Thursday, July 9, 2009

Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

September 16 & 18, 2009

Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC

"Faith, Fellowship and Friends"

Please join us for our fall Homeschool Days. This event will focus on the faith and fellowship of the Moravians in Salem and how they worked together to establish a thriving community in the Backcountry of North Carolina.

Daily Activities:

Fire Drills - join in on the fun and learn how to fight fires the 19th century way!

Vierling House and Apothecary - hear how the doctor took care of the many visitors that came to Salem. Make a hand-sewn autograph book on the back porch.

Vierling Barn - learn to write a Bible verse with a quill pen.

Enjoy popular 19th c. children's games on the square.

Learn about the preparations for a Moravian Lovefeast for special Choir festivals, even sample a Lovefeast bun!

Sing with the Singing Sisters in the Saal and hear the beautiful pipe organ.

Paint a German Fraktur bookplate.

Learn to play a Cherokee Bean Game.

See quilting in progress at the Vogler House.

Puppet Shows for our younger visitors.

Learn about Salem while viewing "Salem Day" in the Gray Auditorium.

More activities and demonstrations throughout the day

Please call Sales Reservations at 1-800-441-5305 to make reservations.

Discounted Homeschool Ticket prices are $8.00 per child/adult with advance reservations and prepayment. Registration and payment must be made in advance for the discounted rate.

Reservations and payment can be made from July 6 until September 4, 2009.

Sorry, no refunds.

If space is available tickets may be purchased the day of the event at full admission price. Tickets sold on event day only at the Old Salem Visitor Center.

Reservations will be on a first come basis. Please phone in early as our spaces for this event fill quickly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Graduates Video

The video is available HERE.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2009 State Convention at USC Sumter

2009 State Convention at USC Sumter

"Weathering the Storm: Staying the Course Through the Tough Times"
Key Note Speaker: Jeff Meyers
Featured Speaker: Carol Barnier
June 19-20, 2009
~Children's Program~
~Teen Conference~
~College Fair~
~Vendors, Workshops, Food~
~Something for the entire Family~

Registration is open now!
For more details visit

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Message from our Executive Director

Greetings PHA member!

Palmetto Homeschool Association is making some exciting changes! I have retired as executive director as of March 1 and the executive director position will be handled by Mrs. Dee Hollinger.

Dee has homeschooled under Palmetto Homeschool Association for many years. She and her husband, Sam, live in Fort Mill.

Dee has been training with me since the beginning of January and will do an excellent job. Lindsey Catha, our assistant director will still continue to work beside Dee as she has with me the past several years.

PHA had also added a transcript director This position will be directed by Julie Brashear. She will handle both the transcript and diploma programs for PHA. She and her husband, Richard, have homeschooled for many years as well. The Brashear family lives in Rock Hill. Julie has already begun working on the transcripts for PHA and is doing a great job.

The PHA offices have relocated to a beautiful office complex directly across from York Technical College in Rock Hill. The new address and phone number for Palmetto Homeschool Association are:

Palmetto Homeschool Association, Inc.
Business Technology Center
BTC 568, Suite 209
454 S. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone #: 803-327-2344

For your convenience, PHA is maintaining its Lancaster PO box address until July 1. But both addresses receive mail. Please take note of our new phone number. In a few days, our Lancaster phone number will give a recording of the new phone number. PHA's email addresses and website will remain the same.

Each year, PHA continues to grow, remain strong and well respected. I have very much enjoyed my position at PHA and will miss talking and working with its many wonderful families.

I wish you all the very best as you continue your homeschooling journey as members of PHA!

Very sincerely,
Merritt Morris

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SCHEA Action Update

SCHEA Action Update:
Are your parental rights really in danger now? just released a new article "Child Rights or Blow to Parents?" on its home page. The article titled "Boxer Seeks to Ratify UN Treaty That May Erode US Rights" covers the issue of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its inherent danger to parents' rights to make every-day decisions in raising their children and the danger to national sovereignty when we hand over to foreign committees the power to tell Americans how to raise their children.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is being pushed for ratification soon. The solution to this threat is a parental rights constitutional amendment, making parental rights a fundamental right on par with freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom to assemble. Fundamental rights can not be overridden by the UN Convention.
If you are concerned about this issue, go to, sign the petition, and become a 10-and-2 rep. This is the most important action you can take now - numbers count and our representatives are watching the number who are signing petitions. You can also help get word out about this issue by emailing Glenn Beck, and, to encourage him to feature Mike Farris and this issue on an upcoming show. This will help get word to hundreds of thousands of people who might not even know that their parental rights are in danger. If you want more information, contact

Friday, February 20, 2009

Passing Information Along

The South Carolina Writers' Workshop is now accepting submissions for the 2009 High School Junior and Senior Writing Competition.

Any Junior or Senior currently attending any South Carolina public, private or homeschool is eligible. There is no entry fee but cash prizes will be awarded in three categories. The deadline is March 1, 2009.

For further details and to download appropriate forms, go the South Carolina Writers' Workshop website at

Saturday, January 10, 2009

PHA...keeping it simple is our goal!

Your Mid Year Checklist is due by January 15th.
An extra copy of the checklist can be 
found in yourPHA handbook.