monthly newsletterIn order to bring information and encouragement to wide range of homeschooling families, a variety of information is included in our monthly newsletter. This includes information on activities, resources, and news that may be of interest to home educating families. Please note that while we do attempt to ensure that the items included are compatible with the Christian values of the GCHE organization, we do not sponsor or endorse every entry. We do encourage each family to explore the resources described to determine if they are appropriate for your own family. You are invited to submit items that you believe may interest other homeschooling families. We do reserve the right to refuse any submissions not in keeping with our guidelines.
The Newsletter is published from September — May, with an annual subscription rate of $15.00/year for a printed postal mail copy, or $10.00/year for the e-mail version. A sample newsletter is available upon request at no charge. Issues are typically mailed by the 20th of the preceding month. Paid subscribers are also able to borrow items from the GCHE Resource Center (see below). To subscribe, please send a check to GCHE along with the newsletter subscription form. Our address is PO Box 4311, Gillette, WY 82717.
sports programGillette Christian Home Educators offers a variety of recreational and competitive sports opportunities for students. The programs offered vary each year, based upon the number of students signing up, budget, and coach availability.
For the 2010/2011 school year, we have competitive high school girls’ volleyball and basketball teams which compete in the 1A division of the Wyoming High School Athletic Association. We also have recreational junior high recreational junior high girls’ volleyball and basketball teams which play through the Recreation Center. In the past we have also offered a girls’ 5th and 6th grade team, but that is not scheduled for this year.
For boys, GCHE does not have any teams planned at this time. However, we can make referrals to community-based programs, including a primarily homeschooled team for high school boys and 4th-6th grade boys.
Homeschooling families also meet periodically at the local Recreation Center for open gym.
Thinking of volunteering? Download our coaching policies here.
email announcements and telephone treeGCHE has a telephone tree and an e-mail announcement list that are used to pass on news items, legal alerts, or notice of short-dated events. Paid subscribers to the Newsletter are included on the Phone Tree or e-mail notification list ONLY if they so request. The Phone Tree is to be used ONLY for the purpose of disseminating approved homeschool news, and not for any personal use. If you have information you would like to have disseminated, please call the current GCHE President listed in the newsletter to request approval.
If you have any questions about the above information, please do not hesitate to call one of our board members.
the resource centerSubscribers to the GCHE newsletter receive check-out privileges at the GCHE Resource Center. The Resource Center is a treasury of Christian materials gathered to enhance your home education program. In addition to many printed materials, the Resource Center offers discovery learning kits, videos, DVDs, CDs, cassettes, microscopes, and educational games for a variety of ages. A limited and ever-changing selection of give-away materials (including curriculum) is also on hand.
Please note the time and date change — the Resource Center is open from 2-4 pm every Thursday. It is located at Westside Baptist Church. Come check it out!
For more information, contact Robynn Rothleutner, Resource Center Director.