SHEA has booked this trip for October 4-5, 2008!

Sail Training program teaches students the basics of sailing, coastal navigation, seamanship, small boat handling, marine biology, and oceanography. Each student participates as a crew member assisting in raising the sails, manning the helm, standing watch and peforming hourly boat checks. Students learn marine biology and oceanography through hands-on labs and snorkeling excursions. This is a weekend (Saturday/Sunday) excursion and is a fantastic experience that students will remember for a lifetime!

This vessel is a three masted square top-sail schooner, thoroughly modern with the latest in electronic navigation and communications equipment. Comfortable accommodations, restrooms and showers, galley with an excellent chef, and a single bunk for every participant!

To read more about CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions, visit their website:


Then, come back and reserve your spot!

We are accepting reservations for adventurous youth ages 13-17 who are willing to work and participate in a full day of activities for both days. Please read, read, and READ about the fact that the students participate AS A CREW member and are expected to learn about the ship and navigation. This is not a luxury vacation, but an adventure to remember for a lifetime!

The cost per person is:
$219 for SHEA members
$234 for non members

Tall Ships has been gracious in allowing us extra adults per students in the ratio. Please check in your area to see if there are other children who would be able to go with your group so we can keep the adult spaces to a minimum and get more students on the trip. Precedence will be given to the first adults who sign up and pay their deposit. Adults who come on this trip will be expected to help with chaperoning the entire group (about 4 students per adult). A non-refundable deposit of $50 per person is required to reserve your spot, which will be invoiced to you from our field trip coordinator once we receive your request at fieldtrips@sw-home-edu.com

*If you need to raise money to go on this trip, we do have fundraising opportunities available for SHEA members. Contact us immediately to get started!

Earth Hour 2008

Even though we are not an official city (can you imagine the Strip ever
agreeing to this???) it might make a great lesson/activity to do as a

See the difference you can make 8pm March 29

Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever
faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one
hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global

About Earth Hour On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful
statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired
electricity – by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents
and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction
across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global
warming caught the attention of the world.

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29.
Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses,
communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their
emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will
collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights
when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather
than leaving them on standby.


~So, any of you up for participating in this?~

President Lincoln Visiting Vegas

and he is bring his best friend Elvis…only kidding! Here is the info:

The NCWHA, along with the Las Vegas Civil War Round Table, has arranged
for President Lincoln to visit Las Vegas.

Mr. William Peak has won national awards for the “Best Abraham
Lincoln”. He has appeared on television and in film. As President
Lincoln, he will be visiting local Las Vegas schools this week. We
have arranged for him to be at the Old Las Vegas Fort on Wednesday,
March 26, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. This is a time set aside for Home
School students to visit the Fort and meet President Lincoln. He
will be speaking about the time of his presidency, and answering your
questions. Bring a camera to have a photo with President Lincoln.

The Old Fort has also arranged for the fee to be only a $1 for
adults, and children are free. The Old Fort is located at 500 E.
Washington Avenue.