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    collects Jadite dishes, handmade jewelry and Elvis!
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  1. I'm sorry but I posted on your thread by accident. I was reading different messages and without realizing it, I posted my question on yours.! Sorry, my bad!!
  2. We are getting ready to make a hugh across country move. Currently, my boys attend a small Christian school here in Illinois but we are moving to a large public school in North Carolina. I homeschooled the boys thru 8th for my youngest and 9th for the oldest. When we entered this school, I simply took my list of textbooks and subjects to them, no problem. I didn't have anything formal that I submitted other than our yearly test scores. So, I contacted the school the other day and they told me if I give them the list of classes, etc that my oldest had for 9th grade that they would type a letter for us. My husband is concerned about this and is wondering if I should make my own transcript as well. I don't have a clue how to do a transcript. Any suggestions on a very simple form. I have read where some of you mention a transcript by subject...is that an easier more simplistic transcript? thanks for anyone....if I could hire this out, I would...I'm that bad at this kind of stuff!!!
  3. We have always homeschooled up until this last year...now that the boys have been in private Christian school, they do not want to go back to homeschooling for the rest of the high school years. Can you tell me high schools that you know of that are out in a rural area...they currently go to a school of approximately 125 students. We realize that this is probably not possible in a public school but we would love to move far enough outside of Raleigh that they could go to a smaller high school that would allow them to connect with kids their last years of high school. This move is killing my husband--he feels extremely guilty for moving the kids at this time. He and I have only been over about 4 times looking at houses( in fact, we have had two houses under contract which have fallen thru due to home inspections) but we are very discouraged due to house prices and lack of space compared to our home/acreage here in southern Illinois. I would appreciate any comments and advice. We are flying over again this week to meet with new realtors and start a search for schools and homes once again. His report date is June 4th and we don't know where to start our home search again.
  4. please give me your brother-in-law's name....our main concern is that we would like for the boys to go to a small school. We are now having second thoughts about Wake Christian. Our thoughts are that we might be able to find a house with more property and like we want in a smaller town out from Raleigh. My husband's new office is going to be located on Wesvill Court which I think is on the west side of Raleigh. He and I are considering him having a longer commute if we could find a small town with a good school out a ways...any thoughts? Please send me his realtor's site if he has one so I might be able to look at properties. thanks...
  5. Do you have any comments to offer on the Fuquay or Harnett Central...possibly schools around Jordan Lake....saw some homes on Realtor.com that we might be interested in that were located there. We have always homeschooled up until this year and the boys are currently at a small(approx. 125 total students)Christian school. We drive about 35-40 minutes to school now so we thought if we did find a home in a town further out that the boys might consider going to a public school...my problem is finding someone that might be able to offer any comments about those schools...good quality schools, positive atmosphere and teachers...etc.
  6. Cheryl, I see that you live in Cary so you should know the area and schools for sure...if we are considering looking PAST Wake County public schools and maybe even considering the boys not going to Wake Christian Academy, is there a particular town or county that you would recommend for public schools? We realize the size of the schools will be much larger than Wake Christian but if we could find a small town out about 30-40 minute commute for my husband, then we might consider a public school. My husband's new office I think will be on the west/southwest side of Raleigh...Wesvill Court is the street I believe.
  7. Jenn, What high school would the kids go to if we found a place in Willow Spring or even Angier? I am having second thoughts about Wake Christian and wondering if we should consider a public school if we should have to look further out. We currently have a 30-40 minute drive to school and my youngest son wants to have a shorter drive so he can be more involved. We have been told that the public schools in Wake County are sort of a nightmare but are do these towns have their own public schools? Would you recommend them? We are STILL waiting to hear if they will approve our request to stay here or if we have to move. The waiting is the hardest part right now.
  8. does anyone know about the high school that someone in Angier would attend? I think that it said the high school was Johnston county? Is it a good school? It is an area mentioned to us and there are couple of houses on realtor.com that I found that might be worth taking a look at if we should have to take the position. My husband did turn in his request to step back from the promotion but we haven't heard if it will be accepted. We have mixed feelings about the situation as there are trade offs to staying here in southern Illinois vs. moving east. We all love being that close to the beach, having nice shopping, fun activites(hockey games, mall, restaurants) butI cost of housing/property and school situation and being far from family are big issues.
