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Date

Friday, July 21, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:30am to 3:30pm

Address

Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Dr. Bill Thierfelder

Dr. Bill Thierfelder is currently President of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic Benedictine institution founded in 1876, located 10 miles west of Charlotte, NC. Prior to his appointment as President of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. Thierfelder successfully lead and transitioned fitness legend, York Barbell Company, from a manufacturer to a solutions-based partner providing sales, marketing, product development…

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Dr. William Fahey

Dr. William Fahey is the third president of Thomas More College and brings to the office a record of institutional building and broad scholarly accomplishments. Dr. Fahey earned an Honors A.B. from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) in Classics and History. Afterwards, Fahey pursued postgraduate studies in Ancient History…

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Mrs. Virginia Seuffert

Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators…

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Fr. Thomas Longua

Fr. Thomas Longua is the pastor of Mater Dei Latin Mass Parish in Irving Texas. Father is a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. He was a founding staff member of St. Gregory’s Academy in Elmhurst, PA, and chaplain there for six years. He earned his BA under Dr. Warren Carroll and has an MA from Catholic University of America.

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Fr. James Yamauchi

Father James Yamauchi is a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and serves as the parochial administrator of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Born in 1985, he is the oldest of six children and grew up in a military family, living in Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Germany, Mississippi, and moved to the Dallas area in 2001…

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Mrs. Amy Kalscheur

Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling…

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Belmont Abbey College

At Belmont Abbey, you will find a campus that is physically beautiful, an atmosphere that is friendly, and classes that will stimulate your mind, cultivate your spirit, and gladden your heart. At the Abbey, your classes will be small. Your professors will know you by name. You will get to know your classmates well and they will get to know you. You become part of the Catholic intellectual tradition that founded the world’s first universities and that continues to animate many of them today. You also partake of the Benedictine tradition of learning and holiness that has been a light to individuals and to nations for 1,500 years.

Catholic Heritage Curricula

CHC offers a solid, complete, family-friendly PreK-12 Catholic education with no tuition or enrollment fees. We believe that when solid academics are offered in a gentle, flexible manner, children will blossom spiritually, emotionally, and academically. We are here to aid and support families who wish to provide their children with an authentically Catholic education, with Heaven as the ultimate goal.

Catholic Schoolhouse

Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. Using the Catholic Schoolhouse materials or joining a local CSH chapter can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.

Catholic T-shirt Club

Catholic T-shirt Club provides Catholics with fun and inspirational surprise Catholic themed boxes monthly. The boxes contain t-shirts, sacramentals, holy cards, medals and more.

Discovery Toys

Educational and Developmental CD’s, toys, games and books for all ages. Birth to Adult. Lifetime warranty except CD’s and books have 39 days. Ask how you can save up to 50%.

EWTN Global Catholic Network

EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children’s animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.

Herald Entertainment

Herald Entertainment is an award-winning production house dedicated to wholesome entertainment by means of animation, documentaries, music and publishing. We provide content-rich, quality media for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages through the production of original material.

Holy Family Resources

We are a family owned and operated apostolate with over 20 years experience dedicated to education and evangelization, and known for our large selection of wholesome and orthodox books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the CLEARANCE TABLES and enjoy used curriculum books, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 60% off!!!

Holy Heroes

Holy Heroes provides materials and free online “Adventures” to help you bring “the joy of the Faith to your family.” You may have heard of their Glory Stories saint story audio CDs which have been broadcast on Catholic Radio or perhaps your family was one of the 40,000 families who participated in one of their free online “Adventures” – Advent Adventure or Lenten Adventure, or last year’s new “Spiritual Adoption – Prayer Adventure.”

Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections is a Catholic online curriculum provider, bringing the best Catholic instructors to you from around the world. Answering Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization, Homeschool Connections uses the latest technology to give you live, interactive classes; independent-learning classes; free webinars for Catholic parents; and the Catholic History Video Project.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.

Kolbe Academy

Kolbe Academy Homeschool provides curriculum and books that are CATHOLIC–loyal to the Magisterium, CLASSICAL in approach, IGNATIAN in method, and FLEXIBLE in practice.

MemWars

MemWars grew from a collaboration between Dr. Aaron Ralby of Linguisticator who developed the Macunx structure as an aid to memory and Dr. Will Bralick’s team at Paladin Logic who gamified the structure into MemWars. The two-fold purpose of the game is to learn many different sets of interesting facts and, by repeated use, to learn to use the Macunx as an aid to memory.

Northeast Catholic College

Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College seeks through the rigorous study and discussion of primary texts through its “Great Books” liberal arts program—and through its vibrantly Catholic student life, to call students to the lifelong pursuit of intellectual and moral virtue.

Our Lady of Victory School

Since 1977, OLVS has been providing Roman Catholic homeschooling curriculum and publishing our very own line of textbooks (LEPANTO PRESS). The curriculum (including daily lesson plans) used in our homeschooling program is well organized, doctrinally sound and very affordable.

