09
MAY
2015

Registration start dates

Registration remains open through August 21st for both returning and new families, as we prepare for another exciting school year at CHESS! If this is your first time applying and registering for classes at CHESS, please check the details under Apply: – Before Applying – Is CHESS right for you? – Tuition and Fees – Participa
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11
APR
2015

Is your child a good conversationalist?

Way to go Betsy! On April 9 our own Betsy Dill was one of several teachers interviewed in a Washington Post April 9 article on parenting titled “10 ways to help your child be a good conversationalist.” “Sometimes, the cold hard truth is that talking with our children can be an exercise in forbearance, what with the mundane topics
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11
OCT
2014

Mary O’Donnell, a 2014-2015 nominee to The National Society of High School Scholars

Congratulations to Mary O’Donnell, our French teacher at CHESS! Mary is a 2014-2015 nominee to The National Society of High School Scholars, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction in recognition of her impact as an educator, leader and role model. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction program is named for its Chairman, Claes Nobel, senior memb
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10
OCT
2014

New chapter of the National Homeschool Honor Society

Greetings CHESS families, It is with pleasure that we announce a new chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society named Lambda Omicron. If you are interested in applying to this group, please follow this link and read the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society Bylaws Lambda Omicron Chapter bylaws and fill out the app
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26
SEP
2014

Dealing with procrastination

It’s silent and insidious. It frustrates our hopes and dreams. It tempts us to avoid the things we feel incompetent in doing, to put off the things we’re uncomfortable with, don’t like to do, or simply don’t care to do. Its name: Procrastination. In this past year, how many school- or life-changing inspirations have we received but failed to accomp
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19
SEP
2014

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Sean Covey’s book is a tremendous resource for accelerating learning and key life skills in your teen. CHESS is delighted to share a one-page summary of these 7 Habits with you: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Also, when you open the PDF, you will also find a link to the book’s companion website.
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02
JUL
2014

Congratulations grads!

On May 31st, CHESS held it’s 2013-14 graduation ceremony. Six of our seniors participated in an elegant and personal celebration, followed by a reception for friends and family.  The commencement speaker was Scott Roop, the youth pastor at Centreville Baptist Church and a homeschool graduate. Music for the ceremony was performed by CHESS stud
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27
MAY
2014

New CHESS Video!

Video produced by Daniel Glenn-CHESS Student. Music courtesy of Josh Woodward. Great job, guys!
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13
MAR
2015

2015-2016 CHESS EXPO

Update! Tuesday April 28th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Come meet our teachers and get the details about classes for the new year! Caution: you may experience high levels of academic excitement. At the CHESS homeschool group EXPO you can: Hear the teachers present why they are passionate about the subjects they teach Interact with teachers to find out which cla
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