Hello everyone, it’s that time again.  We are about to have our ICE CREAM SOCIAL and we will be collecting dues at that event.  We are asking all of our current and future CHENM Members to please go to our MEMBERSHIP PAGE and complete our new forms.  We are creating a new and current database for CHENM and your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  It only takes a second and when you finish, you will be redirected (I hope) to our new CHENM DUES Page where I hope you will  consider a “Subscription” to CHENM.  That way, your credit card will be billed once a year on your anniversary date and you will not have to worry about getting kicked off the Facebook page or having Board Members bothering you in the future!  It is too easy.  When you get to the Membership Table at the ICE CREAM SOCIAL tell them “We are good to go!”  However, if you still want to mail that check, you go right ahead; instructions are included or bring it to us at the ICS. :)  Thanks, CHENM Board

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL UPDATE!!! August 18th, 6-8 at Harrisburg Baptist Church


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Hello everyone, we will be having our first New Member meeting August 11th, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. at the Law Office of Kelly L. Mims, 320 North Green St. Tupelo, MS.  If you have recently completed the online form and paid your dues for a temporary CHENM membership and are in need of the New Member meeting to finalize your membership, please send an email to schedule your appointment with the CHENM Board.  BTW, don’t forget to tell your friends about CHENM and subscribe to our blog(at bottom of homepage) at


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High School English Class

LAST CHANCE:  Roan Johnson will be teaching a high school (grades 10-12) English class in her home for the 2015-2016 school year. This will be a weekly class meeting on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 PM in her home. The class will begin on August 5, and it will meet for 32 weeks. There will be various breaks throughout the school year, and the class will conclude on May 11. The cost of the class is $50 for each 4 week session, for a total of $400 for the entire school year. 
This English class will cover both literature and composition. The literature component will consist of reading, analyzing, and discussing seven American or classic novels. The composition component will include a review of basic essay writing and instruction in literary analysis, book critiques, and writing a research paper.
The students will earn one high school credit for English upon successful completion of this class. 
Students will need to purchase their own copies of the required novels. All other handouts and a syllabus will be provided.
This class size will be limited to seven students. Please contact Roan Johnson at for more information.

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Congratulations Class of 2015!!!

17348041392_8897246766_zWe are so excited that our class of 2015 has graduated!!! We at CHENM want to extend a special thanks to all the moms, committee members, volunteers and staff that worked so hard to make all of this happen. This really was a fantastic and world class event for our homeschool community and we are so proud of the accomplishments of our seniors. Special thanks to Dr. Joe Johnsey for his commencement speech and to Michelle Barnes and Roan Johnson for their leadership.(and many others) We want to thank Harrisburg Baptist Church for allowing us this wonderful venue. Also, thanks to Mark Stevens for his wonder full pictures. Don’t forget to check them out at CHENM 2015 Photos17162426968_1604f760b6_z
The “Yes Maam Trio”
Our Kindergarten Graduates
Our 8th Grade Graduates
We filled up Harrisburg!!

Dr. Joseph Johnsey, Key Note Speaker

The Reception

The 2015 CHENM Board

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Graduation Update

From Michelle Barnes via Facebook

Hi all!! Just a few friendly reminders about graduation!

We hope that many CHENM. Families will come out and support our graduates Friday at 7pm at Harrisburg Baptist Church..even if you do not have a child graduating please join us!

We do ask that young children be supervised at all times, while at Harrisburg. It is such a privilege to be able to use this location each year. We want to make sure we represent chenm well. Church staff have brought to our attention that in the past there have been children running all over the church and that food was found in the bathrooms and ground into floors. We want to be respectful of the church’s facility and we definitely want to be allowed to use it in the future. Please help us make it a great night by watching your children, especially during the reception and by keeping all food in the banquet hall. Thank you!!

Rehearsal at 6 tonight for all kindergarten, 8th and seniors. Seniors can come today at 4 to set up displays or during the day tomorrow…all displays must be set up by 5pm tomorrow.
Remember that Friday night, seniors are to be there no later than 5:00, 8th graders no later than 5:30 and kindergartners no later than 6.

Thank you so much to all our volunteers who are working to make this a great event and congratulations to the class of 2015!!

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CHENM Graduation Update!

From Michelle Barnes

CHENM graduation is around the corner!!! This is such a great event put on by our group each year. I would encourage everyone to come out and attend even if you don’t have a student participating in the program.
Please read the following information if you have a kindergartner, 8th grader or senior. You can also refer to for more graduation info.

Rehearsal will be Thursday, April 30th at 6pm at Harrisburg Baptist. All participating k, 8th and seniors need to attend.
I am still waiting to find out how early seniors can arrive to set up their displays. I will post that info as soon as I have it. Each senior will have half of a 6 foot table to use. They will be covered with black tablecloths provided by the church.

Seniors need to also remember to bring a footed cake stand and a framed 5×7 senior photo to rehearsal for the reception tables. These can be brought into the reception hall. Please label the bottom of your cake plate.

Graduation will be at 7:00pm, Friday, May 1st.

Mark Stevens will be taking group and individual pictures before the ceremony. We are asking that seniors arrive at 5pm for pictures, 8th graders arrive at 5:30 and kindergartners arrive at 6:00. Please arrive at your scheduled time to make it easy for Mark to get pictures of each group and the individual students in a timely fashion. Even if you do not plan on getting pictures from Mark, please plan to have your student present at the above times for the group photographs.

Senior families will have one row reserved near the front of the church, noted with each family name. We realize some families will only have two guests and some will have twenty. However, to be fair to all, only one row is reserved for each senior. All other seating is on a first come basis. Please tell your family and friends to arrive early.

