Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30pm
Seniors registered with Chestnut Ridge Academy who will be graduating during the 2019-20 school year should attend this meeting. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as well. We will go over information about the graduation ceremony, senior recognition night, senior pictures, and Tennessee Promise.
The meeting will be at the Hampton Inn (behind Dairy Queen) in the meeting room. Please contact Patti Hunt for directions.
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We would like to officially introduce Chestnut Ridge Academy’s coordinators for the 2019-2020 School year:
Becca Bain—Preschool and lower elementary coordinator. Becca will be running Stepping Stones for our younger students and their families. She has been running a similar group in Huntsville for many years and has shared her talents in Lincoln County this past school year. Stepping Stones has a separate fee and will also be open to local homeschool families with young children from other umbrellas with a slightly higher fee. Becca plans many great field trips and activities for this age group including a Kindergarten graduation in May. Becca can be reached at Becca.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandi Dye—Elementary Coordinator and board member. Brandi will be planning field trips for our elementary students and their families. If you have questions concerning your elementary age students, Brandi can be reached at Brandi.email@example.com.
Laurena Miller—Middle School Coordinator. Laurena will be overseeing the planning of field trips and activities for our middle school students and their families. If you have questions or suggestions, Laurena can be reached at Laurena.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samantha Adams—High School and Senior Coordinator. Samatha has already been working in this position over the past few months. She helped plan our 1st Senior Awards Night and Graduation. She is very eager and willing to help with your high school students regarding questions with classes, credits, scholarships and service opportunities. If you have questions or suggestions, Samantha can be reached at Samantha.email@example.com.
Debbi Swinford—Testing Coordinator. Debbi will be overseeing Standardized testing during the 2nd semester for 3rd-10th grades. Testing is not required, but will be offered for an additional fee. If you have questions concerning standardized testing, Debbi can be reached at Debbi.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to begin our first full school year at Chestnut Ridge Academy!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of us.
Chestnut Ridge Academy hosted a graduation ceremony on May 18 at Washington Street church of Christ for the Class of 2019. Graduates were joined by friends and family who celebrated this milestone with them.
Alumni Speaker was Gavin Williams, 2018 Homeschool graduate, Student speaker was Aaron Lyon and Keynote speaker was Andrew Lyon, Vice President of Chestnut Ridge and Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist with Stonebridge Family Counseling.
Attendees enjoyed special music by Gracey McKin, graduating senior, and a slide show depicting each of the graduates through their growing up years.
Students who walked in the ceremony were Ava Brittain, Aaron Lyon, Gracey McKin, Alex Trejo, Tiffany Williams, and Victoria Williams. Gracey McKin was the first to receive a diploma from Chestnut Ridge Academy.
A reception with light refreshments was served afterward.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Chestnut Ridge Academy hosted a Poetry Breakfast at Cornbread’s Kitchen in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 16. Homeschooled participants of all ages brought poems to share over breakfast and had a chance to author and illustrate an original cinquain poem. Patti Hunt, Homeschool Program Director at Chestnut Ridge, led the writing workshop. She said, “This is a great opportunity for kids to practice their public speaking skills in a fun and safe environment while exploring poetry as an art form.” Seventh grade student, Alden Golden read the poem “Mountains” by Lucy Larcom. While discussing the event afterward he said, "Besides the food, my favorite part was acting out my cinquain as I read it". His cinquain was titled, "Food". Emile Guillot, a 1st grade student, said he enjoyed illustrating his poem. Mrs. Hunt hopes this becomes an annual event for the homeschool community sponsored by Chestnut Ridge.
Chestnut Ridge Academy Board of Directors will host a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019. This ceremony is open to the community. Any high school senior who is graduating this year may walk in the ceremony. (Please let us know if you are interested in walking by April 3).
A small reception will follow.
For more information, contact us at ChestnutRidgeAcademy@gmail.com.
Discount schedule for 2019-20 registration fees for Chestnut Ridge's Homeschool Umbrella:
20% off expires March 31
15% off April 1 - April 30
10% off May 1-May 31
For an application, send an email to ChestnutRidgeAcademy@gmail.com