional tips.

Leader(s): Jacqueline Cavitt, Julie Burtram

Cost: $13

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Wear exercise/workout clothing and running shoes. Bring a water bottle and a pen.

Homework: Students will see best results if they exercise outside of class.

2nd Hour

Fitness SEEKers

Want to get fit but don’t have a lot of time or room? We will learn how to get fit in 30 minute workouts that you can do ANYWHERE! We will also discuss a variety of health related topics, such as fitness guidelines, injury prevention, sleep, diet and nutrition, stress management, protecting your health, emotional health, peer relationships, long term and short term effects of poor health, common health conditions, personal safety, and basic first aid. This class will be interactive and require some reading to be done at home so we can have discussions in class (because talking to each other is much more fun than listening to a teacher!).

Leader(s): Tamberly Ahart, Renee Welch

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: A set of 5lb weights (8lb and 10lb weights may be desired as the class progresses but are optional), exercise mat that absorbs shock (to protect joints), supportive pair of sneakers, and water bottle.

Homework: You are required to do the assigned 30 minute workout twice per week, and encouraged to be active on at least two other days. There will be articles sent home to read, which may take 15-30 minutes. Time required per week is 1.5 hours. The workouts will increase in intensity as the semester progresses so committing to complete them is essential! And fun!! 

Help Wanted

What do you want to be when you grow up? How can you be expected to answer that question without knowing your options? Have you thought about how God can use your skills and talents? Do you wonder if you even have skills and talents? This class will help you discover your interests and abilities and match them to exciting careers. Come hear the inside scoop from real-life professionals. Practice filling out a job application and going on an interview. Learn how to make choices now that will get you started on the path to your ideal job.

Leader(s): Lisa McCarthy, Mary Allison Tessneer

Cost: $17

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Pen or pencil.

Homework: Up to 30 minutes per week and one 2-page career research paper.

See What Develops-Digital Photography

In this new class offered just for Middle Schoolers, we will focus less on the technical and more on the creative and fun aspects of photography. The class will cover basics like composition and light, but also fun stuff like trick photography using forced perspective, taking a great "selfie", and creating mood with shadows and black and white. A DSLR camera is NOT required for this class.

Leader(s): Amy Anthony, Therese Mulcahy

Cost: $18

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Digital camera and memory card.

Homework: Homework will consist of weekly photo assignments, and includes uploading those photos every Sunday night to a class Dropbox account.

Middle and High School Combined Classes 11-18 Years Old

DOB: 10/16/1998-8/31/2005

1st Hour

Saxon Algebra 1

**Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. Saxon Algebra 1 is well designed for the 4th edition. We will be starting at lesson 61 this semester. Students get an overview of the coming lessons and practice problems in class. Teachers will be available for questions by phone or email.

Leader(s): Tammy Griffith, Tracy Benfield

Cost: $28

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Saxon Algebra 1, a notebook and a calculator (a graphing calculator is allowed but not mandatory).

Homework: 3 lessons a week and tests when appropriate.

Sew Much Fun

In Sew Much Fun, you will learn about your sewing machine, work on straight seams, and create a few simple and fun projects!

Leader(s): Debra Magee, Rebecca Bozarth

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 12

Materials to bring: A sewing machine that can be brought to class (If student does not have one, please contact Debra or Becca), a pair of cutting fabric scissors, a seam ripper, and straight pins. Fabric will also be needed, which student and parent will purchase on their own.

Homework: Minimal. May need to work on project outside of class or take a trip to fabric store to purchase material.

Worship Band

*Note: All students must be pre-approved by contacting the group leader at elizabethjackson777@yahoo.com by the end of the preference submission period in order to be eligible to register for the Worship Team. Previous team members are already pre-approved. Pre-approval for new participants does not guarantee registration – new band members will be registered in order of lottery number.

**Also Note: There will be a pre-semester practice 9-11am on January 26th, 2017 - the Thursday before semester begins.

Participants must arrive for practice at 8:15 am every Thursday for rehearsal before leading group worship for SEEK opening assembly. This class provides instruction on how to use musical talents within a group setting. Each student must be proficient on their instrument or voice as there is not time for individual instruction during class.