8th graders will serve as greeters and hand out programs. Please have them meet at the back of the sanctuary at 6:30 Friday night.

Seniors need to also make sure Shanda Martin has received their pictures for the senior slide show.

Reminder that the senior contact person is Roan Simmons Johnson, 8th grade contact is Renee McGill and kindergarten contact is Alana Lentz. For all other graduation questions please comment here or private message me.

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CHENM Graduation Information

CHENM 2015 Graduation
Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm
At Harrisburg Baptist Church

We are still in need of volunteers for the following areas:
Someone to purchase or print/fill out achievement awards.

Someone to compile/type/print and fold programs.

Several volunteers to help with clean up after graduation.

If you can help in any of these areas, please contact Michelle Barnes at
as soon as possible.

ATTENTION all parents of graduating SENIORS, 8th GRADERS and KINDERGARTENERS please read through the following important information:

For graduating seniors:
Roan Johnson is the Senior class coordinator. If you have a graduating senior, please check with Roan at: to make sure you are aware of all the appropriate deadlines for yearbook, senior summary, etc.
Exceptions will not be made if items are not turned in on or before the specified dates.

Shanda Martin will be doing the slideshow and will need 8-10 pictures from each senior no later than April 1st. As stated above, no photos will be accepted after this date. Please email pictures to her at she can also accept photos on CD or a jump drive, however she is unable to accept printed photos.

If any senior would like to speak at graduation, they should prepare a 3-5 minute speech and submit it to the CHENM board by April 1st for review. Two speeches will be selected for presentation at the ceremony. Please email speeches to:

Each senior will be given a half table at Harrisburg to display a senior board (typically a decorated tri fold board), personal memorabilia from their school years like photos, awards, medals and other items. These tables/boards are always a highlight of graduation and seniors are encouraged to be creative and make them as personal as they would like.

For parents of 8th graders:
The 8th grade students will be recognized during the ceremony and will be given certificates of completion for the 8th grade. Renee McGill is the coordinator for 8th grade. If you did not sign up for 8th grade graduation at the ice cream social, please contact Renee as soon as possible. Renee will need both the student’s name and parent’s names for certificates and graduation program. Please submit these to her at:
by April 1st. 8th graders will also be asked to serve as greeters and hand out programs at graduation.

For parents of Kindergartners:
the deadline to sign up for kindergarten graduation is March 1. and in addition to your child’s name and parents names, the K coordinator also needs a parent phone number for each child.

If you would like your child to receive an achievement award at this year’s graduation, please send your child’s name and the award you would like him/her to receive to Kim Haney no later than April 1st. Kim’s email is:
Awards can be for completing a grade, for excellence in a specific academic area, for demonstrating a specific skill or character trait. Feel free to be creative with your choice of awards for your children. Children will not be given their awards during the actual graduation ceremony, however their names and award will be listed in the graduation program.

For any other questions concerning graduation, please contact Michelle Barnes at

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Father-Daughter Banquet Date Change February 19th

Father-Daughter Banquet Update(DATE CHANGE FEB 19th)

DATE CHANGE:  FEBRUARY 19th, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 at Hope Church.

Due to the Parkgate Center’s Evening with Dr. Ben Carson, we are rescheduling our Father Daughter Banquet to Thursday February 19th so more of our fathers can attend both events.  All other remains the same.  Please let Shanon( or 662-372-1264) know by February 10th if you are attending.  Thanks, Kelly


Hello everyone. First, let me apologize for the lengthy email.

We are working very hard to get the Father/Daughter Banquet plans finalized. So far, we are scheduled for February 17, 2015, (FEBRUARY 19th) from 6:30 until 8:30 at Hope Church. The banquet will be potluck with bread and drinks provided. I would appreciate knowing what food item each family is planning to send just to make sure all the bases are covered.

TO REGISTER your fathers and daughters we need the NAMES AND AGES OF ALL DAUGHTERS and the NUMBER OF ADULTS from your family that will attend. For any SENIOR DAUGHTERS please include her father’s name and any special verse or memory that can be shared at the event as we plan to specially honor our seniors and their fathers.

And finally, I do need a little help with a few things.

1. Door prizes or leads on contacts for door prizes.
2. Several helpers to decorate the day of the Banquet.
3. One additional volunteer to sign in guests.
4. One additional volunteer to monitor the buffet.
5. A few more people to help with cleanup.

All responses should be addressed to me at or 662-372-1264.

Thank you all,
Shanon Christopher Hyatt


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Delinquent CHENM Dues


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Hello everyone, as promised, the Board has scrubbed the membership rolls and have produced a list of families that have not paid their 2014-2015 CHENM Dues.  So, in the next couple of weeks expect contact, via email, from a Board Member reminding you of your dues.  Please let us know if we have made a mistake, if you just forgot and are sending them now, or if you need help and may qualify for a scholarship.  We want to keep you in the group!  If you are in this Facebook group and have not paid your dues, you will be removed at the end of the month.   If you are unsure, please contact Kim Killough on Facebook or at her email, to check your status.  Hopefully, we will be up and running with our yearly bank draft soon. Thanks, Kelly

To pay your delinquent dues now, please mail a check for $30 to CHENM at PO BOX 3441, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Reminder 2015-2016 dues will be assessed on August 1st, 2015.  Also remember that dues are not collected in senior packages, sports fees or yearbooks fees.  These payments are always mailed in or collected at a new member meeting or the Ice Cream Social.

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