Stanley Institute: Homeschool Support Program

Greetings,

My name is Adelia Brown and in May this year I felt called by the Lord to start a program to serve families who were searching for a wholesome learning environment in which to teach their children in the ways of truth and righteousness, and so, Stanley Institute was born. In this email I will introduce who we are as an organization and what we are about. I invite you to prayerfully consider joining with us on this pioneering journey in some way and to share with others the work we are doing.

So who are we?

We are builders!  They, the Builders of the Nation is our anthem. We are all called to build stepping stones for future generations and construct new and firm foundations in our children’s hearts.

Our mission is to build a family centered, Christian community to educate the hearts and minds of our children. We strive to awaken within each individual their divine purpose and to equip them with the tools necessary to be builders for the Lord.

Why is it named Stanley Institute?

Grandpa R. T. Stanley, affectionately called ‘Poppy’, left a builder’s legacy for the Brown family of faith, family, and a lifelong pursuit of learning. In the 1940’s Poppy was detained from the front lines of WWII because of his expertise in manufacturing for the war effort. He later set up others in manufacturing and consulted many of them in their businesses. Along the way he married Emogene O’Connor and together they had four lovely daughters. Poppy adored his wife and children, and regularly gathered them along with their extended family for Sunday picnics and summers in Yosemite National Park, a tradition that the family still continues today. Poppy held to his Catholic faith, attended church regularly, and was a kind and charitable man who was loved and respected by many.

Who in your family has left a builder’s legacy for you?

Our Model

Stanley Institute is a family centered, Christian community that is:

  • Located in homes or churches to allow anyone, anywhere in the world to start a program in their neighborhood.

  • Intent on educating the heart as it’s primary, with the belief that the mind will follow. Aristotle taught, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We are most passionate about coming alongside parents to teach Godly character, leadership, and service through our Builders Challenge program. This is our core. We also support parents in teaching history, science, writing, grammar, and math. Parents are encouraged to purchase a math and reading program that best fits their child’s learning needs.

  • Engages the whole family in the love of learning and the joy of building faith, family, and community through a home centered, school supported curriculum allowing parents to learn alongside their children as their primary educator.

  • Maintains the parent as a child’s primary educator by meeting only twice a week so that the child has the greatest influence within the traditions of their own family.

  • Hosts social events to encourage camaraderie, celebrate the efforts and achievements of our children, and to just have fun together.

  • Employs timeless tools of good books, rich discussions, and the power of a notebook and pencil to learn any subject.

  • Ran by paid and volunteer mentors.

  • Teaches from a unified & wholesome curriculum that which is good, true, and beautiful. It is important to us that the curriculum is efficient, builds program by program, and can easily be replicated by other licensed communities.

Come build with us!

Please email me for more information about the program. For program specifics for each age group, tuition, materials needed, and the calendar. Stanley Institute provides education for K-12 in 4 different flexible age groups:

Foundations for ages 5-8
Explorers for ages 9-11
Challengers for ages 12-14
Scholars for ages 15-18
Open House-August 13th at 6:30pm at our homeschool location that is central to Prescott and PV (5 minutes from Costco). Come check out our host home for the year, meet teachers, and checkout some of the curriculum. Email me for the address. tjandadelia@gmail.com. We will hold other Open Houses throughout the year. Please email me if you are interested in attending a future Open House.

School Starts!- August 20th at 8:30am. We accept new students any time during the school year until our class sizes max out.

Class sizes range from 8-10 children. There is still some room in each program so please let me know if you plan to join us in this pioneering adventure! You can email me your registration at adelia@stanleyinst.org. You are welcome to call or text me with questions as well at 208.963.0107.

Last, but not least, thank you to all the families who have put so much time and effort into getting this program started! I am so grateful to you!

Sincerely,

Adelia Brown

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Music Memory Concert at YCPA

I’m inviting you to the annual Music Memory concert on Thursday February 21st at 11am at Yavapai College’s Performing Arts building.

This  year’s selection includes:

1. National Anthem 2.00

2. Rogue One: the Imperial Suite 2.31

3. Variations on a Shaker Theme 3.53

4. Dvorak, Cello Concerto – Adagio 14.32

5. Trumpeter’s Lullaby 3.00

6. On the Trail (Grand Canyon Suite) 7.29

7. Scarborough Fair 4.10 (glass vibraphone)

Show is approximately 39.00 minutes with a possible extra ending.

The cost is free but you do need to have seats reserved for you & your kids.

RSVP by: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 to Maggie Jones. Please note that other public schools and home school groups will be attending this concert. All RSVP’s will be put on my list in a first come, first serve order.