  9. Jenn, my husband met a guy yesterday that mentioned Willow Springs. Unfortunately, this entire upcoming move/promotion has been such a strain on our family for right at a year in May. The branch of gov't he works in takes a long time to get things rolling with promotions and relocations. The process of it all has taken its toll on us all. If only we had been able to move last August before the kids started this school they are attending this year. He spoke to his supervisor yesterday morning and asked to stay here rather than put us through any more stress. The two districts are now in discussion as to whether it will happen. And to add stress upon stress, now after the boys told us they didn't want to move...they said maybe it is the right thing to move. They couldn't believe Dad called yesterday and asked to stay here. Honestly, we are all so confused but it is out of our hands now. We should know something this week and go from there. Thanks for the location suggestions. I'm making a list of them in case my husband has to go ahead with the job. We dropped our realtor we were working with and will find another that works more in that area. We have moved 6 times with my husband's work but never has it been so difficult. Teenagers, moving across country from aging parents, higher cost of living/housing/schooling/traffic...I just guess even though we like being close to a city that we are not a city people really.
  10. Several months ago, I posted that my husband accepted a position in Raleigh. The move is supposed to take place at the end of this school year for my children(9th and 10th graders) and myself. My husband will go over in early May. He and I have been over to Raleigh since January looking for houses and unfortunately, we haven't found anything like we are looking for in our price range. Our kids are not happy about moving at this point in their lives and leaving our house we have. We live on a 7 acre lake and have room to hit golf balls in front yard, play with our dogs and fish, ride our four wheelers around a bit etc. We have about 3 acres and live outside our small town of approx. 16,000. in southern Illinois We currently are considering Wake Christian Academy. They currently go to a small Christian school of about 125 total so we thought that school would be a good transition size. However, the realtor we are working with has said that we are not going to find a house like we are looking for with an acre or more lot close to school in the area. In fact, we found one house in Holly Springs(on a small lot but it backed up to woods) near a golf course(which is a plus for our boys) but the home inspection revealed too numerous of problems for us to pursue that home. We just visited over the weekend and showed the boys another home in West Oaks subdivision in Fuquay Varina but they- like my husband and I- don't really want to live in a subdivision. So, now we are considering looking outside of Wake Country and trying public schools...is there a good area on southwest/west or possibly northwest direction that offers a good public school that would be in a smaller town? We don't want to live in the city at all and my husband would be willing to drive 30 minutes or so in order to find a house/school that boys like? We are very discouraged at the thought of moving now as it is going to cost more to buy a home like ours there as well as the cost of school. My husband is seriously thinking of asking to back out of the job...but it may be too late. Can someone please offer some positive input on areas to look at for a rural home and good school options outside the Wake County?
  11. I'm sorry that I don't know her level/grade. When my kids were in elementary, we used "How to Read in 100 Easy Lessons", Wordly Wise and in Easy Grammar in upper elementary. I am thinking that she wants to go with more of a literature approach and not textbook/workbooks like they have in school.
  12. My husband's co-worker and his wife have recently began homeschooling their daughter. She is early elementary age. His wife is wanting me to recommend curriculum for learning English, reading comprehension through literature. She has her teaching degree and she substituted at the elementary school before she starting homeschooling. Her husband told me that she did not want to use "basal" readers...a term I don't know! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Well, my husband and I are extremely disappointed in the school. The principal never called us today regarding the matter...but he did leave us a message returning a phone call my husband had given his office secretary regarding tuition balance! My son said his day was uneventful as far as the "bullies"...he said he tried to fly under the radar. We discussed going back to homeschooling and he said that he wants to try being more outspoken and standing up for himself but he is not sure how. A friend told him that the boys would stop calling him "gay" IF he showed more interest in the girls but he said since he has never had a girlfriend he just gets really nervous when he is around the girls. Two of the really popular girls "seem" to be friendly with him but they told him this past week that he is "socially awkward." I want to encourage to stay IF he wants to give it a try. thanks so much for encouragement.
  14. We have a call in to the principal...my husband talked with the director of advancement at the school and he said the principal would be calling us so we are waiting. He was appalled at what my husband told him.
  15. My kids do not want us to go to the school grounds to speak with the principal as they are afraid it will cause even more focus on my son so we are going to deal with by phonecalls. Would any of you be able to recommend a good book that my family can read regarding bullying? We are considering seeking a counselor of some sort but we live in a small town and we will probably have to go to Belleville, IL which is the closest town of any size(about an hour away). Also my husband did hear from one of the adminstrators at the school this morning regarding one of the boys...he is a transfer student that they have had previous issues with and just last night he made derogatory and inappropriate comments to an opposing basketball team's cheerleaders and the principal is having a meeting with the student about that event.
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