25
JUL
2018

This Week

CHESS is sponsoring a Masquerade Ball. This November 10th event is sold out. Special thanks go out to Mrs. Judkins, our coordinator extraordinaire! Questions about the 2018/19 school year at CHESS? Please feel free to contact our staff or teachers if you have questions about the CHESS program or individual classes.  
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19
OCT
2018

New Classes for Winter/Spring Semester

CHESS is excited to announce new classes for the Winter/Spring semester, meeting for 16 weeks starting in January. An updated Class Schedule is also available under the Courses tab. P.E. 4-6 with GamePoint Athletics CHESS is pleased to be hosting this program run by GamePoint Athletics Mondays, 1:10-2:10, Grades 4-6 P.E. 7-9 with GamePoint Athletic
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10
SEP
2018

CHESS students published on Amazon

Six students from the Master StoryTeller class of 2017-18, welcome you to explore their year of writing short story fiction. A fan-favorite sword fight. A realistic and compelling story based on research. A 100-word contest. Fantasy and sci-fi. Atmospheric experiments with tone and mood. A collaborative story planned and written based on a group, 3
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06
AUG
2018

PE Classes and Did You Know Highlights

Did you know? We are excited to be offering two P.E. courses at CHESS run by GamePoint Athletics. Younger students in grades 4-6th can now be a part of the CHESS community. 7-9th graders will also have an opportunity to participate in both fall and spring P.E. courses. Registration for fall semester P.E. is open until August 30th. Did you know? Mr.
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17
JUL
2018

CHESS v NOVA cost comparison

At CHESS you save money, but that’s not all. Homeschooling parents of older teens have a decision to make: continue with high school classes or enroll their students at community college through dual enrollment. When high school students dual enroll, they can simultaneously earn high school and college credit. And, on the surface, dual enrollment a
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07
JUN
2018

103 trees are being planted in CHESS’ name

I’m writing to congratulate CHESS on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! As you sold 103 yearbooks, we’ll be working with our partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in your school’s name. And, because of that, you’re also eligible to use our badge on your website. Thanks so much for working with us. We c
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08
JUN
2018

$1000 scholarship winner Michael Brokate

Congratulations to Michael Brokate who won the $1,000 senior scholarship. Michael will be attending Regent University in Virginia Beach with four other outstanding CHESS grads. Seniors, it’s not to early to starting thinking about CHESS’s scholarships for 2018-19.  Look for updates coming this fall. Below are the details from last year.
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26
JAN
2018

The Importance Of Rest To Academic Success

by Emily Hauge (former CHESS student now at the College of William and Mary) “If I go to bed right now and fall asleep in the next seven minutes I will get exactly six hours of sleep.” Sound familiar? I know the science. I know that a lack of sleep reduces my cognitive ability enormously, while simultaneously blurring my ability to see the deficit.
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08
JAN
2018

Prepare, Equip, Encourage!

The 2018 High School Symposium is coming Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 pm, at Manassas Baptist Church, located at 8800 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20110. The year’s symposium features three sessions: “Charting Your Way through High School for College, Workforce and Military” with Carol Becker “Essential Skills for Successful Teens:
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05
JAN
2018

Graduate returns to encourage

“I came to inspire the students to continue putting into practice the principles they are learning in this class,” said former CHESS student Corrine Wood about her visits to the Effective Writing 9-12 classes. Corrine now attends Liberty University. When she first contacted EW teacher John Jenkins, she said, “I can talk about para
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