Leader(s): Elizabeth Jackson, Michelle Cotnoir

Cost: $16

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Participants need a 3-ring binder with page protectors and music sheets (provided), a pencil, a Bible and an instrument, if applicable.

Homework: Students are required to practice upcoming music for worship 30 minutes per day.

Writing Research Papers

Moving students beyond basic essay writing, Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools teaches students to conduct research, manage note-taking, and craft a well-organized paper. This course and reading materials are challenging and will require students to dig deeper to adequately utilize the information. While developing their skills in researching, students will either rely heavily on the Internet, or their parent can opt to find and print source materials on chosen topics. As always, parental discretion is advised with online research. As a prerequisite to this class, students must be able to write basic paragraphs independently.

Leader(s): Elizabeth Behringer, Tami Jordan

Cost: $13

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Student Edition of Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools, by Lesha Myers. ($29 Retail), a 3-ring binder or file folder with 3 brads and side pockets in which to store research material and index cards (all white OR 10 of one color, 20-30 of a second color, and 20-30 of a third color).

Homework: Students will have homework assignments averaging 3-4 hours per week and will be expected to come to class with all assignments completed. Any papers turned in late will receive a lower grade.

Study Hall 1st Hour

Study hall is to be used for study ONLY.  No computer games or handheld games of any kind are allowed.  Computers, Ipods or CD players will only be permitted if used for study purposes. Each student is to bring a book to read or other materials to study. This is not a social hour for talking or discussion. We encourage all SEEK participants to sign up for classes rather than study hall.

 

Cost: $0

Maximum # of participants: 12

Materials to bring: Participants will need their study materials, such as books, paper and pencils/pens.

Homework: None

2nd Hour

Art 1

Art 1 is a class designed for all learning levels. If the student is a beginner and looking for a fun class or a more advanced artist wanting to dig deeper, I'll meet them where they are. We will start with the basics of the learning elements of art such as shape, form, color etc. Then we will step into drawing and shading. We will work on still life images and self portraits. We will also touch on water colors and paper mosaics.

Leader(s): Brandy Dominick  

Cost: $13

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: 11x14 sketch book and a set of drawing pencils.

Homework: Homework will vary from week to week. Some weeks students may need to complete an art piece at home.

Exploring Creation with Physical Science

*Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. This course from Apologia discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. This class will give a Christian view of science with lab experiments to be done in class. Parents will need to review chapter study guides with their child and will administer tests. Also, some experiments will need to be started, finished or done at home periodically. Participants will be expected to complete some chapters at home after SEEK concludes for Summer break.

Leader(s): Gus Carey, Johnny Thornton

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, both by Dr. Jay Wile. A 3-ring binder will also be used to keep notes, Lab Reports and other handouts organized.

Homework: For each chapter in the text, students will be required to read, answer questions, complete study guide questions, complete tests and write up lab reports. Most chapters will take two weeks to complete. This will require about 1½-2½ hours of work weekly.

Foundations in Personal Finance

We ALL really need to learn how to handle money responsibly, and Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance provides the knowledge and the skills. Balancing checkbooks and budgets, understanding investments and insurance, and living within your means without debt are essential to being good stewards with what God gives us to manage. Fun and flying candy included! *If you took this course before 2016, consider taking this updated class!*

Leader(s): Susan Schmidt  

Cost: $35

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Textbook (provided at first class), handouts, and a pen or pencil.

Homework: Each week, chapter review in the workbook and a learning activity. Estimated time is 20-90 minutes depending on the week.

Friendly Chemistry

**Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. Friendly Chemistry is a high school credit Chemistry course covering the same topics as the Apologia Chemistry courses but in a more hands on manner. The second semester of this class will cover Chapters 19-32 and include lab work. As a result, this class WILL require work each week outside of class-time. It is imperative that students stay up to date on class work, as each week will build on the previous weeks’ work.

Leader(s): Michele Morrow, Tina Otto

Cost: $8

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Calculator, writing utensil & class spiral notebook.

Homework: 1-3 hours a week.

