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|Homeschooling from the Heart
Chasing Away Vacation Blues
All right. We admit it.
Not all summer vacations are created equal.
Perhaps you remember learning this lesson as a child when the neighbor kid returned from a mega theme park. After telling lots of cool stories, he asked where you were vacationing that year. And somehow the idea of a weekend camping trip lost a little of its luster when compared to the excitement of the fast rides and thrills of a theme park.
The hard part for a child to learn is that it doesn't matter so much where you adventure as much as with whom you adventure! Some of the
best childhood memories can spring from times when the family members
have little but each other. All it takes is a little imagination,
resourcefulness, and creativity.
Keep reading for summer fun ideas . . .
Congratulations to the AHE
Graduating Class of 2011!
Is graduation a beginning or an end?
On Thursday, June 16, The Academy of Home Education (AHE) conducted its 16th graduation ceremony. Of the 90 students in this year's graduating class, 35 were able to participate in the ceremony. Friends and family also gathered together to recognize the hard work that the graduates put into getting to this day.
But the graduates were not the only ones recognized for their efforts. Parents and other relatives were also recognized for the vital roles they played in the graduates' education. This day would not have been possible without the supportive family members who willingly sacrificed their time and energy to help these graduates succeed.
In the ceremony, each graduate, along with family members, was introduced to the audience with a brief biography. All of the graduates participated in extracurricular activities during their schooling and most are now planning to pursue a college degree, while a few others are considering different options.
Dr. David Fisher, Chief Academic Officer, reminded the AHE class that the end of this phase of their lives has led into the beginning of a new phase. Even though they have finished one set of tasks, they still have more to do. The most important "beginning" the graduates will experience is eternity and preparing for that beginning is their life's work
So is graduation a beginning or an end? Dr. Fisher suggested that it is both. The AHE class of 2011 has ended one phase of life and is starting another phase. But no matter how many phases these graduates start or finish, they will all one day reach the final phase. But as Dr. Fisher said, "For a Christian, the best is yet to come."
The staff of BJU Press was privileged to attend the AHE graduation and witness the joy of the graduates and their families.
See photos of the 2011 AHE Graduation!