Our Purpose:

To glorify God and keep His commandment to faithfully teach the next generation about His goodness by providing mutual support, encouragement, accountability and fellowship to new and experienced home school families in North Edmond through field trips, small group meetings, cooperative learning experiences, seasonal activities, mentor relationships, celebrations and informal/formal sharing/teaching opportunities.

Classes Meet At Waterloo Church of the Nazarene

457 W. Waterloo Rd.
Edmond, OK 73025

Sunday, August 18, 2013

BAD NEWS

The bad news is...we do not have any more room to accommodate more families.  If you are looking for homeschool support we can help point you to another group that might have existing spaces.  We are also willing to help families start new groups.  If you've ever considered this, PLEASE, contact us! Don't forget about checking the OCHEC web site for groups in your area, www.OCHEC.com
Blessings on your homeschooling endeavor!

Enrollment Completed 5th Year Beginning!

It's official!  We've completed enrollment for our 5th school year of SHINE.  We've grown from a handful of families to a small army.  The first fall we offered PE, art and choir.  We divided the kids by ages, into only 2 groups.  This year we have PE (4 sessions), art (4 sessions), choir, Hands-on-Science (2 sessions), Science is FUN, sewing, character class, bible study, drama (3 sessions), stagecraft (2 sessions), leadership characteristics, crafts (2 sessions), geography and world religions, boys adventure class, Spanish, babysitting, book discussion, yearbook and 2 classes for our moms!!! Whew!  That's a lot of juggling especially for a facility with only 8 useable rooms!  Over the past four school years we've offered violin, guitar, percussion, Financial Peace, Lego Club, poetry, photography, graphic design, fencing, speech, civics, sign language, home economics, ministry skills and dance!  We've enjoyed the State Fair, Leonardo's, the zoo, Harn Homestead, a trip to the Creation Museum in KY, roller skating, bowling, ice skating, caroling, performing for the Republican Women's Club, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Dr. Seuss's birthday, Andy Alligator's Fun Park, multiple trips to the Oklahoma State Capitol, Redhawk's baseball, Science Museum Oklahoma and the Museum of Osteology.  Our drama students have presented "Neverland", "Get Smart", "Mr. Toad's Mad Adventures", "The Grinch", "Willy Wonka" and "A Christmas Carol." It's been a great 4 years!  Praise the Lord from whom ALL blessings flow!  It's always good to take time to recount and remember all He has done.  Out of a grateful and thankful heart I look forward to this fifth year of SHINE. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Constant Preparation

Preparation is constantly being made readying the blog for the fall for enrollment.  Each day you may notice small changes.  Please be patient and wait until you hear the word "GO"!  Everything will not be finalized until then!  We will notify current members by email when enrollment is set to begin.  Until then all enrollment sheets are password protected just to prevent any SOONERS!!  We are very excited about our fall class offerings!  Looking forward to SHINING with you!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Help Needed!

SHINE families and prospective SHINE families, we have an ever growing waiting list for the fall,  twenty-one families to be exact.  We would be thrilled to assist any family or families interested in leading a support group or co-op to establish a new one.  We have had great success with SHINE and are so thankful for the past 4 years. But, we don't have the facility or resources to continue adding new families.  Please help us get the word out!  We are willing to mentor a new leadership team and a new start-up group!  What an exciting problem to have!  Homeschooling in Oklahoma is growing! Families are growing and God's work is continuing!

Monday, May 13, 2013

End of the School Year Planning a New One!

SHINE families, don't forget our END of SHINE party on Tuesday, May 28 at Hafer Park in Edmond.  We will be meeting on the grass in front of the outdoor stage at 11:00.  Please let us know if you have a budding actor or actress, entertainer, dancer, singer, magician or any silly act that would like to perform for us that day while we eat our picnic lunches.  It is a BYOL, bring your own lunch. However, SHINE will be providing afternoon snacks around 1:00!!  As we wind down another school year we are fireing up the computers and creativity for the fall!  Check back frequently to see what changes are being made.  If you are a current member look for an email notifiying you of classes and enrollment sometime in July.  If you would like to be considered for membership please email shinesupportgroup@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.  There are currently 15 families on the waiting list.  Memembership requests will be taken in the order they are received and spaces opened as current spaces are vaccated.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spring Enrollment 2013

Although the fall hasn't officially been laid to rest, we will begin spring enrollment for current SHINE members on Tuesday, December 18.  The spring semester starts on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:30 at Waterloo Nazarene.  If you are not a current member, please email us at shinesupportgroup@gmail.com to be considered for membership and enrollment.  There is currently at waiting list for new member spring enrollment. Membership will be taken in the order interest was received. At the time of enrollment the $25 membership fee and $20 facilities fee must be paid to hold your child/children's place/places in classes. The remainder of the class fees are due by January 15. If your child is currently enrolled in a year long class, you do not have to re-enroll them. You do have to un-enroll them if you wish to discontinue that class. Please remember that enrollment is a two step process.  One, click on the enrollment tab, find the class you want to enroll in and click on the sign up link, place your child's name on the class sign up sheet. Two, pay for the class by clicking the paypal tabs on the right hand side of the page.  Paying for the class does not enroll your child. For more answers to questions please email us at shinesupportgroup@gmail.com and watch for specific emails about enrollment.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Spring Semester

Work has begun on the spring 2013 schedule.  Please don't count anything as finalized until you hear via email that it is all ready!!!  But, you can sneak a peak at what is in the works!  We are very excited about the spring and a few new classes for each age group. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Look for enrollment information mid December!