About THESIS

  



T.H.E.S.I.S. Homeschool Group is a ministry of
70 Maranatha Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
304.363.8237


What does T.H.E.S.I.S. stand for?
Trinity Home Educators Supporting In Service

What is THESIS?
THESIS is a homeschool co-op: a group of homeschooling families who work together to provide group educational activities for our children. All parents involved in THESIS are required to serve in the group in some capacity (e.g., by teaching or assisting in a class or by volunteering at a special event). THESIS is a Christian group, and therefore seeks to uphold Christian faith and values. THESIS is open to all home educators interested in this distinct Christian emphasis.

What types of activities does THESIS offer?
Weekly Classes: THESIS holds weekly classes for children from PK-12th grades.  Classes are on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Trinity Assembly of God. Children are divided by grade level for (3) 40 minute classes. Parent volunteers teach the classes. Most grades have a gym and art class.
Special Events: THESIS hold several special events at Trinity throughout the year.  These events include a back-to-school celebration, Christmas party & Talent Show, and Science Fair among other great events.
Field Trips: THESIS also offers field trip opportunities throughout the year. Some are close by, such as NASA IV&V workshops, local banks, grocery stores, botanical gardens and such. We have also done trips further from home, such as visits to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Bird Aviary, and Washington DC. We aim to offer a variety of opportunities for various age groups.
Moms’ Support: An important goal of THESIS is to support and encourage Homeschool moms. This year that will be through MOMSPACE, a special place where moms may gather during THESIS classes for casual conversation to discuss topics of homeschool interest. This is a great opportunity for learning and fellowship!
Testing Service: THESIS also provides a testing service to assist families in complying with state-mandated annual assessments. The testing service is conducted in affiliation with CHEWV (Christian Home Educators of West Virginia); families must have membership in CHEWV, but not necessarily THESIS, to participate in testing.

What are the costs?
The annual family membership fee is $30. In addition, materials fees may be charged for the specific classes each child will attend. For example, art class materials fees are $15 per child.

What is required from me? 
We ask that you and your family commit to making THESIS a priority. We understand sickness happens and vacations/trips come up. However, we know a successful co-op is run by the consistent faithfulness of our wonderful volunteers. We do keep weekly attendance.  We also ask that you volunteer to either teach or assist in at least one of the weekly class periods. We do all we can to help provide the necessary tools and funds to make your class a success. In addition to weekly classes we do host multiple family friendly events during the year. We ask that you volunteer to help out with at least one of these events.

Who do I contact with questions?
THESIS is administered by the following volunteers. For more detail, please see the document entitled “THESIS Homeschool Co-Op: Administrators and Responsibilities”.
Trinity Liaison/THESIS Ministry Head: Liz DeRoos (liz.deroos@gmail.com) and Heather Sprenger (hdasprenger@gmail.com)
Membership & Treasury Secretary: Allison Horne (allison_horne@hotmail.com)
Information Secretary: Lorrie Young (youngrn4him@gmail.com)
Class Coordinator: Melissa Northey (melissa.s.northey@gmail.com)
Field Trip Coordinator: Karyn Burns (kaosx3@ma.rr.com)
Special Events Coordinator: Miranda Shields (sk8ingprincess2000@yahoo.com)

CHEWV Test Center Coordinator: Amy Watterson (mtnstatewellness@aol.com)