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Introduction to Speech Communications Class

This 10 week class will provide middle school and high school students with a weekly opportunity to develop their communication skills and their confidence as public speakers. Content will include: effective speech writing, delivery skills, interpretive speaking/ storytelling, the importance of professional appearance, and how to prepare for and confidently survive college and employment interviews.

Class Location: Colonial Baptist Church (Room TBA)
Start Date: August  5th
Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Homework will be assigned weekly and may include: reading, practicing, writing, preparing for and/ or critiquing class presentations.

Cost: $100.00

About the instructor: For the past 10 years Sue Gray has coached and encouraged students to develop their communication skills through participation in competitive forensics.  She has coached numerous students who have earned scholarships and awards at the state, regional and national level. Sue has a Master’s degree in education and a coaching degree of Outstanding Distinction with the National Speech and Debate Association. Sue is a “retired” home school mom.

For more information or to register for these classes please email or call (919)322-1594.

Tennis Camps

Tennis professional and homeschool mom Kirstie Marx is offering a camp this summer. Read the information provided below and contact Kirstie to register or with questions.  Scott Wylie

Tennis Camp in June

I am a tennis pro at Kildaire Farms Racket Club and a homeschool mum. I have taught tennis for over 24 years and have held tennis clinics in Cary for 15 years. I am certified at the professional level.

The club offers several camps during the summer but this one is specifically for homeschoole families and my coaches have all been homeschooled. Below is all the info on the camp. If you have any more questions please e-mail me at or you can call me at 919-215-9622.

  • When: June 4-8th
  • Where: Kildaire Farms Racket and swim club in Cary. Near the intersection of Kildaire Farms and Cary Parkway. Minutes from Raleigh and Apex, Holly Springs.
  • TIme: 9-12
  • Cost:$150 (I have not raised my fees in over 7 years)
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Ratio: 1:6
  • Sign up: e-mail me to register

During the week we will cover all the strokes of tennis, go over rules and regulations, spend a few minutes in the pool to cool off and on Friday we will have a tennis tournament. We talk a lot about sportsmanship, tennis etiquette and how to grow as a player.

I offer clinics throughout the year but my favorite is the camps. I love being able to see how much the kids improve over the course of the week as they are playing so many hours of tennis. We have indoor racket ball courts so even if it rains we will play tennis.

I look forward to seeing you on the tennis courts.


Introduction to Social Media Class

Malise Terrell is offering a course called Introduction to Ethical Professional Social Media for Youth including High School and College Prep. It is targeted for beginners and early users online so that they learn the best practices. We will introduce major social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest establishing accounts with assignments in appropriate usage. Final Class will include a Live TweetUp gathering to utilize skills learned.

This is a six week course, meeting on Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm beginning on September 20 and ending on October 25. The course costs $75.

Information and Registration

Contact Malise at

Member to offer Lego Mindstorm Camp

Your child will learn the basics and in-depth structures of an extraordinary LEGO Mindstorm Robot, while incorporating team work ethics into their daily lives. They will also experience the competitive side of robotics and have a mini tournament, modeled after First Lego League.
Half-Day Beginner Camp: Ages (8-12):
  • June 4-8        9am-12pm
  •  June 11-15   1pm-4p

Half-Day Intermediate Camp: Ages (8-12):

  •  June 4-8        1pm-4pm
  • June 11-15   9am-12pm

Cost:       $149 by May 15th or $199

Location: 270-104 Cornerstone Drive, Cary NC 27519 – Near Davis Dr. & High House

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Instructor: John Paul Baric, 2010 First Lego League Robotics State Champion team member and 2011 State Award winning team member in Robotic Design.

“I enjoyed watching the excitement on the final day, as the kids waited with anticipation to see if their Robotics car would successfully go through the course. The teams enthusiasm also impressed me and how they learned by working together to be successful.”  Mrs. Cotton, mother of 2011 camper.