***Please limit your family to **** ONE ADULT **** attending the concert because of limited space.. No exceptions. The POPS group wants as many CHILDREN to be able to participate as possible. If you have adult family members who want to go – the POPS group usually performs the same exact concert to the public the Sunday before the Thursday that we go. That Sunday concert is NOT free.

***If you have a small child that can sit on your lap, let me know so that I do not include them in our total counts.

In your email, message or post to me please indicate the total number in your family that are going, e.g., 1 adult, 1 child on my lap and 2 kids, etc.

Cheers,

Maggie

MISTER JIM: Children’s Performer/Educator/Songwriter

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Dear Homeschool provider!
I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief. 
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am James Schattauer, better known as the children’s performer “Mister Jim.”
For over 3 decades, I’ve been helping educational professionals and parents, like yourself, enhance students’ motor skills, self-expression, confidence, play and engagement skills through music, while providing a fun, morale-boosting environment for all.
My wife and I just moved to beautiful Prescott, Arizona and we love it!  We are originally from the Midwest and Prescott feels like home.
Because I’m establishing myself in Arizona, I’m offering a FREE live mini concert as a way for you to get to know my profession as a songster for young children and families. It demonstrates how I use fun and uplifting music to engage, inspire and motivate people of all ages.
Here are a couple of videos on my Mister Jim YouTube channel so you can see for yourself how the music moves the kids.
The FREE live mini concert can be done at your home, potluck or gathering, any time at your convenience.  It will last approximately 20 minutes.
You can schedule your free live mini concert or find out more about my services in one of three ways: 
1. Contact me on my website: James Schattauer

2. Email me at: jamesfullheart@yahoo.com
3. Call or text at: 651-402-1288
When we connect, we can also discuss other music enrichment programming needs you might have, or some great musical options to offer at your location.
With Smiles,
Mister Jim
651-402-1288 (cell)

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P.S.  I can also be a regular monthly visitor, do annual full “Mister Jim” concerts, inservice for your site and conference keynotes.
But first, let’s get your FREE live mini concert scheduled so we can get to know each other!

Yavapai Music Scholarship

Yavapai College is offering scholarship auditions THIS WEEK for students in their musical programs. What does this have to do with homeschoolers? Well, high school students participating in Yavapai College musical programs can also apply. And that includes homeschoolers. But you’ll have to think quickly. Auditions are on:

April 5

3pm-5pm

Sign up for the auditions by following this link to the Yavapai College sign up form.

Also, you can click on the link below to see the flyer for more detailed information:

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Elaine James Voice Lessons

Singing at the Elaine James Voice Studio in NW Prescott.

It’s private voice lessons (9:00 am–1:00 pm for homeschool students ) in Mrs. James’ home. Lessons are for 16 weeks with a formal recital at the end of the semester.

Vocal styles taught: Broadway, classical/opera, jazz, pop, and country.

Mrs. James specializes helping those who want leads in shows/musicals, to earn vocal scholarships, and gets students “audition ready”.

Lessons are weekly at $25/half hour.

Call or email Elaine for availability: (928) 776-1796, elainedjames@yahoo.com

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Auditions

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Want to be a part of a theatre company that strives for excellence and professionalism?

A new Prescott Valley theatre company at Fusion of Movement is just what you’ve been looking for!

The new theatre group will focus on producing quality community theatre built on a strong foundation of Stanislavski Technique, Meisner Technique and Method acting. They are for strong, dedicated actors who are looking to expand their acting skills outside of their “comfort zone”.

Their debut play is the all time classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Audition dates (two options):
Oct 17th 6:30pm or Oct 18th 4:30pm

Performance Dates:
Dec 18th, 19th, 20th

Audition Location: Fusion of Movement – 6401 E 2nd St. Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

*Please call Fusion of Movement at 928-775-2520 to let them know you plan on auditioning. You can also pick up audition scripts at their studio in advance.

Western Heritage Keeper Scholarship

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The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation has offered an amazing scholarship opportunity for a select student who has a passion for preserving our western heritage. The scholarship is for $1000 for students ages 16-19 to use within 2 years as the student improves his/her artistic/musical/literary/crafting abilities. Applications are due Oct 22 and the scholarship will be awarded at their 2nd annual dinner on Nov 15. So if you are interested, get a move on it!!

For information regarding this very unique scholarship contact Dennis at info@prescottwesternheritage.org

Also, click here to find the letter to students who may wish to apply for the scholarship and for the scholarship application form.

In looking at the scholarship application, it looks like they will accept a variety of entrants, as long as your goal is to preserve western heritage. Art, painting, sculpture, music performance, writing music, photography, writing poetry, writing stories–fiction or non-fiction, videography, western heritage documentary, heritage crafts, leather tooling, trade skills.

Good luck! If one of the Hub readers gets this scholarship, please let us know by commenting or emailing me. That would be so cool!!