Queen of Heaven Academy

Queen of Heaven Academy (QHA) offers an economical online curriculum that is faithful to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1995, Queen of Heaven Academy carries on the proven classical curriculum, 4 – 12th grade that has prepared students for acceptance in colleges across the nation and internationally. Homeschoolers, groups, co-ops, and schools all benefit from Queen of Heaven Academy’s Catholic curriculum that is conveniently scheduled across three different time zones. Queen of Heaven offers assistance for special needs students and makes the internet a safe place for students with our exclusive St. John’s SafetyNet program. Queen of Heaven Academy’s high school program is accredited through the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).

RightStart Mathematics

RightStart Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience. The program lessons guide the teacher day-by-day and year-by-year, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics while surpassing state standards.

Rolling Acres School

The curriculum provider for R.A.S. Online Academy and Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum. R.A.S. Online Academy (7th – 12th Grade) fosters Catholic identity through a liberal arts and great books inspired classical curriculum. Schola Rosa provides a robustly Catholic, classical curriculum for Pre K – 12th Grade at an affordable family rate.

Sacred Heart Books and Gifts

We are a family owned apostolate bookstore, dedicated to our Lord and Lady. We focus on serving the family by providing discounts on a majority of our products year round. We offer 1000’s of homeschool materials for all styles of learning along with with a vast array of Catholic books and gifts. We carry products that are used in various homeschool programs including Mother of Divine Grace School, Catholic Heritage Curricula, Memoria Press, Kolbe Academy, Mater Amabilis, Catholic Schoolhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and so much more!

See You in Heaven

See You In Heaven book, the life and writings of Rosie Gil. Includes her Phonics book, Advent customs book, and dvds.

Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).

Stella Maris Books

Teaching Textbooks

Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Thomas More College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college that combines intensive reading of the Great Books with lectures and seminar discussions placing those works in their historical, cultural, and theological context. Students are trained to see in the many facets of Beauty the single face of Truth.

University of Dallas

The University of Dallas is a private, Catholic liberal arts university dedicated to developing the whole person: mind, body, soul. UD offers students a rigorous and comprehensive Core curriculum, a solid foundation for spiritual growth, an opportunity to participate in our nationally recognized study-abroad Rome Program, and a lively campus community.

Usborne Books & More

Literacy is so very important and Usborne Books & More offers so many ways to make quality books available to children and their families. As the Usborne Books & More Mission Statement reflects, “The future of our world depends on the education of our children. We deliver educational excellence one book at a time. We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.” Usborne offers a wide selection of activity books, non-fiction and fiction books for every age, baby to teen! As a former public school teacher, and now a Catholic homeschool mom, the quality of Usborne books make them an integral part of my curriculum and read-aloud time! I am happy to help you find the perfect book for your reader!

Friday, July 21

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Home Organization

Amy Kalscheur

Amy will walk you through organizing your home by breaking it down to bit-sized pieces, laying out the 3 levels of a well organized and clean home and giving practical advice on how to accomplish each one. She will show you how she applies the thery of a well run home to her family, and after this talk, you will be able to find your mind as well as that math book. learner.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Called, Formed, Sent: Lessons in Discipleship

Fr. James Yamauchi

Fr. James, who was home-schooled for six years, discusses the essential pillars of being a disciple in the modern world and these elements can be woven into the home and educational life of families.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Why You Should Homeschool and Why You Must Persevere

Virginia Seuffert

Government schools are more troubled than ever before, frequently graduating students unprepared to assume their roles as the next generation of citizens. Veteran homeschooler Ginny Seuffert will explain why homeschooling may be the best answer.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

St. Thomas More: Model for Homeschooling Fathers

Dr. William Fahey

Many fathers today feel that the pressures of the modern world make it very difficult to participate in the education and formation of their children. This talk will explain how St. Thomas More offers an excellent model of a professionally engaged layman who created a rich household for his children—spiritually, academically, and culturally.

6:00pm – Day Ends

Saturday, July 22

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Overcoming the Hurdles of Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

Some of the toughest hurdles in homeschooling can be corrected with calm and confident parenting. This talk offers some insight into just what might be holding us back and how some easy, common sense adjustments will make all the difference.

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

Being Present: Creating the Best Homeschool Experience

Dr. Bill Thierfelder

Bring greater joy and success to your homeschool by living, loving, working, playing, and praying in the present moment. Find out why distractions and expectations often lead to discontent and poor performance and what you can do to overcome them. Learn the secret to peace and happiness that will double your talents as a teacher or student.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

From Homeschool Parent to Homeschool Teacher

Amy Kalscheur

Discover educational methods and applications of long-standing academic principles that can make a parent a better, goal-oriented teacher.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Family as a Reflection of God’s Love

Fr. Thomas Longua

The love in the family teaches children about God, and so also shows the parents what is expected of them. This talk will explain how the family can reflect God’s love for us, and can be a tool in teaching the love of God to our children – the one thing that matters most.

3:30pm – Conference Ends