Study Hall 2nd Hour

Study hall is to be used for study ONLY. No computer games or handheld games of any kind are allowed.  Computers, Ipods or CD players will only be permitted if used for study purposes. Each student is to bring a book to read or other materials to study. This is not a social hour for talking or discussion. We encourage all SEEK participants to sign up for classes rather than study hall.

 

Cost: $0

Maximum # of participants: 12

Materials to bring: Participants will need their study materials, such as books, paper and pencils/pens.

Homework: None.

High School Classes 14-18 Years Old

DOB: 10/16/1998-10/15/2002

1st Hour

Making the Case for Christianity

**Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. Christians face a world increasingly hostile to our faith and worldview because Christianity is viewed as anti-science, irrational, and even bigoted. This class will show students how to counter these beliefs in order to strengthen their own faith, defend their faith, and build a foundation for evangelism. We will examine Islam, Eastern faiths, modern Gnostic belief, Atheism, Progressivism, and Christianity as worldviews, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of each one. Apologetics will be woven throughout the class in order to teach students how to defend their Christian faith using logic, evidence, and reality.

Leader(s): Russ White, Lori White

Cost: $3

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Bible and note taking supplies.

Homework: If the parent would like to use this class for credit, please contact the teacher to arrange assignments.

Romans Reformers Revolutionaries

**Note: This is part two of a two-semester class. This course covers the Roman Empire through the Reformation with a strong Biblical worldview. Focus will be on a timeline of key events and important people of each period. Each unit is covered in 3 week increments with in-class discussion culminating in an essay. It is key that students complete the weekly assignments so they come to each class hour prepared for discussion.

Leader(s): Jill Kilian, Danielle Norfleet

Cost: $11

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Textbook: Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries by Diana Waring, notebook, pencil/pen, three ring binder.

Homework: There will be a reading assignment, research, and a writing assignment each week. Students will continue to work on and complete their timeline from 1st semester. Each student will complete a minimum of 1 project for the semester. Students should allot 30 to 60 minutes DAILY for homework.

Test Prep

Practice makes perfect - well, better at least. Scoring higher on the SAT/ACT is possible with time and practice. Our goal is to equip students with tools they can use to improve their scores on standardized tests through games, instruction, and advice on outside study time. In this course, we plan to give the students plenty of practice with a simulated testing environment. After the completion of a practice test, we will review and teach the concepts/problems that are missed on that test. Because the *new* SAT is designed to be closer to the ACT in material covered, and the universities are giving preference to the ACT in the coming year, we will focus more of our efforts on that test.

Leader(s): Sonya Goddard, Brandie Upshaw

Cost: $10

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Several #2 pencils, binder, notebook paper, and testing approved calculator

(http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test/calculator-policy.html)

Homework: There will be a required pre-class test at home, as well as regular study time throughout the semester.

2nd Hour

Advanced Biology

**Note: This is part 2 of a two-semester class. There will be four classes planned for January to continue moving on with the curriculum. Details are to follow.

Leader(s): Beth Morgan, Lesley Biller

Cost: $23

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Apologia Biology book and a notebook. Students will need to order/provide dissection specimens when directed by the teacher.

Homework: A minimum of 30 min to 1 hour of homework each day.

Throwback Thursday PE

Come join us as we go back to the good old days and play some throwback PE games! Kickball, dodge ball, flag football, field day games and much more. There will be fun for everyone! Bring your running shoes and get ready to go back in time!

Leader(s): Julie Bailey, Linda Kent

Cost: $8

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Running shoes and water bottle.

Homework: None.

Understanding The Times

Understanding The Times will be taught by a team of Pastors / Ministry Leaders from Colonial. This class is about competing worldviews. The goal is to help students recognize the significance of some influential, yet damaging ideas that are prevalent in our culture. If we understand the Biblical Christian worldview and are able to distinguish between the competing worldviews, we will be better prepared to love, live and defend God's truth as revealed in the Bible. This class will help protect students from deception as they become more firmly grounded in the Christian faith, and will give them some tools to effectively witness for Christ.

Coordinator: Angela Greene  

Cost: $18

Maximum # of participants: 16

Materials to bring: Textbook and book (provided the first day) and a pen.

Homework: Reading is required to prepare for class discussion.